Stargazers Lounge Uses Cookies

Like most websites, SGL uses cookies in order to deliver a secure, personalised service, to provide social media functions and to analyse our traffic. Continued use of SGL indicates your acceptance of our cookie policy.

Welcome to Stargazers Lounge

Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to contribute to this site by submitting your own content or replying to existing content. You'll be able to customise your profile, receive reputation points as a reward for submitting content, while also communicating with other members via your own private inbox, plus much more! This message will be removed once you have signed in.

paul mc c

Advanced Members
  • Content count

    1,454
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

468 Excellent

5 Followers

About paul mc c

  • Rank
    Sub Dwarf
  • Birthday 27/01/67

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    Belfast

Recent Profile Visitors

1,366 profile views
  1. Nice one,think you have Mars there also.
  2. Yesterday i got the rails put together for the roof to roll on to,i under estimated the wieght of the roof so really had to double up on the runners,and also had to order more castors,these will be put side by side,so 10 on each side.
  3. Looks like a great read......you can down load it free here www.geoffkirby.co.uk/Books/Astronomy/astronomy.html
  4. All to familiar feeling......thats why i decieded to build an observatory,that i am in the middle of now, just by pulling the roof back, i have every thing set up and ready to go.
  5. Got another bit of work done,cladded the walls which has made the whole structure very solid,from i started the build it has rained almost every day,managed to catch a cold,so really slowed up the process,but its getting there. The roof will be next in line,hopefully tomorrow.
  6. No brainer......orion all night long........thats coming from a United fan lol.
  7. Hello all,well finally got round to doing some work on the obsy,i have got the whole frame built and the roof frame made up. I decieded to make the frame in 3x1.5 and 18mm osb on floor and roof. The walls will be 20mm T&G, although more expensive it is heavy duty and made to last. I have used 5 casters on each side,so should be sufficiant enough. I have kept the walls at 6ft high to keep out ant stray light from the houses around me,but if i want to raise the scope up a bit i can use longer bolts on the pier plate.
  8. I would say this is Venus....and not a star,Markab is only mag 2.4.
  9. Thanks,meant to say that i used a 2x barlow,i am fairly new to AP so any advice would be greatly appreciated. Paul
  10. Taken with c80ED and ZWO 120mc,2x barlow.
  11. Taken this morning,seeing was reasonable,12" sct and ZWO 120.
  12. Green laser pointer....
  13. Tweaked a bit more.......
  14. Taken this morning,seeing was very bad for the 12" so used the c80 ED and ZWO 120 and 2x barlow.