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  1. ... free oxygen in its atmosphere?
  2. I'd like to note Interest in this, but I'd need to do a bit of research before committing.
  3. Yeah, I saw that earlier - vague, therefore intriguing...
  4. Nice - next time...
  5. Stole a wee hour tonight to push this on a bit. I should have looked out the green screw terminals before starting to solder - they have the same pitch as the outer row of holes on the drivers, would have been perfect for the motor side. As it stands, the boards are on 0.1" pitch pins to a project board, then I've patched in the screw terminals (minus center pin which is bent out the way) and then splayed slightly to match the 0.1" holes. Terminals are facing inwards because I thought I could route the 4-wire bundles slightly more neatly that way. Broke my symmetry on the blue/yellow wires by starting the whole thing one pin too far up. Soldering's not terrible, but should have cleaned the copper side of the project board off first. It's going to be a right pain if a driver pops. Bit of a dog's mess, tbh - hope it tests up ok.
  6. If someone with 20x80 binos or similar needs it, please let them take it. Otherwise, I'd happy to save it from the bin for cost of postage.
  7. The thought of a bee in your space suit is not a pleasant one. Source: An "air" temperature at -270 degrees C probably implies no space honey.
  8. Depending on the size of the bumble bee and assuming no space suit is worn (10-25mm), which detector is used (32 or 64 milliarcsec/pixel), and whether at a distance equivalent to moon's apogee or perigee, I calculate the bumblebee's angular size to be approximately 0.008% to 0.045% of a single pixel.
  9. Love stuff like this - good JS-fu! Another piece of work along the same lines -
  10. Thanks, Michael. Aye, that's pretty much where I'm at - unsure. Perhaps best leave this to someone with the correct scope. Matt.
  11. Well done, nothing wrong with patching in before the finishing coat. Looks good! Had wondered about that too... Any links?
  12. Have been considering a mask for my 8.5" newt (f/7.6) but from what I gather the dimensions should be appropriate for the scope - any comment as to whether it might be suitable?
  13. I knew there'd be a flaw in the logic.
  14. I just heard a quote referring to the James Webb Space Telescope (infrared, 6.5m primary), currently due to launch in October 2018: Source: Dr. John Mather, project scientist for the JWST What?!!!