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What did the postman bring?

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21 minutes ago, 25585 said:

A coin, a clamp, and an eyepiece (my final buy).

Oh yeah, until when? :wink2::laugh2:

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1 hour ago, Alan White said:

Oh yeah, until when? :wink2::laugh2:

Until I can afford an ES or Masuyama 3 inch fit ep, and the focuser to take them :)

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19 minutes ago, 25585 said:

Until I can afford an ES or Masuyama 3 inch fit ep, and the focuser to take them :)

I saw a 3" fit ES at Telescope House a few weeks ago,
I popped in as was passing, it was huge, the EP that is.
You will need to pump iron to look like Arnie before you buy one :wink2:

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Well I missed the postie earlier in the week so had to do my own delivery, but very happy with my new acquisition

 

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This was delivered by hand by Padma from NASA 😎

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Just got some new binoviewers from FLO that I'm hoping to try out.

It's what wasn't in the box that's got me confused?

Oh well you win some, you ....win some?:confused1:

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46 minutes ago, ShrewView said:

Just got some new binoviewers from FLO that I'm hoping to try out.

It's what wasn't in the box that's got me confused?

Oh well you win some, you ....win some?:confused1:

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They have escaped, slowly rise and show later, its not instant! :laugh2:

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Geoptik bag to put the 120 Equinox in as the SW case it came in is coming apart.

I bought the size for the 6 inch 1200mm refractors, a bit oversize, but other stuff will fit in too like dovetail and rings and things.

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Wow, this is nice. Never tried one before. Excellent packaging and complimentary Baader drawstring pouch from @disciplus55

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Thanks, Sylvain! :thumbright:

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1 minute ago, iPeace said:

Wow, this is nice. Never tried one before. Excellent packaging and complimentary Baader drawstring pouch from @disciplus55

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Thanks, Sylvain! :thumbright:

Wait until you look through it Mike, then you should give a bigger WOW!
Love my 22 LVW to bits.

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4 minutes ago, Alan White said:

Wait until you look through it Mike, then you should give a bigger WOW!
Love my 22 LVW to bits.

It should be interesting - I'm a pretty dedicated 24 Panoptic user. I already like the LVW's big eye lens. :happy11:

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Amazed people who have used one want to sell 😲

Good for those who want one though 😄

 

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JMI Motofocus for my 6SE. I was going with a feathertouch but the JMI looks more convenient, cheaper, and gives the option for auto-focus using FCUSB.

 

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2 hours ago, solwisesteve said:

JMI Motofocus for my 6SE. I was going with a feathertouch but the JMI looks more convenient, cheaper, and gives the option for auto-focus using FCUSB.

 

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Hi. JMI Motorfocuser  is  a nice bit of kit. Had one on my C 9.25. 

Moved it on as looked to add a Moonlite to the scope. 

Sure you will enjoy. 

Regards. John 

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10 minutes ago, Telescope40 said:

Hi. JMI Motorfocuser  is  a nice bit of kit. Had one on my C 9.25. 

Moved it on as looked to add a Moonlite to the scope. 

Sure you will enjoy. 

Regards. John 

If it works then it looks a no-brainer... having to touch the scope to focus is a right so-and-so :-( Obviously a more robust mount would help as well ;-)

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10 hours ago, iPeace said:

Wow, this is nice. Never tried one before. Excellent packaging and complimentary Baader drawstring pouch from @disciplus55

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Thanks, Sylvain! :thumbright:

Nice purchase Mike! 

I have the 42mm and works well with the Tak, when focus is obtained at 50% from the edge. Very comfortable eyepiece for scanning the sky. :)

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I have been receiving a few things these days... :icon_biggrin:

Here is one. For more details: 

 

 

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I received a Takahashi box too! Finally joined the club 🙆😀

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4 minutes ago, Lockie said:

I received a Takahashi box too! Finally joined the club 🙆😀

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Oh!! The little Tak which has become famous these days! 

It looks lovely! Very glad to see that one member got it! It was a great deal! 

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1 hour ago, Piero said:

Nice purchase Mike! 

I have the 42mm and works well with the Tak, when focus is obtained at 50% from the edge. Very comfortable eyepiece for scanning the sky. :)

Grab one while FLO still has stock IIWY!

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On 05/05/2018 at 10:42, LukeSkywatcher said:

Love my Vixens. NPL for me. One of these yrs ill upgrade and buy a low, medium and high mag of the top range. Hope your new Vixen performs as well as it should. 

NPLs are cracking eyepieces for the money IMO👍. What you gain with LVWs is build and wider fov, but on axis there is very little to choose☺.

Dave

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4 minutes ago, F15Rules said:

NPLs are cracking eyepieces for the money IMO👍. What you gain with LVWs is build and wider fov, but on axis there is very little to choose☺.

Dave

The SLV range is in-between, highly recommended. 

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33 minutes ago, Lockie said:

I received a Takahashi box too! Finally joined the club 🙆😀

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Excellent Chris !!!!!!:headbang:

 

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My long awaited Sky Atlas 2000.0 bought from Sky Publishing in the US. 

2nd edition 2016 includes more stars than the original 1981 as Hipparcos mapped stars have been added, so up to date. 

This is black sky white stars & laminated. Shiny but strong. I have a loose leaf same colour scheme first edition for holding individual pages. 

The whole volume is heavy foolscap size. A transparency overlay with grids and a Telrad circle is included, same as the desk/deluxe version but white lines. 

The way to use it is back lighting, shining a red torch behind the page you are looking at to make the stars & symbols stand out. 

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6 hours ago, 25585 said:

 Sky Atlas 2000.0 bought from Sky Publishing in the US. 

 

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Very nice, how does the lamination behave under a red light?

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