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  1. Even though it's been a while I do recall my Baader Hyperions all came to focus (the 1.25" ones) - 24mm to 5mm.
  2. No doubt about the tripod and GEM - they're TAL. I bought my 100R a few years ago on eBay and paid £125 if my memory serves. Mine came in an enormous wooden box with the OTA, mount and eyepieces. It's made for an excellent work surface in my garage for the last few years as it's a pretty solid item! Actually I've been away from stargazing for a few years so this thread has got me thinking it's more than time to get back outside. Do we still get clear nights???
  3. My 5mm Hyperion only gets used very occasionally so it might just be the conditions aren't suitable. I have the solid tube 200P dob, which is F6, and have found Hyperions to be a good match, at least for my eyes.
  4. Great write up. I'm mulling over the idea of getting a bigger refractor so will be interested to hear how your 200P compares to your Evo 150
  5. I've taken quite a break from observing over the last year, with only the odd session, but with Mars coming back into view it was time for me to get back out under the stars. January 2010 is one of my most memorable observing highlights with wonderful views of Mars firmly fixed in my minds eye. Back then I was using my 200P dob with GSO & Meade 4000 plossls. This time I've also got my TAL100R and my Hyperion eyepieces. Last night I was out from 23:00 using the TAL on it's AZ4 mount. Jupiter looked quite pale but with clear bands on the disc - NEB, SEB & NTB especially. The GRS wasn't v
  6. Thanks for the reminder..I had forgotten that Stellarium shows satellites too. We saw one last night around midnight as we were observing Mars
  7. My grab & go doesn't need to go that far so both of my telescopes count. Just depends if I'm in a reflective or....er, refractive, mood
  8. I didn't know New Zealand had their own space station...it must be the only way to get so close to capture that much detail. The clouds on Mars are really spectacular!
  9. Tank top....check. Beard....check. OU professor....hmm, well I do have an OU degree, does that count?
  10. I have an AZ4 with steel legs and use my TAL100R on it. Works a treat
  11. Thanks JD, you helped show me & my kids the stars,
  12. Haha, I like the 8mm Hyperion too....but then I've got slower telescopes
  13. Selling eyepieces....sorry I don't understand??? Oh & I'm another member of the ex-Damo eyepiece club
  14. I vote for you getting a refractor....the telescope of a jedi knight, not as clumsy or random as a reflector; an elegant telescope for a more civilized age.
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