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  1. Just popping in to say... Congratulations, John! 30,000, and every one of them valuable and helpful to making this forum what it is.
  2. Phone AA - I'm sure they will be able to advise.
  3. Thanks Jules, I've dropped him a PM.
  4. Does anyone know of anyone who would be able to collimate a triplet refractor in the general vicinity of Cambridge?
  5. Ah, right. Didn't know that. Thanks for the explanation. Don't get me wrong - I am intrigued as it's a new product to me. I would love to try one out at some point :-)
  6. Indeed, so why not make them 20mm, or even 15mm aperture? Nothing lost (except profit for Vixen of course).
  7. I don't get this at all. Why pay for 42mmof aperture when no human on earth could make use of the 20mm exit pupil? Could someone please explain?
  8. You can't buy them in the UK at all. I spoke to TH, the importers, and they said Meade don't release any for UK sale. When I spoke to Meade USA they were not happy to sell me one, and were not even happy to repair the "rust" on my one. Even trying to get a secondhand one is difficult because they are all bundled with etalons and nobody wants to split them. It's a hopeless, ridiculous situation. Lunt BFs are your only reasonable bet, but I still haven't heard for sure if you can use them with a PST mod. Coronado SolarMax II anyone?
  9. Basically, for a gentler learning curve and convenience, choose the ED120, although, there is not much difference in that respect. For image quality, the 190 is the obvious choice. Which is more important to you?
  10. I spotted Lovejoy last night in 45mm binoculars. Large, bright with a distinct stream of tail streaming up towards the keystone. Probably the best comet I've seen since Hale-Bopp. Holmes was of course exciting, but not as impressive visually. of course I've also been keeping tabs on Venus recently, and last night I could make out its crescent in the binos.
  11. Was a great show, I saw about 10 in a short time, maybe 30-40 minutes of looking. At one point I was standing with my brother in law looking east and purely by coincidence we both turned round spontaneously to see a breathtaking fireball stream across the southern sky!
  12. I was looking for about 20 minutes and saw 5, so not too bad.
  13. Couldn't get that to open. I think you need to get the public link from Dropbox.
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