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What did the postman bring?

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Arrived packaged in a manner of which I myself would be most proud, from the true giant among gents that is @Alan White

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You’re the one who got it... @Stu pointed it out, went real fast!

Peter

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Posted (edited)

Now, let's see what's the hype about this little item all about....

A small step for my imaging equipment, a giant leap for my photos (hopefully).

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Posted (edited)

Very pleased with the content, not so pleased with Border Force 
The parcel started out in a very different manner from that true Gentlemen @iPeace.

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Started out thus:

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But after Border Force Got at it!
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No reflection on @iPeace in any way at all!
Mike is a super Gent and packs even more solidly than I do.

But blimey Border Force, second parcel opened between Mike and I this year,
this one barely rewrapped, I am amazed it arrived with any content!

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Posted (edited)

Post Person was also busy from FLO.
 

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2" Astro Essentials caps and plug, which are very tight on my 2" fittings.

and addition to my collection.

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On 08/10/2019 at 18:27, McNewt said:

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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Wow they don’t sell many of those! I bought mine in 2013 with my APM LZOS 180mm triplet and the serial number is 0708. So 10 in about 6 years.

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A finder is pretty integral to my star hopping and quite frankly I was getting fed up with the mediocre optics found in pretty much all 50mm finders. My Takahashi 30mm however is superb. Fancing a bit more of that action I placed an order for this.

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Yes it is expensive (cost more than my first scope bought 25 years ago) but a quick peak at the moon this evening tells me it is a fab piece of kit.

 

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Now Jedi I am. goodbye glare.

Peter

 

 

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5 minutes ago, happy-kat said:

I've heard of if Caleberg made... But Dyson make hovers

It's going to suck in those stars 🤣

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1 minute ago, DirkSteele said:

Wow they don’t sell many of those! I bought mine in 2013 with my APM LZOS 180mm triplet and the serial number is 0708. So 10 in about 6 years.

I'm happy that they still offer them.  AFAIK there is no other non powered mount that has the same payload capacity.  Do you still have yours?

 

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14 minutes ago, McNewt said:

I'm happy that they still offer them.  AFAIK there is no other non powered mount that has the same payload capacity.  Do you still have yours?

 

Yep still have it. It is a great mount. No other Alt Az out there I can find which matches it’s capabilities.

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2 minutes ago, DirkSteele said:

Yep still have it. It is a great mount. No other Alt Az out there I can find which matches it’s capabilities.

Have you had to do any service to it?  Does it still operate as fine as it did when it was new?   

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7 hours ago, McNewt said:

Have you had to do any service to it?  Does it still operate as fine as it did when it was new?   

Still just like new, though the engraved serial plate has faded a little, but otherwise still like day one.

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12 hours ago, PeterW said:

Now Jedi  I am Jawa.

 

 

 

Let me correct that for you 🙂

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And the postman dropped off a couple of dovetail saddles for the TS AZ5 which I will be selling shortly. Perfect fit on the AZ5 which has both ends threaded for a saddle unlike the Skytee.. 

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Skywatcher AZ5 altaz head to carry Tak FC 76DCU on Berlebach Report tripod.

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17 minutes ago, JeremyS said:

Skywatcher AZ5 altaz head to carry Tak FC 76DCU on Berlebach Report tripod.

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You need to go to AAA (astronomical accessories annonoms) while it is good of you to keep the market buoyant it can't be good for you health. 

🤣

Regards Andrew 

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49 minutes ago, andrew s said:

You need to go to AAA (astronomical accessories annonoms) while it is good of you to keep the market buoyant it can't be good for you health. 

🤣

Regards Andrew 

I think I am beyond help, Andrew 🙂

 

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1 minute ago, JeremyS said:

I think I am beyond help, Andrew 🙂

 

I think we all are.

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55 minutes ago, andrew s said:

You need to go to AAA (astronomical accessories annonoms) while it is good of you to keep the market buoyant it can't be good for you health. 

It's FLO what did it, Andrew. Offering it at reduced price. I can't resist a bargain.

🙂

 

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Shouldn’t that be

F.L.O.S.H.G   😀

 

FLO Self Help Group

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