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laudropb last won the day on March 8 2017

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  1. Hello and a warm welcome to the SGL.
  2. Hello and a warm welcome to the SGL.
  3. Yesterday the postie delivered a very nice WO E-SPL 6 mm ep. Many thanks to Gus for this.
  4. It has been most entertaining watching the rapid progress you have made in the last couple of years Neil.
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    Hello folks

    Hello and a warm welcome to the SGL.
  6. Hi Jack. Are you giving your Mak sufficient time to cool down ? It must reach thermal equilibrium with the night temperatures. Otherwise thermal currents in the tube will not allow the maximum performance of your scope. I have found with the Mak 127 that this can take up to an hour.
  7. Hi Deb. The problem in summer is that the Sun never goes far enough below the horizon to give astronomical darkness. There is always a sky glow this far North. In summer my observing is mainly restricted to Solar sessions during the day. Of course this requires investing in specialist equipment to ensure safe practices. I do do a little night work, but this is mainly on the Moon. As for climate change, over the past few years I have seen a drop in the number of sessions I get compared to the past. Is this a permanent situation? I do not think anyone really knows.
  8. Hello and a warm welcome to the SGL.
  9. I would like the WO 6 mm please. Pm on the way.
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    Hello and a warm welcome to the SGL.
  11. Hi Thomas. I have the same solar scope as you and have found that the shortest eps that give a sharp view are the ES 62 5.5 mm or a Celestron XL 5 mm. At higher magnifications the image becomes too soft and detail is lost. I have the WO SPL 3 mm but the mag of 117x is just too much for this scope. On a few occasions when the seeing and transparency are excellent I have used a 4 mm Vixen SLV 4 mm, but these conditions unfortunately seldom occur. How long have you been using the Lunt scope ? With patience and experience you can still see some lovely detail at magnifications around 64 x It just takes a little time to get your eye in.
  12. laudropb

    Hi from Liverpool

    Hello and a warm welcome to the SGL.
  13. laudropb

    Hi from Croatia

    Hello and a warm welcome to the SGL.
  14. Snap Neil. The 25 mm plossl was my first Televue ep too. I am sure you will like it.
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