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Hex

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  1. I love my scope too, its been a bit of a slow burner really.. I was, and still do hold a flame for TAL refractors. I sold my TAL 100 RS due to an issue with my back and bought a Newtonian. After 3 weeks I could take it no more dodgy views, sold it as quick as I could and bought another refractor. I expected to buy another TAL but instead woke to find a ED100 for sale on astro buy and sell for £390, I bought it. Initially I was underwhelmed. The ED 100 certainly did not have the TAL factor, but slowly I bean to pimp it. First came the WO diagonal, swifty followed by a Moonlight focuser. I then followed up by adding a Baader Sky Surfer V RDF. I now love my scope, to me its perfect. I have considered several times heading down the aperture road but the truth is I will never do it, the trade off between quantity over quality is just a step too far. Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
  2. Well that does it for me, absolutely amazing, I hope you are as proud of that shot as you should be! A very well done indeed. I have never understood fuzzy blob observation, imaging is the way to go. Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
  3. I have to admit spikes look very nice on Christmas cards, although children's pictures are my favourite place to see them. I love Christmas. Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
  4. Interesting. Crayfords' get such a bad press, perhaps the revolution (perhaps that should be revelation) starts here. Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
  5. Equipment, scopes mostly. Astro lounge after that I suppose. I am trying to wean myself of SGL, I spend to much time on here and it occasionally makes me want to buy gear I don't really need... I am weak. Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
  6. I have a full set of X-CEL LXs' and concur that the 9mm is my least used ep. I was going to up grade to TeleVue until very recently. I was advised that I might not see much of a difference in my fl 9 refractor, they were right, I couldn't tell the difference between the X-CEL and Radions', a lucky escape. Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
  7. Nice one, what a lovely looking scope, a great performer too no doubt. Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
  8. I just saw M13 tonight and M31, rubbish I just came in after splitting a few doubles. I wouldn't bother if I was you, even the double cluster was washed out. Jupiter and Venus however were very good at 5 am this morning. Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
  9. No, but if I was you I would stay clear of unbranded plossils on eBay. If its plossils you want GSO and Meade descent plossils . Buy them from FLO or RVO or a shop you can trust. Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
  10. Diffraction spikes are the work of the devil, horrible things, I won't even have astronomy pictures on my desk top with star spikes in them, slightly better than coma I suppose. Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
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  12. I think you may have missed the point with respect. For the water to have my erosion turned rocks into rounded pebbles will have taken thousand years, perhaps enough time for life to have developed, were not talking about a flash food here. Since the laws of physics applies equally throughout the universe, and since if water is required by extension to produce life, then in makes sense to look at this area to explore to look for life or the past presence of life Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
  13. Me too, its the reason I sold my Newton and bought another refractor. Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
  14. If you fancy doing a comparison with BST's and X-Cel I up for it Jules. Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
  15. Have you seen the DSO images which some off the members of this site have taken with an ED 80? Absolutely amazing shots. You have an absolutely smashing scope, and don't let anyone tell you different. Many, many folks on here would kill for that scope, you're a lucky man. Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
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