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  1. Yes indeed, you are perfectly correct it is in fact a 6mm SPL, Ive amended the description and added some pics. Thanks for pointing it out.
  2. Having a clearout ( giving up the hobby for a while) and have the following for sale. Williams optics SPL 6mm eyepiece Superb condition £40 Williams Optics SPL 3mm eyepiece superb condition £35 Set of Meade series 4000 filters numbers 47, 82A, 11, and 25 A all in excellent condition £10. Lockable Aluminium accesory case , with foam insert ( already a fiew pieces cut to shape) and carrying strap 45cmx33xmx16cm £20. All above prices are before post and packaging ( probably around a fiver per item) and payment by Paypal ( as a gift so that I dont cop Paypal char
  3. I agree with trying what you have first Chris, they may well be perfect for you, and if they arent up to scratch then you can always buy a new pair, but you may save yourself some money which you could spend on other astronomy gear by at least giving the "old" ones a try first.
  4. My Telrad is the same as the others have said, loads of travel before a viewable reticle appears and then a realtively short travel until its at max brightness, but still plenty of room to get it just how I like it.
  5. I hate seeing deals like this as I actually found myself contemplating, if only for a minute or so, actually buying one, then I pictured my wifes reaction and my bank statement ....but even then I thought about it a bit more, before being strong enough to resist !
  6. At that price its around £100 less than buying the OTA and mount seperately.
  7. Why not ask them, ? it may be a "mistake" on their part, but it might not be and you get an EQ5 instead of the EQ3/2
  8. Hi Ady, if you try posting the question on the SGL TAL users group forum Stargazers Lounge - Tal Users Group AndyH who posts on there is very knowledgeable about the TAL factory and has bought stuff directly from them, he's your best bet for an answer to your problem. He also posts on here too, so the word "TAL" in your topic heading will no doubt draw him to it
  9. Sounds interesting Rob, once you carry this out any chance of a "how-to" guide ?
  10. I dont have an Orion refractor, but on my TAL 100RS the lens cell is held in place with three screws and could be easily removed if required, if your Orion 80 is the same as the larger ones as GazOC suggests, then it should be fairly easy..good luck.
  11. Sounds like a good session Steve, slippers and all .
  12. I have a 200P on an EQ5, and find that for visual use it is perfectly acceptable, the tubular stainless steel tripod legs make a real difference to the stability of the setup. I also use the EQ5 with my TAL 100RS refractor and with the 4" scope it is a marriage made in heaven. I added dual motor drives, which I managed to get second hand for a reasonable price, and Im more than happy with the mount. The 200P ota is very good, and is fairly lightweight, and easy to move around. all in all I am more than happy with the scope/mount combination, and unless I fancied moving into imaging ( and losin
  13. Sadly, yes . I know that most EQ mounts ( excluding high end stuff) are mass produced in China,and I'm not saying thats a bad thing, but the mount that came with my Seben scope looked like it had come straight from the "rejects" skip outside a GSO factory.
  14. Take it from one who learned the hard way, dont touch Seben scopes with a Barge-Pole. You did the right thing by coming on here and asking for advice before buying. The best advice I could give you is to always come onto this forum and ask for advice before making any Telescope purchase.
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