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Forum: Equipment Discussions Today, 12:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 219
Posted By Steffen
I also hate that it can't store any numbers...

I also hate that it can't store any numbers...
Forum: Star Parties, Club and Community Events Yesterday, 08:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 74
Posted By Steffen
Yes, I'll be at IISAC too. Cheers Steffen.

Yes, I'll be at IISAC too.

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: Equipment Discussions Yesterday, 08:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 219
Posted By Steffen
Actually, any straight-through cat5 Ethernet...

Actually, any straight-through cat5 Ethernet cable will work between the HEQ5Pro mount and the hand controller. Most network patch leads are stiffer and more unwieldy than the original coiled cable,...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 19-04-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 558
Posted By Steffen
Seriously?? That's a seven metre long scope,...

Seriously?? That's a seven metre long scope, where would you keep it? Must be sarcasm... :question:

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: Equipment Discussions 18-04-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 920
Posted By Steffen
What this tells me is that Mike needs to start...

What this tells me is that Mike needs to start selling IceInSpace emblazoned stubby holders ;)

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 17-04-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 192
Posted By Steffen
Normally Andrews is a bit cheaper than Bintel...

Normally Andrews is a bit cheaper than Bintel (the 8" Dob was just $399 not long ago). In this case, with prices being the same and an upgraded eyepiece in the mix buying from Bintel is a no-brainer....
Forum: Equipment Discussions 16-04-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 120
Posted By Steffen
Insert the screwdriver and find the screw, but...

Insert the screwdriver and find the screw, but look through the eyepiece before you start turning. You need to see what you're doing, otherwise it's just guesswork.

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: Equipment Discussions 16-04-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 120
Posted By Steffen
Sorry Renato, I haven't seen the insides of the...

Sorry Renato, I haven't seen the insides of the silver spot Orions or Saxons, so I can't predict exactly how the screws would respond, but in general you would loosen the locking screws a few turns...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 16-04-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 120
Posted By Steffen
The Orion Argonaut 6" Mak is virtually identical...

The Orion Argonaut 6" Mak is virtually identical to the Intes MK-67 (except for the focuser), it has a secondary in its own cell that can be collimated. The Saxon has a silvered spot on the meniscus,...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 16-04-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 120
Posted By Steffen
After centring the star in the FOV defocus inward...

After centring the star in the FOV defocus inward and check on which side of the defocussed image the diffraction rings bunch up (the head of the "comet"). Then, find one collimation screw on the...
Forum: General Chat 16-04-2014, 12:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 255
Posted By Steffen
For the nuts on the worm axes of my mount I...

For the nuts on the worm axes of my mount I normally use needle-nose pliers, not a lot of force needs to be applied there anyway.

The large, tight ring nuts on RA/Dec axes I usually loosen and...
Forum: Astrophotography and Imaging Equipment and Discussions 15-04-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 9,685
Posted By Steffen
Doubleplusgood!

Doubleplusgood!
Forum: Equipment Discussions 15-04-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 440
Views: 46,669
Posted By Steffen
http://www.wildcard-innovations.com.au works for...

http://www.wildcard-innovations.com.au works for me. Is there a particular part of the site you're having trouble with?

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: Astrophotography and Imaging Equipment and Discussions 14-04-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 539
Posted By Steffen
Sorry, but that's demonstrably false. The share...

Sorry, but that's demonstrably false. The share of images posted to this site (or any number of other sites) that were created with OS scopes is very small, as is the proportion of people transported...
Forum: ATM and DIY Projects 14-04-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 178
Posted By Steffen
Would loosefill pellets do the trick? ...

Would loosefill pellets do the trick?

http://www.officeworks.com.au/shop/officeworks/pack-post-send-loosefill-packing-peanuts-pspeanuts

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 11-04-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 643
Posted By Steffen
Interesting comment about the Viva towels, they...

Interesting comment about the Viva towels, they happen to be my medium of choice, too!

Instead of acetone I use Diggers isopropanol, it's easier to work with, doesn't evaporate as quickly and...
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 11-04-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 643
Posted By Steffen
That's basically what I do too, only I use...

That's basically what I do too, only I use kitchen paper instead of cotton wool. I also usually need to use isopropanol to get rid of the eucalyptus oil film that deposits on my mirrors.

Cheers...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 11-04-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,718
Posted By Steffen
My worst one was the Aldi table-top Dob – before...

My worst one was the Aldi table-top Dob – before I fixed it. Out of the box it was plain not working. The secondary mirror was only partly underneath the focuser and the screws in the secondary cell...
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 11-04-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 643
Posted By Steffen
Sensitive mirror coating? You may confuse those...

Sensitive mirror coating? You may confuse those with anti-reflection coatings on lenses. Those can indeed be damaged by careless cleaning.

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 11-04-2014, 01:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 643
Posted By Steffen
Are you sure those are scratches, not scuffs or...

Are you sure those are scratches, not scuffs or smears?

I almost always rub my mirror when cleaning it (after the initial rinse and soak of course), to get rid of stubborn stuff. I rub with...
Forum: ATM and DIY Projects 11-04-2014, 01:49 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,227
Posted By Steffen
Cool, making your own focuser that's hardcore!...

Cool, making your own focuser that's hardcore! :thumbsup:

Keep us posted, I'm curious how it turns out.

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: General Chat 10-04-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 341
Posted By Steffen
A lot of sites have been patched in the last 24...

A lot of sites have been patched in the last 24 hours, however, the vulnerability has been around for over two years. There is no way of knowing who's been exploiting it and for what purpose.
...
Forum: Observational and Visual Astronomy 09-04-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,266
Posted By Steffen
I'm looking forward to that! Last year I caught...

I'm looking forward to that! Last year I caught jaw-dropping, detailed views of the homunculus nebula, in less than perfect conditions...

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: Beginners Talk 09-04-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 518
Posted By Steffen
Maybe a Mak-Newt then? ;) Cheers Steffen.

Maybe a Mak-Newt then? ;)

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: Beginners Talk 09-04-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 518
Posted By Steffen
All MCTs I've yet seen (except for some small...

All MCTs I've yet seen (except for some small Meades with ETX-style integrated backs) had easily accessible primary mirror collimation screws, the Rumak type designs of course also have secondaries...
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