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  1. Thanks John. Appreciate the fast reply. How far sticking out should it be?
  2. I am embarrassed to ask this question, but whereabout on the tube do I put the dew shield on a 127mak? If anyone has a picture that would help! (I apologise in advance). Thank you
  3. Probably don't need to do nature watching Unless there is life on the moon....
  4. Thanks again, really appreciate the help. January is quite a way away! What do you think of these types? https://www.firstlightoptics.com/diagonals/william-optics-125-90-degree-erecting-prism.html
  5. Do I have to buy other stuff for it to connect to the 127 mak and use it with the eyepieces etc? Looks like there may be...?
  6. Thanks. If it is worth waiting for, I will hold off and hope it comes into stock soon. What do you think?
  7. Sorry, is this the T-2 or have I got the wrong one? https://www.firstlightoptics.com/diagonals/baader-t-2-prism-stardiagonal-zeiss.html
  8. After prioritising eye pieces, dew shields etc I am finally looking at the upgrades for the Diagonal and getting a filter for my 127 mak. There are 4 what look like decent diagonals at less than £100... https://www.firstlightoptics.com/diagonals/SWdiagonal-20967.html https://www.firstlightoptics.com/diagonals/stellamira-1-25-90-di-electric-diagonal.html https://www.firstlightoptics.com/diagonals/william-optics-125-dura-bright-dielectric-diagonal.html https://www.firstlightoptics.com/diagonals/takahashi-125-diagonal.html Are any of them better than the others for this scope? Was also looking at the Baader filter. https://www.firstlightoptics.com/light-pollution-reduction/baader-neodymium-filter.html Should I got for this one or again, anything better? Moon and planetary are what I am aiming for to the scopes strengths. Thanks
  9. Thanks. I have just unscrewed it and it looks closer to 45mm edge to edge....
  10. Hi all, I am looking at the above that Solar B has for sale but I am struggling to find a good and reasonably priced set of adaptors to make it work with my 127 mak. It is a new one so currently there is a thread on the OTA and then a straight bit with a nut that attaches the cheapo diagonal unit itself onto. Any pointer would be really appreciated. Thanks
  11. That's true but then don't you also need a power supply (you can use a USB power bank with the coowoo) and then also need a heat controller for it too which adds more to the price?
  12. I have a 127 mak and I am getting ready for the dew season. I was thinking a heater may be better than the passive shield and I saw someone mention one of these in an earlier thread. https://www.amazon.co.uk/COOWOO-Temperature-Regulator-Universal-Telescopic/dp/B07MHGW4DG/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=coowoo+dew&qid=1597740390&sr=8-3 I know it is a little shorter than the circumference of a 127 but a a couple of bits of heavy duty velcro should fix that. Two questions 1) is a dew heater all you need? 2) where should it be located on the scope? I have seen it about 6 or so inches away from the front lens. Anything else I should consider? Thanks again all
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