Less is more.

A place to discuss the dreaded orange glow

RE: Less is more.

Postby lukeskywatcher » Sun Nov 29, 2009 4:03 am

[quote]ORIGINAL: Chaletreynard

If I stand on top of Cadair Idris Mountain I have been reliably informed The Wicklow mountains are visible and as your only about 90 miles away.
It would have been nice to see that Yorkie Pulling you to the top of one.
Shame on your lack of effort
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90 miles?

Hell NO.

On a clear day from my local town i can see Holyhead harbour with my 10X50 bins.

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RE: Less is more.

Postby asterixhb » Sun Nov 29, 2009 11:16 am


[quote]ORIGINAL: Mavrickxxx

Im trying to get a hold of the ASTRO TRAC TT320X, but its bloody expensive. The cheapest ive been able to get is around £570. I even went to the official web site thinking it would be cheaper from the source, what i fright i got. They quoted me £698. JESUS lol.
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Have you thought about making your own in the meantime, try looking up plans for a Haig Mount. Also goes by the name of Scotch and/or Barn Door Mount. Obviously won't be as refined as the Astro Trac but worth considering in my opinion.
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RE: Less is more.

Postby lukeskywatcher » Mon Nov 30, 2009 7:00 am

Here's one that was posted a few weeks back.

http://astunit.com/tonkinsastro/atm/projects/scotch.htm
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RE: Less is more.

Postby mavrickxxx » Mon Nov 30, 2009 7:13 pm

Sorry guys, i was away for the weekend. I'll give all of the above a good look. Weather was crap as usual. so no star trails.
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