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Forum: ATM and DIY Projects 23-01-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 99
Posted By ZeroID
Is your TEC a 12706 ? I've managed to push my AS!...

Is your TEC a 12706 ? I've managed to push my AS! 120 down to -10C from ambient 24C with one of those (50 watts). It does have a substantial thermo radiator assembly on the back and the camera is...
Forum: ATM and DIY Projects 23-01-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 220
Posted By ZeroID
Probably the biggest issue with using the 12"...

Probably the biggest issue with using the 12" tube is that the focusser will be pushed further off centre possibly requiring a slightly larger secondary mirror. That and the slight weight and...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 23-01-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 377
Posted By ZeroID
The 8" is ok on the EQ6, the 12", I would think...

The 8" is ok on the EQ6, the 12", I would think not.
Forum: General Chat 23-01-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 438
Posted By ZeroID
Ant Rid is Sugar and Borax, the sugar is probably...

Ant Rid is Sugar and Borax, the sugar is probably the more toxic component. You can buy Borax over the counter and mix your own 50/50 in some water. The sugar attracts them, the Borax kills them....
Forum: DIY Observatories 22-01-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 428
Posted By ZeroID
Heck ! I could add another 500 mm easy and still...

Heck ! I could add another 500 mm easy and still be within spec.
My split roof solution came about because of restrictions on roll off space in one direction. It splits out in both directions, East...
Forum: Beginners Talk 22-01-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 276
Posted By ZeroID
Hi Emma, Orions nebula should be quite doable...

Hi Emma, Orions nebula should be quite doable with that scope. Also designated as M42 and Stellarium (free) will find it for you. 47 Tuc is a big globular cluster worth looking for as well, quite...
Forum: Beginners Talk 22-01-2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 529
Posted By ZeroID
Rig up a bit of extra weight on the counter...

Rig up a bit of extra weight on the counter balance shaft to reduce the friction load and make it easier to control. I've used a spare 5 kg gym weight on my EQ6 but possibly a 1 or 2 kg on the shaft...
Forum: Celestial and Astronomical Events 19-01-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By ZeroID
Too low for me already, Ob wall gets in the way....

Too low for me already, Ob wall gets in the way. But it's ok, if a little LP'd through the binos.
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 19-01-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By ZeroID
Looks to be a 4'5" F8 newt. Any other info...

Looks to be a 4'5" F8 newt. Any other info avalable from stickers etc ?
For $30 if it works ok it's a bargain. I started with one of those and was surprised at how much it could see.
Always meant...
Forum: Software and Computers 17-01-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 197
Posted By ZeroID
I uninstalled mine quite successfully for the...

I uninstalled mine quite successfully for the same reason. Drivers are still available to run the camera from BYE.
The oher thing you might need to do is set the camera to stay on, not go into a...
Forum: General Chat 17-01-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 534
Posted By ZeroID
Years ago I read a SciFi novel where the hero was...

Years ago I read a SciFi novel where the hero was a Lunairtharian' .. From the twin planets of Lunar and Earth. I think the twisted spelling 'air' was to confuse the reader and hide the secret till...
Forum: ATM and DIY Projects 14-01-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,399
Posted By ZeroID
I ran my test build last night, Mk II vers. 2. ...

I ran my test build last night, Mk II vers. 2.
It took ages to pull the sensor down by about 10* but it had no internal fan and no contact with the camera, just a big cold plate surface.
It managed...
Forum: General Chat 14-01-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,070
Posted By ZeroID
I don't bother with clever answers or anything. ...

I don't bother with clever answers or anything.
Identify who they are.
Unwanted Y/N ?
Hang up
End of story.
Why bother wasting time with them.
Sky calls us weekly, one day they will...
Forum: DIY Observatories 13-01-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 428
Posted By ZeroID
I've looked at building a simple panelled 'dome'...

I've looked at building a simple panelled 'dome' for mine to gain some roof height for the 10" Newt. Biggest problem is it raises the horizon line for everything else. Also complicates construction...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 13-01-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,930
Posted By ZeroID
You don't need windows for either Ob or Toolshed,...

You don't need windows for either Ob or Toolshed, and they are a security risk point. Although I'd agree, ventilation is probably a must in Aust. How about a protected grilled vent near the roof line...
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 13-01-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 164
Posted By ZeroID
You can also establish the Nth\Sth line using the...

You can also establish the Nth\Sth line using the solar noon method. A hanging weight on a string will cast a true Nth\Sth shadow at the solar noon time, normally a short period (10-20 mins) after...
Forum: Astrophotography and Imaging Equipment and Discussions 12-01-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 562
Posted By ZeroID
Something else to try. Noiseware Community...

Something else to try. Noiseware Community Edition, free for personal use.
Forum: General Chat 12-01-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 820
Posted By ZeroID
Stay AWAY from the sheep ... :lol:

Stay AWAY from the sheep ... :lol:
Forum: Beginners Talk 12-01-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 547
Posted By ZeroID
Hi Chris and :welcome:. I'm just starting to...

Hi Chris and :welcome:.
I'm just starting to get to grips with imaging myself and have done a fair amount of trial and error practical testing.

As Raymo says anything from an EQ5 up should...
Forum: General Chat 12-01-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 820
Posted By ZeroID
Hi Xela ( just to differentiate you from that...

Hi Xela ( just to differentiate you from that other dodgy 'Alex' :D )
Thanks for your words of concern. Nah, we're all good. Other than the fact it has just made me spill my coffee down my shirt I...
Forum: General Chat 12-01-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 820
Posted By ZeroID
Yes, well I didn't want to upset you Alex, I knew...

Yes, well I didn't want to upset you Alex, I knew how fond you are of hardware ... ;) and dodgy friends ..
Forum: General Chat 12-01-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 820
Posted By ZeroID
Lucky ? ... Currently only half a finger nail...

Lucky ? ... Currently only half a finger nail down one side, you can just see it in the Xray, no fingerprint for a year or two at least and only partial cover on the top of the nail bed. Going to...
Forum: General Chat 11-01-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 820
Posted By ZeroID
Ok, you got it .... a picture anyway The...

Ok, you got it .... a picture anyway

The mashed up bit at the top is bits of bone ....... , (Eeeww!! :( )

Sorry Alex, they didn't ask for X-Rays of the saw blade but it is undergoing...
Forum: ATM and DIY Projects 08-01-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,399
Posted By ZeroID
The 450D does return temp to BYEos with each...

The 450D does return temp to BYEos with each image in both C & F to one decimal point.
Power supply, yes please Peter. I'll PM you an address if that's OK, let me know what postage and beer money...
Forum: DIY Observatories 08-01-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 428
Posted By ZeroID
1800 x 1800 will be too small. Mine is 1800 x...

1800 x 1800 will be too small. Mine is 1800 x 2700. You need the space to one end to just get in and move around. I have to be a little careful when I am working low south as the cameras only just...
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