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1 hour ago, Stub Mandrel said:

The ideal solution for astrophotography after the Zombie Apocalypse.

Who you gonna to call after the Zombie outbreak. 😁

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On 19/06/2019 at 05:34, MilwaukeeLion said:

Been wanting mini eq for solar, night & travel for awhile.  Came with little bat powered ra clock drive.  Much beefier than EQ1 like night and day.  Falls between EQ1 and CG4.  Tested 102mm frac, no issue but mostly for pst/ed80.  

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I really like the slightly vintage styling, I wonder if you can get these in the UK?

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Looks a bit like a slightly remodelled EQ2 on a different tripod?

James

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Package   No;1 arrived just 20 mins ago. New ‘frac to get me back in the mood for astronomy again. 

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Package No; 2 should be landing in about an hour or so to complement it too! Fingers crossed for some clear skies later on this evening for a first lighting! :) 

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25 minutes ago, Knighty2112 said:

Package   No;1 arrived just 20 mins ago. New ‘frac to get me back in the mood for astronomy again. 

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Package No; 2 should be landing in about an hour or so to complement it too! Fingers crossed for some clear skies later on this evening for a first lighting! :) 

Nice one!  You'll have some great views through it, and it looks great too :smile:

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23 minutes ago, paulastro said:

Nice one!  You'll have some great views through it, and it looks great too :smile:

Thanks. Yes, had an Altair Astro ED 66mm ‘frac a while back which gave me cracking pin sharp views, but sold it on. If this one gives similar views it definitely won’t be getting sold on. Just testing the focuser on it by keeping it at 90 degrees with a diagonal and one of my heaviest EP’s in. Not moved a fraction on the 2 speed gear, which holds much better than a Crayford focuser I think, unless you spend crazy money on a top end focuser.

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Package No;2 arrived earlier on too. A nice Baader 2” clicklock diagonal. For the mount that I’ll be using for a while I’ve put a slightly longer dovetail on the scope to allow fitting a counter weight to the front end of the scope to give better balance on the current mount, especially when at higher declinations.

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Posted (edited)

To go with my moon coin

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57 minutes ago, geordie85 said:

To go with my moon coin

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I saw these on e-bay and was tempted to get one. What’s the quality like in the flesh?

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22 minutes ago, Knighty2112 said:

I saw these on e-bay and was tempted to get one. What’s the quality like in the flesh?

I cannot comment on what they'd be like from ebay. They may be the same, they may be different. You know, it is ebay. 

I got mine from the Bradford exchange. Real nice quality with a very shiny finish. It looks great

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12 hours ago, Knighty2112 said:

Fingers crossed for some clear skies later on this evening for a first lighting

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On the day you get TWO packages!!!!

You cannot be serious.....

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Which led to this:

James

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1 hour ago, Stub Mandrel said:

Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!

On the day you get TWO packages!!!!

You cannot be serious.....

Oh yeah of little faith! ;) 

Actually, surprisingly it was and still is. Managed Jupiter, Saturn, double double, ring nebula and a few moon shots for tests via my Canon afocally, of which my first effort was probably best, although only a single shot. Plan to stack some of them tomorrow.

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1 hour ago, johninderby said:

You can not be serious indeed. 😂

 

Those were the days! Seriously! ;) 

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57 minutes ago, JamesF said:

Which led to this:

James

Alas a cracking good show it was actually! 😖

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11 hours ago, Knighty2112 said:

Those were the days! Seriously! ;) 

Worst of all, the ball was on the line....

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Actually came yesterday, but for some reason my desktop wouldn't synch with gmail and let me have the pic from my phone.

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Picked up an hour ago UPS collection centre, and bought off flightyfishcake on here, a Celestron Skyris 274C camera. Seems to work great on the chimney on the roof over the road! Lol!

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Good choice Victor.  These small fracs give really nice, sharp views!

Doug.

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A 3.5 Pentax XW courtesy of Aunt Flo, mini set is now complete: 3.5 to 10 :)

Might take it out of the box once i have been fed and watered.

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