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Roy Challen

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About Roy Challen

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  1. Telescope>trouser pocket>washing machine. There you go! It's in the washing machine
  2. I can see why some people may want the box, perhaps an item 'feels' newer with it rather than without. I'm not at all bothered as long as the condition is good. The best EPs I've ever used were Zeiss CZJs, none of them had boxes, and IIRC I sold them on without boxes.
  3. That is quite a 'collection'.
  4. My answer to your question depends on what airguns you swapped . If it was a couple of Gamos then I would say you should've kept the bins, Wiehrauch or Daystate though - wouldn't have let them go in the first place! Seriously though, as Icesheet mentioned, it might be worth checking the warranty.
  5. Shouldn't be too difficult in this country
  6. Blimey! That is heavy! Is that common to the Mak-Newt design?
  7. I seem to recall a report comparing the ETX 90 to a Questar with the conclusion being quite favourable. Not sure how accurate that is having not looked through either, but that is surely a good recommendation for that era of Meade Mak optical quality. Just found that report. http://www.scopereviews.com/90mmComparo.html
  8. I would keep my Skylight, to go with with my Zeiss 25H in the other 'one only' thread. And I would only have one mount too.
  9. I would keep my Zeiss 25mm Huygens, but get lots of barlows.
  10. Really? It's barely any bigger than the ED50! Here it is next to my Tal 100.
  11. I had its big brother - the Mini 60 Achro. Worked with a prism diagonal (Baader Amici correct image, and a Tak prism, probably would work with any diagonal ) with a helical focuser. Although it was an achromat, it had good colour correction and coped with magnification upto about x120. All my EPs came to focus in it and it was small enough to fit in any rucksack. Should not have sold that combo.
  12. Did Earth even have a significant atmosphere during that period?
  13. Reminds me of the time I had Wasabi beer in Japan...
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