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  1. Just goes to prove its not what you know, it's who you know! Your dad definitely deserves something for that one!
  2. Finally got round to checking out my score... 4.71 and bortle 7 for me which looks pretty accurate...
  3. Love the second image with polaris offset as Eliot mentioned above but then seeing the ISS crossing over on the first still amazes me sometimes
  4. Just beautiful... Congrats on such a brilliant image
  5. Hahaha! Can't look at the site in work as apparently "advocacy groups" are filtered
  6. Now that makes far more sense to me than most things I have read so far!!
  7. Very good Love the bit where he is at the top of Victoria Falls explaining why you shouldn't change channel
  8. Just had the perfect night, dinner and the cinema with my hubby, sis-in-law and her hubby and got home to a perfectly clear sky... Got the scope out and 20mins later there was Saturn in all its glory! Blew us all away
  9. Just awesome... So jealous of the skies you must get out there!
  10. Great set of pics and a good reminder that there is alot more out there than just the old favourites we all look at so often
  11. Thanks for this, I am still waiting for a clear night to get out and look for saturn and was wondering what exactly my view would be like. I'm hoping to start off with my 25mm EP and move up to my 6mm to get some more detail.
  12. My father-in-law (who is not really into anything to do with science, space etc) came out to make fun of me standing in the freezing cold at night when I got my first scope at Christmas but all it took was one glance through my EP at the moon and he is hooked! He is bragging about it to all his friends (one of the most amazing things he has seen in his life) and I now have to phone him when it is clear at our house so he can bring people round to look! I think its hard for even the (supposed) least interested people to not be blown away when they see things for themselves. Doesn't mean they are going to take up the hobby themselves but it at least gives them an insight into why we put ourselves through the freezing cold standing outside all night!
  13. Just beautiful.. I love how it reflects off the water
  14. Nice pic If only our clouds would disappear I might have a chance to see them too!
  15. Like most tv programmes though this isn't likely to be his own idea.. the directors and other creative minds behind all these programmes have more to answer for than the presenters themselves.. He is still relatively new to the presenting thing as well so I doubt he would have much weight to throw about in order to change things if he doesn't agree with them. I thought in a few of the shots he actually looked uncomfortable as if someone had told him to "go and stand over there looking pensive" when he was actually thinking "not again..."
  16. Then I'll blame my low spec camera instead of thinking about how bad my shakes are!
  17. Tried to get a pic like your first one myself but sadly with no tripod for the camera it was all far too shaky! Was a lovely sight though and your pic looks better than mine would have anyway
  18. I would rather have him as a poster boy for todays generations than many of the other so-called celebrities out there... At least he might prompt people to look into things in more detail and might even help people enjoy science. Personally I quite enjoyed the show... Yes it was focussed on the down side of things, but its hard to talk about time and the universe without talking about how it will end. I agree it wasn't the most technical epsiode in the world and didnt go into the n'th degree of detail on things but I think he would have lost a lot more of the audience if he tried that in episode one. This way there are just a few people complaining and they will still probably all tune in again for the next episode. I'm looking forward to the next episode and will have another read on the subjects on wikipedia later
  19. I'd just be happy if I could manage to see it... bloomin cloudy skies!!! I'm impressed being able to see any details on the planets from this far away and being able to spot Jupiters moons just blew me away! (even though they were tiny little dots due to my tiny scope and low power EPs lol) We are so small in comparison to these huge planets and yet because we are so used to seeing them up close and in detail because of the likes of Hubble and other space telescopes we expect to see so much more from our back garden... I think it's important to think about exactly what you are looking at as much as how it looks though your eyepiece. I hope when you see it for yourself you are as amazed as I have been with other objects
  20. Almost looks like a nice fluffy bed... could just curl up on it!
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