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Paul73 last won the day on January 31 2019

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About Paul73

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    Other than visual astronomy (haven't got the patience or budget for imaging); I like a game of golf, a good cup of coffee / glass of wine, cooking the Sunday lunch, a rare night at the opera and a couple of pints in the local. I should probably include my three young children and a generally supportive wife!
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  1. I went from the ES82° to the 14mm Delos and have been very happy with the move. However.... you can see the lovely crisp field stop due to the long eye relief. The Ethos will give the “floating in space” feeling which encourages you to get really close in to explore the view. I haven’t tried the ES92° range. Paul
  2. So good, I watched it twice! Thanks for posting. Paul
  3. Congratulations. Now that you know what you are looking for, you’ll spot them every time. I tried for them this evening but could only see two of the three. Turns out that my secondary was half iced over! Paul
  4. Sounds like you got some decent viewing before the back/cold brought things to a halt. The Eskimo seems to have been a popular target tonight. Paul
  5. I visited Gemini earlier for a quick look at M35 with NGC2158. Should have stopped off at the Eskimo too. It is definitely well worth a visit. Glad that you managed to track it down. Paul
  6. Possibly the coolest “telescope” in the world. Thanks for posting. Paul
  7. Although, the “Indistinct Notch of Near Nothingness nebula” is very nearly as catchy..... Definitely a target for the imagers. Paul
  8. Got a quick view hanging out of the bedroom window with my son’s mini Dob. Seeing was surprisingly steady all things considered Hope that others managed to catch this magical view. Paul
  9. Dark sky is what you need. It is almost impossible with my 16” Dob from home, but it has been done using far less from really dark sites. Paul PS the horse’s head is possibly the most underwhelming sight in astronomy. Don’t expect too much.
  10. That is quite an advert for the APM range. @Ships and StarsDo you use them with a coma corrector? Paul
  11. Thanks for posting. The observing guide PDF’s are particularly good. I Didn’t realise that the Flaming Star nebula is a visual target. Must give it a go next clear night. Paul
  12. Well worth getting the scope out! I’ve got to try a Morpheus. Lots of people seem to be really enjoying them. Paul
  13. I hit that slope and shelled out for a 21E. What marvellous views it gave. Then I sold it for exactly what I paid. It funded half a 16” dob. As good as money in the bank! Paul
  14. I’m another SLV fan. Have used the 6mm and 5mm variants in a Dob. They are a tidy upgrade to the Starguiders and arguably sharper than the ES 82° shorter focal lengths (compared to the 8.8m ES). However, the 11mm ES 82° is probably the best of the range and is a very fine eyepiece. Saying that, Don’s Delite suggestion is well worth considering (at a price). Hope that this helps. Paul
  15. From the current lineup - Delos 14mm for me. Comfortable, great contrast and lovely shaped stars all the way to the edge! From the long list of eyepieces that I have owned - the Ethos 21 was special and I enjoyed the planetary views with the Vixen SLV 6mm. Paul
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