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Forum: Equipment Discussions Yesterday, 10:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 336
Posted By Steffen
Yes, I'll take a look for myself before deciding....

Yes, I'll take a look for myself before deciding.

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: Equipment Discussions Yesterday, 07:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 336
Posted By Steffen
Do you think it can be adapted to a GSO focuser? ...

Do you think it can be adapted to a GSO focuser?

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: Equipment Discussions 22-04-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 217
Posted By Steffen
There are commercially available solvents for...

There are commercially available solvents for cured epoxy resins, such as ACL-23 Epoxsol among others, but I guess it depends on the particular resin and needs to be tried.

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: Star Parties, Club and Community Events 22-04-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,042
Posted By Steffen
I'm happy to help with the sausage sizzle. ...

I'm happy to help with the sausage sizzle.

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: Equipment Discussions 22-04-2014, 12:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,059
Posted By Steffen
As much as I'd wish this to be true, it ain't....

As much as I'd wish this to be true, it ain't. Just because I can afford a $40k car doesn't mean I can afford an $80k one.



All of this for $10k? You must have gotten a very good deal....
Forum: Equipment Discussions 21-04-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 121
Posted By Steffen
Maybe they want you to use a Glatter Parallizer...

Maybe they want you to use a Glatter Parallizer :P In that case you would tighten only one of the screws and leave the other two loose.

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: Observational and Visual Astronomy 21-04-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 306
Posted By Steffen
Yep, visual astronomy is very much unpredictable,...

Yep, visual astronomy is very much unpredictable, a bit like fishing.

Tonight is a particular tease here in greater western Sydney — transparency is pretty much absent (veils of high cloud), but...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 21-04-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 248
Posted By Steffen
I also hate that it can't store any numbers...

I also hate that it can't store any numbers...
Forum: Star Parties, Club and Community Events 20-04-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 114
Posted By Steffen
Yes, I'll be at IISAC too. Cheers Steffen.

Yes, I'll be at IISAC too.

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: Equipment Discussions 20-04-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 248
Posted By Steffen
Actually, any straight-through cat5 Ethernet...

Actually, any straight-through cat5 Ethernet cable will work between the HEQ5Pro mount and the hand controller. Most network patch leads are stiffer and more unwieldy than the original coiled cable,...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 19-04-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 602
Posted By Steffen
Seriously?? That's a seven metre long scope,...

Seriously?? That's a seven metre long scope, where would you keep it? Must be sarcasm... :question:

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: Equipment Discussions 18-04-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 994
Posted By Steffen
What this tells me is that Mike needs to start...

What this tells me is that Mike needs to start selling IceInSpace emblazoned stubby holders ;)

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 17-04-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 284
Posted By Steffen
Normally Andrews is a bit cheaper than Bintel...

Normally Andrews is a bit cheaper than Bintel (the 8" Dob was just $399 not long ago). In this case, with prices being the same and an upgraded eyepiece in the mix buying from Bintel is a no-brainer....
Forum: Equipment Discussions 16-04-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 122
Posted By Steffen
Insert the screwdriver and find the screw, but...

Insert the screwdriver and find the screw, but look through the eyepiece before you start turning. You need to see what you're doing, otherwise it's just guesswork.

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: Equipment Discussions 16-04-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 122
Posted By Steffen
Sorry Renato, I haven't seen the insides of the...

Sorry Renato, I haven't seen the insides of the silver spot Orions or Saxons, so I can't predict exactly how the screws would respond, but in general you would loosen the locking screws a few turns...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 16-04-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 122
Posted By Steffen
The Orion Argonaut 6" Mak is virtually identical...

The Orion Argonaut 6" Mak is virtually identical to the Intes MK-67 (except for the focuser), it has a secondary in its own cell that can be collimated. The Saxon has a silvered spot on the meniscus,...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 16-04-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 122
Posted By Steffen
After centring the star in the FOV defocus inward...

After centring the star in the FOV defocus inward and check on which side of the defocussed image the diffraction rings bunch up (the head of the "comet"). Then, find one collimation screw on the...
Forum: General Chat 16-04-2014, 12:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 262
Posted By Steffen
For the nuts on the worm axes of my mount I...

For the nuts on the worm axes of my mount I normally use needle-nose pliers, not a lot of force needs to be applied there anyway.

The large, tight ring nuts on RA/Dec axes I usually loosen and...
Forum: Astrophotography and Imaging Equipment and Discussions 15-04-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 9,768
Posted By Steffen
Doubleplusgood!

Doubleplusgood!
Forum: Equipment Discussions 15-04-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 46,838
Posted By Steffen
http://www.wildcard-innovations.com.au works for...

http://www.wildcard-innovations.com.au works for me. Is there a particular part of the site you're having trouble with?

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: Astrophotography and Imaging Equipment and Discussions 14-04-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 550
Posted By Steffen
Sorry, but that's demonstrably false. The share...

Sorry, but that's demonstrably false. The share of images posted to this site (or any number of other sites) that were created with OS scopes is very small, as is the proportion of people transported...
Forum: ATM and DIY Projects 14-04-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 185
Posted By Steffen
Would loosefill pellets do the trick? ...

Would loosefill pellets do the trick?

http://www.officeworks.com.au/shop/officeworks/pack-post-send-loosefill-packing-peanuts-pspeanuts

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 11-04-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 676
Posted By Steffen
Interesting comment about the Viva towels, they...

Interesting comment about the Viva towels, they happen to be my medium of choice, too!

Instead of acetone I use Diggers isopropanol, it's easier to work with, doesn't evaporate as quickly and...
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 11-04-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 676
Posted By Steffen
That's basically what I do too, only I use...

That's basically what I do too, only I use kitchen paper instead of cotton wool. I also usually need to use isopropanol to get rid of the eucalyptus oil film that deposits on my mirrors.

Cheers...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 11-04-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,755
Posted By Steffen
My worst one was the Aldi table-top Dob – before...

My worst one was the Aldi table-top Dob – before I fixed it. Out of the box it was plain not working. The secondary mirror was only partly underneath the focuser and the screws in the secondary cell...
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