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My very first refractor, the new WO FLT 91, this is going to be my imaging telescope when I can get my hands on a Skywatcher mount.  

Just arrived and amazingly well packed... triple boxed, with spacers 😮 Nestled inside was a gorgeous Takahashi FC76-DCU 😃 I can’t believe how light it is compared to the StellaMira 80mm, and

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.

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4 hours ago, HollyHound said:

Arrived this afternoon from a fellow forum member... Explore Scientific 4.7mm 82 degree... solid, well made and compact 🙂

I haven't tried any eyepiece over 72 degrees since the Nirvanas I had in the summer and none in the 10" dob, so will be interesting to see how this works... I've certainly been very impressed with the ES focal extenders 👍

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😁 gradually heading towards the 100 degree stuff. 

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This morning I received this leather case, for the big Zeiss lens
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Dropped to my door by the bay seller as they live not too far away 🙂

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Now the postie dropped off a package from China that I've been awaiting

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Pentacon Six to Minolta-AF adaptor

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Now the big Zeiss can go directly onto the camera without needing a M42 to M-AF adaptor added onto the P6-M42 that it came with

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The Human Cosmos. My kind of read - always have been interested in our curiosity with the heavens. ADM adaptor for the AZ GTI - it's solid - never been so pleased with a chunk of metal. A USB B - C cable for my mac. Hopefully no more looking around for the tiny A - C adaptor. Finally a SVBony illuminated eyepiece. Quite expensive for a SVBony product however seems to be well built. 

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2 minutes ago, Dean Hale said:

The Human Cosmos. My kind of read - always have been interested in our curiosity with the heavens. ADM adaptor for the AZ GTI - it's solid - never been so pleased with a chunk of metal. A USB B - C cable for my mac. Hopefully no more looking around for the tiny A - C adaptor. Finally a SVBony illuminated eyepiece. Quite expensive for a SVBony product however seems to be well built. 

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Those ADM plates are brilliant, I fitted one to the solarquest mount (solar version of the GTi). 

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20 minutes ago, Nigella Bryant said:

Those ADM plates are brilliant, I fitted one to the solarquest mount (solar version of the GTi). 

Yes they are. They seem very secure.

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I ordered this directly from SVBony in China on the 27th of Dec and 9 days later its here! Thats a pretty impressive turnaround! Looks and feels like a quality eyepiece! Doesnt feel too heavy either so hope to give it first light tomorrow on the Heritage 150P.

 

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well, having said just the other day "how many tripods does someone need"...

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I took a punt thinking it may suit the vintage frac but that collar is much smaller, for a 60-65mm OTA. The secondary plan was to swap out the metal legs on the LT70AZ with these wood ones that might improve the stability. Tis old and will need a little TLC to sort the metal and refinish the woodwork but they should be a simple swap as the gap between the upper sections is about the same.

 

edit: so a test fit and...

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they went on easily and yep, more stable and any wobbles quickly dampen down, result! 🙂

edit-2: out of curiosity I tried that old collar on the TAL2 finder I have and with a little felt added it would carry that perfectly. So if I wanted a super-light grab n go... 😄 

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On 04/01/2021 at 07:00, Nakedgun said:

 

Love my Vessel JIS drivers, too.

 

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If fact, yesterday I ordered a set of their Tang-Thru/Demolition models for the garage toolbox.

 

 

And here they are!

 

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ASI294MM & EFW-8 from FLO today. Sticker on the box said "Clear skies guaranteed" and they were right, clear as a bell tonight (for a couple of hours at least).

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This little chap arrived today, in mint condition.

Some years ago I had almost a full set of these..I'd love to be able to rebuild the set but they don't come up for sale often these days.

Using my 1.6x, 2x and 2.25x Barlow's I can get respectively 238x, 297x and 334x in the FS128, a nice spread of high powers for splitting doubles, lunar and planetary👍. Or 148x used natively..🙂

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52 minutes ago, F15Rules said:

This little chap arrived today, in mint condition.

Some years ago I had almost a full set of these..I'd love to be able to rebuild the set but they don't come up for sale often these days.

Using my 1.6x, 2x and 2.25x Barlow's I can get respectively 238x, 297x and 334x in the FS128, a nice spread of high powers for splitting doubles, lunar and planetary👍. Or 148x used natively..🙂

Dave

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Dave, love it and envy you... me still searching for mine

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2 minutes ago, JamesF said:

I still have a full set.  Won't be getting rid of them any time soon :)

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That's a shame, James😁😁

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And today we have a camera flash bracket. It's not for use with a flash, or even a camera. I bought it for just one of the very nice aluminium brackets. The purpose will become clear in a day or two when the next bit of this contraption arrives.

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