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  1. SW 80mm DS-Pro ... SOLD THANKS

    Hello Ian My apologies for not being in touch earlier but this is now currently pending Brian
  2. PST 40 or Lunt 50, Help !!

    I'd recommend starting with a secondhand PST for around 400 to £450 .... then if you wish to DS (later) you can add a secondhand SM40 filter for around £400 , I've owned a dozen PSTs and they really are great wee scopes , still the most portable to this day with the built in solar finder , and they generally will display more detail SS than a Lunt , having said that the LS50 is a great wee package and much better imho than the cumbersome LS60 , perhaps see if your able to try them first. PS ... don't be in a rush to DS , best to make sure your fully conversant with your SS scope first which will take at least 6 months of Sun ☀️ Brian
  3. Hi Folks SW 80mm DS-Pro ... professionally shortened for Bino-Viewing ... superb condition ... with a silky smooth crayford focuser (not R&P) £180 plus del at cost Thanks ... Brian
  4. APM 100mm binoculars reduced by 25%

    Now if the Pound was sitting at about 1.40 against the Euro like it was a couple of years ago then it would be an amazing buy 🌞 Brian
  5. Solar sketch HA 27/10/2017

    Superb drawing yet again , I had a look around 4 yesterday and saw a Filaprom that appeared to connect to the limb as a prominence , I think you've captured it at about 8 o'clock ish. Brian
  6. Nice 45 mins of HA action

    Lovely Solar report there John 🌞 ... what a great intro and start your having ! I have to say that I did manage a 15/20 min look today and I'm surprised at the level of activity Its honestly not normally as active. Brian
  7. Solar sketch HA 25/10/2017

    Very Nice .... lots of activity to .... amazing 👍 Brian
  8. piers concrete v steel??

    I'd recommend purchasing a used steel pier as I have done ... then if it's ultimately not suitable then one can move it on without much loss , and then perhaps try a concrete one. Many spend months planning and designing piers and they are wondrous structures but personally I prefer to obtain one where the hard work has already all been done. Brian
  9. Moonlite Flanges & Stuff

    Not sure mate T2 ... fits my baader maxbrights ? Brian
  10. Moonlite Flanges & Stuff

    Hi Folks Two 2" Moonlite Flanges ... 1 for SW Equninox and Astrotech ED80 1 for standard Vixen refractors 140SS down £30 each plus postage at cost AE magni max .... £15 delivered Baader 2" to 1.25 adapter with compression ring and T2 adapter .... £22 delivered All items are in excellent condition. Thanks .... Brian
  11. Seeing limiting magnifications in Ha?

    Your quite right to binoview in HA Alan ... and I'm sure the wall of that filaprom would have looked even more spectacular using both eyes. I hadn't seen your Extreme shading efforts before Stu ! but who is that creep ? 😁 Love this thread 👍 Brian
  12. Seeing limiting magnifications in Ha?

    I find that wearing a baseball cap normally suffices for shading ... ive never been a barlow or gpc fan as they will degredate the image somewhat but are necessary in some applications ... if your able to sit and relax while viewing that is also a great benefit but I'm positive that the best HA views are found at medium magnifications , I'm guessing like planetary observations , contrast and overall detail are far superior , if I require really high mags then I tend to use a quark. Brian
  13. Seeing limiting magnifications in Ha?

    It's a tricky situation .... but my favourite views have never been with trying to push say a 60mm HA scope or any other The best views I normally achieve are with a 15mm EP and I normally never ever go higher than an 11mm ! Uping the mags in HA always results in reduced contrast and a much less pleasing image over all I find. Brian
  14. Huge Filaprom

    Cool ... I was also surprised at how tall or high it appeared !! not unlike a large wave of sorts. Brian
  15. Huge Filaprom

    Basically yes John ... it's funny but ive always been surprised at times at how DS views offer an extra apparent depth. Brian