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Tubby Bear

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About Tubby Bear

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    Telescopes, Astronomy, Gym, Running, Mountain Biking, Gadgets and Tech, Photography, Railways
    Good Food, Fine Wines & Gin.
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    Derby, UK
  1. Tubby Bear

    Warm Weather To Stay Till October?

    Warm weather till October...? I'll give my thermals a wash, and get the boiler booked in for a service then.
  2. Tubby Bear

    Annulal Perseids Meteor Shower this week !

    The weather doesn't look great.... Had it been a full moon, you could have guaranteed clear skys of course !
  3. Tubby Bear

    COMPLETED - Tele-vue Paracorr Type 2 * SOLD *

    I'm afraid you all missed a bargain. ITEM NOW SOLD MODS / ADMIN : Please archive this ad.
  4. Tubby Bear

    Binoviewers

    Peter : i meant the 1.25" nosepiece at the other end, not the eyepiece holders (with are always 1.25" in nearly all systems) I have to disagree with others here as well. I enjoy low power views a lot of the time using my binos. I can fit the entire double cluster into my fov when using the Dob. Believe me looking at clusters with both eyes with low power is pretty awesome. M11 M13 M42 all look incredible. I've recently sold my 2" wide field as their was no contest between mono and bino viewing. Just my humble opinion though......
  5. Tubby Bear

    Binoviewers

    I'm puzzled, seriously puzzled why Orion have only made a 1.25" fitting for this ? Presumably to keep costs down ? They make it sound so appealing......0 x magnification increase......but tell me what sort of a view i'd get with an F4 Newtonian ? A dim one i expect. Huge aperture loss, and poor contrast to go with it.
  6. Tubby Bear

    Binoviewers

    Has anyone seem these fellas....? I first saw them in Augusts Astronomy now magazine (p 110) Check them out
  7. Tubby Bear

    Binoviewers

    The only way to observe imho.
  8. Tubby Bear

    Total Lunar Eclipse 27Jul2018

    I'm still sulking. Totally clouded out in the UK by all accounts, and typically decent weather either side of the event.
  9. I'd look for a second hand dobsonian. Some thing like an Orion Optics 8" or 10" Look on : http://www.astrobuysell.com/uk/index.php or on here ! Plenty of used bargain to be had out there...
  10. 1. Will they perform with a bino-viewer ? 2. Are they black with green stripes ? 3. Can i get them at 10% discount (or even 20%) ?
  11. Tubby Bear

    The longest you've had a scope?

    My William Optics FLT132 has just past the 10 year mark. The only thing i've changed on it is the Vixen rail, and the focuser.
  12. Tubby Bear

    John Owen 6" refractor

    Thankyou for posting Richard. Great read.
  13. Tubby Bear

    COMPLETED - Wanted TELEVUE 35-40mm Widefield (FOUND )

    N31 any good Garry ? http://www.astrobuysell.com/uk/propview.php?view=139318
  14. Tubby Bear

    Astro Photo of the Year 2018

    Great shot ! You should be proud. I wish my son could do something like this ; only his Xbox is of interest to him.
  15. Tubby Bear

    COMPLETED - Tele-vue Paracorr Type 2 * SOLD *

    Now being advertised on UKAB/S as well. I will take £325 for it. (£200+ saving on new RRP)
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