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  1. This eyepiece has a small speck of dust on one of the internal lenses that is very clearly described in this thread, which was posted by the person I bought it from. I haven't used the eyepiece since I purchased it and have now sold the other XWs I had hence this sale. The eyepiece comes with original caps and bolt case but no box. Bank transfer or PayPal friends please or the buyer can choose to cover the PayPal fees by adding £4.
  2. Will post a new advert for the one remaining EP.
  3. The 3.5mm, 5mm, 7mm, 10mm and 20mm have now been sold. 14mm still available at £120 including UK delivery
  4. Thanks, all. I've now had interest in the 3.5mm on AstroBuySell plus the three above so have decided to split. Will send PM's to faulksy, PGM and Second Time Around with payment details. 7mm and 14mm are still available.
  5. In excellent condition but has no top cap or box. £150 including UK delivery.
  6. I have a complete set of Pentax XW's for sale. The 14mm was purchased from an SGL member via this ad which contains a detailed description of its condition. It has not been used since I bought it so the description remains accurate. I believe all of the others in the set were purchased new in mid 2018 and have been very lightly used. All are in pristine condition and come with original packaging. My preference would be to sell the complete set at £950 but if there are no takers I will sell them individually at £180 for the 3.5mm, 5mm, 7mm, 10mm & 20mm and £120 for the 14mm. All prices include tracked and insured delivery.
  7. Too many jokes, so little time... This isn't the first time I have read something claiming that a big bright Moon makes it easier to see planets. I have no idea why that would be but will have a look tonight, assuming this also works from North Derbyshire and is not just a Yorkshire-based phenomenon?
  8. Didn't you know that if the Moon ever goes away all the Werewolves appear at the same time and eat everyone? Or perhaps the Earth starts to wobble like a spinning top, the tides stop flowing, the weather patterns go nuts, the food chain collapses and we are all either toasted alive or freeze to death. I think I prefer being eaten by a Werewolf ?
  9. Unfortunately we would all be dead in a month without it, so I think we should keep it. But we could paint it black?
  10. I saw that from an Uber at Elephant and Castle about an hour ago. They were the only two objects visible in the London light show!!
  11. Skywatcher now do a stainless steel tripod to hold these mounts: https://www.firstlightoptics.com/alt-azimuth/sky-watcher-38-stainless-steel-tripod.html
  12. I had one of the very first released AZ GTi's and I don't think it had a solar tracking mode. This might have changed as there has been at least one software upgrade since I sold mine.
  13. I use Case & Enclosures, who I can highly recommend as I have purchased from them many times. Good prices and fast delivery.
  14. I run a forum on a completely different subject and most forum software will have some sort of anti-spam protection on their registration process otherwise they would have hundreds of automated fake registrations per day posting porn, drugs and malware all over the place. Sometimes we find real people being blocked by the protection software and it is usually down to their email domain, internet provider or IP address appearing on some sort of blacklist. Try googling the individual details you used to register to see if you get anything back linking any of it to a spammer blacklist. I had it myself once where one of the servers in the ISP I use had been blacklisted after being hacked. All that said, they sound like a bunch of moaners so you are probably best staying here on SGL ?
  15. Nice report, Stu - the scope sounds great, albeit in need of a few tweaks, and having seen it in the boot of your car last weekend I can vouch for its compactness ?
  16. That is exactly how I feel about this question. At the moment my Mojo is dealing with other things that are more important to me. When I get the time to look at them I know that the stars will still be where I left them ?
  17. This reminds me of the pictures we looked at a year or so before NH reached Pluto. We kept seeing a blurred potato with a possible twin potato in pixelated images labelled as "the best pictures we have". Jump from there to the close-up images of Pluto and Charon we have now and just imagine what is to come from the next target ?
  18. https://www.nasa.gov/feature/ultima-in-view-nasa-s-new-horizons-makes-first-detection-of-kuiper-belt-flyby-target Very exciting!
  19. Hi, Apologies, I have had a change of heart on this and decided I really should be reducing my eyepiece collection rather than buying more so will pass on this. Sorry for the inconvenience. Derek
  20. Can I buy this please? Please PM me you bank details. Thanks Derek
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