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Forum: Terrestrial Photography 11-02-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,948
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: 995
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: 1,007
Posted By PhilW
This is still available.

This is still available.
Forum: IceTrade Archives 22-01-2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 847
Posted By PhilW
This is pending sale.

This is pending sale.
Forum: IceTrade Archives 22-01-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,007
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: 847
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: 266
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: 532
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: 1,264
Posted By PhilW
PM sent.

PM sent.
Forum: ATM and DIY Projects 23-07-2011, 11:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,168
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: 1,168
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: 1,168
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: 1,168
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: 1,004
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: 1,004
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: 1,975
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: 442
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: 390
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: 733
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: 704
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...
Forum: ATM and DIY Projects 25-12-2010, 08:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 704
Posted By PhilW
Here is a cheap focuser: ...

Here is a cheap focuser:

http://www.surplusshed.com/pages/item/l3630.html

Making a finder is more or less as you describe. You can improve it with matte black paint inside, perhaps a baffle,...
Forum: IceTrade Archives 01-12-2010, 07:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,291
Posted By PhilW
PM sent re one Unitron.

PM sent re one Unitron.
Forum: IceTrade Archives 30-10-2010, 03:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 445
Posted By PhilW
TeleVue 2x barlow (1.25")

[SOLD]

For sale is a TeleVue 2x barlow with a 1.25" barrel. It includes caps & box. It is an excellent barlow, but I'm just not using it since I have lots of short FL eyepieces.

$70 shipped.
Forum: IceTrade Archives 30-10-2010, 02:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 222
Posted By PhilW
NPB nebula filter (1.25")

[SOLD]

For sale is a DGM Optics NPB nebula filter (1.25"). This is an excellent deep-sky filter. I now use the 2" one so this one needs a new home.

$40 shipped.
Forum: IceTrade Archives 30-10-2010, 02:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 330
Posted By PhilW
Astrosystems collimators

[SOLD]

For sale is an Astrosystems Light Pipe collimator, together with an Astrosystems autocollimator. Both are 1.25". No longer required since I now use a 2" laser collimator, but these tools do...
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