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Forum: Equipment Discussions 28-02-2012, 05:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By ericc
Thanks for the tips guys-- Yes Malcolm--I did...

Thanks for the tips guys--
Yes Malcolm--I did ditch the lock screws(but used em for further diagnosis).
Ah ha--I will check out the sec holder (as I suspect the prob may not be on the primary...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 27-02-2012, 08:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By ericc
GSO dob gravity collimation drift

Hi all-Just a quicky-- if anyone can help?
I have a new 12" GSO dob that showing a collimation drift(on altitude)
and is quite noticable using the Catseye teletube and Autocollimator.

After...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 30-09-2011, 07:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 699
Posted By ericc
Ah huh--yep--got it I did go to that site Gary,...

Ah huh--yep--got it
I did go to that site Gary, but got a wee bit lost--will try again!
Thanks for the prompt reply(once again you have came to the rescue)!
Cheers-Eric
Forum: Equipment Discussions 29-09-2011, 08:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 699
Posted By ericc
Argo Navis comet list??

Hi all,
A quicky---
I have just got the AN hooked up to the pc(at long last) and am keen to find a nice juicy comet or 2!
Can someone point me in the right direction, to download the correct AN...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 01-09-2011, 06:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 799
Posted By ericc
Hi there--thanks to all for the great...

Hi there--thanks to all for the great feedback--theres some really good advice been put forward-- and its obvious that there are alot of very happy Lightbridge owners out there!

I have to admit...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 24-08-2011, 06:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 799
Posted By ericc
Yes Malcolm,I know what you mean about your...

Yes Malcolm,I know what you mean about your comments regarding the GSO solid tube dob(hence the hesitation buying another scope,I really do like my 10", its just fantastic).
Its just the size of the...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 24-08-2011, 12:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 799
Posted By ericc
Thanks people for your replies---this was the...

Thanks people for your replies---this was the kind of stuff I was after.
Yes,I do have a nice dilemma--I have a scope that works well for me --shows all sorts of good things at a dark site--holds...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 23-08-2011, 09:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 799
Posted By ericc
Thanks for the reply Frank-- The biggy is: ...

Thanks for the reply Frank--
The biggy is:
How do you feel the 12"LB holds collimation(as the 10" solid tube is bloody fantastic)--bit of a tweek before obs --and thats all thats needed for the...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 23-08-2011, 05:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 799
Posted By ericc
Thoughts from any 12" Lightbridge owners??

I am on the "cusp" of purchasing a 12" lightbridge,and would really appreciate any thoughts that anyone would care to share with me before the final decision to purchase is made!!
I do travel to a...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 12-08-2011, 05:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 297
Posted By ericc
An Argo Navis (without it, my scope would be in a...

An Argo Navis (without it, my scope would be in a corner collecting dust):)
Forum: Astronomy Books and Media 08-08-2011, 05:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,193
Posted By ericc
+1 for Malcolm and Suzys advice--when you can...

+1 for Malcolm and Suzys advice--when you can afford it,a 3 vol set of "The Night Sky Observers Guide"will cover all bases nicely.
In the meantime,just keep a look out for a secondhand Hartungs on...
Forum: Astronomy Books and Media 04-08-2011, 07:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,193
Posted By ericc
Hi Chris, I am lucky enough to have a copy of...

Hi Chris,
I am lucky enough to have a copy of Hartungs(which is the guide I seem to most often use).
I do also use and really like "The Night Sky Observers Guide vol 3" --its a very in depth and...
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 26-07-2011, 09:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 586
Posted By ericc
Hi Tammy,I purchased one of these 10" gso model...

Hi Tammy,I purchased one of these 10" gso model scopes a couple of years ago from Bintel --and I still really love it!
Alot of research and guidance (from some very knowledgable and helpful people...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 02-10-2010, 01:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,568
Posted By ericc
mmmmmmm--I like the look of that one...

mmmmmmm--I like the look of that one Jason-------------and yep,im all eyes and ears for the next model.
Thanx for the feedback.
Forum: Equipment Discussions 02-10-2010, 10:08 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,568
Posted By ericc
Hi all,Jason makes mention of a small clip on...

Hi all,Jason makes mention of a small clip on led-- for illumination of the catseye triangle at night.
Has anyone got a picture or any info on this beast(as it sounds like it would be alot better...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 22-09-2010, 12:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 712
Posted By ericc
Thanx anyway for the pm George--just got it,and...

Thanx anyway for the pm George--just got it,and good luck with the decision to purchase(or not).
As a greenhorn, I was floored how good the views can be, without those bloody comets near the edge of...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 21-09-2010, 09:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 712
Posted By ericc
GSO coma corrector feedback

Hi all,
If anyone is interested,I have just quickly tried my new Bintel (GSO) coma corrector out between the clouds rolling in,and only observing star fields.
I was at the eyepiece for maybe 10mins...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 18-09-2010, 06:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,680
Posted By ericc
Hi there,Just wondering how all this went, as I...

Hi there,Just wondering how all this went, as I am also interested in the GSO coma corrector for visual only.
I have a 10" gso dob with nagler and pan eps.The 24pan does show up coma near the edge...
Forum: Observational and Visual Astronomy 12-06-2010, 11:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 491
Posted By ericc
Thanks alot Sab--thats just the info I was...

Thanks alot Sab--thats just the info I was after--I will have to wait for a little darker skies!
Forum: Observational and Visual Astronomy 12-06-2010, 07:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 491
Posted By ericc
M83 and a 10"

Hi all,
Just a quicky ----if anyone can offer advice?
Ive been trying real hard of late, to get some resolution of the spiral arms of M83 with my 10" dob-- and am getting mottling with just a hint...
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 14-05-2010, 05:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,627
Posted By ericc
Hi Stu-- I cant tell you if the Bobs Knobs will...

Hi Stu--
I cant tell you if the Bobs Knobs will fit your Sky Watcher Dob,but rest assured that by fitting Bobs Knobs to the secondary and primary will make your life alot easier--its money well...
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 09-05-2010, 08:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,407
Posted By ericc
You have hit the nail on the head Jason-(with...

You have hit the nail on the head Jason-(with your animation)--it was this alignment with the telecat was causing me soooo much confusion!!
Thanks heaps for all the links and info,I still have a...
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 08-05-2010, 03:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,407
Posted By ericc
Yes Jason-thanks mate-I have been following the...

Yes Jason-thanks mate-I have been following the sequence of telecat --and then the ac to stack.
Those 2 pics you posted is exactly what ive been looking at---ac hex and then the final stack.
Thank...
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 07-05-2010, 08:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,407
Posted By ericc
Yep--done and dusted!! I was on the right...

Yep--done and dusted!!
I was on the right track,but got a wee bit confused along the way with the science?
I collimated the scope many times this arvo,researched alot more, and I have now got alot...
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 06-05-2010, 08:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,407
Posted By ericc
Yes Malcolm,that appears to be the case,and the...

Yes Malcolm,that appears to be the case,and the guides Ive read suggest going back and forth between tools to confirm.
I have done this(as per the instructions)and I just cant believe how easy and...
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