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About haitch

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  1. Sorry, no. It’s sold - forgot to mark it.
  2. haitch

    Daystar Quark

    I’m about to send one back to the US for repairs under warranty. The email response was swift and acknowledged they’ve seen a small number with the problem I have and accepted straight away that it is a manufacturing defect so not unhappy with them. Now if I could deal with service and repair through FLO!
  3. Hi Neil, Just wondering how did the dings occured? Cheers Paul
  4. Having a bit of clear out to fund my recent Hyperstar purchase. Good quality and extremely well built binocular in great condition. Fully multicoated optics in good clean condition (just a few specs of dust) collimation seems fine to me and my eyes are generally fussy about fusing images. You’ll need a sturdy tripod for these! Leather covered metal construction. Complete with end caps, leather hard case and original box. £75 prefer collection to avoid the postal service bouncing them around but will ship if you are happy to take the risk (they will be well packaged). Postage and any PayPal fees incurred extra. located in Walsall Cheers Paul
  5. 80mm ED Apo Doublet. Nice solid build quality with dual speed focuser and retractable dew shield. Also comes with CNC machined tube rings and a vixen style dovetail. There is a 50mm finder with it that’s not pictured. FPL53 ED glass and f6.25. Same specs as the Skywatcher Equinox. Beautiful crisp views. I bought this to image with but then got a Hyperstar for my SCT and as the focal length with that is similar I can’t see this getting much use. Comes in a foam lined aluminium case. £280+ post if required and any PayPal fees. I’ve also got a field flattener that I would sell with this for an extra £30. located in Walsall
  6. I messaged Gunnar on here a few months ago but didn't get a reply - if anyone knows how/where to get one I'd be interested too!
  7. Not in the least surprised - Someone got a bargain there!
  8. haitch

    Conversation with Al Nagler

    I somehow don't think you'd have survived on here since 2011 if you'd been going round suggesting the moon landings were faked without the use of smileys!
  9. haitch

    USB control for Atik efw1

    Thanks but no, I have the version with just a box with a button on to control it. There is different box that allows it to connect to USB which is what I am after. The drivers will be useful at some point but I need to get the hardware first.
  10. I’ve just picked up an Atik electronic filter wheel of the sort with hand controller. I gather they used to do a kit to allow it to be controlled by usb but being an old model it is discontinued. just wondered if anyone has one from a defunct wheel that they’d be willing to sell?
  11. Sparchford is a decent site - we've used it before from Walsall Astro Society. Best off season when it's quieter and stick to the 2nd field round the back of the hedge (you can usually throw electric hookup cables over the hedge if you need power) as I remember the toilet block lights are less of a bother and it's pretty much south facing. hey Trikeflyer I'm in Brownhills too - are you a member of Walsall Astro Society?
  12. haitch

    Brian Cox live

    Saw him (them) at Birmingham Symphony Hall last month and have to agree.
  13. haitch

    Binoculars recommendation

    These are going on Astrobuysell at the moment is you want to dip your toe a bit cheaper... http://www.astrobuysell.com/uk/propview.php?view=118500 Nothing to do with me btw but the seller has been round for a while on there as I recognise their username. I've Helios Stellar 20x80s that I just use on a pan & tilt head on a manfrotto tripod. A chap at our local astro club has built a parallelogram mount which is really nice especially if you want to share the view with different height users.

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