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Adaaam75

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About Adaaam75

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    Astronomy, golf, drones....all the geeky stuff!
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  1. I completely understand what the group are discussing with regard to headlight etiquette in numbers but I'm on my own and it's perfect. https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07Y21PLQM/ref=cm_sw_r_wa_apa_i_mznWEb72W0KS2
  2. Agreed! I did test them thoroughly and the red light intensity drops significantly with distance, making them ideal for vision without the need to lean in to what you're looking at to get enough light on them however not too bright to affect vision etc. If I'm with someone I always have the head torch itself angled at 45° so this prevents direct light into the person's eyes I'm talking to. Very happy and would recommend to anyone. You can always return them if you're not happy but they're perfect.
  3. Under £10 on Amazon and the brightness of the red light is perfect. Unbelievably you get two in a pack! Well built and easy to access the red light button without worrying about mistakenly turning on the white light and ruining night vision! Thanks guys
  4. Hi guys, So on Tuesday night I spent the evening imaging the moon with my Celestron 9.25 SCT and DSLR as shown below and am happy with the images I collated (I only took images as I did intend to take capture video but I got carried away and time was getting on). I have approx 350 jpeg (and the equivalent in raw) images and have used the Microsoft image composite editor to stitch the frames together without editing them first etc but I wonder if I'm going the images an injustice? I'm not ready to pay for editing software as I know there is a lot of very good free downloads out there and I'm asking for recommendations. Should I be processing the frames before/after stitching and what software would you recommend? Please offer any advice you have. I will post the resulting image once I'm happy with the outcome Thanks in advance!
  5. Never pointless mate, thank you for replying. It's always wise to have options!
  6. Wow, I wish every question I asked was answered with a indepth and sensible answer with experienced advice as yours. Thank you very much, just ordered from your link
  7. Guys, Just a quicky. I've been burnt on Amazon with a rubbish red light head lamp and wonder if you've got a cheap reliable effective suggestion? Note my wife does if it comes to it. Links to products welcome! Fed up with a torch in my mouth! Cheers!
  8. Hi guys, So on Tuesday night I spent the evening imaging the moon with my Celestron 9.25 SCT and DSLR as shown below and am happy with the images I collated (I only took images as I did intend to take capture video but I got carried away and time was getting on). I have approx 350 jpeg (and the equivalent in raw) images and have used the Microsoft image composite editor to stitch the frames together without editing them first etc but I wonder if I'm going the images an injustice? I'm not ready to pay for editing software as I know there is a lot of very good free downloads out there and I'm asking for recommendations. Should I be processing the frames before/after stitching and what software would you recommend? Please offer any advice you have. I will post the resulting image once I'm happy with the outcome Thanks in advance,
  9. I've been checking the mount religiously in the mornings and evenings and not a drop of condensation when it's been frosty, cold or even warm (ish). I don't have anything other than the mount though so other setups may differ....
  10. From Amazon mate, I did originally order a hanging chair cover but they intentionally mislead the buyer with dimensions and sent a table cover stating it would still fit!!! Anyway, this is ideal with fasteners that work well with my pier. It doesn't leak and I have a hand towel around the mount inside to prevent condensation, and it works! Hope this helps.
  11. Thanks for all your advice guys. Here is the final result standing proud and waiting for a clear night to get started..... Pier courtesy of a very handy brother in law, cover is a BBQ cover for now as it's the same make and style that's protected my bike and another decent BBQ for years, you can work the scope out yourselves!
  12. Thanks Gordon. I have a confession, the nuts are rather tight either side of the OSB template as the holes in the pier base for the 16mm threads base have been made with literally 1mm forgiveness (my fault when drawing the template for the pier!). So I had to ensure the threads would not move once they were in position. Either way, i have waited long enough for my pier to be installed (abandoned a nearly complete ROR Obs project when we moved ) so a few extra days won't hurt but I am keen and have spare days from next Tuesday onwards to continue the installation which is exactly a week since laying the cement. Hope fully my back stops hurting by then! I just hope i can get the pier neatly onto the threads without taking it back to my brother in law for minor hole adjustments. It is powder coated so i'm hoping it will be fine. I'm assuming the OSB board will just lift off and won't have bonded to cement? I've not been a photo junky but will post some pictures once it's all set up.
  13. Yes, I do think sometimes I get too involved in the details and overlook the basic requirements of the job. Ultimately as long as the block holds the weight of the pier plus kit and doesn't move or crack I'll be happy! This is of course to negate the need to have to align etc everytime I use the scope so if I achieve that I'll be happy!
  14. My pier was custom made by a steel fabricators so I had no instructions per se! I used 16m threads, 300mm long and was lucky enough to have a brother in law with a workshop to heat and bend them enough to prevent twisting in the concrete, approx 30 degree bends halfway along. I too mixed by hand today, (my back is a bit sore!) I used a cement/ballast ratio of 4/1 only because it was easier to work out for me with measuring. I also used the fibre packs recommended shock apparently add strength and reduce cracking, it can't hurt right!
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