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About lguise

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  1. See photo. I picked this up at Kelling thinking it was a useful 240V RA drive spare for my old Astrosystems mount. In fact it is geared to 1/10 RPM where as I need one geared to 1/6th. Anyway this came off a telescope mount, looking at the black crinkle finish paint on the worm block my guess is a Charles Frank or a Fullerscope. It may also suit an AE Mount, they used these motors but I don’t know what gearing. Anyway it’s a good strong runner and I am happy to post in the UK with the worm block if you want it for £10 I will try to answer any questions. Linton
  2. I will pm you in a couple of days when I get home, I have a couple of Circle Ts that are quite short fl. I think 7mm and 5mm from memory also a couple of 6mm . linton
  3. Hi I am looking for one of the older Skyfi units, the one which takes normal batteries. I can offer either cash to buy or a swap for one of the newer Lithium rechargeable units. It works perfectly but I need one of the old ones to 'bury' in the base of a Dob where it is hard to remove. Many thanks, Linton
  4. I am looking for some parts from a Skywatcher Dob base if you happen to have scrapped one. We use these as loan scopes and members have lost the handles that screw through the side bearings plus the plastic grommet that goes into the outside of this hole. ours are the 200P version but I think the parts are the same on the 150 and 250 versions. Many thanks, Linton
  5. A very high quality build! All the attention to detail will pay off, this Observatory will last for decades. Well done Kevin, looking forward to seeing the finished structure. All the best, Linton
  6. Hire a car and drive up to the parking area near the Rocks of Garcia. If you take the longer route it's an easy drive. Remember it will be much cooler up there even on a summers evening so go prepared! Have fun! There are several pull off spots if you don't want to go all the way up.
  7. Very bright pass of the ISS in a beautiful dawn sky yesterday. Bedford Park has some great mature specimen trees including several Giant Redwoods. Hopefully the image captures the scene. A great way to start the day. Click on the image for better resolution. Linton
  8. Plastic Keter sheds are great! No condensation or maintenance. I haven't tried removing the roof but for a dob its just a couple of steps outside and you are in business.
  9. Thank you for clearing something up for me! I remember watching Sir PM in the early 1960s and I thought it was during Children's Hour but I could not remember the name of the programme. It must have been Seeing Stars, I know I was too young in those days to be able to stay up for The Sky at Night. I wonder if any video tapes exist of those early shows? They certainly got me hooked for life. Thanks for reviving some happy memories. Linton
  10. I have heard mutterings this exam may not be offered in the future following the present review of GCSE. It would be a great shame as I know many have found it very worthwhile. Linton
  11. Many congratulations, I am certain you will enjoy the event, looking forward to seeing the image. Linton
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