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where I can get both end caps and plugs for 2" diagonals

Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:05 pm
by skyhawk
Anyone know where I can get both end caps and plugs for 2" diagonals and eyepieces please, have given up looking on ebay and searching, thanks (UK ONLY)

Re: where I can get both end caps and plugs for 2" diagonals

Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:08 pm
by LeoLion
Try here https://www.365astronomy.com/Eyepiece-H ... Cap-2.html '365Astronomy' as a UK source.

Re: where I can get both end caps and plugs for 2" diagonals

Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:13 pm
by M54
Best plugs I have found are from Astroboot. Anodised aluminium were made by Astro Engineering. Generally referred to on Astroboot as "Posh Plugs".

Not always available, sometimes not easy to simply locate on the site, but they are good and also look good.

Cannot help on the end caps.

The 1.25" plugs tend to have a very convenient central hole that if you remove the AE sticker means you have a good collimation cap, unfortunately the 2" versions do not seem to have a hole.

Re: where I can get both end caps and plugs for 2" diagonals

Posted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:33 am
by skyhawk
thanks

Re: where I can get both end caps and plugs for 2" diagonals

Posted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:33 am
by skyhawk
astro engineering don't exist

Re: where I can get both end caps and plugs for 2" diagonals

Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:52 pm
by M54
Plugs are sold by Astroboot, they were made by Astro Engineering.
Just checked Feb 6 and I cannot see any 2" plugs, they have 1.25" plugs but they are of little use.

http://www.astroboot.co.uk/AstroBoot

1.25" plugs if the link works:
http://www.astroboot.co.uk/images/astro ... age021.JPG

Easy option is at the home page select at the search for 2" fittings, it is one of thje selectable options.

Astro Engineering ceased (I think) some years ago, Astyro Engineering seeemed to ba part of the 3 (?) companies that made up astromony and Nature at Ely. So no idea where Astroboot get the plugs from. If they are old stock they have or had a very large box of the things somewhere.

Re: where I can get both end caps and plugs for 2" diagonals

Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:12 pm
by David Frydman
Are plumbing pipes made in 2 inch fittings, with end plugs?

Regards,
David

Re: where I can get both end caps and plugs for 2" diagonals

Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:07 am
by skyhawk
blasted good reply, I'll check