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Forum: Terrestrial Photography 21-03-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 852
Posted By PhilW
Gravity (or not)

Taken last month off Phillip Island, during a temporary absence of gravity.
Forum: IceTrade Archives 05-02-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 256
Posted By PhilW
Carton 4" F/13 achro objective

This is a vintage Japanese achromatic objective, fully multi-coated & in excellent condition. It gives great images.

$180 including postage.

Phil
Forum: IceTrade Archives 26-10-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 282
Posted By PhilW
10" F/4.8 mirror from Orion Optics (UK)

I have a 10" F/4.8 "Research Grade" mirror for sale. It was made by Orion in the UK (orionoptics.co.uk). The substrate is Schott Suprax and it is 25mm thick so it cools very quickly. The mirror is...
Forum: Terrestrial Photography 29-07-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 914
Posted By PhilW
Nord

I took this photo on the wreck of the Nord (1915) in Tasmania. These are cold southern waters but look at those tropical colours.
Forum: IceTrade Archives 28-07-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 599
Posted By PhilW
Tak FC-100 OTA

I have a classic Takahashi FC-100 OTA for sale. This is one of the original series of fluorite scopes & is a great visual instrument. You can find a review of it here:...
Forum: Terrestrial Photography 11-02-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,051
Posted By PhilW
Squid

A squadron of squid (= a squidron?) swimming in formation over the seagrass beds off Queenscliff. My friend Hui is on the right of the picture.

Phil
Forum: Terrestrial Photography 15-10-2012, 07:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,049
Posted By PhilW
Here is a photo taken off my mate's boat. It is...

Here is a photo taken off my mate's boat. It is the underside of a wave - together with a few dolphins that were hanging around.
Forum: IceTrade Archives 24-01-2012, 11:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,146
Posted By PhilW
This is still available.

This is still available.
Forum: IceTrade Archives 22-01-2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 959
Posted By PhilW
This is pending sale.

This is pending sale.
Forum: IceTrade Archives 22-01-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,146
Posted By PhilW
Classic Tak FC-76

I always thought I would never sell this perfect little telescope, but I have since acquired its bigger brother & so I cannot justify keeping them both. It is one of the early FC-series Tak fluorite...
Forum: IceTrade Archives 22-01-2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 959
Posted By PhilW
Zeiss ZAO 1 16mm - with issue

I bought this eyepiece two years ago but I am simply not using this focal length. It is a classic & hard to find.

Issue: it has an edge chip where the previous owner dropped it (which was fully...
Forum: IceTrade Archives 22-01-2012, 12:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 353
Posted By PhilW
Baader neodymium moon & skyglow filter 1.25"

I am not using this filter & someone out there will want it. It is effective in sky darkening & improving contrast.

$30 postpaid.

You can find a review here:...
Forum: IceTrade Archives 13-09-2011, 03:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 571
Posted By PhilW
Stellarvue F50 finder + illum reticle

[SOLD]

This is a super little optical finder which gives great images. It comes with a 20mm eyepiece and an illuminated reticle. It also has a correct-image diagonal.

Note that the barrel has...
Forum: IceTrade Archives 26-08-2011, 04:18 PM
Replies: 7
[SOLD] Tak FS100
Views: 1,317
Posted By PhilW
PM sent.

PM sent.
Forum: ATM and DIY Projects 23-07-2011, 11:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,226
Posted By PhilW
Yes it has a great star test. Andy: I was...

Yes it has a great star test.

Andy: I was very tempted by your octagons. But at the end of the day it was just easier for me to go circular.
Forum: ATM and DIY Projects 21-07-2011, 05:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,226
Posted By PhilW
I got it from Hearns Hobbies in Flinders St. It...

I got it from Hearns Hobbies in Flinders St. It wasn't cheap either ($40 for a smallish sheet).
Forum: ATM and DIY Projects 21-07-2011, 07:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,226
Posted By PhilW
It is a very high-grade birch ply that I found in...

It is a very high-grade birch ply that I found in a hobby shop. It is three-ply, but only 1mm thick. So it was fairly easy to roll & form into a tube. This is also why it needs the extra rigidity...
Forum: ATM and DIY Projects 20-07-2011, 10:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,226
Posted By PhilW
4" Carton refractor build

I recently finished a different project, in that it doesn't have a mirror. This is a refractor built around a surplus 4" F/13 Carton doublet. I rolled the tube from thin three-ply, which is then...
Forum: IceTrade Archives 15-07-2011, 08:06 PM
Replies: 5
[SOLD] Tak FS-102
Views: 1,060
Posted By PhilW
Sorry Peter!! I thought I had sold it, but as I...

Sorry Peter!! I thought I had sold it, but as I say the buyer has just vanished without even dropping me a message. Oh well, someone else will get to enjoy it.
Forum: IceTrade Archives 15-07-2011, 07:13 PM
Replies: 5
[SOLD] Tak FS-102
Views: 1,060
Posted By PhilW
Tak FS-102

Once again I find myself with too many scopes, so I am putting this classic Takahashi refractor up for sale. It is in excellent optical & mechanical condition and is a great visual performer (I have...
Forum: Terrestrial Photography 16-05-2011, 10:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,096
Posted By PhilW
Wreckage becoming seascape

I took this photo last week at Truk Lagoon in Micronesia. It is an engine & propellor from a Mitsubishi "Betty" bomber that was shot down during Operation Hailstone in 1944. You can see it is...
Forum: IceTrade Archives 30-03-2011, 08:50 AM
Replies: 1
[SOLD] Tak 4mm ortho
Views: 487
Posted By PhilW
Tak 4mm ortho

Classic Japanese ortho eyepiece, excellent for planetary use. Has 0.965" barrel & comes with 1.25" adapter.

$120 shipped.
Forum: IceTrade Archives 30-03-2011, 08:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 431
Posted By PhilW
Pentax XL 21mm

Classic eyepiece for Pentaxophiles. Comes with caps but no box. In very good condition.

$160 shipped.
Forum: IceTrade Archives 24-03-2011, 01:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 770
Posted By PhilW
Tak FS-102 OTA

Once again I find myself with too many scopes, so I am putting this classic Takahashi refractor up for sale. It is in excellent optical & mechanical condition and is a great visual performer (I have...
Forum: ATM and DIY Projects 04-01-2011, 08:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 736
Posted By PhilW
Bunnings has 1m lengths of PVC pipe in 80mm and...

Bunnings has 1m lengths of PVC pipe in 80mm and 90mm diams. That would make a nice tube, albeit heavier than the postal tube idea. I like things to be light to make balancing easier.

You could...
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