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What did the postman bring?

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On 3 February 2019 at 11:43, Telescope40 said:

Hello.  Fancied a pair of Canon IS Bino’s for a while now. 

These have arrived. Looking forward to seeing if they are as they seem. 

Only observation so far is no objective dust caps. 

May have to remedy that glitch. 

Regards. John 

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I have a pair of Canon IS binoculars. They're pretty good, but you've got to keep the button pressed for the IS to work, some AA's are needed and they could have been made so lens caps stay on objectives. Other than that I can't really fault them, they're nice to use, they're not that heavy and the stabilisation is a dream come true.

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15 hours ago, Saganite said:

Very nice Ady !

 I had a champagne coloured ED100 once, but I sold that also. You can't please some people !

You have a bit of a Moonlite theme going on now. :grin:

Thanks Steve,

I'm loving the ED120 and I'm grateful to @Grumpy Martian for selling it to me.

I do have a Moonlite theme going on now, which is an expensive habit. I'd like to fit one to my ZS66SD to replace the awful stock focuser but as that setup is pretty back heavy anyway, I'm worried that a Moonlite would make it too difficult to balance. 

Ade

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2 hours ago, reezeh said:

and they could have been made so lens caps stay on objectives

The correct sized Canon camera clip in caps work very  well, have you tried those?

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35 minutes ago, Stu said:

The correct sized Canon camera clip in caps work very  well, have you tried those?

Stu. 

Would have a link  to these at all - fleabay ???

 

regards. John 

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21 hours ago, Stu said:

The correct sized Canon camera clip in caps work very  well, have you tried those?

I haven't. I just keep the binos in the bag and storage case.

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It wasn’t brought by the postman but it’s a new addition from Astrofest last Friday, a shiny new ZWOASI183mc camera, lens mount and mini guider ?

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1 hour ago, avtaram said:

Arrived today, Ethos 21.  Thanks Gavin. 

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I almost bought this. But I'm afraid it was too heavy for my current set up. 

Enjoy?

Let us know how it performs.

 

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How will it perform?

Its a 21mm Ethos! King of the eyepiece pile! You’ll climb in and fall into the view.

That, and the 17.3 & 8mm Delos, are the eyepieces that I’d buy again in a heartbeat if finances allowed.

Enjoy.

Paul

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Looking forward to trying this little gem out.

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The Postman delivered a Celestron NexYZ phone to telescope eyepiece bracket today. Many of our visitors attempt to image through our telescopes with their phones and obviously have difficulty with accurate placement. Hopefully this will be a great help and it should get a good workout this Saturday if it's clear. Seems a nice piece of kit with good adjustment functions.   ?

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4 hours ago, Stu said:

Looking forward to trying this little gem out.

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What scope will you try it with Stu?

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FLO Desiccant cap, I know there may be cheaper diy options but wanted something quick that works and this fits the bill nicely. 

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Today Parcel Force delivered absolutely nothing, yes nothing at all!

They had my full address, e-mail and phone number and I was set in all day and they say
I had given insufficient address for delivery.
It's the same address every other courier and indeed Royal Mail deliver to all day, every day for the past 18 years.

I would love to have shared my purchase with you, but it's not to be......grrrrrrr!

Little rant over, please resume normal programming ?

To be fair to Parcel Force I am updating my post.

The seller miss addressed my parcels to another house in my street, no one was in!
This is due to a drop down menu when you online print address labels by postcode.
The self same issue happened when FLO sent a parcel to the wrong address, using the Royal Mail,
online portal, probably shared with Parcel Force.

Wrong address, not unable to deliver.
My good lady is now driving 16 miles each way to collect it from the depot for me.
Bless her xx

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added info and update.
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This arrived today. Just about to give it a try with my ST 102 and a rather cloudy Moon.

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My first ever proper Observing Chair - Geoptik Nadira, courtesy of my 2 grown up daughters birthday cash gift?.

Ordered after lunch yesterday, delivered 10am this morning, well done Rother Valley Optics?.

Looks and feels small but solid, hope to give it a quick whirl this evening..

Dave

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....... something a little different ...... a MakeNoise Maths module, we all need one really ?

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@F15Rules That looks very neat, and solid! Mine has quite a wide spread so is trickier in the confined spaces around my mount. This one looks nice and compact. Nice pressie!

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:icon_scratch: I ordered a book on comets!!  (They have refunded my money and said I can keep this one ?IMG_20190208_120656.thumb.jpg.5d1e3e83e84cd461a37a43c1451dfbad.jpg

and this to make my office look properly academic when I write lots of equations on it ?

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Helen

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I see you got the Australian version ?  Not to worry they work either way up ?

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Finally 10-15 days delivery turned into 5wks but never mind not @FLO fault the Idas D2 arrived 

 

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14 hours ago, Helen said:

:icon_scratch: I ordered a book on comets!!  (They have refunded my money and said I can keep this one ?) Helen

I can see how such a simple mix up could happen Helen,
the books are so similar! ?

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15 hours ago, Helen said:

:icon_scratch: I ordered a book on comets!!  (They have refunded my money and said I can keep this one ?IMG_20190208_120656.thumb.jpg.5d1e3e83e84cd461a37a43c1451dfbad.jpg

and this to make my office look properly academic when I write lots of equations on it ?

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Helen

E=mc Hammer Time.

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Parts for securing my observatory roll-off-roof for when I automate it, USB cable with right angle plugs for my all sky camera and large headed clout nails for repairing the roof.

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