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Mr Onions

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  1. Well done John. Sorry I missed your earlier post. Exciting times.
  2. The new telescope being offered by Skylight telescopes has a 101mm f/15 lens made by........Tele Vue! A bit of a surprise to say the least. Here's the link. http://skylight.myshopify.com/collections/the-skylight-refractor/products/copy-of-the-2013-skylight-4-f15-refractor
  3. The new telescope being offered by Skylight telescopes has a 101mm f/15 lens made by........Tele Vue! A bit of a surprise to say the least. Here's the link. http://skylight.myshopify.com/collections/the-skylight-refractor/products/copy-of-the-2013-skylight-4-f15-refractor
  4. I know one VERY experienced visual observer in USA who much prefers the TV barlows over the powermates. Ive been using the TV barlows 1.8x & 2.5x for over 20 years,highly recommended.
  5. I too have passed your video on to two people who are interested in starting astronomy. Very helpful. Thanks. Happy New Year.
  6. Great report and very happy you're enjoying it but all those details can be seen in a good 60mm refractor too. It's amazing what a good 60mm can show in good seeing. Your 90mm may be the best bargain in astronomy at the moment.
  7. To be honest I think a SCT is maybe not the best scope for tight doubles. Apperture doesn't rule ALL the time. Sirius is very tough from UK as it's never that high.
  8. Yes 100% sure split in 80mm APM/TMB f/6 with LOMO lens in USA desert. Very good article on cloudynights. Very reliable and experienced observers made it. The very best scopes for double stars are long focus refractors. My 60mm f/17.4 splits Izar eBootis so easily.
  9. I once bought a 2" errecting diagonal from WO and that wouldn't fit my TV Oracle 3, either.
  10. Great to hear you're pleased with it. You do know that photos of a new telescope are mandatory,don't you?
  11. I know that Sirius has been split in 80mm refractor. Seeing is always the factor. I'd love to try it but from Newcastle....No
  12. I was not aware of this other super version. Thanks very much for that.
  13. In the January 2013 issue of Astronomy now magazine,there is an excellent review by Neil English of the brand new APM/LZOS 152mm doublet refractor. Unfortunately in the spec box at bottom of review the price is given at £6,000. In actual fact it's only HALF this price. It's priced at slightly under £3,000 on one UK site. I myself am very frustrated as I would love one of these but living in a tower block with no transport has put pay to that! All the best everyone.
  14. I've got it, 800mm OTA. Once again thanks all.
  15. Thanks for that. 800mm seems more like it for OTA with dew shield retracted. Cheers.
  16. If you want the best...Nikon 12x50SE.
  17. The Pentax current 20x60 model have good optics. Brighter than my old Tentos and sharper all over the field. HOWEVER! I find them quite uncomfortable due to the absolutely huge eyepieces. They are far too wide and I can't get my nose in between them. I do like them though but they take some getting used to. Try before you buy if you can.
  18. I think the Dekarems had better coatings. They were both identical spec.
  19. I think your idea of waiting for the CZJ is a good idea. They don't have the best coatings of the quality binoculars but they're very sharp. I'm on the lookout for a 8x30 pair.
  20. Hi guys & gals. Just been on Skywatcher site and it states length of the Equinox 120mm at 595mm,is this correct? Seems very short for 120mm f/7.5 even folded up. Your help is appreciated. Steve.
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