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What did the postman bring?

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33 minutes ago, johninderby said:

Exchange it for one of these maybe?  🤣

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Now that's more like it!!! 

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21 hours ago, johninderby said:

Exchange it for one of these maybe?  🤣

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That is awesome. Where'd you get it from? 

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21 hours ago, johninderby said:

 

Double post. Sorry

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This is what the post man delivered. 

TS optics 10x60 raci finderscope. Very nice optics.solid.I can use my 8-24 zoom which will aid finding things with my 200p dobsonion. 

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56 minutes ago, R26 oldtimer said:

Delivery 1/2 arrived last night!

 

Very nice.  👍

Is delivery 2/2 a tripod? Berlebach maybe? 

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Ha-ha..., no, I wish! But to be honest, I do like the azeq5 pillar tripod. It's not the most stable but it's really portable. After all, I got the azeq5 with portability in mind. The berlebach in my case would be a luxury, not a necessity, and would cost as much as I payed for the whole mount second hand.

Delivery 2/2 will be an OTA alternative to the 150pds...

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Yes the Berlebach tripods aren’t exactly the cheapest. Fortunately I already had one from another mount and it does make for a very portable combination. 

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Just now, a belated birthday present.

A big box of espresso coffee pads for my Senseo coffee maker.

Not exactly astro but if you drink enough you will start seeing stars.

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Just had an email from FLO.

My long awaited moonlite has been despatched.

Should arrive tomorrow.😁

Pictures to follow.

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I got some bolts and washers today, pln to slightly raise the OOUK dob base by 4mm for better ground clearance.
Those in the know, will appreciate the valuable 4mm gained.

 

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IMG_20181011_143538.thumb.jpg.03a7a93a0021ebeb11ee8ce55f24bd43.jpgThese...

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which I hope @steppenwolf will at the weekend in a wet feild help me combine with

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Using these instructions..

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to get my Pegasus hub linked to my Lakeside focuser and so remove one more box and 2 cables 😄

Helen

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Christmas has come early in the form of an original Lumicon OIII filter! Looking forward to a shoot out between this and my Astronomik OIII :D 

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1 hour ago, Littleguy80 said:

Christmas has come early in the form of an original Lumicon OIII filter! Looking forward to a shoot out between this and my Astronomik OIII :D 

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Nice! Great specs :) 

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17 hours ago, Helen said:

IMG_20181011_143538.thumb.jpg.03a7a93a0021ebeb11ee8ce55f24bd43.jpgThese...

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which I hope @steppenwolf will at the weekend in a wet feild help me combine with

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Using these instructions..

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to get my Pegasus hub linked to my Lakeside focuser and so remove one more box and 2 cables 😄

Helen

It would be my pleasure, Helen

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From Paul (@Tiki), by way of Steve (@Saganite) and Alan (@Alan White), this little gem has made its way to me. All true gents, whom I hope to meet in person some day, and who have taken great care to help make this happen. My thanks, appreciation and best wishes to them. :happy11:

Now, hopefully, for a clear night to see what I've got...

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26 minutes ago, iPeace said:

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From Paul (@Tiki), by way of Steve (@Saganite) and Alan (@Alan White), this little gem has made its way to me. All true gents, whom I hope to meet in person some day, and who have taken great care to help make this happen. My thanks, appreciation and best wishes to them. :happy11:

Now, hopefully, for a clear night to see what I've got...

All I can say is that being part of the journey was great and thank you.
A very fine optic indeed and on my wanted list.
 

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Received the mounting foot for my grab’n’go 80ED scope I had been after thanks to another SGL member Cleetus. Great guy. Sent the foot by 1st Class post and wouldn’t accept any payment. Not even for the postage. Some amazing members here. 👍👍👍

Helps keep the weight down and perfectly adequate for visual. 🙂

           John

 

 

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3 hours ago, iPeace said:

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From Paul (@Tiki), by way of Steve (@Saganite) and Alan (@Alan White), this little gem has made its way to me. All true gents, whom I hope to meet in person some day, and who have taken great care to help make this happen. My thanks, appreciation and best wishes to them. :happy11:

Now, hopefully, for a clear night to see what I've got...

Happy to have been of service.:smiley:

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My visit today to the IAS yielded me a new dovetail and a baader uv/ir cut filter. 

Now I'm just waiting for the good people at FLO to return my star 71 and I'll be good to go with my "dual rig". 

It took me forever to work out how to attach everything together and a lot of scrambling around trying to find the right bolts. But I got there in the end. 

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Delivery 2/2 arrived yesterday!

My experience with the 127L, made me REALLY appreciate this hexafoc focuser...IMG_20181014_123949.thumb.jpg.86323fc503849afbeb0ad035da73465a.jpgIMG_20181014_124039.thumb.jpg.1c45014fa5ca1e6b5ef70e7013192cbf.jpgIMG_20181014_124625.thumb.jpg.c012e6c931d177af30748468b54b2c20.jpgIMG_20181014_123840.thumb.jpg.c93c8a85ad60553814e374bbd22f8476.jpg

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