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Posts Made By: Bob Chester

December 26, 2014 04:05 AM Forum: N.A.S.A.

Orion mission

Posted By Bob Chester

Nice video of re-entry and splashdown from inside the capsule here.

April 4, 2015 04:17 AM Forum: LUNATICS

Lost in space

Posted By Bob Chester

I like to use this site for lunar identifications. Not great but useful.
Your image is part of sector A-1.


July 26, 2015 03:21 AM Forum: Telescope Making

What the Foucault!?

Posted By Bob Chester

A piece of frosted or invisible scotch tape over the hole on the lighthouse to diffuse the light may negate the need to grind down the LED.


June 13, 2016 08:10 PM Forum: Equipment Talk

Orion Intelliscope 6" F-5 Question

Posted By Bob Chester

Rod Kaufman said:

to see if its computer would align in the southern hemisphere, and more specifically in Israel. Thank you...

Can't speak to it working in the southern hemisphere. But it certainly should be fine in Israel as it resides in the northern hemisphere.


August 22, 2017 07:53 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Totality from north of Madras Oregon

Posted By Bob Chester

And leaving totality.

August 25, 2017 02:19 AM Forum: Equipment Talk

Foam Lining for Equipment Bag

Posted By Bob Chester

I've had good success using the firm charcoal foam from these guys. I believe it is firmer and more supportive than most upholstery foams.

Foam Factory aka foambymail dot com.

I have had a Vixen SXD Sphinx mount and counter weights is a Storm case using this foam 5 or 6 years now with no signs of deformation at all.

So my vote would be for option one.


August 25, 2017 02:45 AM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Third Contact 11-21-17

Posted By Bob Chester

That's beautiful!!