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North Lincs Astro meeting . 3rd December 2018

20 members / regulars were in attendance for the North Lincolnshire astronomy society meeting on Monday 3rd December 2018. Where we was treated to a stunning practical , video, audio presentation about the Gemini mission by John Dunthorne. In particular … Continue reading

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Hawke Frontier ED X binoculars. Key features

  Available from Northern Optics the Hawke Frontier ED X binoculars come in two popular sizes, 8×42 and 10×42, with green or grey options. The new lightweight  rubber coated magnesium alloy chassis only weighs 692g (8x version), making them ideal for … Continue reading

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Hawke Frontier ED 8×43 binoculars. Easy to handle comment from a customer

A customer came to the Northern Optics weekend outlet at the Waters` edge visitor centre, Lincs, looking for a replacement set of binoculars for his trusty older set. Having heard about how good the Hawke brand are, Northern Optics, being the … Continue reading

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North Lincolnshire astronomy society. Monthly meetings

The North Lincs astro society meet once a month at the Far Ings Nature reserve, Far Ings road, Barton Upon Humber DN18 5RG. These meetings take place on the 1st Monday of each month. Unless it falls on a Bank … Continue reading

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How to connect a t-ring to a Skywatcher Evoguide 50 ED guide scope

The new Skywatcher Evoguide 50ED guide-scope also makes for a great wide field OTA for prime focus photography. This video demonstration shows how easy it is to connect a t-ring.

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Hawke Frontier ED 8×43 binoculars. A modern classic

Since being replaced by the Hawke Sapphire and Frontier ED-X range, the Hawke Frontier ED 8×43 remain a quality set of binoculars compared to many of the latest model. Could they be classed as a modern day classic. Here are … Continue reading

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North Lincs astro meeting 5th November 2018

Paul Money was the guest speaker at the North Lincs astro society meeting on Monday 5th Nov 2018. Despite a few no doubt enjoying bonfire night with their families, a good turn out of 20 were treated to an excellent … Continue reading

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Hawke Nature Trek 8×42 binoculars. Customers choice for general use

A customer who visited the Northern Optics weekend outlet at the Waters` edge visitor centre at Barton Upon Humber, Lincolnshire was very happy with his purchase of the Hawke Nature-Trek 8×42 binoculars. After trying the smaller 8×32 and 10x32s, the … Continue reading

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Hawke Endurance ED 12×50 binoculars. Ideal for long distance viewing

Always good to see returning customers at the Northern Optics weekend outlet. Some time ago a keen bird watcher bought a set of Hawke Endurance (old model) 8×32 binoculars which gave a sharp wide view. But needed a second set to … Continue reading

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Hawke Endurance ED 8×32 binoculars. Customer purchase Oct 2018

A customer came to the Northern Optics outlet at Barton Upon Humber asking about High definition (HD) binoculars. I explained that some budget binoculars often call their optics HD, so can be misleading. I mentioned that ED glass is more … Continue reading

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