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Forum: IceTrade Archives 26-03-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,043
Posted By tempestwizz
12.5" F5 Handcrafted DOB

I am in the process of building an 18" F3.5 DOB which means this 12.5" F5 will be surplus to requirements.
It is fitted with a Parks mirror and premium secondary to produce excellent views. Any who...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 16-02-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,923
Posted By tempestwizz
I found the review below to offer a good...

I found the review below to offer a good discussion on the benefits of the FS60Q

http://scopeviews.co.uk/TakFS60Q.htm
Forum: Equipment Discussions 16-02-2015, 12:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,923
Posted By tempestwizz
I'm very happy with my FS 60 Q as a travel scope....

I'm very happy with my FS 60 Q as a travel scope. Bought in the UK a couple of years back to view a lunar eclipse. (Got a good view of the British clouds). According to reviews,the "q" extender...
Forum: Software and Computers 20-10-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Posted By tempestwizz
I've had similar, but different problems with...

I've had similar, but different problems with Win8.1 and the SSAG.

I can the drivers to install and see the SSAG in the device list when I connect. When I power up PHD2 and try to connect it as a...
Forum: IceTrade Archives 06-09-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 489
Posted By tempestwizz
PM sent re Narrow band set.

PM sent re Narrow band set.
Forum: General Chat 07-07-2014, 02:37 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,788
Posted By tempestwizz
I am a believer. for high quality speaker...

I am a believer. for high quality speaker cable. Although, in my opinion oxygen free is purely marketing hype. The purpose of good quality, low impedance cable is to transfer the driving and...
Forum: IceTrade Archives 02-05-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 773
Posted By tempestwizz
Pm sent. Intend to buy.

Pm sent. Intend to buy.
Forum: IceTrade Archives 25-04-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 773
Posted By tempestwizz
Orion SSAG

Is this still available?
Forum: IceTrade Archives 09-04-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 2
[TRADED/FOUND] Meade F/3.3 Focal Reducer
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Posted By tempestwizz
Yes, I have one surplus to requirements. I bought...

Yes, I have one surplus to requirements. I bought it some 8 or so years ago from Bintel I think. Has seen the light of night only once. In mint condition.

Brian
Forum: IceTrade Archives 17-03-2013, 01:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,676
Posted By tempestwizz
I may be interested. Is this still available ?

I may be interested. Is this still available ?
Forum: ATM and DIY Projects 10-03-2013, 10:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,673
Posted By tempestwizz
My main use is for Aluminium. I have built a...

My main use is for Aluminium.
I have built a couple of Dobs so far using aluminium.i tried using a cheaper MIG the first time, and a combination of under power and under-gassing did not allow ideal...
Forum: Astrophotography and Imaging Equipment and Discussions 15-01-2013, 10:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,777
Posted By tempestwizz
I am a little reluctant to buy into this...

I am a little reluctant to buy into this discussion as my view is not well aligned with the majority.
I agree with the focal lengths, ie 85mm and up to 200 mm for full frame shots. I do not agree...
Forum: Astrophotography and Imaging Equipment and Discussions 01-09-2012, 04:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 766
Posted By tempestwizz
I'd check the direction of elongation also. ie is...

I'd check the direction of elongation also. ie is it in the Dec plane or the RA plane or flexure if in line with guide-scope gravity. That would give a clue what to look for most.
Is the extent of...
Forum: ATM and DIY Projects 09-12-2011, 11:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,176
Posted By tempestwizz
Do you have any information regarding what...

Do you have any information regarding what frequency(ies) you are looking to detect? There are a couple of ways to improve the antenna type while keeping it compact. Also, the method of coupling the...
Forum: Mobile Astronomy Apps 05-12-2011, 11:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,084
Posted By tempestwizz
Not an expert, but I believe Apple acknowledged...

Not an expert, but I believe Apple acknowledged this weakness with first release and have since fixed problem through updates. I have not noticed current issues with my iPhone 4, or iPad2, wires 3GS...
Forum: Software and Computers 20-11-2011, 11:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 447
Posted By tempestwizz
I'm no expert with Orion Starshhot, but I had a...

I'm no expert with Orion Starshhot, but I had a spate of similar problems some time back which ended up being caused by the Antivirus software. It just wouldn't allow drivers to load, although the...
Forum: Beginners Astrophotography 08-10-2011, 11:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 772
Posted By tempestwizz
I would strongly recommend the use of a UHC...

I would strongly recommend the use of a UHC filter. I use an Astronomik. Basically I can get twice the (signal) exposure time before the pollution (noise) reaches the same level.
UHC for me works...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 05-10-2011, 10:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,792
Posted By tempestwizz
I purchased a used EM200 about 5 years ago and...

I purchased a used EM200 about 5 years ago and have to admit that I am less than happy with it. I'm not sure of its history but it doesn't guide anywhere near as well as I had hoped. I may just have...
Forum: General Chat 07-09-2011, 10:08 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 5,316
Posted By tempestwizz
Mine is first official light for my self-built...

Mine is first official light for my self-built 12.5" dob near parliament house in 2006.
The name relates to a field of testing that I do, and I'm the only commercial tester in Oz, so I must be a...
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 02-09-2011, 09:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 402
Posted By tempestwizz
Basically you are correct in your simplistic...

Basically you are correct in your simplistic assumptions. The purpose of the focal reducers is to increase the available angle of view through a given optic system.
Nothing is ever perfect however,...
Forum: Beginners Astrophotography 01-09-2011, 07:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 340
Posted By tempestwizz
Following on from Steffen, stopping down a...

Following on from Steffen, stopping down a terrestrial lens will increase your depth of field making objects nearer and further from the actual focus point also appear to be in-focus. For astro work...
Forum: IceTrade Archives 26-02-2011, 05:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,632
Posted By tempestwizz
OK, OK, I'll take it. PM Sent. BC

OK, OK, I'll take it.

PM Sent.

BC
Forum: DIY Observatories 18-02-2011, 10:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,975
Posted By tempestwizz
The only advice I can offer in concurrence with...

The only advice I can offer in concurrence with much of the other already given is for the mounting method onto the pier.
I dug a hole almost 1 metre square, and a metre deep. I placed quite a bit...
Forum: IceTrade Archives 19-01-2011, 01:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 567
Posted By tempestwizz
I find my 35mm Panoptic excellent for my 12" F5...

I find my 35mm Panoptic excellent for my 12" F5 Dob.
Forum: Astrophotography and Imaging Equipment and Discussions 31-12-2010, 04:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,186
Posted By tempestwizz
As you can now see, my 'new' dark appears to be...

As you can now see, my 'new' dark appears to be OK. (Feeling a little foolish now)
I could have sworn the lens cap was on when I was taking darks the other night. Obviously I did not have it on...
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