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Steve Ward

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  1. The Baader film gives much better results/views than any of the Thousand Oaks films , have tried all and they don't come close.
  2. Nah , those are joints in the filter , it's made from four pieces of Baader film , the 'big' rolls are only 1000 x 500 mm , too small to make the mammoth in one ...
  3. I regularly use a small flight-case manufacturer in Rickinghall near Diss , they have hard flightcase foam from 1/4" up to about 2-1/2" thick in 8' X 4' sheets ( can easily make thicker slabs by laminating) Always helpful and happy to sell the foam seperately , and it's not expensive either. 14-17 Willow Farm Business Park , Stowmarket Rd , Rickinghall IP22 1LQ. 01379 898898.
  4. Albireo's a pretty bright double which might account for the irregularity , might be worth repeating on Vega or some similar single point source.
  5. Give me sub-zero nights over these sultry humid ones every time , working outside all day in this heat is decidedly unhealthy so I'm beggared if I'm sitting out in it at night too ...
  6. Saved as a JPEG for you so folk can see it and save everyone having to download the RAW file ...
  7. On the grounds that in general your mount does exactly One revolution per Day and even when 'fast' slewing' it's hardly mimicking a racing engine pretty much anything you have kicking about will do the job . There's been lots of discussion on this over the years with all sorts of bluster about using super-duper , top-end , high-spec , high-price greases in mounts , all unnecessary in my humble opinion ... Sits back comfortably and awaits the onslaught ...
  8. ??? ... Jupiter rotates every 9.8 hours , so the GRS is visible about twice every day regardless , just a matter of timing whether it's visible when you observe. Plenty of sites out there that show exactly when the storm is in view.
  9. Wedge is marginally better , but the improvement over Baader film is in no way proportional to the difference in price ... Given that our star is virtually asleep at the moment (as far as whitelight observing/imaging is concerned) I'd recommend Baader Solar film for starters ...
  10. I was looking forward to a day out and a catch-up , unfortunately work commitments have scuppered that idea so I shan't be there this year ...
  11. None of the black polymer films come anywhere near Baader film in terms of clarity of view or detail observable/imageable ...
  12. You can ask the question wherever you like , you will still receive the very same answers and you will continue to ignore them ... We could quite easily direct you to other forums where the question could be asked but it would be like passing on a virus and completely unfair to those sites.
  13. The same answers apply as they did when you asked on Cloudy Nights ..... before you flatly refused to accept any advice given by those who know and just persisted in repeating the question ad nauseum ... which as you recall resulted in the thread being deleted .....
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