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Forum: Trade/Wanted 16-12-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 30
Posted By Steffen
SkyWire Lightning cable

I'm looking for a SkyWire Lightning cable, as made by Simulation Curriculum (formerly Southern Stars), just like this one:
...
Forum: Celestial and Astronomical Events 15-12-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,117
Posted By Steffen
I saw no Geminids tonight, but a fireball north...

I saw no Geminids tonight, but a fireball north of Procyon, moving north (hence probably unrelated to the shower), about 22:47h AEDST.

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: General Chat 12-12-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 138
Posted By Steffen
Very interesting, and how about that observing...

Very interesting, and how about that observing chair :eyepop:

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: Observation Reports 12-12-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 118
Posted By Steffen
The way things are going over here currently I...

The way things are going over here currently I was excited to see the Moon last night :D



Congratulations! What sort of telescope did you use? Did you see the planet's colour?

Cheers...
Forum: General Chat 12-12-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 987
Posted By Steffen
You mean Vint Cerf, Tim Berners-Lee and Bram...

You mean Vint Cerf, Tim Berners-Lee and Bram Cohen?
:screwy:

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: Equipment Discussions 10-12-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 329
Posted By Steffen
If it's a Petzval scope it'll have a doublet at...

If it's a Petzval scope it'll have a doublet at the front and another doublet further back.

I'm not sure it'll be worth re-coating the front element, the whole scope would have to be sent in for...
Forum: Beginners Talk 08-12-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 360
Posted By Steffen
I saw Canopus and Rigel briefly during a break...

I saw Canopus and Rigel briefly during a break between storms yesterday. At least I know they're still there :lol:

I bought a rather awesome tripod recently and received it just when the East...
Forum: General Chat 06-12-2014, 01:13 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,311
Posted By Steffen
Those Japanese, and also Tasmanian, whiskies are...

Those Japanese, and also Tasmanian, whiskies are making quite splash lately. I will check them out as soon as I get a chance.

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: General Chat 05-12-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,311
Posted By Steffen
Ahh, but that was Lagavulin, the ultimate...

Ahh, but that was Lagavulin, the ultimate acquired taste. Once acquired there is no going back, though.

Next year I'll bring a bottle of Botanist, the Islay Gin. I may even bring some dry Vermouth...
Forum: General Chat 05-12-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 829
Posted By Steffen
My condolences, Jeanette. My wife lost her father...

My condolences, Jeanette. My wife lost her father to the same disease, it's terrible. I hope they find a better way of helping those suffering from it soon.

All the best,
Steffen.
Forum: General Chat 05-12-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,311
Posted By Steffen
I find Laphroaig fascinating, and I love it. In...

I find Laphroaig fascinating, and I love it. In fact, it is second only to Lagavulin, my top of the heap.

Incidentally, I also love a good gin. Guess where my recently discovered new favourite gin...
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 05-12-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 456
Posted By Steffen
I bought the table-top Dob a year or so ago, and...

I bought the table-top Dob a year or so ago, and it wasn't usable out of the box. The secondary mirror was not underneath the focuser, I had to supply my own (longer) screws to fix that. Apart from...
Forum: IceTrade Archives 03-12-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 497
Posted By Steffen
Yes, I do have them. If you PM me your address...

Yes, I do have them. If you PM me your address and how many you need I'll tell you the shipping cost.

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 03-12-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 259
Posted By Steffen
I've had this happen to me in the past when...

I've had this happen to me in the past when during the 2-star/polar alignment cycle one of the alignment stars slipped past the meridian and I ignored that.

It has not happened to me (to that...
Forum: Beginners Talk 01-12-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 340
Posted By Steffen
Haha, no worries, so was I :) Cheers ...

Haha, no worries, so was I :)

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: IceTrade Archives 30-11-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 497
Posted By Steffen
The head and centre bolt are sold, but the leg...

The head and centre bolt are sold, but the leg spreader has become available again.

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: IceTrade Archives 30-11-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 153
Posted By Steffen
PM sent.

PM sent.
Forum: IceTrade Archives 28-11-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 497
Posted By Steffen
Wow, I had no idea that these bits would be so...

Wow, I had no idea that these bits would be so sought after, I got quite a few PMs.

Sorry to say that all the parts are spoken for (lest there be last minute changes of mind).

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: IceTrade Archives 27-11-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 497
Posted By Steffen
HEQ5Pro tripod parts

I've got some left-over parts from my late HEQ5Pro tripod. Some of these appear to be difficult to get, so I thought I offer them here in case anybody wants them.

1. The tripod head. SOLD
The...
Forum: IceTrade Archives 27-11-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 215
Posted By Steffen
ADM guide scope rings

I have for sale a set of ADM guide/finder scope rings with Vixen-style saddles, to suit 50-60mm scopes. The rings have Delrin-tipped screws and hold tubes of about 45mm to about 70mm diameter.
...
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 27-11-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 643
Posted By Steffen
On that note, I've got a William Optics EZ-Touch...

On that note, I've got a William Optics EZ-Touch (identical design to the AOK, but made in China) that I'm going to put up for sale on IceTrace soon. Just saying... ;)

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: General Chat 27-11-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 169
Posted By Steffen
Magnets

Everybody loves magnets and magnetometers I thought this was pretty cool:
http://www.tuaw.com/2014/11/26/video-man-creates-real-time-magnet-position-detection-system-us

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: General Chat 25-11-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 372
Posted By Steffen
And this is why I routinely search every document...

And this is why I routinely search every document sent to me for the word "bottle"... :lol:

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: General Chat 25-11-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,538
Posted By Steffen
To find out just how much the science if flawed...

To find out just how much the science if flawed you could read Kip Thorne's book about it: The Science of Interstellar (http://books.wwnorton.com/books/detail.aspx?ID=4294987333)

Thorne of course...
Forum: IceTrade Archives 23-11-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 128
Posted By Steffen
PM sent.

PM sent.
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