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Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 15-05-2011, 11:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 786
Posted By FNQ_View
As suggested previously, attend a few starparties...

As suggested previously, attend a few starparties - especially with your 'scope. that way some nice fellow astronomers will allow you to try their EPs with your scope - A " Try before you buy" so to...
Forum: General Chat 07-01-2007, 02:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,015
Posted By FNQ_View
I am no herpatologist ( snake expert ), but a...

I am no herpatologist ( snake expert ), but a word of advice about snakes - the ONLY reliable way to identify a snake is by scale count. For example around the Innisfail area - an RBB is a greeny...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 26-11-2006, 01:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 407
Posted By FNQ_View
First light on new scope

Hey Folks,

Just had to share with everyone. Back on Friday 17th I received in the mail a rather large cardboard box containing an 8" F5 Newt OTA ( Special from Andrews ) On Saturday 18th I fired...
Forum: ATM and DIY Projects 23-11-2006, 12:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,101
Posted By FNQ_View
you could always try ...

you could always try

http://www.oatleyelectronics.com/peltier.html
Forum: Beginners Talk 21-11-2006, 10:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,996
Posted By FNQ_View
I have read this thread with some interest. I...

I have read this thread with some interest. I recently discovered that the published declination for my area is very different to the actual declination. Since perfforming the following excercise I...
Forum: Solar System 12-11-2006, 09:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 487
Posted By FNQ_View
Mike, Awesome imaging:eyepop:. The map idea is...

Mike,
Awesome imaging:eyepop:. The map idea is brilliant. I have to echo others when I say font selection is an issue:shrug:. Something to keep in mind. The western world has been so exposed to the...
Forum: General Chat 11-10-2006, 08:16 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,525
Posted By FNQ_View
:eyepop:WOW:eyepop: I won 2nd Prize -...

:eyepop:WOW:eyepop:

I won 2nd Prize - WOOHOO!!!

Thank You very much to the sponsors for the prizes, to Mike for the great site that is IIS, and to all the members who make this site the truly...
Forum: General Chat 05-01-2006, 10:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 429
Posted By FNQ_View
We recently went through his here at home. Our...

We recently went through his here at home. Our choice was for a HDD equipped model. ( it's far easier for editing from videotape if you need to trim ads etc) Although you don't want to hear this, we...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 14-12-2005, 10:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 913
Posted By FNQ_View
Ving, Pardon my ignorance, but what size OTA is...

Ving,
Pardon my ignorance, but what size OTA is that? I ask because this is what I was thinking of doing - the perfect mix - GEM at home, Dob when away from home. Though I must admit, I was thinking...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 10-12-2005, 11:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 174
Posted By FNQ_View
ETX-90 VS Celestron 114GT

Chasing learned opinions - Rare on this forum I know :) I own a Cel.114 GT. I am considering the purchase of a Meade ETX-90. The Meade is far more portable & given that "The scope You use more is the...
Forum: IceTrade Archives 06-12-2005, 11:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 644
Posted By FNQ_View
It isn't that those newer to astronomy don't...

It isn't that those newer to astronomy don't appreciate the quality of this kind of gear, It's often "Bang for Buck" I for one would be quite interested if the timing were a little better for me and...
Forum: ATM and DIY Projects 05-12-2005, 07:46 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,482
Posted By FNQ_View
As avandonk said, steppers don't really have an...

As avandonk said, steppers don't really have an operational voltage. It depends on how you control them. My big box of steppers are all 1.8 deg/step and the listed voltages range from 3.6 to 9.4. All...
Forum: General Chat 04-12-2005, 11:12 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 23,545
Posted By FNQ_View
Great Idea Guys!!! Add me to the list ( I've...

Great Idea Guys!!!
Add me to the list ( I've Just signed up )

I had forgotten about shared processing projects such as this, I've just added my 2.8Ghz to the project. ( Might even load it on the...
Forum: General Chat 07-08-2005, 08:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 282
Posted By FNQ_View
It went for $91. Does anyone know the...

It went for $91. Does anyone know the significance of the number 91 ?
Forum: Website Feedback and FAQ 27-07-2005, 09:52 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,485
Posted By FNQ_View
Have not been online for a couple of days. Log in...

Have not been online for a couple of days. Log in & _WOW_

I like the new look !!:love::love::love:

Well Done!!
Forum: General Chat 12-07-2005, 08:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 787
Posted By FNQ_View
Perhaps there is some confusion between Albury &...

Perhaps there is some confusion between Albury & Albany??
Forum: Solar System 11-07-2005, 11:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 264
Posted By FNQ_View
If it's any consolation, we at the other end of...

If it's any consolation, we at the other end of the country suffer a similar problem, though from a different cause.

Just when the nights start to get cool and the seeing starts to get crisp, it...
Forum: General Chat 05-07-2005, 09:37 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,178
Posted By FNQ_View
A bumper sticker I saw years ago that still gives...

A bumper sticker I saw years ago that still gives me a chuckle....

Eschew Obfuscation
Forum: General Chat 05-07-2005, 09:35 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,178
Posted By FNQ_View
If you're a Schizophrenic that makes four of us...

If you're a Schizophrenic that makes four of us !!!
Forum: IceTrade Archives 03-07-2005, 07:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 996
Posted By FNQ_View
The dimensions given are from the 4.2 Volt motor....

The dimensions given are from the 4.2 Volt motor. Others are similar.
Forum: IceTrade Archives 03-07-2005, 06:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 996
Posted By FNQ_View
In my salvage box, underneath the first surface...

In my salvage box, underneath the first surface mirrors, lenses, optical slide rails etc, I have stepper motors. All are six wire 1.8 degree per step. ratings vary from 4.2v 1.5A, 8.4V 1A, 9V 0.96A....
Forum: IceTrade Archives 29-06-2005, 10:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 996
Posted By FNQ_View
Looking at your design, you may be able to use a...

Looking at your design, you may be able to use a 200 step per revolution stepper motor using differential switching. this should give 800 steps for the revolution. When this is combined with the...
Forum: General Chat 27-06-2005, 07:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 484
Posted By FNQ_View
It's about 22 degrees outside here in Cairns...

It's about 22 degrees outside here in Cairns right now...
Forum: General Chat 27-06-2005, 07:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 252
Posted By FNQ_View
Hey Garth, :welcome:From one newbie to another...

Hey Garth,
:welcome:From one newbie to another - Welcome Aboard !!
Forum: General Chat 26-06-2005, 07:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 484
Posted By FNQ_View
Drove 800 odd kms to find a break in the cloud -...

Drove 800 odd kms to find a break in the cloud - didn't find one though. Well at least we can log on here and find someone with a sadder story - maybe?
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