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Thank you FLO

L-Extreme delivered fast, arrived Saturday and there were NO clouds in the box

How well does it work, well here is my 2nd try with it , moon was almost full (97-98%)

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On 19/11/2021 at 21:45, Stephenstargazer said:

Arrived by stork this morning, a baby Tak. And the predicted clouds were in the box..............

Will be fighting for travel spot with Questar, but wins on widefield by miles. Also comes to focus with Q 1.6X as an F/9.4 which will be a bit handy as no screwing and unscrewing required. Seems to sit well on AP mount but can travel with something smaller too. Likely to try it on empty side of AZ100 too. So much to try, so little clear sky to play with!

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bet your not sure which end to look through 🤣

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On 12/11/2021 at 23:00, Tiny Clanger said:

Yep, in geological terms, a youngster .

The single term Tertiary officially gave way to the two  Paleogene and Neogene periods as far as some official (officious? ) Commission was concerned about a decade ago, maybe the members all had shares in textbook publishers ? I'm happy with everything but MpH in metric, but it will always be K-T boundary to me, the brain can only take so much change ...

https://www.geolsoc.org.uk/Geoscientist/Archive/August-2010/Tertiary-to-do

 

Nice geological interlude…An ammonite happens to keep my Heritage 150p company on the shelf - always amusing where these threads meander…🧐

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25 minutes ago, Mr Spock said:

Dinky little solar finder. It's supposed to be Svbony but it says Angeleyes on it. Looks good though.

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Michael as you know I have the SvBony solar finder. I improved the target area by filling in the circle lines with a leaded pencil - makes it easier to see.

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1 hour ago, Spaced Out said:

Delighted to have this beauty arrive from FLO today.

I sold off all of my astrophotography kit back in the spring to pay off debt, so it’s nice to be back and building a new set up. Telescope next !  

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Good luck buddy, enjoy. Yeah I bought your old 130pds, though our weather has been shocking this year. 

Well done paying off debts. 

I can see how easy it would be to get in debt in this hobby.. Jez😅

Any scope in mind? 

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2 hours ago, Spaced Out said:

Delighted to have this beauty arrive from FLO today.

I sold off all of my astrophotography kit back in the spring to pay off debt, so it’s nice to be back and building a new set up. Telescope next !  

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Insanely Jealous. That's on my wish list for next spring.

Graeme

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11 hours ago, Turbocoo said:

Good luck buddy, enjoy. Yeah I bought your old 130pds, though our weather has been shocking this year. 

Well done paying off debts. 

I can see how easy it would be to get in debt in this hobby.. Jez😅

Any scope in mind? 

Thanks. I'm thinking another 130PDS to start with.

130PDS, TS-Optics GPU Corrector and ZWO ASI 294MC Pro is the plan, gonna take me quite a while to save up enough for each item + guiding + all the other little extras and mods. I'd like to be up and running by next autumn. Just got a new brake disk for my pier top, going to get drilling and painting that this weekend, then mount the EQ6R ! I may use my DSLR and lenses for a while until I can afford a telescope. 

I'm hoping the EQ6-R will offer a little more flexibility for upgrading in the future, my old HEQ5 was great with the 130PDS, but anything much heavier and it started to struggle a bit.

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41 minutes ago, Spaced Out said:

Thanks. I'm thinking another 130PDS to start with.

130PDS, TS-Optics GPU Corrector and ZWO ASI 294MC Pro is the plan, gonna take me quite a while to save up enough for each item + guiding + all the other little extras and mods. I'd like to be up and running by next autumn. Just got a new brake disk for my pier top, going to get drilling and painting that this weekend, then mount the EQ6R ! I may use my DSLR and lenses for a while until I can afford a telescope. 

I'm hoping the EQ6-R will offer a little more flexibility for upgrading in the future, my old HEQ5 was great with the 130PDS, but anything much heavier and it started to struggle a bit.

Congratulations on your EQ6R! 💪

I have the same setup, albeit riding on an uncertain EQ5. I have opted for the ZWO ASI533 MC-PRO after some digging around.

If you can live with the square fov, the 533 has lower read noise (1.0e), higher QE (80% peak), and suffers zero amp glow. Paired with the 130P-DS under OK seeing conditions, it gives an ideal resolution of 1.19"/pixel.

https://astronomy.tools/calculators/ccd_suitability

 

Clear Skies 👍

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I've just upgraded my Baader T2 prism diagonal to the Zeiss BBHS T2 version. This one has 34mm free aperture Vs 32mm for the standard T2. The difference in the aperture size is very noticeable just looking at the new one. 

I just bought the bare prism from a friend here on SGL..already had the 2" nosepiece and T2 clicklock ep holder👍

Dave

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5 minutes ago, F15Rules said:

I've just upgraded my Baader T2 prism diagonal to the Zeiss BBHS T2 version. This one has 34mm free aperture Vs 32mm for the standard T2. The difference in the aperture size is very noticeable just looking at the new one. 

I just bought the bare prism from a friend here on SGL..already had the 2" nosepiece and T2 clicklock ep holder👍

Dave

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Very nice Dave :icon_biggrin:

I use one of those on my Tak FC100.

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