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Shibby last won the day on April 8 2013

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About Shibby

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  1. Shibby

    Asteroid Impact

    I believe that almost all the large NEAs have been discovered. All those over a certain size (I think it was something like 140m diameter?).
  2. What about the iOS wallpaper of Andromeda... I assume Apple decided M110 was not pretty enough, so replaced it with a big blue glow.
  3. Shibby

    SynTrek Controller

    Wow thanks folks! Just replied to your PM, DP Thanks anyways Carole, perhaps someone else will see this in the future and PM you!
  4. Shibby

    SynTrek Controller

    Sorry, yes it's the SynScan kit installed on the mount. But I don't have a hand controller so it's the SynTrek controller I was looking for anticipating it'd be cheaper.
  5. Shibby

    IC1318 close up

    I like this a lot. So much interesting structure and very well captured!
  6. Shibby

    NGC4535 + NGC4526

    Brilliant. Some really sharp detail - what's the focal length (is it reduced?)
  7. Shibby

    Elephant's Trunk HaSHO

    Fantastic job; you've brought out so much of the background detail, but without overdoing it. Nice framing, too
  8. Shibby

    SynTrek Controller

    My old mount is an (old-style) Vixen GP with SynTrek, which I used to control via an EQMOD interface. I'm planning to use this as a portable widefield setup, but does anybody know where I can get hold of a hand controller? I don't need GOTO, just the ability to start/stop tracking.
  9. Shibby

    Day length and circadian rhythms

    I think it's because of our unnatural environment. We spend a lot of time indoors, unlike our ancestors, so are confused by artificial lights (and curtains blocking out sunlight). I'm sure if we lived outdoors it'd be different... ...if it wasn't for light pollution. Everything is the fault of light pollution!!
  10. Congratulations Sara! SwagAstro Observatory looks fantastic, I bet you're dying to get started. I see you've taken up radio astronomy, too
  11. Shibby

    Astrokev's ROR - The Build

    Good to see your obsy is coming along very nicely! It looks incredibly sturdy and is a nice design. I was just about to comment and recommend OSB instead of saggy ply for the roof but I see you've already decided that You asked about the power... As you say, the laws are somewhat grey and it's really insurance/moving house that's the main concern (as well as your own safety of course). I haven't yet buried my armoured cable, but that's mostly down to laziness. I've been planning to bury below spade depth and place yellow warning tape above it. I assume you'll be using a consumer unit? I have a small 2 circuit (lighting/sockets) unit and a bench supply for my DC circuit, with each device fused separately. To circumvent any future problems, I've actually powered the whole obsy from a 13A socket in the house. 13A is plenty, means I didn't have to add a new circuit and if I ever move I can just unplug the whole thing and then not worry about it.
  12. Security? A site that already has CCTV/security at night would be a bonus.
  13. I like the tool. FYI, I have a ratio of 1:5.1 and have no problems guiding.
  14. Shibby

    Whale galaxy

    That's great, you've captured some impressively sharp detail!
  15. Shibby

    M 83 Zwo ASI 071 Pro

    Super detail and nice processing with natural looking colours - I like it a lot!

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