JuanM

  1. M70 Certificate: JuanM's M70 complete !

    by , 12-02-2012 at 04:59 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by JuanM View Post
    Hello everyone !

    It has been a pretty frustrating summer, as I have been quite busy with job things and other stuff, and I couldn't get out to observe as often as expected. However, I've managed to reach 71 objects so far!

    I have to admit that some of them were really difficult, not only due to its low surface brightness, but also due to the surrounding light pollution on the date I had the opportunity to try. A couple of them had to be confirmed using Stellarium and SkySafari,
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  2. Finished my DIY Binoculars Mirror Mount ! (update)

    by , 10-23-2012 at 09:39 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by JuanM View Post
    OK, a promise is a promise ! I had a chance yesterday to use the mount for about an hour as clouds cleared for a while, so here are my first impressions on it:

    I noticed a slight swing in the screws supporting the mount on top of the tripod. It is just a couple of milimetres and then it settles. I will double check if this is due to the mount base or due to the tripod central column. Good news are that it firmly keeps the position after that, and no issues are seen while mirror is
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  3. Finished my DIY Binoculars Mirror Mount !

    by , 10-23-2012 at 09:25 PM
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    Hi everyone !

    After a pretty busy summer, without much time to go stargazing , I have finished my binoculars mirror mount. It is based on Craig Colvin's design, using a front surface mirror with 94% reflectivity, A4 sized. Some plywood and light pine wood for the mount, some nuts and other bits and pieces and ... voilá :



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  4. JuanM's M30 complete !!!

    by , 06-17-2012 at 06:40 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by JuanM View Post
    As mentioned in a previous thread, after almost one year observing my light polluted skies, and several objects bagged already, I have 'seen the light' and recently began recording my observations, inspired on the great reports being continuously shared here at AF. I have realized the benefits of forcing your brain to gather more and more details as to be able to explain what you see to others. At the end of the day, you benefit the most from that exercise and your skills grow that way.
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    Updated 06-17-2012 at 06:44 PM by JuanM (categorizing post)

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