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    Default Extended TV



    Right, I'm all extended now.



    I just need a lack of clouds!
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    Nice tablecloth
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    Quote Originally Posted by Altocumulus View Post
    Nice tablecloth
    Thanks, it's actually the top of an antique ottoman heirloom. It isn't worth anything, but apparently my great, great, great, great grandmother bought it new or swapped a pig for it or something.
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    Default Re: Extended TV

    Those eyeguard extenders are a very nice addition. I had one on my modern 32. Now I use the old smoothie version and have had to 'master' the hovering technique.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shorty Barlow View Post
    Right, I'm all extended now.

    I just need a lack of clouds!
    Have you seen the forecast????

    ClearOutside has a nice block of red across the board for the next 7 days...

    .... I'm sure a couple of TV extenders aren't responsible though for incoming storm Freya.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpyderwerX View Post
    Those eyeguard extenders are a very nice addition. I had one on my modern 32. Now I use the old smoothie version and have had to 'master' the hovering technique.
    The 40mm has the new one, I'd swapped the old extender onto the 32mm. I've been doing some daylight tests with the ED80 and 1.25" diagonals. I've decided these will be easier to rotate than 2" diagonals. I tested a few eyepieces. The 40mm won't achieve focus without an extension tube, although the 32mm is fine and feels pretty good with an extender. Plus, I'm going to have to stack two extenders on the 40mm for it to be really comfortable.



    The 30 and 40mm Vixen NPL's focus fine in the ED80 and are probably the most ergonomically comfortable Plossls of this focal length I've used.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Davesellars View Post
    Have you seen the forecast????

    ClearOutside has a nice block of red across the board for the next 7 days...

    .... I'm sure a couple of TV extenders aren't responsible though for incoming storm Freya.

    There's a STORM coming?

    I had no idea until you told me Dave! I've just checked and you're right. To be fair, only one of the extenders is new, so it can't all be my fault. lol
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    That's alright, then - only half your fault.

    Brilliant blue sky this morning, but too windy for a sensible look at the Sun!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Altocumulus View Post
    That's alright, then - only half your fault.

    Brilliant blue sky this morning, but too windy for a sensible look at the Sun!
    I may have to order a second extender to stack with the first on the 40mm. So brace for a tornado lol. It went clear last night just after midnight. I think we've been a bit spoilt by the mild February weather.
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    Shorty,

    I use one of those on a 35 Panoptic to reduce the eye relief from a hovering 24 to a more comfortable 16.

    David
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