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Forum: Beginners Astrophotography Yesterday, 06:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 94
Posted By ZeroID
Been there, done that meself ..:P Nice...

Been there, done that meself ..:P

Nice image all the same .... :thumbsup: although personally I'd reduce the brightness a bit to show more detail.

Your lower white edge is possibly a...
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions Yesterday, 06:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 59
Posted By ZeroID
How are you connected to the mount Daine ? What...

How are you connected to the mount Daine ? What hardware, cables, software etc. There can be multiple causes for not working from hardware to software and correct setup in menus etc.
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions Yesterday, 06:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 320
Posted By ZeroID
Regarding size and portability, an 8" F6 and an...

Regarding size and portability, an 8" F6 and an 10" F5 are almost the same length and the 10" only fractionally bigger in diameter and marginally in weight.
For LP situations in the city filters...
Forum: Beginners Talk Yesterday, 05:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 116
Posted By ZeroID
Hi Brian and :welcome:. This 'Equatorial' stuff...

Hi Brian and :welcome:.
This 'Equatorial' stuff is a bit confusing to begin with isn't it ?

Please forgive me if I take you back to basics in explaining a few things.
The purpose of the...
Forum: DIY Observatories 02-07-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 148
Posted By ZeroID
An interesting project for sure. You may need to...

An interesting project for sure. You may need to put in a raised floor as the walls will be quite high. You will also need a long sturdy pier down to a solid base to reduce any vibration and keep the...
Forum: Software and Computers 02-07-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 166
Posted By ZeroID
One of the main issues in shifting info between...

One of the main issues in shifting info between hard drives is the path name length. If you have nested folders within folders the UNC can exceed the 256 character limit. For the few occaisons I've...
Forum: Solar System 02-07-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 797
Posted By ZeroID
Wow ! Too cool. Well done

Wow ! Too cool. Well done
Forum: General Chat 01-07-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 165
Posted By ZeroID
We'll open a Tourist Bureau for Martians and send...

We'll open a Tourist Bureau for Martians and send them back so you won't get lonely ... you like little green men don't you ? :D
Forum: General Chat 01-07-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 165
Posted By ZeroID
Problem with getting your stuff up there with the...

Problem with getting your stuff up there with the big boys is waiting for lift capacity to be available. From what I read it's 10x cheaper than using USA or European launch capability, not 10 x...
Forum: General Chat 01-07-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 165
Posted By ZeroID
RocketsNZ

Rocket Lab in NZ has announced it's launch pad site. First lift off before the end of the year planned.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11473933

We're...
Forum: Software and Computers 25-06-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 142
Posted By ZeroID
Is there a 'Repair' option on the Install ? ...

Is there a 'Repair' option on the Install ?
Otherwise reinstall ( after copying off any personal files etc if any and just in case ).
Forum: Equipment Discussions 25-06-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 279
Posted By ZeroID
Ben, please don't take this wroung but I think...

Ben, please don't take this wroung but I think you need to learn the sky a bit more as well. I started with a 114\900 reflector as you did and between using Stellarium and just getting out there and...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 25-06-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,577
Posted By ZeroID
This system worked for me on the RN 8F8 build. ...

This system worked for me on the RN 8F8 build.
To keep weight and size to a minimum the rings are all very close to the optical axis and perimeters so any primary misalignment shows easily. Also...
Forum: General Chat 25-06-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 299
Posted By ZeroID
Get AVG Free, works perfectly, updates regularly...

Get AVG Free, works perfectly, updates regularly and cause zero problems. I've used it on at least 5 or 6 computers over many years.

http://free.avg.com/au-en/homepage
Forum: General Chat 24-06-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 299
Posted By ZeroID
I don't know Kaspersky in particular but most AV...

I don't know Kaspersky in particular but most AV SW will have a management console which should allow you to enter 'safe' sites you regularly use.
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 24-06-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 636
Posted By ZeroID
8" or 10" Dob is by far the best bang for buck...

8" or 10" Dob is by far the best bang for buck and easy to use start.
If it was just going to be shunted from shed to garden and you had the space to store and protect it then get the 10" and enjoy...
Forum: ATM and DIY Projects 22-06-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,325
Posted By ZeroID
First light report

First light for the RN 8F8 scope. Downright freezing out there (4* !!).
This is a single frame ISO 6400 15 secs in the SONY SLT A77v DSLR unguided and basic processing. LP is high so red shifted...
Forum: Nightscapes 21-06-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 81
Posted By ZeroID
Moon, Jupiter, Venus.

Quick grab of the Moon - Jupiter - Venus conjunction through the clouds earlier tonight. Weather not being very helpful at present.
Forum: ATM and DIY Projects 21-06-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 91
Posted By ZeroID
Resurrection of an old project.

A few of you may remember am earlier project of mine to build a beam splitter for an EP\Camera system. The idea being to put it on the guide scope to make it easier to find suitable stars. It used a...
Forum: ATM and DIY Projects 21-06-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,325
Posted By ZeroID
It's up on the EQ6 finally and did some photo...

It's up on the EQ6 finally and did some photo tests and a realignment of the mirrors. She is a bit tetchy to fiddle with, requires very little tweaking to make a big movement. Finally got it right...
Forum: Deep Space 19-06-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 96
Posted By ZeroID
NGC3372 reprocess

Weather is lousy and I learned a few new processing skills earlier this week so a reprocess was in order for an old favourite. I think I managed to get a lot more of the subtle background colours...
Forum: General Chat 18-06-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By ZeroID
It was a portable setup, I had to polar align...

It was a portable setup, I had to polar align first ....so there! :D
Forum: Equipment Discussions 17-06-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 214
Posted By ZeroID
Neil, I've built three plus other DIY projects...

Neil, I've built three plus other DIY projects and they have all been posted up in the ATM & DIY section. Rolf (SkyViking) has posted on 2 very sophisticated builds with links to his website for full...
Forum: Celestial and Astronomical Events 17-06-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,150
Posted By ZeroID
If you mouse over the charts in the Telemetry it...

If you mouse over the charts in the Telemetry it gives you a lot of information in a 'bubble'. Going to have to keep an eye on that little gem.
Better on my home PC than at work. For some reason...
Forum: General Chat 17-06-2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By ZeroID
At least I got some clear (and very cold) sky ! ...

At least I got some clear (and very cold) sky !
And about 75 mins of Sombrero exposure .... :D
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