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  1. MBJ

    Few astro items.

    Haven't received a pm
  2. Not sure on that one but wouldn't think so.
  3. Brand new Cheshire collimating eyepiece. £20 Inc del. Skywatcher 2" dielectric diagonal from an Ed kit. Mint. £50 Antares 5x twist lock barlow £25 Celestron ultima duo 8mm eyepiece excellent cond. £40 Meade 1"25 super plossl 26mm £15 Pics available.
  4. Mint condition az Eq6 gt tripod and spreader plate. £75 Inc del.
  5. The ease of sliding it under the rollers was the deciding factor for me. It took seconds and was a quarter of the price of v rail.
  6. The blocks of wood holding it up we're at the joiners house carole just to level it and keep it off the wet floor while it was being built, it was transported to my house after it was built in sections.
  7. The reason the frame was sat on blocks of wood was purely to level it while it was fixed together, also it was built at the joiners house then transported to mine to be put in place, the concrete base was already under the decking tiles so after it was placed where it was going, I could then decide the best position for the pier and bolt it down before the floor was built round it.
  8. I decided after some time to build my own observatory. After getting fed up of setting everything up only for the clouds to roll in then put it all away. Persueding the wife wasn't as easy as I thought but in the end I got there. I designed it myself which took a few weeks and some ideas from a Joiner friend of mine who actually built it for me. He is thinking of doing it as a sideline to his business so if anyone is interested in a quality well made observatory built, delivered and erected then drop me a pm. We started off with 2 1/2" x 1 1/2" timber for the framework. The cladding we decided on was 22mm loglap tanalised. The dimensions of the frame are 2200mm x 2400mm. The height to the top where the roof rolls off is 1600mm. The roller system I chose was 80mm v groove gate rollers. I didn't use the v track that these rollers were designed for. Instead I chose 41mm x 21mm unistrut channel. After building it at his house and trying the roof it was time to transport it up to my house and get it in place. It is sat on decking tiles to keep it raised from water that are sat on a level concrete pad The roof covering was firestone rubber system. 20 year guarantee and 1 single piece. Once in place and erected it was time to start on the pier and floor. The pier was designed by me and made. Then powder coated black. The round section on the top of the pier that takes the mount head is a section 80mm long cut off a skywatcher extension pier and welded on the top of the pier, I used 16mm threaded bar 12" long to give me scope for height adjustment if needed. After getting the floor in I then used b&q rubber interlocking mats that resemble chequer plate for the floor covering, also on top of the black shelves. And finally the electrics and a security camera where put in as well as networking from the main house. Overall the build took 2 weeks, I am extremely pleased with it. I didn't go down the warm room route as its next to my outbuilding which is heated and networked up. The only thing left to do is put all my gear in and get some clear skies. Mick.
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    One on ukastrobuysell
  10. MBJ

    25mm eyepiece

    I have an explore scientific 2" 25 mm. Looking for £70 inc del.
  11. Would be interested in the morpheus when it comes along.
  12. Televue nagler 5mm type 6 For sale or trade. Televue nagler type 6 5mm Excellent condition. Original box and endcaps. £175 Price inc del. Looking for a baader morpheus 9mm or 6.5mm and cash my way or a meade series 5000 uwa 8.8mm or 5.5 and cash my way
  13. Do you need a front mounted erf on the 152 dave,?
  14. My first telescope was a 200p on an eq5 goto mount,it gave some great views and was ok for some astrophotography. My advice is buy what your budget allows,dont go throwing money at expensive gear that you might not need or use. Its a great starter scope for someone wanting to get into the hobby.
  15. Www. Rothervalleyoptics.co.uk do a nice mains power lead for said mount for around 35 gbp.
  16. Have you got them the right way round as one is longer than the other.
  17. The az eq6 pro has weight capacaties of 25kg eq mode and 25kg + 25kg az mode.
  18. Does the 2" filter screw onto the barlow and do you not use a front mounted erf?
  19. Im thinking of getting a quark after owning a few solar scopes. I have currently an apm 152 f7.9 refractor. Would a quark work on that scope,which is best for prominence and surface detail and would i need anything else as ive heard about front mounted erf,s being expensive but some people use normal 1"25 uv/ir filters on the back end.
  20. Pm on way regarding guidescope rings.
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