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nicnac

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About nicnac

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    i suppose i best start with astronomy
    reading.
    film.
    fishing.
    cooking.
    gardening.
    camping.
    walking.
    loads more to boot but..... well, these are the main ones :)
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  1. the 150P would suit DSOs more and will perform pretty well on the sol objects, it would be better suited to the EQ3 mount too, the PL might be a tad too much. the EQ3 isnt heavy, it can be split down to legs, head and weights mind
  2. great telecopes, im still loving mine. still find myself toying with the idea of getting a 200K and a skytee
  3. http://www.firstlightoptics.com/vixen/vixen-vmc110l.html Have you considered one of these? No corrector plate so lighter and not a bad size
  4. Ignorance and greed, the driving forces or the disease?
  5. i believe in the hop,skip, jump method. base and launch pad on the moon on to mars and repeat....... then onwards from there.
  6. I get most of my gear from first light optics (sponsor of this site) they have a link at the top of the site (desktop version)
  7. First images i found, i found when i typed "images with a TAL 150P" in the google search engine (images) there are a few there that lead to sites
  8. the quantum 4 series are good binocular. i have not tried TS though
  9. nice set up i am not too keen on the head on my 8115 either, i was just going to get one of these though http://www.scsastro.co.uk/catalogue/orion-precision-slow-motion-adaptor.htm
  10. A little mak on a goto would do you fine on solar system bodies
  11. (Que the sweet music in the background, mood lighting up) every experience with my TAL has been great lol. I remember when all the boxes arrived a couple of years back, i opened the box and was greeted with a pristine white rolled steel ota, TAL branding all bright and flash on the side, once i finished gawping i set it all up (mine is on a CG5, not the pillar GEM) I found myself at that scary point, checking collimation. It was near spot on, even after the journey it had undertaken to get to my lil patch. I spent the next few nights out in the yard swinging the TAL this way and that way (as y
  12. All i see is a blank post here but you say TAL 1. Try astrobabys website, Mel did a full overhaul of one and there is plenty of info there
  13. A TAL will last a lifetime. The TAL 1 is still a big seller these days, that should say how well regarded they still are. I have the 150P and it is a great telescope
  14. Another link to a TAL seller, might be an easier purchase than from italy http://lzos.ru/en/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=shop.flypage&product_id=156&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=2&vmcchk=1&Itemid=2
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