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Gina last won the day on February 21

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About Gina

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    Neutron Star

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    http://ginad.uk (currently not available)

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    Astrophotography, Photography, Electronics, Computer Hardware and Software (Programming)
  • Location
    East Devon, UK
  1. Gina

    Astrokev's ROR - The Build

    The suppliers I used are based in Hemyock, Devon, I forget their name. It was 7-8years ago that I built my observatory so their standards could have changed but I found them excellent. Free delivery on orders over a certain amount.
  2. Gina

    What did the postman bring?

    Lucky you!
  3. Gina

    What did the postman bring?

    Looks like I need to buy some astro gear - we need rain for the gardens! Mind you, it would probably just bring cloud and that's no good!!
  4. Gina

    6 Inch Ultralite Hiking Dobsonian

    I could do with cloning myself too
  5. Gina

    188cm Reflector Restoration - Japan.

    Yes, very interesting.
  6. Gina

    50/50 Roll off build

    It shows progress - that's gotta be good!
  7. I think I shall bite the bullet and get a nice big 2nd NAS box when the present one is getting somewhere near full.
  8. One thing I don't like about USB3 drives is that they're portable IOW they can easily be damaged. Probably what happened to my 4TB Seagate USB3 drive which I've found no longer works! Fat lot of use as a backup if it fails!!!
  9. That's interesting - hadn't thought of that. I have got Amazon Prime.
  10. Thanks. I was wondering about another NAS drive - I like the idea of mutually backed up drives.
  11. I'm looking at buying a USB3 backup drive and probably Western Digital. The question is do I buy 4TB for best "bytes per buck" or several smaller drives. 4TB is £90, 2TB is £71 and 1TB is £45. ie. the 4TB is twice the "bytes per buck" compared with the 1TB. OTOH these drives are relatively inexpensive compared with other astro equipment. Maybe 4TB is "too many eggs in one basket", having just had a 4TB drive fail. I would appreciate recommendations. Thank you.
  12. Gina

    The longest you've had a scope?

    8 or 9 years not sure.
  13. Yes, I started a thread about it but never got round to completing it. The roof opens and closes so easily by hand that I haven't bothered. The problem with garage door openers is that if something fails you can have the roof stuck open and heavy rain!! My motor unit does have a clutch so it is possible to close the roof in an emergency but the bicycle chain that drives the roof and the sprockets involved make it harder to push by hand. It is a 12v motor so can be run off the battery backed main observatory supply so power failure is not a problem but other things could fail and I don't want thousands of pounds worth of equipment drenched!! I might finish it one day but other things are taking precedence.
  14. Gina

    50/50 Roll off build

    At least!
  15. Is The Tudor Sailing club still at the northern of Eastern Road by the creek? I used to be a member there in the 1960's and 70's.

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