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fozzybear

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About fozzybear

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    Manche,France
  1. I see on your photo off the focuser on the wheels they are missing the rubber covering. if needed have a look at https://www.astroboot.co.uk/AstroBoot/telescope-and-astronomy-stuff.html they are only £2-90 plus shipping plus you can get a host of bit's n pieces from them
  2. just one thought you do not state where you are based? one is sourced UK I'e Starwave and "out of stock" the other is state-side USA (import duty) + shipping
  3. apart from the page size and mag 8.5 I do not know to be honest. maybe someone else might be able to answer that ok gone through my books and I do have a copy albeit a 2nd edition 1996 hardback lists the moon details and also the stars visible during the year north and south hemisphere.so 13 charts in the northern hem. the chart's say to mag 6 in A4 format with information relating to each plate in colour see picture from the A4 book and then image from the atlas Hope this helps
  4. in jest of course...… just knock on the neighbours and pose the question or your local council.
  5. drill some holes in its base and inject Tordon under the cover of darkness
  6. Wil Tirion sky atlas 2000.0 Deluxe https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sky-Atlas-2000-0-Deluxe-Tirion/dp/0933346336/ref=pd_sbs_14_8?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=0933346336&pd_rd_r=a34dc437-4d90-460a-b6fc-761cc5e61d79&pd_rd_w=GG07G&pd_rd_wg=DdVQU&pf_rd_p=2773aa8e-42c5-4dbe-bda8-5cdf226aa078&pf_rd_r=YY4A9VC7436H6SXKKBV5&psc=1&refRID=YY4A9VC7436H6SXKKBV5 If the moon is of interest download Patrick chevalley program "Virtual moon Atlas" https://ap-i.net/avl/en/start
  7. yet living in France god knows as nobody understands me except the guys I work with Franglaise accent
  8. makam northerner...# I was a Manc yet worked in Liverpool picked up the local dialect (doh) and was classed as said....after 5 years
  9. easterly wind as far as I can tell off the coast of jersey nearest UK and yes the shame poo weather as you southerner's phone photo
  10. due rain tonight, then rain all the weekend lets hope next week some clear skies
  11. I don't believe it first time tonight I can see the "big cheese" a clear night since 4 weeks of grey stuff.
  12. Found this on their website Our 1.25" filters have a M28.5 male (and M28.5 front female) thread / our 2" filters have a M48 male (and M48 front female) thread Both thread sizes come with our proprietary pitch - which is not the same for the female and male threads. This is our own proprietary "emergency solution" for uniting a world were manufacturers all over the world copy from each other - to the point that there are almost a dozen different pitches in use for male and female threads. Traditionally US-companies used to do a UNF-based pitch and the rest of the world went for metric threads - but these do vary from 0.5 to 0.75. For this reason it does not make sense to publish our non standard pitch because our pitch is made to cope with all existing metric and US-pitch standards - and as said - our solution has evolved from sheer necessity. It is a mixture of a queer pitch and under-/over-dimensioning . We will not want to declare this as a standard and get bashed up for it. It works for us and is a result of 20 years adaptation to fit our filters onto all crazy threads we have seen. And inspite of this - every now and then there comes another "dragonboat-eyepiece" were even our filters may not fit
  13. Baader Planetarium of Germany use a slightly different thread pitch (which they do not specify, but which is a little less than 0.75mm) for their M48-threaded products. This was selected based on their measurements of hundreds of other M48 threaded accessories on the market, and which they believed would therefore increase the chances of their products being compatible with the largest number of non-Baader items.
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