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faulksy

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  1. 2 sleeps left :headbang:

    1. mapstar

      mapstar

      How excited lol. Clear night up here last night turned in at midnight as it went milky. HH and Uranus 

  2. 4 days left untill the dob mob head for skye for 7 days :icon_biggrin:

    should have some mega reports and pics

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    2. faulksy

      faulksy

      thanks Iain and Alan :icon_biggrin:

    3. Pig

      Pig

      I am sure you guys will have a great time ?

    4. orion25

      orion25

      Can't wait to hear your report and see the pics!

  3. can you believe it, 1 year ago today i collected my 20" mirror. that time past quickly :eek:

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    2. mapstar

      mapstar

      Bet it got some use last night Mike. Crystal clear here all night and looks like I missed a good night:confused3:

    3. faulksy

      faulksy

      it sure did damo :headbang:

    4. Pig

      Pig

      That really has flown by Mike ?

  4. i now have 2 hrs of astro darkness :headbang:

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    2. jetstream

      jetstream

      Reports Mike, we need reports!:thumbsup:

    3. mapstar

      mapstar

      Shame about all this cloud and rain buddy! Hoping it gets it all out of the way now for a crystal clear winter :grin:

    4. faulksy

      faulksy

      it will damian. its going to be a great year for the dobmob :headbang:

  5. howie glatter laser has landed  :headbang:

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    2. alanjgreen

      alanjgreen

      you have to remove the 1mm adjuster otherwise the glatter can hit the glass of the paracorr if it is in position "A"

    3. faulksy

      faulksy

      hi alan. i use sips, but apparently it can hit that too. didn't get the tublug as you can see the laser hit the end of the coma corrector at the uta end. do you use the tublug ?

      cheers alan

    4. alanjgreen

      alanjgreen

      yes, i use the tublug. it makes adjusting the primary easy as you can see the reflection in the display on the tublug. only downside is that once you get the paracorr + the tublug + glatter laser all in the focuser then it sits out a long way and gravity could pull it down?? if you have a quality focuser then that should be okay.

      the other thing I did was to measure how far the focuser travel is out when I am "in focus" with my most used eyepiece. then i use this focuser drawtube postion as the start position for collimation rather than having the focuser racked all the way in. You should try both ways and see which gives best results.

      I found that having the focuser in the most used postion and collimation from that point meant that I got better stars.

      Alan

  6. 2 days left untill the dobmob meet up at mag 22 skys :headbang:

    plenty of pics will follow

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    2. Pig

      Pig

      Of course I would love to but I'm a bit full on atm :happy8:

    3. faulksy

      faulksy

      next time then shaun, you can bring your finder :evil6:

    4. Pig

      Pig

      Yes... I will put an red laser inside it so I can compete with the super RDF's :happy8:

  7. merry christmas to all my friends at sgl, and thanks to the mods/admin and FLO for keeping it a safe place. all the best for 2017

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    2. Scooot

      Scooot

      Merry Christmas to you too Mike. :) 

    3. Lockie

      Lockie

      Well said, merry Christmas guys :)

    4. Paz

      Paz

      Happy Christmas Mike :)

  8. pentax xw 10mm incoming from the great steve at FLO :headbang:

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    2. swamp thing

      swamp thing

      ^^^^ More Stoke rhyming slang? :D 

    3. mapstar

      mapstar

      Thought you'd like that one Steve :grin:

    4. jetstream

      jetstream

      Congrats Mike!

  9. 1 sleep left untill the dob mob go to the isle of skye :icon_biggrin:

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    2. scarp15

      scarp15

      Have a good one, temperature has plunged here and will be several degrees cooler up there, so looking good.

    3. swamp thing

      swamp thing

      Lol at Damien :D  

    4. faulksy

      faulksy

      thanks iain, should be breath taking up there :icon_biggrin:

  10. hope to get proper first light tonight.

    like everyone is saying, given clear skys all day and night, its beautiful now !

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    2. faulksy

      faulksy

      back in work sunday :BangHead:

    3. scarp15

      scarp15

      Right not so good then unless (assuming its clear) you can manage an early doors session from your back garden (but then there are those fireworks etc etc).  Anyhow looking forward to reports and pics on the forthcoming Skye adventure, a full week,

    4. faulksy

      faulksy

      yes a full week. 26th we go sat - sat. cant wait :headbang:

  11. just bagged my first dso with the 20", had to be the ring :icon_biggrin:

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    2. nightfisher

      nightfisher

      how did it look, should be fantastic

    3. orion25

      orion25

      It must be good and bright with that 20" :) 

    4. faulksy

      faulksy

      jules it looked almost as good as my 14" 00. which is good, but it was a lot bigger even in the 21 ethos, so it should be good in the 8 or the 5mm pentax

  12. mirror is fitted :icon_biggrin: and cell is perfect

    1. jabeoo1

      jabeoo1

      Nice.  I am glad its finally in its place :)

    2. orion25

      orion25

      Wonderful! Can't wait to hear your observing reports

  13. mirror is ready to collect :icon_biggrin:

    1. Scooot

      Scooot

      Excellent :)

    2. faulksy
    3. orion25

      orion25

      Great! Keep us posted :) 

       

  14. hope to be collecting my 20" mirror set at 10 o,clock ish today 30/8/16

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    2. faulksy

      faulksy

      thank you stu, just hope it happens, they did promise but how many times have they done that :happy10:

    3. orion25

      orion25

      Wow! That's a big mirror! 

    4. JRM

      JRM

      about time eh,the wait has been hard for us, can only guess what it feels like for you to finally

      get your hand on the prize, can not wait till first light report my friend.

       

  15. astro systems spider and secondary holder with dew guard should be with me tomorrow :happy11: pics soon of the 20" build

    1. jetstream
    2. mapstar

      mapstar

      Looking forward to it :grin:

    3. Pig

      Pig

      Nice one Mike ..... it should be too long now ;-)

  16. 20" ultra grade 1/10 orion optics uk mirror set ordered :happy7: ready for my faulks/jenner dob

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    2. Psychobilly

      Psychobilly

      Good things come to those who wait... :)

       

    3. pipnina

      pipnina

      I look at my dob, imagine something twice as big and wonder where people put those 20" beasts!

    4. DRT

      DRT

      Fantastic, looking forward to seeing it at the next SGL :wink:

  17. hope to order my 00 uk 1/10 20" mirror set tomorrow

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    2. faulksy

      faulksy

      i thought you loved jupiter steve

    3. estwing

      estwing

      the fever is strong in this one!

    4. faulksy

      faulksy

      like it calv

  18. taking calv to my local dark sky tonight

    1. scarp15

      scarp15

      Good luck to you both, look forward to account and pictures, hope for light winds

    2. Pig

      Pig

      Have a great time guys :-)

    3. faulksy

      faulksy

      skys were fantastic, i will do a report later, calv done one, he finally got the horse

  19. power mate on the way, ready for elan

  20. 1 week untill dobfest

  21. off to my dark site in snowdonia tonight with my boy

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    2. Scooot

      Scooot

      Hope it's clear Mike, have a great time.

    3. faulksy

      faulksy

      had a brilliant time, super clear after midnight, it was a bit breezy iain, hes 11 shaun and thanks richard i will do a report of some of the things i seen

    4. scarp15

      scarp15

      That's great Mike and quite an adventure for your son, look forward to your report.

  22. 21mm ethos incoming

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    2. faulksy

      faulksy

      so i belive gerry, cant wait to try them both

    3. jetstream

      jetstream

      Delos anyone? a good used Delos-anyone? going once, twice....7 times, anyone? :)

    4. faulksy
  23. 1 day till dobfest 3

  24. 7 sleeps left till dobfest 3

    1. swamp thing

      swamp thing

      six mate if your hardcore and going early :)

    2. ronin

      ronin

      Is Dobfest the reason then for the forecast of unending rain ?? :-))

  25. 1 more sleep till dobfest 2

    1. Pig

      Pig

      LoL Are you getting excited by any chance :-)

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