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What did the postman bring?

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I've just recieved this bolt for my EQ5 from Paul (wookie1965) who saw my post asking about them and sent me the replacement I need - wouldn't even let me pay postage. 

What a great guy!!!

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On ‎18‎/‎04‎/‎2018 at 13:28, Lockie said:

7 and 15mm Celestron Luminos to go with my 10mm. I had these before, sold them, regretted it. It's 82 degrees with decent ER = rare thing.

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Nice eyepieces Chris - and they make great doorstops too, big things that they are! :headbang:

And I'm liking your Spiderman observing tray too...:D

Dave

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My 40mm and 34mm Maxviews are great bookends.

Are Luminous different from Axiom LX?

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Two sets of Nikon Microscope eyepieces, along with the vintage Stereo Microscope. Happy Day !

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1 hour ago, 25585 said:

My 40mm and 34mm Maxviews are great bookends.

Are Luminous different from Axiom LX?

According to legend Axioms were manufactured by JOC until they decided to sell under their own brand (Explore Scientific). Someone at Celestron didn't like that and the Luminos appeared as a replacement. 

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46 minutes ago, 25585 said:

More Primaluce hardware for the Tak. 

They must think all their Christmasses have come at once! ;) 

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3 hours ago, Stu said:

They must think all their Christmasses have come at once! ;) 

No more. They have done well from me. My Tak looks great though, red and white, very St. George, or barber pole.:blob6:

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1 hour ago, 25585 said:

No more. They have done well from me. My Tak looks great though, red and white, very St. George, or barber pole.:blob6:

Let's hope you have no close shaves with the Tak!

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Received a ZWO Atmospheric Dispersion Corrector today. So I am ready for Jupiter, when it gets to a reasonable time of the night to image.

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The post man kindly handed me a parcel this morning, which I found after opening it, contained pristine 18mm and 12.5mm Celestron Ultimas. :icon_biggrin: 

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Good for you Mike, I only got a bill in the post :hmh:.  Still, I'm sure you'll let me try these eyepieces out :smile:.

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55 minutes ago, mikeDnight said:

The post man kindly handed me a parcel this morning, which I found after opening it, contained pristine 18mm and 12.5mm Celestron Ultimas. :icon_biggrin: 

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Lovely EPs Mike, glad it worked out:headbang::icon_biggrin:

Dave

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1 hour ago, F15Rules said:

Lovely EPs Mike, glad it worked out:headbang::icon_biggrin:

Dave

Thanks for the heads up on these Dave. I've now got a bino pair of 18's! :grin:

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Postie busy today.

Happy to report Double Star atlas following encouragement by Ed NGC1502 to look at them.

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Second item is a David Chandler item, replaces my Phillips one, far easier to read under red light to me.

All part of my ongoing Luddite existence.

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1 hour ago, Alan White said:

Second item is a David Chandler item, replaces my Phillips one, far easier to read under red light to me.

All part of my ongoing Luddite existence.

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Looks impressive Alan, Milky Way is good. I have a Phillips glow in the dark planisphere, which is quaint but works. 

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Every scope should own one. This specimen arrived safely thanks to the care and attention of @DRT

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I've issued it a sleeping bag and it will be assigned to a scope in due course.

Thanks Derek!

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11 hours ago, 25585 said:

Meet "Marlon". An offer I couldn't refuse. 

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WOW !

That is just beautiful, congratulations 

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1 hour ago, iPeace said:

Every scope should own one. This specimen arrived safely thanks to the care and attention of @DRT

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I've issued it a sleeping bag and it will be assigned to a scope in due course.

Thanks Derek!

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Excellent Mike !

 

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These would have come by post but were purchased from a fellow member of BAS, and collected from him during Sunday's meeting of the BAA Deep Sky Section at  Bedford School, the home of my Astro Society. It was a terrific day of lectures, and good food,enjoyed in the company of well over 100 kindred spirits. :headbang:

 

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25 minutes ago, Saganite said:

These would have come by post but were purchased from a fellow member of BAS, and collected from him during Sunday's meeting of the BAA Deep Sky Section at  Bedford School, the home of my Astro Society. It was a terrific day of lectures, and good food,enjoyed in the company of well over 100 kindred spirits. :headbang:

 

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Very nice! Ultima Barlows, which are short, are good for bino viewing. Not too hard to come by. 

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12 hours ago, Alan White said:

Postie busy today.

Happy to report Double Star atlas following encouragement by Ed NGC1502 to look at them.

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Have that & the Herschel also in same series. The data on doubles is what makes it so good. 

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