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What did the postman bring?

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A whole selection of variously sized and headed bits of threaded stainless steel, to completely replace all those on my old Intes Mak...

 

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HG collimator and attachment for fast scopes to collimate the SharpStar f/2.8 HNT, never collimated a newt in my life so didn't want to have to collimate the collimator, apparently HG throws them against the wall or some such to test them 😂

Baader quality Canon adapter plus yet another adapter to add to my collection.

Dave

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Found in the second hand market:

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That will make very interesting reading.

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On 13/02/2020 at 14:12, Saganite said:

A Moonlite stepper motor for the Moonlite focuser on my 5" f15 refractor. With such a long tube it is not possible to focus without the image dancing around, and on high powers is annoying to say the least, so this I hope will vastly improve if not eliminate the problem. 

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A thing of total beauty Steve...

..and the stepper motor looks ok too!🙃😊

Dave

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So long as it works Dave. You will be the first to know.

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2 hours ago, Saganite said:

That will make very interesting reading.

Thanks. Burnham cites that book quite often. That's how I became aware of it.

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An 'Astro Essentials' mini-Vixen type saddle clamp via FLO for my AOKswiss AYO mount...

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...on the opposite side ...when the balance weight is not being used.

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A totally unexpected arrival in the post. I have no idea when I ordered it or even any recollection of ordering it. Which means only one thing: 🍺🍺🍺.

Still, I’m glad I did.

 

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50mm prime lens that certainly didn’t break the bank. Hopefully it’s half decent .......

 

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8 minutes ago, Danjc said:

50mm prime lens that certainly didn’t break the bank. Hopefully it’s half decent .......

 

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Have seen those myself, for the price, worth a punt

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After a bit of a wait I finally have the missing pieces to my mount rebuild and I got myself a new book.

Now to put all the bits to good use.

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5 minutes ago, Frank the Troll said:

Have seen those myself, for the price, worth a punt

That’s what I thought to and at £52.99 I thought sod it. 

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8 minutes ago, spillage said:

After a bit of a wait I finally have the missing pieces to my mount rebuild and I got myself a new book.

Now to put all the bit to good use.

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Saw a similar book on Optistar and was tempted, price £40, theres also one there on photoshop for the same price

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I got the book from ebay for £19 brand new. I was going to buy it using my google rewards money but after logging in realised that nearly all of it had expired.

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Will have a look on fleabay, really not intrested in photoshop, cant stand it, hate all microsoft stuff (says the MCSE)

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22 minutes ago, Frank the Troll said:

Will have a look on fleabay, really not intrested in photoshop, cant stand it, hate all microsoft stuff (says the MCSE)

I got the inside Pixinsight book off amazon also for £19. 
 

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1 hour ago, Captain Magenta said:

A totally unexpected arrival in the post. I have no idea when I ordered it or even any recollection of ordering it. Which means only one thing: 🍺🍺🍺.

Still, I’m glad I did.

 

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The cat or the book?

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On 13/02/2020 at 11:26, John said:

Nice ADM dual Vixen / Losmandy clamp for my T-Rex Alt-AZ mount. Really substantial piece of kit so I wasted no time in fitting it to the mount :icon_biggrin:

 

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Looks good John...

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