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About Starblazer

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  1. That looks cracking, fair play. Did you make/keep templates?
  2. Around the base of the mount, but not touching. Build a small set of steps that go all around the pier, This way you can have the pier higher to clear the obsy walls, but also still be able to step up and see through the eye piece. If it's fixed in place, less chance of toppling over onto your scope if it moves too
  3. Gutted I couldn't make it up lastnight, I did pass over the top of the mountain around 11pm on the way back from Govilon, was tempted to stop by, but being unsure exactly where it was and the fact that I would have probably blinded you all, I decided against. That said, had some cracking views at the BBQ and was up late enough to watch jupiter rise over the hills Nice to see that it wasn't so hazy around the tops as it has been recently.
  4. If you notice he does say "Unguided" so this would mean his PA is off ? That said, it's only a quick test run, so not aiming for accuracy, just seeing what the scope can do off the bat, I would guess.
  5. Sat24 shows it starting to clear a little later, so you should be good to go. I'm not going to make yet again >.< but i'll head up with Nilchill sometime soon.
  6. If it is a low profile focuser, then chances are you will need an extension tube, rather than inward focus.
  7. SPC880nc unmodded on ebay ending soon http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/160860888612?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649#ht_500wt_1414 Grab yourself a bargain
  8. I took my 10year old son to watch it in the Imax in london science museum Was brilliant!!
  9. I wish lol ..... As always, from the surrounding valleys all I have is a big sheet of mist/fog leaving a tiny hole with decent seeing. It's getting a bit silly now to the point im wondering why I keep the gear. Everytime it's clear, or they say it will be, I am greeted with the wall of glowing orange horror.
  10. U.K. Astronomy Buy & Sell What about that?
  11. Probably come with blackened metal washers
  12. Oh noe's the star is on the run and is showing a tail lol!! Sure is a nasty reflection. Would this mean you require the filter to be further from the ccd? i.e reducing the reflection? Going to be costly to replace those filters...unless you can get away with an extension ccd end and getting closer to focuser-base on back of filter.
  13. If this winter is anything like last 2 years for me, I doubt i'll be seeing any stars!! Right at the peak time where I could fit in plenty of viewing, I had to contend with grabbing gaps in the clouds, not easy with an eq6 and 10" scope lol.
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