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Unread postAuthor: D_Hall » Sun Jun 03, 2012 5:36 pm

...I still like that I took this photo a few minutes ago.

(Now if only I could master focus!)

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Unread postAuthor: POLAND_SPUD » Sun Jun 03, 2012 6:17 pm

cool...
a yellow ballon

you're awesome d_hall
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Unread postAuthor: mattyzip77 » Sun Jun 03, 2012 6:47 pm

looks like a lightbulb to me........
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Sun Jun 03, 2012 7:10 pm

Nice, what 'scope did you use?
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Sun Jun 03, 2012 7:32 pm

It's clearlymilk that's been heated in a kiln :D

I DON'T KNOW HOW THEY PUT THE F***ING SKIN ON!
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Unread postAuthor: velocity3x » Sun Jun 03, 2012 8:36 pm

D_Hall,
What filter did you use?
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Unread postAuthor: D_Hall » Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:47 pm

POLAND_SPUD wrote:cool...
a yellow ballon

Well, it *IS* full of helium.


To those with questions regarding the equipment:

One of these...

...Plus one of these...

...Plus one of these...

...Plus one of these...

...Equals a blurry picture of the sun. I need to take video out of the camera and put it up on a HDTV or something so that I can see the focus better (hard to tell if it's in focus on the little screen and such).
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:01 pm

Goddamn, 8"... you lucky SOB :D

How do you find using the Cassegrain-type telescope? I've been looking at some 4" or 5" Maksutov-Cassegrain 'scopes and 6" or 8" Dobsonian's but I have to put off purchasing one until I go overseas as they're bloody expensive here, not many companies will ship them overseas and shipping would be ridiculously expensive anyhow.
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Unread postAuthor: D_Hall » Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:07 pm

I really like the Cassegrain scope for it's portability. It's much quicker/easier to set up than something like a traditional reflector. However, given that it's a sealed system of sorts, you have to treat it a bit more gently. Not a lot more, but you need to be aware of how it responds to temperature and the like.

Sadly, telling the ladies I've got 8" hasn't impressed them the way I thought it would.
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