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Raph-in-the-sky

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About Raph-in-the-sky

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    Skywatcher 250 px (with Lacerta 1:10 microfocuser and Telrad), BST Starguider 5mm & 15mm, Skywatcher Planetary 4mm & 6mm, Omegon Cronus 8mm, GSO Plossl 32mm, Unbranded Plossl 25mm, ES 1.25'' UHC Filter, Omegon 1.25'' OIII filter, colour filters, ToupTek Camera G-1200-KPB Color Guider.
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  1. Here are are a few pics. It came with a viking 77/910 from the 60's (From what I understood its similar to a Royal Astro Japan). I don't know the ref of the mount.
  2. Hello guys, I just bought a old japanese frac but the counterweight and shaft are missing. I was wondering if I could replace it with the shaft of an EQ2 or star adventurer so if you have one and can tell me the width of the screw part of the shaft that would be very helpfull. Cheers, Raphael
  3. Hello guys, I just bought a old japanese frac but the counterweight and shaft are missing. I was wondering if I could replace it with the shaft of an EQ2 or star adventurer so if you have one and can tell me the width of the screw part of the shaft that would be very helpfull. Cheers, Raphael
  4. Hello, If you go for a full tube 150/1200 dob, collimation should hold pretty well for a few month at a time. If you grandson keeps using it, he will learn how to collimate eentually. Maybe a cheap laser that you collimate yourself beforehand would be a solution that is quite intuitive to use and eventhough it 's not gonna be precise, it should be good enough. Other than that, I think you're left with cheap achro which I wouldn't recommend. Raph
  5. I have bought a ironing chair like this one https://www.leifheit.be/product/details/multi-seat-niveau-chrom.html It's pretty cheap, comfortable enought and can be adjusted in height.
  6. Hello again! I've been playing as much as I could during this early summer ... which turned out to be just a few times . These short nights are really annoying. I don't like starting my session at midnight. I did see a few nice things for the first time though (including the eastern veil nebula). I also got some binos, Nikon action 10x50 which were great on Neowise... On that topic, you have to hurry up! it will fade quickly. I am no comet expert but this was an amazing display. Raph
  7. Hey guys, FYI, Pierro Astro sells an adaptator for a Barlow cell that is supposed to help with the placement of the Barlow in the optical chain when using an ADC. To be honest, I haven't understood all the ins and outs but I thought this might be of interest to some of you. https://www.pierro-astro.com/materiel-astronomique/support-photo-t2-pour-barlow-ou-reducteur-porte-oculaire-136_detailµ Cheers,
  8. I also love the 15mm BST. It's the first EP I bought (with a 5mm) and it still sits in my EP case... although now it has to compete with a Nagler 11mm
  9. Seing you other EPs I think you should have a look at the SW/OVL Nivana 7mm. It works great in my 250/1200
  10. If you decide to sell it I might be interested! Cheers,
  11. Amazing picture! The best picture of the comet I have seen!
  12. Not true! I can open a bottle of beer with just about anything...keys, lighter, a chair, a tree, you name it!
  13. Hey guys, If you are like me and like to enjoy a couple of beer while gazing at the sky, you ,no doubts, have know the issue of kicking an open bottle in the dark (which for the less lucky of us might end up in the EP case). THIS IS NOW A THING FROM THE PAST! I present to you the lastest dob mod, derived from technologies inspired by NASA itself, ... the retractable cup holder! Clear skies, Raphael PS: you could even use it for tea... you lot sure seem to like it
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