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Doc last won the day on July 5 2019

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  1. Well I used to have a complete set of Televue Delos and a 31mm Nagler and I actually prefer the Clave's. They do have a few shortcomings such as fov and eye relief but then they are sharper on axis and show more colour. Most of my viewing is in the centre as I'm always nudging my scope.
  2. I've collected these over a few years. Mine are from various private buyers a few from France and one from Italy. They are rare and very hard to find. You can see the 8mm, 10mm and 12mm are side marked so they are 1 of 150 made with side markings. I still have the 3mm, 5mm, 35mm, 45mm, 65mm, and 75mm to find then I've completed the whole set. I'll 80 years old before I finish it at this rate. And yes it's the Sky Atlas 2000 but not sure of the date.
  3. I use my RocketMount most of the time.
  4. My favourite eyepiece is my 30mm Clave. It's pretty impressive.
  5. When I used to own a 16" Lightbridge I often tried to find this group. It was right on the edge of what I could see in the lightbridge so if I was successful I knew it was a good night. I could split the group into three but it was tough and normally just a smudge until you spent a long time just staring at it and then on those fleeting seconds of good seeing you could split them, it was challenging to say the least.
  6. Love it thats one gorgeous telescope. Can't believe how neat everything looks.
  7. I use Baader wonder fluid on lenses and Isopropyl alcohol on mirrors.
  8. My 16" Meade lightbridge Dob
  9. Thanks Roy. And I agree it looks so much better this way.
  10. Yes Mark it's the following paint. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VHT-BLACK-WRINKLE-FINISH-SPRAY-PAINT-SP201/251713042331?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649
  11. Done some more to the Fullerscope mount last week. I tried to blend the old paint with the new paint and to be honest it was a difficult job. In the end I mainly just painted most of the mount, to get a good finish on wrinkle paint I found you had to warm up the mount with a heat gun first and then apply two heavy coats. Then gently warm the paint until it cures and leaves a wrinkle finish. I replace the wood riser with metal columns as the wood began to bow. All that is left is a polar bracket/scope which I have designed but needs building and to get a control box to run the motors
  12. I used to clean my 16" Meade mirror with warm soapy water and rinsed of with isopropyl and it was always OK.
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