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  1. Thanks for taking time to review Buzzard75. Your review makes me feel much better about choosing to take a chance on the evscope. Mine should be with by the end of February they say. I'm still nervous. I think I still have to pay around £250 in taxes just to get it home. Yikes!
  2. I'm looking forward to it too. Seems like they're working hard. Shame the dispatch dates keep changing to later and later. Never mind eh. New stuff needs a lot of careful thought ?
  3. Latest email from Unistella came a week ago. Sounds like they try hard to get it spot on. Unistellar April 7 2019 Update Dear backers, Today we want to give you a quick update on our eVscope beta test. But before we do that, we want to say thanks to you all—we’ve been overwhelmed by your support, your willingness to be part of this journey, and your great community spirit. Thank you—it’s really great to have you onboard ! OK … on to the beta test. A limited number of our backers will soon receive invitations to join our beta-testing program. We’ve chosen these backers carefully based on a mix of criteria, including expressed interest, equipment, level of expertise, early contributions to the project, and location. Starting this summer, people who agree to participate will receive their eVscopes. We know that some of our backers are not interested in this beta test and prefer to wait for the second series of eVscopes, with deliveries this Fall. We’ll ask each beta tester to use their eVscope extensively for about four weeks. By extensively, we mean do as many observations as possible (at least three times a week, preferably more when the weather is clear, and for at least an hour and a half at a time). We also want beta testers to use their eVscopes under different conditions (urban area v. countryside, partially cloudy v. clear nights, and varying wind speeds and moonlight intensities). After each observation, our beta testers will be asked to fill out a short form and send their data to us. We’ll use this information to check image quality and hardware durability (optics, battery, structure). We also expect beta testers to share their thoughts, advice, and recommendations about their telescope, its tripod, and its accessories. Finally, we’re asking beta testers to help us search for bugs or malfunctions that we may have missed, and to be patient and understanding with us if and when they occur. In return for this help, beta testers will get the very first working eVscopes, thoroughly tested by our team at the factory, along with the opportunity to benefit from a new and revolutionary astronomical experience. In the unlikely event that a major hardware failure is identified on some of these eVscopes, we will of course take care of the entire return-and-repair process. Once this beta test is complete, we’ll share the results with you, our backers, assess the modifications that might need to be made to the eVscope assembly line and software, and begun manufacturing units for all of you. We are confident that the beta test allowed us to accomplish two goals: finalize the on-site tests of eVscopes and guarantee quality by having the very first eVscopes directly tested by customers for a few weeks. This is an important phase in the life of your eVscopes and our young company, and we’re glad to share it with you. Again, thanks for your support. Clear skies to all, The Unistellar Team
  4. They claim to be of use during an emergency in 'zero Visibility'. How would you see the message in zero visibility???
  5. Very good. Works well on my tablet with Chrome. Clever clever ?
  6. Hoping that the Evscope is no hoax. It's all tech, but then most of everything I touch is tech. Have paid up for the Evscope anyhow. Nothing arriving till June they say. Pick and choose tech as you like. Choice is human, not tech.
  7. I like the colour, but i've no idea what it is.
  8. Treasure humble books. They're relatively modern technology. I'd rather not be without them. I don't have to log-in to read them or have an account. I can drop them and they don't break. And i can borrow and lend them unlike e-books. (i know how good real books are because i have a kindle)
  9. Neil English book about refractors is amazing. It taught me the value of all types and what all the glass is really for?
  10. After being cleaned out (financially) with 2 previous relationships where we had joints accounts I will never ever ever ever have a joint account again. I've been very happy with separate accounts for 13 years with my lovely lady. So long as all the bills get paid and there is food in the cupboard, she will never need to be concerned where the rest gets spent. If she ever asks me for money she will be welcome to it.
  11. Just found in the last few days that sgl is working much quicker on my mobile phone and tablet on 4g and wifi. Love it, whatever's been secretly done to speed it up.
  12. The spec on the web page for the 14 inch has 2 different optical tube weights that are quite different. A typo? Or depends where in space you use it?
  13. TSRobot


    Just sold a whole load of astro kit to Steve at ENS this afternoon. Very pleasant and knowledgeable chap. Paid me a good price when you consider how long it would have taken me to sell everything myself. PayPalled me right then and there. ENS is an amazing place. Astro kit on shelf after shelf in every direction you look. I can't imagine anything Steve doesn't have! Cheers Steve ?
  14. Everything i sell on ebay sells for a lots less than it's worth. In appeals ebay always sides with the buyer and i mean always. So i use ENS optical quite often to sell as they are so pleasant. Yes i get less, but in a cordial manner. And ENS are close to me. ABS and SGL are good, but i have to be patient.
  15. Not sure yet about the total cost. $1749 came to £1377 on my card. I think I have to add 20% VAT and maybe 2.5% import duty too when it arrives in the uk. Looking forward to it though. I still got the big C so the good lady never minds what i splash out on now. Not getting a Porsche though ??
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