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Fozzie

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Fozzie last won the day on October 28 2020

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  1. Bit late to the party on this.. I've got a nice bag for my 102/f7 which is similar if not the same Paul.. https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0899YVDDW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_fabc_89e5FbWQJ1NF6?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1 Plenty to choose from on Amazon.. The one I have is padded on base, tbh I'd like more padding to the sides but then it's a quarter of the price of manfrotto or geoptik bags. HTH Seasons greetings Fozzie
  2. Amazon.. search "padded carry bag" world's your oyster then.. loads to chose from..
  3. Ooooooo that looks a beauty, many congrats, lovely vintage vixen..
  4. That is a monster that's appeared on the limb.. Activity is on the up for sure.. Thanks for the the post and update! Might follow suit and bring in my WL set up to work over the next few days..
  5. Nice.. the 17mm shows similar to a 24/68.. is your pan (if you've got one!) feeling the heat I wonder!? i was looking at it over the week end along with the 12mm, i thought i'd read some where shorter lengths in the range in the future..
  6. Alas i don't think this is on the agenda for next year, a typo by all accounts in the formula.. https://www.sciencealert.com/kic-9832227-cygnus-binary-star-collision-prediction-was-wrong-data and from wiki The merger of the two stellar cores was predicted to give birth to a new, hotter, more massive main-sequence star. However, a reanalysis of the data in September 2018 revealed that the prediction had been based on a wrongly-timed observation, negating the predicted merger.[6][7][8] The period of the variations in KIC 9832227 has been observed to be growing shorter since 2013, leading to the prediction of the merger in 2022.[9] In September 2018, it was announced that the original prediction was based on a timing offset of 12 hours in one of the datasets. This shows that the period had actually been increasing up to about 2008. The cause for the period variation is still unknown, but it is unlikely that the system will end in a merger at the predicted time.[6][7][10]
  7. I've used a 200p and Skytee combo in the past, it's a nice combo, does need a counter balance though..
  8. No wonder I get confused.. the EP states 50, the vixen blurb says 45.. Still a lovely view irrespective!
  9. Keep forgetting the SLV is only 45deg... I use a tracking mount so that's probably why I don't see a narrow FoV as too much of an issue..
  10. I'm in the SLV camp, very sharp and comfortable EP to use, yes only 50deg but I have a tracking eq mount, quite accurate pa, so I can keep most objects I view for well over 5mins.. and that's with a 2x Telextender in play... Very neutral cool colour tone as well.. ES do a 52 LER at 5.5mm for £70 ish.. fairly new EP.. another in the mix for you..
  11. Ordered! What an accomplishment, well done!
  12. A few years back there was a venus/jupiter conjunction in the evening skies.. seeing both planets in a 24/68 exsci so was great.. Venus in the Pleiades, and recently mars has been spectacular.. Best I think though was not so much the sights, but the quality of views during the beast from the east.. absolutely stunning conditions.. cold but stunning!
  13. great report, i spent some time looking around Mare Nectaris last night, when i could drag myself away from mars.. Noticed Messier A impact rays really stood out also.. I've a street light that, is usually behind tress, but as the leaves fall it seems especially bright and detracting, so i can totally relate to that.. CS Fozzie
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