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38 minutes ago, JeremyS said:

Impressive 👍🏻

I hope you will be trying as bino viewing, not just for imaging?

Unfortunately not, I havent actually looked through any of my imaging scopes.  I'm using a colour camera on one and mono on the other.

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For the binoviewer enthusiasts.....

Optic is 105/650  F6.2   No. 509

Strehl is .979  if i remember correctly.

APM supplied it with tube rings that felt like they were made of lead,

so i had Orion Optics custom make me some lightweight lower profile ones.

It has a Losmandy rail, but i've not managed to source a suitable handle for her yet.

I was half thinking of selling it as its not seen a whole lot of use this year, and i generally prefer my larger refractor 

if i'm having a visual session on Lunar / planets etc. I must post some more pics and did out the interferometry report.

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6 hours ago, Space Hopper said:

It has a Losmandy rail, but i've not managed to source a suitable handle for her yet.

You might be able to use the KUO handle, ask APM if they have any spare.

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16 hours ago, Deadlake said:

You might be able to use the KUO handle, ask APM if they have any spare.

Thanks for the tip ; i'll get in touch with Marcus.

Its always a difficult thing to get right : so many different sized mounting rails and tube rings and thread sizes that getting one to fit is near on impossible.

I've no idea where my original tube rings for my 105 came from : possibly the scrap pile.

They were so big and heavy, and bizarrely they only had 'Whitworth threads'. No metric sized holes at all. Where did they come from ? Certainly not Germany.

Although having a new pair custom made was expensive, i bet they've removed nearly a kilo of weight off the scope setup.

I really like the 'More Blue' rings that FLO sell, but unfortunately non of their range would fit my tube.

 

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2 hours ago, Space Hopper said:

Thanks for the tip ; i'll get in touch with Marcus.

Its always a difficult thing to get right : so many different sized mounting rails and tube rings and thread sizes that getting one to fit is near on impossible.

I've no idea where my original tube rings for my 105 came from : possibly the scrap pile.

They were so big and heavy, and bizarrely they only had 'Whitworth threads'. No metric sized holes at all. Where did they come from ? Certainly not Germany.

Although having a new pair custom made was expensive, i bet they've removed nearly a kilo of weight off the scope setup.

I really like the 'More Blue' rings that FLO sell, but unfortunately non of their range would fit my tube.

 

The 130 I have are star light, Rupert wanted them to match the anodising of the FT focuser. However the weight is more, I’m sure I could get lighter, but finding them is hard… 

 

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