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by starfinder
Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Astronomy Events & Observation Sessions
Topic: Astronomy observing at Dempsey: Sat 2 Mar 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 999

Re: Astronomy observing at Dempsey: Sat 2 Mar 2019

Great, Remus! I'll likely bring my 12.5" dob. Need to exercise its legs.
by starfinder
Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Astronomy Events & Observation Sessions
Topic: Astronomy observing at Dempsey: Sat 2 Mar 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 999

Astronomy observing at Dempsey: Sat 2 Mar 2019

There'll be an astronomy stars observing session at the Dempsey area (off Holland Road): Stars & Telescopes @ Dempsey Date: Sat 2 March 2019 Time: 7.00pm till late (weather permitting) Venue: Large field in Dempsey area (off Holland Road). Google maps: https://maps.app.goo.gl/gtBpm From the field, t...
by starfinder
Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: WTB: Vixen 22mm LVW
Replies: 0
Views: 409

WTB: Vixen 22mm LVW

Looking for a Vixen 22mm LVW eyepiece, in good condition (esp the optics).

Pls text me at 9seven9seven5two2seven. Thanks.
by starfinder
Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Focuser travel requirements test results
Replies: 1
Views: 396

Focuser travel requirements test results

I've this weekend tested the amounts of focus travel required in a refractor, between eyepieces, diagonals, binoviewer etc. I used a William Optics 80mm 10th anniversary Zenithstar doublet refractor, which is binoviewer friendly. Daytime target was used, a building about 5km away. Common eyepieces u...
by starfinder
Sun May 21, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Astronomy Events & Observation Sessions
Topic: Supernova in NGC6946 (Cygnus-Cephus)
Replies: 4
Views: 1405

Re: Supernova in NGC6946 (Cygnus-Cephus)

Hi geyes30, Rich, Thanks! The link worked on my PC and Android phone. Nevertheless, I've changed the image host website, and now it has a much shorter link. Hope you can view the image now. Yup, the LX-90 is 16 yrs old and still working v well! Hope to image the supernova again in a few weeks' time,...
by starfinder
Sun May 21, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Astronomy Events & Observation Sessions
Topic: Supernova in NGC6946 (Cygnus-Cephus)
Replies: 4
Views: 1405

Supernova in NGC6946 (Cygnus-Cephus)

As reported recently, there's a supernova in NGC 6946 (the Fireworks Galaxy) which is on the Cygnus-Cephus border. SN 2017eaw is a Type II-P supernova, and was discovered on 14 May 2017. The supernova and its host galaxy are 22 million light years from Earth. News here: http://www.skyandtelescope.co...
by starfinder
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Astronomy Events & Observation Sessions
Topic: Bright Asteroid Close Pass to Earth next 2 Days
Replies: 4
Views: 1288

Re: Bright Asteroid Close Pass to Earth next 2 Days

I hope to view and image the asteroid tonite!

Should be visible from 11pm onwards till 6am, from Singapore. At 11pm it would be in the NE in Bootes at 30 deg above our horizon (Singapore).
by starfinder
Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Astronomy Events & Observation Sessions
Topic: Good Friday Observing session near Bugis mrt Field
Replies: 2
Views: 1023

Re: Good Friday Observing session near Bugis mrt Field

Weather permitting, I'll bring a Porta II powered 120mm ED refractor. See you there!
by starfinder
Thu Mar 09, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: WTB: Paracorr Type 2
Replies: 0
Views: 969

WTB: Paracorr Type 2

Want to buy a Televue Parcorr Type 2 in good condition.

Pls text me at [edited] if you have one for sale at a good price. Thanks for looking!


*** Update, 13 March: Just bought one from a Singastro member!
by starfinder
Sun May 29, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: Astronomy Events & Observation Sessions
Topic: MARS WATCH 2016 (THIS SATURDAY 28th MAY)!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 8482

Re: MARS WATCH 2016 (THIS SATURDAY 28th MAY)!!!

I had a great time last night. Was good to meet up with so many people, esp the veterans! Things were very unpromising in the afternoon, with heavy clouds blanketing our tropical isle. On the way to ECP near 8pm, it started to drizzle, and at 8.15+, oh no...., it rained quite heavily whilst we were ...