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A place to hang out and chat about astronomy - Guestbook added.


As some of you suggested I should add a guestbook to my web site - well I have :-)


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DIY Electronic scope focuser - no more wobbles.


I have updated info on my site on how to build a simple electronic focuser for your scope. The hardest part is designing a mounting bracket to fit your type of scope. The example I have made fits a Celestron 114 or 130 GT (not SLT - different mounts).

If you can use a hacksaw and have a drill - you could make one easily. I don't have a garage or workshop - in ...
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More "artwork"

At the suggestion of another member of the forum ..I have created a new album in the Sketches/Artwork section in the Photo Gallery.

Only 1 image used any "real" data. ( An image from the Huygens descent.) And this wasn't scientifically accurate, just conversion of low resolution greyscale bitmap to approximate heightfield.

C&C welcome

Well.. I've got to do something to keep me busy while this water vapour continues to impede my vision.

Chris ...
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I need some help with eyepieces

I was lucky to receive a telescope for Christmas, but to be quite honest I do not have much of an idea apart from aiming and looking.

my question is, I have a 114mm reflector with a 500mm focal length and a 10mm and 4mm lens. What is the strongest eyepiece I could use without loosing clarity? I have a 3x Barlow lens but I do not have much luck with it. Thanks for any ...
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Binocular mount

I understand there was advice on making a binocular mount in a back issue. Has anyone tried it? Does it work? Is it easy for the congenitally ham-fisted to make?
Can anyone send me instuctions on how to make it?
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Equatorial platforms

Given the awful weather at the moment( it's been raining here for hours and hours and hours), I have spent a few hours trawling through other forums in search of a way of using my dob for a bit of astro imaging( i know if i wanted to do photography i should have bought a goto or at least and eq mount with ra drive) but the fact remains you get a lot of mirror ...
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telescope question...

my family recently bought my father a telescope ("tasco"), as he has always been facinated by astronomy.

we bought if for him in november and he hasn't used it. i've bought him various books and he's read one but not really shown much of an interest.

i suggested he build himself an observatory, and found him some plans. i then asked why he hadn't used the telescope. he said that 1) its because he hasn't ...
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My New Website - opinions please...


I had some time this weekend (have you seen the weather!), so I have designed a small website about my astro efforts. It is a bit content light at the moment, as I am just getting into astro photography. Hopefully it will give a brief explanation to what I have and what i am trying to do.

So ladies and gents any feedback is usefull.

On a plus point I sold my 114GT ...
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Do you WIKI?

A wiki is a website designed for collaboration. Unlike a traditional website where pages can only be read, in a wiki everyone can edit, update and append pages with new information.
I have set up an experimental WIKI for adding / editing and sharing Astro - Imaging TOP TIPS.

Please feel free to have a go!

The pages will also be linked from my website

There ...
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S@N CD Software - K3 CCD

Hi all

I have just tried the K3CCD software that came on this months CD. I used a video of Saturn taken on Wednesday eve and attached it below.
Personally I prefer Registax for video processing but that could be just because I am used to it! Any comments are welcome.

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