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by aquillae
Sun Jul 30, 2006 8:56 pm
Forum: Beginners Forums
Topic: Jack Horkheimer : Star Gazer Cartoons
Replies: 5
Views: 2891

Thanks for sharing it, I've been Jack's fan since the first time i saw his TV program :)
by aquillae
Sun Jul 30, 2006 8:48 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Which Goto?
Replies: 46
Views: 11168

Being a human GOTO since i started this hobby, I think it's really rewarding even though it could get really frustrating.
I'd say it's better and more convenient to have GOTO system for astrophotography since you dont have to swap back and forth between imaging train and eyepiece(s).
by aquillae
Mon Jul 17, 2006 11:13 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: GEM for equator area
Replies: 18
Views: 3938

Thanks for the pic guys, seems like I dont have to worry about the stability now :) Found another problem though, after moving the azimuth peg to between 2 tripod's legs, the counterweight might still going to hit those 2 legs (due to counterweight's diameter). So I might have to get a tripod extens...
by aquillae
Mon Jul 17, 2006 2:48 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: GEM for equator area
Replies: 18
Views: 3938

Hi Weixing, my refractor weights about 11kg and the length of the tube is around 82cm. The mount is an old version of EM200. I recently took a hiatus from this hobby, therefore I havent set up my equipments and try the "near equator"-rigs since my refractor is still in the box. By just looking at th...
by aquillae
Sun Jul 16, 2006 5:58 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: GEM for equator area
Replies: 18
Views: 3938

GEM for equator area

Hi guys, I'm in the process of moving back to my country from US (47N lat) and I'm going to bring back my equipments. Unfortunatelly I didnt start this hobby when I was back home and I started it quite "far away" from the equator. I'm so happy to find your website since I have some questions/concern...