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Forum: Star Parties, Club and Community Events Today, 01:12 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By Steffen
AstroFest should make an effort to have him pop...

AstroFest should make an effort to have him pop by if at all possible.
Forum: Astronomy and Amateur Science 30-07-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 100
Posted By Steffen
And 4m means "from", perhaps? Is that really...

And 4m means "from", perhaps?

Is that really necessary? I mean, we're not being charged by character count for posting to IceInSpace :shrug:
Forum: Astronomy and Amateur Science 30-07-2015, 12:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 100
Posted By Steffen
I have no idea what that means... ...

I have no idea what that means...



...but I can check my observing list for those. Here are the colourful ones I've logged:


94 Aquarii: easy split, looks golden and bluish to me
...
Forum: Celestial and Astronomical Events 28-07-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 194
Posted By Steffen
Yes probably. The table appears to show the...

Yes probably. The table appears to show the phases at midnight (0:00h) that day.
Forum: Celestial and Astronomical Events 28-07-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 194
Posted By Steffen
Hm, must be a bug. My location is just about...

Hm, must be a bug. My location is just about accurate, so are the rise and set times shown.
Forum: Celestial and Astronomical Events 28-07-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 194
Posted By Steffen
Full Moon forecast on IIS

Why does the IIS Moon phase page shows Sat, 1st August as the date of the next full Moon for my location (Sydney)? According to Sky Safari this actually occurs on Friday, 31st July at 20:42h.

If...
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 27-07-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 294
Posted By Steffen
I agree that a 76mm scope isn't going to show a...

I agree that a 76mm scope isn't going to show a whole lot, and I'd also recommend going bigger. Hence I'm puzzled at your mention of a 70-90mm refractor. How is a 70mm refractor going to show more...
Forum: General Chat 26-07-2015, 12:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 848
Posted By Steffen
No, of course it does not. People aren't buying...

No, of course it does not. People aren't buying overseas to save the GST. Hence, whatever amount of money Gerry Harvey and his cohorts have buttered into the Libs to make this kite fly is going to...
Forum: Eyepieces, Barlows and Filters 25-07-2015, 04:18 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,201
Posted By Steffen
And I was so sure that TV's next eyepiece line...

And I was so sure that TV's next eyepiece line would have 180 AFOV...
Forum: General Chat 25-07-2015, 03:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 848
Posted By Steffen
Yes, but arithmetic isn't exactly the strong suit...

Yes, but arithmetic isn't exactly the strong suit of the amateurs in charge, is it? If anything, this will further blow out the budget.
Forum: Astronomy Books and Media 25-07-2015, 03:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By Steffen
Thanks for the tip, Suzy, I'll check it out. ...

Thanks for the tip, Suzy, I'll check it out.



Then what pray tell does he have on the iPad, only the iOS built-in apps?? That would seem like an awful waste. Apps like BBC/Cox's Wonders or...
Forum: Eyepieces, Barlows and Filters 23-07-2015, 01:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 132
Posted By Steffen
Oh, I do remember the ViewMaster, it blew me away...

Oh, I do remember the ViewMaster, it blew me away back in 1972 :D

I'm not usually a binoviewer man, because the reward doesn't seem worth the effort and expense to me. That's also why I missed all...
Forum: Eyepieces, Barlows and Filters 22-07-2015, 10:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 132
Posted By Steffen
Very interesting! In your experience, once a...

Very interesting!

In your experience, once a particular 3D appearance is dialled in, does it appear the same to all viewers or does the effect vary from individual to individual?
Forum: General Chat 19-07-2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 822
Posted By Steffen
I'm sure the three of you mean ophthalmologist. ...

I'm sure the three of you mean ophthalmologist.



Well, we might as well settle on o*logist. There is a reason words are the way they are.
Forum: General Chat 18-07-2015, 03:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 822
Posted By Steffen
A question for those who had cataract surgery,...

A question for those who had cataract surgery, are the replacement lenses fixed focus, or are they attached to the ciliary muscle and change shape for focusing?

If they are fixed focus, are they...
Forum: Eyepieces, Barlows and Filters 17-07-2015, 02:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 597
Posted By Steffen
There is even a (Product)Red one! ;)

There is even a (Product)Red one! ;)
Forum: Equipment Discussions 17-07-2015, 01:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,017
Posted By Steffen
I'm guessing Stan uses his DSLR in full-auto :P ...

I'm guessing Stan uses his DSLR in full-auto :P

The refusal by most people to internalise (or at least accept) simple geometrical relations is why mobile phone cameras are eating DSLRs' lunch....
Forum: Celestial and Astronomical Events 15-07-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,476
Posted By Steffen
Amazing resolution images, if a little...

Amazing resolution images, if a little concerning...
Forum: General Chat 15-07-2015, 12:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 461
Posted By Steffen
After all the images are in and processed I guess...

After all the images are in and processed I guess we'll see a Pluto atlas. Who will get to name all the craters and tectonic features?
Forum: General Chat 15-07-2015, 12:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 230
Posted By Steffen
I quite enjoyed using the app during the...

I quite enjoyed using the app during the approach, especially watching the use of the four instruments it has on board. As of about 26 minutes after closest approach the REX antenna was pointed at...
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 14-07-2015, 12:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 731
Posted By Steffen
I'm going to second the recommendation of the...

I'm going to second the recommendation of the Benro line of tripods and ball heads. The company started out building knock-offs of Gitzo gear and they represent excellent value at the lower end....
Forum: Astronomy and Amateur Science 13-07-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By Steffen
Heat radiation (infrared) and visible light are...

Heat radiation (infrared) and visible light are essentially the same, just different wavelengths. The respective photons come into being as elementary particles (electrons) drop to lower energetic...
Forum: General Chat 13-07-2015, 01:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,700
Posted By Steffen
I can totally believe that. Of course, you'd have...

I can totally believe that. Of course, you'd have to be down there at night... ;)
Forum: General Chat 12-07-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 787
Posted By Steffen
Look at the location of that config file in the...

Look at the location of that config file in the error message Fred got.
Forum: Equipment Discussions 12-07-2015, 12:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By Steffen
The pictures at Astromart and Company7 appear to...

The pictures at Astromart and Company7 appear to show different kinds of secondary mirrors, it looks like the one for auction could be a Rumak (the only way to go for anything larger than four to...
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