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Forum: Astrophotography and Imaging Equipment and Discussions Today, 09:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 146
Posted By ZeroID
Cable RF interference ? Have you tried shielding...

Cable RF interference ? Have you tried shielding or replacing the camera cable ?
DC lead to mount to close to cable ?
You could also try ensuring the mount is earthed.
Forum: Equipment Discussions Today, 09:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 171
Posted By ZeroID
On the DIY side have you thought of making a...

On the DIY side have you thought of making a Portaball Scope ? I saw some amateur build ideas that used a 6" or 8" mirror, a round metal basin and a focusser on a 'stick' basically.
Or a pack down...
Forum: General Chat Today, 09:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 178
Posted By ZeroID
Been there, done that. Kennedy on TV issuing...

Been there, done that.
Kennedy on TV issuing threats as the missiles sailed closer and we all breathed a sigh of relief when they all backed down off their high horses.
Young people don't realise...
Forum: Beginners Talk Today, 08:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 364
Posted By ZeroID
Uh Oh !! The slippery slope has appeared........

Uh Oh !! The slippery slope has appeared..... hold on to your credit card ... tight !!
Get some good visual time first whatever you do before you contemplate astrophotography. It IS a very...
Forum: DIY Observatories Yesterday, 08:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 174
Posted By ZeroID
Excellent !! Doesn't have to be big and flash,...

Excellent !! Doesn't have to be big and flash, Even a tin shed makes ahuge difference to your sky access time. Well Done !!
Forum: ATM and DIY Projects Yesterday, 07:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 511
Posted By ZeroID
You looking at the Da Vinci 3D printer ? Was...

You looking at the Da Vinci 3D printer ?
Was impressed that it could manage a 7.8" cube ( 20 cm ? ), a resonably useful size but limited to ABS only.
At ~$1000 or less it is becoming a possible...
Forum: ATM and DIY Projects Yesterday, 07:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 257
Posted By ZeroID
Wow ! Just wow. Some serious work to put that...

Wow ! Just wow. Some serious work to put that together. Well done. !!
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 07:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 414
Posted By ZeroID
When I used to seriously run I'd train at night...

When I used to seriously run I'd train at night mostly ( young family commitments in the early evening ) and had a few scares with people and dogs. Was doing photography so started carrying my big...
Forum: Solar System 27-07-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 66
Posted By ZeroID
Saturn

Planetary is not my forte but I've been determined to get some sort of decent result while it was in view. Guiding not required and tonight is brilliantly cold and clear with Saturn just past it's...
Forum: Astrophotography and Imaging Equipment and Discussions 25-07-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 291
Posted By ZeroID
Haven't quite got there yet but I've got the...

Haven't quite got there yet but I've got the 'Barlow' idea with my scopes. I picked up a 2" 2 x Barlow which should give 1428 on the Lunt and 2500 on the Newt. I figured that with a 2" barlow I'd...
Forum: General Chat 25-07-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 480
Posted By ZeroID
Yes for 'Sunshine', very good. What about...

Yes for 'Sunshine', very good.
What about 'Gravity'
And I like the new Star Trek movies ... lotsa action.
Forum: General Chat 25-07-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 148
Posted By ZeroID
Wouldn't AmCap ( or similar) give some degree of...

Wouldn't AmCap ( or similar) give some degree of control ? Possibly ok for planetary. At $3 it just has to be an experimental !!
It looks like it would just about slide into a focusser tube without...
Forum: General Chat 25-07-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 231
Posted By ZeroID
:D I could do with some of those on Ob ceiling,...

:D I could do with some of those on Ob ceiling, then it wouldn't matter about the clouds. :P

Focus for the scope might be a slight problem, anyone got a 1 meter extension ? :question: But...
Forum: Beginners Talk 25-07-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 364
Posted By ZeroID
I was trying to avoid suggesting that, you are...

I was trying to avoid suggesting that, you are NEVER short of gear to fiddle with in that case or images to process or re-process trying to wring the last bit of good data out of it.
Also trying to...
Forum: General Chat 25-07-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 119
Posted By ZeroID
I've always got two gas bottles ... and I check...

I've always got two gas bottles ... and I check progress every 15 mins or so especially to begin with. Here's a leg of roast lamb done in the BBQ weekend before last.
(The lumps are garlic cloves...
Forum: General Chat 25-07-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 416
Posted By ZeroID
:thumbsup:

:thumbsup:
Forum: Beginners Astrophotography 25-07-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 46
Posted By ZeroID
Point & Shoot

Weather hasn't too co-operative lately but grabbed this on arriving at work early this morning with the wee FujiFilm camera. Handheld braced against a wooden upright in night mode. Very 'technical'...
Forum: Beginners Talk 24-07-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 364
Posted By ZeroID
Stellarium has more to offer Chelle. I use it to...

Stellarium has more to offer Chelle. I use it to plan sessions, a monthly target list or what's available (even if it isn't always done). I do small ATM projects, I've just completed a 2 axis guide...
Forum: General Chat 24-07-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 416
Posted By ZeroID
Have to agree with H on this one. Having had a...

Have to agree with H on this one. Having had a number of my early motorsports shots ripped off it pays to get it on a business footing from the start, friend or no friend.
If the business takes off...
Forum: DIY Observatories 24-07-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Posted By ZeroID
Skyslab is functional again .. finally. !!! ...

Skyslab is functional again .. finally. !!! :thumbsup:
A combination of weather, free time and modification work has delayed a new 'first light' but last night it finally came together. Clear skies...
Forum: Astronomy Books and Media 22-07-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 306
Posted By ZeroID
Glad you all seem to have liked it guys. I'm...

Glad you all seem to have liked it guys. I'm looking forward to the film myself, good choices for both the director and main character. If they get the realism view factor up where 'Gravity' was then...
Forum: General Chat 22-07-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 110
Posted By ZeroID
Ahhhh...!! You get used to it ... :shrug: ...

Ahhhh...!! You get used to it ... :shrug:

:welcome: Roglev btw ...
Forum: ATM and DIY Projects 21-07-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 344
Posted By ZeroID
Have to back up Rolf's comments here re stability...

Have to back up Rolf's comments here re stability of the Serrurier truss design and construction.
Wood if sealed correctly with several good coats of varnish works and looks nice too. Paint, oil...
Forum: Beginners Astrophotography 18-07-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 170
Posted By ZeroID
It's probably a dust mote on the glass cover of...

It's probably a dust mote on the glass cover of the sensor itself. I had a couple on the ZWO, needed a loupe to see it as it was so small as to be undetectable with the naked eye. Looks the same as...
Forum: Astronomy and Amateur Science 17-07-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 209
Posted By ZeroID
FRom what the article I read said, binaries are...

FRom what the article I read said, binaries are quite common in Comets, about 30% or so.
Could be it's a factor in that these things are dirty snowballs and collections of rubble so prone to...
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