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31 minutes ago, merlin100 said:

I've not been in the hobby long enough to be bothered by the undercuts. They seem just fine to me. Is it just a personal preference? 

It’s a personal preference, I.e. given the choice I’d prefer no undercuts as they occasionally snag - an irritation but nothing more. 

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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.

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

Been waiting for this for 10 days.. Feels like Christmas!😊👍 Vintage Carton Japan 60mm F11.8 refractor in complete, mint condition with EQ mount, finder, eyepieces etc.. imported by first owne

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16 hours ago, Macavity said:

Hmmm... Dunno quite what has happened with my EBAY Nuts & Bolts (sic!)? 😛

After a bit of detective work found my Amazon Prime stuff (last) at "Princes Royal DC"
(Royal Mail, I believe?). Amazon are "Working with the carrier to get my stuff back on
track"! Just a thought, if you get a CHOICE re. delivery methods re. any purchases? 🙃

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20 minutes ago, Dannomiss said:

I wonder what the differemce is between the 15 and 18mm? 🤔

One gives 80x mag and the other gives 67x mag.  Either looks good on the moon, etc.  Looks even better in your telescope!🤣

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On 16/07/2020 at 11:42, HollyHound said:

Wow, this arrived quickly from TS in Germany 👍

Berlebach Report 372 Astro with EQ5 (Vixen GP) head. It did arrive with a wooden accessory tray too, but that’s not shown in the photo.

This is so much lighter (4 kg) than the Uni 28 (9 kg), and is intended to pair with the ScopeTech Zero Mount and StellaMira 80mm f/10, as my lightweight and (hopefully) sturdy grab and go refractor setup.

The Uni 28 can revert back to supporting the SkyTee II and Mak 150.

 

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I was just about to sell mine since selling all my astro gear. They are a fantastic mid-weight tripod. Berlebach quality through and through.

 

Stay safe,

Glen.

 

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Hello.  A delivery. Hopeful I may be able to give them a go tonite as possible cloud “window”. I ain’t holding my breath however.  Well made as always and hoping a nice upgrade from the pretty good BV unit I have ATM 

John

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On 26/07/2020 at 12:21, Dannomiss said:

There always has to be one 😂😂😂

But on a serious note, is there really much difference in have the 15 and 18mm.... I wasn't going to get the 15 and I would have the 12mm, 18mm and 25mm?

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Mr P. has brought me a toy from Altair...

I decided I wanted to consolidate all my small cabling, power and connectivity problems into one big one 😁 And it came with Haribo. Based on the veneer of stickiness my kids leave after Haribo, these may be quite effective at fixing the box to the telescope...

Seriously, it's well made - the outward appearance seems to have changed slightly compared to the first v2 units. Looking forward to fixing it up - alas I pulled down my wooden observatory a month ago and haven't yet finished setting up the dome, so it may be a few more weeks before I get to try the Power Box out. But it's going to significantly reduce the amount of "stuff" around the telescope and make full robotic use with power control a bit easier to achieve.

Nigel

 

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Today was a delivery of £450 worth of bricks.... just to face the small retaining wall that's being built in the front garden so that it can be brought to the same level as the rest of the house... 

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10 minutes ago, johninderby said:

Bricks..........makes me think of a certain Pink Floyd song. 😁😁😁

But of course.  Who doesn't like a bit of Atom Heart Mortar?  Or were you thinking of See Emily Bricklay?

James

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Postie has just been and the much awaited 30 mm has arrived.

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Looks like it will work well with glasses on, 
purchase based on many positive views of this APM item and my ownership of the 18 mm already.
All very utilitarian, including the plain white, but substantial box.

Of course it brought clouds, sorry.

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21 minutes ago, Alan White said:

Looks like it will work well with glasses on, 
purchase based on many positive views of this APM item and my ownership of the 18 mm already.
All very utilitarian, including the plain white, but substantial box.

....and no undercuts! 🙂

Looks great, Alan.

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On 25/07/2020 at 18:46, HollyHound said:

You'll enjoy this 😀... I have the 35mm version, which works really well in my StellaMira 80mm f/10 👍

I am putting it up against my latest acquisition... Pentax 40mm XW... if I find the Pentax vastly superior, then the 35mm maybe heading towards the sale section...

Let me know if you do

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1 hour ago, Alan White said:

Postie has just been and the much awaited 30 mm has arrived.

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Looks like it will work well with glasses on, 
purchase based on many positive views of this APM item and my ownership of the 18 mm already.
All very utilitarian, including the plain white, but substantial box.

Of course it brought clouds, sorry.

Looks impressive, like a giant panoptic 27. I bet that’s nice in the hand. 

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Parcel received, I'm doing the happy dance as my 14mm Morpheus eye piece has arrived! 

Opens box to find my daughters new Nintendo Switch controller. Totally forgot about that...

Happy dance abruptly ends, maybe tomorrow 😂😂😂

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An Astro Essentials 9x50 RACI finder for the ScopeTech 80 f/15. Replaced the 6x30 finder I had originaly fitted mainly so I could use the solar filter I had for a 9x50 finder.  So much easier to find and centre the sun using a proper finder. 👍🏻

Typical weather though. Sunny clear sky so I set up the scope and fiddled around with aligning the finder, took a brief look at the sunspot then in rolled the dark clouds. Amazing how fast those clouds move. 😢

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From clear to this in ten minutes. 🤬🤬🤬

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