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Postie brought me a big box, all in one solid well packaged piece, just how it left me.
It has visisted a certain Optics guru and is now returned with a full bill of health.

Package has been on a Southern UK tour of Mail Centres for some reason and gave me concern,
but this morning smiling postie delivered to a very relieved me.

My Vixen optics after being dropped on concrete and left me with it written off by the insurer,
they said keep it, play with it, try and repair if you like, its yours, so I did and this is the result.

I await a night sky, well a clear night sky to test it.

 

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DHL dropped off more bits and pieces for my venture into EEVA and AP. A 0.8x reducer flattener, a 15.5mm T2 spacer, a 5mm T2 spacer, a T2 2” magnetic filter drawer with another 1.25” slider. All put together to give me the correct 55mm spacing to my camera sensor.

 

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20 hours ago, Stu said:

Rather excitingly these very nice Baader MaxBright IIs showed up today. The result of a cunning series of transactions which got @HollyHound some adaptors and bits that he wanted, and me a pair of as new Maxbrights for a nice price 👍. I kept missing them when they came back into stock, so this was a great option. The added bonus was that Mum and Dad agreed to buy them for my birthday 🎂🎉👍.

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They look vaguely familiar 🤔

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2 hours ago, Alan White said:

Postie brought me a big box, all in one solid well packaged piece, just how it left me.
It has visisted a certain Optics guru and is now returned with a full bill of health.

Package has been on a Southern UK tour of Mail Centres for some reason and gave me concern,
but this morning smiling postie delivered to a very reloieved me.

My Vixen optics after being dropped on concrete and left me with it written off by the insurer,
they said keep it, play with it, try and repair if you like, its yours, so I did.

I await a night sky, well a clear night sky to test it.

 

Alan. Great news. Sounding good that all is well with “ Lazarus”.  Look forward to a further update. 
John 👍👍

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5 hours ago, Alan White said:

My Vixen optics after being dropped on concrete and left me with it written off by the insurer,
they said keep it, play with it, try and repair if you like, its yours, so I did and this is the result.

If you don't mind who did you insure your scope thru?

 

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Exciting day! finally got my copy of Discovering Double Stars! It is beautiful and BIG! bigger than I thought, I understand Agnes Clarke is a member here on SGL which was motivation enough for me to order it. Being a huge lover of doubles I can’t wait to get started on working my way through this wonderful book, thank you, Agnes.

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8 hours ago, Sunshine said:

Exciting day! finally got my copy of Discovering Double Stars! It is beautiful and BIG! bigger than I thought, I understand Agnes Clarke is a member here on SGL which was motivation enough for me to order it. Being a huge lover of doubles I can’t wait to get started on working my way through this wonderful book, thank you, Agnes.

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Thanks for sharing. Now I know what my kids can get me for Christmas. 

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11 hours ago, Sunshine said:

Exciting day! finally got my copy of Discovering Double Stars! It is beautiful and BIG! bigger than I thought, I understand Agnes Clarke is a member here on SGL which was motivation enough for me to order it. Being a huge lover of doubles I can’t wait to get started on working my way through this wonderful book, thank you, Agnes.

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How long did it take from ordering to delivery? Thanks (Xmas present)

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Beelink U59 Pro Mini PC, for remote operation.

Had to come up with a telescope mounting solution, so epoxied the included VESA mount bracket to a spare Lighting Truss Clamp I had lying around :D

Makes for a nice secure attachment to a Skywatcher Tripod Leg :D

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Also arrived this week - an inexpensive entry level cam for my very occasional imaging -  at the price not much to lose with realistic expectations… but jury is out as have already encountered some challenges on the software control front ☹️


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Celestron Ultima Edge 30mm 2" 70°.  Same EP as APM UFF and the new StellaLyra UF. Delayed by postal strike.

To replace my otherwise excellent Vixen NPL 30 - the CUE has 20° more FOV. There seems to have been a lot of interest in these EPs, so I'll post a first light review as soon as I can.

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Fortunately unaffected by the postal strikes, a new (to me) Canon EOS 450D DSLR camera, £45 on eBay with a battery grip, 2 chargers, 3 batteries, 3 SD cards, Boxed with manual. an absolute bargain! :blob7:

I'm looking forwards to my first images with it later tonight ( assuming clear sky ):blob7:

 

 

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