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glowjet

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  1. Skipper Billy, that is bad luck, If you ever see any of the GPO lads working in the street, have a bit of cheek and ask if they could possibly furnish you with ( at a price ) a length of their draw cord. Other than that, I have used platted nylon cord, available from good hardware suppliers, bit on the expensive side though, but very strong. I used 40mm household waste water pipe, with slow bends, to use as a conduit, when I put my supplies underground, with no bother. If you have started digging I am probably too late to suggest this. You can buy quite cheaply, online or from hardware stores, a pack of 1m x10 lengths of screw together cabling rods, two packs would cover your 20m, if the pipe is in a straight line you could thread a new draw line through with them, hope you get it sorted
  2. Hi Marc and welcome to SGL, enjoy the forum
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    New from Germany

    Hi Jens and welcome to SGL, enjoy the forum
  4. Hi Chris and welcome to SGL, hope you enjoy the forum
  5. You would not believe the row they make during the courting season
  6. Hi Mitch and welcome to SGL, hope you enjoy the forum
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    Hello all..

    Hi Olsin and welcome to SGL, hope you enjoy the forum
  8. Hi Max and welcome to SGL, hope you enjoy the forum
  9. Hi Rockeyes and welcome to SGL. Choosing the right scope and photographic accessories for AP, if you are not sure, might just become a bit overwhelming. In the end a lot will depend on your budget, but one of the most popular setups, centres around using an 80mm ED/APO telescope, mounted atop of such as the Skywatcher HEQ5 mount, with an appropriate imaging camera. However, such will make very big holes in your pockets and you may not want to stretch your finances that far to start with. There are many other ways to take piccy's of the night sky, which are much less demanding on the pocket, a bit of research among the imaging and photographic sections of the forum and question asking, should provide you with some answers, but there is a big warning on the label of the AP tin, "this section of the hobby can become very addictive". Hope you find what you are looking for, enjoy the forum
  10. Hi Imanol and welcome to SGL, hope you enjoy the forum
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    Hello from NZ

    Hi thebionn and welcome to SGL, hope you like using your new scope, enjoy the forum
  12. Hi M104 and welcome to SGL, hope you enjoy using your scope and the forum
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    In exile!

    Hi Rusted and welcome to SGL, hope you enjoy the forum
  14. Paul, If you measure the diameter of the hole, this should give you an indication of the screw size, which, in all probability, will one of the standard metric sizes, used mostly now as the industry standard. Better still, if nothing is going to fall apart, take out the front cell screw shown in the photo, then you will have something to match accurately for screw depth and diameter. There is an abundance of small quantities of metric screws on the Bay, black possibly difficult to match. I personally, would replace all screws with Stainless steel, there will be no chance of rust attacking them over time, if you do not like the bright colour, you can always black the heads. Hope this helps
  15. Hi Grapefruitmoon and welcome to SGL, I am afraid I am not conversant with the Doncaster area, but I am sure there will be someone along soon that can give you some guidance on suitable places to observe from, enjoy the forum
  16. Hi Adam and welcome to SGL. What a wonderful open air Museum you have there in Beamish, paid quite a few visits over the years. Hope you enjoy using your first telescope, if you run into difficulties, just raise a question in the appropriate section, enjoy the forum
  17. Hi Nathan and welcome to SGL, hope you enjoy the forum
  18. Hi Storm and welcome to SGL, enjoy the forum
  19. Hi SwissAlien and welcome to SGL, enjoy the forum
  20. Hi Chicharrero and welcome to SGL, TAL`s were and still are, very popular scopes, well built is an understatement. Your first light with it should be an enjoyable experience, enjoy the forum
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    Newbie from Texas

    Hi RDBeck and welcome to SGL, enjoy the forum
  22. Hi Veronika and welcome to SGL, hope you enjoy the forum
  23. Hi Greg and welcome to SGL, enjoy the forum
  24. Hi Everton and welcome to SGL, enjoy the forum
  25. Hi Dale and welcome to SGL, I think you will find that most of the members will have an interest in the program, and as last year, many people will enjoy some of it, but probably not all of the broadcast for their own various reasons, enjoy the forum
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