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Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 11:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 101
Posted By Steffen
Yes, you and I would totally think so. The...

Yes, you and I would totally think so. The reality for gay people is, sadly, different. I just hope that this will change soon.

EDIT Just adding to this: Life's easier if you're not a member of...
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 11:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 101
Posted By Steffen
Thumbs up A great day for minorities

I know that here on IIS we are (mostly) in enlightened company, so this may be akin to taking owls to Athens, but I thought I share this anyway:
...
Forum: Beginners Talk 29-10-2014, 01:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 77
Posted By Steffen
Hi Matt, I reckon first order of business should...

Hi Matt, I reckon first order of business should be joining your friend's astronomy club. Observing with mates increases the joy of the hobby ten-fold (unless you end up being an imager – reclusive...
Forum: General Chat 27-10-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 481
Posted By Steffen
I thought "Swift & Shift Couriers" was 100%...

I thought "Swift & Shift Couriers" was 100% gritty realism, without a trace of trivialisation. I know because I've been a courier customer off and on... ;)

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: Equipment Discussions 26-10-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 274
Posted By Steffen
And not easy to get right! I've cut my tube three...

And not easy to get right! I've cut my tube three times already and it's still too short... :D

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: Equipment Discussions 21-10-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 747
Posted By Steffen
Thank goodness! After this brief scare I've taken...

Thank goodness! After this brief scare I've taken PDF copies of the HEQ5 and EQ6 pages... :)

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: Trade/Wanted 19-10-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 317
Posted By Steffen
Yes, I guess that's what I'll end up doing. ...

Yes, I guess that's what I'll end up doing.

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: Trade/Wanted 16-10-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 317
Posted By Steffen
No, I don't have a picture, or a supplier. ...

No, I don't have a picture, or a supplier.

What I'm after is a Vixen-style bar that's 190mm long and has holes spaced at 160mm.

The pictured Vixen part has the right measures, but isn't...
Forum: Trade/Wanted 16-10-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 317
Posted By Steffen
Thanks John, can you tell me whether it's got a...

Thanks John, can you tell me whether it's got a pair of holes spaced at 160mm?

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: Equipment Discussions 14-10-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 637
Posted By Steffen
You could return the cases for a refund or swap...

You could return the cases for a refund or swap for a different one. This is clearly a manufacturing defect.

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: Equipment Discussions 13-10-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 637
Posted By Steffen
I've got two Craftright cases from Bunnings, none...

I've got two Craftright cases from Bunnings, none of them had oily residue or an out-of-the-ordinary smell on the foam.

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: Trade/Wanted 11-10-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 317
Posted By Steffen
Vixen-style dovetail bar

I'm looking for a Vixen compatible dovetail bar that is 190mm (7.5") long and has two holes spaced 160mm (6.3"). It should essentially be able to replace the Vixen dovetail plate...
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 10-10-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 486
Posted By Steffen
The highest practical magnification depends...

The highest practical magnification depends largely on what you're observing, your ability to nudge the Dob along, and your determination.

Objects move through the field of view very quickly at...
Forum: Trade/Wanted 10-10-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 0
[WANTED] HEQ5Pro tripod
Views: 139
Posted By Steffen
HEQ5Pro tripod

I'm looking for an HEQ5Pro tripod in very good condition. I would also consider a portable pier.

If you have one you're willing to part with please drop me a PM.

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: General Chat 07-10-2014, 01:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 372
Posted By Steffen
At a recent WSAAG meeting Fred Watson talked...

At a recent WSAAG meeting Fred Watson talked about the technology, and also about the newer robotic/vacuum-attached heads that march into place independently and simultaneously. Fascinating stuff.
...
Forum: Astronomy and Amateur Science 05-10-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 263
Posted By Steffen
Copper sulphate is one of the prettiest...

Copper sulphate is one of the prettiest non-metallic substances there are.

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: Astronomy and Amateur Science 04-10-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 263
Posted By Steffen
Mmm, pretty! I'm feeling healthier already :) ...

Mmm, pretty! I'm feeling healthier already :)

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: IceTrade Archives 03-10-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 3
[WITHDRAWN] HEQ5 Mount
Views: 877
Posted By Steffen
I could use that pillar extension. If the buyer...

I could use that pillar extension. If the buyer of your mount has no use for it I'd take it off you :)

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: General Chat 03-10-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 645
Posted By Steffen
I'm hearing a lot of people actually looked...

I'm hearing a lot of people actually looked forward to Windows 9, especially the upcoming service packs, Windows 9.5 and Windows 9.8... ;)

Cheers

Steffen.
Forum: General Chat 03-10-2014, 01:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 395
Posted By Steffen
Science by popular vote – now there is a new...

Science by popular vote – now there is a new end-of-civilisation scenario.

But seriously, if popular vote (i.e. polling the unknowing, uncaring, and uninformed) worked then democracy wouldn't suck...
Forum: General Chat 02-10-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 645
Posted By Steffen
Ah, good times... ...

Ah, good times...

http://www.infoworld.com/article/2613504/microsoft-windows/microsoft-windows-microsoft-skips-too-good-windows-9-jumps-to-windows-10.html

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: IceTrade Archives 02-10-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By Steffen
MyAstroShop has them, at some ridiculously...

MyAstroShop has them, at some ridiculously outrageous price (they seem to have a similar price everywhere else, too).

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: Equipment Discussions 02-10-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 896
Posted By Steffen
There was a speaker? I do hope it still beeps...

There was a speaker? I do hope it still beeps when a GOTO slew is completed, etc?

Also, has the performance of the hand controller improved at all? For example, I would like much speedier...
Forum: Star Parties, Club and Community Events 27-09-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,470
Posted By Steffen
To me, Skippy Sky reads clear for Toongabbie,...

To me, Skippy Sky reads clear for Toongabbie, high probability of cloud in the Mountains. 7Timer agrees. I'm setting up at home, looks like I can keep the scope set up in the backyard until at least...
Forum: General Chat 25-09-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 615
Posted By Steffen
How do they get from "stars do not collapse...

How do they get from "stars do not collapse straight into black holes because they shed too much mass in the process" to "black holes don't exist"??
:screwy:

Cheers
Steffen.
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