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Forum: DIY Observatories Yesterday, 09:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 386
Posted By ZeroID
I said it was just a booster ..:D I suspect...

I said it was just a booster ..:D

I suspect your 'vertical support' might need to meet the ground at some point. Any movement inside the bin will show as vibrations to the mount. Beleive me, it...
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 08:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 905
Posted By ZeroID
When does the Strehl hunting season end .. ?

When does the Strehl hunting season end .. ?
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions Yesterday, 08:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 104
Posted By ZeroID
The 1.25" refers to the external diameter of the...

The 1.25" refers to the external diameter of the barrel, it's a standard size so that all Eyepieces will fit all focissers. The focal length of the Eyepiece, 10mm or 25 mm etc is the crunchy bit that...
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 06:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 234
Posted By ZeroID
10.4 metre 'Dob'... !?!? :eyepop: Amazing...

10.4 metre 'Dob'... !?!? :eyepop:
Amazing video Alex, "The Dance of the Telescopes' is my 'title'.
Loved the 5 dishes working in unison.

Congratulations ... :thumbsup:
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 06:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 428
Posted By ZeroID
OOOooer, a stacked shower .. you could always say...

OOOooer, a stacked shower .. you could always say 'that lot came down in the last shower' ..... boom boom ... OK, I'll go now :P

<whispers> Our Metservice has just predicted 7 days of clear...
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 06:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 399
Posted By ZeroID
Does he give a credit card number to pay for it...

Does he give a credit card number to pay for it all ? :P
Forum: General Chat 21-08-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 171
Posted By ZeroID
Now THATS the place to go and see Auroras .. ...

Now THATS the place to go and see Auroras ..
Nice one.
Forum: General Chat 21-08-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 210
Posted By ZeroID
Excellent !! I got a similar response but mainly...

Excellent !! I got a similar response but mainly cos I asked him what part of Nigeria he came from .... didn't go down so well apparently :lol:
Forum: General Chat 21-08-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 428
Posted By ZeroID
Woke up to a cold southerly this morning, sky has...

Woke up to a cold southerly this morning, sky has cleared.
I'm not saying no more, just keeping my fingers crossed but don't tell anyone. ;)
Forum: General Chat 21-08-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 141
Posted By ZeroID
And quite radioactive .....for the heavier...

And quite radioactive .....for the heavier elements...
You wouldn't need lights :P
Forum: Astrophotography and Imaging Equipment and Discussions 20-08-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 260
Posted By ZeroID
Nyah !!! I get 12 fps @ 24 megapixels, brill for...

Nyah !!! I get 12 fps @ 24 megapixels, brill for motorsports :thumbsup:

I would like Live View though, I have considered buying a Canon just for that reason. But I resisted !!! :D
Forum: General Chat 20-08-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 365
Posted By ZeroID
Phew !! Saved, my plan is intact, see you at the...

Phew !! Saved, my plan is intact, see you at the star party in 2880, bring a camera .. :D
Forum: Beginners Astrophotography 20-08-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 249
Posted By ZeroID
That's looking very good Bruce, Nice and sharp...

That's looking very good Bruce, Nice and sharp with plenty of natural colour, not overdone.
Excellent :thumbsup:
Go to the head of the class...:P
Forum: Beginners Astrophotography 20-08-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 241
Posted By ZeroID
OK, so the widefield is not such a success...

OK, so the widefield is not such a success obviously but your moon shot is a dang good start. My first scope was a 4.5' Newt and most scopes used for astro pix are even smaller, 80mm Refractors of...
Forum: Mobile Astronomy Apps 20-08-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 146
Posted By ZeroID
New Free Android App

Just found this and it looks to be brilliant. Reviews are all 5 star.
On Play Store look for Night Sky Tools, free.
I've only just downloaded it but it's full of info, logging tools, equipment...
Forum: Solar System 20-08-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 424
Posted By ZeroID
Excellent ! Well done Terry.

Excellent ! Well done Terry.
Forum: Astrophotography and Imaging Equipment and Discussions 20-08-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 260
Posted By ZeroID
KM lenses are the same, closed is 'normal'.

KM lenses are the same, closed is 'normal'.
Forum: DIY Observatories 20-08-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,714
Posted By ZeroID
Plenty of circuits, google is your friend. I used...

Plenty of circuits, google is your friend. I used a big resistor to trick the load sensor. Use a 400 watt model, plenty of amps to spare. I was using mine as a workshop power supply previously. You...
Forum: Astronomy Books and Media 20-08-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 45
Posted By ZeroID
Fascinating, thanks. Finally I know how the WAC...

Fascinating, thanks. Finally I know how the WAC Corporal came to be.

I will pass this on to an acquaintance of mine with more than a passing interest in rockets ... not sure he knows of this.
Forum: General Chat 20-08-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 428
Posted By ZeroID
You're all lucky. So far here it has been either...

You're all lucky. So far here it has been either cloudy or wet for the last two weeks and apart from one night, 8th August, it was cloudy and wet for the two weeks previous to that !

'Land of the...
Forum: DIY Observatories 19-08-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,714
Posted By ZeroID
I just use a converted PC power supply, free....

I just use a converted PC power supply, free. Puts out 5v, 12v with plenty of amps available. I use the 5v to slow run fans, 12 v for mount, fast fans.
UPS are quite cheap for smaller models, work...
Forum: General Chat 19-08-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 365
Posted By ZeroID
I'm planning to live for ever, so far so good. ...

I'm planning to live for ever, so far so good. :thumbsup:
But this will put a kink in my plans obviously ... :shrug:

Dammit !!
Forum: Beginners Talk 17-08-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 398
Posted By ZeroID
Hi Tama, next recommendation. Got binoculars ?...

Hi Tama, next recommendation. Got binoculars ? Get outside at night with them and look up ! If you haven't got a pair it is worth buying some. About 10 x 50 is ideal for field of view and light...
Forum: DIY Observatories 15-08-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 386
Posted By ZeroID
OK, so back to reality ( Yeah,.. Right !! ). :P ...

OK, so back to reality ( Yeah,.. Right !! ). :P

What are your plans internally for this to work ?
How you going to provide a stable base for the scope ? It has to reah the found at some point...
Forum: DIY Observatories 15-08-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,795
Posted By ZeroID
:thumbsup: Excellent, at least you won't have to...

:thumbsup: Excellent, at least you won't have to worry about lights coming over from that side of the fence... bl00dy great light block !!
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