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Forum: Trade/Wanted 18-07-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By Steffen
Interesting, what are you trying to do? You...

Interesting, what are you trying to do?

You could start with something like this (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/251588099970), I suppose, and cut it yourself (although it's apparently harder than...
Forum: General Chat 18-07-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 3,968
Posted By Steffen
I disagree. Except for technical goods (that one...

I disagree. Except for technical goods (that one buys once in a blue moon) prices go up and up and up. Groceries, utilities, insurance, housing – you name it.

That said, the new Tesla 3 is...
Forum: Trade/Wanted 18-07-2014, 02:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By Steffen
Not bar shaped, and probably not of great purity,...

Not bar shaped, and probably not of great purity, but would tungsten weights do (the kind used for fishing)?

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: General Chat 17-07-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 403
Posted By Steffen
Seems like different things work for different...

Seems like different things work for different people:

https://podio.com/site/creative-routines

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: Beginners Talk 16-07-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 247
Posted By Steffen
Collimation of laser collimators is easy to...

Collimation of laser collimators is easy to verify and fix if necessary. Also, given the small amount of play available in the draw tube, centring the laser collimator is not essential. Far more...
Forum: Astronomy and Amateur Science 16-07-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 691
Posted By Steffen
That's right, science doesn't deal with the...

That's right, science doesn't deal with the untestable, unknowable. That's the realm of faith (aka needful metaphysical belief without good evidence).



I think it's rather more than that, it's...
Forum: General Chat 15-07-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 362
Posted By Steffen
Gravity. Also, Wall-E. Cheers Steffen.

Gravity. Also, Wall-E.

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: Software and Computers 15-07-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 482
Posted By Steffen
Sounds like animal cruelty... ;) Cheers ...

Sounds like animal cruelty... ;)

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: Astronomy and Amateur Science 15-07-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 691
Posted By Steffen
Then there is mathematics, of course. No testable...

Then there is mathematics, of course. No testable hypotheses, just axioms, and derivation rules, and isomorphism everywhere the eye looks :)

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: Software and Computers 14-07-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 482
Posted By Steffen
My son (14yo) plays both of these games on our...

My son (14yo) plays both of these games on our PS3, seems to work well for him. He finished Skyrim a while ago but is now majorly into Assassin's Creed.

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: Equipment Discussions 11-07-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 585
Posted By Steffen
The AZ-EQ6 can also be used in Alt-Az mode (with...

The AZ-EQ6 can also be used in Alt-Az mode (with GoTo) making it much more comfortable for visual use. That, IMO, is its killer feature.

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: General Chat 07-07-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 217
Posted By Steffen
For editing Word docs I have QuickEdit (formerly...

For editing Word docs I have QuickEdit (formerly Office˛ HD) on my iPad. I don't use it very often, though, since for reading you don't really need any special apps and I try to avoid littering the...
Forum: Mobile Astronomy Apps 07-07-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 243
Posted By Steffen
Yes, I've tried it, it shows a value :) I...

Yes, I've tried it, it shows a value :)

I haven't had the opportunity to check it against a dedicated SQM meter yet.

But, given the price of the app (less than you'd pay for shipping for any...
Forum: General Chat 05-07-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 384
Posted By Steffen
I grew up with the Course de la Paix, an annual...

I grew up with the Course de la Paix, an annual amateur race that went Warsaw-Berlin-Prague, and I was a great fan. It was a true amateur, non-commercial, no-ads affair, much like the Olympic Games...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 05-07-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By Steffen
I can't see any spelling errors on the dew shield...

I can't see any spelling errors on the dew shield – are you sure it's a genuine Takahashi? :D

Well, congrats on the new toy, that's all I can say :thumbsup:

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: Mobile Astronomy Apps 05-07-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 243
Posted By Steffen
Cool, thanks! Can't wait to try it out. ...

Cool, thanks! Can't wait to try it out.

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: Star Parties, Club and Community Events 04-07-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,427
Posted By Steffen
I seem to have lost my dew shield in the swamp :(...

I seem to have lost my dew shield in the swamp :( I think it might have blown away while packing up.

If anyone has found it – basically a sheet of flocked plastic, held together with velcro, to...
Forum: General Chat 04-07-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,123
Posted By Steffen
While I generally agree with the sentiment that...

While I generally agree with the sentiment that speaker wire is a much over discussed topic and a lot of money is wasted on pretty cables, let's not overcompensate. Keep in mind that 10m of 240V lamp...
Forum: Star Parties, Club and Community Events 28-06-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,427
Posted By Steffen
Yeah, those plywood Dobs burn like tinder! ...

Yeah, those plywood Dobs burn like tinder!

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: Star Parties, Club and Community Events 28-06-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,427
Posted By Steffen
I'll be there. So, are we all going straight to...

I'll be there. So, are we all going straight to the swamp then?

Meteoblue forecasts 0.7 arc second seeing, I wish that would come true :)

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: General Chat 27-06-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 166
Posted By Steffen
Diggers acetone from Bunnings works well, too,...

Diggers acetone from Bunnings works well, too, and is cheap.

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: Eyepieces, Barlows and Filters 25-06-2014, 12:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 343
Posted By Steffen
I'm not picking an argument, I rather thought I...

I'm not picking an argument, I rather thought I must be missing something in your explanation that ended with a declaration of "500x = unusable". Well, it turns out that's really what you meant, and...
Forum: Eyepieces, Barlows and Filters 25-06-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 343
Posted By Steffen
It doesn't matter how often one gets to use it,...

It doesn't matter how often one gets to use it, if the seeing is good 500x is eminently usable with a 10" scope. I'm frequently using 360x with my 6" and sometimes wish I had eyepieces to go higher...
Forum: Eyepieces, Barlows and Filters 24-06-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 343
Posted By Steffen
Result unusable? I don't follow... :shrug: ...

Result unusable? I don't follow... :shrug:

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 24-06-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 717
Posted By Steffen
I agree. For just $30 more you get a 6" GSO Dob...

I agree. For just $30 more you get a 6" GSO Dob from Andrews, another $150 gets you an 8" Dob.

Cheers
Steffen.
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