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  1. Hi, I hava couple of televue clickstop zooms which I use in my binoviewer. Unfortunateley there appears to be some tiny water droplets which take on the appearence of dirty dots inside one of the ep`s. Does anyone know a company that cleans services ep`s at at a reasonable price? Here`s hoping! Bob.
  2. Hi, I am undecided which head is best for travelling with my celestron c90. I have been using an alt az alluminium tripod but it`s a bit bulky for travel. I`ve been looking at the manfrotto 190 xpro with either a fluid head or a geared head. The geared 410 junior is a reasonable price but still works out dearer than a flud head. Is the geared head worth the extra money and how good are the fluid heads such as the 501 and the 502? Bob.
  3. I have been looking through telescopes for around 35 years and the closest I ever came to owning a "starter" scope was when I purchased a 4 1/2" TAL reflector many years ago. I suppose that could be classed as a starter scope, although I thought it quite a sophisticated piece of kit back then. Since then I`ve owned and used all sorts of scopes from the mighty little Questar to the do all celestron 8" sct through 4" apo refractors and 7" Maks. Some time ago I stupidly sold my questar. This was an act I have regretted it ever since. Recently I have been looking to buy another questar bu
  4. Hi all, i`m looking to buy a televue powermate 2.5x 0r 4x. I have a great 4" refractor f 920 and could do with boosting the power for planetary work this winter. Not sure if I can go as far as 4x with a tv 10mm delos? any advice would be appreciated ? but 2.5x will probably do nicely I`m sure. At the moment I use a 2x celestron ultima barlow which seems fine, but every one seems to say the TV powermate`s are worth the extra. contact me via PM or on 07970 801768 regards,bob.
  5. hi stargazers, I`m looking to buy a Questar. I`ve owned 3 of them in my time and when I not owning one ,I always seem to find myself wanting one again. The reason for selling in the past has always been to fund another project. I hope to keep the next one for good! There was a 50th anniversary model on ebay recently for 3k. which is very expensive but what a keeper that would be? Well, if you have one for sale or know where there is one please drop me a line if you have one for sale. Bob.
  6. I am interested in buying a canon 12x46 is binocular. I have owned and sold the 15x50 model and I would like something a bit lighter.
  7. Anyone got experience of which is best for astro? canon 12x36 is or the lovely 10 x 42L ?? Bob.
  8. I`m sorry I haven`t replied till now. But this forum has been informative, for a start it taught me that there are analogue and digital differences in the cameras, I didn`t realise that. I need something that is easy to use and I would also like to be able to use a monitor not just a computer to view with. I`m certain that which ever camera i decide on, I will be seeing stuff that I haven`t seen before. The whole idea of seeing faint fuzzies etc on a monitor that I could never see through the scope and share it, is really exciting and it will, i`m sure, be the start of a new adventure astro
  9. I know little about video astronomy but was thinking of taking a punt at one of these cameras. and wondered if anyone has tried the mallincam range. By reading there info one would believe they are the best as they state that they use the highest quality components in there manufacture. Bob
  10. I managed to acquire a 10mm Speers and Waler wide angle ep included with the TV 85 I bought earlier in the year. I had heard good things about these ep`s. So, I popped it into the scope last night along with a Celestron 2x barlow to compare it with my 10mm Delos as a planetry test on Jupiter. To my surprise the Speers gave slightly more definition to the belts. They were just a tad sharper.at 120x mag. Anyone else tried these EPs? Bob.
  11. I have been talking to a fellow astronomer who really rates these mounts. They seem to be very good quality and quite unique in there construction. Any experience with them?
  12. Tele vue mounting Knobs required.by nit wit!! I posted a message on this forum the other day with regard to finding two knurled mounting knobs for my TV85. and as usual got some great advice. One of you good people suggested phoning Tele vue direct in the USA and kindly provided the number. Well I decided to get the knobs from here in the UK as it would be cheaper than importing the real thing from the USA. But just to be sure I thought I`d call tele vue to check the thread size first. So I did. The guy at Tele vue said they could certainly send me the knobs but I may be better off ringi
  13. Thanks Guys. I will chase up all of the above. Steve in Brum is not far from me so I`ll also give him a call. Something will turn up from this I`m sure!
  14. Does anyone know where i can obtain two knurled knobs to mount my televue 85 onto the tel-pod mount. I bought the scope second hand and the mounting bolts and knobs were missing. However, i found two studs that fit into the scope but I have to use a couple if nuts to tighten up. I don`t seem to be able to locate the proper knobs anywhere for the job. Any ideas? Bob.
  15. Thanks for all your encouraging remarks about my new scope.Sorry guys for not replying sooner. I have attached a couple of pics. Not too good quality i`m afraid but will try to do better later. I had a bit of trouble with the tele-pod at first. The horizontal movement kept slipping off bearing contact.( becoming loose) I managed to nip up the 3 small screws under the domed cover and it seems o/k now, although there Isn`t any tension adjustment via the hand knob. It seems o/k though now.
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