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Forum: Astronomy and Amateur Science 16-04-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 147
Posted By ZeroID
I put my name down for the comet 'job' but from...

I put my name down for the comet 'job' but from the details they have recently provided they are looking for people with experience and documented comet hunting experience. High end amateurs....
Forum: Astronomy and Amateur Science 15-04-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 184
Posted By ZeroID
And I thought Game of Thrones was a complicated...

And I thought Game of Thrones was a complicated plot !! :lol:
Forum: General Chat 15-04-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By ZeroID
'a lot worse' ? Just checked and the original pix...

'a lot worse' ? Just checked and the original pix were pretty bad. Needs to be cleaned professionally I'd say but that will probably remove the coatings and render the lens and system well below par....
Forum: Astronomy and Amateur Science 14-04-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 184
Posted By ZeroID
Comets were considered to be harbingers of doom,...

Comets were considered to be harbingers of doom, Game of Thrones uses one eg. The Red Comet that hung in the sky.
Meteors or meteorites streaking and exploding in the sky.
Forum: ATM and DIY Projects 13-04-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 384
Posted By ZeroID
Mirror is here, extremely well packed in it's own...

Mirror is here, extremely well packed in it's own original box. It's a weighty beast, 2.49 kg.
Details are 1605mm (63.17") fl, 204mm dia, 35mm thick.
Mirror surface and coating appears to be...
Forum: Mobile Astronomy Apps 13-04-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 198
Posted By ZeroID
My 7" Samsung Tablet has GPS and seems to be...

My 7" Samsung Tablet has GPS and seems to be pretty accurate when pointed at the sky with a live sky app. Does good with satellite finding as well
Compass is still rubbish but inclinometer is pretty...
Forum: ATM and DIY Projects 13-04-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 384
Posted By ZeroID
No problem Dave, now I'm wishing I had a tester ...

No problem Dave, now I'm wishing I had a tester :lol:.

I've been researching Garry having 'found' him and his work. Been quite an interesting story although most of it is very clinical and...
Forum: Beginners Astrophotography 13-04-2015, 06:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 302
Posted By ZeroID
I've normally used the longest darks for all...

I've normally used the longest darks for all exposures taken when processing with DSS. Once a dark is applied to kill the hot pixels or whatever it can't go any darker regardless.
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 13-04-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 355
Posted By ZeroID
Brad, If you're are going to start with a...

Brad, If you're are going to start with a cheapish refractor and hopefully move up later I'd suggest the good old 80mm f5 Achro as put out under different brands. When you decide to move up and get...
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 13-04-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By ZeroID
As Ken & Glen say, start slow and build up. It is...

As Ken & Glen say, start slow and build up. It is not an easy 'jump in and go' path.

Your 12" DOB is not a good photographic starting point. Better is a smallish refractor and DSLR and T.Ring. 10...
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 13-04-2015, 05:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 364
Posted By ZeroID
Mirror lock is to prevent the DSLR Mirror...

Mirror lock is to prevent the DSLR Mirror movements causing vibrations at the camera. It locks the flip mirror up out of the way.
My SONY uses an SLT screen with an Electronic Viewfinder, no mirror...
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 13-04-2015, 05:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 364
Posted By ZeroID
As I basically said Ken ... 'amplify enough...

As I basically said Ken ... 'amplify enough photons'
Worded differently but it's the same message.
Forum: ATM and DIY Projects 12-04-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 384
Posted By ZeroID
Rolf (SkyViking) designates his design as a...

Rolf (SkyViking) designates his design as a Serrurier, I am working on the same principles. centrally balanced so any deflection in any direction is self cancelling. I'll stick with my naming because...
Forum: Observational and Visual Astronomy 12-04-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 152
Posted By ZeroID
Just a 300mmcamera telephoto lens on my photo...

Just a 300mmcamera telephoto lens on my photo tripod. Time was almost exactly 10 pm

All clouds tonight so not able to investigate further . I'll take a closer look at it. If it is reflection I...
Forum: Observational and Visual Astronomy 11-04-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 152
Posted By ZeroID
What is this ..?

Trying out my IR modded camera and took a shot of Jupiter just for the heck of it at about 10 pm.
Jupiter is the bright glaring spot obviously and it moons are all to the right of it. Two stars are...
Forum: ATM and DIY Projects 11-04-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 384
Posted By ZeroID
The mirror left Dunedin Friday 2pm by courier....

The mirror left Dunedin Friday 2pm by courier. Monday, Tuesday maybe?
I haven't quite settled on a design specific, it will depend on what I can find in the workshop to some extent. The cage is the...
Forum: ATM and DIY Projects 11-04-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 66
Posted By ZeroID
Smile The 'Phoenix' arises ...

In this case my earlier IR cut mod to my old Konica Minolta 7D is now working again. After cleaning up my workspace downstairs I moved most of my Astro bits down and got a fresh go at the KM 7D...
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 11-04-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 364
Posted By ZeroID
You need some 'ISO' to amplify enough photons to...

You need some 'ISO' to amplify enough photons to get an image to work on. If you imaged at 100 ISO eg you would probably need about 20 hours of stacked images to get enough photons to work with. By...
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 10-04-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 364
Posted By ZeroID
You're on the money there Marty. BYE and APT are...

You're on the money there Marty. BYE and APT are similar applications and do the same thing. I'd happily use APT but I've already paid for BYE and I'm happy with that too. They are not hard to use...
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 09-04-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 364
Posted By ZeroID
Yeah but at least you can cut your teeth on the...

Yeah but at least you can cut your teeth on the process at ISO 800 and plan for a better DSLR later. Got to start somewhere.. I kicked off with my old KM 7D, only 6 mb sensor but it was successful...
Forum: DIY Observatories 09-04-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,868
Posted By ZeroID
Here's a photo showing the use of the ubiquitous...

Here's a photo showing the use of the ubiquitous 'bulldog' clip and bungee.
Please note the towel around the Lunt OTA. Heater is under that and it's all secured with a clip or two. Couple of other...
Forum: General Chat 09-04-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,517
Posted By ZeroID
Most jobs you'd apply for would fit to some...

Most jobs you'd apply for would fit to some normal payscale for that industry\skill and that is what you'd expect to be offered without it being mentioned in the advert.
A similar role over here at...
Forum: Beginners Talk 09-04-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 414
Posted By ZeroID
Step 4 ? Mount, refractor, T-Rings, frustration...

Step 4 ?
Mount, refractor, T-Rings, frustration ..... :lol:

You don't wanna know about steps 5 & 6 :confused2: ;)
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 08-04-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 364
Posted By ZeroID
Hi Chris,:welcome: to IIS. To be honest you...

Hi Chris,:welcome: to IIS.
To be honest you don't need ISO 3200 for astrophotography. 400 -> 1600 max is the norm. Above that and the gain produces too much noise from the sensor. I run my 450D at...
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 08-04-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 841
Posted By ZeroID
Famous last words those are ...... ;)

Famous last words those are ...... ;)
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