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What did the postman bring?

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I have used it in my SW ED 72 for a mag of 168 x

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Arrived last week. Skywatcher Esprit 100. Needless to say cloudy since i got it. I'm like a child waiting for first light.

Here she is primed and eager for photons.

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Posted (edited)

Just arrived today courtesy of @johninderby

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Just need this rain and clouds to do one now!! ? 

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Free lifetime supply of clouds included with every scope sold. 

 

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19 hours ago, Allinthehead said:

Arrived last week. Skywatcher Esprit 100. Needless to say cloudy since i got it. I'm like a child waiting for first light.

Here she is primed and eager for photons.

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Nice - that's a substantial looking mount too - which model is it ?
Do you find being on the flagstones/patio ok? 

 

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On 21/04/2019 at 12:52, johninderby said:

Eye they look like a bargain.  ?

Shouldn’t you mean eye eye John 

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Well, not strictly delivered by the postman but delivered by a nice chap called Lee.... a Vixen Sphinx SXW mount in unused as new condition.

Bought as my AZ4 proved to bit a bit to feeble to hold the long frac still at higher power, and also because I fancied something which will track nicely and allow me to concentrate properly on the view.  The Goto is a welcome bonus via the starbook controller (AKA the gameboy) which is really nice and intuitive to use.

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8 minutes ago, garryblueboy said:

Shouldn’t you mean eye eye John 

Aue Aye

 

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On 07/04/2019 at 21:16, JeremyS said:

Picked up this used Vixen LWV 42 mm 2-inch eyepiece at the BAA Winchester Weekend. For use with my C9.25

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That eyepiece should work pretty well with that scope. :)

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56 minutes ago, Fraunhoffer said:

Nice - that's a substantial looking mount too - which model is it ?
Do you find being on the flagstones/patio ok?

Thanks. It's an Az Eq6. I find the patio is fine with it, i just creep around just in case.  

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58 minutes ago, Piero said:

That eyepiece should work pretty well with that scope. :)

Lovely eyepiece Jeremy & Piero..I have an LVW 22mm and it is superb?.

Dave

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Desiccant cap from FLO and some knobs for quick removal of my AZ-EQ5 mount from the EQ6 pilar extension. 

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38 minutes ago, johninderby said:

knobs for quick removal of my AZ-EQ5 mount from the EQ6 pilar extension

Where did you get those from, John?

I removed my NEQ6 from its pillar last night and it's a pain fiddling around with an Allen key (especially when I dropped the box  of keys on the garage floor!)

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Can’t understand why they don’t use knobs in the first place. So easy and quick to pull the mount off. ?

From WDS Ltd. They do the ends in black and grey as well.

M6 x 25mm long thread.

http://www.wdsltd.co.uk/product/3464/knurled-knob-traffic-red-thermoplastic-with-stainless-steel-screw-wds-8440/

And some M6 x 10mm long spacers.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Black-Nylon-SPACERS-Plastic-Standoff-Washers-M3-M4-M5-M6-M8-M10/143122929582?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=442076878651&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

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And something else arrived by courier.  ?

Bresser 127 Mak. Will review it when the clouds and rain go away. Decided to go with this instead of the Skymax 127 as unlike the Skymax it’s a full 127mm aperture not 118mm. Has a smaller central obstruction and a bigger primary. Will have to see how much difference the increase in aperture makes.

Fortunately had the bits in the spares box to upgrade it right away. Orion SCT finder shoe screwed on and an Orion 6x30 finder fitted. Also replaced the stock visual back with a TS optics one with compression ring and Skywatcher dielectric diagonal.

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42 minutes ago, johninderby said:

Can’t understand why they don’t use knobs in the first place. So easy and quick to pull the mount off. ?

From WDS Ltd. They do the ends in black and grey as well.

M6 x 25mm long thread.

http://www.wdsltd.co.uk/product/3464/knurled-knob-traffic-red-thermoplastic-with-stainless-steel-screw-wds-8440/

And some M6 x 10mm long spacers.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Black-Nylon-SPACERS-Plastic-Standoff-Washers-M3-M4-M5-M6-M8-M10/143122929582?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=442076878651&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

Thanks for that John! Been thinking about how to make that easier for ages!

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30 minutes ago, johninderby said:

And something else arrived by courier.  ?

Bresser 127 Mak. Will review it when the clouds and rain go away. Decided to go with this instead of the Skymax 127 as unlike the Skymax it’s a full 127mm aperture not 118mm. Has a smaller central obstruction and a bigger primary. Will have to see how much difference the increase in aperture makes.

Fortunately had the bits in the spares box to upgrade it right away. Orion SCT finder shoe screwed on and an Orion 6x30 finder fitted. Also replaced the stock visual back with a TS optics one with compression ring and Skywatcher dielectric diagonal.

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Love my Bresser 102ARxs. Shame the red stripe is just a bit of sticky tape.

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The postman brought me a belt kit for my EQ6. That’s my evening sorted. 

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1 hour ago, johninderby said:

Can’t understand why they don’t use knobs in the first place. So easy and quick to pull the mount off. ?

From WDS Ltd. They do the ends in black and grey as well.

M6 x 25mm long thread.

http://www.wdsltd.co.uk/product/3464/knurled-knob-traffic-red-thermoplastic-with-stainless-steel-screw-wds-8440/

And some M6 x 10mm long spacers.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Black-Nylon-SPACERS-Plastic-Standoff-Washers-M3-M4-M5-M6-M8-M10/143122929582?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=442076878651&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

Thanks John - ordered ?

 

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My new red screen sheet arrived today! 

£1.5 delivered!

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3 hours ago, JeremyS said:

Thanks John - ordered ?

 

Ditto :)

 

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13 minutes ago, Stu said:

Ditto :)

 

I should be getting commission on these sales. ?

To stop the spacers slipping off just wrap a small amount of masking tape around the thread.

 

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Picked this up from B&Q for £30 for keeping my guidescope setup in.

Internal 420mm x 300 x 110.

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15 hours ago, Piero said:

My new red screen sheet arrived today! 

£1.5 delivered!

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My astro-apps include a 'built-in' red filter - £0.00 - free with purchase/download! ?

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4 hours ago, Philip R said:

My astro-apps include a 'built-in' red filter - £0.00 - free with purchase/download! ?

I do use the built-in red filter coming with stellarium and sky safari too. But I find that that is not sufficient for maintaining eye dark adaptation. In addition the screen still emits bright light all over (black pixel too). This additional cover is used in combination and cuts off all that unwanted light.

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