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27 minutes ago, smr said:

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

William Optics ZenithStar 73 & HEQ5 Pro Rowan Belt Modded.
 

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I know it make no odds but I have the red SA and I think it’s as ugly as sin. The white one is gorgeous. 

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I got this the other day.  The standard 2” attachment on the ED80 loosened itself and my camera was left almost ‘dangling’  ££ well spent 

And a few shorter cables including a QHY9 0.5m power cable and some 0.5m usb cables.

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4 hours ago, david_taurus83 said:

Hopefully the final piece of my imaging setup.

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Be good to hear how you get on. Looks great. 

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23 hours ago, johninderby said:

A tin of Tartan paint. ?

Bought as a joke Xmas gift but I’m keeping it for myself. ?

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It's not my Clan colour. This is my Clans colour:

 

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Irish people are allowed to wear kilts. It's part of our shared history. Not sure I ever would though. I don't have the legs for it. I prefer mine. Who wants to look like Rod Stewart. 

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I’m just waiting to see if any Xmas visitors are taken in by the “Tartan Paint”   ?

Re: kilts. The cold winter wind blowing through my hair is enogh for me let alone blowing around other parts. ?

Just a thought. Has anyone ever done a dob in tartan?  

 

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I'm told kilts are very warm.  I find a thick woolen skirt to be quite warm but I'm not bare underneath and don't have "dangly bits" ?

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On 06/12/2018 at 21:10, smr said:

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

William Optics ZenithStar 73 & HEQ5 Pro Rowan Belt Modded.
 

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Nice, I like the camera too :icon_biggrin:

Alan

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A new 18mm 82 degree ES eyepeice :D also another handle for me to put onto the base of my dob.

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Second hand 9mm Nagler. Arrived today.

Its the one on the left next to my 13mm for comparison purposes.

Note the 13s very long barrels.

 

That was it though.

He must have forgotten the TEC 140 Flourite Apo that was on my wish list......

 

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10 hours ago, Jojo204 said:

Brand new 6SE!

 

Fantastic 

First scope?

Go straight to Messier 45 with that and bedazzled ?

David

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1 hour ago, Gina said:

But what is it? ?

You were supposed to guess :grin:

It's an Astro Physics .67 reducer for my SCT, I've been using the "normal" Meade 6.3 flattener / reducer for ages which isn't designed for the already flat field scope although it works OK with small sensors.

Dave

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8 hours ago, David_L said:

Fantastic 

First scope?

Go straight to Messier 45 with that and bedazzled ?

David

Yup! I sure will!

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A telrad finder, 9x50 raci finderscope and a 28mm 68 ES eyepiece, had a  bit of a sending spree this week :)

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A two inch Chroma 5nm Ha filter has arrived, just in time for Christmas.

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Look forward to see how it goes when paired with my PVS-14 Night Vision on those fainter Sharpless catalog objects...

Alan

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Not the Post-person, but the Charity Shop and what a find......
My first ever book about Astronomy, sadly long lost but a copy now back in my mitts, very happy.

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It explains why I have such a solid grounding,
it set me up well in the early 1970's

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Have you run a plate solve on the jacket illustration yet? :D

James

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14 hours ago, alanjgreen said:

A two inch Chroma 5nm Ha filter has arrived, just in time for Christmas.

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Look forward to see how it goes when paired with my PVS-14 Night Vision on those fainter Sharpless catalog objects...

Alan

I’ll be interested to hear what you think of this filter with the Photonis tube, Alan. It certainly makes a contrast difference with my Harder tube, but I rarely use my Photonis now. And also the impact it has at your dark skies rather than my light polluted ones?

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