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by yanyewkay
Mon Jun 08, 2015 10:35 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Anyone still using a Celestron ASGT mount?
Replies: 0
Views: 1476

Anyone still using a Celestron ASGT mount?

Decided to take all my stuff out of the store and set them up once more.
Just a quick check, anyone still using the Celestron ASGT? Pretty old stuff.. hahah
by yanyewkay
Mon Jun 08, 2015 10:29 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Batteries 12Vdc - how are you powering your mounts?
Replies: 8
Views: 3455

Re: Batteries 12Vdc - how are you powering your mounts?

I used to use a SLA battery. It was really heavy and hassle to carry around.
Found it dead in my storage box when I decided to power up my mount after many years of hibernation.

Now I'm using a 11Ah Li-ion battery to replace the dead SLA. only fraction the weight of the SLA. :mryellow:
by yanyewkay
Fri Mar 21, 2008 4:14 pm
Forum: Astronomy FAQs/Articles
Topic: NASA Satellite Detects Naked-Eye Explosion (GRB 080319B)
Replies: 0
Views: 2373

NASA Satellite Detects Naked-Eye Explosion (GRB 080319B)

http://www.nasa.gov/centers/goddard/news/topstory/2008/brightest_grb.html NASA Satellite Detects Naked-Eye Explosion Halfway Across Universe Release No. 08-086 WASHINGTON - A powerful stellar explosion detected March 19 by NASA's Swift satellite has shattered the record for the most distant object t...
by yanyewkay
Mon Jan 14, 2008 5:26 pm
Forum: Coffee corner
Topic: having fun with your telescope?
Replies: 26
Views: 8451

my first skywatcher mak cass!
by yanyewkay
Mon Jan 14, 2008 5:08 pm
Forum: DIY Astronomy
Topic: Building a simple roof top observatory
Replies: 4
Views: 3475

i remember there's an aussie who posted his observatory with dimension in here before..

found it.. he's 'barry' his website http://www.asignobservatory.com/DIY.aspx
by yanyewkay
Mon Nov 12, 2007 10:29 am
Forum: Astronomy Events & Observation Sessions
Topic: Ob this Friday Night @ 10pm @ Loewen Rd
Replies: 10
Views: 3362

thousand apologies I had to bail last minute on Fri night. My friend's car batt was dead as we were leaving and I couldn't leave him alone.

Coffee on me the next time!
by yanyewkay
Tue Nov 06, 2007 4:58 pm
Forum: Coffee corner
Topic: Where to ob now?
Replies: 3
Views: 1662

Where to ob now?

my fav spot in dempsey is ruined.. where do you guys ob now?
by yanyewkay
Tue Nov 06, 2007 4:54 pm
Forum: Coffee corner
Topic: Lens polisher
Replies: 6
Views: 2316

as far as i know.. polishing lenses need a constant flow of clean water. They also have a curved 'polishing block' in the shape of the lens and it's a highly specialised job.
by yanyewkay
Tue Nov 06, 2007 4:45 pm
Forum: Astronomy Events & Observation Sessions
Topic: Comet 17P/Holmes gone kaboom!
Replies: 54
Views: 14323

any obbing session for this comet?
by yanyewkay
Fri Oct 05, 2007 12:40 pm
Forum: Astronomy FAQs/Articles
Topic: Google Earth Implments Sky Feature
Replies: 2
Views: 3194

Clifford60 wrote:It was out for sometime and someone had posted before. Basically another sky map with pic from Hubble, etc
oops.. guess I'm really slow...