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Forum: Equipment Discussions Yesterday, 01:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 218
Posted By Steffen
If your relative is a long-time astronomer he or...

If your relative is a long-time astronomer he or she may be an IIS member :)

Would the person with an upcoming significant birthday please step forward and make their wishes clear... :D

Cheers...
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions Yesterday, 01:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 286
Posted By Steffen
My GSO Dob is the same. All eyepieces work...

My GSO Dob is the same. All eyepieces work without problems except for the 30mm SuperView which requires an extension tube.

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 12:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 193
Posted By Steffen
The good thing about telescopes is that they...

The good thing about telescopes is that they don't mind water much. I know mine have been drenched in dew and rain and always cleaned up spotless. Electronic mounts on the other hand – you have to...
Forum: General Chat 25-08-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 168
Posted By Steffen
"Welcome... to Jurassic Park!" Yes, and The...

"Welcome... to Jurassic Park!"

Yes, and The Great Escape, The Flight of the Phoenix, and many more...

He was the quintessential supporting actor. RIP

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: Beginners Talk 25-08-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 252
Posted By Steffen
It takes a while, but the corresponding facial...

It takes a while, but the corresponding facial muscles will eventually rise to the occasion. You can tell that they're trained when you start looking like Popeye :D

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: Star Parties, Club and Community Events 24-08-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 529
Posted By Steffen
Ok, after weighing my options and considering...

Ok, after weighing my options and considering both SkippySky and Apanel forecasts (which for once agree) I've decided to set up at home. If I read the two forecasts correctly it's supposed to be...
Forum: Star Parties, Club and Community Events 24-08-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 529
Posted By Steffen
So we don't meet at Blackheath Hotel then? ...

So we don't meet at Blackheath Hotel then?

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: Star Parties, Club and Community Events 23-08-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 529
Posted By Steffen
Now we're talking! Sunday night looks worth...

Now we're talking!

Sunday night looks worth a try, reasonable seeing, low winds, and no clouds. Not sure how to read the wind direction on SkippySky though, wind seems to be emanating from the...
Forum: Astronomy and Amateur Science 22-08-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 365
Posted By Steffen
Continental Drift and Plate Tectonics is there,...

Continental Drift and Plate Tectonics is there, may be worthwhile tagging it with Alfred Wegener's name (after all, he was the one who got laughed at for his theory), but there were many other's of...
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 22-08-2014, 12:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 125
Posted By Steffen
The fact that eyepiece projection works with the...

The fact that eyepiece projection works with the 25mm eyepiece but not the 10mm one suggests that the camera cannot be brought closely enough to the eyepiece. If you have exhausted the adjustment...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 22-08-2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 312
Posted By Steffen
Only the HEQ5 Pro has, the HEQ5 is just motorised...

Only the HEQ5 Pro has, the HEQ5 is just motorised but can be upgraded with a GOTO kit (Synscan hand controller, and motor upgrades(?)).

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: Astronomy and Amateur Science 21-08-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 365
Posted By Steffen
Interesting list. Wouldn't...

Interesting list. Wouldn't Becquerel/Rutherford/Curie also qualify (nuclear physics), or Fleming (Penicillin)?

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: General Chat 20-08-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 217
Posted By Steffen
Don't let it inside! Under no circumstances...

Don't let it inside! Under no circumstances should they let it inside!!!
:D
Forum: Equipment Discussions 20-08-2014, 12:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 234
Posted By Steffen
D&G make refractors, too? I used to own a pair of...

D&G make refractors, too? I used to own a pair of D&G sunglasses :lol:

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: IceTrade Archives 19-08-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 232
Posted By Steffen
Tele Vue Panoptic 24mm

I've decided to part with my Pan24, I'm not playing much at the wide end these days and need to redirect funds to where the high power action is ;)

So there is it, very good condition, comes with...
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 18-08-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,441
Posted By Steffen
Acetone is perfectly miscible with water in any...

Acetone is perfectly miscible with water in any ratio, much like alcohols. I use about 25% water and 75% acetone as my cleaning fluid, this makes cleaning easier as the solution doesn't instantly...
Forum: Astronomy and Amateur Science 17-08-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 558
Posted By Steffen
Wow, that's incredible! :eyepop: Cheers ...

Wow, that's incredible! :eyepop:

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: Software and Computers 17-08-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 157
Posted By Steffen
And after it's reached the end of its utility and...

And after it's reached the end of its utility and is basically a furry goo ball woven through with cat hair you can use it as a cat toy :lol:

Cheers
Steffen.
Forum: Equipment Discussions 15-08-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 157
Posted By Steffen
Mobilgrease HP

Mobilgrease HP
Forum: Software and Computers 14-08-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 67
Posted By Steffen
I believe all decent astro apps have a night view...

I believe all decent astro apps have a night view function. On the Mac you can use rgGamma to turn the whole desktop dark and red. An older (free) version is here, the current version is called...
Forum: General Chat 14-08-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 317
Posted By Steffen
Check out Bambo's 600, a list of deep-sky targets...

Check out Bambo's 600, a list of deep-sky targets for southern observers:

http://www.iceinspace.com.au/forum/showthread.php?t=45678

From this list you should see galaxies and nebulae down to at...
Forum: General Chat 13-08-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 360
Posted By Steffen
That is correct, well observed. A Mac, which...

That is correct, well observed.

A Mac, which can normally be expected to be working without problems, would be affected insofar as networking will not function reliably.

If it was a Windows PC...
Forum: General Chat 13-08-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 188
Posted By Steffen
:question:[/QUOTE] The Hobbit?

:question:[/QUOTE]

The Hobbit?
Forum: Trade/Wanted 12-08-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 564
Posted By Steffen
Hi Ivan, what's your budget? Baader have a 95mm...

Hi Ivan, what's your budget? Baader have a 95mm f/5.9 oil-spaced triplet with CaF2 centre element, that looks the business. It goes for about 3400 Euros with rings...
...
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 11-08-2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 318
Posted By Steffen
Stick to plastic cases. Those Pelican knock-offs...

Stick to plastic cases. Those Pelican knock-offs come in all sizes – from Bunnings, JayCar, Supercheap,...

Cheers
Steffen.
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