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Forum: Star Parties, Club and Community Events 27-09-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,347
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 26-09-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 510
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, 03:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 489
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, 01:42 PM
Replies: 5
[FOR SALE] Dew-Not Heater
Views: 555
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, 01:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 600
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, 11:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 431
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, 02:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 431
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 19-09-2014, 12:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 770
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.
Forum: General Chat 16-09-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 290
Posted By Steffen
Apparently, team orders are not forbidden. ...

Apparently, team orders are not forbidden.

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: Observational and Visual Astronomy 14-09-2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,532
Posted By Steffen
I nominate Sirius B. Anyone who's seen Alpha CMa...

I nominate Sirius B. Anyone who's seen Alpha CMa B has my respect. At 10 magnitudes fainter than Alpha CMa A and only 10" apart this is a tough one to bag.

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: General Chat 14-09-2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,524
Posted By Steffen
Looks like you had all the wrong gear to start...

Looks like you had all the wrong gear to start with :P

Seriously though, I've been through "what am I doing here" phases several times myself, including the occasional hiatus from observing...
Forum: IceTrade Archives 12-09-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 3
[SOLD] Vixen LV5
Views: 255
Posted By Steffen
Still for sale.

Still for sale.
Forum: IceTrade Archives 12-09-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 3
[SOLD] Vixen LV5
Views: 255
Posted By Steffen
Vixen LV5

For sale is a Vixen LV 5mm (Japan) eyepiece.

I bought it about a year ago on IceTrade and have used it quite a bit as my primary double-star eyepiece, but I looked after it and it is in good...
Forum: IceTrade Archives 11-09-2014, 12:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By Steffen
Resent.

Resent.
Forum: IceTrade Archives 10-09-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By Steffen
PM'ed re the 7mm.

PM'ed re the 7mm.
Forum: General Chat 06-09-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 427
Posted By Steffen
I've tried that, also (much stiffer) machine...

I've tried that, also (much stiffer) machine mounting pads – anything that feels the slightest bit squishy between the fingers is going to be too springy under tripod legs with the typical load of...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 06-09-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,390
Posted By Steffen
That's a lot of money for a finder scope... :P;) ...

That's a lot of money for a finder scope... :P;)

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: Equipment Discussions 05-09-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,390
Posted By Steffen
Everybody always talks about the cool-down times...

Everybody always talks about the cool-down times of Newts and Casses, but at least they're instant-on :)
Forum: Equipment Discussions 05-09-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,390
Posted By Steffen
It never occurred to me to compare the boot times...

It never occurred to me to compare the boot times of refractors... :P
Forum: General Chat 04-09-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 386
Posted By Steffen
Almost certainly. Cheers Steffen.

Almost certainly.

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: Equipment Discussions 04-09-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 259
Posted By Steffen
Interesting, I don't get any ratchet type sound...

Interesting, I don't get any ratchet type sound or feel. Maybe I should return it after all...?

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: Star Parties, Club and Community Events 04-09-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,347
Posted By Steffen
Same here. Well done, Alex. Cheers Steffen.

Same here. Well done, Alex.

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: Equipment Discussions 04-09-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 259
Posted By Steffen
Hi Allan, the Bintel adapters are a different...

Hi Allan,
the Bintel adapters are a different kind of device. The Baader Clicklock I've got is not a 2"-1.25" adapter or extension tube, it is an eyepiece holder with T2 thread on the other end (to...
Forum: Observational and Visual Astronomy 04-09-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 413
Posted By Steffen
Sounds like a really great site! Cheers ...

Sounds like a really great site!

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: IceTrade Archives 04-09-2014, 01:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 211
Posted By Steffen
MoonLite CF Focuser

For sale is my MoonLite 2" refractor focuser, model CF:

4.5" travel standard draw tube
1.5" dual-rate tri-knob with shaft lock
StellarVue 70ED flange with dual finder mounts
colour is black...
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