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  1. next step up from DSLR.......modded DSLR, thanks to QM :)

  2. WOO HOO!! cloudy tonight!!! :D time for some cloud watching, i cant wait :D

    1. ronin

      ronin

      How do you cloud watch at night? It's dark, well except for the light pollution that would illuminate the underside a bit.

    2. tingting44

      tingting44

      only kidding lol i could not imagine a more boring hobby lol

    3. FunkyKoval35

      FunkyKoval35

      Hehe. No clouds for all day in Liverpool. Now, I see plenty of them going to cover entire sky - how sweet :P

  3. got the xbox wireless controller moving my mount now,,,,,,ohhhh its nice lol :D

    1. tingting44

      tingting44

      no more trying to align the mount with notebook in one hand, with eye up to the eyepiece trying to click the keys on the notepad loooool :D

    2. gooseholla

      gooseholla

      Nice! Just remember, it is a telescope and not Halo!

    3. tingting44

      tingting44

      haha :D lovin it :D

  4. should i or shouldnt i put the scope out to cool lol MET is showing its going to be clear for a bit tongiht....

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    2. tingting44

      tingting44

      SCOPES out cooling now, MET keeps getting better and better every time i refresh, by the looks of it i should get atleast a couple hours from 10pm to 12am tonight :D ......... going to attempt to get as much data as i can on M101 :)

    3. gooseholla

      gooseholla

      Mine is out too, although clouds coming in from east. Trying for a long visual session with Mars tonight, trying various magnifications and filters.

    4. tingting44

      tingting44

      yeah not sure if ill be wasting my time getting guiding up and going and trying for some subs DSO subs...... one option could be to do a star test (very boring) or try some planetary imaging on mars with the QHY......just dont know, good luck with viewing tonight tho mate

  5. looks like the SW 130-pds will be going........onwards and upwards............. :D :D :D

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    2. tingting44

      tingting44

      The 80ed pro frac lmad :)

      Tell me about it mitchelln but don't tell my mrs lol

    3. emadmoussa

      emadmoussa

      80ED is a fantastic scope!! I used it for both visual and imaging...was happy with both.

    4. tingting44

      tingting44

      ohhhh sounds good lmad, i have not heard one bad word about the 80ED

  6. well thats my night over :( mount was flashing which means it s not getting enough power, checked power pack and its on 5% :( just as i was getting some lush ring nebula subs too :(

  7. pleaseeeee hurry up and get dark, been cooling the scope for an hour all ready lol.....

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    2. hobsey

      hobsey

      I see jupiter.

    3. tingting44

      tingting44

      i see mars lol!!! :D

      im going to try M82 if that dont work back to a globular cluster for me tonight :D

    4. tingting44

      tingting44

      all went well...framed and focussed m81/m82, guiding ok... its now snapping away now and im back in doors having a nice cold beer, going to do about 2 hours hopefully on this DSO, well hopefully if it does not past by my house roof in that time.....its going to be close :( its all practice for when i get to my dark spot next weekend tho :)

      how u getting on with guiding tonight

  8. should be clear from 10pm tonight!!! :D 2nd guiding session for me :D going to try M81 & M82 for my 2nd guided shot

  9. im now one happy chappy :D

    1. Naemeth

      Naemeth

      I take it the HEQ-5 has arrived then?

    2. tingting44

      tingting44

      oh yes sir :D

  10. CMON FEDEX!!!! WHERE IS MY HEQ5 loooool

  11. Am I bad pulling a sicky from work tomorrow to take delivery of my new HEQ5 from FLO along with my QHY5L-ii from MA.... Lol :)

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    2. tingting44

      tingting44

      It is now about 5 miles away from me lol, but the items have gone from 2 to 1..... I hope one package has not been lost on route...

    3. faulksy

      faulksy

      not with flo mate, they are the best of the best

    4. tingting44

      tingting44

      Yeah my two items from FLO are the heq5 and an eqdir cable, u could imaginey face if only the cable turned up lol, I have faith tho FLO is great :)

  12. my tax cheque clears monday!!! will be ordering the HEQ5 pro and QHY5L-ii !!!! CANT WAIT!!!! :D ...... and possibly an 80ED..... :D :D :D

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    2. gooseholla

      gooseholla

      No, I moved jobs and one of them paid me wrong, so they didn't pay any tax on my earnings for a month (£200)... idiots! Then government screwed up on tax credits, then wanted them back - of course, months later after you have spent it, after being told you wouldn't owe them anything... (£820).

    3. tingting44

      tingting44

      ah gooseholla i feel for you :( that seriously sucks :( id just pay back a fiver a month :(

    4. gooseholla

      gooseholla

      I forfeited this year's right to credits for the debt to be wiped out. So not so bad. But I am still, technically, losing due to their incompetence.

  13. Mhhhh thinking of selling the 130-PDs and getting an 80ed.....

    1. jnc71106
    2. ronin

      ronin

      Is this for imaging, transport, size, weight, clubbing moles, the hell of it?

    3. tingting44

      tingting44

      The choice is purely for imaging

  14. im thinking about taking up cloud watching! will be able to do my hobby every night then :D

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    2. Myopicus

      Myopicus

      I think there should definitely be a Cloudspotters thread on this forum.

    3. ronin

      ronin

      So many arguements about which is the worst type of cloud: Altocumulus coud, Cirrus clouds, Cumulonibus clouds, Altostratus or the annoying high Cirrostratus ones that seem to appear in the evening.

    4. hobsey

      hobsey

      I like the invisible cloud.

  15. im really hoping my tax overpayment cheque is here next week, cant wait any longer for my HEQ5 :( :( :(

    1. hobsey

      hobsey

      Lucky you. All the years I've been working I have never had a tax rebate.

    2. tingting44

      tingting44

      type in "online tax checker" enter your details and u might be very shocked!!! :) i was with a grand owed to me :D

  16. just downloaded WINJUPOS to have a play with old jupiiter data, and my god, this program is hard to use!!! can not figure it out one bit!!! :(

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    2. tingting44

      tingting44

      great thanks jake, will go through that this evening with some of my jupiter data :D

    3. tingting44

      tingting44

      im following the guide you linked to but i just dont get this malarky loooool,,,,,, prob will take me a few weeks like normal to get my head around it...grhhh

    4. tingting44

      tingting44

      do i enter all the single images from my avi PIPP's or do i enter the avi before its been touched by pipp lol

  17. im a new owner of a Altair Astro 60mm mini guider.....guess i just need a mount now lol...

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    2. tingting44

      tingting44

      thanks crashtestdummy :) there are a sweeeet bit of kit arnt they :)

      No hobsey didnt sell it in the end where i didnt get any interest with my add, think ill keep it now as it will come in handy i think still

    3. hobsey

      hobsey

      Thats cool. I was thinking later on down the line I may get another one as the adapter for the guidecam to the finder is quite loose and turns easily so I was going to lock tight it on and get another one as a finder.

    4. tingting44

      tingting44

      yes i found the SPC900 adapter quite loose also on the SW 9x50 :( bit of lock tight or some plumbers tape will do the trick tho ....

  18. no visible ISS passes for a while now

    1. emadmoussa

      emadmoussa

      Don't you think you're making astronauts a bit self conscious?! :D

    2. tingting44

      tingting44

      lol, i was looking at the ISS last night, just wondering what the 6 astronauts were doing at that precise time....probably getting ready for the shuttle connection :)

  19. how come everyone has gone ISS crazy all of a sudden? lol

    1. emadmoussa

      emadmoussa

      for me ISS = I don't care :D

    2. hobsey

      hobsey

      Its just that time when it comes over often. Its just the same with planets, jupiter last month, mars this month. Just had my camera delivered so I will be trying to capture it tomorrow evening.

    3. tingting44

      tingting44

      lol it orbits 15 times per day so its not going any where, well it is......1 big circle, id get dizzy up there,,,,,not that id turn down the chance to go up there :D

  20. is it ISS month or something...lol :)

  21. BIG changes for my astro setup............. :D

    1. hobsey

      hobsey

      Is it because you have got fed up with the guiding?

    2. tingting44

      tingting44

      Totally the other way round lol..... I AM going to beat this guiding lark!!! Just getting more efficient equipment....HEQ5 & QHY5L-ii :) :)

    3. hobsey

      hobsey

      I keep on putting off buying the qhy5l-ii. I will do soon I think.

  22. time for the HEQ5!!!! muchly excited! :D

    1. emadmoussa

      emadmoussa

      Whohoooooooooooooo!!

    2. tingting44

      tingting44

      mhhhh you got me thinking about the NEQ6 now you bad bad man lol

    3. emadmoussa

      emadmoussa

      I'm naughty, aren't I?! :D

  23. we've got cloud up till next weekend!!! :(

    1. Mr TamiyaCowboy

      Mr TamiyaCowboy

      lol your living in the wrong area buddy, east anglia looks like its going to have a nice weekend :op

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