Three men in a pub talking about astronomy. This episode Dave and Mike are joined by John Slinn, founder of “Disciples of the Dark Arts” which is a Guildford based Satanist Club astrophotography group!

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Mike and Dave provide an overview for those rather useful star catalogues, what they are and how they came to be. Ideas too about what to call them when we run out of catalogues. ‘Comet Dave’ – Yeah keeps returning and a just little bit dim, with a big tail. So he claims.

Enjoy. :)

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2020 Astro LIVE!

March 29th, 2013 | Posted by mwilson in Podcast - (0 Comments)

This Saturday 30th March 2013 at the Jolly Farmer, Blacknest.

Be there!

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Mike and Dave nearly go all sensible for once and discuss combating Dew, heaters* power options for your mount and Mike’s obsession with heated clothing with lots of pockets. And we thought all along he used them for keeping his eyepieces warm… How wrong can you be.

Links below to the stuff we chat about. Enjoy. :)

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Turning up the Juice:

Camping Mat Dewshield (non-pink)
Dew Point info
12v High Dryer (Amazon UK)
Kendrick Dew Heaters
Astrozap Dew Heaters
Hi-Tec Dew Heater
Leisure Batteries (70Ah-110Ah)
Coleman Power Mains Transformer
Maplin UK Power  Stations (8Ah-17Ah)
CTek Intelligent Battery Charger MXS 5.0
OptiMate 4 Battery Charger
Accumate 6/12 Batter Charger
Camping Adapter (Amazon UK)
Maplin UK (heated clothing review)
Blaze-wear (Mike’s video review)
Scottivest
Celestron/Skywatcher PowerTank
Lidl Power Station 10Ah
AstroZap Dewshields

 

*Dave actually lost his dreadlocks at the tender age 34, and had to sell his ageing collection of vintage hair dryers as none were 12v. Since then, he’s just keeps a can of Frizz-Ease. Just in case. :)

Mike and Dave in another feature length Buyers Guide for the New year. We discuss the astronomy gear that makes you drool for the cost of a reasonably priced new car. Some people spend tens of thousands of pounds on the very best gear. Find out why. 30 links below on all the stuff we talked about, and recommended items for your credit card to munch on!  Listen out at the end…

Enjoy.

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The Gear

SkyWatcher NEQ6 & AZ-EQ6GT
Losmandy Mounts
ParaMount MX & MEII
Obsession Dobsonians

Skywatcher 300P
Skywatcher 190NM-PRO
Skywatcher Quattro 200
AstroTrac TT320-AG + Travel system
William Optics GTF81
William Optic Megrez 90
William Optics FLT98
William Optics FLT152/158
Borg45 ED-II APO
Officina Stellare Hiper APO
TMB Telescopes (TMB-130)
APM Telescopes (APM-152-1200ED)
Orion Optics UK
Meade RCX400 (discontinued-review)
APO Triplet Barlow (Celestron) Astronomia
Celestron Edge HD 1100 + GGEM DX Mount
Canon UK  EOS 7D DSLR
Laptop i5 Acer 15.1″ (Netbook price) (Amazon)
Apple MacBook Air (11″)
Apple iPad 32GB (UK Site)
Skywire/SkyFi
Backyard EOS
Meade LX200
Meade LX850
Takahashi Telescopes (Green-Witch Telescopes) Authorised Dealer
Altair Astro UK Telescopes

Aga Stoves
Smallbone of Devizes Bespoke Kitchens

Mike and Dave in another feature length Buyers Guide for the festive season. More Gear, more time. It’s complicated stuff, made simple so you can buy astro-related gear with confidence…

Enjoy. :)

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Camera Discussion/Debate/War:

 

Mike and Dave in a feature length 60 Minute Buyers Guide. There’s more to come. Complicated stuff, made simple. Oh, and an amazing rant from dave at the end. Epic!

Enjoy. :)

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Camera Discussion/Debate/War:

 

*Dave is now over 18, but due to his lack of height has his Pint in a ‘Short’ glass and pretends it’s a Whisky. With froth.

Mike and Dave go head to head over a pint to work the differences between these two camera manufacturers. Aren’t you glad they serve Pints in plastic cups..? It’s for safety* y’know.

Links below to the stuff we chat about. Enjoy. :)

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Camera Discussion/Debate/War:

 

*Dave is now over 18, but due to his lack of height has his Pint in a ‘Short’ glass and pretends it’s a Whisky. With froth.

Mike moons and Dave joins the Moonies in this twenty minute lunar episode!

Links below to the stuff we chat about. Enjoy. :)

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Links to the Lunatic Stuff

Moon DVD (Amazon UK)
Moon Blu-Ray  (Amazon UK)

Full Moon (Amazon UK) £111.40? I should co-c0!

Mike and Dave finish off their chat about mounts and then Dave travels to Yate (or Posh Farnborough) and interviews Richard Taylor CEO of AstroTrac…  It’s another packed show, full of astro gear banter drenched in an unhealthy* quantity of Diet Cola, with an umbrella…

Links below to the stuff we chat about. Enjoy. :)

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Mounts Discussion/Debate/Interview:
AstroTrac TT320x_AG

Vixen Polarie (Vixen UK)

 

*Oh, and the bacon thing? It’s just Mike’s way of helping Dave out with his diet!