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I got this a few weeks ago but didn't get to use it until last week.  £20 from Amazon, they had several types and models of these but this one seemed accurate enough without being too expensive.  It has a magnetic base so I stuck it to my counterweight, adjusted for my latitude and polar alignment was a breeze.

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All the best

Michael

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2 hours ago, Stu said:

This arrived today. Have been wanting one for a while, very lovely ‘chunky’ little thing, feels very nicely made. Focuser is very smooth and it is incredibly compact with the retractable dewshield. It reminds me of a more up to date, slightly bigger version of my old WO SD66 and will hopefully come everywhere with me, to places the Tak dare not go (or rather fit!)

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It looks identical to my WO GT71. Rings, screws and grooves on the body are the same!

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7 hours ago, david_taurus83 said:

It looks identical to my WO GT71. Rings, screws and grooves on the body are the same!

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They do look very similar don’t they? Certainly the focuser looks identical apart from the temperature dial. Both lovely little scopes.

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12 hours ago, Stu said:

This arrived today. Have been wanting one for a while, very lovely ‘chunky’ little thing, feels very nicely made. Focuser is very smooth and it is incredibly compact with the retractable dewshield. It reminds me of a more up to date, slightly bigger version of my old WO SD66 and will hopefully come everywhere with me, to places the Tak dare not go (or rather fit!)

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Aah is this the one that was on EBay? You beat me to it lol

The second refractor someone off the forums sniped me on 😄

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2 minutes ago, Dragon_Astro said:

Aah is this the one that was on EBay? You beat me to it lol

The second refractor someone off the forums sniped me on 😄

Yes, my apologies ;)

Thought I should nab it before anyone else did!! :) 

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1 minute ago, Stu said:

Yes, my apologies ;)

Thought I should nab it before anyone else did!! :) 

Haha no worries, you got yourself a bargain there :)

I hover over the buy button too much, should just go for it.

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Opticstar AR90s f/8.8

Wanted something not too expensive for my white light solar set-up and decided the Opticstar AR90s f/8.8 would be a sutable. Light weight scope and can be used on a photo trpod setup or my AZ-EQ5 GT. Had sold the Bresser Messier scope I had been using but decded I really needed a dedicated white light scope and the Opticstar was cheaper than another Bresser when you get the dual speed focuser option and a more suitable focal length. 

Added a small carry handle bought from WDS Ltd. Why aren’t carrying handles standard equipment on all scopes?

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Really nice scopes The Opticstar AR Series. Fantastic bang for Buck!

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11 hours ago, LukeSkywatcher said:

Dvd box set of "Cosmos" by Carl Sagans. 

This is what got me hooked as a kid. 

On and this was delivered today. 

 

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