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Forum: Accessories 22-10-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 583
Posted By traveller
Bump and price reduction

Bump and price reduction
Forum: General Chat 21-10-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By traveller
Hi Roger, if you are referring to Fitzroy in...

Hi Roger, if you are referring to Fitzroy in Melbourne, I can help as I just live about 5km away.
Let me know how you go with others.
Bo
Forum: General Chat 21-10-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 495
Posted By traveller
Vale Gough Whitlam

Vale Gough Whitlam, a visionary and reformist. Man of his times and for generations to follow.
Forum: Beginners Astrophotography 20-10-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 366
Posted By traveller
Great image Rex, tried 253 over the weekend but...

Great image Rex, tried 253 over the weekend but the clouds in Melbourne had other ideas and I only managed about 10 subs of 2 mins each.
Bo
Forum: ATM and DIY Projects 17-10-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 349
Posted By traveller
No problems Matt, It was a thrill to see the...

No problems Matt,
It was a thrill to see the beast in the flesh (or metal). Good luck with your next stage of experimentation and keep the posts coming!
Bo
Forum: General Chat 17-10-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 355
Posted By traveller
Thanks Hugh and Gary, It was such an amazing...

Thanks Hugh and Gary,
It was such an amazing story I just had to share.
Bo :)
Forum: Beginners Astrophotography 17-10-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 202
Posted By traveller
Looking good Lee, can't wait for the final...

Looking good Lee, can't wait for the final result.
Bo
Forum: General Chat 17-10-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 355
Posted By traveller
20 years, 550k miles, one car

This is simply awesome
http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2014/10/gunther-christine-holtorf-odyssey/
(wonder if MB will be putting Otto into its museum...)
Forum: Beginners Astrophotography 16-10-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 389
Posted By traveller
Very nice, I agree it's a bit purple-ish. Is...

Very nice,
I agree it's a bit purple-ish. Is your 1100D modded or stock? I had a crack at Lagoon a couple of months ago http://www.iceinspace.com.au/forum/showthread.php?t=126010 as you can see, it...
Forum: ATM and DIY Projects 16-10-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 349
Posted By traveller
In case you haven't seen this ...

In case you haven't seen this
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/melbourne-region/miscellaneous-goods/heq5-equatorial-telescope-mount-parts/1058982136
Not sure if these motors can be salvaged?
Bo
Forum: ATM and DIY Projects 16-10-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 349
Posted By traveller
Wow, it's looking great Matt, Not sure if my...

Wow, it's looking great Matt,
Not sure if my puny focus motor can cope with the load. :shrug:
Will catch you tonight (I hope the clouds clear!)
Bo
Forum: General Chat 11-10-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 263
Posted By traveller
More like double seeing, or should that be seeing...

More like double seeing, or should that be seeing double :question:
Forum: IceTrade Archives 07-10-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 199
Posted By traveller
10:1 SCT crayford focuser

Very lightly used Bintel/GSO 10:1 crayford focuser for SCT.
Same as this http://www.bintel.com.au/Accessories/Focusers/Bintel-2--SCT-Crayford-Focuser-10-1/502/productview.aspx
$85 posted Aust...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 06-10-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 168
Posted By traveller
Got it, thanks Ray. Will have another play and...

Got it, thanks Ray.
Will have another play and and loosen off the collar and see how I go.
I have not done the RA axis yet, but my RA guiding seems doing well, even on my ST80 (FL 400). But...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 06-10-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 168
Posted By traveller
Tight Dec axis (hypertuning EQ6)

Seeking comments from others that done hypertune of EQ mounts.
I replaced the bearings on my dec axis last night, a huge improvement in free rotation on the worm carrier.
However, my dec axis is...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 06-10-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 661
Posted By traveller
I replace the dec worm bearing last night and...

I replace the dec worm bearing last night and measured the washer needed, it turns out I had two Teflon washers in there each 0.4 mm thick. If I use both, it's too much but if I use just one, I need...
Forum: Beginners Astrophotography 04-10-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 435
Posted By traveller
Well done, a great feeling when you cracked it! ...

Well done, a great feeling when you cracked it!
Bo
Forum: Equipment Discussions 03-10-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 661
Posted By traveller
I actually got four bearing from Chris, but...

I actually got four bearing from Chris, but wasn't quick enough to get all the washers.
If you get some, I will get some as well and we can go halves. I don't know the exact thickness of the rings...
Forum: Solar System 03-10-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 564
Posted By traveller
Wow indeed. Great job in capturing the details. ...

Wow indeed. Great job in capturing the details.
Bo
Forum: Equipment Discussions 03-10-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 661
Posted By traveller
Garbz (Chris) had a contact of a guy who can...

Garbz (Chris) had a contact of a guy who can stamp out delrin rings.
Try giving him a pm.
Bo
Forum: Beginners Talk 03-10-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 331
Posted By traveller
Oops sorry Peter, my bad. If your budget...

Oops sorry Peter, my bad.
If your budget stretches, I'd recommend a second hand EQ6 over EQ5. You can also try a Orion autoguider/QHY5 or splash out on a QHY5II and see if you can capture the object...
Forum: Beginners Talk 03-10-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 331
Posted By traveller
Peter, I use Orion 50mm finder guider and ED80...

Peter, I use Orion 50mm finder guider and ED80 combo and works fine in detecting faint objects.
I run EQMOD with Stellarium, so I have PHD running at 2-3 sec capture, then zoom in on Stellarium and...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 03-10-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 318
Posted By traveller
Got it, thanks guys. This is the latest design:...

Got it, thanks guys.
This is the latest design:
Remove 6mm top and bottom plates, reweld a 250x250x10mm plate to bottom and a 150mm diameter 10mm plate on top. Gusset up the bottom plate (6mm or...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 03-10-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 318
Posted By traveller
Thanks Paul and Matt, So I can safely trim the...

Thanks Paul and Matt,
So I can safely trim the 205mm top plate down to around 150mm and then bolt the EQ6 adapter directly to the top plate?
Bo
Forum: Beginners Astrophotography 03-10-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 440
Posted By traveller
Very interesting discussion so far. Following...

Very interesting discussion so far.
Following from Andrew's comments, I did a quick spreadsheet of my scope and camera set up and then did a traffic light analysis of each combo.
I was conservative...
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