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  1. I got the 6mm TMB Planetary II from them, and am very pleased with it.
  2. That's a really great pic! Can I ask which capture software you used? Also did you use a filter on your spc900?
  3. Just heard this very sad news. RIP Sir Patrick Moore. An inspiration to us all.
  4. R.I.P. Neil Armstrong. Very sad news indeed, the loss of a true inspiration.
  5. Nice to see that this sad news did actually make the headlines, and was covered quite well, including interview with SPM on the BBC 10oclock news. RIP.
  6. Managed to get Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn last night.
  7. PRG

    big moon

    I saw it just rising over the roof tops. It was HUGE! I know it's just an illusion, but it was fantastic.
  8. Yep, just come back in, nice to see Mercury, Venus and Jupiter, all lined up.
  9. Appologies if this has been posted before, but there is now an e-petition calling the government to support the Campaign for Dark Skies and help reduce light pollution by reconfiguring street lighting etc. Needs 100 000 signatures to get debated in the Commons! The link is here: Stargazing - e-petitions
  10. I've had the Skymax 127 supatrack since March, and I can definately recommend it. First Light Optics - Skywatcher Skymax 127 SupaTrak
  11. redfox1971 mentioned grail, and there is also the Earth equivalent, grace 1 and 2. These fly a set distance apart doing gravity mapping. They are not listed on heavens above, but you can track them on LIVE REAL TIME SATELLITE AND SPACE SHUTTLE TRACKING AND PREDICTIONS it doesn't go back, so can't check if they were flying over when you all had these sightings, but if you see them again you could check.
  12. Coincidentally, the speed of light was measured in the 17 century using observations of the eclipses of Io.
  13. If you go into the sky and viewing options window [F4], and tick simulate light speed in planets and satelites, this should sort it out. By default Stellarium shows Jupiter as it is at the time and does not account for the time it takes for the light to reach earth, unless you tick simulate light speed.
  14. Thanks for the heads up. Anyone know how to get Stellarium to show the GRS in the right place?
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