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Discussion in 'Hobbies A - Z' started by Skywatcher, Dec 18, 2008.

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    Skywatcher Chief Astronomer

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    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
     
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    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. :thumbsup:
     
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    Good on you, Can't wait to see the results....
     
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    :hug2: Good for you Chris, and hopefully we'll benefit from it when you share the results with us! :yes:
     
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    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. :hug2:
     
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    MystikPiglit Peace, Love and Mickey Mouse

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    :hug2:

    We'll look forward to even more stunning photos. :thumbsup:
     
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    Good for you, Chris!

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

    ...it's a wonderful educational instrument/opportunity for the entire family! :)
     
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    Well deserved if you ask me! Looking forward to seeing what you can achieve with your new toy.
     
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    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.
     
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    :lol: thanks guys

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

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    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 - :lol: something to keep my mind busy anyway :D
     
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    can't wait to see the pics hun
     
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    :unsure: was that not exciting enough for you :unsure:
     
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    Chris... come to Mexico!

    and bring your telescopes! ...ok.. that might be hard... but we do have clear skies..... :)

    congratulations on your new guidescope, I hope you enjoy it a lot!! :)
     
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    I would LOVE to come to Mexico Mari - the skies there have wonders I have yet to see- Maybe one day :D
     
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    Oooh that one has your name on it. :mental:
     
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    Beccaberry She's beccalicious! Forum Host

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    :laugh: , Dawn

    Preach on BrothahMan :D
     
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    :laugh:

    Yes I'm original like that the blue one has it written on as well.

    Just need some clearl skies now and a Lot of time.

    This hobbies greatest gift to me is to put the world into perspective - it sounds so so trite as I write it but it does give me such a sense of calm I can't tell you
     
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    You could bring them here and we can watch the snow falling and falling and falling...well you get the idea :D
     
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    :hug2: I completely understand....the ocean does the same thing for me.

    Carpe diem!
     

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