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About WhiteShiva

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  1. Beautiful picture! I bet with 21-pane you we're doing this at quite a fast pace.
  2. Finally found time to get the pictures on flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/astro_allie/sets/72157633530752315/ enjoy! it was a great show!
  3. Not sure what happened there! Can't seem to be able to delete the duplicate!
  4. I'll be posting them when I get home tomorrow. Took loads of pics :-)
  5. I went to the talk. It was very informative, had a lot of information on how to start off although it sounds like the easiest bit is to acquire the date, the hard bit is analysing it and interpreting the results correctly. They had a stand but were only displaying, not selling. I'm interested in the slit system but it is pricey.
  6. We spent the two days at the show. Went to three talks, the mars talk and the spectroscopy one on Friday and Chris lintotts today. All great talks. Got to have a laugh with Chris and get a picture and book signed. He's a very nice guy, very approachable! my plan was to simply get an illuminated reticle eyepiece, I came out with it but also a neximage5 and a powermate 2.5x which will be posted out to me. All great deals though! Was great to see all the scopes and cameras, accessories. A fab weekend! See you all next year. I hope it because a regular show! So much easier to make it down from Newcastle then having to go to London!
  7. I saw an example of this at the astronomy show today. Looks like a great solution to getting a bigger aperture!
  8. Took the mount out for the first time at the weekend and was very impressed with the precision. I did the 2-star align, then the polar align, and managed to get panstarrs within a 15mm eyepiece just by entering the coordinates. The next test will be doing some deep sky imaging with it. Wizard4177, have you noticed your handset taking a few seconds to power on when you switch on the mount? It's the only thing about the mount that is concerning my at the moment. Everything else about it is brilliant! Allie
  9. Not sure how the ipad thought the word 'brilliant' was 'Till isn't' lol! I meant brilliant pictures!
  10. Till isn't pictures! The inverted ones looks great! It gives them a lot of depth!
  11. Great sharp pictures! There's quite a lot going on on the surface at the moment. I only we could get a good cloudless day! Lol!
  12. That makes a lot of sense. Will hold off on carrying a leveller around and see when the skies clear.
  13. 'Ve received the avx mount. At first view it looks a more robust build from cg5. The alt-az adjustment screws are much better, the dovetail holder seems better and the power cable now screws in, the car adapter side also fits better in the power tank. It doesn't feel loose like on the cg 5. Can't wait to try it out! Now for clear skies!!
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