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Useful Links: Part 3 - DSO Size Comparisons

Started Jun 25, 2011 0 Replies

I found this a long time ago, but I just came across it again when going through bookmarks.It's probably more of a resource for novice astrophotographers, but how and ever...It shows the size of some…Continue

Useful Links: Part II - Hi-Res Continental LP Maps

Started this discussion. Last reply by Conor Jun 6, 2011. 2 Replies

The first of these was the International Clear Sky Clock link I posted a few months ago.This time I'm posting high resolution light pollution maps for the various continents.Might be useful for those…Continue

Clear Sky Clock

Started this discussion. Last reply by Conor Mar 22, 2011. 1 Reply

I wasn't quite sure where best to post this; I meant to post it ages ago butI completely forgot - I know lots of you, particularly the non-US/Canadianresidents, will find this useful, as there isn't…Continue

Autoguider Cameras

Started this discussion. Last reply by 0c87j7rl1576g Mar 17, 2011. 0 Replies

I'm going to combine a blog post, a product review, and a request for advice...So, the last few nights, we've had some clear skies (albeit moonlit and humid). It finally gave me the opportunity to…Continue


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Posted on August 10, 2011 at 12:36pm 6 Comments

Well, after what seemed like an eternity, I finally have some semblance of a decent AP rig put together...

I nearly ran over about 5 people trying to get home from work to see my new camera and filters that arrived today. The retailer I picked the new gear up from informed me that he'd screwed the order up a little; he'd put aside 5nm filters instead of 3nm filters which I'd ordered, the latter being out of stock. Disappointing, but he assures me they'll arrive next week and…


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At 11:05pm on September 4, 2012, Jeff McFarlin said…

I managed to get tennis elbow, and I've had to take over 2 months off - I think I'll be able to start getting out in the very near future, which is good, as I've probably forgotten how to operate my stuff at this point.

At 6:21pm on November 3, 2011, Trevor Woodrow said…
Sweet! Cannot wait for the finished piece!
At 4:56pm on July 10, 2011, Trevor Woodrow said…
Absoluetly brother, you got one in mind you'd like to play with? Can give you fits out of maxim right after calibration and stack. How's that?
At 6:04pm on July 4, 2011, Trevor Woodrow said…
lol, careful what you wish for my friend I just may send your way, would love to see what you can do with it!
At 12:14pm on June 21, 2011, Richard Crisp said…
sure Conor, glad to help

rdcrisp at earthlink dot net
At 3:54pm on June 5, 2011, Ed Chase said…
Hey thanks Connor for the tip. Bummer about the weather... We've had our share of crummy weather here too.. just got lucky. Hope things clear for you. This one is worth watching!

At 7:37pm on April 9, 2011, Trevor Woodrow said…
Moving? Coming to Hawaii, want me to pick you up at the airport?
At 4:43pm on February 13, 2011, Trevor Woodrow said…
Lol, no worries...just don't rule it out. The wife and I left the East coast of the U.S. 6 years ago...just sold everything and moved without jobs or anything...kicking ourselves for not having done it sooner. Different way of life. Great skies too...some of the best observatories in the world are here....on top of a mountain....but here!
At 7:00am on February 13, 2011, Trevor Woodrow said…
Where should you move for good skies? Hawaii! Great skies when you are away from Honolulu...and it is not cloudy! On a good night, it is hard to polar align because there are so many stars it is hard to pick out Polaris! Of course being able to go to the beach year round helps too ;)
At 6:31pm on January 30, 2011, Trevor Woodrow said…
Welcome Conor!


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