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About trynda1701

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  1. trynda1701

    SCS Astro shutting shop

    That is so sad to hear. Condolences to the family.
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    SCS Astro shutting shop

    That is really sad news. Condolences to his family and friends.
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    What did the postman bring?

    That is rather shocking. Glad there was a return on it. I've never had anything serious go wrong on eBay, although I've only ever got BST eyepieces from it in an astronomical sense.
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    TeleVue Plossl for sale - 11mm

    The 11mm Televue Plossl is still available, now reduced. 11mm Televue Plossl 11mm and hex case I'd like £55 including P&P for it, eyepiece comes with the hex case, as I said originally. No box, but both caps provided. Paypal for payment please, buyer pays fees. Will post to UK/Ireland and Europe only. NOTE: Due to work patterns, I will be able to post these from Wednesday till Saturday lunchtime. I've got the thread set up for reply notifications, so I'm keeping track of any replies, and would keep in contact with any potential buyers. Looking forward again to any replies. Mark
  5. That link isn't working now. Brings up the error "We could not find the attachment you were attempting to view". Has something changed? I know I've seen you mention on the forum about binos you know are stopped down, Steve. Would it be a resource if you had a consolidated list on The Binocular Sky site?
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    Venus and Mercury now

    Very nice, Knev. Captures the naked eye view perfectly.
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    Venus and Mercury now

    Got another look at Venus and Mercury tonight also. Didn't realise the Moon would be up, so a nice surprise when I opened the upstairs blinds. Scanned up Venus in the 10x50s at 18:50 and saw it naked eye at 18:52. Kept scanning for Mercury for a few mins, then checked for its position on Stellarium on my phone. Then scanned it with the binos at 19:04. Tried for Mercury with the naked eye, and finally was sure of its visibility by 19:15. It was interesting to note the difference in horizon position and visibility in the twilight compared to last week. A bit further north along the horizon, and half an hour later for similar visibility, although Mercury seems fainter. The thin crescent Moon was a bonus, with nice earthshine seen at 19:30, after Venus had dipped below the roofline I was observing over. The pics above capture the scene nicely. A nice start to a couple of hours scanning some winter favorites with the binocs and the Heritage. Who knows when the next clear night will be. And by Jove, 'tis nippy out!
  8. trynda1701

    SGL Mini Spring Star Party

    Commiserations, folks. Up here in Central Scotland, we've had overnight flurries since late evening giving us about two inches of snow lying. Hate to think what it's like nearer the two amber zones on the east coast of England that were forecast. So, if I'm reading this right, there's the SGL mini party, plus Roslington on this weekend where the pics are posted from. Plus the Galloway party starts tomorrow! Anyone elsewhere from those three braving the wilds?
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    What did the postman bring?

    The camera, I take it? Or both it and the little scope?
  10. @Rusted That is a wonderful restoration on that MkIV mount. Beautiful. Is that the original colour? Also, I loved the pics of your MkIII mount on the other thread. Plus, thanks for that video! @HAsun Yes, would like to see any pictures if you have any. Which country are you based in? X380 magnification on Jupiter doesn't sound like UK skies!
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    7x80 binoculars

    Alan Interesting. What exactly were you looking thru when you tried this? Mark
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    7x80 binoculars

    Hmmm, that's interesting? Thoughts, people?
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    Can it be true?

    Yes, sad news indeed. Condolences to his family and friends. I hadn't realised he was in his 70s. A long and very productive life, despite his illness. He was indeed a brilliant man. He will be missed.
  14. So, based on a post about a old Fullerscopes equatorial mount found here... https://stargazerslounge.com/topic/310005-fullerscope-mount/?page=2&tab=comments#comment-3402468 ...and a couple of forum members showing their own Fullerscopes telescopes there, are there any others who still have, and especially USE their Fullerscopes? There were a couple of Newtonian scopes shown on that thread above, I'd love to see more. But I'd also like to see any refractors still in use. I almost went for a three inch refractor back in the early 80s. If folks are still using them, I'd love to hear thoughts and some pics would be nice too. I've read about quality control issues on the mounts, but what were the scopes like, mirrors and lenses both. Tell us your stories. Mark
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    Fullerscope Mount

    I remember seeing small folding brouchers with Tasco scopes, and thought those where cool till I saw the Fullerscopes catalogue. That OP of the mount that started this thread has brought back lots of memories. Almost tempted to start a new thread to see how many forum members had/ still have Fullerscopes telescopes in use. Mark EDIT: And I have just created such a thread... https://stargazerslounge.com/topic/310907-fullerscopes-telescopes-still-in-use/ Post away!

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