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About astrolunartick

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  1. Here are my attempts at Astrophotography with a smartphone. Taken thought a 10 and 20inch Dobsonians. Most of the photos have been processed through photoshop. The eclipse photos where taken with a smartphone with a small screw on Samsung lens and a home made white light filter. I have more on my Instagram https://www.instagram.com/astroramblerphotos/ Venus Messier 13 (Hercules Cluster)
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    A big thank you

    Had a fantastic time at what was my first star party. Thanks for a great weekend. Met some lovely people. Looking forward to next year. Pete
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    Parts for dobsonian build

    Here is the top assembly attachment
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    Parts for dobsonian build

    If your on a budget or handy with your hands. make your own truss attachment. This is tried and tested and works very well. Using a bicycle seat quick release clamp
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    Parts for dobsonian build

    I use Aluminium warehouse. They are cheap. But make sure you select tube and not round bar.
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    How's your weather.

    Having a great time at SGL 2018 a couple of hours clear and patch sky on Thursday night and last night but this is the view from the van now.
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    Dobs, duds and Fibre Optic Star map

    Hey Ally. Your most welcome my friend. Fingers crossed for tomorrow night. I'm very interested in having a look though your scope. Let do it all again tomorrow. Pete.
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    SGL 2018 Pitch Plan

    Nice to hear this. Ive never been to a star party, but ive taken my scope to many festivals and gatherings through out the years.The one thing that makes me smile is when im showing people a faint object and just before they look they light their Cigarette. "I cant see anything!"
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    SGL 2018 Pitch Plan

    No worries. I found it.
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    SGL 2018 Pitch Plan

    I recall seeing a map of the Lucksall camping site. Could some one point that out to me please?
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    New 10" dobsonian build.

    Finally got round to posting some photos of the 10 inch rebuild. I'm afraid i didn't take many photos as i was in the middle of several projects at the time. Im very happy with the results I will post a review of how it performs soon. It sure is my 20 inch's baby brother as you can see from the last image.
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    4.5 compact travel scope for hiking

    Heres a video of a remake of This 4.5inch Ultralite Dob with improvements and Eyepiece box. and a nice dark wood finish.
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    6 Inch Ultralite Hiking Dobsonian

    Hi Folks here are the latest photos as i promised. As i said in my last post the base is a little wobbly but that will be easy to remedy. I just need to get it back to my workshop and have a night of tinkering. It has no light shroud or baffle. I have a aluminium ring to go on the front end and i was going to stretch some black lycra or some kydex round it but ive not got round to it yet. Besides that the scope works well. the views of the moon the other night were very nice for a 6 inch Newtonian. I use a Skywatcher HyperFlex -7E 7.2-21.5mm eyepiece with it, as this set up is all about keeping pack weight down. I am use to using 82 Degree Explore Scientific eyepieces so this Skywatcher eyepiece can be a little narrow when zoomed to 21.5mm. But thats me just being fussy i suppose. The ultimate test is when i pack it in to my ruck sack and go for a hike. I have done this once. When i walked the Cotswolds a couple of years back. It was a bit trick to set up and not as satisfying as my other Ultralite backpack telescope design but it did do the trick. Thanks for reading and Clear skies to you. Peter
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    A not quite observing report

    Great Report My friend. Love you Orion Photo. Its Really Special that you can make out the Flame Nebula. Ile send you a message when im next going to the Dengie.
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    6 Inch Ultralite Hiking Dobsonian

    Hi Ed. I have so many Projects on the go at the moment and so many ideas. I need to clone myself. I see your in Essex. Do you Get to the Dengie much?

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