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What did the postman bring?

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On 26/11/2018 at 11:51, Helen said:

Saw  reasonable looking VR googles for £7.50 in the tesco garage. If I hadn't been paying over £70 for a tank of diesel(!) I might have been tempted.

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Another Neewer bag: this time to carry the Skywatcher AZ-GTi head, tripod and Tracer battery (front bag in pic). This is slightly larger than the Neweer bag which holds the Takahashi FC76 DCU (at the back in pic). 

 

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Three 2200g reels of PLA 3D printer filament.  Well, not postman but DHL Express courier.

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A Celestron 2" XLT SCT star diagonal and a Vixen SLV 15mm eyepiece.

 

I got the diagonal for £70 inc postage from EBay; been wanting one for quite a while and it's immaculate.

The Vix was £99 from Tring Astro.

Can't be bothered to take pics right now; just too tired. 

 

Posted pics below just now...

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Not exactly the postman, but my partner did spot a council worker on top of a cherry picker, doing something to my street light. Could it be connected to my complaint about glare from the light, which somehow got much worse a few weeks ago? Indeed it was! Tonight the I can see the worst of the glare has gone and while the light still makes its presence known, it is tolerable. For the first time in a few weeks I felt inclined to spend some time under the stars, just doing some naked-eye observing. Very relaxing - do we really need all this equipment?

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30 minutes ago, Ags said:

Very relaxing - do we really need all this equipment?

Agnes, in answer to your last question, as good as the Mk1 eyeball is.........oh yes,

We need lots of equipment and lots more too. ?

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On 26/05/2017 at 08:00, tooth_dr said:

I received these items today, in super quick time, perfectly wrapped.  Larger than they look on the photos, really nice quality feel to everything.  Thanks Jesper.

 

Adam. 

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May i ask what sort of explosive you used to get through the wrapping? lol

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Hot shoe to finder adapter. The eBay chap supplied a Slightly updated version with 2 different thumb screws and a hex bolt and asked for some feedback to see which works best which I’m happy to do. 

Cheers @JOC for the link ??

 

 

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Apologies for not adding pics to my post yesterday, but I'm still getting over a horrible chest infection.

Taken some not long ago, so I've got no excuse...

Here you go Celestron XLT diagonal and Vixen SLV 15mm eyepiece 

 

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15 hours ago, Ags said:

Not exactly the postman, but my partner did spot a council worker on top of a cherry picker, doing something to my street light. Could it be connected to my complaint about glare from the light, which somehow got much worse a few weeks ago? Indeed it was! Tonight the I can see the worst of the glare has gone and while the light still makes its presence known, it is tolerable. For the first time in a few weeks I felt inclined to spend some time under the stars, just doing some naked-eye observing. Very relaxing - do we really need all this equipment?

Swap local lighting?

Don't worry about not being able to see; you'll be able to to read black writing on very very very dark grey paper at night from 20km further out from it than I am!

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2 hours ago, Danjc said:

Cheers @JOC for the link

Excellent I'm pleased it helped someone - you look like you have it on a Rebel T3/1100D as well!

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On 21 November 2018 at 21:43, tooth_dr said:

Meteor camera - first piece of puzzle

Smaller than a kiwi. 

 

 

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I'm still looking for the long beak! ?

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On 9 November 2018 at 16:25, Highburymark said:

One very small bit of American aluminium with one very big function - the final link in my new night vision set up. Cue three nights of cloud and rain.

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Isn't it "aloominum" if it's American?

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9 minutes ago, JOC said:

Excellent I'm pleased it helped someone - you look like you have it on a Rebel T3/1100D as well!

Yes mate 1100D ??

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The final pieces arrived, so I’ve finished my first camera. 

 

 

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I had several of these a while back, almost identical to BGOs cosmetically, and every bit as good optically. As so often is the case I regret selling them..

My little ortho set is growing, now consisting of a pair of BGO 6mm, pair of Fujiyama 12.5mm and now this solo Antares 9mm, all made in Japan?☺.

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Super EP's Dave. I had a few around 10 years ago!. More stuff I should have never moved on

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32 minutes ago, Rob said:

Super EP's Dave. I had a few around 10 years ago!. More stuff I should have never moved on

Thanks Rob.."Moving stuff on" is the story of my life at times!?

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For my upcoming refractor pyrchase..... Brand new 1.25" Takahasi prism. Irritantingly didn't come supplied  with caps :(

 

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Loads more 3D printing filament from colorFabb having taken advantage of their 25% off Black Friday several weeks deal.  Their PLA Economy is very good and half the price of other top-notch brands.  Only downside is small number of colours.

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3 hours ago, CraigT82 said:

For my upcoming refractor pyrchase..... Brand new 1.25" Takahasi prism. Irritantingly didn't come supplied  with caps :(

 

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I don't get Taks logic sending premium kit without caps, most odd indeed.
 

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8 hours ago, CraigT82 said:

For my upcoming refractor pyrchase..... Brand new 1.25" Takahasi prism. Irritantingly didn't come supplied  with caps :(

 

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A great prism Craig...Love the helical retaining ring and optically A1. Yes, annoying about the dust caps but standard ones should fit☺.

Davr

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I've upgraded! My Star Adventurer Mount looks dwarfed now!

William Optics ZenithStar 73 & HEQ5 Pro Rowan Belt Modded.
 

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