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From: Sgl - How To Use The Blogs

Posted by ant in SGL - how to do stuff., 07 June 2012 · 2,260 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...


From: Setting circle 8" Skywatcher dobson Anticlockwise

Posted by daiwelly in daiwelly's Blog, 29 September 2015 · 68 views

Source: Setting circle 8" Skywatcher dobson Anticlockwise



Posted by Geryllax Vu in Geryllax Vu's Blog, 27 September 2015 · 106 views

According to the relativistic definition of simultaneity, if two spatially separated events occur such that the light waves generated by these two events arrive at the midpoint of the line adjoining them, at the same time, then these two events are considered simultaneous. However, if these two events occur in still air, then any sound waves that might al...


Ups and downs. Early Days Frustration.

Posted by GuyR in My Nexstar adventures, 20 September 2015 · 162 views

Before I carry on with my 6 SE experiences I just want to thank all of you for reading my ramblings and for your comments and PMs. It is very much appreciated. I finally have some "me" time to continue the story. 
The first thing I did when I got my box of goodies home was to unpack everything. A cup of tea came next. 
My initial impressions wer...


Right up Mount Teide

Posted by Hawksmoor in Blog 19648, 06 September 2015 · 294 views

I decided to try the month's free access to the Bradford Robotic Telescope on Mount Teide, Teneriffe. So thanks 'Sky at Night' Magazine! The free trial is limited to a number of given objects and the exposures and filters are all preset, so you cannot go wrong, but all in all I was quite pleased. I am considering investing the less than prohibitive £3 a...


my new hobby

Posted by crashtestdummy in crashtestdummy's Blog, 02 September 2015 · 380 views

I've mentioned a few times that I've recently bought a road bike and have started riding a lot more and I though since I've not got anything astronomical to discuss I would do this instead :) I bought a nice giant defy 0 bike on the cycle to work scheme and spent an extra £200 swapping the brakes, chainset and front mech so it now has a full ultegra...


Stabilized videos of aircraft

Posted by GreatAttractor in GreatAttractor's Software, 02 August 2015 · 468 views

It turns out ImPPG 's image alignment (via phase correlation) function comes in handy when trying to capture a video of passenger aircraft at cruising altitudes. My rig for the experiment was a SW Newtonian 114/500 (hence the coma visible in asymmetric highlights) on AZ4 + PGR Chameleon 3 mono (ICX445) camera: 
Raw video looked e.g. like this...


Wide Field Ambitions . . . . . .

Posted by Nigeyboy in Toward First Light - And Beyond!, 21 July 2015 · 455 views

Hi all,  
So a quick blog today, just to keep things ticking over, and to keep track of my ideas etc – more for me to look back on more than anything else!  
Foot is a lot better now – I am getting around ok, and have even started a new fitness ‘regime’!! I have lost 6lbs in one week, by cutting out crisps and flapjacks, and doing 20 minutes...


New to Astronemy

Posted by TraderBoo in TraderBoo's Blog, 05 July 2015 · 477 views

Hi all relatively new to Astronomy I have a StarBlast 80mm from Orion without the Syn scan hand controller!!
Has anyone had any luck using Stellarium to drive the scope without the $420 hand controller??? :laugh:


Western Veil Nebula WIP

Posted by Robp in The Western Veil Nebula WIP report, 13 June 2015 · 680 views
130pds, veil nebula

So the last week was kind and I managed another couple of sessions under the stars.
The lack of dark nights has made this a labor of love indeed. I have gathered 5 hours for each Ha pane so I have managed one of my bonus goals. Total integration time so far is 17 Hours:
 I may not add any more data to this until the darker skies return :sa...


Sky watcher star travel 102 problems

Posted by Phil42 in Phil42's Blog, 07 June 2015 · 787 views

Hi guys , I have just purchased this telescope and it's the first one I have had. I know nothing about astronomy only I wanted to buy one to attach my Slr to it to get some good photos. I have seen the moon close up but I am having problems seeing any stars as when you look through the viewfinder nothing appears to be in line through the scope . There is...


Now is the winter of our discontent made glorious summer

Posted by Andy69 in Andy's Column, 27 May 2015 · 358 views

I originally wrote this one back in May last year and since it is time of the year relevant it make sense to post now. This one has a slightly nostalgic tinge to the usual mix of pop culture references and dubious facts wrapped around a vaguely astronomical theme.  
As we enjoy the longer days and the slightly warmer winter weather that here in the...


KRONOS 3T-65 parts

Posted by ToTo123 in ToTo123's Blog, 26 May 2015 · 446 views

Hi Everyone, 
Thank you for the warm welcome. As you can guess I'm new to this. I have just purchased a Kronos 3T- 65 telescope for very little money. I purchased it so my daughter could gaze at the skies at night as she has a few issues going out during the day. The telescope is in great condition but there is two items missing from the telescope. T...


Do we live in a black hole ?

Posted by Bert B in Bert B's Blog, 11 May 2015 · 537 views

I am told that a beam of light gets bent by the gravitational pull of our planet.

If so, the same beam of light will get bent every time it passes close to a celestial object.

As the beam of light travels through our galaxy and out into the universe, I imagine that it must constantly get bent by millions of objects.

As the beam of light gets further fr...


Imaging Jupiter

Posted by Investigate911 in Investigate911's Blog, 03 May 2015 · 614 views

Hello, I am relativley new to astrophotography , and I have a question. I'm using a n 8 inch Shmidt Cassegrain Celestron Telescope, with a 2x Barlow and a webcam. I tried removing the lens from the webcam exposing the chip, however it completly ruined the image, I would just get a big blur of light and shadow, so I put the lens back into the webcam, and b...


Barlow or telecentric amplifier - What's the difference?

Posted by russ.will in Musings from The Fen Edge, 29 March 2015 · 894 views

It's a question that comes up regularly, but what is the difference between a Barlow and a telecentric amplifier (TA), otherwise known as a Powermate, ES Focal Extender. Meade Telextender, Bresser SA Barlow, etc? A telecentric amplifier does give a 2x magnification, just like a Barlow but that's where the similarity ends.

A Barlow is a negative double...


Dark matter and dark energy source

Posted by ngc6872 in ngc6872's Blog, 22 March 2015 · 890 views

I would propose the material currently missing from our universe was all there at the Big Bang moment but over the billions of years much has radiated off into the void. Every star,pulsar,quasar and black hole radiate out, from birth, their contents over time. Some of the material would be retained but much would be lost especially at the outer fringe of...


EQ5 Upgrade

Posted by IenAABQDVmk32Xq in IenAABQDVmk32Xq's Blog, 14 March 2015 · 813 views

Hi. I have a Star-watcher 200P scope on a EQ5 Mount. Is it easy to upgrade it using a SynScan Go-To Upgrade kit for standard EQ5? If so please could you give me some tips to help?



Posted by AaronLPK in Help plz, 09 March 2015 · 858 views

Hi, i just bought a skywatcher explorer 200p and yesterday when i went out side to have a look, i would look through and see a bright circle with the front spikes in.
what do i do to fix this???


R1.45 Drivers released (including update for OpenPHD with settings window)

Posted by NickK in Nick's blog, including AOSX (Astronomy on OSX), 24 February 2015 · 721 views

OpenPHD has the new settings window which allows FTDIChipIds to be added/altered. The settings are persistent - camera options per profile, FTDI chipids are global.



Thursday 19 February 2015

Posted by Langy in Langy's Blog, 20 February 2015 · 505 views

It's been quite a few months now since I've been out for any serious sessions with the Telescope. However the bad habit of smoking does get me outside on a regular basis where naked eye observing was regularly taking place during those months.

My latest purchase is a GoPro Hero 4 Silver. Working in IT and having a love of gadgets the camera has opened up...

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