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wackyscot

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About wackyscot

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  1. wackyscot

    Powrie Park, Abernethy

    Perth & Kinross Council, and Branstons have agreed to switch of street lighting and factory floodlights - result ! Below is a before and after picture of the floodlight that caused problems last time. Branstons did a trial run switching the lights off.
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    Powrie Park, Abernethy

    Thanks Knighty
  3. Hi Folks, Astronomy Scotland Facebook group have decided to have a mini-meetup. 1st September in Abernethy. We are doing it to help the local Brownies who are struggling for funds. We will have a small £1 charge for entry and £1 for a bowl of chilli. (All proceeds to the Abernethy Brownies.) We have access to the Pavilion for toilets and shelter should it be poor weather. And just this minute had it confirmed that the council are switching off the lights surrounding the park. Thanks P&K council. Bill Hadley has very generously donated a Skywatcher Mak 90 and mount, to raffle on the night, tickets will be £2. Piccy attached. Thanks Bill ! All welcome Clear Skies
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    Galloway Spring Gathering 2018

    Where are all the pictures ??? LOL - looks like you're having a ball down there Looks good for Sunday guys
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    Galloway Spring Gathering 2018

    Flippin eck, I see a clear space around the bottle of MACALLAN, canny be Mike's van hehehehehe
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    Galloway Autumn Star Camp 2017

    Cracking Dennis, hope you recovered from the lurgy at Galloway - amazing pics
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    Moonlite Focusser Query

    Scrub the above, tried the moon, inwards focus, removed the spacers and bingo. I have an extension tube which i tried for visual, too flippin long lol. So I need a shorter extension tube for visual. Aaaaargh
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    Moonlite Focusser Query

    I mucked around yesterday afternoon, seems I need outward focussing. Handheld the camera and got focus - I also tried removing the spacers with no success. I got focus with an extension.
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    Moonlite Focusser Query

    My scope is 12" Dobsonian, flextube. Thanks for the info, looking forward to seeing how you do
  10. wackyscot

    Moonlite Focusser Query

    Hi all, I'm sure this has been asked a thousand times, but I'm having trouble achieving focus with my dslr on my Skywatcher Dob. I bought the scope with an upgraded focusser. It has a Moonlite CR1. I've not stripped it down yet as I was worried I may make it worse. The picture shows 2 spacers, (highlighted them with yellow) can these be removed, or do they need to be there. My thinking is, if they are removed will I be able to achieve focus, any help would be great. Thanks David
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    Galloway Autumn Star Camp 2017

    Gutted for all concerned
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    Galloway Autumn Star Camp 2017

    Hi Adrian, Yes the mad squad will be in attendance. I'm in good health thanks. looking forward to some great weather, great skies and the odd tipple
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    Galloway Autumn Star Camp 2017

    Steve (Cosmos Planetarium) is at this, I was too skint to afford the £250 ticket http://eudarkskiesconference.com/registration/
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    Go-to skywatcher Dobsonian

    The rubber seems to be perishing and mis-shapening (is that an actual word) I have emailed Skywatcher directly to see what they can offer
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    Go-to skywatcher Dobsonian

    The bearing itself is ok, it's just the rubber that's sliding off each time it's in use. doesn't really affect it, just annoying. David
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