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21 minutes ago, johninderby said:

I used one this aft to remove a stubborn SCT diagonal with zero damage. 👍🏻

Also usefull for unscrewing lens cells, focusers etc.

I had to employ the use of a vice and a heat gun to undo the spacers from a filter drawer the other night. The 5mm is an absolute swine as it's so hard to grip. I dont even tighten them up much but they always appear to be welded upon removal!

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You tighten something finger tight and when you come to remove it it seems to have become welded on. 😁

 

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This may not look astro related but will,be essential to making something astro related. 🔭

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48 minutes ago, johninderby said:

This may not look astro related but will,be essential to making something astro related. 🔭

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Mirror grinding kit?

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New adm saddle upgrade for my AZ=GTI mount.

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3 hours ago, Fieldsy said:

A little light reading

That's 'dark' reading. 'Making Every Photon Count' is 'light' reading...

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incoming Nikon D5300.

......Arrived  , ordered off camera jungle (jessops) used mint condition Saturday evening, arrived  early Monday morning .

Astro camera Arrived

 

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My second 22ah Golf Cart power unit.  These are awesome mobile power units and at only £139, a real bargain compared to the Tracer units I’ve previously bought.

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Looks good Jeremy. Please let us know what you think of it.

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2 hours ago, JeremyS said:

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That looks an interesting book Jeremy. Perhaps you can undertake a review when you have had chance to study it in more detail.

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Got these today. 50 velcro cable ties for a bit of cable management, a micro USB for my Canon 6d and a 2.1mm right angle extension cable for my HEQ5 Pro. Can't understand why Skywatcher don't make this connection standard instead of the straight plug so the weight of the PSU is pulling on the plug 🤔

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On 02/10/2019 at 10:56, johninderby said:

Ha.......the Baader cases are child's play to open compared to the evilness of the cases used on some small drills and milling bits. You have to press, lift and twist the tabs all at the same time. 🙀🙀🙀

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Last time I saw a set like that I was getting an incisor root canal done! 

....or was it a lobotomy?

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2 minutes ago, Paul M said:

Last time I saw a set like that I was getting an incisor root canal done! 

....or was it a lobotomy?

Set of micro milling bits in the open case and micro drills in the closed case. 

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16 minutes ago, johninderby said:

Set of micro milling bits in the open case and micro drills in the closed case. 

Yup, that's what he used. Sure my eyes were watering and he was cackling like a deranged demon! :)

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On 02/10/2019 at 10:56, johninderby said:

Ha.......the Baader cases are child's play to open compared to the evilness of the cases used on some small drills and milling bits. You have to press, lift and twist the tabs all at the same time. 🙀🙀🙀

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Isn't that what they call an open and shut case, John?

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4 minutes ago, JeremyS said:

Isn't that what they call an open and shut case, John?

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Not very astro, but at least they are black... to help me play Ace of Spades at full speed!

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Three little stainless steel thumb nuts to finish off the EQ5 / EQ5 Berlebach tripod project. There is just enough room to screw on the nuts. 👍🏻

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I just got it through the door an unboxed. 

It has been an anxious wait to see how APM would solve my request on getting a hybrid version that can be converted between single and dual mount.   It turned out just perfect!   It is supersolid but still not at all hard to carry thanks to the integrated handle.   Since I'm not that heavy it is likely that I can sit on it and swing around with a scope mounted.    🙃    Clouds covers most of the sky tonight as usual.  I don't care.  I still contemplate taking all the gear out and watch the coulds just to get it out for a first spin.   Rain would be bad though.  

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See what  bit of extra magnification does on the old APM 70mm bins. Need to test on the moon and stars, should be good for the odd time I feel I need more POWER.

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