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cletrac1922

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About cletrac1922

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    Astronomy, boating, fishing, historic motor racing
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    Goldcoast, Queensland, Australia
  1. You never, never never touch the centre screw Secures the secondary mirror in place, and as you found, secondary mirror has moved out of alignment Only adjust the 3 outer screws, loosening one, tightening another until aligned with dot on the primary mirror I use a laser collimate to do my Dob Use lowest of brightness on collimator, and shines onto primary mirror The 3 outer screws are Allen Key, not cross head screws like centre screw
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    Hello!

    Hello Giuseppe Welcome from Land Down Under John
  3. Neil I use a EQ5 for my ED80 Easy to transport I leave the head on the tripod when transporting and storing John
  4. Greg Which scope you going to put on the mount I started out with a 10" Dob, and later got a SW ED80 on a EQ5 mount Obvious choice would be either a HEQ5, or 6, depending on weight of the scope intending to mount on it You can now also get a WiFi adaptor for the EQ mounts, as a SynScan Controller Down load the SynScan App Pic of ED80 and EQ5 mount In background, is another ED80 on a HEQ5 mount Pic taken solar viewing field day with my club John
  5. Welcome from Land Down Under You travel the universe in this forum, and make friends on the way John
  6. Planton I started out with a SW 10" collapsible Dob, which is easy to transport and store The main thing is good quality eyepieces Most scopes come with a basic 10mm and 25mm eyepieces I then upgraded to a SW ED80, which has been mentioned, and mine is on a EQ5 mount I still use the Dob more than the ED80, as just plonk on the ground, aim and view, where the ED80 on EQ5 mount, takes longer to setup, using the SynScan controller, inserting GPS location, Date/time, doing one or 2 star alignment Have attached pics of both ED80 was taken at my club solar viewing day If have an astronomy club close to you, rock up one club meet night, and members only too happy to show you their setup, and you will also have an opportunity to view different type of scopes John
  7. Welcome Wojtek from Land Down Under You travel the universe in this forum, and make friends along the way John
  8. Hi Guys This one kind of snuck under the radar Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Hayabusa-2 spacecraft travelled through space for three and a half years, arriving at an asteroid named Ryugu in June 2018. Ever since then, Hayabusa-2 has been hanging around Ryugu, analysing its surface and practicing for today’s big sample grab JAXA and NASA are sharing data on both asteroid probs https://www.theverge.com/2019/2/21/18234782/jaxa-hayabusa-2-ryugu-asteroid-sample-return-mission John
  9. Hi Guys I have downloaded then NASA APP for Android device This morning, was reading about it as well on the APP, while commuting to work by train Is also an interesting article on NASA Rover 2020 to Mars as well Once open the APP, click on More Stories APP is updated every day John
  10. Hi Guys Try SpaceWeather as well http://www.spaceweather.com/ I also use an APP The Sun Now for Android devices Main images interested in are AIA 304 and AIA 193 Images taken from DSO, and updated to the APP about every 10 minutes AIA 304 shows prominence's of the sun, solar flares, while AIA 193 coronal holes facing earth John
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    Hello Everyone

    Matt Welcome from Land Down Under You travel the universe in this forum, and make friends on the way John
  12. Louis Have a couple of theme parks close to where I live Movie World and Dreamworld Movie World also has a WB movie lot as well, and when do releases of new movies, or other functions at the complex, have large search light panning the skies We live directly overhead flight path in Brisbane Airport Never thought about laser shows and aircraft Know our local council has had complaints about light pollution been admitted from local theme parks, and response from local council, is exempt under State Government permits One rule for one, different rule for the rest How life in Texas Make it down this way, look me up John
  13. Merlin Documentation in Queensland https://www.police.qld.gov.au/programs/weaponsLicensing/fees/Documents/Laser-Pointers.pdf John
  14. Des How far up north My extended family emigrated to Oz, around 1812, from Argyle John
  15. David For Android devices, there is a very good App called LunarMap Lite It is free The pro version have to pay a one off initial download Free one will give you everything that you will want From Mares to Apollo landing sites Now for a bit of fun Taken from JPL/NASA International Night of the Moon URL This years event will be on the 5th October, and NASA will update the URL, when get closer to the event John
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