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Forum: General Chat Today, 01:53 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By ZeroID
Try 'The Quantum Thief' ( can't remember author...

Try 'The Quantum Thief' ( can't remember author sorry ) Very complex and clever SciFi. Quite recent.
Forum: Astrophotography and Imaging Equipment and Discussions Yesterday, 06:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 85
Posted By ZeroID
Bunnings had some solar charger panels which will...

Bunnings had some solar charger panels which will keep a battery topped. Designed for car\boat use. About $30 over here in NZ. Tie one to the top of your cart. You may be able to find an automotive...
Forum: Equipment Discussions Yesterday, 05:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 177
Posted By ZeroID
Is the filter ring being compressed, distorting...

Is the filter ring being compressed, distorting the filter itself by being a tight fit, possibly pinched and stressed ?
Anyway to just secure the filter in place without threading it on ? Even if...
Forum: Observational and Visual Astronomy Yesterday, 05:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 254
Posted By ZeroID
Big Moon nights I can usually image\view into the...

Big Moon nights I can usually image\view into the South. If the air is reasonably clear ( usually when he southerlies waft up ) I can still target Eta C, LMC, SMC, Cru regions with almost only the...
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 05:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 122
Posted By ZeroID
I'm not a bikie fan as such, more into the cars...

I'm not a bikie fan as such, more into the cars (rally mostly) side but I admit I do enjoy watching bikes on the track. Some of the angles they get down to and the tactics into corners are quite...
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions Yesterday, 04:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 264
Posted By ZeroID
David, it is normal for the OTA to be larger than...

David, it is normal for the OTA to be larger than the objective diameter. It allows components to stay outside the optical path and light baffles, lens cells etc to be mounted. My 102mm Lunt OTA is...
Forum: Astrophotography and Imaging Equipment and Discussions 04-03-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 306
Posted By ZeroID
Cheers Glen, I haven't investigated much on that...

Cheers Glen, I haven't investigated much on that side. I've been limited by the LP situation so longer exposures have not been an option. I'll investigate further but any info welcome.

Also been...
Forum: Astrophotography and Imaging Equipment and Discussions 04-03-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 85
Posted By ZeroID
Rig up some sort of Solar charger option ? ...

Rig up some sort of Solar charger option ?
When you say 'head bush' will you be in a vehicle or trekking ?
Any battery option that could last a week or more is going to be big and heavy.
Forum: Astrophotography and Imaging Equipment and Discussions 04-03-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 287
Posted By ZeroID
3 X ?! BYE was $39 IIRC (?), Intervalometer, a...

3 X ?!
BYE was $39 IIRC (?), Intervalometer, a reasonable one was $78 on DealExtreme for my SONY. A simpler exposure timer was $21 IIRC.

Either way I'm happy with how it's all going .. ...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 04-03-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 443
Posted By ZeroID
Dammit .. got me itching to upgrade now ! A...

Dammit .. got me itching to upgrade now !
A mate of mine is an agent and imports the Seig branded stuff. My small lathe is a Seig .....
Forum: Equipment Discussions 04-03-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 177
Posted By ZeroID
A big smear mark on the filter ? Can you post a...

A big smear mark on the filter ?
Can you post a pic of the effect ?
Forum: Astrophotography and Imaging Equipment and Discussions 03-03-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 287
Posted By ZeroID
Most Canons from the 450D up have Liveview and...

Most Canons from the 450D up have Liveview and Back Yard EOS ( BYE) software is cheap ( cheaper than an intervalometer ) and would manage an imaging session much better with lots of added features.
...
Forum: Astrophotography and Imaging Equipment and Discussions 03-03-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 306
Posted By ZeroID
Guiding isn't the problem, LP is the problem. SNR...

Guiding isn't the problem, LP is the problem. SNR goes to hell after about 45 seconds. So much skyglow from CBD. Even a C80A pale blue filter helps to kill some red sky. I may give that another try....
Forum: DIY Observatories 03-03-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 822
Posted By ZeroID
!!!! not good ... make your pier very TALL ......

!!!! not good ... make your pier very TALL ... gives the term 'floating floor' a whole new meaning.. :rolleyes:
Forum: DIY Observatories 03-03-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 244
Posted By ZeroID
Budgets are important. If you can do 1 bit cheap...

Budgets are important. If you can do 1 bit cheap that leaves more budget for better bits you can't make. :thumbsup:
Just a simple piece of ply or similar hung in front of the louvre will do it. My...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 03-03-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 443
Posted By ZeroID
From my limited experience with a small chinese...

From my limited experience with a small chinese lathe which has been surprisingly useful.
Bigger is always better, seems to be a bit more robust and capable obviously and it's never big enough,...
Forum: Observational and Visual Astronomy 03-03-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 254
Posted By ZeroID
More and better targets in the South. Northern...

More and better targets in the South. Northern Hemispherites are always jealous of our southern skies.
Forum: Software and Computers 03-03-2015, 04:45 AM
Replies: 407
Views: 38,789
Posted By ZeroID
Hi Ivo, I've got a 450D which I am currently...

Hi Ivo, I've got a 450D which I am currently using with BYE but I have just found this and downloaded the demo, very nice piece of work.

Now I'm quite happy with BYE, I don't do complicated...
Forum: DIY Observatories 02-03-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 822
Posted By ZeroID
Woah ! that is soft !!! In that case pour your...

Woah ! that is soft !!!
In that case pour your slab big and deep with plenty of rebo. I'd also dig deeper holes at the corners to try and get some stability.

Do you get flooded there ?

I...
Forum: DIY Observatories 02-03-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 244
Posted By ZeroID
A simple box sheild with side ports will protect...

A simple box sheild with side ports will protect a vent. Louvred vent with an external metal box over it with sides open. Make the box about twice as wide as the vent or more. I'd add some fine grill...
Forum: General Chat 02-03-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 588
Posted By ZeroID
Go boldly forth .. RIP a lovely human being and...

Go boldly forth .. RIP a lovely human being and Vulcan.
Forum: Astrophotography and Imaging Equipment and Discussions 02-03-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 306
Posted By ZeroID
Hi Russell, Yeah, not good for sure. I'm lucky...

Hi Russell,
Yeah, not good for sure. I'm lucky sometimes with cold southerlies in Autumn that clear the air but I really need to buy a couple of 2" filters, UHC and O III I think.
I have them in...
Forum: DIY Observatories 02-03-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 244
Posted By ZeroID
Mine hit 34* yesterday, unusual over here. I'm...

Mine hit 34* yesterday, unusual over here. I'm going to open up a few mesh and grill protected vent holes up near the roof line and let the thermals take care of it.
Forum: DIY Observatories 02-03-2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 822
Posted By ZeroID
Yes, but the central 1 meter would have...

Yes, but the central 1 meter would have insufficient mass as a slab, needs to have a solid block beneath it for stabilty.

Skyslab sits on a single big slab, because it was already there when we...
Forum: Observational and Visual Astronomy 02-03-2015, 05:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 323
Posted By ZeroID
Excellent, so when is the Observatory build...

Excellent, so when is the Observatory build starting ..?? :P :lol:

Glad you both had a good night, always makes it easier when one's partner at least appreciates why you enjoy the hobby.
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