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Spikey last won the day on June 12 2012

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  1. At the time Military. I enjoyed the last two
  2. Welcome to the forum. You've got me thinking about blisters! I've done the March 4 times in the 1980s !
  3. It's possible to mount centrally. Or if you want them both on one side I'd go for Mak + ST80 on one side ED80 on the other. It will be easier to balance with a smaller weight difference between the sides.
  4. Great, dedicated capture and very nicely processed. I know how tricky this one can be to control the core.
  5. Currently impossible to see evidence of the moon landings from Earth, even Hubble can't resolve it with the huge mirror in space. Only the Lunar reconnaissance orbiter LRO got close enough to take some decent photos https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/LRO/main/index.html P.S any talk of fakery will have undesirable consequences
  6. I've done 1 hour exposures with a HEQ5 and ED80 combination. Guided of course.
  7. Could be this one, but read carefully about the Windows 10 issue http://www.prolific.com.tw/US/ShowProduct.aspx?p_id=225&pcid=41
  8. Depends on the cable type? What cable and mount is it?
  9. In the past I have taken specific fast subs just for the stars; as in 30 seconds fast. I've then combined that set for smaller stars with longer star subs for the colour.
  10. Spikey

    Easy PCBs

    This method also works if you've got any old photograph paper lying around as well.
  11. I'm looking forward to your review
  12. I've been considering doing exactly the same for a while myself Chris. LP and work/life has finally ruined my own back garden for any serious imaging. A nice lightweight/portable setup that isn't a massive expense would be the way to go. I still need to do some further research on what to put on the platform, although I do have an astro modded Canon 1000D somewhere
  13. I've used both and ended up going back to using a bog standard Bhatinov mask. Getting the focus to shift slightly (even with par focal filters) and adjust for temperature was too much of a pain for what I gained. I ended up using the motor focuser with constant sub preview downloads to adjust the focuser with the mask on from indoors. When happy I used to pop outside, remove the mask (most of the time) and set the sequence off.
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