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From: Sgl - How To Use The Blogs

Posted by ant in SGL - how to do stuff., 07 June 2012 · 1,638 views

Hi All,

It'll take a little time to write all of these things up, but here is the first.

A guide to making an entry on your BLOG. Wasn't quite what I hoped adding content mid post, but I guess I still need to get...


29/01/2015 - 30/01/2015 New toy day - laser alignment tool.

Posted by jefrs in jefrs' Blog, 30 January 2015 · 17 views
alignment, laser, 130slt

29/01/2015 - 30/01/2015 New toy day - laser alignment tool. I thought the 130SLT was working pretty well until I checked the collimation: way out. There should be a warning that your new scope will be off focus until a laser alignment tool is used and the collimation corrected. So that done I got the scope outside only to have the batteries die. Then I fo...


Stalled a bit

Posted by crashtestdummy in crashtestdummy's Blog, 27 January 2015 · 61 views

Following on from my last entry I've done 4 hours of 600 alu oxide with the tile tool and 1 1/2 hours of polishing.Im going to do another 30 min polishing then test to see if I have got rid of my centre problem then go from there.Not done much over the last few weeks as a result of first being ill and working a lot and secondly the return of some old tend...


R1.43 OSX ATIK C++ & Obj-C++ drivers released.

Posted by NickK in Nick's blog, including AOSX (Astronomy on OSX), 26 January 2015 · 67 views

Source: ATIK OSX Drivers R1.00 & Example App


First night of 2015

Posted by lonick in A Rush And A Push And The Sky Is Ours or Astronomy, Here We Come, 18 January 2015 · 160 views

So the much belated start to 2015, while the real year started 17 days ago but, with the weather in Edinburgh having been on the terrible side of atrocious, the star gazing year only got going last night. For the first night of the year i thought i would do something a little different and i had my first night out at Harperrig Reservoir (Edinburgh). What...


V0.11 now available

Posted by Paul81 in LodestarLive Development, 15 January 2015 · 135 views

Happy days V0.11 is finally available - see post http://stargazerslou...live-v011-beta/

Looking forward to seeing how people get on with the new display processing controls!



Posted by dwaynerefford in New Guy, 07 January 2015 · 254 views

I brought my son a 127 SLT Telescope for Christmas this year after seeing a few videos online.. I was taken back on what you can see with the scope and that is why I purchase one. After getting the 127 SLT setup I pointed the scope to the full moon and here I get a bright light. I tried focusing in the telescope focuser knob but still the moon shows up...


When shall we five meet again in thunder, lightning, or in rain?

Posted by Andy69 in Andy's Column, 10 December 2014 · 297 views

This week the challenge of finding a good dark sky site is tackled. Unsurprisingly the answer is to meet up with your local astronomy group which in my case was CLASS. Whilst your group and members will have different names I imagine the cast of characters will no doubt be similar.
Oh and Paul’s dog is actually called Tilly, the reason for pointing this...



Posted by Hawksmoor in Blog 19648, 09 December 2014 · 485 views

Last night, I stood and watched as my ten year old grandson looked through my old 10x50 binoculars and found for his first time; the Andromeda Galaxy and then the Pleiades. Looking out into space and back in time is and should always be very exciting! He was very pleased with himself. Binoculars are a great way into astronomy for the younger child. Negl...


Bright misty night

Posted by wxsatuser in wxsatuser's Blog, 29 November 2014 · 474 views

Bright and misty tonight.
Having a go at the M38 area.


Another damp cloudy evening

Posted by Alienfox in Alienfox's Blog, 23 November 2014 · 347 views

So I have had my scope for a month now and have had only about 2 hours with it in the dark pointing upward.

And again this evening another damp rotten evening, so it looks like it's back to the books for another read on Astronomy for the newbie, me, I have purchased 6 in last 4 weeks and have read about 3, so still a few more pages to plough through, it...


ImPP (Image Post-Processor)

Posted by GreatAttractor in GreatAttractor's Software, 23 November 2014 · 576 views
lucy-richardson, sharpening and 2 more...

Image Post-Processor performs Lucy-Richardson deconvolution, histogram stretch, gamma correction and unsharp masking. Both a command-line tool and a graphical user interface (GUI) wrapper for processing of multiple files are available.

Discussion threads:


Home from a great holiday!

Posted by toftm in toftm, 16 November 2014 · 305 views

Home from a great holiday in the USA, finally got to tick Kennedy off my list!

Here's a little video :-)


observing night 21st/22 october 2014

Posted by mickmurphy in mickmurphy's Blog, 23 October 2014 · 489 views

Here is a list of a few thing i saw on the night/morning of October 21/22

M1 The Crab Nebula in the Constellation of Taurus
M45 also in the Constellation of Taurus
M36-37-38 in the Constellation of Auriga
M42 In the Constellation of Orion

And about 15 Orionids in a short period of time before the clouds rolled over and put an early end to my obseving fo...


Cocktails under the moon!

Posted by Faye92 in Faye's blog, 20 October 2014 · 460 views

Cocktails under the moon! The best nights!


SW 200 Dobson - Eyepieces - My mods

Posted by daiwelly in daiwelly's Blog, 10 October 2014 · 922 views

After changing my mind in July and going for the SW200 dob, I love it I have come up with a list of 2" eyepieces these include:
32mm panaview which will give me 38X mag, Purchased
SW SWA 22mm which will give me 55X mag on wish list
SW SWA 8mm which will give me 150X mag on wish list
SW SWA 3.5mm which will give me 343X mag on wish list. Well within the 40...


We're off and running..... well, walking.... well, maybe just milling around a bit.

Posted by Andrew W in Andrew W's Blog, 05 October 2014 · 444 views

So it's happened!

I've got a scope.

My initial intentions of getting a small refractor were well and truly side-swiped by RobH on here doing me a corking deal on his ST120.
Having thrown in some extras including the dovetail and scope rings, a basic electronic focuser, an old EQ3 mount and a couple of eye pieces within the price I came away a very happy...


The Effects of Air Velocity on Sound Waves

Posted by Geryllax Vu in Geryllax Vu's Blog, 04 October 2014 · 422 views

In the 1632 book entitled Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems by Galileo Galilei (translated by Stillman Drake), he presented his historically important ship thought experiment:

“Shut yourself up with some friend in the main cabin below decks on some large ship and have with you there some flies, butterflies, and other small flying animals....



Posted by andyin2014 in andyin2014's Blog, 30 September 2014 · 461 views

I will be traveling by car and want to transport my telescope. I have a refractor and I understand this type is the safest to transport, any advice?


Urser major

Posted by Jobie in Jobie's Blog, 26 September 2014 · 441 views

The sky is clear tonight, looking with the naked eye I caught sight of a star and there were other twinkling stars round it and also a line, having looked on the sky at night website I realised that it might be Urser majors galaxy. Has anybody else seen this?



Posted by American flyer in American flyer's Blog, 26 September 2014 · 386 views

Hi All
I bought a Nexstar6 se as I have always fancied looking at the planets and stars anyway I am all set up but it's been quite cloudy.
I have tried to focus on other things buildings etc but nothing comes into focus I know there is quite a bit turning the knob but nothing seems to happen.
When I turn the knob is the inner mirror supposed to move becau...

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