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What did the postman bring?

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4 minutes ago, JamesF said:

A jaffa cake that won't go soggy in the dew, perhaps?

James

It does look like it could handle a significant number of dunkings, doesn't it..

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Very stable dob base.... 

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Posted (edited)
2 minutes ago, Fozzie said:

Very stable dob base.... 

My thought exactly. ?

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2 minutes ago, johninderby said:

My thought exactly. ?

Yep build your own medieval dob base.. first issue 50p.. next issue £20, before you know it your down 10 grand!

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It is, of course hazy, and the Sun is a tad quiet...

I'll probably pop a camera onto the scope later - there's a nice prom (visible without the double-stack filter).

 

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QHY183M arrived earlier :)

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In the box:

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Pretty much bare bones but no interesting extras! Standard 12V cable (bottom right) is redundant. USB 3 cable (middle) is a bit short but will probably do for now. ST4 cable (top) is redundant. Desiccant and tube (top right) pretty much redundant - if you don't undo the screw for the desiccant tube, you probably won't need to! T2 to 1.25" adapter (top) might possibly get used but not necessary at the moment. The 12V power mtof lead (top left)  with screw connector could get used but probably isn't necessary. No software disk supplied so will have to download the drivers. 

Camera weighs 449g so not heavy.

Weather - cloudy :( Slight chance of some clear skies on Saturday night but not holding my breath...

Louise

 

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2 hours ago, BinocularSky said:

It is, of course hazy, and the Sun is a tad quiet...

I'll probably pop a camera onto the scope later - there's a nice prom (visible without the double-stack filter).

 

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Very nice Steve, that will make a nice difference to the contrast.

Hope it wasn't looking through the DS Lunt at Sixpenny Handley that sparked that purchase.

My Lunt is with me at work today, but now its lunchtime, we're clouded out again ?

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Quick daytime test - seems to work! :)

About 1/4 resolution:

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exp = 1.3ms, gain = 12

Louise

 

 

 

 

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19 hours ago, Fozzie said:

A nice bit of teak.. any guesses what it's for?

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If it's a mirror blank you will need to be really good at french polishing.

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20 hours ago, Fozzie said:

A nice bit of teak.. any guesses what it's for?

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A bit if brass trim to go with it would make a nice 'steampunk' eyepiece tray.

 

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20 minutes ago, Fraunhoffer said:

A bit if brass trim to go with it would make a nice 'steampunk' eyepiece tray.

 

That's near enough to be a winner.... no brass, but yeah a new EP tray for the Iroko Tripod I made last year!

I know, I Know... exciting times!

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Post person brought a nice box today from FLO.

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Nice box this.
Well you did ask what did the postman bring after all!

 

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And in that box was..........

drum roll please................  

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For my dob, replacing a Rigel Quickfinder.
 

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29 minutes ago, Fozzie said:

That's near enough to be a winner.... no brass, but yeah a new EP tray for the Iroko Tripod I made last year!

I know, I Know... exciting times!

Cant wait to see the end result! Get whittling Fozzy!! :happy11:

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On 27/03/2019 at 18:23, Fozzie said:

A nice bit of teak.. any guesses what it's for?

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A proper mug sized coaster!

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4 minutes ago, tooth_dr said:

This came today:

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Nice!!

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4 hours ago, Alan White said:

And in that box was..........

drum roll please................  

For my dob, replacing a Rigel Quickfinder.
 

They are great devices. They are beggars for dew, but can be covered / heated well enough.

Paul

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57 minutes ago, Fozzie said:

Nice!!

Thanks! Clearish night too for first light. Orion and meteor

 

 

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Post person delivered a parcel yesterday and can only assume that they used the power of gravity to make it appear on my patio ?

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fortunately it wasn’t Astro related and surprisingly not damaged.   

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Hello all.  Been in receipt of this rather nice looking Feathertouch Focuser for my C9.25.   Fitting is imminent as is the wall of cloud. 

Regards.  John 

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