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Mr Fiery Jack

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About Mr Fiery Jack

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    Rugby Union, Test Match Cricket, Astronomy, Fly Fishing, Autism and related conditions, Jazz and Post Punk Music (The Fall, Joy Division, Gang of 4, yada, yada) Captain Beefheart
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  1. Complete astro outfit. Orion Optics 10 inch 6.4 dobsonian with OO dob base. Telrad, Centering adapator, and astrozap OTA cover. Also and in perfect condition and used once a 3 week old Baader MK 4 zoon, Baader 32mm Plossl and Baader 6mm Ortho. 4 Cloured filters and a UHC filter. These eyepieces look like they have never been used and come in a brand new flight case. The scope has a few marks on the OTA as you would expect, but nothing like a ding or dent. The optics are outstanding, the best I ever owned (3rd OO dob) Very sad and unexpected sale, it seems water and Mac computer
  2. Hello folks Has anyone any experience of a altair astro 4 inch achro and AZ 4 as combo. I don't have much time these days and to be honest I no longer feel like spending the entire night out in the cold so grab and go is all I need.
  3. Started in a really minimal way, built up quite a collection of eyepieces and scopes. The longer I am in this game the less I have come to realise I actually need. I try to keep things to the absolute minimum these days and always buy secondhand. Better for the environment, better on the wallet, easier to use in the field.
  4. Could this please be moved to achieve please?
  5. Wanted a 11mm plossl, got an unused one kicking about? Cash awaits!
  6. This is after all a hobby for the vast majority of us, not scientific research, a hobby. Now you can contribute to genuine scientific research in the field of astronomy from the very computer you are reading this from, galaxy zoo and what have you. You might get lucky, you might be the very first, with your 22 inch dob to see a super nova no other human being has ever seen , but then you probably won't. if it turns you on to split stars with a custom built 3 inch f15 refractor then more power to you I say. If you absolutely must have a dob so big you need 3 blokes and a transit van to shift it
  7. I had a TAL 100RS, I liked it very much. At the time they had almost a cult status, that seems to have wained somewhat. Watch the sudden interest and rise in secondhand prices should that news be confirmed. Personally I would only buy a new one from FLO, they do a bit of a clean up on the optics before they send them out I seem to remember. Quality control means nothing in Russia it seems.
  8. Oh Joy. I watched the sky all the way home and its still clear. The scope is out and cooling, its still crystal clear and only a sliver of fast setting moon in sight...bliss
  9. Just out of interest I was wondering why SW's 130P was not a more popular choice for those on a AP budget? They look like a very competent little reflector to me.
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