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by joachim.ong
Sun Sep 25, 2022 4:28 pm
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: Planetary Beginnings
Replies: 4
Views: 668

Re: Planetary Beginnings

Great job, it's really quite fantastic for a 6 inch scope. I think you've nailed most of the process, so it'll mainly be down to seeing. Observing location has a huge impact on seeing too.
by joachim.ong
Fri Sep 16, 2022 9:04 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: WTS: Nikon D5500 Modified
Replies: 0
Views: 1714

WTS: Nikon D5500 Modified

Nikon D5500 Astro Mod Modded DSLR camera - stock IR filter replaced for increased Ha transmittance. $700 Negotiable, discount for students. NOTE: In-camera sensor cleaning and autofocus do not work due to the modification. Message me: 98-18-four-eight-59 Sample image of milky way and lagoon trifid n...
by joachim.ong
Sat Sep 03, 2022 11:35 am
Forum: DIY Astronomy
Topic: Strut-String DOB250
Replies: 5
Views: 2342

Re: Strut-String DOB250

The whole thing weighs about 10kg! My plan is to pack it into a medium size suitcase (~26in) and if flying hand carry the mirror. I'm making a shroud from photo backdrop cloth because it is basically useless for deep sky with the mirrror so exposed, so maybe that might be enough for dew. Things are ...
by joachim.ong
Thu Sep 01, 2022 11:22 pm
Forum: DIY Astronomy
Topic: Strut-String DOB250
Replies: 5
Views: 2342

Strut-String DOB250

Ultra portable 250mm Dobsonian : Herein lies my journey into ATM - Amateur Telescope Making ~~~ I've been wanting to own a dob for a while and also wanted something airline portable. Well there aren't many options on the market so I went from toying with buying a Sumerian or Hubble Optics to saying...
by joachim.ong
Tue Aug 23, 2022 9:46 pm
Forum: Beginners Forums
Topic: Beginner/Amateur Setup 2022
Replies: 15
Views: 2357

Re: Beginner/Amateur Setup 2022

Nice to hear back and good to know you've gotten some decent views! I suggest giving a few months to really tease out all the scope can give and understand where it stands before thinking about an upgrade. Also for planets at high magnification, apart from perfect collimation, good seeing (atmospher...
by joachim.ong
Tue Aug 16, 2022 9:21 am
Forum: Beginners Forums
Topic: Beginner/Amateur Setup 2022
Replies: 15
Views: 2357

Re: Beginner/Amateur Setup 2022

Since you seem to know what you're getting into i strongly reccomend to just bite the bullet and go with the 6SE or any other big scope with goto. Take the effort to collimate the scope carefully and saturn and jupiter would be really really amazing. Goto is really nice when observing planets at hig...
by joachim.ong
Mon Aug 15, 2022 10:09 pm
Forum: Beginners Forums
Topic: Beginner/Amateur Setup 2022
Replies: 15
Views: 2357

Re: Beginner/Amateur Setup 2022

Hi and welcome. I think it's a fairly appropriate post since questions this specific don't get asked a lot on our local forum here. For me my advice for beginners is to either get a scope that does not require collimation (maksutovs or refractors), or get the largest scope you can afford and then ta...
by joachim.ong
Fri Aug 12, 2022 10:27 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: WTS: Various [reserved]
Replies: 3
Views: 2603

Re: WTS: 10in tube rings

Hi Chia, reserved for you. Drop me a message when you are free thanks.
by joachim.ong
Fri Aug 12, 2022 8:58 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: WTS: Various [reserved]
Replies: 3
Views: 2603

WTS: Various [reserved]

Hi all. Selling some items from new skywatcher telescope. All unused, but no box. 1. 9x50mm Finderscope - $60 [RESERVED] 2. 30cm Green vixen style dovetail - $40 [RESERVED] 3. Tube rings for 10 inch scope (diameter about ~280mm) - $10 [RESERVED] Contact: 98-18-48-five-nine https://lh3.googleusercont...
by joachim.ong
Mon Jun 20, 2022 7:11 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Orion Min-EQ Tabletop equatorial mount
Replies: 1
Views: 2740

Re: Orion Min-EQ Tabletop equatorial mount

Even with the star adventurer 400mm is quite a stretch... But if you're resourceful enough then never say never. I guess it depends on your expectations too. Good luck!