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About bluenotetim

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  1. I have an orange sodium streetlight about 30 feet from my back garden which kept me pinned into a corner of the garden behind a conservatory whilst observing. I wrote to the local council about the light and they sent a polite letter back saying that they didn't have any responsibility for street lighting !!! and that I should contact EON who looked after the street lighting for my area. Again I sent a polite letter to EON explaining that although public safety must take priority when it came to street lighting, the damn thing was still ruining my hobby. As expected, they wrote back saying that public safety was a priority with street lighting and that there was nothing that could be done. I wrote to my local councillor about my problem and a month later EON fitted a fantastic shield/shade to the light and my back yard is now so dark that my wife wants me to look at some sort of security lighting ! Should be an interesting conversation.
  2. Following a clear-out at my folks house I came across a 6 inch mirror and secondary . Now this must have been something I purchased in the 80's and it looks like it has accumulated about 30 odd years of dust but it might clean up ok?? Free if anyone is interested or its off to the tip. Seems a shame to throw it though. Not sure how well it would travel so I would suggest collection only. I am very close to the A38/A50 Burton Upon Trent. Cheers Tim.
  3. Hi, Yes its mono. https://www.firstlightoptics.com/zwo-cameras/zwo-asi120mm-usb-2-mono-camera.html
  4. I have a few bits and pieces for sale that just are not getting used. Bank transfer or paypal (+2.5%) please. ZWO ASI £100 inc postage ( taken out of the box to test )***SOLD*** Telrad £25.00 inc postage***SOLD*** Skywatcher 9x50 Finderscope £20.00 inc postage ***SOLD*** Red Dot Finder £12.00 inc postage***SOLD***
  5. I would be surprised if a potential buyer didn't want to have a look through a scope I was selling before buying. Another vote for the Skywatcher Flextube 12" Just picked a used example up for £420 (GoTo) and although the primary was in a pretty bad way, a few gentle cleans have sorted it out.
  6. Please could i have one of the 50mm ones? Thanks
  7. Thank you, just what I have been searching for.
  8. Hi Everyone, Getting a bit confused regarding connecting a Skywatcher AZ EQ5GT to my pc. Do I need a Lynx Astro FTDI EQDIR USB Adapter or can I simply use the USB port on the mount to connect to the USB on my pc with a USB A to USB B cable? Spent ages searching for an answer but can't seem to get one. Many Thanks. Tim
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