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by Eclipse
Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:37 am
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Knight Owl 2" Eyepieces
Replies: 5
Views: 2823

Mine were sent direct from Owl Astro services in the US.
by Eclipse
Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:35 am
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: Adler Optik SWA Eyepieces
Replies: 2
Views: 1872

In some forums scope n skies have had a very bad press. I had problems on the one time that I ordered from them. I am sure others will have had no problems, but I sure won't be ordering from them again.
by Eclipse
Mon Feb 02, 2009 3:18 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Knight Owl 2" Eyepieces
Replies: 5
Views: 2823

I bought some Knight Owl eps and a Barlow and prism a while back. It was great value for money for what I thought was good quality gear.
by Eclipse
Sat Jan 31, 2009 4:58 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Build your own solar system
Replies: 464
Views: 159665

This is the second time in a fortnight that some newbie, with posts in single figures, and who has been a member for 3 whole days has come on here and slagged me off over this stupid thing. I am sorry, I think this orrery, or whatever it is called, has so many problems, and so much bad press, it is ...
by Eclipse
Sat Jan 31, 2009 11:51 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Build your own solar system
Replies: 464
Views: 159665

Problems with 3 planets out of 8?? Oh, OK, I am sure that is perfectly acceptable. Enjoy.
by Eclipse
Fri Jan 30, 2009 10:23 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Build your own solar system
Replies: 464
Views: 159665

Eaglemoss has also been informed about the problem regarding the longer planet support arms "drooping": the worst case (usually Saturn because of the weight) is in danger of catching on the top tooth gear of the gear arm immediately below as the unit rotates. I don't know if they've any plans to re...
by Eclipse
Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:12 am
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: New Meade ETX-LS
Replies: 5
Views: 2229

Frustratingly I note $1299 in USA £1298 here Didnt think the Pound was that bad, some ipping off here me thinks Such has always been the case - retailers have always ripped us off for US sourced stuff. And it is difficult to get round it - freight charges are horrendous IF you can even get a US ret...
by Eclipse
Sun Jan 25, 2009 10:36 am
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Sun filters
Replies: 18
Views: 4939

My suggestion for anyone starting Solar observing would be to get some of this filter material and make your own >>filter<<. I made mine from a plastic yogurt tub that fit snugly on the dew-shield of my scope. Total cost? About £17.00 (plus the yogurt which I ate :D ). Absolutely, I made mine using...
by Eclipse
Sun Jan 25, 2009 10:33 am
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Sun filters
Replies: 18
Views: 4939

Thanks Merlin66, that would explain it !!!
by Eclipse
Sat Jan 24, 2009 10:21 am
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Sun filters
Replies: 18
Views: 4939

Re: PST and double stacking

Merlin66 wrote: The PST etalon can be adjusted by rotating the knurled section just infront of the "black" body. This is the same on all models.
I certainly have that on mine, but looking at photos of the latest PST in advertisements, it appears to not be there.
by Eclipse
Fri Jan 23, 2009 8:01 am
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Packaging a telescope
Replies: 7
Views: 2335

! I CANNOT believe how bad all the telescope suppliers in the UK are at answering questions in order to purchase a scope. Absolutely, and this is when they are supposed to be persuading you to part with your money!! So Lord knows what the after sales service will be like, when they actually have yo...
by Eclipse
Thu Jan 22, 2009 9:15 am
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Packaging a telescope
Replies: 7
Views: 2335

Both my 4SE and my Stellarvue were transported from the UK to here in Spain, both arrived in perfect condition. The standard packing incorporates lots of foam, which is there for its shock-resistant properties. I believe that damage tends to occur when goods are ´handled´ - ie, when a gorilla throws...
by Eclipse
Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:12 am
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Green Laser Finders
Replies: 7
Views: 2522

Barry B - presumably it does project a dot on a wall. A friend of mine bought a 5 mW, solely because it was cheaper, against my advice that a 50mW does the job a lot better. It proved to be false economy, the beam is barely visble, fading into insignificance next to my light sabre.
by Eclipse
Sat Jan 17, 2009 9:31 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Methane on Mars+Life?
Replies: 9
Views: 2190

So where did all the methane on Titan come from??
by Eclipse
Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:08 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: First scope for a 7yr old.
Replies: 3
Views: 1462

Want my Skylux, at present in the classifieds??