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  1. Good morning people of the SGL collective. I have to admit to an act of selfishness, which is more annoying given that SGLX and the partial eclipse is so close, and the now impending couple of weeks of forthcoming rain and cloud too. Though I won’t be attending SGLX, I live close to Mordiford, so by proxy, I fear that will have an impact. I have turned to the Dob Side. Two years ago, I bought my first scope, a 150p which amazed me. I was hooked. This Thursday I took delivery of my new 300p Flextube which now has pride of place in the living room as I don’t have anywhere else to store it. Matters of consequence are secondary in cases like this you must understand. The process has taken around 6 months to come through in total while my mind went from scope to scope, review to review and showroom visit to showroom visit. SGL being key at all stages, even down to supplier reviews. I’ve documented the build process and first impressions here. I will replicate it in part on the forum when I have more time over the weekend. However, I am now considering the bolt-ons and mods that I can make. I have already replaced the secondary collimation screws with thumb screws similar to Bobs Knobs. I also bought a new Telrad base and have removed the stock finderscope attachment in favour of the Telrad base. And finally, I am waiting on delivery of a dual-speed focuser too. Once the damage to the bank account has been repaired, next on my list will be a shroud. So, my question to the forum. What suggestions or thoughts do you have about improvements or additions to the scope other than those already mentioned? The build and construction itself I am happy with, though I have read about owners applying lithium grease to the bearings for smoother running, but at the moment I am happy with the way it runs. How it reacts in the field is of course a different thing though. Clear Skies (hopefully) everyone. Tony
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