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  1. I have purchased an ADM dual saddle but it didn't include the puck to fit it to a HEQ5. Does anyone have one lying around before I go to FLO?
  2. That's great, thanks. Sorry about the wrong section. Would a mod kindly move it for me?
  3. Does anyone have a spare 2" nosepiece with either male t-thread or M48? I'd prefer an M48 male thread as I already have a Canon-M48 adaptor and good to have the extra diameter. But I could also use a 2" T-thread adaptor and a Canon T-mount. Cheers Andrew
  4. I took these two short time lapses tonight. First, 45 minutes of dusk clouds along the tenements on my street. One frame every 2 seconds. Then, 30 minutes of moon rising between clouds. Speeds up towards the end as the exposures got longer. Taken with a Panasonic TZ100. Hope you enjoy.
  5. Some further pictures, showing a hair inside the tube (not between the elements) and a varnish defect. The photo shows up dust on the objective very severely - of course it's really not bad at all and could be removed if you're really particular about it.
  6. Thanks Mark - yes, feels like a previous life! All is well thanks, enjoying teaching.
  7. Sorry - focus way out on the first one!: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pXHZKk8xsDyECBtOOY4Vw7m0Z-3aXDVN/view?usp=sharing https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PrTqrzErrajAoYRqLd82M2tTwbmrdx3m/view?usp=sharing
  8. Hi folks, not sure why some people are not seeing some of the pics. Let me know which pics you're interested in. Cheers Andrew
  9. This is a very fine 80mm f/6 refractor, really nice build quality, compact and lightweight, and fantastic optics. I've just been looking at Venus at high power tonight, which is such a challenging target for contrast and colour, but this scope delivers on both fronts. There have been reports of poor build on this scope, with the front cap cross-threading, and wobbly focuser etc, but this scope appears to be free of such anomalies. The focuser is smooth and straight. It's only 2.5kg, 15" long and 4" diameter tube. 480mm focal length, f/6 2-speed rotating crayford focuser mou
  10. I've been clearing out the garage and reminiscing over all my unused astro kit. Much better off going to someone who will find it useful. It's a veritable smorgasbord of things, so do have a browse To make it easier I've put it all into a document as a list with notes:https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1MWii7GWDN7p7NQSuqg1FXmCVTLUG_Qf_rwMrlC3S0MA/edit?usp=sharingOr you can browse it all through photos:https://drive.google.com/open?id=1b9YpviGKIoVeQUlxzYoGBqZSXaD6HpsK Very happy to discuss prices and combine items.
  11. Hi all, Just popping my head in to say hi at my old haunt! I was very active on SGL up until about 5 years ago when an all-consuming career in teaching took over. I didn't give up on the hobby, and still have my ED120 with PST-mod add-on, of which I am very fond, and a fine 12" f/6 David Lukehurst dob. They don't come out a lot, but the last few nights I've been enjoying the moon and Venus. I do miss the banter, the warm and vibrant community that offers so much to astronomers at every level. Anyway, hope you're all well. Let me know what I've missed in the last few years!
  12. Just popping in to say... Congratulations, John! 30,000, and every one of them valuable and helpful to making this forum what it is.
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