Jump to content

Stargazers Lounge Uses Cookies

Like most websites, SGL uses cookies in order to deliver a secure, personalised service, to provide social media functions and to analyse our traffic. Continued use of SGL indicates your acceptance of our cookie policy.

sgl_imaging_challenge_banner_solar_25_winners.thumb.jpg.fe4e711c64054f3c9486c752d0bcd6f2.jpg

FLO

International Astronomy Show 2019

Recommended Posts

I love the colour combo

My own personal concern I am not allowed anything above 5 - 6kg and I think the StellaMira would be over my medical allowance.

That means I have to spend on something else ūüėĀ

 

Edited by Skyline

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Robny said:

For those who make it out with their cards intact should write a tutorial on how to do so, because as yet I've not managed it.

I even tried taken my wife this time and that never worked either.....

No, I couldn't find anyone who would swap mine for a Mesu 200 either...

James

  • Haha 6

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Really enjoyable show.I was fortunate because I had moored my canal boat at Braunston Marina (home base) and then it was just a 15/20 minute drive to the show.

I need to thank @Helen - wonderful welsh cakes - Pam really enjoyed them as well.

Meet so many friends which I knew from the SGL star parties plus @Lockie who was doing a video.

So good to be able to walk around without being crushed. The displays were brilliant and the scopes and mounts at FLO were mouth watering.

 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
16 minutes ago, Mark at Beaufort said:

I need to thank @Helen - wonderful welsh cakes - Pam really enjoyed them as well.

@Lockie

It was good to catch up with you, and everyone else too, Mark ūüėĀ. It wouldn't be a proper SGL get together without Welsh Cakes ūüėČ

Helen

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Skyline said:

I love the colour combo

My own personal concern I am not allowed anything above 5 - 6kg and I think the StellaMira would be over my medical allowance.

That means I have to spend on something else ūüėĀ

 

You never now, there might be a slightly smaller version in the pipeline. 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Must say I'm more than a bit nostalgic too. It's a while since I've seen people I know well.
and I miss that a lot.
I will most certainly make every effort to attend the next SGL SP.  
Ron.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
36 minutes ago, barkis said:

Must say I'm more than a bit nostalgic too. It's a while since I've seen people I know well.
and I miss that a lot.
I will most certainly make every effort to attend the next SGL SP.  
Ron.

It would be really nice to see you again Ron and have a chat.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 hours ago, PhotoGav said:

I’m amazed at how much more they are up to than just shifting stock - good on them. Steve is being really quite visionary, not to mention brave, with his innovations. I wish them luck and success. I’ll be doing my bit to ensure that!

I was taught that a successful business:

1. Gives their customers what they want, and,

2. Never stands still.

Speaking to Steve on Saturday, he certainly gets this.

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 minutes ago, tomato said:

I was taught that a successful business:

1. Gives their customers what they want, and,

2. Never stands still.

Speaking to Steve on Saturday, he certainly gets this.

Yep! And with the quality of the guys In Flo's team, there will be no chance of steps too far. In  House communication will ensure feet will stay firmly on the ground.

Edited by barkis

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 hours ago, FLO said:

A photo of the StellaMira 104 ED2 Triplet refractor: 

stellamira_104_ed2_triplet_sgl.jpg.2dd6832e7cd90e5088bdd3cf27b1b1af.jpg

I was looking at that handle thinking it looked a bit uncomfortable until I realised it‚Äôs a picatinny/weaver rail for a rdf-¬†nice¬†touch ūüĎƬ†

I wondered why there weren't many¬†harmonic drive mounts about. I guess price and maybe torque ripple-¬†though with decent control that shouldn‚Äôt really be an issue?¬†And now the Chinese are making decent quality ones since the patent expired they seem ideal ūüĎć Surely you‚Äôd want to balance it though- they‚Äôre backdriveable and the motor‚Äôs¬†going to be taking the load?¬†

Edited by markse68

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 hours ago, tomato said:

I was taught that a successful business:

1. Gives their customers what they want, and,

2. Never stands still.

Speaking to Steve on Saturday, he certainly gets this.

Thank-you ūüôā¬†

Because I started FLO (back in 2006!) and am often the one posting at SGL I am usually credited for FLO's successes. This is nice but FLO is now a 'company' of ten people. My nine colleagues all have strengths that I don't so together we can handle projects that only a few years ago would have been too large. More often than not the credit belongs to my colleagues. Our stall at IAS is a good recent example. It was organised by Grant, with help from Ian, James and Rob. And while we were at IAS FLO's unsung heroes Martin, Lisa, Ann & Katie stayed behind to ensure FLO remained open for her customers (FLO's competitors at IAS were closed). 

There was a moment early Friday when I commented to someone visiting our stall about how I have never known a year like this one where so much has happened and so many projects are in progress. Then it really struck me how true this was! How far we had come as a company. I glanced across at my colleagues who were all busy chatting to visitors or demonstrating something or other. It was emotional. For a moment I couldn't speak. I excused myself saying my throat was dry. I am truly a fortunate person. 

Steve 

  • Like 19
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 hours ago, FLO said:

There was a moment early Friday when I commented to someone visiting our stall about how I have never known a year like this one where so much has happened and so many projects are in progress. Then it really struck me how true this was! How far we had come as a company. I glanced across at my colleagues who were all busy chatting to visitors or demonstrating something or other. It was emotional. For a moment I couldn't speak. I excused myself saying my throat was dry. I am truly a fortunate person. 

Steve 

Sometimes you just need to salute a man :icon_salut: Well deserved success for all involved, and more to come I'm sure! 

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
21 hours ago, Helen said:

:hello:  hello Ron :hello:

Hello to you too Helen, and nice to see you again,
although it was only a picture of you in this thread¬†ūüėÄ.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If anyone didn't make it, I've put together this tour video which includes demos and interviews with vendors :) It was fun, and I said the word amazing! a lot! lol

 

 

  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

√ó
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.