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What did the postman bring?

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Congratulations John, a nice take on a legendary mount.

As you say, very smooth, lightweight and well engineered. An RA drive will finish off the setup nicely, great for high power comfy observing😀.

Enjoy!

Dave

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On 10/07/2019 at 21:36, John said:

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Nice to see it arrived with Beer as well, shame it's been opened before you could get at it 😉

Something about Vixen kit, keeps you coming back to it, as you say decent Japanese build.

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Well flying in the face of the thread title - Post-person did not deliver this, but neither did Yodel!
Had to collect because HM Border Force had been and opened the parcel, then rewrapped the many layers that
the sender had applied, now all in nice Home Office White and Purple tape.

This Eyepiece has been sitting with its former owner awaiting my return to a semblance of normal health.
The time was now right for it to wing its way across the North Sea to me.
Many thanks Mike (iPeace) for being a good friend and holding onto it for so long 😀

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Mike leant me this in 2018, before he had even received it himself.
I was smitten with it and told him so and hoped to find such a nice one myself, well I have now,
but I did not it expect to be the wonderful one I had borrowed.

Joins the wonderful 19mm and 27mm Panoptics that I already own.
All in my case bar one EP (Vixen) is all TeleVue now.

Of course it is cloudy today.

Oh yes, funniest bit was I genuinely forgot to tell my wife I had bought it, 
so the parcel was a surprise to her.
I always talk to her on kit purchases, but was otherwise engaged with things that I plain forgot.

 

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What an amazing coincidence! Some Green & Black arrived a my house too. I had also “forgotten” to discuss the purchase with my better half....

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3 minutes ago, Paul73 said:

What an amazing coincidence! Some Green & Black arrived a my house too. I had also “forgotten” to discuss the purchase with my better half....

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Paul

I'm constantly talking telescope gear with my better half which, admittedly, must be very tiresome.  :)    However, due to the information overload she has stopped being surprised when the postman arrives with a new packet.  At least when it comes to eyepieces and other small gear.   Not sure what would happen if I order a big dob though.

 

 

 

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4 minutes ago, McNewt said:

.   Not sure what would happen if I order a big dob though.

Only one way to find out!!😁

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UPS man just dropped off a box of rocking horse ....

Thanks to @michael8554 for spotting it and thinking of me! All that remains is to hopefully install, configure and fix the bolts that almost let the scope slide off the wedge last night

Should be fun!

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Very nice solar viewing platform!  Best of luck with it.

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Yay! My first clouds sticker from FLO.

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Unfortunately it sent clouds ahead of itself about 3 weeks ago and I haven't seen a clear sky since! :(

Anyhow, after being so very impressed with the Skywatcher Planetary 4mm,  which held its own against the Vixen SLV on Saturn and Jupiter I felt a 5mm FL would give me the best views of Jupiter which were bordering on being a bit soft, so it arrived today.....

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I really don't know why these aren't more popular, they really do perform far better than their low cost would suggest.

Hoping the forecast for clearer skies at the end of the week actually materialise.

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 delivery 🚚 pi4 case finally came back into stock at RS components , hurrah 😁  now awaiting a usb Y cable to power from battery bank .

Pi4 indigosky server in case, so small

 

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Ooh, that looks nice! I hear the Pi4 gets quite hot though? Something like 70 degrees C?

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An illuminated ep to help centre targets with my AZ GTi mount and an UHC filter so that I might get better views of some of them

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I got a new eyepiece today, via FLO, of course. :smiley:

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Heard and read so much good stuff regarding these eyepieces and my wife said she would buy me one to try. :grin: It feels good; light and compact; I am looking forward to trying it out. Of course, as you can see, it came with the obligatory clouds and rain. I am sure it has been asked loads before and it is a decent marketing ploy from FLO, but does anyone know which of them @FLO is the rain wizard?

A half decent song, with appropriate lyrics and great drumming. Bringing magic to our land? :rolleyes2:

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Repeat after me: "I won't be going down the imaging route!" :)

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Ever the optimist decided to have a go at some planets 😂

ZWO ADC and Astronomik 642IR pass filter to give a couple of options.

The sticker on the box was right as it arrived with a liberal amount of cloud and rain.

Dave

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A TS 70mm carbon tube Ed refractor. Just added my 50mm guide scope, and longer dovetail bar and awaiting the Az-GTI with eq wedge and field flatner for the above scope. Hopefully it'll be a nice grab and go scope for holiday's, etc. It has a nice rotating focuser too. 

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Rest of the package arrived with cloud notice, but all I had to do was look out the window and see the rain. Az-GTI mount plus ioptron wedge, plus clouds and rain. 

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FLO need to update their stickers. 😁

 

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On 17/07/2019 at 11:19, Ags said:

Ooh, that looks nice! I hear the Pi4 gets quite hot though? Something like 70 degrees C?

Yes I am hearing that so need to fit a fan  , 

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15 hours ago, johninderby said:

FLO need to update their stickers. 😁

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Nice One John, but -
No, No, No.....that text is wrong 😂
Should read, 'Packaged with best West Country Cloud and Rain'  
None of this PC brigade May Contain!!

@FLO please take note 😉

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Post Person attended yesterday and Thursday with packages from W&W Astro and 7DayShop.

5v to 12V step up lead, will run a 50cm dew tape, its destined for a 40cm one.

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Anker Power Bank, 2 USB outlets, 3W output on each, so good for the above and a second supply to a Telrad.

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If the project fails badly, then I will use the power bank for charging my ageing iPhone
and revert to the old lead acid battery for the dew heaters.
Idea is to lighten the load when setting up.
And I like shiny new things as we all do!!

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7 minutes ago, Alan White said:

Nice One John, but -
No, No, No.....that text is wrong 😂
Should read, 'Packaged with best West Country Cloud and Rain'  
None of this PC brigade May Contain!!

Where it rains eight days out of seven. As the saying goes, lol. 

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32 minutes ago, Alan White said:

Nice One John, but -
No, No, No.....that text is wrong 😂
Should read, 'Packaged with best West Country Cloud and Rain'  
None of this PC brigade May Contain!!

@FLO please take note 😉

Something along these lines then. 😁

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23 minutes ago, Alan White said:


5v to 12V step up lead, will run a 50cm dew tape, its destined for a 40cm one.

Looks good Alan, you just cost me £7 for one of those, very handy. Thanks!

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FLOods  🤣

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