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15 hours ago, callisto said:

A nice Atlas recommended by Mark at Beaufort :icon_salut:

 

 

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Glad you bought it. I have a few Moon Atlases going back to Henry Hatfield Lunar Atlas from 1968. IMHO the one you purchased is great especially if you fancy undertaking the Lunar 100 list.

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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.  

Thank you FLO, I love it Mr Bresser Messier was just delivered now.    

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

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To replace the cheap generic power brick that failed after a few hours. Gonna need some dense red film over that meter!

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Bought a Red Dot finder from Omegon for my dslr to help me find targets easier. The hotshoe adaptor I had already didn't fit but made it work easy enough by removing the foot and then attaching.

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47 minutes ago, A McEwan said:

A nice Japanese box. More details later....   ;) 

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Those boxes do look lovely, don’t they?

Im guessing Extender Q 1.6

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Parts 2 and 3 of my mid-life crisis arrived today, a lovely AZ5 mount (thanks @Dean Hale!) and a new 150P Explorer.

Unfortunately the shop didn't ship the EPs, Finder and Barlow with the Scope, so I'm waiting to hear back from them about that!

But still, my master plan is taking shape! Next up is a bolt to connect my Meade Field Tripod to the AZ5...

 

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So, here's what was in the box - an Extender Q 1.6x for the FC100. My f7.4 just grew into an f11.8!

It all looked a bit complicated to put together, with conflicting diagrams online, so hopefully someone can tell me if this looks right? Drawtube connector - Extender Q 1.6x - VAri-tube (L) - Visual adapter - 1.25" eyepiece holder - diagonal.  I have a vari-tube (L) and vari-tube (s) left over.

Ant   :) 

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43 minutes ago, Jasonb said:

Parts 2 and 3 of my mid-life crisis arrived today, a lovely AZ5 mount (thanks @Dean Hale!) and a new 150P Explorer.

Unfortunately the shop didn't ship the EPs, Finder and Barlow with the Scope, so I'm waiting to hear back from them about that!

But still, my master plan is taking shape! Next up is a bolt to connect my Meade Field Tripod to the AZ5...

 

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A nice combo. The viewing position is perfect if you don't mind standing and the slomos are well placed for use with a small newt. Enjoy. 👍

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24 minutes ago, A McEwan said:

So, here's what was in the box - an Extender Q 1.6x for the FC100. My f7.4 just grew into an f11.8!

It all looked a bit complicated to put together, with conflicting diagrams online, so hopefully someone can tell me if this looks right? Drawtube connector - Extender Q 1.6x - VAri-tube (L) - Visual adapter - 1.25" eyepiece holder - diagonal.  I have a vari-tube (L) and vari-tube (s) left over.

Ant   :) 

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Looks about right. The section on the left below is what I use in my FS 100. (With Tak prism diagonal) The other bits are surplus

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5 minutes ago, A McEwan said:

That looks reassuringly similar, JeremyS! The FLO box was correct - it did also contain clouds.

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That is one fine piece of glass Ant 👍🏻
I see they have updated the labelling since I got mine. Good to see the Takahashi name on it. 

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2 hours ago, Jasonb said:

Parts 2 and 3 of my mid-life crisis arrived today, a lovely AZ5 mount (thanks @Dean Hale!) and a new 150P Explorer.

Unfortunately the shop didn't ship the EPs, Finder and Barlow with the Scope, so I'm waiting to hear back from them about that!

But still, my master plan is taking shape! Next up is a bolt to connect my Meade Field Tripod to the AZ5...

 

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Skywatcher Explorer 150P.jpg

That’s going to work well. 

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2 hours ago, ScouseSpaceCadet said:

A nice combo. The viewing position is perfect if you don't mind standing and the slomos are well placed for use with a small newt. Enjoy. 👍

Lucky about the slo mo’s. I find I can’t reach mine easily with my 200. I have to hug it to move it. Hope nobody sees me 🤣

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On 24/02/2021 at 08:59, johninderby said:

Box opened. 🙂

Will start a new thread I think. “Tecnosky 125/975 F7.8 FPL-53 Doublet APO - First Look”

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Hi John,

Since you mentioned you were getting a 5" Apo I've pulled my ES127 Triplet Apo out of storage (to evaluate it for sale) and I've been absolutely loving it alongside the CC8".  Good call!  The stars are such sparkly diamonds and the contrast is divine.  127 Apo and CC8 on an Ercole Giro are now my main rig :)

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15 minutes ago, Commanderfish said:

Hi John,

Since you mentioned you were getting a 5" Apo I've pulled my ES127 Triplet Apo out of storage (to evaluate it for sale) and I've been absolutely loving it alongside the CC8".  Good call!  The stars are such sparkly diamonds and the contrast is divine.  127 Apo and CC8 on an Ercole Giro are now my main rig :)

The Tecnosky 125 and CC8 on the AZ100. 👍🏻

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4 hours ago, Pixies said:

Secondhand, but in excellent nick

 

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You keep finding these little secondhand nuggets, I must look harder! 

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6 hours ago, SuburbanMak said:

Looking to get the best out of a SW127 Mak - the forecast is of course unbroken cloud...

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silly question, however, can you post details as interested ,

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