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  1. animal666

    Altair Astro ?

    Hi, if you email through the website, you get no response, if you email via you’re emailed receipt you’ll get a reply. when you order, you get a confirmation email and then another processed/posted email when it’s been posted. I ordered a while back, I got my confirmation email and then no other emails, I tried messaging them through the website about 2 weeks later for my order but got no reply. Then I emailed via the confirmation email, and they responded saying i’d had my order. I said I hadn’t and I’d had no email that I usually get when it’s been processed or posted. maybe they thought I was lying? It was a big order of around ~£50 They sent the order, I just didn’t like the tone of the response. I don’t order anything from them anymore, but that’s just my take on them. It’s not good though if your company is famous for not replying to any emails or messages. something they need to work on, maybe Darren
  2. animal666

    A Week At Fforest Fields

    Definitely sound like it’s worth a trip down Tich, especially as it’s open all year. prices look good too.. Do they have hard standings? my van gets stuck in mud easily. I May do a few weekends there over the winter, if anyone is going down. Darren
  3. animal666

    SGL 2018 Photo Competition

    And maybe some armbands?
  4. Do you discount anything, or is it full price? I dont want to spend much this year, so if you just bring along a little SW EQ8 to tempt me
  5. You can use a bahnitov mask but it's best to buy a hyperstar one with a bigger central hole, and mod it by cutting it in half to put on and remove without having to remove the camera.
  6. animal666

    SGL 2018 Pitch Plan

    Cheers Dave, That could be a problem, a heavy motorhome across possible wet grass or mud, I think I’ll need a move.
  7. animal666

    SGL 2018 Pitch Plan

    I’m on the ‘softer hardstanding’ I’m not sure that’ll work for me. my motorhome may sink if it’s too soft, or if it rains?
  8. animal666

    Star party are Camper vans allowed at lucksall

    i'm taking my campervan, so i hope i get a hardstanding
  9. Intel NUC, i use 7th Gen i3, the Fat Version with an SSD and a 2Tb HDD runs on anything from 12-19v, plenty enough power to run my Mount, CCD’s and store lots of images. only uses 6-12w when running.
  10. animal666

    Lipo power for Telescopes

    I have a similar setup but I used LiFePo4 RC batteries. 3.2v per cell so 4Cell gets me 13.6v fully charged. I can go down to 11.6v before they’re Dead, but I have a cutoff set at 12v. i have 8 x 4200Mah (33.6ah) in a Box with a Voltage Cutoff and lots of power outputs. be carefully using Lipo/LiFePo batteries. If you take them below the design voltage, they release gas, balloon up and then you get rid of them.
  11. animal666

    William Optics Zenithstar ZS70 2012

    Can you not get some tube-rings and mount the finder/guider on those?
  12. animal666


    I wouldn’t get involved in a Discussion between CCD/CMOS/Colour/Mono Whatever you end up getting, get a cooled one, the noise reduction from cooling is the biggest thing I noticed. I wouldn’t entertain a DSLR after using a cooled CCD/CMOS. ”Once you go Cooled, You Never Go Back”
  13. Oh well, no colour arrival yet, dying to try it out with some live stacking with Atik Infinity.
  14. Oh well, I've pulled the trigger and ordered it now. I've ordered way too much stuff from FLO this month. Don't tell on me. Hopefully I'll be in the first batch
  15. Just got a price off them, a lot cheaper than I thought it would be. £500 is very good for a 7position wheel.

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