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Tonynexevo925

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  1. Very good images and I like the presentation format too
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    July Lunar Eclipse

    Sadly the forecast for tonight is poor - I’ll keep my eye on th sky later maybe lucky to get a gap.
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    Live rocket launch

    Amusing subtitles... always interesting to watch a launch
  4. Wanted Lunt 2″ Crayford-Style 10:1 Focuser or equivalent to make it easier to change between single and double stack https://luntsolarsystems.com/product/lunt-2-crayford-style-101-focuser/ Regards, Tony
  5. Yes it is - very pleased with the performance both WL and normal night Astro
  6. Nice write up Mike, always a pleasure to read. I can relate to your experience completely. That’s a lovely looking scope and the performance sounds excellent too. I was amazed at the OOVX14 and now usually flip between that and the TV85 for night - though the VX14 can’t be described as portable it is still manageable and great for dso with the nexus push to system. I do use someone’s cast off 120ED for white light alongside the Lunt 80. I’ll be interested to learn what name Stanley’s brother eventually gets christened with
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    Solar viewing protection

    Finished preparing my new solar shield... Very happy with the result and did consider patenting it but will allow free use of the idea... Joking aside, it works out at less than £10 and I could make 3 with the bits I bought to do it. One foil em emergency blanket, similar size piece of black cotton cloth, duct tape and job done. Second one in progress to allow for complete coverage of lower legs as I had an ankle bare Just need to add Velcro down the front edge to seal closed around the scope and it’ll be done.
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    Solar viewing protection

    I suppose we all get used to the conditions we live in... just sounds so hot compared to the U.K. we’re gritting the roads because they are melting A few cm of snow and we shut down, a few hot days and a few weeks with no rain and we’re ready for hosepipe bans - not very good at handling anything outside our fairly narrow comfort zone
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    Solar viewing protection

    Totally agree
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    Solar viewing protection

    Totally understand that comment - my half Irish dna really doesn’t like this weather.... Next up will be the air con version I’ve been managing mini sessions - just in shorts and fully screened with the solar shield - works for about 15 mins then need to dash into the shade to recover for a while Ironic - had some great viewing this week and it’s been incredibly hot and a full moon...
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    Solar viewing protection

    I can’t cope with anything beyond low to mid 30C and that has to be near to a bar on holiday. I don’t know how you can manage such high temps - what about night time temps?
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    Solar viewing protection

    Just noted your location - understand now, my cousin lives near Melbourne and has told me the tales of koalas and huge trees with heat to melt the sole of the shoes...
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    Solar viewing protection

    Exactly... almost time for the water company to announce standpipes summer of 76 scenario
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    Solar viewing protection

    It does actually work well though it was still hot in the 27c I suffered today
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    Solar viewing protection

    Maybe I could label as a stealth shield Add in a dew heater or two and maybe a coolant version as Mars suggests
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    Transit of Io

    That’s exactly like my views when targets move over next doors rooftops - the difference in views over the fields vs houses / gardens is shocking in summer.
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    Transit of Io

    Yes - now wishing I’d set up the VX14. Enjoying it anyway even though the moon is bright in my left eye
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    Show us your Frac

    Brilliant Surely worth a guest spot on Sky at Night for a demo
  19. Though you may need the lower profile replacement instead of the click lock standard - depends on the scope. Here are the items needed: The following items were included in this shipment: 1 "Baader #27 to fit DSLR to Herschel or Maxbright Diagonal" Price: £26.50 1 "Baader ClickLock 1.25" Eyepiece Adapter with T-2 Thread" Price: £65.00 Order Number: PO65160 Date: 24 Aug 2015 Delivery Method: UK Royal Mail
  20. I’ll take the solar shield please
  21. You can remove the additional filters if required. It is a cost issue - the V is perfect for visual only and future proofing with the P is dependent on a) will you likely use for AP, b) are you happy to pay the extra? Sensible to research as you are doing before making your decision.
  22. I have the P. Mostly used for visual but I felt the price difference was justified to future proof for AP (occasionally).
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    Show us your Frac

    So am I Excellent for white light with the Baader wedge.
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