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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

And here we go. One box with lots of padding material and there is another box inside that: And in that box is another box and a foam box with: My brand new 125 m

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4 minutes ago, Highburymark said:

Happy birthday Nigella. Nifty collection of astro gifts you have there. I had no idea that Baader sells an imaging Ca-K filter. What a great way to get into Ca-K a little more affordably.

Thanks, have to see what the Ca-K line filter is like. Obviously it's not going to be anywhere like a proper Ca-K Lunt or Quark Ca-h. I think it'll show a little more detail than white light. 

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19 minutes ago, Highburymark said:

I had no idea that Baader sells an imaging Ca-K filter. What a great way to get into Ca-K a little more affordably.

Nor I.  Once I have my Ha setup in action again I shall think on that.

And happy birthday, Nigella :)

James

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the long river placed dropped some of this off, along with a book on the A77ii. The 303 was bought to rejuvinate the rubber grips on some of my old lenses that had gone grey/white
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Usefully adds UV protection too and only needs a tiny amount, tho the lens above needed a toothbrush to get into the tiny ridges. I expect it may help on eyecups too, will have a gradual work through on those over time, but on the camera lenses they look like new after cleaning up with this stuff.

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3 hours ago, Nigella Bryant said:

Just WOW today. Lovely birthday gifts. I'm overwhelmed. Some had to be solar related, lol. And it's not even Christmas yet, lol.

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Happy birthday X

 Its my birthday today too (5th). You have done considerably better than me 😉

I was just hoping for a clear night for my birthday but it’s not to be. 

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1 hour ago, Dantooine said:

Happy birthday X

 Its my birthday today too (5th). You have done considerably better than me 😉

I was just hoping for a clear night for my birthday but it’s not to be. 

Thanks Dantooine, there's a few of us on here with the same birthday, Stu as well, lol. Says it's clear tomorrow night though. I've definitely been spoilt this birthday. I'm always asked if I want my best presents for my birthday or Christmas. I always think that's unfair cus other people get the good presents on both, lol. I'll probably get soaps and socks for Christmas, lol. 

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9 minutes ago, Nigella Bryant said:

Thanks Dantooine, there's a few of us on here with the same birthday, Stu as well, lol. Says it's clear tomorrow night though. I've definitely been spoilt this birthday. I'm always asked if I want my best presents for my birthday or Christmas. I always think that's unfair cus other people get the good presents on both, lol. 

Astronomers are an odd sort to cater for at Christmas and Birthdays, what we want and what we really really want, costs thousands of pounds, and is beyond the budget of most people. Must say though, that the FLO options for gifts have been well thought out to not offend potential gift givers on price etc...

If you are considering giving an astro friend a present, I would recommend the voucher route though, will save a lot of false smiles on the day, when they get a collimator for their refractor.

Happy Birthday, by the way.

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6 minutes ago, gilesco said:

Astronomers are an odd sort to cater for at Christmas and Birthdays, what we want and what we really really want, costs thousands of pounds, and is beyond the budget of most people. Must say though, that the FLO options for gifts have been well thought out to not offend potential gift givers on price etc...

If you are considering giving an astro friend a present, I would recommend the voucher route though, will save a lot of false smiles on the day, when they get a collimator for their refractor.

Happy Birthday, by the way.

That's a really good idea. Do they do a £1000 voucher, lol. 

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5 minutes ago, Nigella Bryant said:

That's a really good idea. Do they do a £1000 voucher, lol. 

No, but I take cheques 😆😆

I expect Steve to chip in soon and remind us that returns and exchanges are extended to end of January, and I expect most astro retailers have a similar deal.

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54 minutes ago, Nigella Bryant said:

Thanks Dantooine, there's a few of us on here with the same birthday, Stu as well, lol. Says it's clear tomorrow night though. I've definitely been spoilt this birthday. I'm always asked if I want my best presents for my birthday or Christmas. I always think that's unfair cus other people get the good presents on both, lol. I'll probably get soaps and socks for Christmas, lol. 

I must be getting old as the prospect of new socks is exciting. 

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today received  finder scope holder that fits the big TAL-2 finder - will need one of the rings moving on the finder as well as a smidge shaved off one edge of the dovetail to fit into the TAL100RS foot. Also a couple chipped adaptors for the A77II, one T2 and a M42 in case I decide to get a few vintage lenses to play with 🙂 
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Update - so I filed the dovetail foot to get it to slip into the in-built finder shoe on the TAL100RS focuser and then a slight notch in the edge to assist the single lock screw to retain this huge finder, mounted up and aligned on a chimney 120ft or so away:
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That is one huge finder, at 50mm it's half the diameter of the scope's 100 😄 

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1 minute ago, PeterW said:

Two “more bigger” amici prisms for the “homebrew right angle binocular project”... now to start finishing the different parts of it.

Peter

 

Ooooh... what are you building? Any hints or still top secret? Are you modding an existing pair to right angle, or building from two refractors? Sorry! Caught my attention 😆 If there was a reasonable way to replicate the EMS I'd love to see it. 

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Postie delivered one of these nice Geoptik EQ6 - HEQ5 tripod adapters. Both my heavier duty tripods are EQ6 fitting so this gives me the option to use the Giro Ercole or the Skytee II on those. While I do like the wood finish of the Berlebach Uni 28, I must say that the Ercole also looks rather smart on the EQ6 with the adapter. Pretty solid as well :smiley:

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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..:hello2: imported by first owner direct from Japan.

Dave

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