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  1. Sarah

    Hi all.

    Welcome to SGL Paul!
  2. We are selling our Skywatcher Skyliner 400P 16" FlexTube GOTO Dobsonian. It is in very good condition, with great optics. There are some minor cosmetic marks to the dob base and outside of the tube from general use. We have really enjoyed using this scope but due to Luke's recent knee problem, we now wish to downsize. · - Parabolic Primary Mirror diameter 406mm · - Telescope Focal Length 1800mm (f/4.4) · - Dual-Speed 2" Crayford Focuser · - Tube dimensions: 540mm (diameter), 1071mm-1685mm (length) Also included are the Astrozap light shroud, a Rigel QuikFinder and a SkyTron Power Cable. £1,200 collection only from near Bedford. Payment by Bank Transfer, PayPal (buyer to pay fees) or cash on collection.
  3. Grasshopper 3 2.8 MP Mono USB3 Vision (Sony CCD ICX687) for sale. This camera is in excellent condition and is not required any more as we are no longer doing imaging. When not in use it has been stored in an airtight container with silica gel bags to keep it dry. We used it mostly for solar h-alpha imaging (Solar Max 60 and Daystar Quark), some solar white light and lunar. We are including a Baader C-Mount adapter with 1.25" nosepiece which threads directly onto the camera, as seen in the photo, and the USB 3.0 cable that was recommended by the retailer. Model: GS3-U3-28S4M-C Technical Specifications 1928 x 1448 at 26 FPS Sony ICX687 CCD Global shutter Mono C-mount More info, drivers, etc.: https://www.ptgrey.com/grasshopper3-28-mp-mono-usb3-vision-sony-icx687-camera £700 including delivery. Payment by Bank Transfer, PayPal (buyer to pay fees), or cash on collection from near Bedford. .
  4. Welcome Nicos. Nice to see you here on SGL!
  5. I look forward to seeing how you get on with it, when it arrives. Looks like that might be a good solution! Sarah
  6. As Luke has said, those brief views through the 85mm scope were impressive. I am still amazed at the sight I had of the spicules the other day. And I don't know whether it was even tuned at its optimum. I was more than happy with the surface details, filaments, and proms visible. The visual defects obviously need addressing, but hopefully this will be resolved. I just can't forget those spicules though and at the moment can only imagine what might be possible with even more aperture! Sarah
  7. I think I saw somewhere that there only about 37 of these made. I think they might be out of our price range! Sarah
  8. We haven't purchased much second hand, so yes it was a little nerve wracking Stu, but the chap I dealt with patiently answered all my questions and was very helpful, and a great communicator, which definitely helped! For me, it would have to be the TV102, so it would be suitable for solar, none of these petzval types! Just waiting to test the TV60 this eve if it stays clear. Sarah
  9. I am blaming you Stu! your 'family' photo made us want to start a TV family of our own! And as you did well with your Romanian purchase, we decided to go ahead with buying this one from Cyprus. Posted on Thursday and delivered yesterday lunchtime.Sarah
  10. It is looking very good today Stu. I had a quick view earlier to test out our newly acquired TV60. I could see more than enough detail with the 60, so I can imagine the 85 view is even better! Sarah
  11. Very funny Steve! It feels quite heavy for its compact size, but this makes it feel very solid and well built, like all TV scopes. Luke meant to say we had a Tak finder scope included, rather than a guide scope! Before the clouds rolled in, I did manage a quick view through the TV60 in white light. Very nice it was too. Lovely and sharp and lots if detail to be seen. Probably helps as the white light has been looking awesome recently. I was trying to decide if I could see some granulation or if it was wishful thinking! I think this is going to make a great compact travel scope for holidays, for solar white light, hopefully solar ha with the Quark (when it arrives!) and for a spot of widefield DSO viewing, as well as lunar viewing. It is the ultimate grab 'n' go! Sarah
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