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About MissMessier

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    Smelly Space

    I have heard that space is particularly pungent because it is rich in carbon and low in oxygen, and just like a car, if you starve it of oxygen you start to see black soot and get a foul smell. Oxygen-rich stars, however, have aromas reminiscent of a charcoal grill. Once you leave our galaxy, the smells can get really interesting. In dark pockets of the universe, molecular clouds full of tiny dust particles host a veritable smorgasbord of odours, from wafts of sweet sugar to the rotten-egg stench of sulphur. I remember hearing this from Michael Collins also, during the Apollo 11 mission, post-docking of the LM that he remarked on the smell of burnt insulation wire..and that it was the smell of burnt molecules from solar flares...
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    Dew Shield

    I made my dew shield from black camping mat and velcro. It does the job fine for stray light and dew. It's double the length of the diameter of the primary
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    SW 200P on EQ5 Pro - Ok?

    :icon_salut:I agree the 200p is an excellent scope and with a mount it's great for astrophotography! I recommend it highly. Good luck
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    Hi! new to astronomy - need help!

    Hi 250 A very warm welcome to SGL. I hope that you get your scope soon Clear Skies!
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    Hello from Chafford Hundred

    Hi and welcome to SGL!
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    Quark Glue

    I think you're referring to Quark–gluon plasma.
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    First Light Optics

    It's great. Looks similar, although with the addition of Wish List and Sign-In tab.. Good work!
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    First Light Optics

    I can't wait to see the new FLO website..it goes live later tonight!
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    Hello from Surrey

    Hi again, my friend is from Surrey. She is new to observing too. I've tried to teach her as much as I know, but there's nothing better then going to star parties etc. I think you should do the same, unless you already go?
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    Hello from Surrey

    Hi Telrad, a very warm welcome to SGL!
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    Hello from Swansea :)

    Hi Jaymz, a warm welcome to SGL!
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    Awww That is awful! I feel so sorry for you. I hope that you get everything sorted too, and the insurance help? I don't know how to clean soot from lenses, but I'm sure it will come off eventually ..at least nobody was hurt. It could have been much worse if somebody had perished in the flames. Good Luck.
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    Telescope storage - Improves Contrast!!


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