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    Polymer cleaning kits?

    I’m going to start this here as it’s going to be seen by , hopefully, a lot of gazers. Has anyone used a Polymer cleaning kit for their optics? And if so, what results did you get? Was it safe to use on the reflective coatings? I have had a look on YouTube for Proffesional cleaning solutions,( pun unintended), and after seeing the Polymer treatment was still unsure as to its suitability with our optics. chaz
  2. Hi, I have a spare of Orion Scenix 10x50 with hold-all .£50 inclusive of p&p. Quite new. chaz
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    Scope Armor Cover SA4050

    Hello Patrick, it states in the specifications that it is intended to fit equatorial mounts with internal dimensions of 40/50” x 29”, also would easily accommodate SCTs too. If you would like to google the scope armor cover, it will pop up a picture of the cover, then visit the site, it will give some ideas as to what scopes it can cover and might give you a better idea if it will fit yours. chaz
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    Scope Armor Cover SA4050

    This cover is still new in box ( unopened ). Suitable for any 40”-50” length telescopes. Simply place over your scope still on tripod mount. Made in the USA to military grade materials, resists moisture and scratches. UV resistant. White colour aids seeing it in the dark. original price was £81.00, yours for £40 inclusive of postage, UK only. Payment by PayPal, or cash on collection.
  5. This Paramount ME requires a serious astronomer/imager with an observatory, It is secondhand but in very good condition for age. mount comes with two counterweights,software and cables, plus a new psu. If you have a serious interest in this mount, pm me and I will email you some pics. serious dosh needed as well, in the order of £4500 ovno I could post it, but it only has one carrier box and not the two it came in, I would prefer collection for that reason, plus the postage won’t be cheap. I am in no position to utilise this mount as it should, I have an eq6 plus three other goto’s that are sufficient for my needs. Sorry, but I will not post overseas.
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    Are you sure you didn’t accidentally hit the dimmer switch up?! Might get the solar scope out later,or even go birding with my Ultima, or both! Hows that for a jammed packed minute! Lol chaz
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    The Beyond Stupid Thread (Flat Earthers Etc.)

    If a Flat Earther said that , it would have been ironic and very funny.
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    Unique challenge for 2019!

    Well, I did have one dream come true, so there’s hope . But I will hold to my promise of the eyepiece. chaz
  9. The challenge is to post a picture of you with your scope stargazing without any clouds in sight! There, tough one for UK stargazers. BTW, must be at night taken in 2019. The one that I find most interesting,appealing will get a NIB Erfel 50mm FOC. merry Christmas and a happy clear sky year. chaz
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    Canon 300D Modified

    The late Keiron McGrath had his 300 modified, and showed me the results, they were as good as any pictures I saw in TSAN magazine. One of his highlights was taking a picture of Pluto using his Borg 76. I must admit you wouldn’t know which was Pluto in the picture, but Keiron knew and was very chuffed to show me. I now possess his camera and Borg scopes, and perhaps one day , I will try to capture the images he did. chaz
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    Geminids .

    I would be satisfied with just one as well.......if only! Clouds in abundance here. chaz
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    Astro-tech refractor tube wanted.

    I have an Astro-tech 102ED lens with an Starlight feather touch focuser,but not the tube, nor the dew shield. If you have a suitable tube, or know of a supplier I would be grateful. I have measured the parts as , 109.35mm I/d x 118mm o/d for the lens, and 101.85mm o/d for the focuser threaded part,hope that helps. I have messaged Astronomics who supply the scope,but are unable to get the parts. chaz
  13. New in box. Has 40mm of travel. 2” focuser with 1.25” adapter. screws and nuts (4 of each) included. price £40 Orion 13033. postage £5 payment by PayPal or CoC.

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