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  1. Hi David I might have one that may fit ( please see attached photo & it would have approximately 10mm cover) If suitable, send me your postage details & I’ll post it to you Joe
  2. Hi Graham you made a good choice. I replaced the cradle with the new rings. Now just need a handle to complete the conversation
  3. I hope to buy this focuser eventually as it looks the part. Looking at the flat plate , if the single hole was a slot type similar to the slot holes at other end, would that allow the focuser wheel to slide closer in ? Hopefully that makes sense
  4. Just ordered the Tube Rings. Hopefully they’ll be as good as they look
  5. I’m interested in this topic but it’s mostly beyond me. However, I would love to see a mini comparison review between your Tak & the Dob on some sample targets. It would be a great addition to any final conclusions. Someone once said that “ In theory, theory & practice is the same thing, but in practice it’s not”
  6. I would be interested to see how the F/7.7 ED103S compares with the F/8 Tak FC100-DZ Hi Dave & John I had read that very interesting report as splitting stars are favourite targets for me. However, I suffer from floaters & a 5mm eyepiece is usually the lowest I go most nights with 4” scopes . With this new set up, I’m hoping to try binoviewing this year but not sure if splitting stars is one of the benefits or not Joe
  7. Hi Dave I hope you’re not trying to put me on the spot nowI haven’t had the scope long enough yet to truly test it out. However, there are two targets which I use to check optics with, that are available at the moment. If you look at the original photo, there is a building reflecting in the sun in the middle distance approximately 10 miles away. This building is the Almac Pharmaceutical main factory & is approximately facing east of me. The northeastern facade in the shadow has the company signage letters “ ALMAC “ approximately 2metres high. I’ve only been able to resolve the sign
  8. Thanks Dave & David for that & yes I’m enjoying it a lot during the last few days & nights of clear skies Joe
  9. 7Hi Sunshine Its just a standard CG4 mount which can be configured to be used as an alt/az but with a niggles. I generally use the attached “ agricultural modified” Voyager mount, which is more than adequate on quiet nights
  10. Hi All just had to show off my new to me DZ. Probably the best 4” doublet lens I’ve ever looked through & a happy new year to everyone on SGL
  11. Hi Stu Best looking FL102S I’ve seen to date. The updated black focuser is a great match to the original. Enjoy Joe
  12. Hi Craig Appreciate the quick response. Hopefully I'll get a peek before it disappears below the horizon but there's plenty of other good targets up there to view tonight Again thanks Joe
  13. Hi All The sky here should provide good planetary viewing for tonight. I'm having trouble getting access to my Jupiter Red Spot Transit Times site. Could anyone here let me know if it is visible tonight up to approx midnight? Thanks in advance Joe
  14. Paypal gift is good John. It doesn't come with the origonal box but it'll be well packaged & I can send you a couple of photos to your email address if you want, prior to transaction Thanks Joe
  15. Hi John I've a 2" Revelation 80mm extension tube I no longer need. Price would be £10 plus postage of approx £3 Joe
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