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  1. Looks good! I was doodling designs myself this weekend, think I'll put it on hold till I see how yours turns out! Where did you source your feet from please?
  2. Advice taken gents, setting circle sorted for a fiver (I did some plastering for a local printer last year) and wixey arrived today. Just hope the forecast is correct for tomorrow night!
  3. My first scope was a skywatcher explorer 130 Ronnie, you'd be suprised at the detail you can pick out lunar observing on one of those. I use a sort of shorthand shading at the ep, then go inside to tidy it up with a blending stump and pop back out to add finishing touches. Would love to see more of your work, you've got a talent there.
  4. Now that's a sketch and a half! Fantastic!
  5. Thank you! Just ordered my wixsey, and was scouring the web looking for these, you're a star!
  6. I learnt a fair bit and download my record sheets from here http://www.perezmedia.net/beltofvenus/archives/000567.html Great first sketch Jim!
  7. Dewliner boiler suit, good for -40c, £40 from army surplus, Karrimor 4 season walking boots, thermos of black coffee!
  8. Hi Mike, I still use red light on my pad but only because it's the only light I have! I don't bother with a moon filter either. Thank you for all your kind comments, constructive criticism is always welcome though! Pug
  9. Probably the way forwards dtr42 but I'm terribly tight fisted!
  10. I was thinking of making a wooden or plastic arm to hold it away from the tube, just wondered about how viable it was?
  11. As the title says. Has anyone tried it with any success? I tried to google it without any joy.
  12. Just georgeous! Enjoy! Nuff said!
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    Copernicus 24-10-12

    Thanks Mike! I think I prefer lunar sketching to be honest, I got frustrated with stars an DSOs because I just can't get mt stars round! I followed various tutorials on the web and practised my lunar sketches from books before trying it in the field (and there was a lot of swearing an screwing up of paper!) It's not perfect and not terribly accurate either, I was able to compare with photo and friend took on the same night, but I'm still pleased with it.
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