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  1. Thx for all you input. ended up ordering a barley used one via a Swedish store. Gives me better possibility's for returning the scope if I find it to be damaged. Also ordered a small collection of EP´s in a handy aluminium suitcase to get me started again: 6mm super plössl (1.25")9mm super plössl (1.25")15mm super plössl (1.25")32mm super plössl (1.25")2x akromatisk barlow lens (1.25")Looks a little something like this =)
  2. Great prices, steep shipping costs. A damn shame really. Taxes over here are messed up. Even with a 300$ shipping cost it would beat the swedish total price with a 100$
  3. Ok. For the extra euros I have to pay for cash on delivery, I still save money, big time. As in a set of 4 Baader EP´s cheaper =) It says however that it will be in stock in 1-2 weeks. And I have seen that statement on lots of the scopes on their site. So I emailed them for this particular model, see if I can get a specific shipment date. If I find it to be reasonable, I will try them out. Even if customs has anything to say, I wont have payed up front.
  4. Thx for the answer. This price is in line with my local store site. The site I'm wondering about beats it with almost 100£, including international shipment it would cost me 443,22£. So I'm thinking they don't pay any taxes here and can hold down the prices? Hmm
  5. I can also add that they do support Cash on delivery via UPS, guess that speaks in their favor. Tho, that way is 18€ more expensive.
  6. Hi everybody. Im back after a 3 year break. Getting into astronomy again and are looking at buying the Omni 127 XLT. http://www.astrostore.se/se/teleskop-celestron-omni-xlt-127-se?search=omni%20127 Thing is, i found a site called astrostore.se, it brags about being the biggest astro supplier in northern EU with several affiliate sites, Teleskopiem.lv - in Latvia, Teleskoobid.ee - in Estonia, Teleskooppi.fi - in Finland, and StarStore.eu - in Europe. I would like to know if anyone in the community can vouch for them since I cant seem to find a single real review of the .eu or .se sites. Would suck to pay 500+€ and get scammed. Have a nice evening =)
  7. Probably OK by now. As with everything, when something is wrong EVERONE complains. If it ok, you hear nothing instead. But of the 2 major retailers here in sweden only one has that tube. makes me think that the one that does´nt carry it knows about the "bug" Probably only my own brain-ghost on the last point. =D
  8. I´´m actually in the process of buying a OTA SW-150P or 150PL, a tad longer. This thread makes me a bit worried. One of my current problems with my celestron 130eq is collimation and a poor focuser that "wiggles". Want to get far away from those problems. =D So, is this a common thing with SW scopes or just a sunday ex?
  9. Thank you for explaining this. The camera showed more or less of the dark area depending how much i zoomed in or out. It´s a normal digital camera with 21x optical zoom. A nice compact but nothing more. And yes, you are wright. I tested it out in the dark and it felt alot better. Since my 32mm and 7mm Ep´s are multicoated i thought that reflections were abolished, it seems not to be the case. And the longer from the Ep, the clearer the spider gets. Say 20 cm and i se it clear as day in the middle of the lens. But perhaps all of this is normal when I work on it in daytime.
  10. And it´s sealed with silicone = dust and waterproof
  11. About 150-200 meters to the balcony from where I stand. Something between this: ((look at the satellite dish) And this: (top right of the dish) And this is how it look in the focuser. Not easy to take a good picture, holding it straight and steadyby hand and all. But you can see that it does not look terrible...
  12. I can focus it. But in the middle of the lens it appears to be slightly out of focus. Se if I can capture an image of this
  13. Ï would say about 50-70 meters. Probably closer to 70. The thing is it did not matter if i used the 20mm or the 32mm ep. Same story all the same. It´s not like the image gets detroyed, but it´s annoying. I could take out it now and test on something a bit further out. See if it helps. And another thing, I can see the edge on one side of the secondary mirror, but with the c-cap it looks good when i cover the main mirror. It´s in the middle of the focuser and a more or less perfect circle. I think that the main mirror need adjustment, but then the central mark would not appear to be centred in the ep. Maby if i reset the main all together and try to adjusting it again?
  14. He guards his master =), but on the picture he´s just beeing lazy. Ok, thanks for the answer. And you are wright, the focuser is high, like 1-2 cm from absolute max. If the weather stays the same I could try it out tonight and test out your theory. I measured out, and made my own centermark yesterday, I´m about to buy a cheshire collimator. Seems to be the easiest way for a noob like me. This will only be my second season. But I´m already contemplating getting a bigger scope. We´ll se. This will do for now.
  15. I have been trying to collimate my newton f5. And I think it´s pretty much with in the tolerances. But when i turn it towards a tree or a building in the distance and focus, in the image I see the spider reflecting. I have to have my eye pressed against the okular to avoid it. And I cant remember that it was like this before. Is this because I´m trying it in daylight, if so, does it dissapear in the dark? I followed a guide and it does not mention this fenomenon. Its just lika a vauge glare in the center of the lens. Starting to get dark in a week or two so I want the scope to be in prime condition. I have buildt an extremly sturdy case, so I will probably not need to collimate it so often, Two pictures below just to show u guys. Me and my cousin build it. It´s an old case from the army, it originally held a distance measurer Anyone here that wishes to weigh in, be my guest. /Christian (Sorry for my second grade english, I´m a swede after all and we speak swedish =)
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