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by Chris_Barlow
Tue Nov 15, 2005 6:27 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Telescopes for Cars
Replies: 6
Views: 3589

What do I get to go with a Volkswagen Golf? :lol:






(It's red BTW!)
by Chris_Barlow
Sat Nov 12, 2005 9:47 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: LIVE Moon webcast with commentary - 12 November
Replies: 3
Views: 2660

Some great views there! :D

Thank you! 8)
by Chris_Barlow
Wed Nov 09, 2005 2:57 am
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: False economy
Replies: 5
Views: 2632

Lead Acid batteries should be continuously charged with a trickle charger but it's important that the battery is not allowed to increase in temperature significantly. An example of a careless charge would be if you wanted the battery for that nights observing but it was completely flat, so you put i...
by Chris_Barlow
Tue Nov 08, 2005 8:26 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: What am I looking for?
Replies: 20
Views: 8692

To date my budget has included photographs off a tripod and the latest expensive bit of equipment, a Haig mount! :lol: If I wanted to sell every image I got then I would understand spending £1000's on the equipment, but since they are for my personal satisfaction and simply the challenge/result fac...
by Chris_Barlow
Mon Nov 07, 2005 12:42 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: What am I looking for?
Replies: 20
Views: 8692

I should also have added that as it is a refractor I will also be able to go out for the afternoon & use it for wildlife photography & switch to astrophotography when it gets dark although as yet I've a lot to learn about the nature stuff! :lol:
by Chris_Barlow
Mon Nov 07, 2005 12:39 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: What am I looking for?
Replies: 20
Views: 8692

After spending a long time on the internet looking at information and viewing photographs taken with various equipment and after thinking long and hard about what I am going to be able to view I've decided to go for a 120mm refractor, probably the Skywatcher Evostar or the Startravel. The difference...
by Chris_Barlow
Fri Nov 04, 2005 3:16 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: False economy
Replies: 5
Views: 2632

The portable powerpacks contain sealed lead acid batteries which, although have a high power output, do not lend themselves very well to not being topped up continuously. i.e run until flat & then re-charged. Another option would be to use re-chargeable NiMh batteries which unlike NiCd's or lead aci...
by Chris_Barlow
Fri Nov 04, 2005 2:09 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Had my Telescopes Stolen this Morning.
Replies: 30
Views: 16904

So I can remove "note to self, NEVER mess around in Blackpool!" then! :shock: :lol:
by Chris_Barlow
Fri Nov 04, 2005 10:28 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: observations
Replies: 73
Views: 41795

I am, as always, quite interested in hearing 2 sides to any debate as long as they don't get insulting or derogatory. (sp?) I think there have been some interesting points made. Some I agree with , some I don't and some I'm just not knowlegable enough to have a true opinion of yet. Many forums strug...
by Chris_Barlow
Fri Nov 04, 2005 10:20 am
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: What am I looking for?
Replies: 20
Views: 8692

Thanks for the reply Bunny. 8)

After reading your post and the links supplied for the other telescope questions I think I'm now swayed towards a reflector again!

Are there any issues, apart from a good mount, that I should consider when mounting a 35mm SLR to the focuser?
by Chris_Barlow
Thu Nov 03, 2005 4:03 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Security Marking
Replies: 4
Views: 2318

Mark awkward places not many people would think to clean. Especially if it is in the process of servicing or replacement of mirrors/parts)

I believe the local police will provide advice on how best to security mark all your stuff.
by Chris_Barlow
Thu Nov 03, 2005 4:00 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Had my Telescopes Stolen this Morning.
Replies: 30
Views: 16904

I'm looking for a new scope right now so I'll keep an eye out for these for you in shops 2nd hand (Cheshire & Staffordshire) & E-Bay.
by Chris_Barlow
Thu Nov 03, 2005 9:57 am
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: What am I looking for?
Replies: 20
Views: 8692

Thanks Bunny! If I'm completely off the mark here please, anyone, feel free to say! I don't mind being wrong as long as I can correct my errors! :D From what I've found out a refractor is supposed to produce more colour and contrast to imaging? I'm also unsure about the stability of a reflector with...
by Chris_Barlow
Wed Nov 02, 2005 7:33 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Is this telescope ok ?
Replies: 4
Views: 2375

A lot will depend on your budget and what you want to view with it! With more information people will be able to give a more accurate reccomendation. If you want a general telescope then you're probably best going for a Newtonian Reflector (example http://www.scsastro.co.uk/it080006.htm )or for more...
by Chris_Barlow
Wed Nov 02, 2005 1:50 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: What am I looking for?
Replies: 20
Views: 8692

I will be using a film camera for most of my deep sky stuff which is a lot more sensitive than my eye! I have found a 120mm refractor here http://www.binocularsonline.co.uk/catalogue/detail/default.asp?os70productid=EVOSTAR-120&os70catid1=ASTR which is looking very promising! Can anyone let me have ...