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  1. I don't think I could even get either my mount or scope into that side car!!!!
  2. Hi Tich, Saw this video and thought of you at star parties with your fold away caravan!!!!!
  3. I have just left a message on the campsites phone answering machine to book my usual pitch. Looking forward to it again. Justyn
  4. I am up for it as usual and will keep the dates clear. Cheers, Justyn
  5. Hi Olly, Just to explain, as I live in central Cardiff the only chance I get to do any imaging is at star parties, mostly in the Brecon beacons and Hertfordshire etc. What you see is my mobile and only set up (would love a permanent observatory of my own) . So the plastic box is only on the ground for a few days and the whole rig is covered with a plastic sheet plus a toilet tent when I have finished imaging in the early hours. I always conduct a daily check inside for any condensation, but this has never been a problem so far. PS I always put a few wooden blocks underneath the box to get it off the ground before I start imaging. Cheers, Justyn
  6. I am also a great believer in Tupperware to keep as much of the power supplies etc nice and dry.
  7. Is there an estimated time for when this will all be set up and working? I guess there will also be a commissioning phase to test all the equipment. Fantastic idea, Steve. Well done. Cheers, Justyn
  8. I have had a pair of these special wellies for 10 years which I wear at star parties when imaging. They are used by the British Antarctic survey team and are guaranteed for temperatures as low as - 60 C . I can thoroughly recommend them. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Baffin-Trapper-Wellington-85927-Regular/dp/B002C75IWO/ref=asc_df_B002C75IWO/?tag=googshopuk-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=227037794808&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=6956481293693385897&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9045352&hvtargid=pla-381079807408&psc=1&th=1&psc=1
  9. When I was using a DSLR for astro-imaging sometimes at the end of a long night I would forget to take darks. As a quick fix I would take darks by putting the camera in the fridge at home to get close to the outside temperature as possible.
  10. In space there is no up or down, it's all relative to the orientation of the observer.
  11. Mike, If you get the chance, I highly recommend a visit to the US air force museum at Dayton Ohio. They have examples of all the original X planes and a Gemini capsule. It takes nearly a day to get round the whole place. Cheers, Justyn
  12. Blood, Sweat, and Tears..........that's what astroimaging is all about.
  13. This weekend seems to be cloudy and raining over most of the UK this weekend. If the weather is good, I am thinking of going to Lucksall on the 21st to 24th November. Hopefully the campsite will have recovered by then.
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