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by Davegn
Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:53 am
Forum: Beginners Forums
Topic: Celestron Omni XLT 150mm Reflector vs Refractor
Replies: 23
Views: 11681

Re: Celestron Omni XLT 150mm Reflector vs Refractor

Of course when we go for a short 2 hr drive up to Johor when everything is thrown out of the window: my 4" refractor there will outperform my 8" here. Hence perhaps the most important tool in visual astronomy is actually the ability to seek darker skies! Cant agree more with cloud_cover o...
by Davegn
Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:54 am
Forum: Beginners Forums
Topic: Celestron Omni XLT 150mm Reflector vs Refractor
Replies: 23
Views: 11681

Re: Celestron Omni XLT 150mm Reflector vs Refractor

Hi Joshelerry, Welcome to the forum and astronomy. Generally, reflectors are best value for money. Refractors on the other hand are much shaper but at a price to pay, as it is a lens design, a 150mm F5 achro, would give you quite a bad Chromatic Aberration (CA). If you don’t own your own transport, ...
by Davegn
Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:33 am
Forum: Astronomy Events & Observation Sessions
Topic: Bornfree's bedroom obs
Replies: 54
Views: 16053

Re: Bornfree's bedroom obs

Congrats on your first view of Jupiter and very good and fast response time!
Just a thought, Maybe it time to consider getting a solar filter? When the sun rises you can continue viewing the sun. =p
by Davegn
Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:18 am
Forum: Astronomy FAQs/Articles
Topic: Comet Ison's latest update
Replies: 4
Views: 5533

Re: Comet Ison's latest update

Oh no! )=

Thanks for sharing.
by Davegn
Sun Aug 11, 2013 11:07 pm
Forum: Astronomy Events & Observation Sessions
Topic: Bishan Park Meteor shower watch (7/8/2013 - 11/8/2013)
Replies: 10
Views: 4897

Re: Bishan Park Meteor shower watch (7/8/2013 - 11/8/2013)

Not forgetting
m31 m45 ngc6231 and Albireo
by Davegn
Sat Aug 10, 2013 7:14 pm
Forum: Astronomy Events & Observation Sessions
Topic: Bishan Park Meteor shower watch (7/8/2013 - 11/8/2013)
Replies: 10
Views: 4897

Re: Bishan Park Meteor shower watch (7/8/2013 - 11/8/2013)

Weather permitting, Some of us will be conducting a Meteor shower watch at Bishan Park over the course of this week long weekend (7/8/2013 - 11/8/2013). For tonight: Date: 10/8/2013 Time: From 9.30PM onwards Venue: the field oppsite Bishan Park's McDonald's (Lawn 1) https://lh4.googleusercontent.com...
by Davegn
Sat Aug 10, 2013 12:31 pm
Forum: Astronomy Events & Observation Sessions
Topic: 5 highlights of August
Replies: 2
Views: 1490

Re: 5 highlights of August

Thanks for the reminder.

Not forgetting this few objects too:

Albireo
Coat hanger
M8
M27
Double cluster.
by Davegn
Wed Aug 07, 2013 2:47 pm
Forum: Astronomy Events & Observation Sessions
Topic: Bishan Park Meteor shower watch (7/8/2013 - 11/8/2013)
Replies: 10
Views: 4897

Bishan Park Meteor shower watch (7/8/2013 - 11/8/2013)

Weather permitting, Some of us will be conducting a Meteor shower watch at Bishan Park over the course of this week long weekend (7/8/2013 - 11/8/2013). For tonight: Date: 10/8/2013 Time: From 9.30PM onwards Venue: the field oppsite Bishan Park's McDonald's (Lawn 1) https://lh4.googleusercontent.com...
by Davegn
Sun Aug 04, 2013 6:10 pm
Forum: Astronomy Events & Observation Sessions
Topic: Bishan Park sidewalk astronomy- Tonight (1/9/2014)
Replies: 175
Views: 69950

Re: Bishan Park sidewalk astronomy- Tonight (21/7/2013)

Weather permitting, Some of us will be conducting a sidewalk astronomy session at Bishan Park. Date: 4/8/2013 Time: From 7.30PM onwards Venue: Bishan Park's McDonald's We would be bringing our telescopes for the session. Feel free to join us. All are welcome to join in the fun with or without telesc...