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F15Rules

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  1. Personally Richard, I would avoid the Sky watcher diagonal. I've had a couple and on both the 2 inch nosepiece (the bit that goes into scope focuser tube) would work loose from the main body of the diagonal far too easily. You can't go wrong with the Tele Vue, and both enhanced and dielectric work very well ( like John I can't see the difference). I myself mainly use a Baader prism (1.25"), but for 2" viewing I use a William Optics Durabright 2" dielectric which comes with a 1.25" adapter and is very nicely built. https://www.firstlightoptics.com/diagonals/william-optics-2-dielectric-diagonal.html If you buy new, use a reputable dealer such as FLO and if you get any problems at all they will sort it out for you, whichever brand you choose. Good luck, Dave
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    Baader Morpheus 14mm EP

    This is a cracking eyepiece.. When I bought mine I compared it to my then Pentax XW14mm and it was better IMHO in every respect, and had very little field curvature at all, unlike the XW. I sold the XW soon afterwards. Highly recommended . Dave
  3. weExcellent, high quality Baader set of CNC finder/guidescope rings and bracket (fits Vixen/Skywatcher shoe). Suutable for finders/guider scopes of up to 60mm aperture), Internal maximum diameter is 63mm, with 6 securing adjustable screws with Delrin tips to avoid marring your finder tube. In mint condition apart from the usual marks on the foot of the bracket where it fits into your finder shoe. Price £35 plus £3.95 signed for UK postage. I also have a MINT condition Skywatch Black Diamond 9x50 straight through finder tube ideal for the above rings. Complete with lens caps. Price £22 posted If you want both items I will do them both for £56 including UK signed for postage. Thanks for looking. Dave
  4. Agreed Steve. I am keeping the Parks 25mm pair for binoviewing as well as the 30mm. I may well look for another 30mm at some point, to make a pair, but for now I want to exploit the pairs I have -if only we can get rid of the wretched clouds we have had for the last 5 weeks almost without a break! The SW Aero 30mm is great too, but of course it's a 2" barrel so not suitable for binoviewing.. Dave
  5. Still available. Price reduced to £38 posted
  6. I have a lovely high quality (I think Baader, but not sure) set of CNC finder/guidescope rings and bracket (fits Vixen/Skywatcher shoe) for sale. Internal max diameter is 63mm, with 6 securing adjustable screws with Delrin tips to avoid marring your finder tube. In mint condition apart from the usual marks on the foot of the bracket where it fits into your finder shoe. Price £38 ncluding signed for UK postage. I also have a MINT condition Skywatcher Black Diamond 9x50 straight through finder tube ideal for the above rings. Complete with lens caps. It's like new. Note: The photo shows the mint finder which is for sale inside a white low profile bracket which is not included..If you would like to buy both the finder an the white bracket shown, pm me, they would be £32 posted.. Price £22 posted if only the finder is desired ☺. If you want both items (finder only and CNC rings/bracket), I will do them both for £55 including UK signed for postage.
  7. Here's one of the summerhouse...It's painted in exactly the same colour as the house ..convinced now??
  8. Well, Jeremy, the blue band on my FS128 dewshield matches quite well.with the house colour
  9. Thanks Alan☺. Actually the house is painted blue (it was previously green) - unless my colour vision has gone too! As I approach retirement around the end of this year, I hope, I will have to cut my Astro cloth to suit what will be my much lower income at that point. So the only piece of kit that I own that is "safe" beyond the end of this year is my FS128. By choosing this mix of eyepieces, if I absolutely have to, I can sell some of them but keep a decent core of good glass, even if only for cyclops viewing. Of course I hope it doesn't come to that, but the current political uncertainty has knocked 10% off the value of my pension fund in the past 3 months, so who knows where we will be after the end of March? But you are correct, we are very lucky to have access to a great range of kit these days. And I think the Morpheus range offers amazing performance at great prices - it would be no hardship to me to only have Morphii eps to use in the future...Well, apart from the LVW 22 and something of 30-35mm FL! Dave
  10. During the past few weeks due to the awful endless cloud that's gripped the east of Lincolnshire, I've been sorting out stuff including my eyepieces. As I am now using binoviewers for about half of my observing time, I've had to make some hard decisions, including letting some much prized older Japanese eyepieces go. I'm increasingly finding that 2 eyed viewing is more comfortable than cyclops, due to the marked, age related deterioration in my right (natural observing ) eye. Although I am trying to train my left eye for cyclops viewing, I still find that binoviewing is more comfortable for certain types of viewing, and so I've been putting a few pairs together for this. My current mix shown below now comprises: Back row, left to right, cyclops viewing, Morpheus 9mm, Pentax XL 10.5mm, Vixen LVW 22mm, Skywatch Aero 30mm, and Bresser/Meade 40mm. Front row, left to right, Binoviewing pairs, Fujiyama 12.5mm orthos, (7.8mm), 17.5mm Morpheus (11mm), 25mm (15.6mm), Parks Gold Series Japan (same as Celestron Ultima and Baader Eudiascopic). I have a pair of William Optics 1.6x nosepieces which change the focal lengths above to the figures shown in brackets. Oh, and I also have a lovely 30mm Parks Gold (the one pictured on its' own) which I cant bear to sell , and would love to find another of..☺ Very happy with this combination at the moment.. The last pictures show the Morpheus 17.5mm pair ready for action in my Tak FS128 - if it ever clears, that is! Dave
  11. Mods please archive this advert.. I will issue a new one as the abortive purchase may have confused other posts trial buyers. Many thanks, Dave
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