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About Highburymark

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  1. Meade ETX-105 and extras

    Scope still available - would prefer it to be picked up/or to meet buyer in London than to post.
  2. Giro mini + clamps + Manfrotto tripod

    No Piero - have an Ercole and Gitzo tripod for that. The gear I'm selling was used with my Equinox 80ED for travel and Lunt solar.
  3. Meade ETX-105 and extras

    Thanks Lockie.
  4. Tele optic Giro mini mount - £110. Tele optic clamp (black in pic) £20 Teleskop Service 'luxury' (!) clamp (silver) £30 Manfrotto 190 Go tripod - £60 Together these items make up an excellent lightweight travel alt-az set up which has accompanied me on several memorable trips. Happy to take a few quid off if someone wants mount, clamp and tripod as one package. Postage to be added. Thanks for reading.
  5. Meade ETX-105 and extras

    Thanks - love the 4SE too. It's a great size for a mak I reckon.
  6. Meade ETX-105 and extras

    Meade ETX-105 for sale. With autostar hand controller, Meade bag/backpack, and Baader solar film filter. Only one thing to say about this scope. The optics are stunning. Moon views are apo-like - incredibly sharp and contrastful. Electrics and handset work well - though I haven't used its go-to for many years. No tripod - though it sits very happily on its fork mount and base, and is an excellent travel scope - backpack easily within airline cabin allowance. The downside? It's 18 years old. Optics a bit dusty. Couple of marks on the body (shown in pics) which are from Velcro stickers used to attach solar filter over front of scope (which I'm also including). The finder eyepiece is pretty useless, and anyone familiar with the ETX will know that the focuser is a bit rudimentary. All it basically needs is some tlc, a clean, and a new eyepiece for the finder (good thing about the ETX is that parts are readily available). And it would be a great scope once again. Difficult to know what it's worth, but I'm asking just £100 - which with the case and solar filter i hope is something of a bargain. Due to weight it will have to be picked up from London.
  7. Mint TeleVue Ethos 13mm for sale

    Always said I'd keep the Ethos 13 despite selling all my other large EPs when I moved to a lightweight set up. But because of need to rebalance scope in mid session, it's just not getting enough use. So hope someone else can enjoy this wonderful eyepiece. Mint condition. Current new price £589 at Widescreen Centre. Selling for £390, including tracked postage in UK.
  8. Lunt LS50THa unpackaging

    Lovely clear day in London. Solar disc completely clear too, bar some tiny proms - not worth setting up the scope today.
  9. Skywatcher ED72

    Yes I am Victor. Though last year I took my 100mm frac the only time I travelled abroad. The Equinox is a great travel scope because (obviously) of the decent optics, but also the sliding dew shield, (which the Evostars don't have). It's very easy to take as cabin baggage in the provided case, and happily sits on a basic camera tripod and mount. If I was in the market for a small Skywatcher ED around £300 I'd be tempted to go for a secondhand Equinox 80 over the new 72. Under good skies I've had some wonderful views with the Equinox - and not just widefield/dsos - also planets at 170x and moon above 200x
  10. The XFs are great little eyepieces - particularly for binoviewing - light, sharp, good value, clean and contrasty views. Think they'd be much more popular if the range was wider and they'd been marketed to astronomers more actively. Haven't used an SLV, so can't comment on comparative qualities
  11. Skywatcher ED72

    Apologies - am being very slow today - hadn't read the other thread on this scope
  12. Skywatcher ED72

    The AZ5 is nice too. Chews up the dovetail on my Lunt, but definitely a decent piece of kit.
  13. Skywatcher ED72

    It's an astonishing price - if the optics are up to scratch. Couple of books on astro gear I've read recently still talk about apos as if they cost as much as a small hatchback. Admittedly they were probably written ten years ago. But this could be a game changer.
  14. 9mm WO SWAN Disassembly

    Missed that post. V interesting