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Everything posted by johninderby

  1. While browsing a German dealers website saw the availability date for the Nirvana 4mm eyepiece. Was showing early November but now slipped to next year. Hope no one is in a hurry to get one.
  2. Hi and welcome to the forum. Don’t waste your money on one of these sets. Very poor value for money. Very cheap eyepices and barlow and filters you probavly won’t ever use. Far better to buy a better quality eyepiece to start with. The Starguiders are great eyepieces for the money. https://www.firstlightoptics.com/search/for/starguider/ And msybe one of these for moon viewing.if you find the moon is too bright. Not all people find the moon too bright so only buy if you do find it too bright. https://www.firstlightoptics.com/moon-neutral-density-filters/astro-essentials-nd96-0-9-1-25-moon-filter.html https://www.firstlightoptics.com/moon-neutral-density-filters/variable-polarising-moon-filter-archived.html
  3. A small bit of info. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/artificial-light-nuisances-how-councils-deal-with-complaints
  4. ES just tests and makes minor tweeks as anything more than that isn’t cost effective on a brand new scope. While he certainly has the knowledge to do a lot more better to just reject the scope and let SW sort it out.
  5. Has been noticed on the users forum. https://bbs.astronomy-imaging-camera.com/t/software
  6. Pricy but wonder if anyone has tried this? https://www.teleskop-express.de/shop/product_info.php/language/en/info/p11188_TS-Optics-2--LED-Collimator-for-RC-Telescopes-and-all-other-Types-of-Telescopes.html
  7. SW should copy Bresser who supply a reasonable quality plossl with their scopes.
  8. As mentioned earlier in this thread the ES Reid test is mentioned on the customers invoice so there is your “paperwork”. Think a label on the scope will be a good additional step for FLO though.
  9. Test certificate vs the opinion of an optical expert who has many years of experience in real world optics testing. I know which I trust more.
  10. I’ve been testing the new Svbony 10 to 30 zoom and first impressions are it is a bit sharper than the Hyperflex and with a 2x barlow nosepiece gives a useful 5 to 15 range.
  11. There are some very good inexpensive zooms available now. The Hyperflex or one of the clones are very good and the new Svbony zooms are also good. Better than the cheaper eyepieces although not quite as good as an exprnsive one. Usualy use a zoom first to find out the best mag to use then switch to regular eyepiece.
  12. Yes think a proper little label on the scope saying “E.S. Reid Tested” would be a nice touch.
  13. £75.00 is a real bargain for a proper bench test of a refractor. By having all the Esprit scopes tested they are able to get a break on the price charged by ES Reid. My StellaMira scope was bench tested by ES Reid and has been flawless.
  14. Look a lot like these. http://www.skywatcher.com/product/super-36mm/
  15. Astro-Essentials (GSO) 2” Dual Speed Crayford Focuser - M90 Fitting Removed from brand new StellaLyra telescope. SOLD - £39.00 Collected (UK postage £5.00) Crayford focuser for 6" and 8" RC and Classical Cassegrain telescopes from TS-Optics, GSO etc. Telescope connection: M90x1 thread (female) with 360° rotation. Draw tube travel: 35mm Dual speed 1:10 for accurate focusing Payment: PayPal. (buyer pays fees) John
  16. TS ALt-Az Counterbalance System In excellent condition. Due to a change in scopes this is no longer needed. Have added a safety screw to the counterweight bar. SOLD - £49.95 Collected (postage to UK £5.00) The AZT6-LHALTER is superior to conventional brackets with L-profile. https://www.amazon.co.uk/TS-Optics-L-Holder-alt-azimuth-Compensation-AZT6-LHALTER/dp/B07FNH4H1V/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=AZT6-LHALTER&qid=1602938536&sr=8-1 ♦ The instrument is not placed at the side of the mount, but perfectly at the center of gravity. This increases stability and prevents the mount from tipping over. ♦ With the optional counterweight (20mm bore) you can perfectly balance your binoculars, telescope, spotting scope or telephoto lens, no matter whether an object at the horizon or high in the sky is located. ♦ The width of the instrument does not matter, even large binoculars can be attached with the AZT6-LHALTER. ♦ Pans along the horizon or up to the zenith are possible quite easily. Due to perfect balancing, you can slew even heavy instruments with your little finger. The motors of a motorized mount are hardly loaded. Among others, the AZT6-LHALTER fits to the following mounts: ♦ TS-Optics AZT6 and TSAZ5 mounts ♦ iOptron GoTo mounts Cube, MiniTower, AZ Mount ♦ Skywatcher Skytee alt-azimuth mount ♦ Skywatcher GoTo mount AZ-GTi ♦ Skywatcher AZ-EQ5 and AZ-EQ6 GoTo mounts (in alt-azimuth mode) ♦ Berlebach Castor ♦ Tele Optik Tecnica Giro and GR-Ercole ♦ Losmandy AZ8 ♦ Celestron LCM GoTo mount and telescopes Payment: PayPal (buyer pays fees) John
  17. Odly enough as I was updating the listing someone else sent a message saying they would have it. Just missed out by a minute. Feel sorry for them. John
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