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3 minutes ago, DeepSkyMan said:

Not before time I have eventually sourced a protective carrier for my Oberwerk Tall Tripod.  The Geoptik carrier for Eq6 and tripod.  It has a bit more capacity than I envisaged, wondering if I might fit my Vixen HAL 130 alongside it, need to get the Vixen in from the garden to check it out. No more dings and scrapes😀

Very neat! I really have to get my gear sorted and stored properly. My ED-Apo is the only devcie I have a case for, not counting the Star Adventurer's Box. ;)

I havevbeen planning for a long time to get cases and make proper foam cutouts for my Vixen GP, the Star Adventurer and a few other odds and ends, but never come around to actually do it.

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Received today from the postie

Astrozap dust cover

FLO multi finder adaptor

9x50 right angled finder

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12 hours ago, PaulM said:

Received today from the postie

Astrozap dust cover

FLO multi finder adaptor

9x50 right angled finder

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That looks very neat indeed, like the grip element.

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On 24/09/2019 at 09:49, StaceStar said:

(cheers FLO).

(You're welcome). 

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On 23/09/2019 at 15:08, Stub Mandrel said:

Wouldn't an electric motor be a little more compact?

Wicked....🤣

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Post person delivered a card so I could go collect this item. 
Another member of the @David Hardie sell off collection, thank you David.

I have tried a 5mm DeLIte before and didn't like it for some reason, but
thought what the heck try a 9mm as it's a gap I wish to fill.
Very pleased I did.

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In later answer to David's question about lack of box hindering sales,
clearly not is the answer.
 

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A bit late on posting in here.. Delivered 5 Weeks ago!. A Revelation ED80 F6.8 OTA

This is now sitting on my grab n go/ UK Travel setup. I jumped an grabbed a bargain!.. So nice to have an APO back.

Rob

P.s I purchased a SVbony finder shoe. Added: Opticstar rings & dovetail (yes I know they are white!). TAL 1.25" Diagonal, ScopeTeknix 20/10 Autoshutoff RDF with Baader metal finder mount. SmartAstronomy 25mm Plossl

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TeleVue Nagler 13mm from David Hardie sale just came in. In very good condition. Tested it just now on some buildings and branches. Very, very good.

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Just a couple of 2” parfocal rings.

Just the thing to stop the Morpheus eyepice from going to far into the 2” telextender.

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A rocket blower as my old one was about as much use as a wet fart !

 

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A welcome addition for the Vixen SX2 mount - to stop the Tak 100 hitting the tripod.  Very robust 🙂 

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So what's in here then?

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Well, it looks like a box of clouds, ( sort of, ) it says it's maybe a box of clouds, but:

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It is in fact an AZGTi, take 2! The first attempt was faulty, but Rob :wink: at FLO, sorted it and here it is in another incarnation, which hopefully will work great now! Ta very much FLO for sorting it. :grin:

Edit: No idea how many weeks it will take for me to be able to test it, considering the sent clouds though... :sad:

Edit2: Still not working. Starting to think I have got a right lemon here. :sad:

 

 

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Today I received an 80mm Celestron guidescope courtesy of AB&S.  Irritatingly I can't find any spare tube rings for it, but I'm sure I'll work something out.  Perhaps just fit a dovetail directly to it or maybe even make some, though given the relatively low cost of a new pair perhaps it would just be easier to buy them :)

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Telrad at last! This will complement my S&T jumbo sky atlas nicely which is set up for the telrad 0.5,2 and 4 deg circles. The 9x50 optical is doing my head in. Can't wait to go star hopping soon as it clears...

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Finaly bought a “brick” then. 👍🏻

They may not be the best looking thing you can stick on your scope but they are the best of their type to look though. 🙂

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Love my Telrad, you will need some dew protection though.
I fitted one from Dew-Control, works very well:

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Post person was busy today, lots of bills ☹️

But also some goodies 😀

'Another bit of pointless car park stone' says Mrs W
or Meteorite slice to you and me.

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One of @David Hardie's Celestron T-adaptors. 

Also collected an SCT off-axis guider, from @astronomer2002 earlier this week.

Thank you gentlemen. :icon_salut:

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Swapped my little stool for a more supportive seat.  This bar stool from Dunelm can rise 21cm as well but I'll not need that in here.  It has a rubber base so the metal will not scratch the floor when moving it.

 

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On 26/09/2019 at 13:35, Rob said:

A bit late on posting in here.. Delivered 5 Weeks ago!. A Revelation ED80 F6.8 OTA

This is now sitting on my grab n go/ UK Travel setup. I jumped an grabbed a bargain!.. So nice to have an APO back.

Rob

P.s I purchased a SVbony finder shoe. Added: Opticstar rings & dovetail (yes I know they are white!). TAL 1.25" Diagonal, ScopeTeknix 20/10 Autoshutoff RDF with Baader metal finder mount. SmartAstronomy 25mm Plossl

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I've got one of these to. Lovely scope for a semi apo. I was pleased when I got it. Matches my Altair diaganol perfectly to 😁

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