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Forum: Books and Other Resources 07-03-2016, 11:16 AM
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Posted By Strawb
Yep as always a mine of good info. Cheers...

Yep as always a mine of good info. Cheers Dave<well done>
Forum: Books and Other Resources 06-08-2016, 11:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,397
Posted By Strawb
Good one

So I wil have 4 versions in the house now:)
Forum: Sketching and Astro Art 06-02-2016, 06:17 PM
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Posted By Strawb
Gunna have a go at this -

I mean 'How hard can it be ??' LOL
Forum: General Equipment 06-02-2016, 06:14 PM
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Posted By Strawb
oops - sorry doubled up Vin

oops - sorry doubled up Vin
Forum: General Equipment 06-02-2016, 06:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,123
Posted By Strawb
Lesson learnt

Playing around in the obs a last week or so and thought I'd have a look at M4 and try a shot of it through the VMC260L using the Moravian camera. Slew went just fine and just before it stopped - it...
Forum: Solar System Imaging 06-02-2016, 06:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,058
Posted By Strawb
Nice Stevo, One day soon I hope to see Mars this...

Nice Stevo, One day soon I hope to see Mars this time around - one day...
Forum: New Member Introductions 06-02-2016, 05:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,128
Posted By Strawb
Sounds interesting for sure

I know a failing of mine and many new folk like me is that we don't spend the time at the eyepiece that we should. I now understand how much a difference time at the eyepiece can make. After a while...
Forum: Solar System Imaging 05-21-2016, 08:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,044
Posted By Strawb
Nice one Mass. Ive been trying to get something...

Nice one Mass. Ive been trying to get something using the same camera thru the VMC260L but the seeing up here is rubish of late.
Forum: General Equipment 05-18-2016, 07:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 841
Posted By Strawb
Hi Vin Yep -...

Hi Vin
Yep - http://www.gamaelectronics.com.au/polemaster.html - cost me 461 delivered with an adapter for the G11 mount. All adapters are the same price - as it happens the G11 'sort of ' fits the...
Forum: General Equipment 05-18-2016, 02:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 841
Posted By Strawb
Polemaster

I've used Massoids sweet little polar EZ / Gstar device for quite a while now to do my polar alignments but when I sold of my Synta mounts I found that it no longer worked (or fit) to the Vixen...
Forum: Mounts 10-07-2013, 10:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,655
Posted By Strawb
Hey Vin - got one too - how do you keep it ?...

Hey Vin - got one too - how do you keep it ? Attached to the mount or the tripod or do you pull it down each time?
Forum: The GSTAR-EX User's Group 09-17-2013, 01:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,086
Posted By Strawb
Likewise young fella - have a goo done eh

Likewise young fella - have a goo done eh
Forum: General Equipment 11-25-2012, 07:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,437
Posted By Strawb
Ok thanks Jocko - I'll look at an alternative...

Ok thanks Jocko - I'll look at an alternative software pack then.

Cheers
Forum: General Equipment 11-24-2012, 10:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,437
Posted By Strawb
Angry Ssag

Guys,

My autoguider working perfectly one night then the next its soooo slow. Still tries to function but with PHD set at 1 sec it gives a framerate at about 10 secs for a short time before...
Forum: The GSTAR-EX User's Group 11-05-2012, 04:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,760
Posted By Strawb
Hi Kevin, Several of the Townsville Group...

Hi Kevin,

Several of the Townsville Group have Gstars - ex , ex2 and colour . My Gstar EX2 has one hot pixel - I think - its hard to tell as its pretty faint. I have the older version ( EX) and it...
Forum: Deep Sky Objects 10-11-2012, 10:48 AM
Replies: 5
M57
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Posted By Strawb
Thanks Guys, Yes Derek I have PS- I will...

Thanks Guys,

Yes Derek I have PS- I will have to sudy up on the 'Gaussian ' things etc though very much crawling before walking right now

Sorry George I should have noted the equipment...
Forum: Deep Sky Objects 10-10-2012, 06:26 PM
Replies: 5
M57
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Posted By Strawb
M57

After much coaching and coaxing from Mass I think I have finally got something worth the effort. Be gentle guys:)
Forum: Observing Reports 06-11-2012, 01:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,857
Posted By Strawb
Well we sort of got in the news up here too -...

Well we sort of got in the news up here too - have a butchers at this example of investigative reporting

http://www.townsvillebulletin.com.au/article/2012/06/09/337131_skeney.html - a real winner...
Forum: Observing Reports 06-10-2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,857
Posted By Strawb
Nice work yous guys - we did Ok up here too -...

Nice work yous guys - we did Ok up here too - brilliant weather and lots of interest. Speaking of interest Vin - are you stocking those T shirts by chance or is it a one off?
Forum: Beginner's Forum 06-02-2012, 08:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,335
Posted By Strawb
and will give you good advice without pushing the...

and will give you good advice without pushing the sale.
Forum: ATM/DIY and Observatories 04-15-2012, 08:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,261
Posted By Strawb
George, The mistake i made on mine was to align...

George,
The mistake i made on mine was to align it so that the roof rolled off to the south but it was easier that way. At my latitude19S it is difficulty for me to use the polar scope and gstar to...
Forum: General Equipment 03-14-2012, 05:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,666
Posted By Strawb
Robert, I have modified a skywatcher ...

Robert,

I have modified a skywatcher finderscope - (8X 50 i think) by unscrewing the eyepiece and reticle end and fitted a standard 2" to 1.25" adapter to it. (Needed a wee bit shaved off by...
Forum: Observing Reports 01-15-2012, 05:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,181
Posted By Strawb
Nowt there now tho Vin - looking real good in...

Nowt there now tho Vin - looking real good in fact
Forum: The Off Topic Forum 01-09-2012, 02:07 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,561
Posted By Strawb
Mate - you havent smoked for10 days - job done ....

Mate - you havent smoked for10 days - job done . Just always remember that the agonies will have been wasted if you start again. Well done matey good for you. Now for Vinnie and Mass<:D>....
Forum: The Off Topic Forum 01-03-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,561
Posted By Strawb
Good for you John, I kicked it by reminding...

Good for you John,

I kicked it by reminding myself that all the agony I had just gone through would have been a total waste of time and effort.You've done damn near two days -so you can do another...
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