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Sneezy24

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About Sneezy24

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    Planets, moon.
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    Near Reading
  1. Excellent! Thanks for the reply. I have an EOS80D, but want to try the adapter before I commit and buy rings etc.
  2. I thought that would work. I might go high-tech and make the wedge out of wood! Thanks!
  3. Hi, I have a Revelation 8" Dob, I've done some images using a modified webcam, but I'm wondering about trying a digiscoping adapter to attach one of my (according to the wife too many!) cameras. I have the standard eyepieces, 1.25" and 2", but I notice that the didgiscope adapters say 1.25" or 2". Would a 2" work for both eyepieces? Possibly with something to pack the adapter when using a 1.25" EP??? Thanks, Mick
  4. I went on Friday this year, mainly for the talks (attended all of them apart from first 10 mins of the first!). In my opinion, the talks are the main reason for going, but I did purchase a Telrad while I was there. There did seem to be fewer traders present, but still busy on the exhibition floors. I really enjoyed the talks, particularly Matt Taylor and Brian May. Any other thoughts? Might go to IAS in October and get a zoom eyepiece if the financial controller gives me enough pocket money! When are the skies going to clear?? Mick
  5. I've been to a number of Astrofests, try to go on the Friday if the talks interest me. I've been to one IAS (at Warwick), the trade part was good, space for talks was poor. Astrofest does get crowded, but is easy for me to get to (from Reading, train in then tube), my son lives not far from IAS so if I do it this year I will stay with him. Horses for courses, trade = IAS, talks = Astrofest - all my opinion!
  6. FLO show the Telrad as being unavailable, but they do have a Rigel - similar idea?? I've got a Rev 8" Dob, would a Rigel be OK?????
  7. Aligning my finder isn't a problem - keeping it aligned is!! Lost count of the number of times I've knocked it when taking the scope outside, or hitting my head on it when reaching for a different EP off the rack.... Many mid-session re-alignments (and I've only had the scope a few weeks!) Think I will be investing in a Telrad soon, the finderscope works, but I think a Telrad will be much easier.. just need to keep my head under control!
  8. Virtual Moon Map is great, I just put my date/time of the image, followed the terminator and bingo! Can't wait until tonight!! It is going to be clear? Isn't it? Please??? This time I've read up on Sharpcap, modified my cam so it doesn't get stuck in the focuser tube (oops!) and charged up my lap-top. Thanks all!! Mick
  9. Awesome! Exactly what I was looking for..... Identified my image as the Alphonsus area! Everything is Awesome... (sorry, saw the Lego Movie on Monday.....) Thanks very much!
  10. First image, I know it is rubbish, but it was quickly done with a webcam....
  11. Sneezy24

    Moon

    Moon images
  12. Playing with imaging (and having fun with my eyes!!)

  13. Having lots of fun with my Rev 8" Dob, but having problems identifying what I am looking at on the moon! I've got a Philips Moon Map, and took a quick image through the scope and I'm now trying to match it to the map - without success! I'm looking for an online moon map that shows (clearly) the terminator at any given date and time, plus the ability to zoom in. I've tried Google Moon (on Google Earth) but it doesn't give me what I need. Hopefully I'll be out again tonight, the plan is to take a series of images along the terminator and try and work out what is what! Scope is great (Jupiter and moons are amazing!), problem is with me!! Mick
  14. 12x32 are useless, I have a pair. Just about OK for garden birdwatching, nothing more. Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
  15. Sneezy24

    Hello and CQ

    Welcome John. 73 es gd DX! Mick G0MGK
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