ICEINSPACE
Most Read Articles
Moon Phase
CURRENT MOON First Quarter
57.1%
The Sun Now
Time Zones
Sydney*
4:48 am
Perth
1:48 am
Auckland*
6:48 am
New York*
1:48 pm
Paris
6:48 pm
GMT
5:48 pm




Go Back   IceInSpace > Search Forums

Showing results 1 to 25 of 500
Search took 0.12 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: ZeroID
Forum: Equipment Discussions Yesterday, 01:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 283
Posted By ZeroID
I built a low platform over my concrete slab with...

I built a low platform over my concrete slab with the pier going through but not touching the platform. So I can walk around and not disturb the mount with vibration. Also keeps it out of the wet,...
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions Yesterday, 01:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 569
Posted By ZeroID
one or two 2 litre bottles of water works, milk...

one or two 2 litre bottles of water works, milk bottles have useful handles (well over here they do). My anvil just happened to be handy ( and heavy) at the time.

The Barlow may become more...
Forum: Beginners Talk Yesterday, 01:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 45
Posted By ZeroID
Hi Brad & :welcome:. Beware the slippery slope...

Hi Brad & :welcome:.
Beware the slippery slope of astrophotography, it will empty your credit card before you know it. :P. I should know !!

You'll get single frame pix of the moon quite easily,...
Forum: DIY Observatories Yesterday, 06:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 420
Posted By ZeroID
You no like Jimmy Page and Robert Plant ? ...

You no like Jimmy Page and Robert Plant ? :confused2:


Nice man cave though ....too damn nice ..;)
Forum: Equipment Discussions Yesterday, 06:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 283
Posted By ZeroID
I'll get some pix this weekend. I needed to...

I'll get some pix this weekend. I needed to strengthen the top edge of the walls with the same 150 x 25 planks as most sheds are stabilised by the roof being a bracing member. They were also useful...
Forum: Equipment Discussions Yesterday, 06:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 151
Posted By ZeroID
Screech comes from 2 shiny ultra-smooth metallic...

Screech comes from 2 shiny ultra-smooth metallic surfaces rubbing past each other. I know it sounds slightly blasphemic to do but unscrew the barrel from the body so you don't contaminate the lens...
Forum: Equipment Discussions Yesterday, 05:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 580
Posted By ZeroID
I've seen a few of these pop up on our local...

I've seen a few of these pop up on our local auction site recently and thought about picking one up. Also seen on dealexttreme webiste for around the $100-$200 mark. Only problem is the aperture is...
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 05:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 518
Posted By ZeroID
Biggest problem with shipping with a loose mirror...

Biggest problem with shipping with a loose mirror is that it will probably get more damage. Opening it up yourself is going to be no loss if it wouldn't survive anyway.

I IR modded my old DSLR...
Forum: Beginners Astrophotography Yesterday, 05:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 139
Posted By ZeroID
Yup, you're outa here, banned. Go play with the...

Yup, you're outa here, banned. Go play with the big boys :lol:

Nice pics Mariusz, excellent work.
Is the camera cooled ? 30 min exposures just are not feasible in my location.
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions Yesterday, 05:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,859
Posted By ZeroID
Try SharpCap, Firecapture, Metaguide. They are...

Try SharpCap, Firecapture, Metaguide.
They are all free and should work but will be limited by the camera's capabilities so some feaures may not be available.

Metaguide, as it's name says is...
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions Yesterday, 05:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 569
Posted By ZeroID
I slung a heavy weight (5 kg anvil) under mine to...

I slung a heavy weight (5 kg anvil) under mine to keep it stable. Made up a wire bridle and a snap hook. Makes a difference to vibration and accidental knocking when moving the scope etc. I'd send...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 30-10-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 318
Posted By ZeroID
Hmm, I sort of get it. I'd like to keep the...

Hmm, I sort of get it. I'd like to keep the Handpiece in the equation personally. Sometimes for quick and simple I won't bother to turn the PC on, Moon, Solar etc is less critical and I can also run...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 30-10-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 580
Posted By ZeroID
If you travel with a DSLR and a decent telephoto...

If you travel with a DSLR and a decent telephoto then your idea of attaching a star diag is the best I could suggest. Minimal weight and bulk, dual purpose and with a couple of EP's you can even get...
Forum: General Chat 30-10-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 86
Posted By ZeroID
Heh heh, what ? and go flying over the fence ? ...

Heh heh, what ? and go flying over the fence ? :eyepop:
Nah, I've got lockdowns in place now...... but I did check with the torch to see if it was still attached. :thumbsup:

Some big hail...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 30-10-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 318
Posted By ZeroID
Clarification please. Is EQMOD running through...

Clarification please. Is EQMOD running through the GPUSB to the mount ST4 rather than using the PCDirect mode via the handpiece ?

If so it seems simpler than having 2 possibly conflicting...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 30-10-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 283
Posted By ZeroID
OK, been there, done that. SkySlab had a...

OK, been there, done that. SkySlab had a swivelling flat roof system (due to space limits) but it proved to be hard to secure and a little difficult to open and balance. It finally blew off into the...
Forum: General Chat 30-10-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 86
Posted By ZeroID
Big Lightning storm last night

We don't get them so often over here but last night a real doozy lit up Auckland and Northland just before midnight. Swept in from the West over the Waitakere Hills with multiple sheet and forked...
Forum: General Chat 30-10-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 376
Posted By ZeroID
NOW we finally find where the 'God' particle is...

NOW we finally find where the 'God' particle is ... AND Dark Matter !!
Forum: General Chat 29-10-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 373
Posted By ZeroID
Wow ! Just watched the video, ... bugga !

Wow ! Just watched the video, ... bugga !
Forum: Beginners Astrophotography 29-10-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 148
Posted By ZeroID
Nice detail Pat, I actually prefer the first pic...

Nice detail Pat, I actually prefer the first pic with the gradient. Seems to give it a more 3D effect but I see what the LP is doing to the image background.
Still waiting for NGC 253 to get high...
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 29-10-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 569
Posted By ZeroID
Sounds like it was a good buy at the price then....

Sounds like it was a good buy at the price then. Time to get some sort of tracking solution now. With a small scope you might be able to pick up a cheap EQ3 and motorise it. I did for my first 114 f8...
Forum: General Chat 29-10-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 120
Posted By ZeroID
A decent small lathe maybe ..? Thread cutting....

A decent small lathe maybe ..? Thread cutting. 50-75mm swing, 500mm -600mm over the bed. Mmmmmmm ?
Forum: Equipment Discussions 28-10-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 318
Posted By ZeroID
Cheers Hugh, Yeah, I've had that configuration...

Cheers Hugh,
Yeah, I've had that configuration working before except with CdC. I'm almost at that point again but I was looking for simpler systems to reduce cable load and the difficulties I've...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 28-10-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 473
Posted By ZeroID
:thumbsup: Sweet !!

:thumbsup: Sweet !!
Forum: Equipment Discussions 28-10-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 318
Posted By ZeroID
Upgraded the video card in the PC ( can't do THAT...

Upgraded the video card in the PC ( can't do THAT in a laptop ) now Stellarium is working albeit a bit slow.
And in breaking news a LVI 'clone' Autoguider, the Orion Starshoot Solitaire has appeared...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 500

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT +10. The time is now 03:48 AM.

Powered by vBulletin Version 3.8.7 | Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertisement
Astronomy Alive
Advertisement
Bintel
Advertisement
AS&T November/December 2014
Advertisement
ZWO Cameras at Optics Central
Advertisement
Night Sky Secrets
Advertisement
FLI Cameras and Imaging Accessories
Advertisement
OzScopes Authorised Dealer
Advertisement
Astronomy and Electronics Centre
Advertisement
Advertisement
10x IceInSpace Stickers