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by LeoLion
Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:35 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted.
Replies: 5
Views: 1649

Hi Sheffield Col , I see from your sig (posted elewhere ) that you have an EQ 3/2 mount . It is possible that you mean Control Cables for the RA and Dec Axis which are flexible mechanical links to turn the worms driving each axis . That is per Page 6 of http://www.opticstar.com/download/Astro/Doc/mo...
by LeoLion
Tue Aug 18, 2009 7:54 am
Forum: Forthcoming meetings and events
Topic: Burnley? Blackburn? Meetings?
Replies: 4
Views: 4652

Hi thomasfn , Head off up through Bacup and down towards Todmorden and you have the Astronomy Centre at http://www.astronomycentre.org.uk/ ( and they have a star party coming up on Saturday 29 th August) .Most Saturday nights there is something happening there . We have an astronomical society at He...
by LeoLion
Fri May 22, 2009 12:06 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Projector of night sky: could anyone recommend one?
Replies: 8
Views: 2997

Hi Rosanella , Try both Google and Ebay in your search for Planetarium projectors .Many an orrery is in there listed as planetaria . I have the National Geographic device(via my local Argos for under £20 ) . I have just checked Ebay out and turned up the following:- There is what looks to be Sega un...
by LeoLion
Mon Apr 27, 2009 3:01 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Angle Viewfinder for 350D
Replies: 4
Views: 1078

Adding an additional search term in Google ( ebay ) will pick up a Right Angle Finder for your camera at a Buy it Now price that will be half that of the straight search. My own unit for a Canon 300D ( with up to x 2.5 magnification) cost me US $ 58 from a Hong Kong supplier back in July 2007. This ...
by LeoLion
Mon Feb 02, 2009 3:10 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Night flight looking for...what?
Replies: 7
Views: 2496

Looks like an Omega Aurora (Northern Lights ) flight . Visit the website below and you will find your probable flight is listed on that date from that venue. Other links to these flights can be found on Paul Money's website and also that of Pete Lawrence. Hope this helps :D http://www.astrospace.co....
by LeoLion
Sat Oct 11, 2008 11:06 am
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Kodak Ektachrome Elite 400
Replies: 3
Views: 1388

Elitechrome 400 etc

Hi :D , Try Mailshots http://www.mailshotsuk.co.uk/acatalog/k ... hrome.html. There are still some choices around .
Another place to try is Mathers of Bolton. A current copy of 'Amateur Photography' magazine or a web search should find them. Hope this helps,
Len E
by LeoLion
Wed Dec 13, 2006 4:21 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Darkstar Dobsonian
Replies: 3
Views: 1675

I have a 10" f6.4 Dark Star Dob which I am well happy with . A little heavy but manageable. I intend to keep it ! I have a Variable star mate who has the 8" version and he is happy too. Mine has a Jon Owen mirror (made in Halifax ) and was brought back to Halifax from where the dob was manufactured ...