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What did the postman bring?

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Thanks to @BillP's review & other favourable opinions here on SGL, I have added a Baader Morpheus 17.5mm. 

 

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6 minutes ago, 25585 said:

Thanks to @BillP's review & other favourable opinions here on SGL, I have added a Baader Morpheus 17.5mm. 

 

Be great to see some first light reports with some of your new kit Richard.

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Living in the SW, in a valley, not much chance this year so far. All ready for when the oppotunity comes though ☺

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Today the postman brought this....... 

Any guess ?

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Hello All,

Well today my new scope arrived.

The SW Skyliner 250px flextube.

 

Me...happy:hello2:

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1 hour ago, L8-Nite said:

Today the postman brought this....... 

Any guess ?

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Other than that it was made by that great tool making company  Starrett,.....er no.

Pocket Slide Caliper .

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4 minutes ago, Eastman said:

Hello All,

Well today my new scope arrived.

The SW Skyliner 250px flextube.

 

Me...happy:hello2:

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Very nice scope Gert. You just need a dark sky now.

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1 hour ago, L8-Nite said:

Today the postman brought this....... 

Any guess ?

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5 inch stainless steel ruler?

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28 minutes ago, Eastman said:

Hello All,

Well today my new scope arrived.

The SW Skyliner 250px flextube.

 

Me...happy:hello2:

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How on earth did he get that through the letterbox?? ;) 

Great scope, enjoy!

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1 hour ago, Eastman said:

Hello All,

Well today my new scope arrived.

The SW Skyliner 250px flextube.

 

Me...happy:hello2:

20180501_194224.jpg

Top choice scope :headbang:

Enjoy + clear skies ;)

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1 hour ago, Saganite said:

Other than that it was made by that great tool making company  Starrett,.....er no.

Pocket Slide Caliper .

 

57 minutes ago, JeremyS said:

5 inch stainless steel ruler?

 

Sorry guys, I didn't have a ruler available, so I placed the caliper in the photo for scale. The " item " is in the leather case.

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Looks like it could be a longish eyepiece..Something like a Speers-Waler perhaps?

Dave

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Another photo, anyone recognize it ?

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20 minutes ago, L8-Nite said:

Another photo, anyone recognize it ?

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Sorry, bored now...☺

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Looks like a hand held monocular or pocket telescope, noticing the clip. 

Russian or German made possibly?

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3 hours ago, Eastman said:

Hello All,

Well today my new scope arrived.

The SW Skyliner 250px flextube.

 

Me...happy:hello2:

20180501_194224.jpg

Shroud to follow?

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2 minutes ago, F15Rules said:

Sorry, bored now...☺

Yeah, sad isn't it. I'm obviously bored too, lol. 

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8 minutes ago, 25585 said:

Looks like a hand held monocular or pocket telescope, noticing the clip. 

Russian or German made possibly?

We have a winner !

Now I will spare everyone the suspense. I finally found a mint condition example of this out of production optic, which I have been looking for for a long long time. :biggrin:

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6 hours ago, 25585 said:

Shroud to follow?

Hopefully today:icon_biggrin:

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couple of days ago postie brought me a 5-6 volt Ubec, this takes a voltage from a lipo battery and reduces it to 5 or 6 volt dc, i have set it to 6v, soldered some connection plugs, taken the power lead from my skywatcher dual drive battery pack, and now have a light weight power supply for my eq5 motors, using an 1800mah 2s lipo, this will power the mount for a good few sessions with plenty of power, then just 40 mins on the charger and good to go again

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29 minutes ago, nightfisher said:

couple of days ago postie brought me a 5-6 volt Ubec, this takes a voltage from a lipo battery and reduces it to 5 or 6 volt dc, i have set it to 6v, soldered some connection plugs, taken the power lead from my skywatcher dual drive battery pack, and now have a light weight power supply for my eq5 motors, using an 1800mah 2s lipo, this will power the mount for a good few sessions with plenty of power, then just 40 mins on the charger and good to go again

Had to look up what an UBEC is! Handy little device :) 

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12 hours ago, Eastman said:

Hello All,

Well today my new scope arrived.

The SW Skyliner 250px flextube.

Eastman, that is one nice scope you have.
Something I rather like the idea of myself.
Please post a first light report when you get out with it.

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2 hours ago, Alan White said:

Eastman, that is one nice scope you have.
Something I rather like the idea of myself.
Please post a first light report when you get out with it.

Thanks Alan,

First light report will follow.

But first I have to wait for the clouds to disappear. 

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I was worried on two fronts while waiting for this new SW 350P flextube to arrive yesterday - the weight and having to install the primary mirror myself - the instruction manual goes up to 12” and stops there , so you need to go to google images and look at the assembled set up ... 

Thankfully , I had an expert on hand to help with the build : Ellie , my niece , aged 3 ... and instead of the standard baked beans tin for scale , I have used a 3 year old in the pics for scale ...

Forecast is clear spells tonight , so hopefully I will get a chance to use it ...

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