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Ama Noody

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  1. Ama Noody

    What did the postman bring?

    Wow! That's really cool! I quite fancy that myself. There is even a levitating version.
  2. Ama Noody

    What did the postman bring?

    Also... a little something CMOS for some OSC live view gratification (to keep the visiting spectators happy). A full frame CCD setup will come in a couple of months to give that Tak wide-field something to do.
  3. Ama Noody

    What did the postman bring?

    That's my standard line!! Obviously I'm still a virgin.
  4. Ama Noody

    What did the postman bring?

    100mm makes for a very portable setup. I already have scopes up to a 10 inch LX200 but of which are all far to unwieldy for me to enjoy Nowadays. My 100mm will bring back my enjoyment.
  5. Ama Noody

    What did the postman bring?

    It's a Takahashi FSQ-106EDX4 F/5 Petzval Quadruplet APO. A very wide and fast flatfield astrograph.
  6. Ama Noody

    What did the postman bring?

    "Nebular Red" You've gotta love those marketing people.
  7. Ama Noody

    What did the postman bring?

    "Well... definitely shorter and fatter than I was expecting" Donald J Trump
  8. Ama Noody

    What did the postman bring?

    Ooo. Look what Santa forgot and I've had to buy myself.
  9. Have you ever noticed that the seventh planet is virtually ignored in public spaces? When was the last time it got a mention on TV?! Aww... poor little planet. It's the butt of many a joke!
  10. Taken from 4th planet from the Sun. Unguided. Oh come on!! If I didn't post this, someone else would have!
  11. Ama Noody

    Hello from Just South of Reading UK

    It's taken you since the Sixties to join Stargazers Lounge??!! Better late than never to this Star Party!!
  12. Ah. Thanks Steve. I had wondered if it could have been a stability issue. The pier/leg combo doesn't benefit from the bracing effect of a lens tray. Nice idea though, maybe a better version may appear one day.
  13. Did the pier tripod get discontinued or can I buy this as a seperate item? I have an AZ-EQ6 Pro. I like the fact that that pier will fold up into the car.
  14. Ama Noody


    Hi Steve, and welcome. As you are completely new then the most importance piece of information that I can give you is this: Manage your expectations. 1) Stars will only look like small points of light. Regardless of your telescope, stars are too small and far away to look like anything other than dots of differing colours - our star, excepted. 2) Nearly everything that you can see with your telescope, that cannot be seen with the naked eye, can only just about be seen at all. 3) You wont see nice colourful deep space objects such as nebula etc as you see in photos. Expect, at best, a few hazy, grey areas of sky such as the Magellanic Clouds etc. You will need a camera setup for anything better that that. The good news is this: The key to results is knowledge. Marry that with, very often, low-cost equipment, and amazing results can be had. You will often see quite extraordinary pictures using just a camera. Even light polluted areas don't stop people from getting great results. We're all amateurs on here though there is a huge about of knowledge and experience so don't shy away from asking for advice. There are no stupid questions, only stupid replies (I'm best at those This is a great place to start learning: https://stargazerslounge.com/forum/183-beginners/ Oh, and I'm new, too! Baz
  15. Ama Noody

    New member

    It was my dream kit list though I always did set my sights low - which is rather unusual for an astronomer!

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