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  1. For Sale due to lack of use and no time for seeing. Meade etx90 in hard case comes with the following Alluminium tripod and carry bag in hardwearing nylon with carry strap 1. 2 X Barlow lense 2. 2 Meade lenses 1 red dot finder original equipment 1 red dot finder by opticstar cast item much better upgrade from the original The bad bits, some of the corners on the hard case are coming apart not damaged just coming apart easy repair there is a crack in the aluminium base on the tripod this was like this when i got it it in no way affects the scopes use(shown in photo) I have tried to be as honest as possible It is advertised on ebay for £250 but i will accept £225 from members of this group. Collection only from north Manchester area Social distancing will be observed.
  2. yes i would say it is ive just modified my wish list lol
  3. this is on my wish list https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Meade-LXPS-17-LXPS17-Power-Supply-UK/322190789341?hash=item4b04114add:g:taYAAOSwygJXhh2U:rk:24:pf:0
  4. found this online couldn't find any notification for this event but apologies if its already been posted https://www.space.com/34587-taurid-meteor-shower-guide.html
  5. Thanks for all the info, I've learned much already and now have a much better understanding of eye pieces and as a bonus I now know that scopes can be fast or slow, and why they are.
  6. sorry if this is a stupid question but what is a fast scope? i wasn't aware a scope could be fast? so much to learn lol
  7. all that makes perfect sense i am not after one upmanship but your point is at the core of what im saying is spending the big money just about the bling i love good watches but im fully aware they only tell the same time as the cheap ones.
  8. Hi kev thanks for your reply i have a meade etx 90 its my first scope, and i intend concentrating on our moon and solar system while getting used to my scope and learning the night sky with the help of stellarium and a pair of binoculars, i have bigger goals than that but thats for the future i have the two ep's that came with the scope and dont really have any complaints but i have nothing to compare them with and just wondered if buying better quality was worth the money.
  9. A couple of questions about ep quality v price, the question is is there always direct link between quality and price? prices vary so much from very cheap to expensive, does paying more money always get you a better product and is the difference in quality that noticeable also what difference would i notice between the cheap and expensive, i understand that to an extent you get what you pay for but is the extra money going to get you a little or a lot of improvement? What are the brands/manufacturers that give the best bang for your buck? Thing is there are so many ways to waste money for the novice in this hobby.
  10. arrived today well packaged very pleased with it thank you very much Steve
  11. I am looking to get a power supply for my Meade ETX90 sp i dont have to keep putting batteries in it,but i have been told i need to find out if the jack plug is pin positive so as not to damage the electronics , does anyone know if it is or how i can find out if it is, my knowledge of electronics is pretty much none existant. I am planning on using one of those car booster starter packs with a cigarette lighter socket to plug a transformer in to drop the voltage to 9v .
  12. I have a great insurance policy, she weighs about 7 stone has very large teeth and goes by the name of Lilly she also doubles up as an excellent alarm as so much as a stray leaf lands in the garden she wakes all the street, oh yeah and she doesn't like people very much, i rely on the fact that anybody looking for an easy payday would probably go next door instead, its worked so far.
  13. ill take the finder if you still have it let me know how you would like to be paid Steve
  14. re the quiz you didn't get the help you may have hoped for from the other people on the table you chose to sit at, us being novices in the hobby but we had a laugh while losing spectacularly. It is good they are so inspired can i recommend a series of lectures starting with the very basics that are on youtube this is the link to the first of the series the others can easily be found from here i hope they are of some help to them. if your students are doing any fundraisers for equipment im sure there may be people on here happy to help.
  15. that would be great as im not sure it is working correctly
  16. i have a meade lx90 with the autostar feature not had it long
  17. today not good because of the weather and as a rule not very dark due to light pollution
  18. well it was March when i posted this, i contacted the site and they said the existing pods were booked but they were planning building more for the summer, they took my details and said they would contact me when they were taking bookings for the new units, i had given up on hearing from them as it is now August until i got a phone call from them yesterday offering me a booking for the weekend of the party, so i am now booked for the Friday and Saturday evening and have booked for the food for both nights. I know no one from the group and am new to the hobby so i am hoping to make new friends and learn some stuff see you all there
  19. went over to the astronomy centre last night and what a nice bunch of people they are very knowledgeable and helpful, really made me feel welcome i will definitely be coming again soon the location also solves my problem of finding some dark sky, was the first night in ages without total cloud cover and using the centres big scope got my first view of venus, im going to cough up the 15 pounds and get myself a membership next time as well thanks Peter Drew for the help and advice with my scope.
  20. peter drew im planning coming over to the centre on saturday 14th hope to see you there
  21. warm welcome shirley im making my first visit to the astronomy centre on saturday next week may see you there some time
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