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surfindogg last won the day on November 15 2016

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  1. My question for M2C owners, if you change from a 50gm ortho to a 500gm eyepiece, does the M2C stay put
  2. It was this that made me think of encoders for the Vamo. It is a great mount and I probably need to give it a bit more time but I like the look of the M2C.
  3. I thought there was someone here who had both but must have been mistaken. PMd you re Borg rings.
  4. What? Nobody? Need more popcorn Nicos!
  5. Hi all, I have tried many different alt az mounts in the past and after PM chatting with Nicos about alt az mounts re DM4 or M2C + encoders, have come to the conclusion that I don’t need (in other words can’t afford!) the DM4. I would be using any mount with my Tak FC76 DCU[Q]. [I hardly use the FS60CB anymore!!] If anyone has experience of both the Vamo traveller and the M2C, I would appreciate some feedback on which they feel might be better for my requirements. My bugbear with alt/az mounts is the need to rebalance when changing eyepieces. Which of the two is less sensitive to changes? Is the M2C much heavier than the Vamo? Which moves more smoothly when cranked tight enough not to slip? I already have a Vamo and it is great, so light and portable, but should I get an M2C + encoders (I have a Nexus 1 already) or should I stick with the Vamo and get encoders for that instead? Thanks in advance for any input on this, Andrew.
  6. Vixen Style Finder Shoe / Mounting Base [William Optics?] This looks like one of these - https://www.firstlightoptics.com/finders/william-optics-vixen-style-finder-shoe-mounting-base.html Came with a finder scope + box of accessories. £10 + £4 P&P
  7. Resurrecting an old topic - I have had a Baader Amici Zeiss prism for a couple of years and only just started to use it for astro. For daytime use it is fantastic, clear and sharp. But at night - oh dear! A prominent spike through bright objects. I tried a photo with quickly knocked up artificial star. I reached out to Baader to see if they would be willing to sort me out with a perfect example but so far no reply.
  8. William Optics 2" - 1.25" Adapter. VGC - almost mint. £20 + P&P
  9. Telescope Service TS 2" T2 Adapter. With brass compression ring - VGC some wear marks. £23 + P&P
  10. SOLD - Skywatcher/Orion 76mm Tube Rings. Looking for £15 + P&P Paypal gift or Bank Transfer preferred.
  11. Just wondering what I can do about the new neighbours floodlight. They moved in 2 years ago and spent loads of money doing up the house and garden. First annoyance was that they dug up the gas main in the road outside our house and we had to sit outside on the hottest day of the year until it was fixed. Then endless building noise - they DIYed - and massive bonfires burning building waste. Then they built a massive shed that overlooks our property and have now started putting said floodlight on from dusk until 11.30pm. Despite having blackout curtains in the bedroom the light still penetrates, particularly around the edges of the curtains. If they are going to be using their shed/mancave every night then it is goodbye night sky!! I know they have been rude and aggressive to other neighbours so will send a letter outlining the process of complaint I will follow if they keep it as it is. Seriously thinking of moving now if things ever get back to normal. Andrew.
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