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From: Sgl - How To Use The Blogs

Posted by ant in SGL - how to do stuff., 07 June 2012 · 1,355 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...



Posted by andyin2014 in andyin2014's Blog, 30 September 2014 · 84 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?


Info overload!

Posted by Andrew W in Andrew W's Blog, 29 September 2014 · 74 views

The internet is a wonderful resource.
There's almost no subject on which you can't find a plethora of information and opinion.
For every possible argument there's a counter and several tangential debates.
In my on going hunt for the right starter scope I'm finding that every time I make a decision I'm overwhelmed with opposing or differing views.
Every th...


Urser major

Posted by Jobie in Jobie's Blog, 26 September 2014 · 136 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 · 87 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...


back to 400 again

Posted by crashtestdummy in crashtestdummy's Blog, 23 September 2014 · 143 views

Well as stated in my last entry I had picked up a few small scratches during polishing,nothing that was visible without really looking and catching them in the right light.I had decided to carry on as they wouldn't affect the final finish but tonight after 15 mins of polishing I had ended up with half a dozen bigger scratches.I think I must have got some...


Here is a picture of ganymede seen through a 10" scope

Posted by Astrodob in Jupiters moons, 12 September 2014 · 499 views

Here is a picture of Ganymede seen through a 10" scope (NOTE THE PICTURE IS NOT MINE).
So here is some evidence that It might be possible...
I hope I really will see detail on Ganymede and the other moons.
Alas Jupiter is not in the sky so i will have to wait :)


Lodestar beginnings..

Posted by kerrylewis in kerrylewis' Blog, 11 September 2014 · 186 views

Finally began to see something after some helpful advice from a couple of forum members. My error was not setting the white levels etc in relation to the histogram. It's all new to me - except in terms of ordinary photography, so I was in the dark - literally. I now have 'live' images which are essential for alignment and focussing. Conditions were not g...


From: Cassiopeia Double night

Posted by MattJenko in Confusion, 07 September 2014 · 187 views

Source: Cassiopeia Double night


Blacken the Cursed Sun

Posted by rolpol in Explosions in the Sky, 30 August 2014 · 232 views

Blacken the Cursed Sun The story doesn't really start here, but I expect this is gong to be a common theme. It's cloudy.

It's cloudy because today I decided to get rid of the red dot finder that came with my baby telescope. It's cloudy because I stuck my Telrad finder on in its place, spent a good 15 minutes making sure it was calibrated properly, and spent a further 20 minute...



Posted by cutepetgroomer in cutepetgroomer's Blog, 22 August 2014 · 197 views

I am hoping that soon enough I can have my new 1.25 eyepieces. I love the format I have as well. I just want to be able to use filters as well. I know most of the time I am in light polluted skies and the use of a filter is beneficial even if by a small fraction. I still have yet to discover which telescope for me four millimeter, but that's okay. Right n...


Funny old week

Posted by Hawksmoor in Blog 19648, 26 July 2014 · 542 views

Last few days it has been very hot, so quite unusual for us folk on the windy East Coast. Even went in the sea and it was WARM!
Due to haze and visiting grandchildren didn't use either of my telescopes but on the plus side had some great wide-field views through my 11x80 binoculars . M13, M92 and M31 :smiley: :smiley: :smiley: . Managed to view a numbe...


Live Stacking now available!

Posted by Paul81 in LodestarLive Development, 13 July 2014 · 538 views

It ha been a while (thanks to a hectic work schedule) but there first beta version featuring live stacking is now available:


I am looking forward to seeing the results of peoples observing sessions!


plan executed

Posted by pojara in pojara's Blog, 06 July 2014 · 293 views

Last night highlights.
the Moon and Mars :cool:
M 29 :smiley:
Cygnus Rift :grin:
M 103 :smiley:
M 52 - next time
NGC 147 and NGC 185 - some other time or never
M 110 :cool:

the sky was very clear - 360o no clouds :) smallest visible star: mag 10 :) (or better - between 12 and 1 o'clock visibility was great)
I was playing with the mount and...


My first try at observing in years

Posted by Scruffy in Stream of Bewilderment, 04 July 2014 · 318 views

So, the day is here! Actually, I am getting an early start. I have the scope (a little Celestron Astromaster 114) set up. The sky is still quite bright at this time. I set up early because it's been so long, I didn't think I could do it in the dark. I forgot about my neighbor's trees. My view to the south (in hopes of looking at Saturn) is significa...


My Quark Chromosphere turned up this morning. Hurrah.

Posted by DrRobin in DrRobin's Blog, 25 June 2014 · 260 views

My Quark Chromosphere turned up this morning. Hurrah.


Lightbridges new-style any problems with them????

Posted by LB-10-LB in Lightbridges-any problems with the new versions?, 24 June 2014 · 320 views

Good day,
I have recently ordered a 10 inch deluxe Lightbridge since i found out the new ones are better than the old ones...
I dont think somehow that is completely true so I ask anyone who has owned or owns a lightbridge since 2012

(Beacause the new versions came out in 2012).
Are there any problems with it and can u see detail on the planets,deep sky...


Any reviews on the new lightbridges

Posted by LB-10-LB in Lightridges-new version, 22 June 2014 · 333 views

Any reviews on the new Lightbridges aspeccialy Meade LIghtbridge 10 inch deluxe


The reply to Milner Post

Posted by Geryllax Vu in Geryllax Vu's Blog, 17 June 2014 · 349 views


Well, you have inspired a new thought experiment in my brain. Corresponding with you is helping to focus my thoughts.

So, one of the main ideas of my hypothesis is that the source and the receiver of the waves, light or sound, are paired in a tandem such that the s...


Realtime 17FPS registration/stacking..

Posted by NickK in Nick's blog, including AOSX (Astronomy on OSX), 10 June 2014 · 288 views

So the GPU version _had_ a few annoying bugs that caused it to crash the GPU.. but after an hour or so of bug fixing.. it lives!


When I have time I'll get the camera out on a lens/scope and get a proper image but for tonight that's good enough :D


Hello ,from India

Posted by prabal276 in prabal's Astronmy log, 07 June 2014 · 330 views

Hello to the whole world out there,
this is Prabal Sharma, an amateur astronomer from India
On this blog I will be posting astronomy tips and observation photos etc.
I have a celestron 60 az with quality issues, Stellarium on my computer and some star charts and planispheres
hope you enjoy my posts and images
-Prabal s.

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