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  1. thanks Scarlet, Mr Spock - its still a little chilly late at night to be lying on my back - and I'm a little too old for that sort of thing anyway - lol. Regards Ralph
  2. Sorry I haven't been around for a while - 3 weeks ago bent down to pick something up from garage floor and BANG my back went, aggravating an old injury from HMF days - so there I've been flat on my back, all those clear nights missed, and getting very frustrated!! Only able to read astro books and mags (it made it even more frustrating) - hope to have the 'scope out soon and viewing again. Regards to all Ralph
  3. Really sharp images, Ben, lovely crater detail.
  4. Great image 'js' - and thanks for the exposure details - very helpful Ralph
  5. Thanks for a nice clear review Ed, its got me thinking seriously about a Dob to go with the Newt. regards Ralph
  6. I'm waiting for my copy to arrive in great anticipation . Come Royal Mail - fingers out !!
  7. Hi 'CanUguess', Well I see your scope arrived and you have plumped for the SW 130. Looks like you had a brilliant first light - and I can see that you've been 'bitten by the bug'. regards Ralph
  8. Hi 'CanUguess', Think you may be referring to the triangle occurring on the 20th with the Moon (full), Spica and Saturn. Ralph
  9. lovely sharp image, congrats Ralph
  10. Hi Digz, Impressive is all I can say - this is my favourite nebula, I'm fascinated by it, the more I see it, the more I want to get into astrophotography Ralph
  11. Well done Dave, brilliant image. Ralph
  12. Brilliant image Steve, congrats.
  13. thats amazing ! absolutely awestruck ! Ralph
  14. Nice pic 'tibbs' - what camera / set up did you use ? Ralph
  15. Nice one jnc - that first view is always a memorable one. Ralph
  16. Nice report 'Fox' - the bug is starting to bite ! Good luck in your first scope purchase Ralph
  17. Sunday evening (6th March) - managed to see the Jupiter - Moon conjunction through 'bins' while waiting for the scope to cool down, I didnt manage to see Mercury as it was already too low down in the western sky - then lo and behold the cloud rolled in ! Where the heck did that come from after such a warm and clear afternoon. Last night, Monday 7th, did manage to see Mercury, again low in the west, but a good clear view before it disappeared. Waited for total dark and eyes to accustom and had a tour of Orion and M42, this nebula fascinates me, then up to the Pleiades a really good view tonight, the sky was the 'blackest' that I've seen for a while, back to Orion for another look at M42, then across to Taurus and a look at Aldebaran and picked up its 'orangey red ' glow, the first time I'd looked at it. Tried finding M31 in Andromeda but without success, I'll have to check the R.D.F again !! The 'bug' is really starting to bite !! Ralph
  18. that is a truly beautiful image ! Ralph
  19. same here Gary, beautiful clear afternoon, got set up ready, then, wham clouds rolled in from dusk - makes you want to spit feathers !!
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