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by Hardwarezone
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Beginners Forums
Topic: Targets for C90 mak
Replies: 2
Views: 276

Re: Targets for C90 mak

Can try making a DIY lens shade to cover the front of the scope , and maybe DIY a flock sleeve for the baffle tube that goes inside the mirror. Search around on cloudynights forum , there were some threads from year 2013-14 with photo comparison. Modifying the baffle tube to be less reflective can h...
by Hardwarezone
Thu May 30, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Beginners Forums
Topic: Looking for an upgrade
Replies: 6
Views: 707

Re: Looking for an upgrade

Change the ball shaped 90 degree "diagonal" to a 1.25" mirror diagonal and 32mm plossl.

Total cost $12 + $20 if bought online from overseas.
Big improvement over the original stuff that came packaged "free" with the Astromaster.




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by Hardwarezone
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Anyone has any experience or comment about Meade Star Navigator NG or Polaris 130 Telescope?
Replies: 2
Views: 437

Re: Anyone has any experience or comment about meade starnavigator ng or polaris 130 telescope?

Just make sure to avoid the powerseeker127 because it is bird-jones lens inside. It's something bad. If you slowly hunt for a proper parabolic newtonian it is possible to still fit inside the same budget or price.
by Hardwarezone
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: DIY Astronomy
Topic: Building a DIY F/15 Refractor
Replies: 6
Views: 1542

Re: Building a DIY F/15 Refractor

The aliexpress photo show glued objective , so perhaps expect slightly more edge abberations than air-spaced.
by Hardwarezone
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Beginners Forums
Topic: 5" vs 6" SCT viewing/ astrophotography in Singapore
Replies: 3
Views: 1391

Re: 5" vs 6" SCT viewing/ astrophotography in Singapore

If you were comparing the nexstar SE series , then the 4-5 vs 6-8 have different mount although they look similar.
The jump from 5 to 6 is not just the telescope bigger but also the mount.
by Hardwarezone
Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Feedback Corner/Test Corner
Topic: Registration Captcha failed - RECTIFIED
Replies: 4
Views: 1501

Registration Captcha failed - RECTIFIED

Somebody sent me this PM @ cloudynights
not sure if admin fixed it yet

the last registered account was late May , no new account registered here June July August

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by Hardwarezone
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: WTS : Sky Watcher 127mm Maksutov Cassegrain OTA - SOLD
Replies: 9
Views: 2305

Re: WTS : Sky Watcher 127mm Maksutov Cassegrain set

Mr Chia , the specs are as follow

145mm tube diameter , exclude dovetail , front cap , finder shoe
38cm length
3.4 kg weight
1770mm fl for 2" , 1540mm for 1.25" visualback
by Hardwarezone
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Astronomy FAQs/Articles
Topic: Google map updated with globe view of outer planet moon
Replies: 0
Views: 1369

Google map updated with globe view of outer planet moon

Saw this while I zoom out , they added Mercury Venus and the other smaller moons.
Missing the 4 gas planets.

It was added 6 months ago.
http://www.blog.google/products/maps/sp ... ogle-maps/

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by Hardwarezone
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Beginners Forums
Topic: New telescope, can't find jupiter
Replies: 11
Views: 5249

Re: New telescope, can't find jupiter

^ That mount he have is powered by hand turning knobs.