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Forum: General Chat 27-02-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 223
Posted By traveller
Guess Gina and Clive has already applied for...

Guess Gina and Clive has already applied for mining rights there.....
Forum: Equipment Discussions 27-02-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Posted By traveller
Hi Michael, Is it a 8" or 10" newt? I am...

Hi Michael,
Is it a 8" or 10" newt? I am refurbishing a LXD 10" SN tube ATM and have changed to a D bar from the standard V bar.
A D bar will allow better torsional rigidity, but I really wanted...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 24-02-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 304
Posted By traveller
Thanks Mike, Being a sealed tube, Schmidt...

Thanks Mike,
Being a sealed tube, Schmidt Newtonian don't get as dirty as the open top Newts. I think I will try the blow method first with a filter over the intake part and see how I go.
Bo
Forum: General Chat 23-02-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 287
Posted By traveller
If the EPs are smudged, try 100% isopropyl...

If the EPs are smudged, try 100% isopropyl alcohol, you can get it as a 125ml spray bottle from Bunnings.
Bo
Forum: Beginners Astrophotography 23-02-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 327
Posted By traveller
Love the details Jo, well done. Bo

Love the details Jo, well done.
Bo
Forum: Equipment Discussions 23-02-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 304
Posted By traveller
Good point! Err, I prefer the...

Good point!



Err, I prefer the under-engineering approach :lol::thanx:
Forum: Equipment Discussions 23-02-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 304
Posted By traveller
Thanks Daniel, My main concern with through...

Thanks Daniel,
My main concern with through flow is the need to open up a "sealed" SN OTA tube. At this stage, I am keen just to cool the primary mirror and let the steel tube cool the inside...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 23-02-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 304
Posted By traveller
I thought blow is the way to go, but worried...

I thought blow is the way to go, but worried about introducing dust into the OTA (note to self, need to seal the OTA at the bottom end).
Forum: Astrophotography and Imaging Equipment and Discussions 23-02-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 126
Posted By traveller
Bugga! I will stick with my UHC-s for now and...

Bugga!
I will stick with my UHC-s for now and wait for the lights to be replaced (due by end of this year) and see what happens.
Bo
Forum: Equipment Discussions 23-02-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 304
Posted By traveller
Cooling fans: suck or blow

Ok, you get the idea.
Thinking of fitting a cooling fan to the rear end of Schmidt Newtonian OTA, should I get the fan to blow into the rear of the cell holder or extract air from it?
Sucking air...
Forum: Astrophotography and Imaging Equipment and Discussions 23-02-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 126
Posted By traveller
Thanks Ken, From what I can find out, the LED...

Thanks Ken,
From what I can find out, the LED streetlights are very directional so they have a tighter light "cone" than other streetlights. The nearest soon to be LED light is about 50m from my...
Forum: Astrophotography and Imaging Equipment and Discussions 23-02-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 126
Posted By traveller
LP filter for LED lights

Would be interested in hearing from experienced AP peeps on the best LP filter.
I currently live 10km from Melbourne CBD, so a fair bit of light pollution. Our street lights are getting changed to...
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 22-02-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 216
Posted By traveller
The 1100d has larger pixel size than the 600d, so...

The 1100d has larger pixel size than the 600d, so it is slightly more sensitive. It is also lighter than the 600d, cheaper and easier to modify.
Once you hook up the dslr to progrmas like backyard...
Forum: Beginners Astrophotography 20-02-2015, 09:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 410
Posted By traveller
Yes, can definitely see the data differences...

Yes, can definitely see the data differences between the two shots. Would also be interested in seeing comparison shots of fainter DSOs Simon.
Cheers
Bo
Forum: Beginners Astrophotography 20-02-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 410
Posted By traveller
Great comparison Simon. ...

Great comparison Simon.
:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
Forum: IceTrade Archives 19-02-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 502
Posted By traveller
Back on sale now. :thanx:

Back on sale now. :thanx:
Forum: IceTrade Archives 18-02-2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 502
Posted By traveller
Looks like you are the third in line mate. One is...

Looks like you are the third in line mate. One is keen, one is maybe. While I prefer a local sale, I need to respect those who responded first.
Cheers,
Bo

Just saw the edited post below, so you...
Forum: IceTrade Archives 18-02-2015, 10:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 502
Posted By traveller
Two queries so far on postage, so here are the...

Two queries so far on postage, so here are the dimensions
390 x 260 x 1200 mm box (add 5-10 mm if you want me to wrap some more cardboard around it, I don't think I can get a box big enough for...
Forum: IceTrade Archives 18-02-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 502
Posted By traveller
Meade LXD55 mount with autostar and LPI

Meade LXD55 mount package for sale, package includes: mount, tripod (the weakest point IMHO), two counterweights, autostar 497 handset, all cables, LPI, battery pack holder, all in original Meade...
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 14-02-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 444
Posted By traveller
I use an EQDIR cable, connecting the mount...

I use an EQDIR cable, connecting the mount directly to the laptop (without the handset)....
Forum: Trade/Wanted 14-02-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 125
Posted By traveller
Moonlite CR focuser adapter

I am after the bottom adapter plate for a Moonlite CR focuser for a 10" OTA.
Ideally it will be the Meade LXD 55/75 kit for 10" SN OTA http://focuser.com/products.php
Pm me if you have a...
Forum: Beginners Astrophotography 11-02-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 429
Posted By traveller
You won't regret coming Andrew, just convince...

You won't regret coming Andrew, just convince SWMBO the trip is for study purposes only :lol:
Ballarat is only 30km away from Snake Valley and there are plenty of accommodation options there.
Hope...
Forum: Deep Space 10-02-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 508
Posted By traveller
Beautiful details. Well done. Bo

Beautiful details. Well done.
Bo
Forum: IceTrade Archives 10-02-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 471
Posted By traveller
Had a couple of queries about what filter I...

Had a couple of queries about what filter I replaced the camera with, just to be clear, it is a full spectrum mod. So I took out both the UV/IR filter at the front and the "blue" bypass filter. The...
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 08-02-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 737
Posted By traveller
I agree with Phil, I tried both the old R&P...

I agree with Phil,
I tried both the old R&P focuser and the single speed crayford version on my ED 80 and found they were both capable to holding on to my DLSR during imaging sessions. I suspect due...
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