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Forum: Trade/Wanted Yesterday, 06:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 227
Posted By Steffen
Yes, I guess that's what I'll end up doing. ...

Yes, I guess that's what I'll end up doing.

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: Trade/Wanted 16-10-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 227
Posted By Steffen
No, I don't have a picture, or a supplier. ...

No, I don't have a picture, or a supplier.

What I'm after is a Vixen-style bar that's 190mm long and has holes spaced at 160mm.

The pictured Vixen part has the right measures, but isn't...
Forum: Trade/Wanted 16-10-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 227
Posted By Steffen
Thanks John, can you tell me whether it's got a...

Thanks John, can you tell me whether it's got a pair of holes spaced at 160mm?

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: Equipment Discussions 14-10-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 509
Posted By Steffen
You could return the cases for a refund or swap...

You could return the cases for a refund or swap for a different one. This is clearly a manufacturing defect.

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: Equipment Discussions 13-10-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 509
Posted By Steffen
I've got two Craftright cases from Bunnings, none...

I've got two Craftright cases from Bunnings, none of them had oily residue or an out-of-the-ordinary smell on the foam.

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: Trade/Wanted 11-10-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 227
Posted By Steffen
Vixen-style dovetail bar

I'm looking for a Vixen compatible dovetail bar that is 190mm (7.5") long and has two holes spaced 160mm (6.3"). It should essentially be able to replace the Vixen dovetail plate...
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 10-10-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 424
Posted By Steffen
The highest practical magnification depends...

The highest practical magnification depends largely on what you're observing, your ability to nudge the Dob along, and your determination.

Objects move through the field of view very quickly at...
Forum: Trade/Wanted 10-10-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 0
[WANTED] HEQ5Pro tripod
Views: 122
Posted By Steffen
HEQ5Pro tripod

I'm looking for an HEQ5Pro tripod in very good condition. I would also consider a portable pier.

If you have one you're willing to part with please drop me a PM.

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: General Chat 07-10-2014, 01:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 367
Posted By Steffen
At a recent WSAAG meeting Fred Watson talked...

At a recent WSAAG meeting Fred Watson talked about the technology, and also about the newer robotic/vacuum-attached heads that march into place independently and simultaneously. Fascinating stuff.
...
Forum: Astronomy and Amateur Science 05-10-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 252
Posted By Steffen
Copper sulphate is one of the prettiest...

Copper sulphate is one of the prettiest non-metallic substances there are.

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: Astronomy and Amateur Science 04-10-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 252
Posted By Steffen
Mmm, pretty! I'm feeling healthier already :) ...

Mmm, pretty! I'm feeling healthier already :)

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: Telescopes & Mounts 03-10-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 3
[FOR SALE] HEQ5 Mount
Views: 754
Posted By Steffen
I could use that pillar extension. If the buyer...

I could use that pillar extension. If the buyer of your mount has no use for it I'd take it off you :)

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: General Chat 03-10-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 632
Posted By Steffen
I'm hearing a lot of people actually looked...

I'm hearing a lot of people actually looked forward to Windows 9, especially the upcoming service packs, Windows 9.5 and Windows 9.8... ;)

Cheers

Steffen.
Forum: General Chat 03-10-2014, 01:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 387
Posted By Steffen
Science by popular vote – now there is a new...

Science by popular vote – now there is a new end-of-civilisation scenario.

But seriously, if popular vote (i.e. polling the unknowing, uncaring, and uninformed) worked then democracy wouldn't suck...
Forum: General Chat 02-10-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 632
Posted By Steffen
Ah, good times... ...

Ah, good times...

http://www.infoworld.com/article/2613504/microsoft-windows/microsoft-windows-microsoft-skips-too-good-windows-9-jumps-to-windows-10.html

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: IceTrade Archives 02-10-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 166
Posted By Steffen
MyAstroShop has them, at some ridiculously...

MyAstroShop has them, at some ridiculously outrageous price (they seem to have a similar price everywhere else, too).

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: Equipment Discussions 02-10-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 846
Posted By Steffen
There was a speaker? I do hope it still beeps...

There was a speaker? I do hope it still beeps when a GOTO slew is completed, etc?

Also, has the performance of the hand controller improved at all? For example, I would like much speedier...
Forum: Star Parties, Club and Community Events 27-09-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,441
Posted By Steffen
To me, Skippy Sky reads clear for Toongabbie,...

To me, Skippy Sky reads clear for Toongabbie, high probability of cloud in the Mountains. 7Timer agrees. I'm setting up at home, looks like I can keep the scope set up in the backyard until at least...
Forum: General Chat 25-09-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 614
Posted By Steffen
How do they get from "stars do not collapse...

How do they get from "stars do not collapse straight into black holes because they shed too much mass in the process" to "black holes don't exist"??
:screwy:

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 22-09-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 575
Posted By Steffen
A 12" SkyWatcher Goto Flex-Dob is $2400 (from...

A 12" SkyWatcher Goto Flex-Dob is $2400 (from Andrews), if you want to avoid the usability complications of an EQ mounted Newtonian.

That said, I think the NEQ6 should be able to swing it (pun...
Forum: Accessories 21-09-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 5
[FOR SALE] Dew-Not Heater
Views: 607
Posted By Steffen
Are you sure it's 254mm long and fits a 10" tube?...

Are you sure it's 254mm long and fits a 10" tube? At 254mm it would only fit an 80mm scope. A 10" tube would require at least an 800mm strap.

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 21-09-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 678
Posted By Steffen
I seem to remember that a lot of newbies have...

I seem to remember that a lot of newbies have problems with the SkyWatcher focuser, and its various adapters.

The GSO Dobs only have issues with the 30mm Superview, and so do other scopes. My Mak...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 21-09-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 801
Posted By Steffen
A Skywatcher rep on CN also said it will have...

A Skywatcher rep on CN also said it will have dual encoders and slip clutches like its bigger brother.

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: Equipment Discussions 21-09-2014, 01:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 801
Posted By Steffen
That pier tripod looks interesting, too! ...

That pier tripod looks interesting, too!

http://stargazerslounge.com/index.php?app=core&module=attach&section=attach&attach_id=133642

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: General Chat 18-09-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 834
Posted By Steffen
I see your point. However, as a cosmopolitan I...

I see your point. However, as a cosmopolitan I strongly object to the point you're making. But it's a good point...

Cheers
Steffen.
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