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by Canopus Lim
Thu Mar 12, 2015 11:09 pm
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: iPhone 5 image of Jupiter
Replies: 6
Views: 2091

iPhone 5 image of Jupiter

Image of Jupiter taken @ 260x afocally through my 12.5" Dob. Stacked 100 frames and NO TRACKING. First time try. :) http://postimg.org/image/jq4jmiy0t/ Noting that the actual visual image presented through my scope is many times better, guess there is no substitute for pure visual bliss of planets t...
by Canopus Lim
Wed Jan 14, 2015 11:27 pm
Forum: Astronomy Events & Observation Sessions
Topic: 13 Jan 2015 Mid week Observation at Haig Girls School Field
Replies: 4
Views: 2665

Re: 13 Jan 2015 Mid week Observation at Haig Girls School Fi

Cool. I also caught the double shadow transit and the GRS (which is rare, last I saw was many years back); which I did not plan ahead (never checked Sky Safari before hand)… just so happen! Had an awesome view of my favorite planet through my 12.5" scope and shared it with my SO. :)
by Canopus Lim
Sun Jan 04, 2015 1:07 am
Forum: Astronomy Events & Observation Sessions
Topic: Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy): 4th mag in late Dec / early Jan
Replies: 17
Views: 8892

Re: Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy): 4th mag in late Dec / early J

Got your heads up and went out to view with 10x50 Fujinon binoculars, 88mm refractor and 60mm refractor. It was obvious in the 10x50 being a glowing ball, something like a globular cluster without the stars. With the refractors I could make out the brighter portion and notice the elongation (with ar...
by Canopus Lim
Wed Dec 31, 2014 8:54 am
Forum: Astronomy Events & Observation Sessions
Topic: Comet Lovejoy Party + Equip Festival 2015!!! [10 Jan 2015]
Replies: 113
Views: 39661

Re: Comet Lovejoy Party + Equip Festival 2015!!! [10 Jan 201

Remus, Unfortunately I cannot fit my 12.5" scope with my family in the car... so can only offer my small grab and go refractor. Brand and model: William Optics 88mm FD Optical Design: Doublet ED refractor Aperture: 88mm Focal length: 500mm Focal ratio: 5.5 Mount type: Microstar Alt-Az mount with Man...
by Canopus Lim
Sun Dec 21, 2014 5:18 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Largest effective aperture wrt seeing
Replies: 4
Views: 2196

Re: Largest effective aperture wrt seeing

Frankly I do not think there is a limit in 'seeing' in Singapore as the 'seeing' is considered pretty good here due to the fact we are at the equator and the planet is able to rise to zenith; with my 12.5" the minimum (typical) magnification I use is 320x and on good nights depending on targets, it ...
by Canopus Lim
Sat Nov 01, 2014 7:22 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: 22-inch f/4.1 Zambuto-Astrosky Travel Dob
Replies: 4
Views: 2067

Re: 22-inch f/4.1 Zambuto-Astrosky Travel Dob

Looks awesome! To look at zenith, how many steps one must climb?
by Canopus Lim
Sat Oct 04, 2014 6:58 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: WTS: High quality orthoscopic eyepieces
Replies: 0
Views: 862

WTS: High quality orthoscopic eyepieces

Hi all, I am willing to let go these high quality orthoscopic eyepieces from Baader. 1. Baader Genuine Ortho 5mm: $100, near mint condition 2. Baader Genuine Ortho 6mm: $100, near mint condition 3. Baader Classic Ortho 18mm: $90, near mint condition These eyepieces have good image sharpness, contras...
by Canopus Lim
Fri Oct 03, 2014 9:06 am
Forum: Astronomy Events & Observation Sessions
Topic: 22"Dob Debut Sidewalk Astro x Oct :)
Replies: 24
Views: 9849

Re: Dob Debut Sidewalk Astro 3 or 4 Oct (not-new-scope event

Wow! You are suffering from aperture fever. :)

I see if I have chance to go down and take a peek. Got to settle my children to bed first.
by Canopus Lim
Tue Jun 17, 2014 5:31 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Looking for Nagler 31mm for eyepiece comparison
Replies: 10
Views: 3539

Re: looking for Nagler 31mm for eyepiece comparison

I have a 32mm Televue Plossl if you want to test, though it will the smallest of the pack. Ha.
by Canopus Lim
Thu May 15, 2014 11:38 pm
Forum: Astronomy Events & Observation Sessions
Topic: Saturn Opposition @ Tiong Bahru Park with Giant Dobs
Replies: 18
Views: 6162

Re: Saturn Opposition @ Tiong Bahru Park with Giant Dobs

Yeah no disagreeing with you.. I am using a ZOC mirror too.. :P