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About Eclectic_Mixer

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  1. Thanks very much SBJ, I have downloaded piccy. Neat design there I have the Skywatcher 127 but the are much the same scope I believe. Do you align the horizontal axis N-S? when setting up?
  2. Hi, Any chance of a close-up on how you attach the goto to the top of the pier. I was going to use the top of the tripod with the legs removed . Looks good though , such good scopes' spoiled by a bobbins tripod.
  3. From Minor Planet centre: Asteroid 2013 LR6 discovered. Flyby Jun 8 at 04:43 UT. Dist: 0.29 LD (0.28 LD from Earth surface). Size: 5-16 m. http://www.minorplan...LR6&commit=Show Another close one not very large though.
  4. Saturn and seeing the Milky Way whilst on a caravan holiday at Flookborough (Cumbria) as a kid.
  5. Have there been any estimates of the size of the meteor?
  6. Meteors! Paah! Seen one you've seen um' all. I remember there being a large fireball when I was a teenager in the 1970's. I missed that too!!! Geoff
  7. Good Buy Scott, there is lot of advice and information on the SGL but don't rely on the AA batteries get a power pack Maplins, Aldi and others sell them. A good power scource transforms the scope. Good luck!
  8. WOW, that puts some perspective into it all, well done Neil. Good find! I've never seen anything like this done before.
  9. Welcome JD I was in NYC in March, when the heavy rains a nd floods where happenning, where you affected.?
  10. Bought an 11x8 Plastic shed last week only to find it's £100 less this week (blast!), not for astro use though. Replacing concrete garage, If any one wants the concrete panals for an obsy PM me and you can have them.
  11. Saw it on Saturday night in Anglesey walking back from the Pub. It's unmistakeable, even to the naked eye it seems an odd shape, not a pinpoint of light.
  12. Ash, I must admit I always enjoy looking at the DIY section in SGL as the ingenuity of the members is amazing. I' m currently atrying to adapt a EQ2 to fit on my GOTO tripod to mount the DSLR for driven widefield shots. I wish I'd kept all the bits and pieces I've been forced to throw out by SWMBO, ("what are you keeping that for"). Geoff
  13. Hi from a fellow Mancunian, Welcome to SGL. Geoff
  14. Clear Skies mate ,may the enthusiasm last. Mine has
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