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What did the postman bring?

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On 24/12/2018 at 11:38, FenlandPaul said:

Well I was genuinely surprised by this delivery, given I’ve only received about 3 over the last 12 months! 

 

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Is delivery of S&T a problem these days? I think I've seen a few complaints about this?

 

When I collected the magazine by subscription, 1979-1990 or so, although it took about eight weeks to get the first issue (which I was told to expect), I never had any problems, it was a regular delivery.

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1 hour ago, trynda1701 said:

Is delivery of S&T a problem these days? I think I've seen a few complaints about this?

 

When I collected the magazine by subscription, 1979-1990 or so, although it took about eight weeks to get the first issue (which I was told to expect), I never had any problems, it was a regular delivery.

I’ve had repeated problems, but have always tried to get it delivered to my house (I hear those who preorder and collect from a local newsagent have better results). 

I can get the digital edition, but just don’t enjoy it as much.

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This was dumped unceremoniously by my back door this morning by UPS.

I only knew it was there when they sent me an email to say it had been delivered. Didn't even bother to ring the bell!

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Nice! Got the TS version myself. You will need some extensions to reach focus!

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A flat IV thanks to John. Its a lot bigger than I thought it would be. 

Can't wait for clear skies to test it. 

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2 hours ago, geordie85 said:

A flat IV thanks to John. Its a lot bigger than I thought it would be. 

I've got one of those and it works very well, the only thing with the WO version, unless they've altered, is the complete lack of instructions.

The Revelation version that looks identical has these instructions which may be helpful.

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Another problem I had with it was difficulty in getting a compression ring type focuser to grip it tightly due to the under cut on the nose piece, I stuck some ptfe adhesive tape round mine to level it up.

Dave

 

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On 24/12/2018 at 14:35, LukeSkywatcher said:

Don't look so perplexed. 

I think @John is looking perplexed as it is not an eyepiece 🤣

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I've actually already got one of these, but this second one is now on its' way (thanks, Des) to make a binoviewing pair, I was sold on this by Bill Paolini's review of these ..😊.

Dave

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This morning this arrived...

It's a Herschel wedge. A sun thingummybob. A big yellow thing in the sky wotsit...

Gonna pair it with my 152mm refractor... WHEN I GET TO SEE THE SUN!!!

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On 21 December 2018 at 15:56, spillage said:

Have you tried Aldi's own whiskey. Speyside, islay and thier black label are all really good and award winners.

Considering their Highland black is budget, it's astonishing nice. They did an Irish one; Clontarf 1014 which I'd certainly buy again if I see it.

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Hello all. 

Got myself a SW L bracket. ( Xmas pressie ) F3758AD0-5B30-4D0C-A8BE-3E722B0D1171.thumb.jpeg.c06e6207567fa88bde0a9f6c8d83e1b0.jpegLooking to use as shown with my TS Bino’s and SW AZ- GTI mount 

 

thanks. John 

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Posted (edited)

Courier DPD knocked on the door at 9.45 am this morning, amazed as I only bought this at 16.40 from RVO last night,
normal 1-2 day delivery service, stunned.

A mint 5mm DeLite, just could not resist and it's a pick me up present to myself.
Always wanted to try one, had a gap and thought what the heck.

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Of course made in Japan as I like; super build quality as you would expect, great lock on the EP mechanism and
of course TeleVue quality all over.   
I have a full on case Televueitus or similar affliction.

 

 

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A nice Zeiss Bino viewer unit, supercharged by Denis Levatić - comes with a complementary 30 day cloudy nights voucher directly applied by the seller...

 

 

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On 24/12/2018 at 15:08, david_taurus83 said:

No more worrying about dead batteries

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Had a bit of kit from Nevada this week- none of it really astro related (although it is destined from my obsy/radio shack!).

A Scanking Discone antenna and an antenna tuner amongst other things.

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Lightwave 0.8x reducer just arrived! Great service from RVO - only ordered it yesterday! Anyway, it's destined for my f6 apo - hope it will improve my eaa efforts :)

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Louise

 

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Not postman but DHL courier.  8Kg reel of filament for my Giant printer.

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This just in from China 🙂  ...Jupiter joins the Moon on my desktop 🙂

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Prize for the cheapest must go to me.......stepdown rings from Ebay........£5.03!!! 🤣 (my one and only Xmas pressie)

Alan

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6 hours ago, Gina said:

Not postman but DHL courier.  8Kg reel of filament for my Giant printer.

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what on earth are you planning on building with that amount of filament......

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17 minutes ago, fozzybear said:

what on earth are you planning on building with that amount of filament......

RORO Obs?

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A new to me, though actually of 1990s vintage and still working perfectly, Manfrotto 058 tripod for my SolarQuest mount and Lunt LS60. 

Love the way that this model has a lever to release all three legs at once, which makes levelling a whole lot easier. 

 

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11 hours ago, fozzybear said:

what on earth are you planning on building with that amount of filament......

Micro-Dome is one thing and garden ornaments, birdbath, water feature etc.

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ABS or ASA? Want a good weather resistant material!

PEterW

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I think white PLA would probably last me out 😁

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