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astroimpulse

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About astroimpulse

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  1. Rest in peace, big man. A true legend.
  2. That Twitter pic is someone making it up for attention. It's from 2010. <<< Maryland Weather: Twilight meteor reported Monday in Maryland - Weather forecast: Meteorology and climate conditions in the Baltimore region from reporter Frank Roylance - baltimoresun.com >>> Gutted I missed this, though Surely some of the SGLers would have caught a pic?
  3. You're welcome to mate Yeh...I'll be there for sure I'm fully signed up and will be around. I'm only sold up temporarily
  4. I've had lots of recent requests to set out how I did this. I'll try asap but it's just a case of holes and wiring. Easy really. Expensive...but easy.
  5. Hi Dave, Yeh, it's well know (around here) now that the handle broke The strengthening was all on the handle connector and I totally forgot the plastic part was another weakness. I picked it up before Kielder (had many times before without issue) and it stayed on the floor and the plastic handle in my hand Lucky really. The strange thing is...the case has lasted just fine. Although I did strengthen it somewhat.
  6. That one is insanely intense and stunning. Amazing work.
  7. Woooah! Stunning indeed!
  8. No doubt they're mostly great (hence why they're successful) but that means nothing to me or my experience. And I'm sure SGL would have removed this if they felt it was liable etc. It's over now, though. Patrick Woitala ignored my emails over the past 2 weeks after his last one advising me to dismantle it (could be a genuine reason). They ignored the PayPal Dispute. They ignore the PayPal Claim when escalated. They ignored it when the scope arrived. They finally replied saying they had told PayPal the scope had arrived back. This was an outright lie as PayPal had heard nothing. This untruth was confirmed when I rang PayPal and the guy on the phone was (amazingly) helpful. I uploaded the waybill and he instantly refunded me. Patrick replied today with a pointless email confirming the refund had gone through Shame it ended up this way because the scope in question would be a quality scope if it had arrived in the condition most others have received it in. But I think most people can see this is just one man's bad experience and make their own minds up. 2 poor quality scopes in succession doesn't mean everyone would be bad.
  9. Hey fella, keeping good. How's you? Got any pics yet? Cheers guys for the input. If the feather touch can be adapted for different scope it would be a keeper for years to come. The moonlites are beautiful too and I've never seen a bad review. Not going to be as hard to choose as I first though
  10. To be honest, John...if the scopes where in good condition (TS versions) there is no doubting they are beauts. Guess that's why I tried again. Solid build, very good focuser and great optics (although I never got good night time with it ). Nobody wanted the second one to arrive perfect more than me. The weight was just right too (IMHO). I'm lusting one of these now because, as you say, it's the same triplet cell but I'm also a fan of CF and I reckon Orion will demand better QC. SCS are the ones who told me it's out until August. Widescreen are £80 more (seems their way on most stuff) but I expect to hear from them soon. You never know...they may have one
  11. ps. when I get this I'll give an honest appraisal of it. August aint too bad, either, as it'll be nice and dark then too. I must have a wide field and these two (above) are the choice at the moment (in my price range to quality ratio).
  12. Had my eye on this for a while but Orion (and their dealers) out until August Yes, that was me. But it was two scopes...one after the other. Never doubted the optics...just the QC which was appauling like the quad they do You got one good one...I got two bad I have more trust in Orion but they're still handled by TS apparently. Still, this looks lovely and good value for money with the diagonal etc.
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