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New boots for cold night observing!!

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1 hour ago, Alan White said:

@Fozzie they look nice and ready for observing.

 

Toasty.... might need some odour eaters!

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I've really been wanting some binos to help my poor old eyes to find faint objects easier.

Found a used set on Amazon.

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5 hours ago, maw lod qan said:

I've really been wanting some binos to help my poor old eyes to find faint objects easier.

Found a used set on Amazon.

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Hardly any need for a telescope with those! ?

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First copy of my '5 for £5' Sky at Night magazine

plus my first copy of Popular Astronomy since joining the Society for Popular Astronomy.

Both arrived today. 

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Piezoelectric sensor and PCB for 3D printer Z probing.

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Linear actuator for locking my observatory roll-off-roof closed when I automate it.

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A 30mm Clave eyepiece

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Some spare 1.25" e/p end caps (top & bottom), via www.365astronomy.com and some nylon thumbscrews (imperial & metric) via www.scopestuff.com

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Another Celestron NexYZ smart phone mount. The first one has proved to be so good we ordered another for our other observatory rather than having to share.   ?

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58 minutes ago, david_taurus83 said:

@steppenwolfThanks Steve! 

My pleasure, David, I hope you enjoy it! ?

22 minutes ago, LeeRich said:

Cheers Steve, I have some reading ahead. ??

#excited 

The slippery slope to the dark side commences, Lee ?

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Hope you've got plenty of patience because you'll need it and then some!!  Good luck and enjoy ?

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16 hours ago, mdstuart said:

This tripod looks more solid than my old camera tripod. ?

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The AZ5 is a great tripod/mount. Very solid and sturdy.

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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 went to the camera shop in town today. Didn't have any caps that'd fit. We looked. Zilch. Nada.

Then I had an idea; I asked if they had any film canisters. Kodak grey topped film canister caps fit. It's a bit of fingernail action taking them out but they work a treat!

Tip: Don't push them right into the objective end, but leave them protruding enough to allow you to dig them out with your fingernail and get a couple of spares in case they go flying in the dark.

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I am thinking that I do have to do something to make removal easier and not drop the caps. Maybe a cord like paracord and superglue or hot glue based. Probably will look horrible, but it'll be to do a job that isn't just to look pretty.

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I keep my IS bins is a pelicase, more worried about knocks than dust. The supplied softcase isn’t any good for keeping them protected. Enjoy the views, surprised myself recently how nice the stars are in my 12x.

 

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1 hour ago, PeterW said:

I keep my IS bins is a pelicase, more worried about knocks than dust. The supplied softcase isn’t any good for keeping them protected. Enjoy the views, surprised myself recently how nice the stars are in my 12x.

 

PEter

Got to agree that the softcase isn't much use for protection against knocks and a peli is probably the best thing there, but I've pretty much run out of room for yet another box and I'm reluctant to store anything valuable outside.

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12 hours ago, reezeh said:

I am thinking that I do have to do something to make removal easier and not drop the caps. Maybe a cord like paracord and superglue or hot glue based. Probably will look horrible, but it'll be to do a job that isn't just to look pretty.

You can get little adhesive backed plastic 'dots' strung to elastic loops. They often come free with lens caps on ebay.

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Short USB leads for my ASC and other imaging rigs plus more Precision Piezo parts for my 3D printers.

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Primaluce airy 72, flattener, scope rings , 60mm guidescope with rings, vixen bar, psu for eagle ?

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