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Everything posted by johninderby

  1. Or perhaps go back to the idea of the Bresser 102 / 1000 which is within budget ?
  2. Or the TS 28mm version of the UWAN but with a better eyecup arrangment than the flat top UWAN. https://www.teleskop-express.de/shop/product_info.php/info/p2757_TS-28mm-UWA-82--2--High-Perfomrance-Eyepiece.html
  3. Why can’t things just be simple eh.
  4. Hmmm.......the other pic in the ad shows a different scope. Is this a scam ?
  5. Pic in the ad shows the tube rings although think you will want to change the dovetail bar.
  6. The guide to using it on the back of the instruction sheet helps but could be more detailed I suppose.
  7. Not difficult to make up a setup using a cheap 1.25” mirror diagonal and a telrad riser and parts from a phone holder. If they were to release the thing as a unit that would fit a finder shoe it wuld be a big hit Here’s a setup I made from bits I had laying around before I realised the app was locked.
  8. A second hand 127L at the right price. £220.00 delivered. Unfortunately not the hexafoc focuser version. https://www.astrobuysell.com/uk/propview.php?view=165781
  9. Yes uses a mirror so wthout the mirror the camera would see things the “wrong way up” and wouldn’t work. The app needs a unique unock code to work which is only available with the scope. Te Acetal sheet I need to make up an adaptor between the phone holder and a finder foot has been posted so hopefully will be able to get it sorted this wekend.
  10. This scope does come with an extended 10 year warrantee to the original purchaser. Not sure if it can be transfered to a second owner. Might be worth asking Bresser.
  11. Yes it is.The phone holder has a mirror on the front.
  12. The next generation of push to. Instead of having to align the mount and of course needing encoders. You just point the scope at a star and it takes a photo and uses plate solving to workout where it is pointing to and that’s it. Then select something using the plantarium app that you want to look at and it guides you to the target using arrows on the screen and tells you when you have reached the target. Push to made easy.
  13. Does the adaptor flange use an M90 thread? In that case you can use a TS M90 extension. 50mm extension available from Teescope Express. https://www.365astronomy.com/ts-optics-25mm-m90x1-extension-tube-for-6-and-8-rc-focusers.html
  14. Having both types of finder is simply the easiest way to find things with a dob. When you look at photos of dobs here on SGL just take note of how the more experienced the user the more often you see both types on their dob.
  15. It’s OK to politely disagree. No body minds that. Peoples opinions vary and their opinions should be respected even if you don't agree..
  16. Basicly the Baader fluid works and a bottle lasts for years so just not worth my time to make my own and not knowing all that goes into it just the potentialy “dangerous” ingredients further complicates. it.
  17. The cheapest. The LT70 Starsense Explorer. Think this one is being discontinued and being cleared off at a big discount. Getting hard to find now. Don't know if UK dealers will be getting any more.
  18. CELESTRON 70mm f/10 EXPLORER REFRACTOR Brand new and unused. Bought the scope for the Starsense Explorer part which has been removed so the scope is now a regular 70mm alt-az refractor. SOLD - £35.00 Collected (UK shipping £15.00) Ideal for a child as a first scope or use the OTA as a guidescope? Perhaps a lightweight travel scope? Optics seem quite sharp although would benefit from a better diagonal. The alt-az mount seems fairly smooth and scope can be focused without wobbling. 70mm refractor optical tube Low powered (25mm) and high powered (10mm) eyepiece 2x Barlow lens to double the power of each eyepiece 90-degree erect image diagonal StarPointer red dot finderscope Altazimuth mount with slow motion control rod Full-height tripod with an accessory tray to keep you organized Specifications Aperture 70mm (2.76") Focal Length 700mm (27.56") Focal Ratio f/10 Focal Length of Eyepiece 1 25mm (0.98") Magnification of Eyepiece 1 28x Focal Length of Eyepiece 2 10mm (0.39") Magnification of Eyepiece 2 70x Barlow Lens 2x (1.25") Finderscope StarPointer™ red dot finderscope Star Diagonal Erect image 90° (1.25") Optical Tube Aluminum Highest Useful Magnification 165x Lowest Useful Magnification 10x Limiting Stellar Magnitude 11.7 Resolution (Rayleigh) 1.99 arc seconds Resolution (Dawes) 1.66 arc seconds Light Gathering Power (Compared to human eye) 100x Optical Coatings Fully-Coated Optical Tube Length 812.8mm (32") Optical Tube Diameter 76mm (2.99") Optical Tube Weight 3.6 lbs (1.63 kg) Mount Info: Mount Type Manual Alt-Azimuth Height adjustment range (includes mount and tripod) Aluminum, 1320.8mm (52") max height Tripod Leg Diameter 31.75mm (1.75") steel Accessory Tray Yes Tripod Weight 3.8 lbs (1.72 kg) Payment: PayPal (buyer pays fees) John
  19. Glad it got sorted. First class customer service from Bresser again. Gives you confidence to buy from them.
  20. Just dissasembled the phone holder and mirror and ordered a bit of acetal plate to fit between the holder and finder dovetail so will be able to fit the unit to a standard Synta finder shoe. Thread coming up when I have it sorted.
  21. A couple of boxes for a little project.and a few other bits.
  22. The Quikfinder base just sticks to the tube although the supplied two sided tape doesn’t hold well enough. You can use Gorilla two seied tape or siicone sealer to stick the base on. I replaced mine with a Telrad whch I find easier to use.
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