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About SyedT

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  1. For sale is a Feathertouch EC30-1905-1 - 3.0" End Cap with 2" Compression Ring Opening, as shown here: http://starlightinstruments.com/store/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=235. Please check compatibility before purchase! £95 inclusive of tracked UK postage. Will upload images soon. Cheers
  2. Last-minute overthinking got the better of me, and I ended up buying Nikon Action 12x50 EXs as Amazon had knocked about £70 off an open-box product. Seem to have good all-round reviews, are nitrogen-purged with aspherical lenses to minimise distortion. Will post some images of the bins once I've received them. You never know, they might just be enough to satisfy both backyard and travel viewing, so may never end up buying 25x100s!
  3. Lovely, really like the 'mistiness' as mentioned before. Perhaps the core could be dialled down a bit using HDR Multiscale Transform in PI? And agree about bringing out the blues a bit more. In terms of diagonal composition, that does tend to work better, but I do find that occasionally seeing a more horizontal composition adds to the variety and brings a different kind of depth to the composition.
  4. I think I'll end up going for a pair of 10x50s for travel use, and then maybe think about mounted 25x100s for backyard viewing. Once again, thank you all for the advice.
  5. Thank you everyone, this is all really helpful and will go some way in helping me to make up my mind!
  6. Hi all, I'm currently into imaging, but looking to get a pair of binos both for observing from home and taking on trips where I can access dark sites. I live in a Bortle 5 zone. I've done a lot of reading about the different factors involved in choosing binos. For me, the main factors would be performance under light polluted skies, ability to resolve some of the larger star clusters etc, and a degree of portability (they have to be small enough to fit into a carry on backpack on flights). I've been into astronomy long enough to know that there's never a perfect solution and that one avenue always takes a hit, which is why I've come to SGL for some wisdom! I initially looked at 25x100 binos, which clearly are way too large, then jumped to the other end (10x50s), which may not provide adequate viewing. Currently feeling a bit stuck, so would appreciate any advice before I take the plunge. Thanks in advance!
  7. I have the following for sale due to changing setup. All items are in excellent condition. 1. Feathertouch Focuser 3" FTF3015B-A 2. Takahashi FSQ85 3" Adapter 3. Takahashi M72x1 Endcap (to fit Takahashi accessories e.g. 0.73x reducer or 1.01x flattener) Price is £650 inclusive of tracked postage within the UK. Will upload images later on. Buyer will also get first refusal on a Pegasus FocusCube if interested. Cheers
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