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Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions Yesterday, 02:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 241
Posted By ZeroID
...and Mars of course ..:thumbsup:

...and Mars of course ..:thumbsup:
Forum: General Chat 01-09-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 270
Posted By ZeroID
Have you had a look at MetaGuide ? I've only...

Have you had a look at MetaGuide ?
I've only just started playing with it ( thanks to cloud interuptions ) but it sorted out my problems and was very stable first (read 'only') time I tried it. ...
Forum: Beginners Astrophotography 01-09-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 170
Posted By ZeroID
Nice to see some detail and structure in the core...

Nice to see some detail and structure in the core area despite the softness. Most cases you are lucky just to pick up the stars in there.
Well done
Forum: Celestial and Astronomical Events 31-08-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,160
Posted By ZeroID
Clouds, rain for the past week and forecast for...

Clouds, rain for the past week and forecast for the next week .. this is not a happening thing for me. Keep posting pix guys cos that is probably all I am going to see.
Forum: General Chat 29-08-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 158
Posted By ZeroID
Good excuse for not washing the dishes .. ? :P ...

Good excuse for not washing the dishes .. ? :P

A little dirt never hurt nobody ...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 27-08-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 279
Posted By ZeroID
It works, it rained !!

It works, it rained !!
Forum: Equipment Discussions 27-08-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By ZeroID
Got a bit of a bargain..

I seem to be going down the refractor path. I am going to be using the Lunt 102ED as an imaging scope with either the DSLR or the ZWO and the 80mm f5 as a guide scope but I also like to visually keep...
Forum: Celestial and Astronomical Events 26-08-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,160
Posted By ZeroID
Our weather prediction for the next week or so is...

Our weather prediction for the next week or so is clouds with rain included at no extra cost .... :sadeyes:

I'll be in the workshop ..... :rolleyes:
Forum: Astrophotography and Imaging Equipment and Discussions 26-08-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 212
Posted By ZeroID
Ha ! what a 'cool' idea ( sorry, bad pun ...

Ha ! what a 'cool' idea ( sorry, bad pun :rolleyes: ). Must give that a go on the ZWO. The Alum back is much closer to the sensor and the body smaller than a DSLR so cool down and effect should be...
Forum: Astrophotography and Imaging Equipment and Discussions 26-08-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 315
Posted By ZeroID
I thought the Canon 1100D was the bees knees for...

I thought the Canon 1100D was the bees knees for astro ourposes ? Live View, low noise, many pixels. And reasonably priced as well.
Forum: Mobile Astronomy Apps 26-08-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 380
Posted By ZeroID
Yep, and Time Zone NZ plus lat and long set....

Yep, and Time Zone NZ plus lat and long set. Still no luck.
Forum: ATM and DIY Projects 26-08-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 92
Posted By ZeroID
I also got that on one PC I was trying to use....

I also got that on one PC I was trying to use. Google says it is something to do with the Video Media coding. I loaded the DirectX3D files it required but it still didn't fix.
So I built another PC...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 26-08-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By ZeroID
Hi Alistair, Metaguide will stack multiple...

Hi Alistair,

Metaguide will stack multiple images if the star is faint so video is the answer. Read up the User Guide, quite interesting how it works.

I'm just happy to get something that...
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 26-08-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 315
Posted By ZeroID
If you want to stabilise the tripod a bit hang a...

If you want to stabilise the tripod a bit hang a substantial bit of weight down below it, Something over 5 kgs will keep it quite solid. I made a bridle to keep it centred on my old setup EQ2 with a...
Forum: Mobile Astronomy Apps 25-08-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 380
Posted By ZeroID
Yes, I have Mobile Observatory as well as a few...

Yes, I have Mobile Observatory as well as a few other Astro apps. This was just another option and I do like the observing log and equipment list capabilities.
Forum: DIY Observatories 25-08-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 448
Posted By ZeroID
As GlenD says, expanding foam filler solved my...

As GlenD says, expanding foam filler solved my water problems. Fast curing, gap filling, easy to squirt in ( quite fun too .. :P .. just don't over do it as it EXPANDS )
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 25-08-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 372
Posted By ZeroID
15 and 20mm GSO Superviews and a 2 x Barlow. the...

15 and 20mm GSO Superviews and a 2 x Barlow. the 20 SV gives about the same fov as a 25mm Plossl. With that combo you'll have 20-15-10 & 7.5, a nice useful range for reasonable prices. I started with...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 25-08-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By ZeroID
Progress

Solved a few of my 'astro' problems over the weekend. Been plagued by guiding issues, accuracy of my SCP alignment and various computer issues stopping me from getting time to work on them.
But...
Forum: Mobile Astronomy Apps 24-08-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 380
Posted By ZeroID
Seems to have a few bugs I've found. My...

Seems to have a few bugs I've found.
My evening seems to start at 0600 am and finish at 1900 and it totals 35 hrs of night.
Also the location settings has no Nth\Sth East\West for Lat and Long (...
Forum: DIY Observatories 22-08-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 509
Posted By ZeroID
I said it was just a booster ..:D I suspect...

I said it was just a booster ..:D

I suspect your 'vertical support' might need to meet the ground at some point. Any movement inside the bin will show as vibrations to the mount. Beleive me, it...
Forum: General Chat 22-08-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 987
Posted By ZeroID
When does the Strehl hunting season end .. ?

When does the Strehl hunting season end .. ?
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 22-08-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 149
Posted By ZeroID
The 1.25" refers to the external diameter of the...

The 1.25" refers to the external diameter of the barrel, it's a standard size so that all Eyepieces will fit all focissers. The focal length of the Eyepiece, 10mm or 25 mm etc is the crunchy bit that...
Forum: General Chat 22-08-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 288
Posted By ZeroID
10.4 metre 'Dob'... !?!? :eyepop: Amazing...

10.4 metre 'Dob'... !?!? :eyepop:
Amazing video Alex, "The Dance of the Telescopes' is my 'title'.
Loved the 5 dishes working in unison.

Congratulations ... :thumbsup:
Forum: General Chat 22-08-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 536
Posted By ZeroID
OOOooer, a stacked shower .. you could always say...

OOOooer, a stacked shower .. you could always say 'that lot came down in the last shower' ..... boom boom ... OK, I'll go now :P

<whispers> Our Metservice has just predicted 7 days of clear...
Forum: General Chat 22-08-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 455
Posted By ZeroID
Does he give a credit card number to pay for it...

Does he give a credit card number to pay for it all ? :P
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