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7 hours ago, Telescope40 said:

Santa 🎅 of course brought this. Read positive words on this forum. 
Nice to have zoom EP in my arsenal again. First light not an option for now. Ho hum. 
John 

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Nice, John. Do you know what the fov range is?

Merry Christmas 🌲⛄!!

Dave

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21 minutes ago, Telescope40 said:

Hello @johninderby Danger of thread derailment.  The Lacerta wedge - recommend?? 
Thx in advance.  John 

Suits me. Some seem put off by the so called “Brewster” angle instead of being 90 degrees but in use not a problem. Prefer it to the Lunt and having had a Baader cool wedge in the past don’t notice any real difference in performance. To get the 1.25” or 2” is the question. Bought the 2” for use in a bigger scope but many seem to get on fine with the 1.25” in a 130 to 150 frac. 

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1 hour ago, johninderby said:

Suits me. Some seem put off by the so called “Brewster” angle instead of being 90 degrees but in use not a problem. Prefer it to the Lunt and having had a Baader cool wedge in the past don’t notice any real difference in performance. To get the 1.25” or 2” is the question. Bought the 2” for use in a bigger scope but many seem to get on fine with the 1.25” in a 130 to 150 frac. 

Thank you @johninderby 👍👍👍

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Bought from a fellow forum member (thanks👍) and delivered by 🎅 today... The Night Sky Observer’s Guide Vol 1 & 2... really loving reading through these this evening, and will be great for exploring more targets with the 10” dob 😀

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Present to self..

New 2020 5th edition, spiral bound, and greatly expanded since the much earlier edition I had a few years back.

Ordered from FLO on Tuesday pm c 4pm.. dispatched Wednesday a.m. and delivered Thursday (Christmas Eve) c 11a.m. - well done FLO!👍

Lovely book with loads of good fireside reading, great lists of observing targets etc ☺️.

Dave

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Santa brought Cosmic Clouds 3D, Mission Moon 3D and a couple of packs of Owl-3D stereo cards. The books are co-written by Brian May and David Eicher. 
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Cosmic Clouds 3D also it authored by J.-P. Metsavainio a Finish astrophotographer and visual artist who has created wonderful 3 dimensional images of many of the objects we try to capture. A pair of goggles are provided in each book and when I saw the 3D images of the Elephants Trunk it blew me away. The book is full of regular images and also 3D stereographs.

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The other book is the story of the quest to get to the moon again accompanied with 3D stereographs. There is input from Charlie Duke and Jim Lovell both of which travelled to the Moon on the Apollo program. However as we all know Jim didn’t land on the moon due to half the spacecraft being missing due to a critical failure.

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6 minutes ago, johninderby said:

Many places now refer to them as Fashion Waist Packs. 🙄

It says it's a Molle Pouch Tactical Utility Pack but i'm not in the foreign legion so a bum bag it is. Luckily sandals are optional.

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