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RikM

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RikM last won the day on January 14 2013

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About RikM

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  1. Great sketch. Very ‘eyepiece like’ representation.
  2. Bang on. That's exactly how I see it as well.
  3. RikM

    Bring and Buy sale?

    positively encouraged
  4. 250px Dob and a couple of DSLRs
  5. I am fairly sure I've seen nebulosity in the Pleiades with my 10" Dob from darkest North Devon a few years ago. The open cluster is one of my favourite targets. There is a tiny triangle of stars near the centre like little diamonds. Gorgeous.
  6. Sorry for the extremely tardy post. I've been busy. During the eclipse I was on a business trip to Pensilvania, so couldn't really take any kit with me. Therefore, this was shot handheld with a 7D mkII and 70-200mm zoom with 2x tele-extender and a bit of Baader solar film on the front. As someone handily pointed out elsewhere, it is your standard "banana on a blackboard" shot, but I'm pleased to have got anything really
  7. My Pentax XW 14mm is my most used. It's either medium power in the Dob or nice and wide in the Pronto.
  8. A 10" is the ideal size for me. The skywatcher solid tube 12" seems huge in comparison and the flextube version or lighter weight OOUK telescope were out of budget. I live in an estate on the south side of Gloucester, but on a good night there is plenty to be seen.
  9. That's a great idea for mounting. I love my QuikFinders. They are, for me, the only essential piece of kit beyond telescope and eyepieces.
  10. Welcome to SGL. It good to see another local on board
  11. I use a Yongnuo intervalometer.
  12. Yes. Exactly this. 'Long exposure noise reduction' is enabled. If you are taking singe exposures, you may as well leave it on if it gives good results. If you are taking multiple exposures and stacking them. Turn it off and take a set of dark frames at the end of your run.
  13. Exactly the same with mine. I just tighten the centre bolt up as well. The handled does attach at an odd angle, so getting the thread started can be a bit awkward. The AZ4 is a nice mount though
  14. A good testament to your sky as well as your guiding I'd have a horrible white (orange) out in luminance after 20 min
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