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by Canopus Lim
Thu Jun 16, 2005 12:52 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Finally a tracking platform for us in equator countries!
Replies: 24
Views: 5052

Actually.. if you own a car.. a dob can fit easily if you are willing to sacrifice the back seat. For the size and weight of a dob.. it is not much of a difference with those telescopes with tripods and counter weights and host of other things to carry. The dob has a stand which can be carried with ...
by Canopus Lim
Wed Jun 15, 2005 4:53 pm
Forum: Astronomy Events & Observation Sessions
Topic: SJAA Public Star Party
Replies: 3
Views: 1327

I was at San Jose for 6 mths during my Industrial Attachment. The skies are usually blue ( I mean real blue.. no clouds at all) during summer.The night sky is more or less guaranteed to be good unlike in South East Asia where the sky is very unpredictable. I usually go to Mt. Hamilton (where the Lic...
by Canopus Lim
Wed Jun 15, 2005 12:53 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Newbie look for his very first telescope (Found )
Replies: 10
Views: 3194

I find that the astro scientific centre charge at very high price.. much higher than those listed on the net even after converting from usd to sing.
by Canopus Lim
Mon Jun 13, 2005 11:56 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Newbie look for his very first telescope (Found )
Replies: 10
Views: 3194

Hi Daisuke, Yup.. getting a binoculars is better as your budget is not high enough for a good telescope and it is always better to start with binoculars first. Also, it is advisable to get 7x50 binoculars for astronomy; those normal binoculars found in camera shops aren't really suitable for astrono...
by Canopus Lim
Fri Jun 10, 2005 11:45 am
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: Last call for 8" Portaball [SOLD]
Replies: 24
Views: 7368

Hey... dobs are good. I own the Orion XT8 scope (modified with better finders) and it is very simple to operate and has good optics. Also setting up is many times faster than all those go-to or scopes mounted on tripods. Also I feel the fun part of astronomy is finding the objects yourself and not r...
by Canopus Lim
Thu Jun 09, 2005 2:46 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Sky 90 can do this?
Replies: 6
Views: 2636

Yup I agree with you. I had the chance to look through a 12inch dob during a starparty in USA, and the visual image is breathtaking. If you look at those puny telescopes.. u will have problems trying to identify what object is that as it just look like a fuzzy ball. The bigger the aperture, the bett...
by Canopus Lim
Wed Jun 08, 2005 1:21 am
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: Interested to organise a 1/2 day Buy/Sell Astro Stuff
Replies: 29
Views: 7278

A red dot finder actually came from those bb gun target sights. It has a glass plate and a red point is projected onto it. This makes it seem like a 'laser sight' when you point the the telescope to find objects. A telrad is different, it has 3 concentric circles as the 'targetting system'. It acts ...
by Canopus Lim
Tue Jun 07, 2005 3:09 am
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: Interested to organise a 1/2 day Buy/Sell Astro Stuff
Replies: 29
Views: 7278

I got few items to sell
1. 2 6x30 finders
2. Celestron Ultima 7.5mm EP (very good condition)
3. Unit magnification LED finder