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22 hours ago, Helen said:

A well packaged box (@David Hardie has been having lots of practice 😉)  containing a hotech SCT collimator.  I finally decided to bite the bullet and get one to try to maximise the views from my C11 (I get too few clear nights to waste time collimating, and I've never really felt I've nailed it!).  I understand there's a learning curve on the hotech use, so expect some muttering...... 😉

Thanks David 😁

Helen

 

Very welcome Helen!!

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On 31/08/2019 at 17:06, johninderby said:

Things for collimating the new Bresser dob. 👍🏻

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... precisely this is currently top of my shopping list. I’m not sure how long I’m going to be able to hold out...

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... in the meantime this arrived today. 16” extension pier to go between my Uni tripod and eq3-5m and/or skytee2. It weighs nearly 6kg!

 

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4 minutes ago, Captain Magenta said:

... precisely this is currently top of my shopping list. I’m not sure how long I’m going to be able to hold out...

As Seven of Nine would say......................😁

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TEC 140 FL triplet oil spaced apo.

(number #32)  The first one in the UK, i believe. 13 month wait time.

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17 hours ago, Captain Magenta said:

... in the meantime this arrived today. 16” extension pier to go between my Uni tripod and eq3-5m and/or skytee2. It weighs nearly 6kg!

 

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Snap!

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A TS-Optics Concenter 1.25" Collimation Eyepiece and some new colimation screws for the Bresser dob.

Rather expensive really but the Concenter is the best way of getting the secondary mirror spot on. Also does the primary as well. Can see the secondary isn’t centered.

The stock secondary colimation screws bugged me being chrome rather than matt black so bought some replacements. Not sure if it’ll make any difference but can’t hurt.

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22 hours ago, Helen said:

A well packaged box (@David Hardie has been having lots of practice 😉)  containing a hotech SCT collimator.  I finally decided to bite the bullet and get one to try to maximise the views from my C11 (I get too few clear nights to waste time collimating, and I've never really felt I've nailed it!).  I understand there's a learning curve on the hotech use, so expect some muttering...... 😉

Thanks David 😁

Helen

 

Now the Borg adapter makes sense 🙂

 

Glen.

 

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A light panel to hopefully help improve my flats. 

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It even comes with a nice little bag 😁

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Nice one @Danjc

Powered from a USB as well....  and dimmable......   wonder if they do an A3 version for my  12"  Howitzer Newtonian  ?

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I know it's old tech. 

But

I managed to get 2x Samsung SCB2000 cameras for £10. 

Going to have a play with them. Will get £10 worth of entertainment easily I suspect. 15678567818376084852218396618747.thumb.jpg.222a17c1a4ce55014b6ca228020015f4.jpg

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And 2x 40mm Celestron Plossls from a member on here. Many thanks 🙂

 

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3 hours ago, Craney said:

Nice one @Danjc

Powered from a USB as well....  and dimmable......   wonder if they do an A3 version for my  12"  Howitzer Newtonian  ?

The A3 doesn’t seem to be bus powered but does come with a power adapter. 

HUION A3 Size Super Bright LED Tracing Light Box with Adjustable Brightness Function https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00DNPCZVG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_R55CDbK7AGW9V

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A couple of Skywatcher eyepieces for the 150P dob I bought the other day.  A Super 10 long eye relief, and a Super 20 wide angle long eye relief.

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My whistling postie delivered these this morning.I really pushed the boat out with these three books from Ebay-under a tenner for the lot including postage.

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HI John,

You've heard of pre historic and pre cambrian era,well these are the pre digital and pre Skywatcher era!.😁

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28 minutes ago, L8-Nite said:

A couple of Skywatcher eyepieces for the 150P dob I bought the other day.  A Super 10 long eye relief, and a Super 20 wide angle long eye relief.

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Judging by the ripped up packaging you were really eager to open these!😀

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7 minutes ago, Les Ewan said:

 

HI John,

You've heard of pre historic and pre cambrian era,well these are the pre digital and pre Skywatcher era!.😁

 

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26 minutes ago, Les Ewan said:

Judging by the ripped up packaging you were really eager to open these!😀

I had to negotiate a jungle of bubble wrap too. :D

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45 minutes ago, Les Ewan said:

 

....................................…. these are the pre digital and pre Skywatcher era!.😁

The great thing about older books is that you are not besieged with advertising.  Another good book worth looking for by James Murden is " Astronomy with a Small Telescope ".

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Thanks for the tip,I will try to seek it out as I already have James Muirden's Astronomy With Binoculars which I bought many a year ago so it will be a great companion for that.

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To build my own Arduino-controlled dew controller.  Arduino-controlled because it includes temperature sensors to turn off the heaters when the dew point temperature is exceeded, and a display of what it's doing.  Thought I'd give it a try to see how things go.

James

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HI Mike,

Just ordered it for £2.45. There's quite a few listed on Ebay.I noticed that the publisher is Octopus while Astronomy With Binoculars is Faber,I don't know what that means in regards to layout , I'll just wait and see. BTW I'll give you the sellers details in case you want to claim a 10% commission!!😆

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