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swag72 last won the day on April 25 2018

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  1. I considered piggy backing the two Taks, but as you rightly said the JTD adjustment saddle can't be used unless it's side by side as the adjustment knobs are lower than the plate.
  2. There's little misalignment to worry about there Gina that's for sure. Well done on getting it all together, your 3D printing stuff is great..... You are inspirational
  3. I love my monocular....... Although I don't use it for astro. I bought the Leica monovid 8x20.... they are stunning
  4. I went for 2 mono camera's. In one camera I have a full set of LRGBHSO filters. The other camera only has a 5 position filter wheel so I thought carefully about what to put in there. I settled on Luminance and Ha to start with. Then realised that an additional O3 filter would help..... and that's where I've stopped. It works well. My scopes and camera's are the same focal length and chip so I use a JTD saddle to align them exactly. It works well.
  5. I use one PC for my dual rig...... The cmaera's are different (QSI and Moravian) so there's no confusion about drivers. I have 2x Lakeside auto focusers, and hey run fine as there's a driver for running two together. I've never had a problem with any type of conflict and everything runs perfectly.
  6. Maybe one last query then if I may......... Thank you for all our help so far, it's been invaluable In this link where I have had to go to the CDS portal as nothing showed in Simbad........ The Aladin screen shows the item of interest in the crosshair, but how do I know what THAT actually is? 2MASX J15100535+0943230 (Galaxy) 2MASX J15104417+0942270 (Galaxy) 2MASX J15100704+0957160 (Seyfert 2 Galaxy) SDSS J151025.65+100414.2 (Quasar) 2MASX J15105281+0955349 (LINER-type Active Galaxy Nucleus) SDSS J151012.48+095722.4 (Brightest galaxy in a Cluster (BCG)) SDSS J150958.95+094939.2 (Quasar)
  7. My next dilemma then is the following..... Using Aladin I have come up with so many pages where I really don't know what I'm looking at. For example this link - What is the 'thing' I am looking at on this linked page? I can't see anywhere a simple 'this is a galaxy' or something else....... I think I'm a bit simple minded to be able to sort all of this out! Scientifically the words, figures etc just mean nothing to me whatsoever.....
  8. I've used Simbad and Aladin on this.... it's quite a manual way of doing it, I was rather hoping that there was a quasar catalogue then that I could download into PI to annotate if there's anything there.
  9. Ooooo..... how exciting. How would I know what were what? I tried a couple of the quasar catalogues that Brendan linked to but nothing came up...... Any ideas? I wouldn't even have considered quasars.... I need to go and do some reading about what they even are LOL!!!!
  10. OMG I don't even know where to start looking in those!! That's a cracking resource though Brendan..... Thanks
  11. In this image then all of the blue PGC designations are galaxies...... No problem, get that! But the yellow ones are all quasars?
  12. Quasars? Really? I thought that they were tiny things that you could hardly see?
  13. I am a little confused and have spent hours on the net trying to cross reference all sorts to try to get the answer..... I hope someone can help. I have taken the following image and annotated it using the Hyperleda catalogue as well as the PGC catalogue. As you can see the PGC catalogue shows the larger galaxies (as did the Hyperleda catalogue). The Hyperleda also shows loads more galaxies with nothing more than a numerical designation. I have tried to find these in the Simbad database, but they don't show up at all. I've also looked at Aladin and some of these have an SDSS designation that has no bearing on the numbers that have come from the annotated image. Can anyone throw some light on this please? How can I find these on Simbad for example when it doesn't give me anything for the numbers alone.
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