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What did the postman bring?

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14 hours ago, Saganite said:

Hope you devour it !

I have volumes 1&2 and they are really quite excellent. :smiley:

Volume 2 is due tomorrow as FLO has some in (unless they're all gone again now).

I quite like vol 1, but I don't think I'll devour it as to me paper tastes funny! ?

 

There is is one question I do have about it: what's the definition of the integrated brightness of galaxies in it: is it by arc second or arc minute? I've seen different standards by internets search!

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14 hours ago, JOC said:

Hete is a set to look at, you can get all sorts of wrights for gazebos

You'd never guess I wrote that ^^^ on the phone would you?  If only I had the same control of my thumbs on a phone as my daughter!!!

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Only 11 days from FLO to me, that's faster than usual.!

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Feels nicely made, nice rubber grip and surprisingly weighty.

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Really nice big eye lens, I do like a big eye lens!

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Strong green colour to the lens coating, is that good?

Has anyone else got or tried one of these?

I shall impatiently be waiting for dark tonight, the sky is clear and The Pleiades, Hyades and Orion await my new eyepiece! ?

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9 hours ago, Geoff Barnes said:

Only 11 days from FLO to me, that's faster than usual.!

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Feels nicely made, nice rubber grip and surprisingly weighty.

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Really nice big eye lens, I do like a big eye lens!

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Strong green colour to the lens coating, is that good?

Has anyone else got or tried one of these?

I shall impatiently be waiting for dark tonight, the sky is clear and The Pleiades, Hyades and Orion await my new eyepiece! ?

Great eyepiece. Really useful for scanning the sky and star hopping.  I have the same EP. It's my favorite.

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Part two of my FLO book order arrived today!

I might put time in on spring skies as over 30-odd years the number of spring nights I've had under the stars I can count on one hand and have fingers to spare. I know, that's seriously sad.

 

 

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1 hour ago, LukeSkywatcher said:

Strong green colour to the lens coating, is that good?

I've got a 40mm plossl with a similar deep green coating, the EP meets my needs!

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12 hours ago, Geoff Barnes said:

Only 11 days from FLO to me, that's faster than usual.!

From U.K. -> Australia, it must have travelled approx 1000 miles per day ?

It is good to hear it arrived safely. 

Steve

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24 minutes ago, FLO said:

From U.K. -> Australia, it must have travelled approx 1000 miles per day ?

It is good to hear it arrived safely. 

Steve

It had James name on the customs label, perhaps we should congratulate him! ?

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How do you get that sticker about the  clouds?!

PEter

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23 minutes ago, PeterW said:

How do you get that sticker about the  clouds?!

PEter

My plossl(above) came without a cloud sticker and sure enough I've got clear skies! ?

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3 hours ago, Geoff Barnes said:

My plossl(above) came without a cloud sticker and sure enough I've got clear skies! ?

But the clouds were left behind in Exeter!

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Post person knocked this morning while I was out having blood taken this morning,
most fortunate that my Father In Law was about to sign for it.

Something I have been wanting for quite sometime and looking for since early December 
? Happy astronomer me ? patience pays off, I must remember this is the case.

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15 minutes ago, Alan White said:

But the clouds were left behind in Exeter!

Yep!!

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42 minutes ago, Alan White said:

Post person knocked this morning while I was out having blood taken this morning,
most fortunate that my Father In Law was about to sign for it.

Something I have been wanting for quite sometime and looking for since early December 
? Happy astronomer me ? patience pays off, I must remember this is the case.

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Lovely eyepiece Alan. Enjoy........when you get the chance :smiley:

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Some unboxing to be done.

 

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Dog helps out removing packing material so two-legged-one can take photos.

 

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While furry-one plays with the big box on the floor, two-legged-one plays with the smaller boxes.

 

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This is what was inside.  The round thing with concentric circles on it is a collimation tool for my newt.  The piece of electronics down right is a pulser for the Telrad.
There are three more 2"/1.25"-adapters to be delivered.  Telescope-express were graceful to do a part delivery at no extra cost since they ran out of stock of adapters.

 

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Either they are selling mini telrads now, or that lovely eyepiece is an absolute beast. I’ve never had a look through one of those, so am looking forward to the first light report.

Paul

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32 minutes ago, Paul73 said:

Either they are selling mini telrads now, or that lovely eyepiece is an absolute beast. I’ve never had a look through one of those, so am looking forward to the first light report.

Paul

 I handled one at a recent Astronomy show Paul, and it is indeed a beast. I opted for its little brother the 26mm T5.

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15 minutes ago, Paul73 said:

Either they are selling mini telrads now, or that lovely eyepiece is an absolute beast. I’ve never had a look through one of those, so am looking forward to the first light report.

Paul

Yeah, the Nagler 31 is a hefty beast.  I had planned to order just the adapters plus the dust caps, but ended up with this.   ?   I guess part of the theme is finding stuff.  The night before I ran out of patience with my tiny finderscope.   Porridge and pasta on the menu for a while.

First light is expected to be... (checking wheather forecast)  in February.  Not a single day with clear skies for the next coming 10-days.  ? 
 

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4 hours ago, McNewt said:

 

Some unboxing to be done.

 

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Dog helps out removing packing material so two-legged-one can take photos.

 

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While furry-one plays with the big box on the floor, two-legged-one plays with the smaller boxes.

 

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This is what was inside.  The round thing with concentric circles on it is a collimation tool for my newt.  The piece of electronics down right is a pulser for the Telrad.
There are three more 2"/1.25"-adapters to be delivered.  Telescope-express were graceful to do a part delivery at no extra cost since they ran out of stock of adapters.

 

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A very nice box of goodies !

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10 hours ago, Alan White said:

Post person knocked this morning while I was out having blood taken this morning,

Crikey, I knew these Tele Vue eyepieces were expensive, but sorry to hear you had to go to such lengths to get hold of one, Alan!

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58 minutes ago, JeremyS said:

Crikey, I knew these Tele Vue eyepieces were expensive, but sorry to hear you had to go to such lengths to get hold of one, Alan!

At least I have not had to trade in an arm or a leg yet Jeremy!

In all honesty another blood test as unwell over and since Christmas, it was not to buy an EP.

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On 20/01/2019 at 22:37, Geoff Barnes said:

Strong green colour to the lens coating, is that good?

Has anyone else got or tried one of these?

I shall impatiently be waiting for dark tonight, the sky is clear and The Pleiades, Hyades and Orion await my new eyepiece! ?

What kind of EP is that? Have you had a chance to use it yet? Good?

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