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Langy's Blog

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Hopefully a long term blog about my Astronomy experiences etc.

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Thursday 19 February 2015

It's been quite a few months now since I've been out for any serious sessions with the Telescope. However the bad habit of smoking does get me outside on a regular basis where naked eye observing was regularly taking place during those months. My latest purchase is a GoPro Hero 4 Silver. Working in IT and having a love of gadgets the camera has opened up a lot of opportunities which also include using it for a bit of Astro Photography. I only purchased the camera a few days ago and the forecast

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Sunday 23 March 2014

Another night of clear skies forecast for most of the night, however it was also forecast with some low temperatures around freezing point. With barely even seeing a star over the last week I was certainly determined to get out with all the gear and make the most of the night, even if it was work the following day. The daylight is certainly starting to draw out now as Jupiter become clearly visible from around 19:00 and most views in the zenith to southern skies really do not pick up for another

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8 - 11 March 2014 - Collimation and Clear Skies

8 March 2014 - Collimation Since even before I bought the scope collimation has always been on the mind. Like most newbies the thought of tampering around with the mirrors is not a welcoming job. However in my quest to get the best out of my budget scope I thought the least I could do was try and check it. Even before I had bought a collimator I had watched a couple of videos on how to do it, well it was more than a couple as there were several covering the Cheshire and the Laser. My scope doesn

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Langy

First Entry - How it all started back in January 2014 to Date

Not knowing how all this works here is the first entry into my experiences into Astronomy. The Very Beginning For years I've always been interested in the sky, the objects up there and much more like general and natural science to name but a few. I remember a very long long time ago at around the age of 12 I got a Tasco telescope for Christmas. It wasn't nothing special (under today's standards it is very poor), but it was mine. All it really got used for was some daytime viewing which wasn't th

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