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About anthony

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  1. I found this link particularly good for mine http://www.astromart.com/articles/article.asp?article_id=548
  2. I plan to upgrade over the next few days. I shall post on this thread after I have had a play. I think the current upgrade discount runs for another fortnight so hopefully enough time to judge.
  3. It has been mentioned already above but just to emphasise - setting the mount to solar rate has a big impact on how quick it drifts off when you set up in the daytime.
  4. Thanks Guy, I might be a bit confused! I think the leisure battery supplies DC and the camera needs DC. I was hoping to use just the bits I already have (and not spend any more!). I have a handy little 4x12v adaptor and so can run mount, camera, dew band, lap top - all reasonably neat and tidy. Thanks Anthony
  5. I know someone can advise me correctly! i am off to North Devon and there are a few nice dark spots on Exmoor. I'd like to take my QHY8 with me. It is the original version and has the DC-101 DC adaptor. What I need to know is - can I simply made a leisure battery powered cigarette lighter type 12 v adaptor to serve as the input to the DC-101? At present there is a 3 pin plug for the mains that goes to a "switching adaptor power supply" that outputs 12v. I am guessing that my proposed cigarette lighter adaptor will supply a nice 12v that the dc-101 can then power the camera and cooler from. I don't want to blow anything up. Any thoughts much appreciated. Anthony
  6. I got some from these guys a while back http://e-magnetsuk.com/magnets/clamping_magnets/car_roof_top_magnets.aspx
  7. I have seen one of the versions in your link in the flesh so to speak and it was very good. The issue is whether or not you can get enough distance to get the accuracy in collimating. 20-30m might be enough to get collimating close enough so that you are in the right area for proper collimating on a real star. I know people have tried with mirrors to increase the distance. I have not read this link yet (but am about to). At a glance it looks interesting. http://www.cloudynights.com/item.php?item_id=2879
  8. They are particularly good!!!!!!!! Superb!
  9. Very nice Andrew, I like the processing.
  10. anthony

    Drowning in Glory!

    That is superb. During those times when I am incredibly jealous of someone I can also be very pleased for them. :-) You are going to have a great time!!!!!!!
  11. Think also of how neat a little package the 66mm scope is. Quick and easy set up, get much more use!
  12. I have Scope Nights by Egg Moon Studio on my apple devices. Life has kept me away from Astronomy recently but when I use it, it is more often right than wrong. Going to have a look at astro panel
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