ICEINSPACE
Most Read Articles
Moon Phase
CURRENT MOON Last Quarter
42.9%
The Sun Now
Time Zones
Sydney
5:27 am
Perth
3:27 am
Auckland
7:27 am
New York*
3:27 pm
Paris*
9:27 pm
GMT
7:27 pm




Go Back   IceInSpace > Search Forums

Showing results 1 to 25 of 54
Search took 0.04 seconds; generated 1 minute(s) ago.
Search: Posts Made By: Scopie
Forum: Equipment Discussions 06-03-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 263
Posted By Scopie
Impressive new Canon LowLight Performance

This is well worth looking at- see short video at the bottom of the page.

http://www.canon.com/news/2013/mar04e.html
Forum: Eyepieces, Barlows and Filters 06-03-2013, 06:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 997
Posted By Scopie
Thanks All!

I'll check those out.

Much obliged for your advice :)
Forum: Eyepieces, Barlows and Filters 28-02-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 997
Posted By Scopie
Can anyone recommend me a moon filter?

Guys- I figure this question has been asked a hundred times before but...

I have a 16" Dob and on the occasion I want to look at planets or the moon with it I'm using a moon filter from a...
Forum: Celestial and Astronomical Events 28-02-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 12,916
Posted By Scopie
Iceinspace in the news

Iceinspace also noted on news.com.au

http://www.news.com.au/technology/comet-c2013-siding-spring-might-hit-mars-in-2014/story-e6frfro0-1226587784458
Forum: Celestial and Astronomical Events 28-02-2013, 02:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 12,916
Posted By Scopie
Bummer

According to this website, Mars will be visible pretty much only during the day from Australia in October 2014.
...
Forum: Celestial and Astronomical Events 27-02-2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 12,916
Posted By Scopie
Yep, and I see they put a the size of the comet...

Yep, and I see they put a the size of the comet way, way larger than my measly 2km. If it is that big and it hits anything I'd imagine that would be pretty spectacular. Still, there is an awful lot...
Forum: Celestial and Astronomical Events 27-02-2013, 12:11 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 12,916
Posted By Scopie
@ROB_K - try here, you can tilt and pan... ...

@ROB_K - try here, you can tilt and pan...

http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=C%2F2013%20A1;orb=1;cov=0;log=0;cad=1#orb
Forum: Celestial and Astronomical Events 26-02-2013, 10:33 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 12,916
Posted By Scopie
Its interesting though- the other orbital sims I...

Its interesting though- the other orbital sims I have seen show the comet not traveling in the ecliptic plane but coming up from beneath it- perhaps its just a trick of perspective.

That doesn't...
Forum: Celestial and Astronomical Events 26-02-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 12,916
Posted By Scopie
Comet C/2013 A1 possible Mars Strike in 2014

Would be interesting if it hit Phobos- I think that would shatter the moon...

A recently discovered comet will make an uncomfortably close planetary flyby next year — but this time it’s not Earth...
Forum: Celestial and Astronomical Events 18-02-2013, 12:36 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,283
Posted By Scopie
Thanks to all who posted the how-to's I found it...

Thanks to all who posted the how-to's I found it :)

Looks much like a fainter version of 47-Tuc in my 16 inch dob. Very, very nice!

Quite a bit larger than I expected, but then again its my...
Forum: General Chat 30-07-2012, 12:59 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,741
Posted By Scopie
You are exactly right with this. Panels are...

You are exactly right with this. Panels are producing a small fraction of their rated power during what you'd normally consider peak energy consumption hours. So you still need all the power capacity...
Forum: General Chat 28-07-2012, 05:03 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,741
Posted By Scopie
Another thing :)

I also recommend that those who are concerned about their power bills get one of those plug-in power meters that go between an appliance and the wall socket- they only cost $30-40 or so. They tell...
Forum: General Chat 28-07-2012, 04:28 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,741
Posted By Scopie
Back on topic

Now, for all readers of this thread, I have something that I hope will benefit your hip pocket. About 18 months ago I bought half a dozen LED lightglobes from an Ebay seller called Dreammacys. They...
Forum: General Chat 28-07-2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,741
Posted By Scopie
In Clive's defense try this for size... ...

In Clive's defense try this for size...

Since the industrial revolution, energy consumption has increased on average 3% pa. So if you say that we've had roughly 200 years since the IR, and you do...
Forum: Celestial and Astronomical Events 06-06-2012, 02:04 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 7,028
Posted By Scopie
Just got a 20 second glimpse

40km south of Perth through a break in the clouds. Don't think there will be another chance before the transit ends in 45 mins. My wife and I both saw Venus, a little murky and out of focus due to...
Forum: Celestial and Astronomical Events 27-05-2012, 02:11 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 17,346
Posted By Scopie
Day off

I've taken the 6th off and will be watching from (at this stage) 60% sunny Perth thru the 5cm apeture hole in my 16" dob. Just glued my film over the inside of the mirror cover and plan to observe...
Forum: General Chat 08-05-2012, 07:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 998
Posted By Scopie
It seemed unusually bright here in Perth. Sat,...

It seemed unusually bright here in Perth. Sat, Sun and Mon night. We had a lot of rain that cleared the junk out of the air betweentimes. Whether the moon was in a small break between clouds or in a...
Forum: Astronomy and Amateur Science 28-04-2012, 07:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 749
Posted By Scopie
I'd think it would potentially be good for...

I'd think it would potentially be good for eyepieces and perhaps the foremost piece of glass in a mak-cass, but beyond that they don't really say what its other properties are - thermal expansion...
Forum: Astronomy and Amateur Science 27-04-2012, 02:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 749
Posted By Scopie
New superglass

"On Thursday, researchers at MIT announced a breakthrough in glass-making technology (http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/333734/20120426/mit-researchers-invent-perfect-glass-video.htm), which basically...
Forum: IceTrade Archives 23-03-2012, 05:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,340
Posted By Scopie
Withdrawn

Hi guys,

Thanks for your interest - I'm not happy with the condition of the mirror so I'm withdrawing the scope from sale until the mirror is cleaned.

Kind Regards,

Brad.
Forum: IceTrade Archives 20-03-2012, 11:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,340
Posted By Scopie
Vixen VC200L White tube, CG5-GT and accessories

So I bought that 16 inch Dob... Now I am in the market to sell my old scope and mount, which make a good introductory astrograph in my humble opinion. The VC being so light (6kg) it performs well on...
Forum: Beginners Talk 13-03-2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 476
Posted By Scopie
400x will bring Mars up to about the diameter of...

400x will bring Mars up to about the diameter of a pen. You can clearly see the polar cap and some dark surface marking when the air stills. Depending on your apeture you might also need a moon or...
Forum: Beginners Talk 13-03-2012, 07:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 902
Posted By Scopie
16 inches of sky watcher goodness

I have a 16 inch Sky Watcher collapsable Go-To. For under three grand it is simply awesome, but not recommended for small cars. I can get it in my station wagon. In under 5 minutes a single person...
Forum: Astronomy and Amateur Science 01-03-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,968
Posted By Scopie
Bustin Balloons

Spooky action at a distance, as we presently define it, requires two entangled particles. So you're back to the light speed problem since in order to entangle particles they need to be close...
Forum: General Chat 29-02-2012, 05:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,245
Posted By Scopie
Eh? I've read a lot about Tesla, but "free energy...

Eh? I've read a lot about Tesla, but "free energy machine" and murder didn't come into it - unless you are speaking figuratively.
Showing results 1 to 25 of 54

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT +10. The time is now 05:27 AM.

Powered by vBulletin Version 3.8.7 | Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertisement
Bintel
Advertisement
AS&T October 2014
Advertisement
Astronomy Alive
Advertisement
FLI Cameras and Imaging Accessories
Advertisement
OzScopes Authorised Dealer
Advertisement
ZWO Cameras at Optics Central
Advertisement
Astronomy and Electronics Centre
Advertisement
Advertisement
10x IceInSpace Stickers