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quaoar last won the day on May 25 2015

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About quaoar

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    Astronomy (big Dob fetish), Rocks and Minerals, Doctor Who.
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    Western Australia
  1. Good thinking - ok 40" binodob it is then ?
  2. Save yourselves it's too late for me! ? I recently found out a Hubble optics 40" mirror costs around $US30k so that's got me thinking "hmmm if I spread it over five years and build everything myself and keep my old car and don't go on holidays and eat frugally yep totally doable"
  3. Hubble view in space https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo9623a/ My 28" f4 Dob and iPhone 8 out in the bush ? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jjmipn3yeIA
  4. No worries, shipping and "handling" charges will be 6000 pounds, will you send via PayPal or bank transfer? ?
  5. iPhone 8 video of globular cluster 47 Tucanae through Nagler 26mm eyepiece and Paracorr II on 28" f4 Webster Dobsonian telescope while listening to the BBC waiting for the results of the Tory leadership vote/spill ?
  6. It was through the 28" f4 Webster dob, 3.7mm Ethos eyepiece and iPhone 8 on a televue eyepiece/smartphone holder. The Jetstream at the time was at its worst and there was high level cloud all over the sky, some wind buffeting too. I would have probably gone with a 2x powermate as well if the seeing had been better. Still to the eye at the eyepiece it was quite a sight, blue green disc of Neptune certainly contrasted well compared to orange red ice capped Mars. cheers
  7. iPhone video zooming in and out on Neptune and Mars last night in Western Australia. Seeing was bad with Jetstream in the red and high cirrus clouds.
  8. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIyDw-W429I&t=44s ?
  9. It is a very famous binoscope built some years ago by Clive Milne. Over time it had fallen into a little disrepair. I happened to be in the right place at the right time and he made me an offer I couldn't refuse. I've been tweaking a few things and eventually will bring it back into service. I certainly could never have conceived and built such a beasty myself from scratch but I'm a big fan of secondhand gear that just needs some love. There's still some months of weekends to go yet I expect but I will post something when it's ready lol. cheers
  10. A little something I'm slowly bringing back to life. ? 20" f5 binodob
  11. my dobstuff 16 f4.5 I finally got around to finishing. Anyone considering a dobstuff I can highly recommend. These are a pleasure to work on and upgrade - very easy to transport and assemble.
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