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  1. I think if my memory serves me correctly -40F is the same as -40C. But don't quote me. K
  2. Saw this one a week or so ago. https://www.homesdirect365.co.uk/driftwood-ladder-chair-teak-root-p50684/s52704?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=driftwood-ladder-chair-teak-root-mj219&utm_campaign=product%2Blisting%2Bads&utm_content=52704&adGroupId=46376443840&device=c?mh_matchtype=&mh_keyword=&mh_adgroupid=46376443840&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIsZisxoiC4AIViOd3Ch11MQ5fEAQYASABEgI_9vD_BwE No castors but I would hazard a guess you could bolt some on. K
  3. I will throw my hat into the ring. Looking at the shape of the object it is obvious piloted by intergalactic dolphins almost certainly genetically manipulated and crossed with spiders it order that the flippers don't get in the way. I would hazard a guess that they only speak ancient Greek and write in runic. They are expert pyramid builders; and use improbability drive powered lasers to produce huge carvings in rocky plains on the planets they visit. The whole object of the mission is to collect water and they have the ability to collapse oceans to singularities and cart them away, obviously they have green blood and pointed ears. Can you tell it's cloudy?
  4. This may seem rash (sic) but are they not producing bacon on the moon? Just seen an add for moonpig.com on the plug in drug.
  5. Sorry chaps senior mo on the last post now edited. K
  6. The Wolf and I howl at the Moon, any comments along the lines of you cannot be Sirius will be reported to the moderators. Sorry chaps senior moment
  7. Geof, Many thanks for your detailed and evidently knowledgeable and considered response. It has given me a lot of information to base my research and final decision upon. I am now in a position where I can generate the inevitable and ubiquitous pros and cons list. Thanks again and best wishes K
  8. I love your optimism...…….I am thinking of joining the "Cloud Appreciation Society"
  9. Charic many thanks for the reply, my old gear is somewhat cream crackered if you read my reply to Geof above. At the moment I am just looking for information on which way to go. After all this is a fantastic forum with some very knowledgeable people who have no doubt been in the same position I find myself at the moment. Cheers K
  10. Geof many thanks for the prompt reply. I have used the old canon for some years and I have had a certain amount of success with it, but I now feel it is time to move on. All came to a head the other evening trying to get an old Meade DSI to guide via PHD and at the same time endeavouring to tap the now somewhat dodgy screen on the 450. Decided that it was time to bite the bullet and get in the modern world, I have recently retired so now have more time to get out there, so to speak. The mount at the moment is a newly acquired NEQ6 Pro R and I have an old Televue Oracle triplet 76mm apo that I intend to use as an imaging scope. My main interests have always been on the observational side of the hobby and I also have a very good 127mm Meade frac that I retrofitted a moonlight focuser to many years ago, although its an acro it is very well corrected (one of the few that were apparently) so my main consideration is a camera capable of DSO imaging that won't break the bank. So I am looking around and trying to determine costs/ recommendations by way of an advanced entry level set up that I won't get bored with or outgrow to quickly. If I find myself getting into AP in a serious manner I would probably upgrade over time and seek command approval (LOL) for a permanent set up. Cheers K
  11. Advice needed, I am "in the market" so to speak for a dedicated deep sky camera to replace my somewhat old exceedingly well travelled and battered Canon 450d. The main stipulation is that I don't want to sell a kidney or remortgage the house to pay for it. I appreciate that the better the kit the better the image. (with sufficient skill of course). But at what price these days is it considered that the lines on the graph of the law of diminishing returns regarding camera cost cross. I have to add that I am an imaging "dabbler" rather than an all in enthusiast.
  12. Managed to get out last night for a few hours before the cloud set in again, think this is the second evening in 6 weeks. However I spent most of the time wrestling and swearing at the guide camera! What a strange hobby we have. Total frustration followed by...…. Oh that's nice.
  13. Might go the whole hog whilst I am at it and replace my ageing canon camera for a dedicated astro job. That is if I can find one that doesn't entail me selling a kidney to pay for it. Thanks again K
  14. Missed that one although I was out last night, they are always a joy to see. I think at the time I may have been having a stern conversation with a guide camera. LOL
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