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#26 photiost

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Posted 15 June 2020 - 10:46 AM

Great find !!

 

Congrats


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Posted 16 June 2020 - 07:16 AM

I did locate and purchase an original finder, so when it arrives I will replace the one seen.



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Posted 20 June 2020 - 09:00 AM

I've made a metal dew shield to replace the flexible plastic one that came with this scope.  I just don't like the way it attaches with the Velcro.

 

This one will be lighter and slide right on.  I'm going to line it with thin cork sprayed flat black.

 

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Posted 24 June 2020 - 07:58 PM

Set it all up for a look at the crescent Moon this evening, with the new dew shield.

 

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Set up 2.jpg

 

I think it looks pretty good.

 

 


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