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Forum: Equipment Discussions Yesterday, 10:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By traveller
Welcome to the 10" SN club Peter, You will have...

Welcome to the 10" SN club Peter,
You will have plenty of fun with that OTA. My mirror is in very good nick as well, the sealed tube made the difference i think.
Looking forward to the photos.
Bo
Forum: Equipment Discussions 26-03-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 392
Posted By traveller
A search of all major retailers that advertise on...

A search of all major retailers that advertise on the right hand side of IIS website will give you that answer...
I think the price hike is related the recent fall in the Aussie dollar.
Bo
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 25-03-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 179
Posted By traveller
So you are sure of your polar alignment? Did you...

So you are sure of your polar alignment? Did you do the drift alignment routine in phd2?
Post a screen shot if you can.
Cheers
Bo
Forum: Equipment Discussions 25-03-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 392
Posted By traveller
What I don't get is that an az eq6 retails $2700...

What I don't get is that an az eq6 retails $2700 and an orion atlas az eq (same mount retails for $2300. Is white paint that much more expensive? :shrug:
Bo
Forum: Equipment Discussions 25-03-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 292
Posted By traveller
Hi Andrew, I have a 12v 3A supply and never had...

Hi Andrew,
I have a 12v 3A supply and never had an issue, even with a 17kg rig on top and three counterweights.
So your 2.5A will be very safe to use. Worse case scenario is you will blow a fuse....
Forum: Beginners Astrophotography 24-03-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 389
Posted By traveller
Well done Rowland, an excellent image. I...

Well done Rowland, an excellent image.
I definitely prefer the first version Rowland, a lot "punchier".
Are you able to mask Antares a bit more to see if that can make any difference?
Bo
Forum: Equipment Discussions 23-03-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 146
Posted By traveller
Hi Andrew, Just to clarify, if your eq6 has...

Hi Andrew,
Just to clarify, if your eq6 has goto capabilities, why do you want to star hop?
You can easily use a stellarium program to see where your scope is pointed and where you want to go next....
Forum: Star Parties, Club and Community Events 22-03-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 5,106
Posted By traveller
Yes, agree with Warren and Paul (sorry I didn't...

Yes, agree with Warren and Paul (sorry I didn't get a chance for a proper chat with you).
Wonderful weather, wonderful company and wonderful eye candies scattered around the field.
Thanks to...
Forum: General Chat 20-03-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 423
Posted By traveller
Indeed. Our nation is poorer for his passing but...

Indeed. Our nation is poorer for his passing but richer by the legacy he left behind. RIP.
Bo
Forum: Star Parties, Club and Community Events 19-03-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 5,106
Posted By traveller
See you all tomorrow around 6, drive safely.

See you all tomorrow around 6, drive safely.
Forum: Equipment Discussions 19-03-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 1,282
Views: 196,320
Posted By traveller
My latest setup Mead LXD55 10" f4 Schidmt...

My latest setup
Mead LXD55 10" f4 Schidmt newtonian mounted on EQ6. The OTA has been flocked, with upgraded Moonlite focuser and 8x50 RACI finder.
At last, a fast scope :D
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 19-03-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 429
Posted By traveller
Raymo, are there any movement in the RA and Dec...

Raymo, are there any movement in the RA and Dec axis when they are locked down? If so, then you will need to adjust for the mesh between the gears and the worm via the thruster bearings.
Does the...
Forum: General Chat 18-03-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By traveller
Thanks Clive, Would you be able to share your...

Thanks Clive,
Would you be able to share your concept drawings of your pier and foundation kit? It might be a hit with some members.
Bo
Forum: General Chat 18-03-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By traveller
Interesting pier footing approach

Stumbled on this video, not sure if others have seen it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dXqDaVj3mQ
I don't know if they can be adapted for telescope piers to save the digging and concrete. My...
Forum: General Chat 17-03-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,030
Posted By traveller
Same in Melbourne :windy::windy:

Same in Melbourne :windy::windy:
Forum: Equipment Discussions 17-03-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 247
Posted By traveller
Hi Goran, I can confirm my eq6 pro mount has...

Hi Goran,
I can confirm my eq6 pro mount has m12 centre bolt. You may need to check the pitch of the threads. I can see 5 thread turns in my one inch nut, don't know if that helps.
Bo
Forum: Software and Computers 17-03-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 163
Posted By traveller
Thanks Brent, Downloaded latest Java (I was...

Thanks Brent,
Downloaded latest Java (I was having the same issues), but didn't solve my problem :shrug:
I tried loading via both the Firecapture exe and the Firecapture QHY exe files, both told me...
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 17-03-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 248
Posted By traveller
Hi David and welcome to IIS, A question to...

Hi David and welcome to IIS,
A question to begin with, have you upgraded the firmware on the handset? Sometimes that can help with more time zones to choose from.
With Celestron's alignment, you...
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 17-03-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 126
Posted By traveller
Which mount are you looking at Luke? HEQ5 is a...

Which mount are you looking at Luke?
HEQ5 is a good starter AP mount and can be found on the classified here on a regular basis. You can also hook it up to a laptop and control it using stellarium...
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 17-03-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 126
Posted By traveller
Hi Luke, Payload refers to the scope end of...

Hi Luke,
Payload refers to the scope end of weight and does not include counterweights. So if a mount is rated at 10kgs, then the scope with diagonals and eyepieces etc should not exceed 10kgs.
If...
Forum: Star Parties, Club and Community Events 17-03-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 5,106
Posted By traveller
Feeling excited. Is it friday yet :lol: Also,...

Feeling excited. Is it friday yet :lol:
Also, is anyone planning to bring one of those woollies coffee pod machines? I have some pods and a machine, but we may want to just have one machine to share...
Forum: IceTrade Archives 17-03-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 2
[NOT REQUIRED] Protostar flocking
Views: 124
Posted By traveller
Hi Andrew, I used this from Bunnings...

Hi Andrew,
I used this from Bunnings http://www.bunnings.com.au/felt-adhesive-roll-450mmx1m-black-213408_p3970145
Clean out the inside of the OTA with alcohol, cut felt into long strips, stuck...
Forum: Star Parties, Club and Community Events 16-03-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 5,106
Posted By traveller
Guess sling shot comp is out of the question :P

Guess sling shot comp is out of the question :P
Forum: DIY Observatories 15-03-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 406
Posted By traveller
Looking good Niko.

Looking good Niko.
Forum: Beginners Astrophotography 15-03-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By traveller
Good to see you putting that modded camera to...

Good to see you putting that modded camera to good use Simon.
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