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About BobSki

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  1. All PM's replied to, all scopes and eye pieces now sold just these two left.
  2. Not related to your topic but are you the Andy Thilo who does or used to do IPAS?
  3. LOL, yes, with 100% cloud cover and heavy rain
  4. Celestron Polar scope - PHOTOS HERE I bought this for the Advanced VX but as my back garden does not have a view of the Pole Star I never really used it. I also bought a sky watcher Polar illuminator for it. I would sell both as a package for £45 If someone wants to buy the whole package I would do it for an all in price of £2100 which is a considerable saving over new. Prices are for collection postage is not included. I am based in Daventry, Northamptonshire and would prefer the items to be collected and either cash on collection or Bank Transfer before the items leave my home. All the best Bob
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    it is, and I can see Earth from here too... If only the damn fog and clouds would go away
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    LOL and there was me thinking you'd all run for the hills at the thought of me turning up at the next party Thanks Helen
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    hmmm, is the stunning silence telling me something... like your all hiding from me LOL
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    Well done on joining the ranks of the retired (I've been useless to the government for 9 wonderful years) and welcome to this wonderful forum. Hmmmm, Yes, Now you've bought such a lovely instrument, you'll be filling the hours alright........watching the sky waiting for the damn fog or clouds to clear. That 8" will be a handful (as someone said earlier) I know only too well as I have an 8" Newt too. If you observe with a local group I have no doubt somebody would help you put it on the mount if need be. If you're on your own well, just be really careful when putting it into the dovetail. make hanging on to the tube until those clamping bolts are tightened a priority. As far as a cart to pull it around on is concerned, how about something like this: CART However I would be mindful of the fact that bouncing the newt about over rough(ish) ground might well cause collimation issues, so careful consideration to be given to the support packaging around the scope. It looks like this cart (or something like it as long as it is long enough) would convey most of the gear. When you have it all set up consider where you place the eye piece. With Newtonians, if you set it up as shown in most pictures (eye piece at 90 deg to the balance bar), that eyepiece will get you into some pretty uncomfortable/difficult bodily positions and/or you will be constantly loosening the mounting rings in order to swivel the scope round within the mounts. Consider placing the eyepiece in the same plane as the counterweight bar, that way it will pretty much always be accessible. Whatever you do, Have fun.
  9. Today I received my new Polar Scope, Illuminator and SkySense, What a nice Postie....well, DHL actually Thanks FLO
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    Are bookings open for 2018 I found a website for sglsp 2017 but nothing for 2018. Do I need to polar align and do a 3 webpage alignment to find it
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    2018 Quiz

    would that be Mars?
  12. whats that then.........clear skies LOL
  13. How could I ever forget Tich
  14. Yeah I know but the tight fisted devils don't believe in giving big portions
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