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  1. BRADLEY 1953

    150mm Helios F8 Refractor for sale

    Hi John, apparently you have not received my reply to your recent email . It appears the fungal growth is located on the front surface of the rear element ? Chris
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    Messier 33

    I agree, lovely sketch Mike, I did not realise that Burnley was now a dark sky site! Best wishes Chris.
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    150mm Helios F8 Refractor for sale

  4. Hi everyone, I also have a 150mm Helios Refractor for sale. As I now have an AP 155mm F9 Starfire APO, i rarely use the Helios, perhaps only once in a blue moon. It is still in excellent condition, but unfortunately, there are a few small areas of mould on the OG, this could easily be removed by a competent individual, but as it does not appear to effect the performance in anyway, I cannot really be bothered, and prefer to let sleeping dogs lie. However, it can still deliver excellent images of the planets, tack sharp as they say in the states, although the moon on high power is noticeably purplish in hue. I am asking only £100 ono, (buyer to collect) for the telescope, it would be nearer £200 if the objective was free from mould. Incidentally, I have used the refractor recently as a solar projection scope, either at full aperture or stopped down. If anyone is really interested, further details are available. Best wishes Chris.
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    Postcards from Kelling Heath.

    Hi Paul Thanks for posting images, good to see what I missed ! you were quite fortunate with the weather, we had only one clear night here in the west midlands whilst you were away. Chris.
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    colour sketches of jupiter

    Hi there, thanks for your comments, they were done with a set of ancient water soluble pencils, circa 1970's. The original sketches were much smaller in size than the images posted, and in my opinion looked rather better, but unfortunately due to my incompetence with computers and web sites, I was unable to reduce them to the appropriate size. Chris.
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    Mars 1st Spetember

    Good image, there is a wealth of detail on show, impressive. Chris.
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    Mars 2nd of September from the UK

    nice image, shows the SPC and the waning disc very well. Chris.
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    Mars 31/8/18

    Great sketches Mike, the earlier representations, given such a tiny disc, are particularly impressive. My last two sessions on Mars have not resulted in any sketches, seeing poor, allowing only a maximum magnification of x 99, and with the disc once again getting smaller by the minute, roll on 2020. Chris.
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    Mars 21st August

    Hi Sub Dwarf, nice images, one of the best I have seen taken from UK skies.
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    2018-08-22 - Moon: Mt-Harbinger, Krieger and Prinz

    Nice work Neptune, I think lunar sketches are the most difficult of all, there is just so much detail to take in. Chris.
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    colour sketches of jupiter

    Thanks Beocat, not too long actually, possible about one hour, once you have got the main features in the right place it is fairly easy. Chris.
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    Mars, a brief GIF

    Once again a masterful image, outstanding . Chris.
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    Mars, August 13-2018

    Once again a superb image.
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    Messier 6 (The butterfly cluster)

    Well done Marios, a meticulous piece of work plotting all those star images, I think the planets are easier? Chris.

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