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About oldfruit

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  1. Outreach Laser Pointer

    I have a 5mW green laser pointer. I find it very useful to point out objects to fellow stargazers and members of the public at events. I always check the sky for planes. When I do use the laser it is only for a few secpnds max just to show the area or star I am talking about. If used sensibly they are a great asset. As with anything in life, in the hands of fools anything will become a problem.

    Sorry to hear that also. Always grieves me to hear of folks having their hard earned kit pinched. Hope it turns up.
  3. Looks like re-mortgage time!
  4. Recently I came across these that had been re-conditioned by a reputable retailer that I have met a time or two. They were being sold at a very reasonable price and well worth a punt. I must admit that I am so happy that I did purchase them. So far I am really impressed! Once mounted on my camera tripod they give wonderful wide-field views. M42 looks amazing! All 4 members of the Trapezium were visible. M33 was really obvious and M51 showed 2 distinct cores with some diffuse detail extending outward. I really need to get these properly mounted on a paralelogramme mount or something similar as anything above 40-45 degrees becomes uncomfortable to view. So far I love em!
  5. NGC 2174/5

    It is a lovely image, and whilst you say it is raw and unfinished I think that as images go it is fine as is.
  6. Now SOLD. Mods please remove.
  7. Some more pictures. Upgraded to stainless steel adjustment bolts, belt drive mods fitted. Any questions the please ask. Thanks for looking.
  8. Hi Chris, The scope is an F5 so the tube length is 1500mm.
  9. Hi, I have for sale a Skywatcher NEQ6 PRO for sale with belt drive mods, counterweight extension bar, goto handset, 2 x counterweights. The mount is currently in on a pier in my obsy but comes with original tripod and spreader plate with handset holder plus ADM mounting plate which is much more sturdy than the original puck. Also mains power lead. Due to having the belt mods the mount runs and slews very quietly and tracks superbly once aligned. Very accurate and is bang on every time. A real shame to let to let this mount go. I am looking for in the region of £750 collected due to the weight and bulkiness of the item. I can meet half way within reasonable distance. Scope in the background not included. If you have any questions or require further info please just ask. Thanks for looking.