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Just arrived today

A set of ZWO LRGB filters from Autie Flo, via postie and a TS 0.79 reducer and spacers (And a packet of Haribos) from TS via DPD.

Now to set up my Megrez 90 and Asi 1600 for Markarian's Chain.

 

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All the way from Sweden and deposited on my door step by the courier three days earlier than expected - As it was palleted and weighed almost 70kg, it was left out in the rain until I got home from wo

Just received my dibond print of my veil mosaic, thrilled to say the least. The photo makes it look a little washed out when in fact it looks quite the opposite.

Mr Postie called today with a parcel containing a pristine 17.5mm Morpheus bought new in June this year. Sadly, the owner is having to give up Astro due to health issues, and I was able to sell a few

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14 hours ago, DRT said:

Happy Birthday to me... :grin:

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Happy birthday Derek. You'll love the Skyfi USB. I have Skyportal wifi for my 6/8SE got mount, and control it with Skysafari Pro. It works a treat, and it is so easy to select an object to view, and also control the mount too. Enjoy your new toys! :) 

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To make it easier to carry out my long Altair Astro f11 Starwave 102mm 'frac to observe with I splurged out for the official carry handle to go with it, which arrived about 30mins ago. :) 

Part 2 of what the postie brings arrives tomorrow from Amazon! ;) 

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Part 2: 

The postie was busy today with more Astro goodies coming in the mail. First up was a book from Amazon on Astro sketching (which I hope to start to do soon), next some Astro gloves, then a Baader Genuine Orthoscopic 7mm EP (thanks Grumpy Martian), and finally some cables for my 6/8SE Goto mount I got off Parallaxerr a few weeks back. That will keep me going for a day or two until more Astro goodies arrive next week! Hehe! ;) 

 

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6 hours ago, cloudsweeper said:

Nothing like new glassware to raise the level of excitement!

And I like that mug.

Doug.

I'm itching to use it, but it seems I'm paying a cloud penalty now! Perhaps along with the specs of an item suppliers should now include an estimate of the cloud penalty incurred by purchasing, measured in nights and miles.

It's a good mug. My other office favourite says "Another 8 hours of pretending to work"

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8 hours ago, Mognet said:

All the way from Aunt FLO, a 32mm Panaview. Hoping there won't be a cloud penalty for this!


Didn't realise how big these get

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Never mind the eyepiece, I want one of those mugs :biggrin:

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1 hour ago, David Smith said:

Never mind the eyepiece, I want one of those mugs :biggrin:

I could do with 250 of those to give as gifts to everyone in our IT department :evil: 

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Part III (starting to sound like episodes from Star Wars now! Hehe! ;) );

Some 20x80 Celestron Skymaster binoculars bought of Chris on here (many thanks Chris :) ) and arrived this morning by Parcelforce. Also, about an hour later I got the ridiculously blooming expensive bracket from Orion which is the unimpressive small black bar under the binocular silver securing bar) to allow me to fit the new binos to my Orion binocular mount, so hoping the forecasted good weather for clear skies for the next three nights materialise to be able to use them! :)

 

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Just now, Tonynexevo925 said:

Well I hope I haven't jinxed the weather at the weekend...

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 Nice! Bet those two purchases put a big dint in your finances! ;) 

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Not really the postman-more like two and a half hours on the train, half an hour at the station looking for a man with a blue baseball cap and two and a half hours back again but I'm thrilled nonetheless. Apparently, he'd got two of them for Christmas (I should've asked if his family wanted to adopt me). Thanks David.

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