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  1. Hi Mark, thanks for that, I have just bought one of these so will find someone to make me an adapter or I can have a go on my Dad's lathe, do you know off hand the thread diameter? I will search out a suitable bit of Ali metal. Thanks Simon
  2. Hello Was the military EP easy to adapt for use in a focuser? is it being used in a 1 1/4" unit Thanks Simon
  3. I am looking for a TeleVue – 2.5x Powermate 1.25" of Japanese manufacture, the optics must be in very good condition. The odd mark on the body is not an issue. Please reply / post if you have one you might be prepared to sell. Many Thanks Simon
  4. Maybe this would work out? I may get one of these so that I can use my old 1100/10.5 MTO Lens? https://www.teleskop-express.de/shop/product_info.php/language/en/info/p1752_Adaptor-from-M42x1-to-T2-and-to-1-25--with-compression-ring.html
  5. Hi Would like the Dovetail if it is still available? Thanks Simon
  6. Sold the Meade OTA so just looking for the above, a Sky-Watcher Startravel 150mm Refractor OTA or similar 150mm / 6" F5 OTA must have tube rings & dovetale.
  7. I am looking for casual observation a Sky-Watcher Startravel 150mm Refractor OTA or similar 150mm / 6" F5 OTA must have tube rings & dovetale. I have, if you are interested in a trade a Meade 6" LXD75 F8 Refractor OTA with finder & tube rings. I can collect if reasonably local to Lowestoft. Thanks, Simon
  8. Yes looking at the available illuminated field which is governed by the size (diameter) of the exit point of the scope I will be using EPs with a field stop no larger that that. I only want to upgrade the focusing regime so that I can negate the effects of mirror shift. Mine will be very similar to that pictured in post #9 What eyepieces will I be using? Medium to high powers; as a double Star observer employing probably my Zeiss Jenas Claves and Baader Orthos maybe the odd TMB Mono on that special night.
  9. Excellent thanks for that and the links, I will hunt one of those adapters down first Simon
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