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Uplooker

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About Uplooker

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    I am a Dob Convert

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    Chorley, Lancashire
  1. Hi Derren, Understand the rational. Wise move, under the circumstances. Everyone will understand. Better safe than sorry, it will still be a great SP!!
  2. Unfortunately not big enough for Derren
  3. Hi Alexandra, Congratulations on the award!! Your last paragraph shows how much Steve used to do to keep Solarchat going, good on ya
  4. I realize that this is LONG WINDED and completely alien to me, I apologise. You havin a laugh Derren? You excelled yourself there!!! All valid points and I am sure everyone will adhere to the regulations. As you say, “a SP is better than No SP“
  5. Apologies if posted elsewhere, and if I have posted this in the wrong place. I would like to congratulate Alexandra Hart on winning Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2020, under the category of Our Sun. Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2020: Andromeda Galaxy image wins top prize https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-54105085 Very well done, lovely image, but that’s bread and butter for you. Well done!!!
  6. Do not cut the foam! Just depress it to the shape of the item/ EP, means when you rearrange the box you can just pull the foam up and re-align. No need to buy replacement foam for many years
  7. Well done. Personal opinion, I think it is slightly over cooked on the pole, but well done, lovely image.
  8. Well done, that’s a lovely image. Congrats!
  9. I generally find that it’s the EP and finder that dew up. The secondary only dews is there is a lot of moisture in the air. Yoy can buy secondary heaters from Kendrick, Google search. You can make a dew shield for the front of the scope from a foam camping mat, if you go to a haberdashery you can purchase sticky backed Velcro to line the mating edges of the said homemade dew shield. I also fitted a fan to the base of my dob to keep the primary mirror dew free. A computer fan is perfect and depending what Dob you have, there may well be holes in the mirror supports that match perfectly with the hole spacing On the computer fan. If you have the primary fan, EP dew band and finder dew band you could get away with a 17Ah battery, which should give you two nights viewing.
  10. Yep, heading over to see my Mum for a week. It’s been a year since we last saw her. Is Kenny still on site?
  11. Was that you Coming from Newtonstewart, that I pulled out in front of. Had to stop off at the gin distillery “Hills & Harbour” to get more anaesthetic for Liz
  12. Looks like I need to get my booking for this SP done soon
  13. Glad all is well, Adrian. It seems a world away ATM, but I am looking forward to Oct. Meeting everyone again, or for the first time. Although that may be under unusual circumstances, it will be good.
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