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About Prador

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  1. Nice avatar Scouse Space Cadet! Do you still log in or have you 'won' the game? Apologies for veering off topic above but I did receive a lovely RDF from Steve Clay. Many thanks for a very nice item
  2. There’s plenty of 9.25’s for 100 quid. Just past the rainbow down that yellow brick road. Sorry I couldn’t help myself
  3. Take a look at oklop stuff. https://www.astroshop.eu/telescope-accessories/transport-storage/carrying-bags/15_60_10/m,Oklop Reasonably priced. I’ve not added in delivery charges though.
  4. Yep a big nitrile rubber ring around 260-270mm so a snug fit. They're only a fiver so worth a shot. I would've got the tube ring on astroboot but the postage is too high.
  5. Random one here. I've been after a third tube ring for my 250pds to enable easier ota rotation when mounted. Has anybody fitted a large o-ring (or two) to stop the ota from slipping through the rings when loosened? 260-280mm o-rings are cheap on Amazon but wondering if they actually grip the tube sufficiently. I'd rather not find out the hard way Many thanks
  6. Have you looked around https://www.superiorwasher.com/ They manufacture the sizes you want in a wide variety of materials. Might be worth dropping them an enquiry (unless they were your original supplier )
  7. Hi there, Is this for a specific newt diameter or fits most/all? Many thanks Dave
  8. Please accept my apologies. I need to withdraw my offer to buy this item.
  9. Hello, I’m after a single SW 288mm tube ring for my 250PDS to enable easier ota rotation when mounted. If anyone has a spare one floating around they want to sell please message to discuss price. Many thanks
  10. What scope are you using and how close was the bird/tree?
  11. It would seem there's a very good reason why the Morpheus doesn't pop up in classifieds that often and when they do they don't hang around. They are more expensive but tick all the boxes so worth the investment. Thank you all for the great advice.
  12. Total budget for 5-6 eyepieces would be around £600 but this would be buying single EP's over quite some time. After a recent loft conversion, any 'unnecessary' purchases come with significant scrutiny I tend to use the longer focal lengths (12/15/18mm) of the set the most. As my son is only nine and with a strong glasses prescription he sometimes struggles with eye placement. Blackout is common but that's likely due to his age and a tendency to move around. I do try to explain to him that's likely to happen and once 'on target' he seems fine. Seeing as his glasses are right up to the eye lens would suggest we're operating at the limit of eye relief. The lens on the BST's are slightly recessed even with the eyecup fully down so I'm sure I've already lost 3-4mm of the stated 16mm eye relief. The BST's do perform better in the f7. In the newt I get a combination of astigmatism and coma; the latter introduced by the scope. To be honest the smaller refractor gets used way more as the 10 incher takes longer to set up. I dont have the space to leave everything set up ready to go so gets broken down after any session. I wouldn't fancy putting that one on the Sabre! The Baader Morpheus EP's do seem to be mentioned regularly as a highly rated product. I'd have to wait for used purchase opportunities for those. I've always liked the look of ES82's but as you say, no improvement in ER. I will take a look at some of your other suggestions and I appreciate your time responding with some good advice.
  13. A good point. I find the BST's introduce more aberrations than I would like. Astigmatism is quite heavy once past the central third of the image and I'd like slightly improved colour correction on high contrast targets. An increase in AFOV would be nice and as wooly as it sounds, I'd like to own a set that just feels a bit more premium. Thing is I'm not really coming from an informed position as these are the only EP's I've ever owned. I could go ahead and buy an eyepiece or two and see how I get on with them but I'm reluctant to waste mine and a retailers time/money by returning EP's that don't deliver a tangible improvement.
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