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Forum: Astrophotography and Imaging Equipment and Discussions Today, 01:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 60
Posted By Steffen
Yes, RRS of course, I always get that wrong... :)...

Yes, RRS of course, I always get that wrong... :)

I'm not aware of any local stockists, I bought my gear from them direct.

Come to think of it, for use with the Polarie the smaller BH-30 may be...
Forum: Astrophotography and Imaging Equipment and Discussions Yesterday, 01:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 60
Posted By Steffen
RSS BH-40. You're not going to break that one ;)...

RSS BH-40. You're not going to break that one ;) It carries up to 8kg.

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 03:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 126
Posted By Steffen
Of course, most of those who could read Latin at...

Of course, most of those who could read Latin at the time could also afford a hand-written or block-printed Bible. It wasn't until 1522/1534 that Martin Luther's German Bible translation really made...
Forum: General Chat 29-07-2014, 01:30 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 778
Posted By Steffen
Oh, you should definitely try, but you need to...

Oh, you should definitely try, but you need to change what counts, not put lipstick on a pig. Revolution, not reform.

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: General Chat 29-07-2014, 01:01 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 778
Posted By Steffen
Democracy is but an instrument of power wielded...

Democracy is but an instrument of power wielded by the ruling class.

Tinkering with the system of government is futile, it will always turn out in a way that suits those who are in power. Right...
Forum: General Chat 27-07-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 863
Posted By Steffen
When I was a kid old men wouldn't constantly...

When I was a kid old men wouldn't constantly huddle together and complain how everything was better in the "olden days".

Oh wait, they would! There goes your theory... ;)

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: General Chat 26-07-2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 638
Posted By Steffen
And don't think for a second it doesn't get...

And don't think for a second it doesn't get worse, because it sure as hell will.

Like any dialectic materialist I have to recognise that everything progresses in cycles of ever greater...
Forum: General Chat 26-07-2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 638
Posted By Steffen
"Help the Ministry of Information help you" ...

"Help the Ministry of Information help you"

"Don't suspect a friend, report him"

"Suspicion breeds confidence"

"Trust in haste, regret at leisure"

"Consumers for Christ"
Forum: Trade/Wanted 25-07-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 226
Posted By Steffen
I'd have a 5mm LV for sale – after I score a 3-6...

I'd have a 5mm LV for sale – after I score a 3-6 ;)

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: Equipment Discussions 25-07-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 361
Posted By Steffen
The same case carries my (somewhat smaller)...

The same case carries my (somewhat smaller) HEQ5Pro – including two counterweights and tripod spreader. One of the best value astro accessories I've yet bought.

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: Trade/Wanted 25-07-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 226
Posted By Steffen
Not many people seem to pay attention to the...

Not many people seem to pay attention to the "Wanted" ads, but if 3-6 zoom comes up for sale you'll have to be quick, or I'll beat you to it :D;):P

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: Trade/Wanted 18-07-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By Steffen
Interesting, what are you trying to do? You...

Interesting, what are you trying to do?

You could start with something like this (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/251588099970), I suppose, and cut it yourself (although it's apparently harder than...
Forum: General Chat 18-07-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 5,227
Posted By Steffen
I disagree. Except for technical goods (that one...

I disagree. Except for technical goods (that one buys once in a blue moon) prices go up and up and up. Groceries, utilities, insurance, housing – you name it.

That said, the new Tesla 3 is...
Forum: Trade/Wanted 18-07-2014, 02:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By Steffen
Not bar shaped, and probably not of great purity,...

Not bar shaped, and probably not of great purity, but would tungsten weights do (the kind used for fishing)?

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: General Chat 17-07-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 427
Posted By Steffen
Seems like different things work for different...

Seems like different things work for different people:

https://podio.com/site/creative-routines

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: Beginners Talk 16-07-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 280
Posted By Steffen
Collimation of laser collimators is easy to...

Collimation of laser collimators is easy to verify and fix if necessary. Also, given the small amount of play available in the draw tube, centring the laser collimator is not essential. Far more...
Forum: Astronomy and Amateur Science 16-07-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 831
Posted By Steffen
That's right, science doesn't deal with the...

That's right, science doesn't deal with the untestable, unknowable. That's the realm of faith (aka needful metaphysical belief without good evidence).



I think it's rather more than that, it's...
Forum: General Chat 15-07-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 480
Posted By Steffen
Gravity. Also, Wall-E. Cheers Steffen.

Gravity. Also, Wall-E.

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: Software and Computers 15-07-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 665
Posted By Steffen
Sounds like animal cruelty... ;) Cheers ...

Sounds like animal cruelty... ;)

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: Astronomy and Amateur Science 15-07-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 831
Posted By Steffen
Then there is mathematics, of course. No testable...

Then there is mathematics, of course. No testable hypotheses, just axioms, and derivation rules, and isomorphism everywhere the eye looks :)

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: Software and Computers 14-07-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 665
Posted By Steffen
My son (14yo) plays both of these games on our...

My son (14yo) plays both of these games on our PS3, seems to work well for him. He finished Skyrim a while ago but is now majorly into Assassin's Creed.

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: Equipment Discussions 11-07-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 605
Posted By Steffen
The AZ-EQ6 can also be used in Alt-Az mode (with...

The AZ-EQ6 can also be used in Alt-Az mode (with GoTo) making it much more comfortable for visual use. That, IMO, is its killer feature.

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: General Chat 07-07-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 219
Posted By Steffen
For editing Word docs I have QuickEdit (formerly...

For editing Word docs I have QuickEdit (formerly Office˛ HD) on my iPad. I don't use it very often, though, since for reading you don't really need any special apps and I try to avoid littering the...
Forum: Mobile Astronomy Apps 07-07-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 248
Posted By Steffen
Yes, I've tried it, it shows a value :) I...

Yes, I've tried it, it shows a value :)

I haven't had the opportunity to check it against a dedicated SQM meter yet.

But, given the price of the app (less than you'd pay for shipping for any...
Forum: General Chat 05-07-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 392
Posted By Steffen
I grew up with the Course de la Paix, an annual...

I grew up with the Course de la Paix, an annual amateur race that went Warsaw-Berlin-Prague, and I was a great fan. It was a true amateur, non-commercial, no-ads affair, much like the Olympic Games...
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