Thread: my EQ5
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Old 16-02-2020, 02:26 PM
JohnF (John)
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Location: Nimbin NSW Australia
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Hitchhiked down to Melbourne in order to pick this EQ6 mount up [was advertised on Gumtree and he said it is too heavy to post], and then hitchhiked home to far north NSW with it on a trolley Left Sunday night around 8.00 in order to hitchhike down to Melbourne, starting from the BP Truck stop at Chindera, and got back home at 3.00 pm Friday, having hitchhiked in the rain [hitchhiked from near overpass which would have provided a roof over my head if it had rained while chasing that lift, and from truck stops, and from a Rest Area with toilets & picnic shelters, etc., hence kept almost dry.]

This EQ6 has some non-fitted new or used gears [these look new], roughly 3 inches in diameter with large hole in the middle of its ring with it, plus has an optical encoder, with a geared wheel in that encoder in it. So it may have been upgraded, or else these bits may have been to do a future upgrade.

Man who sold it had purchased it second hand, but never purchased the telescope for it, so never has used this mount.
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