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What did the postman bring?

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1 hour ago, StaceStar said:

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

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It looks very nice. I think you also have an Altair edf 72mm which seems very similar to the Primaluce (apart from the primaluce has fpl51 glass compared to the fpl53 of the Altair)

I also own the Altair 72mm so wondered what the Primaluce advantages are compared to the Altair?

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Can never get it right using phone hand held so thought I would try this.

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26 minutes ago, laudropb said:

Can never get it right using phone hand held so thought I would try this.

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Nice one John, I think you should enjoy that.

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46 minutes ago, laudropb said:

Thanks Stu, might even post some images lol

I expect nothing less John! See you in the Smartphone section very soon :)

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Is that glass or safety film? - If glass it still needs to be thoroughly checked for pin-holes before use.

I gave up using my Thousand Oaks 2+ glass filter a few years ago as it is showing a few pin-holes.

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1 minute ago, Philip R said:

Is that glass or safety film? - If glass it still needs to be thoroughly checked for pin-holes before use.

I gave up using my Thousand Oaks 2+ glass filter a few years ago as it is showing a few pin-holes.

Can you not black them?

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This 2" Skywatcher 28mm was delivered today.

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6 minutes ago, Stub Mandrel said:

Can you not black them?

Here a link to a topic I started/posted last year [2018] about it...

 

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11 minutes ago, Philip R said:

Here a link to a topic I started/posted last year [2018] about it...

 

Ah, I remember that thread!

Reminds me I have all the key bits for a Herschel Wedge (prism and ND filter) safe in a box. Must get around to making it !

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A Berlebach Castor II is now mine, all mine!!!!

The postman (SGL member) actually brought it many months ago and it has been on long-term loan, but transfer of ownership has now occurred ?

Next purchases for dual-scope perfection are two Nirvana ES 16/82 eyepieces. In the ST80 they will give 3mm exit pupil to cut through the light pollution and over three degrees of view. In the Skymax 102 the same EP would give 1 degree of view and 1.3mm exit pupil, which is about right for most observations from my city location.

After that, scope upgrades: Skymax 127 and ED72, and then surely I will be done with visual acquisitions? Well, maybe a couple of eyepieces... And better diagonals... And a nicer RDF... Maybe an AZ5 for planetary observations... ?

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Bought this from somewhere, ordered from someone called UK Telescope.com, invoice appeared to be from USA and delivered from Netherlands :icon_scratch:

Not cheap but wanted a small power supply for the Star Adventurer plus DSLR dew band and also Quark.

Don't think I'll be using the inverter :grin:

Dave

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Beans for demonstration purposes only, not included in the price

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54 minutes ago, Davey-T said:

Bought this from somewhere, ordered from someone called UK Telescope.com, invoice appeared to be from USA and delivered from Netherlands :icon_scratch:

Not cheap but wanted a small power supply for the Star Adventurer plus DSLR dew band and also Quark.

Don't think I'll be using the inverter :grin:

Dave

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No added sugar bean. They be the work of the Devil.

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1 minute ago, LukeSkywatcher said:

No added sugar bean. They be the work of the Devil.

All that's needed is a good squirt of ketchup to return them to normal :grin:

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1x 2" variable polarising filter & storage case via @johninderby to accompany the 28mm e/p that arrived yesterday...

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20 hours ago, Philip R said:

This 2" Skywatcher 28mm was delivered today.

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1x Astrobasics dovetail bar, [18cm], via @FLO so I can obtain a better balance by attaching underneath and sliding it along the existing SkyWatcher dovetail bar, [210mm], of my ETX105 when the SCT accessories and/or camera are attached to the visual back using the slotted holes --->Astro_Essentials_Dovetail_Bar_Vixen_Style_Short_1.jpg.4b7c26b3f7f0fd5282dd7511832baf22.jpg

 

3x miscellaneous USB cables via https://www.lindy.co.uk/ for my Sat-Nav, Android OS devices and other USB drives/devices etc., only to find out that I have ordered an incorrect cable and has had to be returned.

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What's this then....

Home from work and nice big box waiting for me. Will have to open later when the boys are to bed.  (Chaos  otherwise !)

Happy days.  Looks like clear skies tonight. 

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Nice looking kit.

What's that gauge in the diagonal ?

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You're definately going to get clouds tonight... it says so on the box! :evil62:

Enjoy the views and clear skies too! :icon_salut:

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The little scopes are getting everywhere! I’ve been fracless for a while, so when I spied this on a popular auction site .......

I found the ED80 a bit big & heavy for easy grab and go, so hopefully this will fit the bill.

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This is the cheap version without the thermometer!

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Box opened.  I am sooooo happy right now.  First light  coming up. 

 

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This one arrived today, intended for use with my little Vixen spotting scope. Very pleased with the height and the little support at the bottom. Am getting a trigger grip ball head too which will arrive next week. Have also picked up a higher power eyepiece which should give me x30 ish, could be fun.

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