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About Whistlebare

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  1. Oh and a very impressive build you have there!!
  2. Cuprinol Ducksback is the stuff I used. It comes in a variety of colours and has kept my build watertight. Although it didn't stop the wasps building a football sized nest in the eaves above my warm room!
  3. Once the kids have grown up I'll be removing the trampoline that is next to mine, I can then make a track so my ROR can slide to the North and South giving me unobstructed views....Apart from the 60 foot willow tree which blocks out the NW that is. Nothing a chainsaw wont sort out
  4. And when you say to yourself...'I wish I would have done that bit differently...' Looking like a nice build Chris...
  5. I've just purchased one from ebay for £20 - Skywatcher branded. Even as a guide scope would it not to have something in place to achieve focus? Because without anything in mine (modded barlow) I can not get it to focus without that extra length.
  6. I purchased the ST80 2nd hand off ebay (i think) and i did not get a diagonal. I take it I'll need a standard 1.25 diagonal?....Time to go shopping!
  7. He was, that's where I found him... I dealt with him outside of eBay, it doesn't look like he advertises on it any longer. Don't think he needs the extra business which comes with eBay ie all the time wasters and people asking to build observatories :-)
  8. I've dug through all my receipts and managed to find it. The company name is : AT SHEDS AND FENCING LTD TEL: 01384918361 They were based in the Midlands somewhere, Dudley I think. www.bizdirectory.co.uk/atshedsandfence.html My 14x8 pent was £1k delivered I would highly recommend them. Good luck
  9. No just the modded barlow and the lens / webcam...I'll post a pics of the st80 maybe you'll be able to identify what's missing.
  10. DO you get any rain in Spain? Thought it mainly fell on the plain...
  11. Thanks...I have the standard 10mm & 25mm which came with my 200p but I also have a 5mm, 9mm, 18mm and a 25mm x-cell lx...as well as my 1100d dslr and spc900 webcam. When I got the ST80 I had to adapt a cheap 2x barlow (removed the lenses) before I could focus on anything.
  12. I have the standard 10mm & 25mm which came with my 200p but I also have a 5mm, 9mm, 18mm and a 25mm x-cell lx...as well as my 1100d dslr and spc900 webcam.
  13. Could some explain to me how to work out what I need to view the moon in full with my ST80. I know you can use a webcam or dslr to take lots of images and do a mosaic (one for the future)...my kids would like to see the whole moon rather than a section of it and the ST80 is just a wee bit powerful...
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