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garethmob

latest buys.. the S.W.V.G :P

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thas kwl :)

just updating mine

resently bought an astrotrac AG + polar scope and guide cable

photo tripod with ball head (need to get adapter to use on astrotrac)

a cable to get my meade etx running, but eith wrong end ;) lol

and my optricron 8X42 bins :)

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35mm Panoptic

26mm Type 5 Nagler

32mm Plossl

The cloudy skies are my fault :icon_salut:

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OH i have to stop dribbling nice three Mat.

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my last buy was a tripod/hq4 mount/ and RA motor for it at SGL7

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You had a bargain with that mount and motors noakesy

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update for me :)

a prinz astral 500 :confused: my new basic plamet but also solar scope

and not really a buy but a swap a celestron AZ3 mount

also the box of rubbish i accidently bought lol

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My 7mm Nirvana arrived this morning :) I think its going to be a useful size for the Dob. Weather forecast doesn't look good though :confused:

Helen

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if its clear tonight helen i'll give that scope a go :) i had a go in the house at a wall and it was nice and clear and crisp :confused:

is the nivana a Tv eyepeice?

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The Nirvana is the Skywatcher equivalent of the WO UWAN - so no green writing, but I love the UWAN design.

Helen

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ooooooooo i do like WO products the build quailty does feel right :)

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Swapped my order for the 32mm Panaview to the 31mm Baader Aspheric- hopefully here by the weekend (one week too late to use for the time being unfortunately) that will conclude my astronomical spending for this year although I do need to get a sponge to put between the Dob boards as the lazy susan mod has made it very sensitive on AZ.

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Better than a sponge Steve, get the self adhesive felt pads you use for putting on the bottom of chair legs , you can get various thickness .

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mats idea actually works i have seen a few threads about it on here, and you can get a multi pack having all the different sizes, and worst case if it dosent work you will have plenty of anti sliders your your house chairs

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Steve,

I saw packs of round stick on felt pads a couple of days ago at our local "Home Bargin" store, at about a pound. If you want some and can't find them, i'll pick a pack up for you.

Edited by L8-Nite

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- I've actually got those on there already - looks like their probably not packed high enough - will have to buy some new milk cartons to act as washers and increase their height gradually till I get it just right - cheers guys

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Steve,

I saw packs of round stick on felt pads a couple of days ago at our local "Home Bargin" store, at about a pound. If you want some and can't find them, i'll pick a pack up for you.

Thanks Mike thats very kind of you - I think I'll try packing the pads I have already to see if I can get it right but if its not happening I might take you up on your offer- cheers once again

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I hate beign bored and as usual ended up shopping .. I was going to buy a Merlin Mount to replace my schizophrenic Supatrak one... I wish I had now it would have been cheaper...

Instead ...

I bought the Original Canon BG-E7 Battery Gip for the 7D - Makes it so much nicer to shoot in Portrait mode and should give me plenty of battery life for a days wandering round the reserve.. and a trail cam we had one setup outside for a few days when a villager was trying to track down their wandering moggie - I will be using it to cover the scopes when they are outside as a backup for the CCTV...

At least both these purchase can be used in the rain :)

Peter...

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This post may be a little premature but I'm excited. Ohhhhhhh, I so want to reply to this thread !!!

The deal is done, but until its safely brought home I will have to keep up the suspence. :)

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What's wrong with that mount peter?

That does sound pretty cool though. Do the camera grips have a hole for a tripod attachment?

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Whats wrong with your supatrak Peter ? .Is your excitement based on what we was talking about on the weekend mike ?.

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Hi Mat,

What we talked about on the weekend is here, however my present vehicle is not large enough or worthy for transport; but that will be remedied hopefully in the near future.

I can say, that "Something vintage this way comes." A little mystery keeps life exciting.

I will let you know first though, fair enough ? :)

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It wad one of the liquidation auction specials with a damagec dc input socket camr with a Skyhawk 1145P for £10 ..

Every now and again when your slewing it will go nuts and takes off ...

Dont fancy it doibg it with tge 6D and the 100-400L on it...

I have temporarily solved the dilema by a big more retail therapy - a wireless multiflash (4 gun) setup for the kitchen Studio...

It was pointed out I have plenty of mounts so I will probably use one of the Kson Eklipse mounts from under the desk instead...

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