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by Hardwarezone
Sat Jan 14, 2023 7:42 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: WTS : tripod spreader plates
Replies: 0
Views: 1058

WTS : tripod spreader plates

Each spreader plate set with associated center vertical bar and knobs $39 set A , $39 < sold > https://i.imgur.com/XMlP9mt.jpg https://i.imgur.com/BwcObML.jpg set B , $39 https://i.imgur.com/Tc2wCZg.jpg https://i.imgur.com/07dTnvz.jpg PM me for contact , self collect at ChoaChuKang MRT
by Hardwarezone
Sat Jan 07, 2023 10:24 pm
Forum: Astronomy Events & Observation Sessions
Topic: The Universe@CCK
Replies: 6
Views: 7633

Re: The Universe@CCK

Been cloudy for the past few sessions , we took a photo to commemorate the new year.

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by Hardwarezone
Sat Dec 31, 2022 3:30 pm
Forum: DIY Astronomy
Topic: Guide Scope from a Binoculars’ Objective Lens
Replies: 1
Views: 1928

Re: Guide Scope from a Binoculars’ Objective Lens

How well does the plywood straight cut work in the finder shoe bracket ?

I thought it's necessary for the trapezoid shape for consistent mounting every time , couldn't cut that angle on my jigsaw and didn't proceed.
by Hardwarezone
Fri Dec 02, 2022 11:06 pm
Forum: Astronomy FAQs/Articles
Topic: Jurong Science Centre 2027
Replies: 0
Views: 1734

Jurong Science Centre 2027

on the news just now






first space fest at expo
electric go-kart track around planets

by Hardwarezone
Fri Nov 18, 2022 12:09 pm
Forum: DIY Astronomy
Topic: Tabletop Alt-Az mount concept - incomplete project
Replies: 3
Views: 9450

Re: Tabletop Alt-Az mount concept - incomplete project

Bought a pair of L bracket from Mr DIY store , cost SGD $3.90 for a pair , at JB it cost RM 8.90 (SGD 2.80) There are many different style L bracket at affordable price , for this design I slowly picked the set out of a dozen with least flaws at the critical welding point. Initially it seems alright...
by Hardwarezone
Sat Oct 29, 2022 12:45 am
Forum: DIY Astronomy
Topic: Tabletop Alt-Az mount concept - incomplete project
Replies: 3
Views: 9450

Re: Tabletop Alt-Az mount concept - incomplete project

A little progress on what works and mistakes made. The wood in 19-20mm thickness plank format not strong enough to withstand drilling so many holes within a tight disk to stack 2 together. A single block of wood or plastic 35-45mm thick can reduce to only drill 1 center shaft (10-22mm dia) and 4 sad...
by Hardwarezone
Wed Oct 26, 2022 3:24 pm
Forum: DIY Astronomy
Topic: Tabletop Alt-Az mount concept - incomplete project
Replies: 3
Views: 9450

Re: Tabletop Alt-Az mount concept - incomplete project

reminder that this saddle clamp is $24 value with free shipping

this is not an advertisement

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by Hardwarezone
Fri Aug 26, 2022 12:19 am
Forum: Beginners Forums
Topic: Beginner/Amateur Setup 2022
Replies: 15
Views: 4981

Re: Beginner/Amateur Setup 2022

The colourless fault could be due to too low to horizon
if higher than 45 degree and around 150x mag still colorless then can move onto guessing other fault
by Hardwarezone
Wed Aug 17, 2022 7:38 pm
Forum: Beginners Forums
Topic: Beginner/Amateur Setup 2022
Replies: 15
Views: 4981

Re: Beginner/Amateur Setup 2022

Ok what's done cannot be reverse .... small scratch or coin sized detachment of the mirror coating are no issue to the overall surface area , no worries some useful info here 1) the SCT corrector plate and primary mirror were matched at the factory , like how you stack 2 pringles potato chip togethe...
by Hardwarezone
Tue Aug 16, 2022 12:48 am
Forum: Beginners Forums
Topic: Beginner/Amateur Setup 2022
Replies: 15
Views: 4981

Re: Beginner/Amateur Setup 2022

Yup the eq1 is really just there for the sake of it , for the manufacturer to say it's a complete set , I don't think there is any headroom left for upgrade to bigger scope or astrophotography. Yes , the nexstar 6se and 8se use a bigger electronic mount compared to the 4se 5se , the difference is no...