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« on: Dec 08, 2003, 06:03:00 »
Saturn's rings observed through my £10 scope. The scope was a 200mm f3.5 Tamron lens I bought from e-bay for £10. There were a couple of dings on the inner surfaces so not much good for photography. However a bit of wood, plastic tube, electrical tape and glue, and I have a wide field telescope. giving a 7deg field with a 18mm eyepice. Using a 20mm eyepice and a 5x barlow the rings of Saturn are easy. I'll bring it to the next observing session.

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« Reply #1 on: Dec 08, 2003, 06:12:00 »
ten quid when you don't include the 200 quid powermate :wink:

sounds fun, I look forward to seeing it

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« Reply #2 on: Dec 08, 2003, 06:29:00 »
:grin:
You wern't supposed to spot that :wink:

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« Reply #3 on: Dec 08, 2003, 06:35:00 »
Where's the image?
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« Reply #4 on: Dec 08, 2003, 18:06:00 »
Was it by any chance on a £400 mount :smile:

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« Reply #5 on: Dec 09, 2003, 15:49:00 »
I think you mean £1400 !!!
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« Reply #6 on: Dec 09, 2003, 18:09:00 »
So that's :-

£     10 lense
£    200 Eyepiece
£  1,400 Mount
£     80 Filters ?
£     60 battery pack
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£ 1,750

Ian, don't tell the wife about the £ 10 telescope :smile:

It's allways strange how hobbies add up.


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« Reply #7 on: Dec 10, 2003, 20:52:00 »
Paul,

Did you use and adaptor to get the lens onto the barlow and eyepiece?  

I have a few camera lenses of 300mm+ focal length and wondered how I would get an eyepiece on one?  Or was this a m42 threaded version?

Can you let me know.




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« Reply #8 on: Dec 11, 2003, 02:35:00 »
Hi Chris,
I think that you can buy adaptors for M42 thread lens.
However mine was bodged with a bit of wood like a polo which will be glued to the back of the lens, a short pice of plastic plumbing waste pipe, long enough to reach focus. Then to get the inner dimension of the waste pipe the right size I wrapped electrical tape round a 35mm film pot. Then lashings of epoxy glue and more electrical tape and there you have it.

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« Reply #9 on: Dec 11, 2003, 15:42:00 »
What is this.... Blue Peter ???!!!
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« Reply #10 on: Dec 12, 2003, 19:02:00 »
Sorry forgot... and a pair of Val's knickers
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« Reply #11 on: Dec 12, 2003, 19:29:00 »
So next week are you building a pond or training for a parachute jump?

Or should it be a festive coat hangger based christmas arrangement.