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alan potts

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alan potts last won the day on April 4 2016

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  1. alan potts

    Nagler 31mm ep

    I too have owned the 31mm for a good few years and have used it in many scopes. I really don't see how I can enlarge on what fellow Mod John had to say, my views would really be just a copy/paste. I also use a 35mm Panoptic which is about my oldest eyepiece, not much wrong with that either. I did have a 30mm Meade UWA in the place of the Nagler and this too is a very good eyepiece and heavier, it was only when the scopes got fast that you could tell them apart and even then we were talking subtle differences, the Nagler is a very expensive eyepiece but I have only bought it the once and it was secondhand, If I did wish to sell it I would easily get my money back. I did write a review on the Meade 30mm and the Nagler 31mm about 5 years ago which will be deep in the review section somewhere.
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    TSA120 first light

    Congratulations on your new telescope and mount Gerry, look forward to reading more from it. The TEC 140 is meant to be a stunner but very expensive.
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    Do I need another eyepiece

    A question I have also asked myself many times and found the answer was always YES. I used a 17mm Nagler for a few weeks at the back end of last year, very good addition to any case in my view. I owned the 17.3mm Delos for some time too, again top draw.
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    Jupiter, GRS . 2-6-18

    It's been clear most nights for the last month, I am just too tired out to do a great deal with the work I am doing on the lawn. Sometime big is not so good with about 600m2, I set out to repair the patches caused by ants running of with seed. There was me thinking it was a 5 minute job, one month later. I have to be up at 5.30 ish to water it all so the seeds are at least damp for what are very hot days, 35c now as I type. Alan
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    Best of the year , So far

    Have to say living out here now I do miss going to a decent pub and fish and chips, in Hull there are a few really good one. Nice report too.
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    Jupiter, GRS . 2-6-18

    Sorry, I am no expert at AP but I think they are very good.
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    Lunar mono & rgb + close ups and V 22-05-18

    Very nice shots there John, nice and sharp without looking over done if you know what I mean, should look at the moon more than I do, tend to view it as a pain when above 1st quarter. I do love to view the first days of the new moon, always in turbulent air though. alan
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    Nebula's and Galaxies 23/05/2018

    Some there I have not seen before. nice shots.
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    The Cocoon galaxy

    Nice shot, not one I have seen before. Alan
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    Messier 13 with a 12" scope

    I agree with you John, it looks just wonderful in my big Dob, in general I never tire of globular clusters Alan
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    Birthday, beer and Jupiter

    A really nice report and a very late happy birthday. Corona, when i was a child/ teen there were 2 types of soft drinks in the Medway area maybe Coke too , R Whites and Corona, I rather fancy your type was the beer though. Alan
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    A start on the Owl

    Very nice and knowing you it will only get better, I have an owl in my barn that don't need such long exposures.
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    M106 and friends

    Very nice image, I do rather like the spikeson the brighter stars and love the colour difference in the orange a blue stars at the bottom of frame, it's not over done. Alan
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    100 Degree Eyepieces - How many do you need?

    Going back to the OP, i would say 3 eyepieces would cover most scopes, depends on F/L as to which you choose but I would say 21mm 13mm and 8mm, (which is why I have 8). For me they come into their own when used with a Dob. Alan
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    Tak FC-100 - what will I gain?

    Whilst I personally would never pour water onto peoples dreams, and mine too maybe, I feel the 120mm is a very good scope already. You could argue that the stars may well be shaper and tighter, as Tak optics are up there with the very best. I feel fellow Mod John is the one to ask as he has a Tak and I believe he also has a 120mmED, I am sure he will be able to give you firsthand information. Alan

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