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Everything posted by Radar

  1. obs out of action

    My observatory is always delivering surprises this like. Mostly it behaves itself, but yeah, the temperature drops and moisture outside can wreak havoc on certain facets. I keep tools in the observatory now for instant repair work. This sport of AP teaches you a lot, especially patience. Ray
  2. My New Toys.

    Very nice mate. Hopefully you'll get some good action from this unit. We have some sun here today, I might open up the observatory and spy on the sun. Ray
  3. My New Toys.

    I agree, I have never seen a white one before. Looks awesome. Dave that is a nice little camera rig you have there. Got any moon or Jupiter shots from it yet? Ray
  4. Voyager

    Awesome mate. When I get back there I will definitely pop in. It is always dangerous for me to visit telescope shops. Ray
  5. NGC 5128

    Wow, excellent work mate. Great image scale and tack sharp tracking. Ray
  6. Voyager

    No mate, all business unfortunately. I will be back there in about 5 weeks I imagine. I'll definitely check if there is an astro shop. To be honest I completely forgot (11 meetings three days). Ray
  7. Voyager

    Sorry, been in Hong Kong mate. That is epic. I'm glad you are getting the buzz out of it. That's how AP is supposed to be. Ray
  8. Voyager

    Noted my friend, you've sold me. I might have to try it out, I'm still using Maxim DL from 2012. Sometimes I don't have the headspace to take on new software. Ray
  9. pulled the trigger

    Mate I did manage to get some solar observing done last Sunday whilst we had a quick bit of blue sky, but the clear sky did not hang around for long. And as luck would have it, I woke up extra early the other day and then remembered we had a lunar eclipse on, so walked outside and got an eye full before the cold morning walked me back inside. The weather is quite nasty at the moment., that's for sure. Ray
  10. New home for the old girl

    Very nice mate. I so need a terrestrial digital camera for AP. I still have over 20 rolls of kodak elite chrome 200 and three film bodies, which I will certainly use. when I upgraded my mount from a Losmandy G11 to an AP, the new owner of the G11 also loved it, as I did when I first bought it. AP is a journey of technical, scientific and cosmic knowledge. It is an incredibly rewarding and sophisticated pastime. Ray
  11. pulled the trigger

    Wow mate, that's good news. That's how equipment is supposed to make us feel. Test shot is awesome. Can't wait to see how your first serious imaging run goes. Are you only using voyager for image acquisition? If so, what were you using and is voyager better? Ray
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  14. pulled the trigger

    Looks great mate. Can't wait to see how the first imaging run goes. Ray
  15. pulled the trigger

    Interesting. Hopefully it is all setup though and ready to roll once the weather permits. We've had poor weather down here for the last 6 weeks. Let me know how that software goes. Ray
  16. pulled the trigger

    It looks killer mate. I agree with the RS232 gripe, even my AP came with two of those plugs, however I already had the adapters. I think the theory is that the RS232 plugs are water tight and can be screwed into the mount as opposed to push fit USB which can come loose or allow moisture into the plugs. That's the only advantage I can see. Ray P.S Don't think I didn't notice that empty tin box of sweets in your observatory. I know what you've been doing out there at night time.
  17. pulled the trigger

    ja, ja, ja, geesuz! for some strange reason only known to the Universe I share your enjoyment. Send us some pics once it is setup on Monday or Tuesday my friend. Enjoyment in AP comes from a good mount, everything else is just trinkets (to an extent). Ray
  18. pulled the trigger

    Hurry up driver! Deliver the mount! Ray
  19. 3 years of time lapsing!

    Excellent work Gordon Ray
  20. pulled the trigger

    Open that beer and prep that gear! First light is coming. I have no idea why I get excited when I see others buying nice kit. Ray
  21. New arrival

    Holy moly! What a great family addition. Congrats buddy. Ray
  22. Awesome as usual mate. Ray
  23. pulled the trigger

    I sent my Losmandy G11 to the U.S and imported my AP1600GTO from the U.S to Perth. Yeah shipping isn't cheap but there are good deals out there for slower air freight, just steer clear of the overnight express methods. Ray
  24. pulled the trigger

    Epic mate. Keep us posted, we like to share in other's excitement. Ray
  25. pulled the trigger

    Geesuz! Nice toy mate. Can't wait for you to get it. Ray