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Everything posted by johninderby

  1. You want a lens spanner like this. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Neewer®-Professional-Stainless-Spanner-Opening/dp/B00J5F6ZI2/ref=sr_1_9?dchild=1&keywords=camera+lens+spanner&qid=1600334008&refinements=p_76%3A419158031&rnid=419157031&rps=1&sr=8-9
  2. A small sanding drum in an electric drill makes the job easier.
  3. There was the OWL (overwhelmingly large telescope) and then there is mine.......... ..the UWS (underwhelminly smalll telescope)
  4. Hope the new filter works for you. Ah the cloud filter. BTW there is a What Did The Postman Bring thread. https://stargazerslounge.com/topic/305552-what-did-the-postman-bring/page/235/
  5. I love my little Bresser 100 grab’n’go mak. Gives great views in a small package.
  6. Visually it’s no contest. The CC8 is the clear winner. Shows more detail and will take higher magnification which I assume is partly due to the bigger aperture.. I liked my Skymax180 when I had it but it is outclassed by the CC. No way would I go back to the 180 mak.Like the CCs quicker cool down and lack of dewing problems. I upgraded the focuser to a Baader Steeltrack with a much greater drawtube travel so don’t need to use the focuser extentions. I see TS is now stocking a 10” truss tube version of the CC.
  7. A bit of light sanding on the inside of the tube should allow it to fit. Only takes a bit of paint to stop it going all the way in.
  8. Anything Skywatcher is a lot cheaper in the UK than Germany so no surprise supplies have sold out first in the UK. If you don’t mind paying more then the German dealers are an alternative.
  9. I’m thinking of changing my user name from johninderby to HandleGuru. .
  10. THE source for handles. All types from plastic to aluminium or stainless steel etc. Some are reasonably priced and some are expensive. Lots of other useful bits for astro use. https://www.wdscomponents.com/en-gb/search-results?query=bridge+handles Click on View Measurements for the drawings with dimensions.
  11. Yes the same as the GoSky. Available under several brand names. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Prismáticos-Monoculares-Telescopios-Astronómicos-Microscopios/dp/B07QLB16Y9/ref=sr_1_17?dchild=1&keywords=smartphone+holder+telescope&qid=1600255546&sr=8-17
  12. This smartphone holder is quite good and works well and not expensive. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Prismáticos-Monoculares-Telescopios-Astronómicos-Microscopios/dp/B07QLB16Y9/ref=sr_1_17?dchild=1&keywords=smartphone+holder+telescope&qid=1600255546&sr=8-17 This one is very popular and very easy to adjust although more expensive. https://www.firstlightoptics.com/adapters/celestron-nexyz-3-axis-universal-smartphone-adapter.html My personal favourite. If you have eyepieces with an attachment thread on the top though so that could be a problem. https://www.teleskop-express.de/shop/product_info.php/info/p8655_TS-Optics-Smartphone-adapter-with-T2-thread--for-telescopes-and-spotting-scopes.html I have all three which I have aquired in the search for the perfect holder. BTW have tried the one in the post above but found it very fiddly to adjust. Inexpensive though.
  13. If you want to scare yourself check the price of this Baader prism. https://www.teleskop-express.de/shop/product_info.php/language/en/info/p7947_Baader-2--90--Amici-Prism---astronomical-quality.html
  14. He is referring to the cost of the Baader prisim diagonals. ££££
  15. Payment being made tomorrow so it should be sold but will update thread then.
  16. A 150mm newt on a Skytee II would work well and with the slo-mo controls easier to track with. Bit more than a dob but still not too expensive.
  17. I used the Baader adapter along with a Baader ultrashort 1.25” eyepiece adaptor on. a ScopeTech 80 that had the standard Vixen thread on the drawtube.
  18. Leaving out Tak for the moment in the more affodable range here are a few suggestions. ScopTech 80 / F/15. Japanese made long focal lengrh scope that gives great views for the money. https://www.firstlightoptics.com/scopetech-telescopes/scopetech-stl-80a-maxi-80mm-f15-classical-refractor.html Skywatcher ED100. Nice doublet ED scope. Could do with a focuser upgrade though. https://www.firstlightoptics.com/pro-series/skywatcher-evostar-100ed-ds-pro-outfit.html StellaMira 80 ED F/10 . Much better build quality than the SW ED100 and great optics with no noticeable CA and a nice focuser. https://www.firstlightoptics.com/stellamira-telescopes/stellamira-80mm-ed-f10-refractor-telescope.html
  19. LUNT HERSCHEL WEDGE 1.25 INCH As new in perfect working order and bought earlier this year. Selling as have just ordered a Lacerta 2” wedge. SOLD - £110.00 Delivered to UK (Special Delivery) https://www.harrisontelescopes.co.uk/acatalog/lunt-herschel-wedge-1.25-inch.html The Lunt 1.25" White Light Solar Herschel-Wedge is designed for use with refracting telescopes up to 150mm aperture, with 1.25" focusers. This provides superior White Light views and images of the Solar surface, granulation and Sunspots. Herschel Wedges provide superior resolution and better contrast than full aperture white light filters. The Lunt LS1.25HW 31.7mm 1.25" Herschel-wedge comes complete system with installed ND3.0 Neutral Density filter. Includes a Bresser single polarising filter worth £30.00. Payment: PayPal (buyer pays fees) John
  20. The scope uses 1.25” or 2” eyepieces. A 1.25” adaptor comes with the scope.
  21. Barlows are more usefull for longer focal length eyepieces. Turning a 25mm into a 12.5mm can be very useful. Using a barlow on say a 5mm eyepiece will give an unusable magnification in most cases.
  22. I would expect that they would require the same email to activate those other phones. Can’t see them allowing others to use the same code to unlock their apps.
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