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What did the postman bring?

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A new IDAS D1 LPS that'll hopefully cure the grubby background in my images. 

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On 28/03/2019 at 13:11, AdeKing said:

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.

Yup, it was looking through your DS - but don't apologise ?. Definite contrast increase.

Quick and nasties with a LifeCam (unprocessed):

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Some bits to make solar filters.
Just love 3d printing.
… oh and some cable clips

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Far better than the postman, this Manfrotto 190 carbon fibre tripod was hand delivered this morning by @Daniel-K

Thanks Danny!

Seen here with TS alt-az head and with Tak FC76 DCU.

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6 hours ago, JeremyS said:

Far better than the postman, this Manfrotto 190 carbon fibre tripod was hand delivered this morning by @Daniel-K

Thanks Danny!

Seen here with TS alt-az head and with Tak FC76 DCU.

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enjoy, it was nice meeting you today short but sweet. 

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On 29/03/2019 at 13:51, BinocularSky said:

Yup, it was looking through your DS - but don't apologise ?. Definite contrast increase

Glad that you're pleased with it Steve. Looking forward to participating in international SUNday again. 

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Some of you may be aware that i have been offloading some of my Astro kit these last few weeks. This was what the money went towards.

Courtesy of FLO via ES Reid:

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Pleased as punch and it lives up to all my expectations in quality. Just figuring out my imaging train but will be hoping for some clear skies next week!

Cheers,

Andy

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One step closer to going remote...this will allow me to use my desktop in the house rather than having the laptop outside.

USB over Cat5e up to 50m, works a treat under initial testing...very happy :)

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A lovely Nagler 26mm T5, serviced by Tele Vue and now good as new. 

While I do not have any cans of baked beans at home (please my fellow astronomers, do not castigate me to the bottomless pits of hell for this transgression), in the spirit of having something to show image scale, here is the Nagler 26mm next to its bigger brother and some pickled cucumbers in vinegar !!!

 

 

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20 minutes ago, nicoscy said:

pickled cucumbers in vinegar

We call them 'gherkins' in these here parts ?

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Nice pieces of glass; (...and pickled cucumbers/gherkins too). ? 

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A couple of bases from Opticstar for the RDF, I purchased from @Knighty2112 a few weeks ago...

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I just have to decide what base for which 'scope/OTA!

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Lovely little package was awaiting me today after work. 

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Got better when I opened it up.

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A nice shiny Herschel wedge. Thought I'd have a crack at solar viewing for a change. 

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14 hours ago, RiponJas said:

Lovely little package was awaiting me today after work. 

Got better when I opened it up.

A nice shiny Herschel wedge. Thought I'd have a crack at solar viewing for a change. 

Sigh, I have the APM branded one. Only managed to use it once as the sun is very uncooperative during the current solar minimum :(

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Postie brought one of these. It's a 6ft long portable wheelchair ramp so that I can reach the EP of my mini DOB.

LOL

I'm joking. I bought it so I can go to friends houses for dinner and drinks instead of them coming to mine all the time. 

It's a very high quality/ construction. Highly recommend it to anyone. 129.99 from Amazon.

 

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On 03/04/2019 at 18:21, RiponJas said:

Lovely little package was awaiting me today after work. 

Got better when I opened it up.

A nice shiny Herschel wedge. Thought I'd have a crack at solar viewing for a change. 

What are your impressions of this? I am in a tizzle over this and the Baader one. Its almost £100 more but i do know Baader stuff is top notch.

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6 hours ago, Zayvin said:

What are your impressions of this? I am in a tizzle over this and the Baader one. Its almost £100 more but i do know Baader stuff is top notch.

Not had the chance to try it yet but it feels and looks a well made item. Hopefully will get some sun soon and see how it fares. 

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On 23 March 2019 at 08:04, RiponJas said:

Little present from my wife for apparantly being a good husband! ? 

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Looks lovely when the sun hits it. 

I wonder how good that'll look with a small LED light shining up from under the centre ?

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2 hours ago, reezeh said:

I wonder how good that'll look with a small LED light shining up from under the centre ?

Need a little battery and I'll let you know!! Dug out a small illuminated base for it yesterday. 

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On 3 April 2019 at 18:21, RiponJas said:

Lovely little package was awaiting me today after work. 

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Got better when I opened it up.

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A nice shiny Herschel wedge. Thought I'd have a crack at solar viewing for a change. 

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I got exact same one of those a few months ago. Work, low sun and weather here has conspired against me playing with it yet, not to mention that there's not much going on in white light on the sun right now ?

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