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by adrian lord
Thu May 02, 2013 6:02 am
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Zeiss 10 x 40 T*P* Roof Prism
Replies: 8
Views: 3999

Re: Zeiss 10 x 40 T*P* Roof Prism

Dear David, The big bins sound wonderful, and who wouldn't like a pair on a pier? However, I am looking for general purpose portables for astro and also birds and wildlife. I think the Zeiss have magnesium alloy chassis in order to keep weight manageable. The laser rangefinder models sound like fun,...
by adrian lord
Wed May 01, 2013 7:16 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Zeiss 10 x 40 T*P* Roof Prism
Replies: 8
Views: 3999

Re: Zeiss 10 x 40 T*P* Roof Prism

Dear David

Thank you - a really helpful, comprehensive reply. Yes I think the new HTs are only in 42 for the moment but older Victory T* are upto 10x56.
by adrian lord
Wed May 01, 2013 6:24 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Zeiss 10 x 40 T*P* Roof Prism
Replies: 8
Views: 3999

Re: Zeiss 10 x 40 T*P* Roof Prism

David,

What is your verdict on contemporary Zeiss Victory T binoculars? For general use as well as astro.
by adrian lord
Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:10 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Comet Pannstars
Replies: 76
Views: 13869

Re: Comet Pannstars

Just come inside after observing the comet through my Zeiss 8x56 bins. Can't see it naked eye here. Clear tail 2 o clock in bins.
by adrian lord
Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:57 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Jupiter Satellite Events, Mar 2013
Replies: 1
Views: 911

Re: Jupiter Satellite Events, Mar 2013

Thanks for posting - lets pray this relentless cloud lifts...
by adrian lord
Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:31 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Eskimo
Replies: 7
Views: 1960

Re: Eskimo

Yes that was my tactic Nigel, finding Wasat then down and east. There's always another night....
by adrian lord
Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:29 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Trapezium E,F stars?
Replies: 3
Views: 953

Re: Trapezium E,F stars?

cheers - looks like I need to wheel out the 6" to have a chance!
by adrian lord
Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:09 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Trapezium E,F stars?
Replies: 3
Views: 953

Trapezium E,F stars?

How tricky are these visually? What would you say is the minimum aperture required?

I thought I saw the occasional fleeting hints of them tonight in the 4", but nothing really clear-cut.

Adrian
by adrian lord
Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:05 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Eskimo
Replies: 7
Views: 1960

Re: Eskimo

I tried in vain to find this one tonight with the 4". My star hopping has deteriorated with the long cloudy lay-off, or maybe it isn't so obvious at that aperture? I did see it back in Jan 07 with 6", and the central star, though. On another note, I did see M1 supernova remnant easily this...
by adrian lord
Sat Nov 10, 2012 10:41 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Very steady seeing 10/11/12; Jupiter.
Replies: 1
Views: 973

Very steady seeing 10/11/12; Jupiter.

Having some really great views of Jupiter tonight from central Norfolk.
by adrian lord
Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:20 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: William Optics FLT 123 APO triplet
Replies: 23
Views: 9358

Congratulations on the scope - you will enjoy it no end, just need the weather to improve now!
by adrian lord
Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:42 am
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: William Optics FLT 123 APO triplet
Replies: 23
Views: 9358

With scopes, for some, as with exotic or classic cars, the pleasure is not merely in the driving/observing, but revelling in the technology, the craftsmanship, the beauty of a curve or functional aesthetic of a design detail, the build quality...the whole immersive experience. It transcends mere cas...
by adrian lord
Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: William Optics FLT 123 APO triplet
Replies: 23
Views: 9358

That is true, but is the WO FL123 research grade exotica?
by adrian lord
Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:43 am
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: William Optics FLT 123 APO triplet
Replies: 23
Views: 9358

The APM/TMB scopes use LZOS LOMO OK- 4 glass I think. Does the WO FLT 123 use the same glass I wonder?

I can vouch for the excellence of the views through LZOS glass.