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Moonshane

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  1. I would be interested, if you contacted me I can't remember can you remind me.

    George

  2. One out, one in. I have sold a scope (130mm Newt) to buy another one (80mm f11 frac) for solar use. Must be losing my grip - FRACS????

    1. Moonshane

      Moonshane

      Nah just going to use it as a white light solar scope plus maybe doubles etc as a change from my 6" f11. it will mainly sit on the giro opposite the Lunt 50 when this arrives.

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  3. Back on the giro.....just bought a Giro and pillar mount. Really glad to have this set up again.

  4. Back on the giro.....just bought a Giro and pillar mount. Really glad to have this set up again.

    1. Moonshane

      Moonshane

      it does Jules but I have had to sell quite a bit of gear (mostly non-astro old moth stuff) to get to the £900 selling price!

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  5. Back on the giro.....just bought a Giro and pillar mount. Really glad to have this set up again.

    1. Moonshane

      Moonshane

      maybe tomorrow for pics. actually Jules, it will be a frac - a Lunt 50 in a month or so. not gone completely mad though as it will also have a 6" f5 newt for white light. :0)

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  6. I'm becoming a bit of a solar addict. I can give it up any time though.

    1. Moonshane

      Moonshane

      No seriously i have (literally) no interest in imaging unless you count sketching :0)

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  7. I'm becoming a bit of a solar addict. I can give it up any time though.

    1. Moonshane

      Moonshane

      What??!! Oh dear, back to the drawing board. I have not gone completely mad, it's only for visual and may well ride on the back of my 6" f11 white light dob.

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  8. We've got to Jupiter season again. Last night was superb. Often I am unable to bring myself to look at anything else when Jupiter is prominent.

    1. Moonshane

      Moonshane

      as hinted at by Mike above, I use full aperture when possible on all three scopes. often with the 16" though the view is better masked off to 170mm. if I can use full aperture though I do. that certainly allows for more moons to be detected with e.g. Saturn. also the detail when the seeing pops is just staggering.

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  9. I am all Lovejoyed up having seen this comet for the first time this morning. Missed Ison but maybe another time or hopefully after the sun visit.

    1. Moonshane

      Moonshane

      Lovejoy is easily visible in my 7x36 bins. If you get clear sky, even with the moon it's very bright.

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  10. I am all Lovejoyed up having seen this comet for the first time this morning. Missed Ison but maybe another time or hopefully after the sun visit.

    1. Moonshane

      Moonshane

      It is Michael. certainly the best I have seen through a scope.. Even managed a quick sketch.

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  11. I have reverse aperture fever. I have a 16" f4 dob and bought a 12" f4 dob and have now bought a 4.5" f4.3 newtonian and am loving it. I still have the others but the little guy is so dinky.

    1. Moonshane

      Moonshane

      LOL. I can see the benefits of fracs and why people like them, I just prefer newts and see no reason to change my view. I am easily confused and the left right reversal of fracs drives me mad.

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  12. I have reverse aperture fever. I have a 16" f4 dob and bought a 12" f4 dob and have now bought a 4.5" f4.3 newtonian and am loving it. I still have the others but the little guy is so dinky.

    1. Moonshane

      Moonshane

      if you ignore cost maybe. show me a used f4.3 114mm rich field refractor with no CA for £23 delivered and I'll back down. :0))

      OK I'll give you a little for the coma and the spider.

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  13. I have reverse aperture fever. I have a 16" f4 dob and bought a 12" f4 dob and have now bought a 4.5" f4.3 newtonian and am loving it. I still have the others but the little guy is so dinky.

    1. Moonshane

      Moonshane

      well an average refractor at least - ok spend big money,,,,,,,,

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  14. I have reverse aperture fever. I have a 16" f4 dob and bought a 12" f4 dob and have now bought a 4.5" f4.3 newtonian and am loving it. I still have the others but the little guy is so dinky.

    1. Moonshane

      Moonshane

      I honestly disagree that a refractor of the same size is optically superior. plus the image is the wrong way round with fracs and I get neck ache with them! I'll never be convinved LOL

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  15. Happy now. Had an email saying my bits have been dispatched.

  16. Finally managed to detect M74 last night. It's tricky from home but found it!

    1. Moonshane

      Moonshane

      cheers guys :0)

      It was with my 12" f4 dob. hoping it will be pretty nice from a dark site with the 16"

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  17. Well, my new scope is ready and I'm hoping for some clear skies!

    1. Moonshane

      Moonshane

      Don't worry Jules, it's not a frac! Believe it or not, another dob

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  18. Made a dob base for my 12" f4 yesterday. Just need to fit the bearing surfaces and the finish and I can finally use the thing!

    1. Moonshane

      Moonshane

      Fitted all bearings and a couple of coats of black stain. Just adding the clear top coats (x3) and it will be usable at last.

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  19. Gut still aching from Thursday's hernia op but on the mend. Good for long term picking up of the 16"!

    1. Moonshane

      Moonshane

      cheers guys. here's hoping things settle down soon, my brother in law is bringing his scope later this week (or maybe moving one of mine for me) I think if the weather looks any good for the asteroid pass.

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  20. Peak Star Party tonight!! (and the weather actually looks like it might play fair).

    1. Moonshane

      Moonshane

      Well Rob

      you were absolutely spot on mate. best skies certainly (Friday) Saturday 2-6am with the best at around 4am

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  21. Peak Star Party tomorrow!

    1. Moonshane

      Moonshane

      I am sorry to say Rob, I am struggling to feel sorry for you :0)

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  22. She's got her hand on your Pilchards.....

    1. Moonshane

      Moonshane

      you'd have to watch the clip Rob. unfortunately, I cannot find a link

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