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What did the postman bring?

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Looks like it doesn’t it- it’s really an optical flat 😃- to check my secondary. I’m unnaturally happy about this... combination of nice tools and new hobby I guess 😉

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43 minutes ago, johninderby said:

pochemu russkiy krem dlya brit'ya? 🤔

Congrats John - looks like this was the 3000th posting on this thread.

I wonder how many of the purchases were yours 🙂

 

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1 hour ago, JeremyS said:

Congrats John - looks like this was the 3000th posting on this thread.

I wonder how many of the purchases were yours 🙂

 

I refuse to think about it and all the receipts are hidden safely away in a corner of the garage loft under a pile of boxes and old tools. 😁😁😁

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It's here!

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Had a little help unpacking :)

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Rings attached

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Just perfect!

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Posted (edited)

Apologies if the weather suddenly changes....

Finally a Dob - A Sky-Watcher Skyliner 200p. Whoop!

Bought new at the pre hike price and free 2 day delivery from Tring Astro's Ebay shop. Wahay!

The finder stayed in the box. A 9x50 RACI and RDF ride the top.

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Finally it came....thanks FLO!

Looking forward to testing this out over a somewhat moonlight but clear sky this weekend...

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As bread making seems to be catching on here on SGL decided to have a go myself. Been ages since I last made my own bread.

Ingredients for making some dark rye bread. Very hard to buy proper rye bread in the UK. What they sell as rye bread is white flour with a bit of rye. This will be the full on dark and dense bread with sunflower and pumpkin seeds as can be found in Germany etc.

Found a source of old fashioned stone ground rye made in a water powered mill. 👍🏻

 

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This is drifting into a cooking thread,
not What did the Postman Bring 🤣

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Yesterday the postie delivered this from ENS. 

Got his to replace the WDS bridge handle on my ED100 which is just a bit too tall to allow the zip on my soft vixen case to close comfortably. 

Only Berlebach could make a simple wooden handle look this good. 

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1 hour ago, AdeKing said:

Yesterday the postie delivered this from ENS. 

Got his to replace the WDS bridge handle on my ED100 which is just a bit too tall to allow the zip on my soft vixen case to close comfortably. 

Only Berlebach could make a simple wooden handle look this good. 

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Hate to see the price they charge for it though for a simple bit of wood! ;) 

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1 hour ago, Alan White said:

This is drifting into a cooking thread,
not What did the Postman Bring 🤣

Yeah, three things need to be banned from talking about on here; politics, religion & COOKING! ;) 

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On 22/08/2019 at 14:55, johninderby said:

I refuse to think about it and all the receipts are hidden safely away in a corner of the garage loft under a pile of boxes and old tools. 😁😁😁

I feel sorry for the SGL postie - think of all the shoe leather they must have used on the deliveries in the last 3000+ postings

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3 hours ago, AdeKing said:

Yesterday the postie delivered this from ENS. 

Got his to replace the WDS bridge handle on my ED100 which is just a bit too tall to allow the zip on my soft vixen case to close comfortably. 

Only Berlebach could make a simple wooden handle look this good. 

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Wow! Now, that is a thing of beauty!

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6 hours ago, Knighty2112 said:

Hate to see the price they charge for it though for a simple bit of wood! ;) 

Answer is no more than Altair charge for an aluminium one 😉

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6 hours ago, AdeKing said:

Answer is no more than Altair charge for an aluminium one 😉

Well, that’s OK then! 👍🏻

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55 minutes ago, Knighty2112 said:

Well, that’s OK then! 👍🏻

That's what I thought too. :smile:

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9 hours ago, AdeKing said:

Answer is no more than Altair charge for an aluminium one 😉

Lol - I like the combination of hard anodised and CNC'd aluminium with a bit of broom handle...

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Lot more expensive than the Altair new though. About 62 quid delivered from Berlebach.

The ENS price was very reasonable in comparison. Don’t come up for sale second hand in the UK very often though.

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Freshly arrived today; as it seems, I'm one of the first customers:

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after 11/2 years of developing time - the Hofheim Instruments equatorial platform (VNS-design). Seems to be well built, and matches the Hofheim design perfectly, as shown here with the 8" f/4. Their 12" f/5 will also work with it, not so the 16".

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(you can spot John L. Dobson's original signature on the facing upper folding ruler truss; obtained during his visit 2007 at the AME astro show).

I guess, the Heritage 130P Flextube (here on it's removable "T" pedestal) will be pleased as well:

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Fingers crossed for a hopefully clear and almost moonless night!

Stephan

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4 minutes ago, markse68 said:

What’s the spring for? Just to increase friction?

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Yes, exactly; with it, this scope can handle 2" eyepieces. For real heavyweights, as my 24mmf/82° Maxvision (830 g - giving an excellent corrected TFoV of 2.5°, and an exit pupil of 6 mm), I just add a plug-on counterweight (available accessory). A second friction system on the scope's other side would be another option.

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Clever- sounds like they made the scope too light 😉😂 Do those thin struts keep the uta rigid enough? Guess they must- interesting design!

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