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Forum: Equipment Discussions 22-08-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 367
Posted By traveller
Cheers Ken, I was impressed with the AZEQ6 at our...

Cheers Ken, I was impressed with the AZEQ6 at our last SV camp, hence the query. I am happy with my EQ6 but there is always room for upgrade :D
Not sure about SV in Nov as timing is tricky. May even...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 21-08-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 367
Posted By traveller
Thanks Dunk, I am on a learning curve with AP,...

Thanks Dunk,
I am on a learning curve with AP, so pointing accuracy, tracking accuracy etc are all important.
Looks like AZEQ6 is the way to go, considering belt mod costs :question:
I never had...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 21-08-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 367
Posted By traveller
AZEQ6 v EQ6 belt mod

Just wondering if any members out there had an EQ6 belt mod and then upgraded to an AZEQ6 and if you thought the move was worth it.
I am heading to the UK shortly and am considering buying a belt...
Forum: Deep Space 16-08-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 14
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Views: 759
Posted By traveller
Nice Peter, Good to see the SN 10 putting to...

Nice Peter,
Good to see the SN 10 putting to good use. I still haven't had a chance given the clouds in Melbourne.
Bo
Forum: Telescopes & Mounts 14-08-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,790
Posted By traveller
Just to add to what Paul said I tested the mount...

Just to add to what Paul said I tested the mount and yes all motors work.
As for getting an autostar controller you best bet is cloudy nights classifieds where they can be had for $50-80 U.S....
Forum: Star Parties, Club and Community Events 14-08-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,955
Posted By traveller
Thanks Malcolm and others for keeping this going....

Thanks Malcolm and others for keeping this going.
I will contact you closer to the date if see if I can squeeze myself in.
Bo
Forum: Terrestrial Photography 12-08-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 465
Posted By traveller
Great photos Rowland, the B&W works really well. ...

Great photos Rowland, the B&W works really well.
:thumbsup:
Forum: Beginners Astrophotography 09-08-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 258
Posted By traveller
Looks good Philip, You may be able to tease out...

Looks good Philip,
You may be able to tease out more details given the amount of data collected.
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 08-08-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 627
Posted By traveller
Hi Simon, Do you have a budget in mind? 1.25"...

Hi Simon,
Do you have a budget in mind? 1.25" or 2"?
I can recommend the old celestron silver top plossls and also the vixen lv series, both have excellent contrast and relatively cheap ($50-80...
Forum: General Chat 07-08-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 932
Posted By traveller
And here it is.

And here it is.
Forum: General Chat 06-08-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 932
Posted By traveller
10 goals is not that bad.... :rofl:

10 goals is not that bad.... :rofl:
Forum: Equipment Discussions 05-08-2015, 11:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 557
Posted By traveller
If the CCD is a cooled unit, then it will have a...

If the CCD is a cooled unit, then it will have a extractor fan over the heat sink. By enclosing the unit in a container will increase the inside temperature and reduce condensation, but you still...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 05-08-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 557
Posted By traveller
I don't stay up very late, but worthwhile wrap a...

I don't stay up very late, but worthwhile wrap a towel around the mount to protect the electronics inside (and around the camera esp dslr).
Bo
Forum: Equipment Discussions 05-08-2015, 10:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 557
Posted By traveller
My bad Colin, I thought you are referring to...

My bad Colin, I thought you are referring to keeping the moisture off the setup when parked and done for the evening :)
If you want to keep moisture off the scope when running, you can try wrapping...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 04-08-2015, 09:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 557
Posted By traveller
Hi Colin, I use the following Mount with...

Hi Colin,
I use the following
Mount with scope (or without), heavy duty tarp. I also have an old sleep bag which I use between the tarp and the scope/mount.
Power I use a plastic box to keep...
Forum: Software and Computers 31-07-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 363
Posted By traveller
Ok, I will cross that bridge once I get a few...

Ok, I will cross that bridge once I get a few clear nights in Melbourne.
Thanks again Rowland.
Bo
Forum: Software and Computers 31-07-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 363
Posted By traveller
Thanks Rowland. :thumbsup:

Thanks Rowland. :thumbsup:
Forum: Software and Computers 31-07-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 363
Posted By traveller
Thanks all, appreciate your input. I think I...

Thanks all, appreciate your input.
I think I will go down the RAF to TIF conversion via Silkypix path, but is there a way to batch process this? Or will I need to convert each photo individually? I...
Forum: General Chat 31-07-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 257
Posted By traveller
Thanks everyone. Definitely not roaming with my...

Thanks everyone.
Definitely not roaming with my current telco, so that's why I am looking at a pre paid sim as way to go. Will look into Three as a first option, seeing they have EU roaming at...
Forum: General Chat 31-07-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 257
Posted By traveller
Thanks, Greg, which countries did it fail to...

Thanks,
Greg, which countries did it fail to work in (and how long ago was it)?
Malcolm, how long did you use the sim and what was the pre paid amount?
Bo
Forum: Terrestrial Photography 30-07-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,001
Posted By traveller
Vespa scooter in Degraves lane in Melbourne. Only...

Vespa scooter in Degraves lane in Melbourne. Only a couple of circular shapes but I love their curvy shapes.
Forum: General Chat 30-07-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 257
Posted By traveller
Anyone used Woolworth roaming SIM overseas?

Has anyone used Woolworth roaming SIM in England and Europe?
I am travelling to England, Denmark, Sweden, France and Italy in September and someone at work recommended Woolworth roaming SIM, but the...
Forum: Software and Computers 30-07-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 363
Posted By traveller
Thanks everyone. Noob question, what is...

Thanks everyone. Noob question, what is demosiacing?
I had a look at dcraw and see that it supports XE-1 but when I open up deep sky stacker (3.3.4) it wouldn't see RAF file. What am I doing wrong?
Forum: Software and Computers 27-07-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 363
Posted By traveller
Fuji raw file conversion

Hi all,
Trying to experiment more with my Fuji XE-1 in raw file format. A few questions for the more experienced users out there
1. Can Deep Sky Stacker handle Fuji raw files? My limited research...
Forum: General Chat 21-07-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 179
Posted By traveller
I reckon this bird is smarter.;) ...

I reckon this bird is smarter.;)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBuPiC3ArL8
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