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Tozza Hen

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About Tozza Hen

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    Nebula
  • Birthday 27/07/77

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    Male
  • Interests
    Gaming (FFXIV), VR, Astrophotography
  • Location
    Lancaster, UK
  1. Welcome Ian, Quite new to astrophotography myself (about 6 months) and also live in North West - up in Lancaster. Im sure you will find all the hints and tips you need here - this forum has been a bit of a lifeline to me when it comes to FAQ's and helpful people. It's quite marvellous. Happy stargazing, Tony
  2. Hi there, How much for the 2" diagonal on its own? Tony
  3. That is interesting- I didn't know about that, good to know. However on this occasion if I have to buy both bits I may as well purchase a new one. I'll keep looking, I'm sure another one will come up on the forum soon enough. Thanks πŸ‘ Tony
  4. I thought this was the case but best to check - thanks for the quick reply. Tony
  5. Hi Helen, Would this 2" diagonal be okay to use with the equinox 80mm ed refractor? First time I've ever needed a diagonal so don't won't to get the wrong one πŸ˜‚ Tony
  6. This could be perfect for me converting my 50mm guide scope into a finder scope. Β£10 you say - I'll take it. PM me the details. Tony
  7. I would be interested in the dual mount bar if you split - please PM me if you do πŸ‘ Tony
  8. Can I attach the equinox to a 7" dovetail and attach then attach that to the top of the main tube rings?
  9. Hmm, well lets think? I need to work out how best to attach it. Currently using a Skywatcher 150p with an NEQ6 so do I piggyback it and if so - how? Or do I get a twin dovetail? Tony
  10. Well, just like to say thank you to everyone for your help, tips and advice - you've all been brilliant. Ended up going for the Skywatcher Equinox 80mm APO PRO. Very excited - just need a 2" diagonal, 2" eyepiece, field flattener, tube rings and bar for piggybacking and so on πŸ˜‚. List is endless but at least I got the scope πŸ‘. Thanks again everyone Tony
  11. Is this what is known as pinched optics? I have never owned a refractor and been looking into getting one - I've come across the term 'pinched optics' and wondered exactly what this meant? Tony
  12. It's true - he was so excited he forgot my name - only lived next door to each other for nearly 10 years so it's understandable πŸ˜‚. I was staring at trend lines on PHD so wasn't looking up 😩
  13. Yeah it looks great - it's now however, between the equinox 80 or an Altair astro ed70mm triplet... Funny how bargains start appearing when you really get exploring on the ol' interweb.
  14. Damn - just been reading up on the equinox and FLO raved about it. I need my birthday to be now. Bryan if you are reading this you need to go nudge my wife in the right direction πŸ˜‚. Tony
  15. Hi Paz, Lost stolen damaged isn't at the top of my worry list - the biggest thing I worry about is buyers remorse - hence the questions. It looks like it's now between an TS ed70 or a Skywatcher 80APO Tony