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Forum: IceTrade Archives 26-02-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By Scopie
Update - CG5-GT mount and some eyepieces left.

Some accessories also- see amended post further down.

Many thanks to all those folks who have purchased equipment from me.
Forum: IceTrade Archives 06-02-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,230
Posted By Scopie
Hi Katrina, Yes it is still for sale :) Send me a...

Hi Katrina, Yes it is still for sale :) Send me a PM and we'll iron out the details.
Forum: IceTrade Archives 28-01-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,230
Posted By Scopie
Price Drop- lets keep it moving

Links to pictures of the items are at the end of this post. Remember, the A$ is falling so all your gear is just going to get more expensive. All equipment located near Bertram, Western Australia...
Forum: IceTrade Archives 28-01-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,230
Posted By Scopie
Hi Darrell, that's great! I hope you have...

Hi Darrell, that's great!

I hope you have clear skies and many years of enjoyment from the kit. Thanks again for trusting me with your purchase.

Kind Regards,

Brad.
Forum: IceTrade Archives 18-01-2015, 11:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,230
Posted By Scopie
Hi Paul, I remember it being a lot harder...

Hi Paul,

I remember it being a lot harder the last time I tried to get a picture of the mirror- unfortunately, its pixelated- I'll try again with zoom. The spots you see in this image are on the...
Forum: IceTrade Archives 18-01-2015, 11:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,230
Posted By Scopie
yep, definitely the 2"

yep, definitely the 2"
Forum: IceTrade Archives 17-01-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,230
Posted By Scopie
Vixen VC200L, Sky Watcher 16" collapsible dob, Nagler/Ethos & more

I'm not using this equipment much any more so I hope someone might be interested in taking some or all of it off my hands. All equipment located near Bertram, Western Australia (38km south of Perth,...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 06-03-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 295
Posted By Scopie
Impressive new Canon LowLight Performance

This is well worth looking at- see short video at the bottom of the page.

http://www.canon.com/news/2013/mar04e.html
Forum: Eyepieces, Barlows and Filters 06-03-2013, 06:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,074
Posted By Scopie
Thanks All!

I'll check those out.

Much obliged for your advice :)
Forum: Eyepieces, Barlows and Filters 28-02-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,074
Posted By Scopie
Can anyone recommend me a moon filter?

Guys- I figure this question has been asked a hundred times before but...

I have a 16" Dob and on the occasion I want to look at planets or the moon with it I'm using a moon filter from a...
Forum: Celestial and Astronomical Events 28-02-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 14,722
Posted By Scopie
Iceinspace in the news

Iceinspace also noted on news.com.au

http://www.news.com.au/technology/comet-c2013-siding-spring-might-hit-mars-in-2014/story-e6frfro0-1226587784458
Forum: Celestial and Astronomical Events 28-02-2013, 02:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 14,722
Posted By Scopie
Bummer

According to this website, Mars will be visible pretty much only during the day from Australia in October 2014.
...
Forum: Celestial and Astronomical Events 27-02-2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 14,722
Posted By Scopie
Yep, and I see they put a the size of the comet...

Yep, and I see they put a the size of the comet way, way larger than my measly 2km. If it is that big and it hits anything I'd imagine that would be pretty spectacular. Still, there is an awful lot...
Forum: Celestial and Astronomical Events 27-02-2013, 12:11 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 14,722
Posted By Scopie
@ROB_K - try here, you can tilt and pan... ...

@ROB_K - try here, you can tilt and pan...

http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=C%2F2013%20A1;orb=1;cov=0;log=0;cad=1#orb
Forum: Celestial and Astronomical Events 26-02-2013, 10:33 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 14,722
Posted By Scopie
Its interesting though- the other orbital sims I...

Its interesting though- the other orbital sims I have seen show the comet not traveling in the ecliptic plane but coming up from beneath it- perhaps its just a trick of perspective.

That doesn't...
Forum: Celestial and Astronomical Events 26-02-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 14,722
Posted By Scopie
Comet C/2013 A1 possible Mars Strike in 2014

Would be interesting if it hit Phobos- I think that would shatter the moon...

A recently discovered comet will make an uncomfortably close planetary flyby next year — but this time it’s not Earth...
Forum: Celestial and Astronomical Events 18-02-2013, 12:36 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,219
Posted By Scopie
Thanks to all who posted the how-to's I found it...

Thanks to all who posted the how-to's I found it :)

Looks much like a fainter version of 47-Tuc in my 16 inch dob. Very, very nice!

Quite a bit larger than I expected, but then again its my...
Forum: General Chat 30-07-2012, 12:59 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,237
Posted By Scopie
You are exactly right with this. Panels are...

You are exactly right with this. Panels are producing a small fraction of their rated power during what you'd normally consider peak energy consumption hours. So you still need all the power capacity...
Forum: General Chat 28-07-2012, 05:03 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,237
Posted By Scopie
Another thing :)

I also recommend that those who are concerned about their power bills get one of those plug-in power meters that go between an appliance and the wall socket- they only cost $30-40 or so. They tell...
Forum: General Chat 28-07-2012, 04:28 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,237
Posted By Scopie
Back on topic

Now, for all readers of this thread, I have something that I hope will benefit your hip pocket. About 18 months ago I bought half a dozen LED lightglobes from an Ebay seller called Dreammacys. They...
Forum: General Chat 28-07-2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,237
Posted By Scopie
In Clive's defense try this for size... ...

In Clive's defense try this for size...

Since the industrial revolution, energy consumption has increased on average 3% pa. So if you say that we've had roughly 200 years since the IR, and you do...
Forum: Celestial and Astronomical Events 06-06-2012, 02:04 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 7,703
Posted By Scopie
Just got a 20 second glimpse

40km south of Perth through a break in the clouds. Don't think there will be another chance before the transit ends in 45 mins. My wife and I both saw Venus, a little murky and out of focus due to...
Forum: Celestial and Astronomical Events 27-05-2012, 02:11 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 18,256
Posted By Scopie
Day off

I've taken the 6th off and will be watching from (at this stage) 60% sunny Perth thru the 5cm apeture hole in my 16" dob. Just glued my film over the inside of the mirror cover and plan to observe...
Forum: General Chat 08-05-2012, 07:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,076
Posted By Scopie
It seemed unusually bright here in Perth. Sat,...

It seemed unusually bright here in Perth. Sat, Sun and Mon night. We had a lot of rain that cleared the junk out of the air betweentimes. Whether the moon was in a small break between clouds or in a...
Forum: Astronomy and Amateur Science 28-04-2012, 07:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 889
Posted By Scopie
I'd think it would potentially be good for...

I'd think it would potentially be good for eyepieces and perhaps the foremost piece of glass in a mak-cass, but beyond that they don't really say what its other properties are - thermal expansion...
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