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Computar 2.6mm F1.0 CCTV lens
This high quality ultra fast ultra wide angle CCTV lens is great for use with a highly sensitive CCTV camera for video recording meteors. These ultra fast lenses were discontinued by Computar several years ago and are now very rare. They originally sold for over $300 each.
Excellent condition. Lenses free from scratches and internal dust. DC auto iris tested and working.
£85 + £8 postage to UK mainland
2 x Computar HG0808 FCS-HSP ultra fast CCTV lenses
Very rare, high quality DC Auto iris CCTV lens designed for ultra-low light conditions. Ideally for use with CCTV cameras with a 1/2" chip, such as the Watec 902H2 series CCTV cameras.
Ideal for ultra low light conditions such as night time video capture of meteors. Both lenses in very good condition, with recently tested auto iris control, no scratches on glass and no fungus. One lens comes with original optional IR correction filter, but no front lens cap - £100
The other lens has no IR correction filter - £90
Postage £6.00 (insured and tracked)
By Mark Daniels
i have a few bits and pieces of space stuff i have collected over the years. I have never owned a meteor though and i thought it might be nice to start a little collection
has anybody on here got a collection and if so could you give some advice please
looking on ebay there are lots but i really dont want to buy a piece of african quarry or something from someones back yard!
i realise there are many types and various areas of the world that produce but how can a novice tell that they are genuine and are there reliable/ reputable dealers or sources available?
a quick report of a bolide visible over Scotland last night (14th July 2019) at 23:02 local time. I was parked up in a garage forecourt to collect my son from back shift. The car was parked facing almost due north and I was looking towards the northern horizon for noctilucent clouds as the sky was so clear. The lat long location was at 55.7116, -3.8319.
The bolide appeared visible through the windscreen of the car. It was travelling a few degrees west of north and was large and relatively slow travelling for a meteor. It had an observable shape, being round and intensely bright, several magnitudes brighter than the nearly full moon behind me. It was yellow-orange with some hint of green at the margins. Towards the southern (lower) portion of the object there appeared to be a partial halo or arc that appeared to shimmer (much like a bright planet low to the horizon through a 'scope). At the tips of this arc there were streams of plasma following the object.
The sighting lasted perhaps a second at most before it dissipated in an intense flash. There was no fragmentation that I could see. I first observed it at around 25 degrees above the horizon and lost it at about 10 degrees. The angle of viewing meant it appeared to be heading almost straight "down" towards the horizon.
There was no sonic boom that I could hear, even though I had the window of the car wound down. There was passing traffic however, perhaps masking any low rumble.
This was very different to the "normal" meteors that one sees, even during the summer months when there are several showers and something that was quite unusual.
I've submitted a report to the UK MON this morning and it will be interesting to see if any other lucky amateur astronomers saw the object.