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Black Knight

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  1. I forgot to mention that I also do the white T-shirt trick as well
  2. Hehehe, of course! I should've realised that!
  3. You can buy purpose made EL panels, or make your own light box. There are several light box projects knocking about SGL. Personally I simply use a laptop screen, running Notepad (maximised), and put the camera in AV mode. Works a treat
  4. I like what you're doing here Carole. Mrs Black Knight has always preferred the look and simplicity of the SkyShed Pod over a conventional ROR obsy, but the zenithal view problem has always put me off. This PZT is a new one on me. When I was researching possible obsy's ages ago there was no such thing. Very interesting! TBH, it never occurred to me that it would be quite so easy to slide each half of the domed roof off the base. I shall be following your progress with great interest!
  5. If you go for a Dobsonian like Jules suggested, you may want to think about either a Rigel or Telrad finderscope. They'd just make it easier to find your way around the sky than with the conventional straight-through finderscope. Rigel http://www.firstlightoptics.com/finders/rigel-quikfinder-compact-reflex-sight.html Telrad http://www.firstlightoptics.com/finders/telrad-finder-astronomy.html Welcome to SGL
  6. Good result, well done. Good tip, I shall have to try and remember that
  7. I missed yesterdays so I just had a peek. You're right, that's another good 'un. All the more stunning because he used a Canon DSLR!
  8. Terrific widefield Apod today showing both M31 and M33 in the same field of view, captured by Rogelio Bernal Andreo. http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130926.html Rogelio used an FSQ with reducer and an STL11K. The mosaic is comprised of 3 x 4 panes. Capture details and some processing info can be found here. http://www.deepskycolors.com/archive/2010/09/17/andromeda-M31-versus-Triangulum-M33.html
  9. Works for me just now. Perhaps the server was down for maintenance when you were trying?
  10. I think I read that radio signals from Voyager 1 to Earth take 17 hours, so 17 * 60 I guess. Roughly.
  11. Glad you got it working. I may just give this a go myself. Not that I do my imaging unattended really, it's just fun to have a go with new tricks!
  12. There's probably loads of ways of potentially doing this. Take a look at the first answer here, it might help. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/7041938/vbscript-to-send-email-without-running-outlook
  13. I use one of these between the FR and the scope, much more convenient and threaded for 2" filters as well. http://www.firstligh...l-reducers.html. At the camera end an M48 to T2 converter and spacers as necessary.
  14. Excellent stuff. I really like the binocular mode as well.
  15. . You're right though, tis a beautiful place:)
  16. I get pretty much the same thing imaging globs, so I'll be watching responses to your thread with interest
  17. I'm with johnrt on this. I'd love one of these, although I'd need both an obsy to put it in, and a lottery win to pay for it!
  18. I like that, very nice Sent from my RM-821_eu_euro1_342 using Tapatalk
  19. Hehehe . At least we can start looking forward to some decently dark nights. The moon notwithstanding of course!
  20. ... Or more precisely, 00:56AM on the 23rd. Astronomical darkness returns to 51 degrees north! Well, for 40 minutes anyway
  21. I agree with the previous posters, this is top notch stuff. Excellent. Sent from my RM-821_eu_euro1_342 using Tapatalk
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