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Jforson

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About Jforson

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  1. I am sure that I have spare one, I can check this evening. But I would not be able to post until late next week.
  2. Hi David, I appreciate the response, I really don’t fancy the dismantle approach. A Herschel wedge was on the list for later this year I may bring the purchase forward.
  3. I am always particularly careful when repacking my scopes after an observing session to ensure that they are dried out. Most often packing up in the morning. However last night I spotted what appears to be a small fungus spore on the rear element. It is small enough not to interfere through the eyepiece but I am keen to stop it spreading. The scope is is a tv-76 that I have had about 9 months. Bought it secondhand in a good condition (optics were very clean) and it has been my most used scope over the past 9 months. I really enjoy using this little scope and want to continue using it in the longer term. Therefore I am keen on the thoughts from the forum on how best to stop the spread. The Scottish winter is not really the best for leaving it out in the sun. Do you think a UV torch would be suitable for killing the spore and stopping the spread. I am fortunate in that I have a few nice scopes to use. But there is something about the TV-76 that I really enjoy.
  4. Not much snow but minus 6 and still dropping!
  5. I have a red star wave f11 and mount on a saber with a pier extension - lovely setup as recommended by the guys here. This new scope has certainly sparked an interest and if my achro is anything to go by this scope will be brilliant on planets, the moon and doubles. I await some feedback from purchasers with interest, especially when compared with the achro.
  6. That's good to know I had not heard much about the 24mm. Like the OP a 30mm for my long achro a 102 f11 may be nice.
  7. I think that you can order them direct from APM, I have had my eye on the 24mm UFF for a while. Might be worth checking but I think altair astro may do a similar Eyepiece.
  8. I think it is a great eyepiece, it is one that I use regularly. It is also surprisingly robust, I dropped mine onto my patio slabs during its first use. Not a mark on the body and optics fine - I was very lucky!
  9. I have bought a few items (incl 2 scopes and mounts) from Altair over the past few years. I have generally had a positive experience in relation to both quality and communication. However I have found it easier to pick up the phone and call because there can sometimes be a delay in responding to emails.
  10. If the sale falls through can you please let me know. Cheers. John
  11. Thanks for the heads up
  12. Someone can get a nice set of eyepieces here at a decent price. I appreciate that you will want to sell as a set, but if you ultimately decide to sell individually I would be keen on the 12mm that would compete my set.
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