Jump to content

Stargazers Lounge Uses Cookies

Like most websites, SGL uses cookies in order to deliver a secure, personalised service, to provide social media functions and to analyse our traffic. Continued use of SGL indicates your acceptance of our cookie policy.

sgl_imaging_challenge_banner_christmas_presents.thumb.jpg.587637e0d01baf4b6d21b73610610bbb.jpg

Greg

Who Needs help Pitching At SGL4

Recommended Posts

The do have 'trips' Mick, but I'm not sure that it will be an RCB, and may be just a current overload breaker.

When out on damp grass with mains power, I would recommend a 'plug in' RCB, just to be sure.

If the 'power post' does have an RCB, then having another at your end does no harm.

However, if you don't use an RCB, then finding out the 'hard way' that the 'power post' doesn't have one either, might not be the best plan!! :)

Dave

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I totally agree with everything you have said Dave. Your scope/laptop leads dragging along dewed up grass is asking for trouble I guess.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Going to spend 30 quid on this thing, will stash OTA and mount in the car:

Unexpected error occurred - Tesco.Direct

Allegedly this is easy to put up...

Is it just you or are you bringing another ? , if its the latter then you will find its very "intimate" :)

As there is no porch stowing shoes etc will have to be considered.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sorry this has already been asked and answered but will it be possible to have cars adjacent to pitches or do they need to be parked some way away ?. I'll be on the rally field Saturday / Sunday.

John

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've had a go at the tent already (once last weekend) so should be cool with that.

However, I would really appreciate some 'setting up scope properly' help for imaging.

Currently it takes me an hour.. maybe more to align and get set up. Have bought WCS and used it twice.. but never seems to be correct on the easterly star.. so some guidance would be really appreciated!

Will have plenty of beers in exchange for some pointers :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Sorry this has already been asked and answered but will it be possible to have cars adjacent to pitches or do they need to be parked some way away ?. I'll be on the rally field Saturday / Sunday.

John[/quote

Hi John,

I think you park on your pitch

Helen

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Sorry this has already been asked and answered but will it be possible to have cars adjacent to pitches or do they need to be parked some way away ?. I'll be on the rally field Saturday / Sunday.

John[/quote

Hi John,

I think you park on your pitch

Helen

Thanks Helen :)

Thats good - I'm using my daughters tent and it's not too big ..... :)

I'll need the car boot for some extra stowage.

John

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Parking on the pitch will be fine John

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

However, I would really appreciate some 'setting up scope properly' help for imaging.

Currently it takes me an hour.. maybe more to align and get set up. Have bought WCS and used it twice.. but never seems to be correct on the easterly star.. so some guidance would be really appreciated!

Will have plenty of beers in exchange for some pointers :)

No worries, I use WCS and should be able to help you out :).

Tony..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've found a small marquee which i'll bring along...

But i'll need a couple of mates to help put it up...Any volunteers????

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'll help with the marquee but I'm a bit vertically challenged. Does that matter?

Mike

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Would a gazebo be of any use too? or are you sorted? (my car may need tardis functionality!)

Helen

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Apologies I meant a gazebo..Not marquee...:)

I couldn't think of the name:iamwithstupid:

It's about 10' x 10' so will sit nicely outside the tea tent! :( For lounging and chatting :)

Define "found"

Bad news.....Back of the garage :)

Good news....I found a bag to put it in....:)

Bad news..... can't remember what the bag was for...:)

Errr...bad news...Won't know if all the bits are there until I get there tomorrow....:(

So if you see a Welshman shouting and swearing at a load of poles and canvas either stay clear (For your own safety) Or pop over with a glass of Merlot and make my day!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
shouting and swearing at a load of poles

Right - you can pitch it yourself then - last time I offer to help.

Mike

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Greg - are you arriving tomorrow? I am coming over to see Jamie tomorrow afternoon but can arrive anytime if you need help.

Mark

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thankyou Mark....I hope to arrive at around 2pm...

It will be great to meet you..:(

shouting and swearing at a load of poles

:)

.

.

.

.

:)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi guys and thanks for all your earlier offers of help putting up my tent. I've had it all out and it measures 7.3 x 3.1m, so is rather large for one person, but it can be pitched easily enough by two people.

Although it's not as big as a marquee (or is it gazebo?) :)

I will definitely be arriving later than I would have liked. Leaving Hertfordshire around 5:30pm, so I should be joining you around 9:30pm.

Greg, can I take you up on your offer of PMing me your mobile number, so I can give you advance warning of my impending arrival?

Have a good excuse for being late as I'm taking a class of 14 year olds to an Astronomy Day at Herts Uni, so I'm doing my bit at spreading the word...

Anyhow, for those who can give me a hand, I'll no doubt have some beers handy, and for everyone else, watching a bunch of guys putting up a large tent in the dark, by red torch light should provide some entertaining spectator sport.

Looking forward to meeting you all.

Richard

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Richard.....

.

.

.

You have a PM...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
No worries, I use WCS and should be able to help you out :).

Tony..

cheers Tony!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.