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Scott last won the day on April 4 2015

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  1. Scott

    Atik Base - early adopters requested

    I guess these are for those who don't do RPiindikstarsekosblahblah. Not everyone has the time, knowledge or inclination to learn then implement such things.
  2. The detail in each pane is lovely. I would look for a better programme for stitching. I've had great success with maxim DL and I believe pixinsight does a good job as well, however, neither is cheap.
  3. Scott

    Atik Base - early adopters requested

    I got an email from them @Helen. Sounds very interesting. Would love to know the price.
  4. Scott

    Contemplating Obsy.....

    Haha, Well my wife is only 5' and a fag end so she might be confused with a small child . Sadly, it's all manual. Still, it takes about 60 seconds to open or close.
  5. Scott

    Contemplating Obsy.....

    ok. let's take a deep breath. This is about helping the op, not which is the infinitive design. Personally, I would be using good ol' fashion set-up/strip down, for at least a yr. this will give you some idea as to whether astronomy from home is even viable. It will also allow you to work out which area is the best for an obs. I was a little limited for space so went for a roll-off shed. it's only about 4'6" and the whole thing rolls off. I'm an imager so tend not to "baby-sit my gear. For this reason, I'd only own a dome if it was fully automated. That said, there are plenty of dome owners who seem quite happy keeping things manual. this was mid build
  6. Scott

    Is the market slow...? Or just Xmas?

    And if you think a new mesu is worth £1000 you'll never be a buyer until demand dies and prices drop. Does this make your price correct? It's exactly the same. Now all that's needed is for someone to explain to me why one persons price is more right than anothers. Seems to me, people think a seller wants to sell an item more than buyer wants to buy. Why?
  7. Scott

    Is the market slow...? Or just Xmas?

    Real world? Not selling an item for less than I'm happy with IS real world to me. No. It's both. what the seller wants and what the buyer is prepared to pay. I don't understand how people don't get that if a seller is NOT prepared to sell for less than X, then that's how much it's worth to him. Now if anyone can explain why a buyers opinion is worth more than the sellers, well that's a different story
  8. Scott

    Is the market slow...? Or just Xmas?

    That's only half the story. the other half is what the seller is willing to accept. I'd rather keep something than sell for a ridiculously low price. I guess what I'm saying is "an item is only worth what buyer and seller can agree upon" In which case, everything has two values
  9. Well, focuser to optical tube size actually. I own an Altair Astro lightwave 60mm triplet. After exhausting attempts to contact them, regarding a focuser replacement/repair, I've decided to have an adapter made to fit an old Celestron focuser. I've tried to find the thread size of the optical tube-focuser to no avail. If anyone knows the thread size and type I'd love to hear it Thanks
  10. Scott

    Omegon Panorama II eyepieces

    I've been following this thread and have kept out of it but this is a step too far. You know absolutely nothing about the man you have chosen to attack in this thread. The amount of time he gives freely to help.. well anyone, be it astronomy related or not is simply unprecedented. I know from personal experience that he will never refuse help to anyone. The money he gets for writing an honest review for S&N is a pittance compared to what he could be making if he charged people for his time and effort sorting out problems with scopes, mounts, software etc. In short, he is probably one of the kindest men you're ever likely to meet and is definitely one of the most respected people in the UK astronomy community and doesn't need someone who knows nothing about him throwing thinly disguised accusations around willy nilly. Remember, this is SGL NOT CN. You are a good contributor to SGL but on this one, you're just plain wrong. In future, please refrain from making accusations about things and people you know nothing about. (both people and the ins and outs of writing articles for magazines). To all concerned, if we can't keep this thread about the OP's post then I see no option but to close it.
  11. Scott

    Horse Head

    That's pretty amazing for 3x5 min. Did you use any calibration frames?
  12. Scott

    Local members wanted

    You might be best contacting your local astronomy society? https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=astronomy+society+nr+barnsley&npsic=0&rflfq=1&rlha=0&rllag=53524783,-1409061,18507&tbm=lcl&ved=2ahUKEwjhxNy8_v7eAhXvsaQKHUbgB7cQtgN6BAgEEAQ&tbs=lrf:!2m1!1e16!3sIAE,lf:1,lf_ui:2&rldoc=1#rlfi=hd:;si:;mv:!1m2!1d53.695422699999995!2d-1.2823369999999998!2m2!1d53.3541441!2d-1.5357854;tbs:lrf:!2m1!1e16!3sIAE,lf:1,lf_ui:2
  13. Scott

    Sir Patrick as the new £50

    this is the second time this thread has been derailed. Time to close it till a decision is made
  14. Scott

    Do we see what we expect to see?

    I think we've all suffered from averted imagination at one time or another.
  15. I'm out atm. The camera is about 4-5 yrs old, it's had the full spectrum mod (I had it done rather than botch it myself ), yes, it's the white balance. I'll check the shutter count and take some darks tonight. Cheers

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