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Vicky050373 last won the day on January 31 2016

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About Vicky050373

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    Secretary for Wakefield and District Astronomical Society (WADAS)
    Member of Huddersfield and District Astronomical and Philosophical Society (HAPS)
    Member of The National Trust, English Heritage & RSPB
    Wife and mother of two - no pets (except the husband and the two kids!)
    Always remember - life is not a dress rehearsal
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  1. I feel as though my vintage frac has really let page 99 down in the "serious glass" category LOL
  2. Seeing Nakedgun's post showing that lovely vintage long focal length refractor has inspired me to show you the result of a little project I worked on last year. My brothers best mate knows I'm "into astronmy" and offered me a telescope that one of his work colleagues was wanting rid off and was free to a good home. Of course, I jumped at the offer without even knowing what was being offered as I'd never wish a scope of any description to be taken to the tip. I was warned that it came in a huge wooden box and there were loads of bits that looked damaged and or broken. I'll keep the post short and I collected what I believe to be a Prinz 660 refractor complete with tripod, wooden coffin case and most of it's original accessories. Unfortunately, the tripod was in a sorry state and I don't have space for the case, so the tough decision was made to discard these. Even though the 0.965" EPs are not in good condition, I have kept them for prosperity. I have also kept the solar projection screen which I have attached and used to view sunspots. I used a Vixen 36.4mm adapter (which I had read on another forum fits these old scopes perfectly) to convert the focus tube to accept modern 1.25" accessories. I bought some new 76mm tube rings (which are surprisingly difficult to find) and fitted these so I could use on my modern mounts. I currently use this scope mounted on my Vixen Porta II mount (bought from a fellow SGL member) for casual viewing. I fitted a Telrad finder which, although not very attractive, is far superior to the original finder scope, which I have also kept. I absolutely love this old telescope, which is probably a similar age to myself. Even though I have an incredible refractor in the form of a WO FLT-110, the Prinz 660, with a 76.2mm lens and focal length of 1250mm, is the scope that gets hauled out into the yard when I just want to get back to basics and have a bit of fun. I have attached a couple of photos of my finished little "restoration" project, and it is a thing thing of beauty (despite the Telrad haha). And to think it was heading for the tip. I shudder at the thought.
  3. Televue 5x Powermate withdrawn due to lack of interest - I will hang on to this for now 2" Moon filter still available
  4. 8mm and 18mm BST eyepieces are now sold, thank you Televue 5x Powermate and 2" Moon filter still available
  5. Hi, just letting you know that both the 8mm and 18mm BST eyepieces have now sold. Vicky.
  6. Hi there, had this thread pop up in my notifications. Just letting you know that I have received a PM overnight stating interest in both BST EPs and asking for payment details. Just thought I'd let you know that these will both be sold once payment is confirmed. However, as an aside, as you can read in my classified post and in my signature that I am a huge fan of the BST eyepieces and have the full range in my case, along with a 2" 32mm Panaview for widefield viewing. I use the BST eyepieces with all my scopes (8SE, Equinox 80 and Prinz 660 vintage refractor) and I cannot fault the view they give in any of these scopes. I will comment again on this thread to advise if the BSTs are sold, or if they are still available. All the best, Vicky
  7. Any offers before I try them on alternative selling sites?
  8. Unbranded 2" Moon filter. No idea of light transmission etc. Comes in case. Nice and clean and scratch free. £15 including 2nd class standard delivery. Bank transfer preferred, but can do PayPal if buyer pays associated fees. Thanks for looking. Vicky
  9. I have for sale my Bresser 1.25" 26mm Super Plössl eyepiece. Bought second hand last year, but doesn't get much use as it is very similar to my 25mm BST Starguider, and I cannot justify keeping both eyepieces. I also require funds for another purchase, so this nice little eyepiece has to go. Nice all round condition, but does not come with end caps or bolt case. However, I will ensure it is well packaged for delivery. £20 to include standard second class postage within UK Payment via PayPal or bank transfer Thanks for looking Vicky
  10. Item now sold. Moderators please archive. Thank you Paul
  11. Hi there, I used it successfully with an Orion 50mm guidescope and a lightweight RDF. I do not use a finder scope. Mounting a finder scope and RDF etc for visual use, I found it very capable. However, due to the height of the foot, there may be some flexure if used to hold a guide scope for long exposure imaging. I am happy to return your payment if you do not feel it will be suitable for your purpose. Vicky.
  12. I have replied to your message. It is not metal. It is 3D printed strong plastic of some description.
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