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Everything posted by johninderby

  1. A Berlebach Report tripod perhaps?
  2. At least it’s not raining here......however.
  3. Waited for Jupiter and Saturn to appear from behind the trees. Caught glimspes of them through the trees. Now of course the mist has moved in and even the moon is barely visable. Oh bother or something like that.
  4. Part.y cloudy tonight according to the BBC which it is right now. Will the clouds be in the way later?
  5. I’ve given up on Clear Outside. Just useless for my area as their forecasts bear no relation to the actual weather. At least the BBC is right about half the time. Take last night. CO gave it as completely clear all night. Actually completely cloudy all night. Been ages since the last clear night.
  6. No permanent damage. The distorsion caused by overtightening is very, very small. You would really have to overdo it to crack the mirror. Very unlikely.
  7. Overtightening the clamps on the mirror can distort the mirror. I tighten them until they just barely touch the mirror then back off a tiny, tiny bit.
  8. A low profile bracket with the 6x30 is a must really. The stock bracket is way to tall.
  9. A SW right angle finder is a good choice. https://www.harrisontelescopes.co.uk/acatalog/skywatcher-6x30-right-angled-erect-image-finder--bracket.html#SID=22 I’ve used one on a 100 mak but with a low profile bracket. Can be used as is or can remove the riser part with a minor mod. Replaced the stock screws with nylon ones to hold the finder. This pic shows it on another scope. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Yunir-Adjustable-Astronomical-Telescopes-Sky-watcher-default/dp/B088WRYFXT/ref=sxts_sxwds-bia-wc-p13n1_0?cv_ct_cx=laser+pointer+bracket&dchild=1&keywords=laser+pointer+bracket&pd_rd_i=B088WRYFXT&pd_rd_r=4ba2878e-2ea5-4959-a9ab-1b170e9b4a62&pd_rd_w=aIu7E&pd_rd_wg=uSVuY&pf_rd_p=01fd0f51-3837-49b3-b7d3-05520a5467f4&pf_rd_r=WD4Z2MMS3XNC86G39SD4&psc=1&qid=1603446827&sr=1-1-ac3a866f-801f-44fe-9e94-bb9a271cf6b8
  10. BBC forecast was spot on last night unlike Clear Outside that kept insisting it was completeltly clear despite it being very cloudy. May be time to just delete the CO app? The BBC gets it right far more often than CO around here.
  11. So much for Clear Outside and it’s clear forecast. Cloudy all night so far.
  12. Found this quote. FPL55 is a newer glass than FPL53 and is supposed to supersede it. It is supposedly cheaper and easier to work than FPL53 but maybe not quite as good. https://www.ohara-gmbh.com/fileadmin/user_upload/export-data/pdf/product_datasheets/S-FPL55_English_.pdf
  13. Still too much cloud here at the moment but supposed to be clear later.
  14. Dare I beleive tonights forecast? Chance for a proper first light for the CC6.
  15. You might try some of this. https://mrdecalpaper.com/collections/mr-decal-paper-water-slide-transfer-film/products/custom-print-on-clear-adhesive-film-print-your-own-clear-signs-or-artwork-a4-inkjet-laser
  16. Or there is. Acronym - Definition GNOME - GNU Network Object Model Environment GNOME - General NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Oil Modeling Environment GNOME - Guarding Naturally Over Mother Earth GNOME - Global Network Of Modding Extremists GNOME - GIS Neutral Object Manipulation Engine (CAD/CAM program developed by Analytical Survey, Inc.)
  17. Gnome - Gardening naturally on mother earth. Yes that is where the name gnome comes from. More totaly useless info for you.
  18. Find out what football team he absolutely hates and buy a suitable banner.
  19. Large o rings are available on Amazon. https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=90mm+o+ring&ref=nb_sb_noss_1
  20. I had a scope that had some black parts turn a bronze colour while it was stored on top of a wardrobe. Black anodised parts will turn a gold or bronze colour if not properly sealed which explains why only some things discolour. UV can make the parts turn a lighter shade.of gold.
  21. Radius blocks left the US today and WDS handle arrived today. Not much longer.
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