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About russ

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  1. I have the Takumar 50mm 1.4. Cost peanuts but absolutely love it. So well built, buttery smooth focus and defined clicks on the aperture. Used it for my recent attempts at Neowise. A little blue fringing on the brightest stars.
  2. Epic set of images Ant. NLC and the Comet.... Wow. How lucky is that. Wonderful looking image.
  3. Oh no, i packed away too early. Was the comet easily visible from Portchester? I was looking around 1am in Eastleigh but couldn't spot it.
  4. I need one of those..... I used to have one, it was awesome.
  5. That's a great timelapse. Also subbed and liked.
  6. Yes John, that is absolutely stunning! Wow
  7. That's awesome news. It's gonna be great!
  8. Great to see you getting back into it Ant
  9. Perhaps ask for Celestron's help first before writing off the SLT mount. Or as you say, it could the chance for an upgrade. You'll have no problem selling the OTA on its own. The scope has a standard Vixen dovetail, so will attach to whole host of different mounts. Perhaps you may want to do that yourself instead of selling the scope. Its a great scope, identical to the Skywatcher Skymax 127. The C6 is also a great scope, we have one, it replaced our Skymax 127 many moons ago. I only did it at the time as the C6 was cheap and the 127 sold for the same money. Otherwise i wouldn't have bothered. Perhaps if you are going to upgrade, it maybe worth going up two rungs on the ladder to the C8? The jump is a good one. Difference between the 127 and C6 is small.
  10. I've had so many dobs down the years, starting in 1986 with a homemade 8.5" f5 in a hexagonal wooden tube. I sadly do not have a photo of that scope. It was a one off and a beautiful thing. I sold it to buy my first car a year later aged 17. Which meant i then had the car to get me to the dark sites but no scope to use. Doh! Anyway here's the dob's i do still have photos for. One is a cheat. It shows my Orion Optics 12" f4 on the EQ6 as i can't find a photo of it on the dob base....sorry. Dobs that i don't have pics are Skywatcher 150P, 200P and 250P solid tube dobs. Orion USA XT8 and XT10 (my fav). I love dobs! Scopes below are: Revelation 12, Meade Starfinder 12.5, SW 250PX Flextube and Orion Optics 12" f4.
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