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JohnSadlerAstro

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About JohnSadlerAstro

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  • Birthday 29/07/01

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    Astronomy, Aircraft, and Game Programming (And Dark Skies!!!)
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    Chippenham, Wiltshire

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  1. Nice! What equipment did you use?
  2. All I can say is I wouldn't like to be around if that thing was run over by a car Lithium + Oxygen ain't good for the 'ealth! John
  3. I hope you aren't using the standard skywatcher sorft Japanese steel screws to hold that one on!!!
  4. Hi, This summer I am planning on upgrading to Auto-Guiding for my 130P-DS on EQ5. I am using a Skywatcher 50mm Finder as Guidescope to keep weight down. Will the colour version of the ASI 034 work ok with this setup, or will I have to get the monochrome one? I still enjoy doing some planetary imaging, and the ASI cam has a smaller sensor giving me decent zoom for the first time; it would be cool if I could get the pictures in colour. John
  5. Same scope as I got actually, I found that the research helped, but didn't have much influence on the scope I chose in the end. There was a shop in Frome, closed now, that I got it at. I never regretted it--130mm newts are where it's at in my opinion. John
  6. Or two, of course! EDIT>>Possibly even more. Hint>>Stu<<Hint (Before he sold it all) John
  7. Hi, It has to look good, as well. Nothing like a functional looking setup to tinker with in the garage... John
  8. I think for me it was being told to get "Making Every Photon Count"! John
  9. WOW!!!! There's sooo much detail in that shot! I think you have a good chance of winning! John
  10. True, I think many people view space exploration and astronomy as the same thing. My point is that all those who have died so far have been killed in accidents, not volunteered to go to mars and commit suicide. I find it really sad to think of people saying goodbye to the Earth for ever and killing themselves out of human reach on a strange planet... John
  11. I may sound old-fashioned, but in my opinion this idea of One-Way missions is disgusting and will bring a bad name on astronomy. Far better to never go than for people to kill themselves on the planet the 1st time we go there. John
  12. I guessed it was a long way off... John
  13. Where is it? John
  14. Hi, I couldn't face another night up so I just did some lunar videoing with a neighbour then tried out Jupiter with the 130pds. This is the mosaic I got, it is actually just a webcam video of the scope panning across the moon: John
  15. Well it looks like I resurrected an old thread, Gerry! Internet images (Hubble especially) are an astronomical heresy--they look attractive but they bring destruction in the end. I would suggest you kept off such things! I would suggest you use the images you took previously as your benchmark, it works for my rather feeble efforts. John