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by joecool1211
Wed May 24, 2023 12:28 am
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: WTS: Software Bisque MyT Mount with Berlebach Tripod
Replies: 1
Views: 7525

WTS: Software Bisque MyT Mount with Berlebach Tripod

I've decided to let go of my premium mount as I don't use it enough to justify keeping it. I'm sure it will benefit someone else much more. It delivers fantastic pointing accuracy and tracking. But you wouldn't expect anything less of a MyT! General info: - Software Bisque MyT purchased in 2019 (Cla...
by joecool1211
Sun May 22, 2022 2:08 am
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: Solar Observations
Replies: 0
Views: 11332

Solar Observations

Here is a latest attempt at solar imaging. https://astrob.in/ol67c4/B/rawthumb/gallery/get.jpg?insecure Wondering if someone who uses Hydrogen Alpha scopes can suggest why one side of the image is softer. I can't seem to get the whole disk in sharp focus. Could it be sensor tilt? However, the camera...
by joecool1211
Mon May 09, 2022 11:45 pm
Forum: DIY Astronomy
Topic: Roll-Off Roof Observatory in Singapore
Replies: 11
Views: 27712

Re: Roll-Off Roof Observatory in Singapore

Thanks for your comments! It has been great being able to have a system ready to go when the skies are clear. Always a little apprehension of operating it remotely, though! Over the past few months, I had to replace the roof and insulate it. And some of the DIY electronic components like the weather...
by joecool1211
Sun May 01, 2022 2:05 am
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: Sun - Active Regions 2993 and 2994
Replies: 1
Views: 12162

Sun - Active Regions 2993 and 2994

We are now slowly heading toward the peak of the current solar cycle and the activity on the Sun has certainly been picking up!

Click on the image for more details (links to my blog).

Image
by joecool1211
Sat Apr 30, 2022 2:04 am
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: WTS: Moonlite CHL Focuser with Controller and Hi-Res Stepper Motor
Replies: 0
Views: 7222

WTS: Moonlite CHL Focuser with Controller and Hi-Res Stepper Motor

Am letting go of equipment to switch to different configuration. Selling 2-year old Moonlite focuser for EdgeHD 9.25. Rock solid focuser in excellent condition. Includes high res stepper motor and a controller that can be controlled from computer. Comes with several adaptors and extension tube as sh...
by joecool1211
Wed Aug 18, 2021 12:35 am
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: WTS: Losmandy G11 and Tripod [SOLD]
Replies: 0
Views: 5218

WTS: Losmandy G11 and Tripod [SOLD]

I am selling a Losmandy Gemini 2 G11 system: G11 Mount with equatorial wedge Gemini 2 Heavy duty tripod Three 7 lbs counter weights Some spare parts Aluminum case I have been diagnosed with 2 slipped discs and cannot manage the weight of the system on a regular basis. :( Willing to let it go for onl...
by joecool1211
Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: ISS Transit and AR2759
Replies: 2
Views: 2223

ISS Transit and AR2759

This past Saturday, I made a trip to Kranji Dam to catch my first ISS solar transit! Here is one of the frames I managed to capture with a more detailed view of AR2759 superimposed on it. https://astrob.in/b8wusy/B/rawthumb/gallery/get.jpg?insecure There is a link to my blog on from the Astrobin pag...
by joecool1211
Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: Annular Solar Eclipse 26 Dec 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 2364

Re: Annular Solar Eclipse 26 Dec 2019

I know it has been a week since the eclipse, but I finally got down to processing the narrowband pictures.

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Image

I've posted more info about the event on my blog.
by joecool1211
Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: Lunar Explorations
Replies: 0
Views: 2145

Lunar Explorations

The weather in Singapore has been pretty uncooperative for astrophotography these past few weeks, with only short windows of clear skies. Hence, I've turned to Lunar imaging to make use of the limited imaging time. Here are a couple of recent images (they link to a more extensive write up on my blog...
by joecool1211
Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Are Dew Heaters Required in the Tropics
Replies: 1
Views: 8398

Are Dew Heaters Required in the Tropics

Just wondering if, in your experience, dew heaters are required to use scopes in the tropics? Or would dew shields suffice?

I'm thinking along the lines of refractors, SCTs, and Mak-Newts (tubes with a piece of glass exposed at the front).

Thanks!