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What did the postman bring?

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I was lucky enough to win image of the month from the national schools observatory :)

Data was from their 2m Liverpool telescope, but my processing 😊

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Decided to dive into the world of mono. 

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On 23/05/2019 at 15:46, Sky-searcher said:

Postman delivered my Giant alt-az mount today. Thanks Zoltan! 1st inspection looks good!

I would like to know a bit about what these mounts are like to use if i may trouble you, are they strictly push only or, can they be locked then slow motion controlled? 

Can one adjust the friction? either move with slightest force or, tighten for heavier scopes? i have never used one, but they would be great for road trips where i bring my Mak, letting me leave the heavy GP mount at home.

 

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1 hour ago, Sunshine said:

I would like to know a bit about what these mounts are like to use if i may trouble you, are they strictly push only or, can they be locked then slow motion controlled? 

Can one adjust the friction? either move with slightest force or, tighten for heavier scopes? i have never used one, but they would be great for road trips where i bring my Mak, letting me leave the heavy GP mount at home.

 

Hi, not had chance to use the mount as yet fully, so can’t comment in full. The mount is fully manual with no slow motion controls. Friction is adjustable on both axis with large adjusters. Not tried with scopes attached as yet, but head very fluid on its own. No sticky points when turning on both axis. Tripod is very sturdy & build quality good for price. So hopefully will be a winner 👍

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12 hours ago, wookie1965 said:

Loads of SAO numbers in for double stars.

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Got mine the other day 😀 Brilliant. Used it the other night when it was clear. Best thing ever is that it’s organised by constellation and has SAO numbers and magnitudes and separations😁. With Goto it Makes finding doubles as easy as shooting fish in a barrel 🤣 If doubles are your thing then this is a must have. Wished I’d found it earlier. I also decided to use the etc 125 mak which I had kind of fallen out of love with a bit. Had a fab night of observing doubles. Back I love with it now. The other great thing about the book is that it has showpiece stars by constellation so you can really hone in on the best ones. Paul, you’ll really love this beautiful book.

steve

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3 hours ago, Trikeflyer said:

Got mine the other day 😀 Brilliant. Used it the other night when it was clear. Best thing ever is that it’s organised by constellation and has SAO numbers and magnitudes and separations😁. With Goto it Makes finding doubles as easy as shooting fish in a barrel 🤣 If doubles are your thing then this is a must have. Wished I’d found it earlier. I also decided to use the etc 125 mak which I had kind of fallen out of love with a bit. Had a fab night of observing doubles. Back I love with it now. The other great thing about the book is that it has showpiece stars by constellation so you can really hone in on the best ones. Paul, you’ll really love this beautiful book.

steve

 have been using Hass and got a load of SAO numbers from Eagle Creek and a very good friend on here but like you said this has transformed my double star observing.

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Very happy with my ZWO EFWmini.

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A package from Bresser Europe containing a replacement blue filter for the 1200 blocking filter of my LS60 to replace the slightly fuzzy one. 

 

 

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Power tank and a phone holder to put it in. Lots of straps and hooks on the case to attach it to the tripod. 🙂

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And the wasteful packaging award goes to Amazon who shipped these two little adapters in a seperate box to the other things that arrived today. 👎🏽

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I have lots of examples of Amazon wasteful packaging including a small box of spacers that came in a great big bag a few minutes ago but that beats anything I've received!

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We had a fly screen arrive from Amazon this week.  The actual product packaging is about 1.2m long by about 8cm square.  The Amazon box it arrived in was about 1.2m x 0.9m x 0.2m!

James

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36 minutes ago, johninderby said:

I presume Amazon packers are on minimum wage? 🤔

Your assumption is correct but I don't see the relevance. My assumption is the vast majority of people working NLW perform admirably considering the financial reward. Bad day, nearest box to hand, having a bit of a laugh? - way too many variables to pin it on £8/h

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I have been told that there is a sound financial reason for this wasteful practice: Apparently, by having only a few different carton sizes, they save due to quantity discounts. But you'd think those adapters could have been sent in one of those tear-strip cardboard envelopes that they use.

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Ordered same time and arrived at the same time. Bigger stuff came in the cardboard envelope? 

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A-mazing!!!

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3 hours ago, johninderby said:

Ordered same time and arrived at the same time. Bigger stuff came in the cardboard envelope? 

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Ridiculous! The sooner packagers have to pay the full environmental cost of packaging and its disposal, the better!

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At least the box won’t be wasted. Will come in handy one day for shipping something. 🙂

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Just got a new mouse mat, which whilst decent indeed, my use of my GoPro as my camera needs to improve...

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It is in fact the normal shape so, slight distortion there, sorry about that. :blush: For £ 5.99 off Amazon, not bad though...

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A qhy183m arrived today to accompany my current qhy183c. 

Now I need to work out how to use them both together with APT. 

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