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OK so after being burned with Aliexpress I have decided that no matter how tempting the prices etc are, not for me! 

The grounding of the 'Ever Given' means that 13% of the daily global trade (R4 stat, blame them if wrong...) will inevitably lead to further delays in shipments of lovely optical gear from China and Taiwan to the UK. Yay. 

So... Not buying a nice new ED scope this year. Decided that a short achromat, the 90/500 SV48 from Svbony would be a decent short term solution to the need for something more portable than my Evostar 90/900 (which I really like but is too big to comfortably walk with for the 15/20 minutes to the nearest relatively dark spot where I live). 

The scope has garnered decent comments on CN so crossed 🤞 that this time the postman will knock twice and hand me a new toy some time next week... 

I will post comments 1) if it arrives (with my luck...) & 2) if clear skies grace Hailsham ever again. 

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I had the StarSky 90 f5.5 version of this scope and it was a very nice little scope with surprisingly good optics. Also sold under the RVO brand name among others.

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1 hour ago, Marc1964 said:

 

I will post comments 1) if it arrives (with my luck...) & 2) if clear skies grace Hailsham ever again. 

Are you not aware that whenever you buy new gear it stays cloudy for at least 2/3 weeks 😒 😀

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1 minute ago, banjaxed said:

Are you not aware that whenever you buy new gear it stays cloudy for at least 2/3 weeks 😒😀

I am- I did qualify my statements with 'ever again'! 

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30 minutes ago, Mr Spock said:

You'll need more luck with the cloud than the scope!

Hmmm... I hope that the curse of the commentators doesn't strike now.... 😁 

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53 minutes ago, johninderby said:

I had the StarSky 90 f5.5 version of this scope and it was a very nice little scope with surprisingly good optics. Also sold under the RVO brand name among others.

@johninderby Hi, what finder would you recommend for this scope given that you have had the privilege of owning one 😁

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I’d go for the SW 6x30 RACI finder for an optical finder and if you wanted a Rigel Quickfinder reflex sight for a wide angle zero magnification finder. Use the Rigel to get you in the area and the RACI to zero in. 

Some like having both types of finder so it’s an option.

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I got one ,like it a lot, lives on a 15 dollar tripod from boot sale,great grab n go (no worry ) scope.it’s the first one out. f5 no finder needed

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Look what the postman brought me... 

Ordered Thursday late afternoon arrived 1000 this morning. Excellent service. 

Now to figure out how to mount it... 

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