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JohnC260

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  1. JohnC260

    Better eye pieces

    Thanks rwilkey I have an explore scientific EP and quite like it, thanks for the info I will go and have a gander!
  2. JohnC260

    Better eye pieces

    Hi with regards to better eyepieces, what would be a decent upgrade from what I have? I was given an Explore Scientific 10mm 70° EP I quite like this and find it easy to use, the view seems crisp what are peoples opinions on this? The others I use are what came with the scope Bresser 10mm and 26mm Plossl these are the main ones I would look to improve. My other EP's are: Antares 2 x Barlows, and an Antares 90° Erecting diagonal, these I both like and seem and improvement upon the Bresser ones I received as standard are these ok EP's? I know the more you spend the better, are there any particular brands I need to look for when searching for EP's? are there any I should avoid? I'm liking the Antares stuff so far, is there are better brand in a close price bracket? Edit: sorry using a Bresser Messier AR-90/900 Refractor.
  3. JohnC260

    SW AZ4-2 with Bresser Messier clamshell

    All fits fine, Bresser DE were very helpful. And RotherValleyOptics were totally awesome. Thanks for the advise here as well.
  4. JohnC260

    SW AZ4-2 with Bresser Messier clamshell

    Bresser Germany replied to me, they said the tube dia is 92mm, RotherValleyOptics said the SW Rings are pretty much bang on 92mm so I may give it a punt. Any tips to make sure I don't over tighten something?
  5. JohnC260

    SW AZ4-2 with Bresser Messier clamshell

    Bresser UK said they don’t think The Skywatcher will fit. I will still measure the tube as the shop asked, you never know.
  6. JohnC260

    SW AZ4-2 with Bresser Messier clamshell

    Both the above have asked me to measure the O/D of the tube. How accurate do I need to be? are we talking about micrometer levels of accuracy?
  7. JohnC260

    SW AZ4-2 with Bresser Messier clamshell

    ok thanks Davey, I will measure the tube od tonight and ask around, Harrison and Rothervalley always seem helpful. I tried getting the tube diameter from Bresser UK but they say the clamshell is compatible, I explained it's a preference thing.
  8. Hi I'm currently using a Bresser Messier AR-90/900 with the plastic clamshell type ring with a Sky Watcher AZ4-2 mount. I was looking to use some metal tube rings with a metal dove tail plate as I really don't have faith in the plastic clam shell, and the plastic plate. Is this totally nuts? or a worthwhile thing to replace?
  9. JohnC260

    RDF For Bresser Messier 90/900

    My other thought, I would need to do some measurements, if those screws are far enough apart, I could still use the Baader shoe if the thumb srcews don't interfer with the dove tail. I could use a lock washer beneath them as the Baader shoe is quite wide.
  10. JohnC260

    RDF For Bresser Messier 90/900

    The Baader from what I can see has three holes, two are recessed groves, the third a central counter sunk hole. The thought of removing the focuser terrifies me lol
  11. JohnC260

    RDF For Bresser Messier 90/900

    Hmmm this could prove annoying. I removed the thumbscrews for the finder mount, and they don’t screw into the tube, these are sticking out, if I loosen the bolts they become loose. Not sure how well the Baader dove tail mount would fit to this.
  12. JohnC260

    RDF For Bresser Messier 90/900

    That’s the best price by far, would it be crazy spending that for a £120 Bresser scope? I don’t mind spending for good items and I suppose I can fit it to potential future scopes.
  13. JohnC260

    RDF For Bresser Messier 90/900

    I think Emads with the Baader base, I really liked the Celestron though especially at that price, but I like the fact it's a metal build. I had looked at the Baader Sky Surfer V, but it's not cheap, it does come with the base I require though.
  14. JohnC260

    RDF For Bresser Messier 90/900

    that article is actually really helpful, someone with a 102 Bresser commented that they couldn't align it with their scope, mines smaller but possibly could have same issues. I will have a look at the Celestron and Emads options again. Emads is really tempting as it's all metal..
  15. JohnC260

    RDF For Bresser Messier 90/900

    It does have the twin screw base. I was looking at the Baader Sky Surfer III as I was hoping one of the many fitting options would work. Is the base you listed needed for both the Celesteon you listed and Emads one Rob?
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