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  1. Rob

    Vixen GP-DX clamp upgrade

    What a setup!.. very nice Stu. The GPDX is a fantastic mount, and quite rare now. The upgrade makes the mount even more desirable even against new models in the market place. Super OTA also.. looking forward to your reports Rob
  2. As always funds become tight. Astro sales to follow (don't you just hate cars when they go horribly wrong!). So I'm venturing into vintage lens astro imaging!. feels like a fun journey currently.. not looking for Hubble results here, just an alternative style of imaging. Anyhow grabbed two bargain lens's. Takumar 70-150mm Zoom & Dianon 200mm f4.5 Zoom with 2 x Tele converter. So lets see where this goes!

    Also great fun sharing info & chatting with Charl (xteemchaos) another vintage lens user in our SGL family.


  3. Rob

    An early Leo Triplet - CCD + DSLR

    Very nice indeed. I just love the Leo triplet!
  4. I had one of these black tube - starbright versions. Lovely scope, should never had sold on!. Add a feather touch 1:10 focus knob and its a dream. Good Luck!
  5. Rob

    Vixen GP and Wooden Tripod

    Yes the tripod will mate with EQ3-2/5. The Vixen GP is an awesome mount to be fair. Also an EQ5 polar scope can/will fit I understand
  6. The zip has now fully broken on my soft case that holds/carries my ED70. I'm now looking to replace the case with either a flight style, or soft padded case. Do you know the best place to source this?. I have tried Ebay, but that seems to be useless. Any help, ideas or direction pointing would be great.. thanks Rob
  7. Thanks for this. It will be a nice Birthday treat for me. fingers crossed on the weather! Rob
  8. This item is still for sale. £20 will included 2nd Class recorded Delivery. Thanks
  9. After a little more googling it appears another has been using the https://www.altairastro.com/lightwave-1.0x-field-flattener-for-f5.5-to-f6.25-refractors.html As I'm going to be DSLR only I think this might be the one I'm going for. The EOS mating ring also provides the 10mm spacing of the 55mm required. So should be plug n play!
  10. Now £60 inc Recorded delivery
  11. Is this a better option to guarantee focus racking / spacing? https://www.altairastro.com/lightwave-1.0x-variable-field-flattener.html
  12. Thanks Guys, I'm taken with just the Flattener because I want to experiment with alternative imaging, and keep the scope at F6. It was just worried about bringing to focus with the DSLR in/out. I'm hoping this should not change the racking too much?.
  13. Rob

    Testing a simple AR 152

    Yes please!. I'm wondering if I could use a similar combo in my AR 127L to tame the (limited) CA?. Rob

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