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  1. Welcome to the forum and your 'life long hobby'. Have fun with both. In short, enjoy!
  2. No need to lurk, now you've said hello. Come on in and enjoy yourself. πŸ™‚
  3. Welcome. Have fun.
  4. Aw, man! I would have loved to have seen that!
  5. I think it calls for a Time-out ... πŸ‰πŸ˜€
  6. I don't think I've seen it expressed so succinctly before. And unlikely to see it expressed more succinctly. Well said, sir.
  7. Welcome to the forum and the hobby. Hope you and your youngsters have lots of fun with both.
  8. Excellent tale! I have a great liking for owls. Had a similar experience when I came round a corner to find a guy sitting on a wall near the main road with a Harris hawk on his wrist. Told me it was a young bird and he was trying to get it accustomed to traffic noise. Not the kind of thing you see every day ... 😳😳😳
  9. Welcome to SGL. Sounds like you're all set up for having fun. Don't let the lack of young eyes bother you - just enjoy vicariously (which you seem to be doing). 🀘 Hope you and your lad have great times together.
  10. Welcome to the forum and the hobby. Hope you have lots of fun with both. I, too, think your choice of scope is good. πŸ‘
  11. Thanks, but I was bearing that in mind. πŸ€” I will make no judgement on view, just check to see what's needed to achieve focus. I have two or three possible EPs (I think!) and will wait before pairing up. I'll also try the BV in different scopes just to learn all I can before committing funds. This is unusual for me - I usually go all in very quickly - so is this a sign I'm maturing? 😳
  12. Thanks for that, Alan. Very helpful. I had already decided to hang fire before buying any new EP and planned to do exactly as you suggest, try the binoviewer with only one eye! I agree with you about the magnification and don't seek to push it too high: results are always disappointing. My Cemax 12mm 'lives' in the scope and only occasionally do I try something else. The 12 gives me a nice full disc, which I prefer. Binoviewing has been suggested for solar viewing by many people but I'm also aware that many just don't get on with it. So only one way to find out ... Delivery due tomorrow. πŸ˜€ Thanks again.
  13. And happy to have you with us. Just remember to have fun and enjoy doing what you're doing. πŸ˜„
  14. Hi, from me, too, Alan. Just about to take a dip into binoviewing with the same scope setup, so may I ask what /which EPs in your pic? There's a familiar colour scheme ... πŸ€— My default is a 12mm Cemax and not sure if I should twin it with another for the binoviewer or go for TV 15mm. Any comment? Any others wish to comment, please?
  15. No. πŸ€•