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Forum: Website Feedback and FAQ 29-08-2015, 02:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 142
Posted By Steffen
Or even the last two? ;)

Or even the last two? ;)
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 29-08-2015, 12:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 65
Posted By Steffen
I'm certainly no expert when it comes to imaging,...

I'm certainly no expert when it comes to imaging, but connecting DSLRs to telescopes usually involves the use to the T-mount system. There are adapters for all common camera mounts to the T-thread...
Forum: Eyepieces, Barlows and Filters 29-08-2015, 12:42 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,477
Posted By Steffen
We are indeed. I suppose a little less angst and...

We are indeed. I suppose a little less angst and a lot more appreciation would do us all well :thumbsup:
Forum: Eyepieces, Barlows and Filters 28-08-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 644
Posted By Steffen
The problem with the interior is that it will...

The problem with the interior is that it will swallow you and never spit you out again :) Also, that it is a long way away from where most people live.

I'd wager that the majority of Aussie...
Forum: Eyepieces, Barlows and Filters 28-08-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,477
Posted By Steffen
That's the crucial point. Eyepieces used to be...

That's the crucial point. Eyepieces used to be great and affordable until the super-panavision craze befell the market. This was likely driven by marketing (if you want to keep charging more and more...
Forum: General Chat 27-08-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 426
Posted By Steffen
And the claim that this is a rare event ;)

And the claim that this is a rare event ;)
Forum: General Chat 25-08-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 307
Posted By Steffen
Same in Safari. Easy to work around if you know...

Same in Safari. Easy to work around if you know about it, but still a bit wonky.
Forum: Equipment Discussions 21-08-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 405
Posted By Steffen
That looks like a worthwhile upgrade. Bendy steel...

That looks like a worthwhile upgrade. Bendy steel bolts digging into aluminium do not lend themselves to precise adjustment. Sadly there doesn't appear to be an http://heq5wedge.com...
Forum: ATM and DIY Projects 19-08-2015, 01:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,280
Posted By Steffen
Whatever you do, make sure you switch your search...

Whatever you do, make sure you switch your search engine to safe mode before searching for ebony star :D
Forum: Software and Computers 14-08-2015, 01:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 365
Posted By Steffen
Especially with non-replaceable (or...

Especially with non-replaceable (or non-removable) batteries it is over the top. Tips 2 and 3 simply don't apply, you cannot overcharge or deep discharge a non-removable battery in a smartphone,...
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 08-08-2015, 04:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 945
Posted By Steffen
You can spend a lifetime wasting money on...

You can spend a lifetime wasting money on eyepieces, and if you follow advice on astronomy forums you likely will ;)

Seeing that you've already got the 30mm GSO SuperView my advice [sic] would be...
Forum: Star Parties, Club and Community Events 01-08-2015, 01:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 258
Posted By Steffen
AstroFest should make an effort to have him pop...

AstroFest should make an effort to have him pop by if at all possible.
Forum: Astronomy and Amateur Science 30-07-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 363
Posted By Steffen
And 4m means "from", perhaps? Is that really...

And 4m means "from", perhaps?

Is that really necessary? I mean, we're not being charged by character count for posting to IceInSpace :shrug:
Forum: Astronomy and Amateur Science 30-07-2015, 12:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 363
Posted By Steffen
I have no idea what that means... ...

I have no idea what that means...



...but I can check my observing list for those. Here are the colourful ones I've logged:


94 Aquarii: easy split, looks golden and bluish to me
...
Forum: Celestial and Astronomical Events 28-07-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 456
Posted By Steffen
Yes probably. The table appears to show the...

Yes probably. The table appears to show the phases at midnight (0:00h) that day.
Forum: Celestial and Astronomical Events 28-07-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 456
Posted By Steffen
Hm, must be a bug. My location is just about...

Hm, must be a bug. My location is just about accurate, so are the rise and set times shown.
Forum: Celestial and Astronomical Events 28-07-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 456
Posted By Steffen
Full Moon forecast on IIS

Why does the IIS Moon phase page shows Sat, 1st August as the date of the next full Moon for my location (Sydney)? According to Sky Safari this actually occurs on Friday, 31st July at 20:42h.

If...
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 27-07-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 599
Posted By Steffen
I agree that a 76mm scope isn't going to show a...

I agree that a 76mm scope isn't going to show a whole lot, and I'd also recommend going bigger. Hence I'm puzzled at your mention of a 70-90mm refractor. How is a 70mm refractor going to show more...
Forum: General Chat 26-07-2015, 12:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 982
Posted By Steffen
No, of course it does not. People aren't buying...

No, of course it does not. People aren't buying overseas to save the GST. Hence, whatever amount of money Gerry Harvey and his cohorts have buttered into the Libs to make this kite fly is going to...
Forum: Eyepieces, Barlows and Filters 25-07-2015, 04:18 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,512
Posted By Steffen
And I was so sure that TV's next eyepiece line...

And I was so sure that TV's next eyepiece line would have 180 AFOV...
Forum: General Chat 25-07-2015, 03:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 982
Posted By Steffen
Yes, but arithmetic isn't exactly the strong suit...

Yes, but arithmetic isn't exactly the strong suit of the amateurs in charge, is it? If anything, this will further blow out the budget.
Forum: Astronomy Books and Media 25-07-2015, 03:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 608
Posted By Steffen
Thanks for the tip, Suzy, I'll check it out. ...

Thanks for the tip, Suzy, I'll check it out.



Then what pray tell does he have on the iPad, only the iOS built-in apps?? That would seem like an awful waste. Apps like BBC/Cox's Wonders or...
Forum: Eyepieces, Barlows and Filters 23-07-2015, 01:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By Steffen
Oh, I do remember the ViewMaster, it blew me away...

Oh, I do remember the ViewMaster, it blew me away back in 1972 :D

I'm not usually a binoviewer man, because the reward doesn't seem worth the effort and expense to me. That's also why I missed all...
Forum: Eyepieces, Barlows and Filters 22-07-2015, 10:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By Steffen
Very interesting! In your experience, once a...

Very interesting!

In your experience, once a particular 3D appearance is dialled in, does it appear the same to all viewers or does the effect vary from individual to individual?
Forum: General Chat 19-07-2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 946
Posted By Steffen
I'm sure the three of you mean ophthalmologist. ...

I'm sure the three of you mean ophthalmologist.



Well, we might as well settle on o*logist. There is a reason words are the way they are.
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