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Forum: DIY Observatories 27-03-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 793
Posted By ZeroID
I can guarantee more 'jollies' from the Ob. I use...

I can guarantee more 'jollies' from the Ob. I use my Ob several nights a week if the weather permits. Power up, set up whatever run I desire then go back inside and watch bit of telly and have time...
Forum: ATM and DIY Projects 27-03-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 4,731
Posted By ZeroID
You can pick up 240VAC or 12VDC power supplies...

You can pick up 240VAC or 12VDC power supplies from local electrical outlets with adjustable output voltages. I have a couple with a small slide switch on the side that work from 3 v to 12 with 6(?)...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 27-03-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 127
Posted By ZeroID
A front surfaced mirror ? How big do you need it...

A front surfaced mirror ? How big do you need it to be ? There are other possible ATM sources depending on your requirements.
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 26-03-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Posted By ZeroID
Searched FleaBay and not found specifically what...

Searched FleaBay and not found specifically what you have described. A few 49mm individual filters which I assume are 2" equivalents. Did you buy as a filter set or just specific ones?
Do you intend...
Forum: DIY Observatories 26-03-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 172
Posted By ZeroID
Brilliant, perfect. Enjoy !

Brilliant, perfect. Enjoy !
Forum: ATM and DIY Projects 26-03-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 4,731
Posted By ZeroID
Bintel want $149 AU$ (- 10% but + postage and...

Bintel want $149 AU$ (- 10% but + postage and Exchange rate to NZ) for a 12VDC to Canon adapter !
I need an 240VAC to Canon power supply. I can make one for $0. Already have 2 x 240VAC to 7.5VDC...
Forum: ATM and DIY Projects 26-03-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 4,731
Posted By ZeroID
I think you'd be needing a lot more compression...

I think you'd be needing a lot more compression than can be acheived within a small closed cycle enclosure. Internal circulating fans as used so far have been tiny CPU units just designed to shift...
Forum: General Chat 26-03-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,815
Posted By ZeroID
\ Other than as a specimen to study maybe....

\

Other than as a specimen to study maybe. :P

Who knows? They could be benevolent explorers wanting to share technologies and grow trade and culture. We portray Star Trek as going forth to...
Forum: General Chat 26-03-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 402
Posted By ZeroID
No, not really. PC's have still got VGA ports and...

No, not really. PC's have still got VGA ports and USB is ubiquitous for all serial connections. Latest Dell desktops still have PS2 mouse and Keyboard plugs, just in case. Apple stuff, you have to...
Forum: DIY Observatories 25-03-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 793
Posted By ZeroID
Ha ! All we need now is a third nearby and...

Ha !
All we need now is a third nearby and we've got a large aperture array !! :D A 4 km baseline should get us a fair ways out

Excellent wife you have there, like mine. She reckons as long...
Forum: ATM and DIY Projects 25-03-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 4,731
Posted By ZeroID
Ta Glen ( in both cases ) Buttons I can fix,...

Ta Glen ( in both cases )
Buttons I can fix, I'll chk out Bintel as well for the PS. Easier than changing batteries all the time although they seem to last a night for me.
Forum: General Chat 25-03-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 402
Posted By ZeroID
No, it was another $450 for the battery and...

No, it was another $450 for the battery and repair, plus $350 for the HD and 'look at it'. $800 by my reckoning.

I'm not 'AntiApple' but their charges are exorbitant compared to PC repair...
Forum: Solar System 24-03-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 248
Posted By ZeroID
Them's Crepuscular Rays alrighty. If you turned...

Them's Crepuscular Rays alrighty. If you turned around and looked to the east you may have also spotted some Anticrepuscular Rays. True ! :)
I didn't beleive the word even existed let alone the Rays.
Forum: DIY Observatories 24-03-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 793
Posted By ZeroID
The Avondale Spider is a sook, harmless,...

The Avondale Spider is a sook, harmless, nonpoisonous. It's just a big scary hairy set of legs. At least that's what I tell myself. <slight shudder of Arachnaphobia>.
Haven't come across one yet in...
Forum: ATM and DIY Projects 24-03-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 4,731
Posted By ZeroID
Parasitic heat loss up the T Adapter can be...

Parasitic heat loss up the T Adapter can be considerable as I found. The whole focussing tube and lower section of the Lunt got quite cold. I swapped to another 2" adapter which had minimal suface...
Forum: Astrophotography and Imaging Equipment and Discussions 23-03-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 280
Posted By ZeroID
The 450D will do video via BYE and Liveview. Not...

The 450D will do video via BYE and Liveview. Not sure if it will do it natively but I don't use mine for anything but astro.
Forum: Equipment Discussions 23-03-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 567
Posted By ZeroID
Dew on the lens ?

Dew on the lens ?
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 23-03-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Posted By ZeroID
Interesting. I've used a number of Vivitar lens...

Interesting. I've used a number of Vivitar lens over the years and they have always done quite well. What specific filters have you ordered ?
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 23-03-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 317
Posted By ZeroID
As has been recommended repeatedly for starter...

As has been recommended repeatedly for starter eyepieces at a good price get either ( or better, both) a GSO Superview EP in either 15mm or 20mm sizes. Bintel carry them and bang for buck they are...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 18-03-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 502
Posted By ZeroID
The still rather ordinary GSO SV 20mm works for...

The still rather ordinary GSO SV 20mm works for me. I have both the 25mm Plossl and the 20mm SV and for field and view they are almost interchangeable IMO.
Forum: General Chat 18-03-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By ZeroID
Give or take 10 or so....;)

Give or take 10 or so....;)
Forum: General Chat 18-03-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By ZeroID
Mine is 'glued' to the side of a volcano. About 4...

Mine is 'glued' to the side of a volcano. About 4 tonnes of concrete literally stuck onto the solidified lava flow.
It don't move much ... :P
And if it does ... I'll be the one that is moving ......
Forum: Software and Computers 17-03-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 165
Posted By ZeroID
Updated Java to 8u40 for 32 bit, rebooted and it...

Updated Java to 8u40 for 32 bit, rebooted and it seems to have settled down. Waiting for weather to clear and give me a shot at the sky.
Forum: DIY Observatories 17-03-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 412
Posted By ZeroID
Just FYI Cyclone Pam was a bit of a fizzer round...

Just FYI Cyclone Pam was a bit of a fizzer round our way. Hit the coast further down south quite hard but we just got some good well needed rain and some strong winds for a day or so.
Then the Sun...
Forum: Beginners Talk 17-03-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 369
Posted By ZeroID
Close the Ob door, :P. I basically bundle up,...

Close the Ob door, :P.
I basically bundle up, have a hot toddy available and hide back under the roof a bit. But it doesn't get quite as cold over here in Auckland. Now with BYE I can set it going...
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