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About HippyH

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  1. I dont mind setting up in the dark. Someone conveniently put lights on the front of my car
  2. Agree with this. I bought 200p with HEQ5 as it has better motors for tracking etc, and the payload is more than EQ5. You will want to add stuff in the future, I'm sure. Like auto guider and camera etc. Plus its upgradable to a goto system if you use a laptop
  3. I took the power tank to bits (16 screws) and the terminal bolts on the battery WERE LOOSE. Not even finger tight!!!!!!!!! One side was about 10mm from being finger tight and the other was a good 25mm off. Grrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!!!
  4. Thx Damnut, It went totally flat last night and I started charging it this afternoon. It seems to be taking a little charge. I will leave it on for 24 hours and see what happens. Typical as its a clear night tonight
  5. I have the 250A Skywatcher power pack and it is totally flat atm and doesnt seem to want to charge. I am confident the AC/DC converter is ok as I can hear the relays energising when I switch to charge. The fully charged and charging LEDs briefly light before the relays swith off and all is dark once again. Could the pack be reading as fully charged (when its not) and switching itself off? Or is this a case of leave it charging for a few hours and all is well?
  6. Finding puts brakes on faster-than-light neutrinos : Nature News
  7. I'm gonna get one of these. They didnt have any in stock when I ordered my scope, as it was mid summer lol. Is the body warmer better than the fleece?
  8. I use a large BBQ cover from B&Q. Covers scope and mount fully, cost less than £10
  9. I've been having the same problem. I usually end up looking along the scope and lining up the OTA ring bolts with what I want to look at, and fine tuning it in the finder scope. I did stumble upon this ( which I have yet to try out ) http://stargazerslounge.com/primers-tutorials/137298-star-hoping-how-find-anything-sgl6.html
  10. I got my login codes today YAY!!! 5 days and counting!! Can't freaking wait!!
  11. http://img2.moonbuggy.org/imgstore/if-you-dont-make-mistakes-youre-doing-science-wrong.jpg
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