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Forum: General Chat 17-04-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 647
Posted By Fox
I saw the first episode, rather disappointing I...

I saw the first episode, rather disappointing I thought. The worse was that in presenting some of the current lab-based experiments, there was very poor (to nil) scientific explanation into the...
Forum: DIY Observatories 09-03-2015, 12:08 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,025
Posted By Fox
Hi Dennis I have several polytanks for my...

Hi Dennis
I have several polytanks for my garden, a 1000L and 4000L. Anyway, during my research into tanks, I also considered steel tanks as well: tankworks.com.au. They make to order, according to...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 21-02-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 800
Posted By Fox
Paul, notwithstanding the AZEQ5 isn't even out...

Paul, notwithstanding the AZEQ5 isn't even out yet, I wonder if a Celestron 9.25 SCT might be pushing the limits in that mount. As some said, the AZEQ6 is that much more beefy, and I think the AZEQ6...
Forum: Solar System 26-09-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 475
Posted By Fox
Awesome! Fox

Awesome! Fox
Forum: Solar System 26-09-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 673
Posted By Fox
OMG spectacular!!! Fox

OMG spectacular!!! Fox
Forum: Equipment Discussions 20-09-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,219
Posted By Fox
Thank you Cathy. I suspected SW we're going to do...

Thank you Cathy. I suspected SW we're going to do something like this, a lighter version of the azeq6, so I'm glad I've held off upgrading my mount thus far... Looks very interesting! Fox!
Forum: Eyepieces, Barlows and Filters 09-09-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,158
Posted By Fox
That's one nice scope you have! Being a pretty...

That's one nice scope you have! Being a pretty fast Newt, I think any wide field EP you may consider will need to be quite high quality to get good performance. If you like the 30mm Superview that...
Forum: Eyepieces, Barlows and Filters 08-09-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,158
Posted By Fox
Herschel, to put us in the picture, may I ask...

Herschel, to put us in the picture, may I ask what equipment you have i.e., scope and focal length, and what EPs you might already own?
Broadly speaking, I think leaning towards making your lowest...
Forum: Eyepieces, Barlows and Filters 06-09-2014, 12:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 851
Posted By Fox
Hi Graeme Just a bit more research... I...

Hi Graeme

Just a bit more research...

I note that VTI Optics has the Pentax SMC XF 8.5mm and 12mm Lanthanum eyepieces for around $200 each. They are 18mm eye relief, 60 deg FOV and 150gm weight...
Forum: Eyepieces, Barlows and Filters 05-09-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 851
Posted By Fox
Hi Graeme, Getting back to your original...

Hi Graeme,

Getting back to your original post, the Vixen LVW’s are an excellent eyepiece, although there may be others to chose from.

Whilst the Baader Hyperion and Orion Stratus are cheaper...
Forum: Eyepieces, Barlows and Filters 04-09-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 851
Posted By Fox
Thanks Alex.

Thanks Alex.
Forum: Eyepieces, Barlows and Filters 03-09-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 851
Posted By Fox
Graeme, the LVW's are an excellent line of...

Graeme, the LVW's are an excellent line of eyepieces, even when considering their vintage. I have the 13mm which performs well in my f/5 TV refractors. Although the 13mm LVW is outclassed compared to...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 02-09-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,792
Posted By Fox
You've made an excellent decision regarding the...

You've made an excellent decision regarding the voucher, Bintel will look after you. Advice for what it's worth, take as loooong as you like before making your choice. They have the full range from...
Forum: Observational and Visual Astronomy 04-05-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,040
Posted By Fox
Hi Dennis, I think your 80mm should be able to...

Hi Dennis, I think your 80mm should be able to resolve it. It sounds as though you need darker skies, and pump up the power. Your 6 inch is a no brainer, it should readily resolve, again best with...
Forum: General Chat 26-02-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 689
Posted By Fox
Matt, a most enjoyable read and journey as your...

Matt, a most enjoyable read and journey as your skills progress. The images are great! Thanks, Fox.
Forum: Eyepieces, Barlows and Filters 25-01-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,334
Posted By Fox
Agreed, the Stratus are inferior copies of the...

Agreed, the Stratus are inferior copies of the LVW's, and IMHO for marginally more cost the ES line are much better than Hyperion/Stratus in terms of performance, construction and value. Fox
Forum: Eyepieces, Barlows and Filters 24-01-2014, 01:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,334
Posted By Fox
Niko, there's little contest here, go for the...

Niko, there's little contest here, go for the Pentax. I have right now a Pentax XW 7mm and Orion Stratus 8mm - which would not be too far from the Pentax XL 7mm and Hyperion 8mm for comparison....
Forum: General Chat 05-11-2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 632
Posted By Fox
Go on, just GO FOR IT… I mean, what have you...

Go on, just GO FOR IT…
I mean, what have you got to lose…???
:screwy:
Fox
Forum: Eyepieces, Barlows and Filters 27-07-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,322
Posted By Fox
Alex, I guess it boils down to field stop. The...

Alex, I guess it boils down to field stop. The largest possible field stop for a 2 inch EP is 46mm. IMHO my first choice would be Televue, because Al Nagler obviously has his f/5 scopes in mind. My...
Forum: General Chat 08-07-2013, 11:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 479
Posted By Fox
Lookin' great Stefan! Can't wait for some...

Lookin' great Stefan! Can't wait for some fuselage and shuttle bay construction... Cheers, Fox
Forum: General Chat 07-07-2013, 10:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 947
Posted By Fox
Agreed, the LX80 lead time was rather ridiculous....

Agreed, the LX80 lead time was rather ridiculous. I was intrigued by the LX80 when it was announced, but I meant it was the 'wrong' product in that Meade seems to have aimed far too low in terms of...
Forum: General Chat 07-07-2013, 10:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 398
Posted By Fox
As Rod says, go into Bintel and discuss your...

As Rod says, go into Bintel and discuss your expectations and needs. IMHO I would strongly advise thinking about a Dob with tracking and Goto function. With such a sizeable mirror, which will entice...
Forum: General Chat 07-07-2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 947
Posted By Fox
Nicely put Peter, Personally, whilst I think the...

Nicely put Peter, Personally, whilst I think the LX850 shows some very nice innovation, I think Meade spent too much on the Meade Max and LX850 mounts - and conversely too little on an LXD75...
Forum: General Chat 07-07-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 947
Posted By Fox
Well, it will be very interesting to see the...

Well, it will be very interesting to see the outcome. I hope they sell, and survive in some form. As much as I always slag on my LXD75 mount, it's been pivotal in rekindling my interest in...
Forum: General Chat 02-07-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,810
Posted By Fox
... although I should remind myself that I am...

... although I should remind myself that I am just as guilty as doing similarly 'stupid' things from time to time, and above all, I should count my lucky stars if nobody gets hurt or injured as a...
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