Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 19

Thread: And lo it will rain for 40 days and 40 nights...

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    10,689
    Post Thanks / Like
    In light of what is happening in my families life at the moment I have though'blow it' and have bought the guidescope I have coveted for the last year - the whole extra setup cost another 300 but you know I was feeling like that didn't matter at the moment.

    What it will mean if I can get it working ( no easy feat I am led to believe) is that I will be able to take exposures of up to 20 minutes or maybe more at a time rather than the 2 I am limited to at the moment. So if the skies ever clear I should really be in business :D

  2. #2
    Moderator
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Staffordshire U.K.
    Posts
    5,833
    Post Thanks / Like
    I don`t blame you at all for splashing out Chris.
    I came to the opinion that life is too short soon after my Mum passed away a few years ago and after I was taken ill in the more recent past, hence I decided to opt for an early retirement in order to enjoy life before I get too old and decrepit.
    After all what is the point of being the richest guy in the cemetery?

    Looking forward to seeing the results following your acquisition.





  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Brigjton
    Posts
    2,050
    Post Thanks / Like
    Good on you, Can't wait to see the results....

  4. #4
    Senior Member mumof2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    West Sussex
    Posts
    9,023
    Post Thanks / Like
    Good for you Chris, and hopefully we'll benefit from it when you share the results with us!




  5. #5
    Administrator Tink's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    15 minutes (or so) North of WDW
    Posts
    27,855
    Post Thanks / Like
    You see? You teach us again, what life really is all about. Enjoy your new guidescope! I hope it brings you many, many hours of enjoyment.






    Welcome to our new home! It's a lovely and friendly place. If you haven't joined yet, do register. It's a great place to make friends and share all those Disney secrets!!

    "It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. ~Aristotle

  6. #6
    Senior Member MystikPiglit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Norfolk.
    Posts
    6,473
    Post Thanks / Like


    We'll look forward to even more stunning photos.
    [CENTER]







  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Arizona, USA
    Posts
    2,940
    Post Thanks / Like
    Good for you, Chris!

    And, if you need to justify it later...

    ...it's a wonderful educational instrument/opportunity for the entire family! :)

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Dorset
    Posts
    5,436
    Post Thanks / Like
    Well deserved if you ask me! Looking forward to seeing what you can achieve with your new toy.





  9. #9
    Senior Member Watchinherskip's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Virginia USA
    Posts
    3,747
    Post Thanks / Like
    Congratulations Chris, should be awesome. Looking forward to seeing your new works. You did great with the limited exposures can't imagine the images possible with that long an exposure.










  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    10,689
    Post Thanks / Like
    thanks guys

    mmmmmmmmmmmm 2 telescopes ( 3 if you count the one in the background)



    As predicted the sky is leaden and is forecast to be for flippin ages

    for those technically minded what I will be doing is attatching a modified webcam to the top scope, pointing at a star near the object I am imaging with the bottom scope and ask the laptop to keep the star dead centre by controlling the mount.

    Dead simple ;) however there are message boards full of queries about why it doesn't work - something to keep my mind busy anyway :D

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •