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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
  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 t
  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 cond
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