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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

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.

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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Proving that sometimes it pays to ask, today I received a package of three items from Baader, two of which they don't usually sell. :) So from left to right; an M68 Clicklock, an M68x1mm to M68x0.75mm inverter ring and a Morpheus eyepiece holster. The inverter ring is the special piece here because it has allowed me to directly fit the Clicklock to a Bresser Hexafoc focuser and dispense with the low profile 2" clamp that comes as standard and doesn't hold any eyepiece or adapter with an undercut squarely (!!!).

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And finally a picture of the Clicklock actually fitted to the focuser. It was quite a relief when it went on given that it fitting was dependant on my ability to use callipers correctly. 

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This morning I got an Explore Scientific H-Beta filter - Horsehead Nebula look out!  and a Baader ND 3.0 because it seemed rude not to at the price.  I know better than to use it for the sun in my system, but it isn't completely dark and I am interested to see how it reacts on other bright objects - later in the year Venus might be interesting.  I also got one of these http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Oxbridge-Black-Chiminea-Chimney-Waterproof-Outdoor-Garden-Furniture-Cover/361644973591?_trksid=p2045573.c100033.m2042&_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20131017132637%26meid%3D2e5f31d7a6bc48dc841bc85bd76e49e2%26pid%3D100033%26rk%3D4%26rkt%3D8%26sd%3D142361623965 For covering up the telescope if I don't want to bring it back in any late night until the moring - it's a great fit, seems quite robust enough and for a smidgen of the cost of a proper telescope cover.

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A packet of Explore Scientific solar film to make a filter for my Dob when I get a moment - I'm not getting enough night time use and hope it will work for the sun too - currently taking suitable advice on this prospect from the solar observing board so I do it safely

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Arrived from Germany this morning I got my spreader stopper for my Berlebach Uni28 tripod. Looks much better than with the chains that came with the mount.

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That looks nice. It should add some rigidity to proceedings, as well as giving you somewhere handy to stash your ? ???

Mine is rubbish. It is the "C" click stop version. Great for stability. Rubbish for beer☹️☹️☹️

Seriously. I'm not sure that I could go back to metal tripods.

Paul

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On 03/05/2017 at 13:11, laudropb said:

One from the FLO sale. Ordered 1 pm Friday. Arrived 9am Saturday. That's what I call service.

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You'll enjoy that! Have you or any other lengths?

I'm in the process of doing a bit of a SLV v Delos shootout. Those SPV's punch a long  long way above their price bracket. 

Paul

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The postman, other that HMRC letters, has been a popular sight lately.

Will update with photos in the next couple of days when it has all landed.....???

I'm rubbish at waiting. Why isn't everything here now!!!?????????? Yes! Ten frustrated emojis!!!

NB. All sellers have been gray. I'm just massively impatient.

Sorry Chaps. Just venting.

Pauk

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22 hours ago, Paul73 said:

The postman, other that HMRC letters, has been a popular sight lately.

Will update with photos in the next couple of days when it has all landed.....???

I'm rubbish at waiting. Why isn't everything here now!!!?????????? Yes! Ten frustrated emojis!!!

NB. All sellers have been gray. I'm just massively impatient.

Sorry Chaps. Just venting.

Pauk

I am always waiting for stuff from China for my flying hobby, and i get impatient waiting

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As mentioned, the postie has been a busy boy:

- Bresser 102mm F10

- AE energy rejection filter in holder! (Thanks Morningboy)

- 2" Nosepiece adaptor (any guesses what I'm building?)

- wheels for my DIY Dob mover

- Televue Delos 6mm (thanks Charic)

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That will do for a while....

Paul

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I have wanted to try one of these for ages and finally cracked a couple of weeks ago. It should give me a wider field than my Pan 35mm in the C11. 

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And this also arrived last week...

 

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a 13" ADM Dual Saddle to give my Evo 150 a little less opportunity to wobble ?

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10 minutes ago, laudropb said:

Those look super comfortable Helen. I do like bamboo socks.

They sound a little scratchy to me but I guess I'm missing something? ;) 

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1 hour ago, Stu said:

They sound a little scratchy to me but I guess I'm missing something? ;) 

My children had bamboo nappies. They were lovely and soft. Washing them was a fragrant chore ???.

By sprog number three. Disposables all the way! (Compostable of course).

Nice socks Helen.

Paul

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2 hours ago, Stu said:

They sound a little scratchy to me but I guess I'm missing something? ;) 

Scratchy would not be good Stu :wink2:  All will be revealed later...

Helen

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