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About Timbo

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  1. Hi all, Doesn't life get in the way?! I haven't been out for many months and starting to feel rusty. Will be out this Spring, so will pop back here for messages etc.
  2. Like you Ben, I spent a great morning with 160 kids at school yesterday, parents too - dropping kids off - stayed and used glasses and pinhole projectors.
  3. Oops - wrong keystrokes........ I was saying that I got the info on Comet Lovejoy from...umm... was it episode 2 of the show? Tim
  4. Yep, I have been a bit busy and so only managed to watch episode 2 which I thought was wonderful with the information and data. It just shows what little I know or have forgotten! Was gonna catch up with episode 3 this evening but spent the time I had looking at Comet Lovejoy - I got th
  5. Are those shadows a result of the leaves giving a pinhole effect frugal? We were lucky to have clear skies here in Plymouth, with a hint of high level wispy cloud that did not impact on the view. Wonderful.
  6. I think that it is a possible scattering of light in a halo-effect owing to the cloud and water vapour.
  7. The show tonight was very good and in fact this morning's Eclipse Live on catch-up was also worth watching after the event.
  8. Oh, that's rather lovely. For us visual people. Will check those links too.
  9. Have just watched Rosetta BBC4. 'Twas not news to me but very nicely and excitedly delivered and explained by Chris and particularly, as is usual, by Maggie. Thanks to OP for heads-up as I have been busy with work lately and would have missed it. T
  10. Thanks for heads-up on the BBC4 show. I was struggling to think what to do this eve and so popped here for a shufty and shall now head over to iplayer - hope its still available, as I tried my best to keep up with live events online at the ESA site. Tim
  11. Well, to add my little bit of input, I have a 32mm GSO WF, which I love. A Celestron LX 12mm and 18mm with a 2x Barlow. I am very happy with these.
  12. sorry i missed this as i was in dunster area, end of august. tim
  13. Still no take up on a Dartmoor get-together? It would be interesting and fun! T
  14. Well, I'm glad I spotted the new neighbour setting up last night, as tonight, here in Plymouth, it is bucketing down, probably on its way to you Steve! I was very happy with my Skymax 127 last night; it just proved to me that seeing makes a huge difference to the 'scope's performance. I see you are using a serious looking set up. I'm just checking it out on FLO! Tim
  15. It is something to reflect upon isn't it - a night sky like last night! I haven't seen the surface of the moon so stable and detailed as I did last night. I was peering out of an upstairs window and a spotted a startgazing-neighbour setting up a telescope - an Evostar - (he is a new neighbour) just after dusk. That was all I needed! So I set up myself - and we talked across the fences - and stumbled upon one of those mild and rare evenings and skies. Fantastic. Saturn just floating, as crisp as you like, in the inky blackness.
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