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Bruce Leeroy

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About Bruce Leeroy

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  1. I would say any face that is hit by direct sunlight would benefit from insulation and vent from the shaded areas.
  2. How about trying an aperture mask or moon filter using your existing camera. And the fastest frame rate possible.
  3. If you need an extension remove a barlow lens element and use the remaining body as a temporary extension tube.
  4. Looking at the video I would guess it's a little overexposed, I think there is more detail in your video that will show if you can find how to lower the exposure in your video software, from what i've read on SGL you should highly reduce the exposure when capturing!!
  5. Sometimes your eyes will deceive you so if the double image is from collimation ( 1 side higher in the left eyepiece - _ than the right eyepiece for example ) you should rotate the whole binocular so your left eye is looking in the right eyepiece and see if the difference is the same - _ or _- as when you viewed them normally. Hope I'm clear enough
  6. I find keeping both eyes open the best way to focus binoculars when focusing on a star. Get best focus then adjust diopter then try a small racking in and out of the main focus until best star shape is achieved then maybe a final small diopter change.
  7. The most comfortable/stable viewing I have is using a binocular mirror mount it's like sitting at a microscope and is easy to pan around and raise from horizon to zenith, you could even use a refractor with the mirror mount (straight through viewing with no diagonal), I know this doesn't help with your reflector issue but may be food for thought if you haven't considered this type of observing.
  8. Saturn and Jupiter are something special , so long as you know how far off your RDF (red dot finder) is then all you need to do is keep placing the red dot offset for now and tune the alignment during the day if that's easier. Ment to add...make sure to download stellarium its a free night sky utility (for PC) that will help you find/identify objects. Don't forget to turn off your RDF when your finished for the night, it's always a face palm moment for me the next day when I find its been left on all night and drained the battery, don't talk to your eyepieces either or they will fog up with condensation
  9. Try sunglasses for now or if your scope came with a moon filter use that!
  10. You should try Saturn, locate it using the 20mm eyepiece then if your confident you've found it swap to the 10mm eyepiece and refocus to see the ring in better detail...if that goes well you should align the red dot finder while Saturn is central in the view then swing to Jupiter using the red dot finder (you have to get your head at the correct angle to see the red dot reflected-make sure to turn it on).
  11. I think the sun has well set in Melbourne, hopefully they are just enjoying the views The 1st minute of this video applies to your type of scope.
  12. Point it at a roof or tree and draw the focus tube outwards...if the image is still not in focus then release the eyepiece and slowly draw it out and see if focus is achieved. Use a 20mm eyepiece rather than the 10mm
  13. The reflections your seeing are what you'd expect to see and normal. I can't tell from the pics how good the collimation is but I would advise leave it as it is and try it out on the night sky before adjusting anything.
  14. Works fine in Sharpcap, the resolution is fine for checking cloud cover I imagine but yes it's not exactly high res . If you search Ps3 eye in SGL there's a fair amount of discussion on them. There also good for motion capture/head tracking using high frame rates this is where removal of the ir filter has it's advantages.
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