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Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions Today, 11:25 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By ZeroID
I'd suggest the autoguider as your best next step...

I'd suggest the autoguider as your best next step although you would need some ability to adjust it as well. That will get you into longer exposures and rounder stars and will probably indicate your...
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions Today, 05:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 619
Posted By ZeroID
Ha ! they are probably the two EPs you won't see...

Ha ! they are probably the two EPs you won't see in the Classified section. The are just too useful to let go. Bintel or Andrews will have them and as I said the new price is not over the top. Good...
Forum: ATM and DIY Projects Yesterday, 08:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,720
Posted By ZeroID
Haven't seen any suppliers over here for CF. I...

Haven't seen any suppliers over here for CF. I actually enjoy the build process of this type of construction, the challenge of doing something a bit different. This one has been a real exercise in...
Forum: ATM and DIY Projects 23-05-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,720
Posted By ZeroID
Another (extremely) wet weekend and OTA is fully...

Another (extremely) wet weekend and OTA is fully trussed. Axially it is about 2mm out of alignment end to end but that is easily sorted. Not bad result I thought. I'll tweak that right first and do a...
Forum: General Chat 22-05-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 386
Posted By ZeroID
Charming the ladies always helps ... Nice...

Charming the ladies always helps ...

Nice one Alex
Forum: Software and Computers 22-05-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 480
Posted By ZeroID
If you're getting a UPS (good idea btw) watch out...

If you're getting a UPS (good idea btw) watch out for the cheap chinese knock offs. Unreliable for a starter and the power surge protection is minimal at best. Plus they use crud batteries, short...
Forum: General Chat 22-05-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 538
Posted By ZeroID
I don't even bother to watch any of them, better...

I don't even bother to watch any of them, better things to do with my time. In fact we watch very little TV at all these days. Getting uncapped VDSL Broadband installed today so we can pick and...
Forum: Beginners Astrophotography 22-05-2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 335
Posted By ZeroID
I think you have vignetting and optical train...

I think you have vignetting and optical train issues. Weird one for sure.
The rotational area down the bottom is really ..... weird :question:

Can you specify your imaging train so we can get a...
Forum: General Chat 21-05-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 528
Posted By ZeroID
We use heaps of lemons. Instead of salt in...

We use heaps of lemons. Instead of salt in cooking. Got a lovely lemon chicken stir fry and Greek fish dish on onions, garlic and pasata using lemon zest and juice. That was Wednesday night, fish...
Forum: Software and Computers 20-05-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 376
Posted By ZeroID
It's the security settings in Win 8.1, they are a...

It's the security settings in Win 8.1, they are a nightmare, it would protect you from your own grandmother if it could.
Search for User Account Control (UAC) in settings, (it's hidden away, unlike...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 20-05-2015, 05:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 748
Posted By ZeroID
'Phew !' eh ? Nice when it all comes together. I...

'Phew !' eh ? Nice when it all comes together. I watched someone accidentally 'brick' a computer during a BIOS upgrade, not a good look. I'm always a cautious when I'm contemplating that sort of...
Forum: ATM and DIY Projects 19-05-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,720
Posted By ZeroID
Thanks Dave, Black Marker pen, it will stain...

Thanks Dave,
Black Marker pen, it will stain the wire surface, virtually no thickening.

Rac > Yes, my last build followed Rolfs model, the 10' F5. This build I've picked up the wire spider ( I...
Forum: Beginners Astrophotography 19-05-2015, 05:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 356
Posted By ZeroID
That is very good, stands out against the...

That is very good, stands out against the starfield and nice and subtle with the colours. Very natural looking. Nice work.
Forum: Beginners Astrophotography 19-05-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 522
Posted By ZeroID
Nice one, clouds have always curtailed my efforts...

Nice one, clouds have always curtailed my efforts on that one but one day ...
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 19-05-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 656
Posted By ZeroID
Thats a dang good sized 'Box for Bits', I might...

Thats a dang good sized 'Box for Bits', I might check our local Bunnings outlet for something similar.

Re 'Finances' do what I do do. We live on our credit card, pay it clear each month, so no...
Forum: ATM and DIY Projects 18-05-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,720
Posted By ZeroID
Design and accuracy in build, I've spent quite a...

Design and accuracy in build, I've spent quite a lot of time working on this idea ... we'll soon see. This is my third reflector scope build, I seem to get better each time and I am only emulating...
Forum: ATM and DIY Projects 17-05-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,720
Posted By ZeroID
The wires are only .23mm diameter, almost...

The wires are only .23mm diameter, almost invisible and I will blacken them later. The scope is designed as an astrograph specifically, it is not a visual scope.
Forum: ATM and DIY Projects 17-05-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,720
Posted By ZeroID
Guitar Machine Heads and 'E' strings arrived and...

Guitar Machine Heads and 'E' strings arrived and it was a wet weekend so workshop time. Other than attaching the mirror and centering the mirror support that is completed. That will let me preset the...
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 14-05-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 619
Posted By ZeroID
A couple of EP's that won't set you back a mint...

A couple of EP's that won't set you back a mint and will work well in almost any scope are the GSO Superview 15mm and 20mm. They were my first buys and are still my most used. They will make a...
Forum: Beginners Talk 14-05-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 391
Posted By ZeroID
Hey, :welcome:Ben and don't let them knock your...

Hey, :welcome:Ben and don't let them knock your 4.5" scope too much. I started with one of those and it surprised me just how much it was capable of seeing with a couple of decent EP's. You'll want...
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 12-05-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 726
Posted By ZeroID
Hi Anna, are you talking visual or imaging ? ...

Hi Anna, are you talking visual or imaging ?
Visual would be a large aperture Dob, 8" - 12" or even bigger. Plenty of those around and best 'bang for buck'.
Imaging requirements are different and...
Forum: General Chat 11-05-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,269
Posted By ZeroID
I think Lewis has got it - isolation and boredom....

I think Lewis has got it - isolation and boredom.
A large piece of concrete should sort them out or maybe go without for a few months and they'll get bored and go annoy someone else. Shift it a few...
Forum: General Chat 11-05-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 259
Posted By ZeroID
So who needs a scope anyway .... ?

Aperture ... who needs it ... ?
Forum: Equipment Discussions 10-05-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 354
Posted By ZeroID
They seem to be a bit of a collectors item in the...

They seem to be a bit of a collectors item in the USA, much sought after and greatly prized.
Forum: ATM and DIY Projects 10-05-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,720
Posted By ZeroID
Been busy again. Built and assembled the LTA...

Been busy again.
Built and assembled the LTA and trusses. Again the critical factor is accuracy so the distance between the bolt holes on the trusses has to be identical, 380mm in this case. The...
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