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Forum: Astrophotography and Imaging Equipment and Discussions Today, 06:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 150
Posted By ZeroID
As I said, I don't think 6 volts will get you far...

As I said, I don't think 6 volts will get you far enough. Isolating the camera will help and reduce the parasitic (nice description) thermal load but delta 40 at 6 volts, I doubt it. At best maybe...
Forum: Astrophotography and Imaging Equipment and Discussions Today, 02:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 150
Posted By ZeroID
Chris, Condensation was on the camera IR...

Chris,
Condensation was on the camera IR window, not sure if it was internal or external but I'll check tonight. A dessicant program may be needed to prevent future ocurrences. It's on the 'To Do'...
Forum: Astrophotography and Imaging Equipment and Discussions Yesterday, 07:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 150
Posted By ZeroID
Peltier experiments.

Y'all know I am the DIY fanatic, why buy it when you can make it.
Picked up a 40mm square 50 watt peltier module, $8:50 ( I'm also cheap ! :D ).
Idea was to cool the AS120mc down a bit for longer...
Forum: General Chat 12-09-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 520
Posted By ZeroID
Predicted solid rain all weekend in NZ... ...

Predicted solid rain all weekend in NZ... :shrug:
Guaranteed clouds regardless, I knew I shouldn't bought the new scope ... :P
Forum: Beginners Talk 11-09-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 417
Posted By ZeroID
You obviously have focus. I assume you are using...

You obviously have focus. I assume you are using stacked video to get the Saturn image. This will not work with DSO objects. They require many long exposures, 30 seconds or more each to capture...
Forum: Celestial and Astronomical Events 10-09-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 152
Posted By ZeroID
Sorry, my fault, bought another scope. Didn't...

Sorry, my fault, bought another scope. Didn't realise it be so widespread ... :shrug:
Forum: General Chat 10-09-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 349
Posted By ZeroID
Wow !! Congrats and thanks to Mike and all the...

Wow !! Congrats and thanks to Mike and all the mods.
I've seen and been inspired by so much on here. It's also cost me a bomb !! I blame you lot completely .. :lol:
Forum: General Chat 10-09-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 408
Posted By ZeroID
Geez, my youngest is 34 !! I got 11 year old...

Geez, my youngest is 34 !!
I got 11 year old grandkids ....

Enjoy 'em while you got 'em, help them learn to fly... :thumbsup:
Forum: Terrestrial Photography 09-09-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 312
Posted By ZeroID
DC3 in Auckland Skies

DC3 in Auckland Skies
Forum: Terrestrial Photography 09-09-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 61
Posted By ZeroID
Local birdlife.

Native Tui hitting the spring nectar before mating starts.
Forum: Equipment Discussions 08-09-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By ZeroID
OK, so my bargain buy finally arrived, some...

OK, so my bargain buy finally arrived, some delivery cost problems due to size.
But boy, am I happy. This thing is brand new as far as I can tell. Not a scratch on it and still wrapped in factory...
Forum: Celestial and Astronomical Events 08-09-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 235
Posted By ZeroID
That's called a 'Bugga !' moment ...

That's called a 'Bugga !' moment ...
Forum: Celestial and Astronomical Events 08-09-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 235
Posted By ZeroID
Meteorite Hits Nicaragua

No joke, this is the real thing.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11320752

Unbelieveable it missed all the built up areas and just hit a forest area near the...
Forum: Celestial and Astronomical Events 08-09-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 275
Posted By ZeroID
Solid cloud and way too much light over here ...

Solid cloud and way too much light over here ...
Forum: General Chat 05-09-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 536
Posted By ZeroID
Do the people who run these places even think...

Do the people who run these places even think about what they are doing ?
Forum: Beginners Talk 05-09-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 308
Posted By ZeroID
Short answer then .... 'No'

Short answer then .... 'No'
Forum: Celestial and Astronomical Events 05-09-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 275
Posted By ZeroID
NEO Sunday 7th over NZ

2014 RC will be above New Zealand at 20.18 BST during closest approach
Amateur astronomers with telescopes might be able to see it graze past
Asteroid 2014 RC, which is 60ft (20 metres),...
Forum: General Chat 04-09-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 964
Posted By ZeroID
Good call. We've got a 5 year old Sony 46" Bravia...

Good call. We've got a 5 year old Sony 46" Bravia which is still quite brilliant but Samsung looks to be our upgrade path. Features and performance wise. Thanks for the info and report on your buy.
Forum: Beginners Talk 04-09-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 308
Posted By ZeroID
I've 'tracked' satellites using the 80mm f5 by...

I've 'tracked' satellites using the 80mm f5 by hand. Easier with the wide feild of view of course but there isn't much to see, just a bright dot. I have done it in the 10" f5 with a 20mm SV EP, hand...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 03-09-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 160
Posted By ZeroID
Bunnings bit and pieces dept. I got a plastic box...

Bunnings bit and pieces dept. I got a plastic box with about 50 different sizes for about $5. Automotive section quite often has them but miine was part of a promo display.
Forum: General Chat 03-09-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 310
Posted By ZeroID
Nah, wasn't us. None of our stuff goes 'wonky' ...

Nah, wasn't us. None of our stuff goes 'wonky' :P we just get it up.. ;)
Forum: General Chat 03-09-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 242
Posted By ZeroID
Happy Birthday H,

Happy Birthday H,
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 02-09-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 339
Posted By ZeroID
...and Mars of course ..:thumbsup:

...and Mars of course ..:thumbsup:
Forum: General Chat 01-09-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 297
Posted By ZeroID
Have you had a look at MetaGuide ? I've only...

Have you had a look at MetaGuide ?
I've only just started playing with it ( thanks to cloud interuptions ) but it sorted out my problems and was very stable first (read 'only') time I tried it. ...
Forum: Beginners Astrophotography 01-09-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 225
Posted By ZeroID
Nice to see some detail and structure in the core...

Nice to see some detail and structure in the core area despite the softness. Most cases you are lucky just to pick up the stars in there.
Well done
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