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Everything posted by RichM63

  1. I would and do, always go for 'fewer zeros' when I am looking for something for me. Might take a while to get to 'no zeros'. 60D for me as the above choice, as per Alan. Then again I have no idea where you are looking, but MPB have 18; 60D cameras starting at £194, but even better if it was me again 32; 7D starting at £259. PS. 600D, starts at £184 Look around. Best Rich
  2. Sadly I see that a lot when shopping. Twin packs costing more than 2 single packs, 650g costing more per kilo than 450g etc etc.
  3. I'm with Alan on the Zomeii, I use one all the time. However, you did say 'Ultimate'! The tripod will carry more than 20kg. The head is happy with 11+kg My bank balance was also +- happy on a good S/H deal. However, getting this rig out at a public site, still causes a certain 'shyness'. It is a "JOY" to use. See this, https://stargazerslounge.com/topic/309691-manfrotto-546gb-501hdv/ Best, Rich
  4. Unscrew the lens from the end of your Barlow. Camera, adapter, empty barlow tube, telescope. and try this as a day time rig first. Works with my ST80 as a camera lens. Rich
  5. I've just 'Googled' "Emoji" I had no idea what you were all talking about. Now I'm also in on the secret. Rich
  6. Probably the Lovell telescope at Jodrell Bank has the strongest Alt/Az mount.
  7. OK I'm not up for it, but what are you now using for the 500mm F4L etc? Rich
  8. Oh crap, my new lappy has just spent 4 days downloading 1709 and now it is going to try for 1803!!! Grrrrrr I don't mind not using the lappy at the moment, (I got it for the back of the ML) but it gums up my other PCs Internet use. Rich
  9. T/Brush packed + Towel. Meet mid Channel and OFF. Cheers, I need to look into a lensed telescope to replace one of the Newt setups, but I've just had a couple of heavy purchases that were not totally planned for.
  10. I think that we should go there. 'just to make sure' as it were... Cracker, John. (what rig?)
  11. Pretty much everything in my signature was bought at least second hand. So far touch wood I've never had a problem with anything. Buyer due diligence is key. Either get to know the seller somewhat, or when possible take a trip to view and purchase. I've spent and also saved £1000s in this way. £40 quid half price on new, can't be that bad. But you will be wanting a tripod. Rich
  12. LOL. Yup I will, but right now my fingies belong to somebody else, idem, peepers after the day under full Sun with a big Sthil.
  13. Looking good John, mine is still in the camera! This idiot forgot a long standing arrangement to spend the day with a chainsaw clearing winter storm damage. Couldn't have picked more suitable weather. (NOT) I need IS times six right now.
  14. Damn, so I didn't need to replace the laptop yesterday after all.....
  15. From the early morning heads up, I was minded to get out with the Tamron 150-600 + WL filter. No idea what I got as yet, still in the camera. Nice image John, + the diagram
  16. Noting that you also have a connection to Southern Spain, in a house, the fluorescent green wire might be live, whilst the bilious pink wire could be return! Updating farm house wiring is interesting in the least!!!!
  17. Canon T5i = 700D in Europe. Indeed a good starter enthusiast camera. I still keep one.
  18. Cracking image José. I am much impressed by the scene created with the old building and then the space debris.
  19. Nice one, hope you weren't steering the ship at the same time.
  20. Yes, they are handy little scopes, mine gets more daylight use than night time, with the prism attached.
  21. Clearly you are hiding your expertise in another room. I have no idea how to even approach this one, nor how to use the software that we have. Keep posting John, your 'fettling' and my 'fettling' are Worlds Apart. Superb, Rich
  22. Solid gloop over here. Sending it along. Well done for getting out and capturing something.
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