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by Chris
Thu Aug 19, 2010 12:06 am
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: WTS: Matched Pair EPs, 0.965" Orthos, Alt-Az Panhead
Replies: 14
Views: 4015

May I know what kind of tripod legs is the panhead compatible with?
by Chris
Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:18 pm
Forum: Astronomy Events & Observation Sessions
Topic: Possible Stargazing @ NParks
Replies: 24
Views: 4637

That is in Hong Kong? Man, I need to go back there sometime.
by Chris
Thu Aug 12, 2010 7:47 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: I have a fever!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 2991

The Sphinx is an awesome mount from experience, but will take a team of beefed up water polo players to carry. As for the VC200L, collimation is a headache, and is POOR for visual. A mak is advisable, but will result in soft stars due to the >33% central obstruction. As Ming Lee and other profession...
by Chris
Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:37 pm
Forum: Astronomy Events & Observation Sessions
Topic: MPAstro: Perseids Meteor shower (130810)
Replies: 1
Views: 805

Dear all, The Hwa Chong Astronomy Club and MPastro will also be having a mini BBQ there, but food will not be catered specifically for you, but you can just grab food if there is still food remaining. (The BBQ is kind of like a friend funded thing) Please note that NO chairs will be provided. The mo...
by Chris
Tue Aug 10, 2010 5:38 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: WTS: Orion StarBlast 4.5 Equatorial Reflector Telescope
Replies: 5
Views: 3418

@ Quang Wei, i thought you already have a star blast?

Your apo is actually better and gathers around the same amount of light as the star blast.
by Chris
Sun Aug 08, 2010 11:05 pm
Forum: DIY Astronomy
Topic: DIY-Finder/Guide Scope
Replies: 16
Views: 5427

Free!?
I want....
by Chris
Fri Aug 06, 2010 11:43 pm
Forum: Beginners Forums
Topic: anybody owns a bosma Beta RE 3.15" T f/6.3 refractor?
Replies: 8
Views: 3383

Welcome to the club of apo users buddy. Try the Orion premium on sale in astrobargains. I will be getting that next year if I don't get a mak newt first.

Or, you can go to staropticsscientific.com. Prices there can't get any lower.
by Chris
Fri Aug 06, 2010 11:41 pm
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: Great moon pix
Replies: 8
Views: 1422

10inch 'ONLY'. haha.

The webcam he used is a DMK, costs lots of money, But nice pictures.
I'd rather paste my own astrophotos on a wall than just print out something from the web.... Gives me a sense of satisfaction and pride.
by Chris
Fri Aug 06, 2010 11:36 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Green Lasers: A Hidden Danger
Replies: 6
Views: 3117

Nice one... My friend has a 300mv laser that can burn through pants... Lol. Should we or should we not make the testing for infrared energy emitted by green laser pointers mandatory for lasers used in astro clubs or in star parties?
by Chris
Fri Aug 06, 2010 7:09 pm
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: Random Dots: First try with DSS
Replies: 4
Views: 1123

DSS is not designed to bring out nebulosity nor post-process images. Thus, the random dots.

I stacked 20 20 sec shots, ISO 640 (you don't wanna take in the light pollution).

Why not send me a raw of the stacked image to y05hci145@gmail.com, so I an take a look at it?