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  1. dan_uk

    Owner of Site

    Hey, all good thank you, I would like to meet up sometime at MR in the new year. i’m actually in Australia now, have an astronomy night sorted at Uluru and Mangrove mountains and another at great barrier island NZ. Lol once again unplanned I have turned a regular holiday into an Astro one but my wife enjoys it too! Will bring her to MR as well. How are you?
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    Owner of Site

    All hail our leader Knobby
  3. dan_uk

    Great Barrier Island

    Thanks for the advice, I had actually looked into that B&B but was hoping to make it over to the Great Barrier island for other reasons. My trip isn't primarily for astronomy so was unable to plan my dates for that purpose so well however I believe moon rise is fairly late at this time thankfully. I actually have a pair of 15x50 Canon IS on the way to day, but was hoping to see a bit more detail with a large instrument whilst I am there. Will probably go ahead and book a tour with https://goodheavens.co.nz/ as they have a 8" Dob they take out for evenings.
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    Great Barrier Island

    Hello, I have a trip planned to Australia/New Zealand in December and have a few days towards the end in Auckland and I am looking to use this time to travel to Great Barrier Island , one of three dark sky sanctuaries in the world. As much as I would love to bring my own scope it's just not feasible with the kind of trip booked, I'm looking into Telescope hire as well as a company called Good Heavens who do sky tours. I feel like their prices are little high for what they offer and considering the location was hoping to find others who have ventured here who could offer advice? Dan
  5. dan_uk

    Home Observatory UK

    Just put down the deposit for a 12x8 with warm room and I am booked in for October/November. I can conclude as with Gnomus that they have been great with the planning and customising the build to suit my garden and have gone above and beyond my expectations.
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    Home Observatory UK

    How's the build going Gnomus? I'm just in the process of planning mine with Home Observatories UK seems you were right about their backlog, I'm looking at end of October if I order now!
  7. dan_uk

    Ian King?

    How's the process going Gnomus? Your thread has been really helpful to me as we are 4-5 weeks away from owning our first home and you've addressed concerns that I haven't even thought of yet.
  8. dan_uk

    Celestron StarSense

    There's an update out to resolve the ASPA issue now on Team Celestron. The initial release had some bugs but a newer version was released this morning. Despite the bugs it seemed to be working, hoping to test it out myself soon. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Celestron StarSense

    Derik posted today confirmed that the fix for ASPA with Starsense is next on the list of things to be fixed, we should hopefully see something soon
  10. That's a great article, I have been reading quite a bit lately on post processing and that's by far the best histogram and curves explanation i've seen so far.
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    M31 - The Andromeda Galaxy

    A great image, I see no fault with it myself Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Didn't realise Gary had a 71 as well, you guys go shopping together these days?
  13. Nice work Steve, I think the tracking looks fine to me. I'm still without mount at the moment but would be happy to head out with you and pick this stuff up together, especially the polar alignment and guiding. I can bring my Lodestar X2 and guidescope as well. i'm looking to place an order for a SX Filter Wheel and OAG so I can start getting used to OAG even if it's only with my Mallincam for now.
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    Maybe i've failed to mention a few things, my girlfriend has been with me for almost 7 years and often heads out with me when I take the scope out. She was also the one who encouraged me to buy my first scope. We are out in Hawaii for two weeks and i'm sure we'll be participating in many activities and astronomy could very well be one of these, please be assured that I wasn't going to propose to her whilst on one knee tightening up my tripod. I understand that you guys were only trying to help but I was not looking for advice on relationships and life in general and was just interested in other people's experience out here in Astronomy related topics. I am sure I am totally at fault here for including details in my post which were not required and I have unintentionally made this thread about something it shouldn't be. As I mentioned rather than take a equipment I was just hoping to hire something out there and wanted to know if anyone was successful in doing so
  15. dan_uk

    Weather warning

    What did you order? Just so we can figure out whether we need to build an Ark or not

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