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by Ryohei
20 Nov 2012, 19:27
Forum: Practical Astronomy
Topic: A little knowledge...
Replies: 5
Views: 826

Re: A little knowledge...

Hi, yes I could manage Thursday. I'll send you a PM with my private contact details, maybe we could fix something up?

Thanks

Alan
by Ryohei
12 Nov 2012, 21:04
Forum: Practical Astronomy
Topic: A little knowledge...
Replies: 5
Views: 826

Re: A little knowledge...

Thanks guys. Yes, it's a Newtonian reflector. I tried adjusting both primary and secondary, following what I thought were clear instructions. However I think I got lost somewhere along the way and it got to the point where I felt I risked making things many times worse if I carried on. Brian - I'm o...
by Ryohei
04 Nov 2012, 18:15
Forum: Practical Astronomy
Topic: A little knowledge...
Replies: 5
Views: 826

A little knowledge...

.......is a dangerous thing, as I found out when attempting to collimate my Skywatcher 150PL the other night. In short, I screwed up and now have a barely usable scope. I wonder if I could ask a member to help put it right and to give me some guidance for the future? I am in Glenrothes but happy to ...
by Ryohei
27 Sep 2012, 16:12
Forum: Practical Astronomy
Topic: Orion Starshoot IV problems
Replies: 2
Views: 528

Re: Orion Starshoot IV problems

Hi Geoff. Thanks for that. I suspected the chip size had something to do with it, but maybe the gain/brightness setting is also part of the problem. Sorry I missed the meeting on Tuesday, was on duty at Tynecastle unfortunately. I should be ok for October I think, and if the sky gods are kind we can...
by Ryohei
14 Sep 2012, 02:55
Forum: Practical Astronomy
Topic: Orion Starshoot IV problems
Replies: 2
Views: 528

Orion Starshoot IV problems

Hi. I'm using an Orion Starshoot IV camera along with my Skywatcher 150PL scope. I'm doing ok with imaging the Moon, Sun and Venus, but Jupiter is proving hard to get. Even after carefully checking alignment etc I can't even get it to appear on the laptop screen at all. I've also tried gently moving...
by Ryohei
25 Jul 2012, 09:58
Forum: Off topic
Topic: What If........?
Replies: 1
Views: 680

What If........?

Does anyone know if there is such a thing as a specialist retailer of astronomical equipment etc anywhere in Scotland? I've had a look online and I can't see one. I exclude places like Jessops, which are rather more generalist - they might sell telescopes and/or binoculars, but it's not their main &...
by Ryohei
04 Jun 2012, 23:22
Forum: Astronomical Events
Topic: Venus Transit 6 June 2012
Replies: 9
Views: 2289

Re: Venus Transit 6 June 2012

All we need now is the weather to co-operate. I'm leaving Glenrothes around 02:30, going via Cupar & St. Andrews (sod that East Neuk run) so should get there around 03:30-ish. Just back from Gran Canaria - I THINK I managed to glimpse the northernmost part of the Southern Cross. It was hard gett...
by Ryohei
24 May 2012, 14:57
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: Them Ole Starshooter Blues.....
Replies: 1
Views: 770

Them Ole Starshooter Blues.....

I'm getting the hang of my Orion Starshooter 4, and producing images fit to grace shredders everywhere. The Moon? No problem. Jupiter? Well, early days but I had managed to get a blurry disk (was still getting to grips with the Orion at that stage).Venus? Again, no problem. I even imaged the Sun the...
by Ryohei
24 May 2012, 14:45
Forum: Astronomical Events
Topic: Venus Transit 6 June 2012
Replies: 9
Views: 2289

Re: Venus Transit 6 June 2012

Sounds like a plan Paul. I was kind of hoping I'd have some company. All we need now is the weather to co-operate! I'm heading off to Gran Canaria this weekend, looking forward to a glimpse of at least part of the Southern Cross. Telescope's staying at home though - She Who Must Be Obeyed has spoken...
by Ryohei
21 May 2012, 20:54
Forum: Astronomical Events
Topic: Venus Transit 6 June 2012
Replies: 9
Views: 2289

Venus Transit 6 June 2012

Hi Assuming we get good weather (and is THAT a big assumption.....), I am planning to head up to St. Andrews or at any rate somewhere close by, to try my hand. I worked out I'd be 161 by the time of the next transit, so....... My aim originally was to find somewhere a little bit southwest of St. And...

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