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  1. Hi, I've previously made a dew shield for my telrad out of 2mm craft foam and works very well, & now want to make a dew/light shield for my 150p mainly to keep stray light out from street lamps & floodlights.

    I've searched & read numerous posts and thought I'd found the ideal solution, a tesco yoga mat. First visit they were out of stock, tonight they were in stock but only had pink or turquoise! I also didn't like the pimpled surface either.

    So, I need a plan B, what material on fleabay should I be getting ie type of foam? (I've seen neoprene suggested, but being a scuba diver I don't rate this for holding its shape) Any suggestions welcome,


  2. Been out with scope since I got in from work, looking at Jupiter mainly & trying to see the great red spot. Stellarium says it's visible from about 12:15am, thing is, is Stellarium accurate? If not when is it visible?

    I'm using x174 with no Barlow but ep misted up so come in for tea & demist, tried x250 with Barlow but on the edge of seeing where I am so backed off a bit - either way I can't make out the spot in the bands so assuming it isn't there yet!



  3. hi Chris,

    sorry i`ve never heard of the Baader hypersonic Moon filter, if you mean the baader neutral density Moon filter then i find them very good although i`ve tried chaeper nd96 filters and they too seem just as good at looking at the Moon.

    Yup that's the one, I'll have a look at the nd96 too.

  4. I got both my Stellar 15x70's and Pentax PCF WP2 8x40's off ebay for £70 and £50 respectively, very good value and both in excellent condition with cases etc.

    I tend to use the 8x40's more so both while I'm waiting for the scope to cool down and also when i'm away from the house as they're small & light and have excellent optics.

  5. The Telrad i ordered came through today from RotherValley, very good service.

    After searching on here I made up my mind to temporarily mount the telrad next to the finder scope.

    Unfortunately this means it is 90deg round the OTA from the focuser, so will try it out in this position to start with.

    Has anyone experience with a positioning a Telrad on a 150?

  6. HHmmm, £11 will get you a Mira led headtorch with red filter, the £2 change can be put towards a bar of choc for her indoors :o

    Great first light report, and great scope!

    I've stopped telling the wife about things like satelites, but I've sussed out she's into looking at Saturn, seeing shooting stars and the Aurora - all of which I've seen whist out in the garden & she's missed, and I tell her that too! :(

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