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Forum: Equipment Discussions 17-06-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 352
Posted By Steffen
Too much for an EQ6? How so? I'd have no...

Too much for an EQ6? How so? I'd have no hesitation putting an 11kg scope on an HEQ5Pro. For visual only, of course.
Forum: General Chat 17-06-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,383
Posted By Steffen
In cargo cult science everybody is in love with...

In cargo cult science everybody is in love with his or her own theory and tries to amass evidence supporting it, like a lawyer. In real science you make an observation, form a theory to explain it...
Forum: General Chat 16-06-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 725
Posted By Steffen
That doesn't sound like a good deal. We used to...

That doesn't sound like a good deal. We used to get 500GB for $120, then Telstra doubled it earlier this year, we now get 1TB for $120. If we signed up for some Alexander Graham Bell era equipment or...
Forum: General Chat 13-06-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 284
Posted By Steffen
The incredible thing is, he recorded an album...

The incredible thing is, he recorded an album ("Metal Knight") at age 92, and even last Christmas released a Christmas single...
Forum: General Chat 13-06-2015, 12:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 284
Posted By Steffen
RIP Christopher Lee. Heavy Metal won't be the...

RIP Christopher Lee. Heavy Metal won't be the same without you.
Forum: Star Parties, Club and Community Events 12-06-2015, 12:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 892
Posted By Steffen
Fingers crossed for some clear skies!

Fingers crossed for some clear skies!
Forum: Celestial and Astronomical Events 31-05-2015, 03:04 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,628
Posted By Steffen
I think it is the other way around. New Horizons...

I think it is the other way around. New Horizons needs accurate telemetry, and an occultation of a fixed star by the planetoid can go a long way to better aiming the space probe at the space rock.
Forum: Astrophotography and Imaging Equipment and Discussions 20-05-2015, 11:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 713
Posted By Steffen
Interesting, I had always assumed that the mirror...

Interesting, I had always assumed that the mirror warping in all kinds of ways as it cools down affects its figure and hence its performance. Is the consensus now that the boundary layer has a much...
Forum: Celestial and Astronomical Events 20-05-2015, 11:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,148
Posted By Steffen
Very interesting, esp the Pluto one. Sadly a bit...

Very interesting, esp the Pluto one. Sadly a bit too faint for my 6"...

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: Star Parties, Club and Community Events 08-05-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,500
Posted By Steffen
I'm planning for Katoomba, too.

I'm planning for Katoomba, too.
Forum: Equipment Discussions 29-04-2015, 11:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,180
Posted By Steffen
That would be an issue with real hair dryers, but...

That would be an issue with real hair dryers, but the 12V foldable camping model I'm using barely puts out lukewarm air in a cold night. I certainly cannot imagine drying my hair with one (and I have...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 28-04-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,180
Posted By Steffen
I find dew heater straps a major source of grief...

I find dew heater straps a major source of grief for high-magnification viewing (which is what I mainly do), they just create so much turbulence at the top of the scope (Mak in my case). I don't have...
Forum: Astronomy and Amateur Science 28-04-2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 918
Posted By Steffen
Yes, they are!

Yes, they are!
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 15-04-2015, 12:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 873
Posted By Steffen
I'm using one of these (bought 2nd hand here on...

I'm using one of these (bought 2nd hand here on IceTrade), and like it a lot:

http://www.amazon.com/Vestil-CPRO-600-Ergonomic-Worker-Capacity/dp/B0052PJF5E

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: Celestial and Astronomical Events 05-04-2015, 01:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,085
Posted By Steffen
Well, they say you don't need eclipse glasses for...

Well, they say you don't need eclipse glasses for lunar eclipses, but I'm glad I wore mine anyway, otherwise it would have rained into my eyes...

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: General Chat 02-04-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 796
Posted By Steffen
Have they tried putting the arrow on the right...

Have they tried putting the arrow on the right side of the bow? Like this guy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEG-ly9tQGk

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: General Chat 18-03-2015, 10:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,392
Posted By Steffen
I don't understand this sort of whinging,...

I don't understand this sort of whinging, especially after just one race. Mercedes made their investment, put in the research and hard work, and came up with a brilliant car – why should they not be...
Forum: General Chat 16-02-2015, 11:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 923
Posted By Steffen
If the MacBook is not turning on without any...

If the MacBook is not turning on without any response at all it's not the HDD/SSD that has failed. I'm sure Apple can fix whatever is wrong with it. The solution may be as simple as resetting the...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 12-02-2015, 01:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By Steffen
It would still be 30Ah at 12V (assuming the...

It would still be 30Ah at 12V (assuming the internal converter works more or less without loss).

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: General Chat 11-02-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 157
Posted By Steffen
Yes you can. After recording the voice memo...

Yes you can.

After recording the voice memo you tap Done, give the recording a a name and save it. You'll then be presented with a list of your saved voice memos, of which you can select one by...
Forum: General Chat 11-02-2015, 02:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,521
Posted By Steffen
I cancelled my PayPal account when they illegally...

I cancelled my PayPal account when they illegally withheld Wikileaks donations.

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: General Chat 11-02-2015, 02:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,521
Posted By Steffen
That's not how Apple Pay works. Apple plays no...

That's not how Apple Pay works. Apple plays no part in the transactions, it only provides the end-point device. When you enrol your credit card Apple doesn't keep or store the details, instead it...
Forum: General Chat 10-02-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,521
Posted By Steffen
It's backward and cumbersome, but probably not...

It's backward and cumbersome, but probably not much worse than those dial-up EFTPOS terminals.

I can't wait for Apple Pay to land in Australia, which removes credit card information from the...
Forum: General Chat 09-02-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By Steffen
It's still unfair, Ricciardo drives a Liana at...

It's still unfair, Ricciardo drives a Liana at home... :P

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: Star Parties, Club and Community Events 06-02-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,319
Posted By Steffen
Damn, I'd love to see that! Unfortunately, I...

Damn, I'd love to see that!

Unfortunately, I have to make do with lying on the calm beach of Boracay, trying to reacquaint myself with some of the northern constellations... :D

Cheers
Steffen.
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