Jump to content

Stargazers Lounge Uses Cookies

Like most websites, SGL uses cookies in order to deliver a secure, personalised service, to provide social media functions and to analyse our traffic. Continued use of SGL indicates your acceptance of our cookie policy.



Advanced Members
  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

858 Excellent

1 Follower

About parallaxerr

  • Rank
    Proto Star

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    Caerleon, UK
  1. Only a few months old and hardly used, cost. In original box & packaging, good as new. £65 inc. UK delivery
  2. Yes, a shame Andy but needs must. On the very rare occasion I find myself able to observe, I invariably reach for the smaller grab and go, which I'll be keeping
  3. Next up is my eye-piece collection, which I plan to replace with a zoom to go in my remaining scope. EP's will be supplied in the aluminium carry case, but I also have all the original boxes. The foam insert is new and freshly plucked! Included are: TS Optics 82° 4mm ES82° 4.7, 6.7, 8.8 & 11mm's ES68° 16 & 24mm Celestron 32mm Omni Plossl Asking price £375 SOLD, thanks Mark. There may be an option to post this lot, buyer to cover cost. (I'd like to secure a sale on the scope listed above before letting go of these).
  4. After much deliberation, I have decided to let go a large chunk of my astro collection, primarily due to a complete lack of use, but also due to the recent necessity to purchase a new car along with other things. To put things into perspective, I will be selling several items here that have not seen first light! First up is my main scope & mount, offered as a complete setup. This consists of: 1. Sky-Watcher Equinox 120ED refractor (fitted with new ADM wide-top vixen dovetail) & case 2. Giro Ercole mount, with ADM Vixen saddle (both new, not seen first light) 3. Celestron CG5 2" tripod 4. Orion 16" pier extension 5. Opticstar multi-reticule red & green dot finder All of these items have been cherished and are in EXCELLENT condition. If you're considering this advert, then you know what you're looking at and I shouldn't need to explain the quality or features of these parts, they are all renowned top performers. Aknowledging the downward trend in used astro prices from the usual 2/3's and the need to timely recuperate some cash, I am offering this bundle for £1000, no offers & buyer to collect. SOLD to @steveex2003
  5. parallaxerr

    What did the postman bring?

    Was that the one on ABS John? I was very tempted myself, but couldn't find enough info about them! Looks lovely.
  6. parallaxerr

    Mount & supplier frustration - Any ideas?

    Good quesion, it must be steel because I think it's actually heavier than the tripod!
  7. parallaxerr

    Mount & supplier frustration - Any ideas?

    It's the Orion Sirius/HEQ5 16" extension, not sure if that's the same as the EQ5 one, maybe heavier? It's a lump. Also my tripod is a 2" Celestron CG5, so significantly larger and heavier than the AZ4. To my surprise, I can actually lift the whole lot, scope included, however, my back is OK (at the moment...touching wood). The tripod, extension and mount alone are no problem.
  8. parallaxerr

    Mount & supplier frustration - Any ideas?

    Haha I do seem to have a Darth Vader theme going on with my scopes. They obviously belong "on the dark skyde".
  9. parallaxerr

    Mount & supplier frustration - Any ideas?

    Thanks John. I've got a counterweight shaft inbound so I'll be testing it balanced soon. Just very suprised how smooth it is even without it
  10. parallaxerr

    Show us your Frac

    Same frac, new mount and little & large together
  11. parallaxerr

    Mount & supplier frustration - Any ideas?

    Turned out nicely in the end. Very suprised how smooth the Ercole is without counterbalance....
  12. parallaxerr

    Mount & supplier frustration - Any ideas?

    Well, got there in the end. ADM clamp was delivered courtesy of @FLOthis morning. Steve, I'm happy to say that the condition is just fine, better in fact than the photos suggested. M8 thread re-assignment surgery is now complete and Ercole & clamp are now one, or they will be when I get home anyway. It all feels very solid and I'm looking forward to hanging the frac off it tonight
  13. parallaxerr

    Mount & supplier frustration - Any ideas?

    I've now got an ADM version same as that on the right in the picture on its way from FLO. It has M8 holes as opposed to M6 so I will test fit and if necessary drill and tap the Ercole to M8.

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.