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About MARS1960

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  • Birthday 29/10/60

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    Photography, astrophotography, fast cars, (my Supercharged Aston Martin V8 Vantage roadster) reading, films.
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    Just bought one for my 7d mkii and long zoom, it's a manfrotto 393.
  2. Starsense hand controller

    You could exchange it if you bought the wrong one, or get a cheapy here. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CELESTRON-NEXSTAR-VARIOUS-RANGE-HAND-CONTROL-TELESCOPE-CABLE-/332482558563?_trksid=p2385738.m4383.l4275.c10 or a decent ish one here with the usb/serial they recommend to buy with it. https://www.tringastro.co.uk/celestron-cable-nexstar-rs-232-985-p.asp?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIq_rJ7LiF2AIVCecbCh05WABbEAQYAiABEgJwXfD_BwE
  3. Gas struts suddenly failing

    Beat me to it .
  4. Gas struts suddenly failing

    Undersized is a strong possibility hence losing gas before their time. It could be the cold, the gas contracts and reduces output force in cold weather.
  5. Gas struts suddenly failing

    Probably the cold temperatures, or they have lost gas over time.
  6. I think you missed my point and took it out of context. The point being, you use a dovetail that is suited to your needs..
  7. True, but why would you want a bar that's overly long when you could use a smaller one that's fit for the job? . I wouldn't want an uneccessary amount of metal protruding when there is no benefit.
  8. I had this dilemma a while back when looking for a losmandy type for my ED120, i was advised not to buy the 11" but go with the 7" it gave more movement for the scopes tube rings along the tube, if the tube rings are farther apart you have less movement to play with to achieve balance.
  9. IC 410 - The Tadpoles in Ha

    Very very nice, tremendous detail, those tadpoles are positively glowing.
  10. NGC 7822. Crop with 100D and Star 71

    Very very nice Tim, the improvements in your images over the last year are stunning, well done.
  11. 5pm, 23/17 moon at 23%

    Thanks John, I'm making the most the Sony, the calling for a DSLR again is just to strong, a 7d Mk2 with a sigma 150-600 will do for starters .
  12. 5pm, 23/17 moon at 23%

    Taken with the Sony RX10M3. 1, No filter and processed in affinity, curves, crop and unsharp mask. Then two using Niks plugins filters. 2, BW conversion, 3, Reflex efex.
  13. Sorry Matt it's now sold to charl.
  14. New Red dot finder.

    Never used red dot finder. £12, free economy delivery.