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philhas

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  1. I have the 12mm & the 25mm, the 12mm in particular is a great eyepiece. Anyone have any experience of the BST 2x ED barlow?
  2. I don't understand it either Alan, to be fair to my Postie if he has something for me I always get it that day, he delivers usually at 1.30 PM and he knows the address as I bought the house off him! I only get the problem when its a signed for 1st class which seems to come around 8.30 AM via a guy in a van from the local depot.I work from home so get used to the times and listen out with my office door open but you have a cat in hell's chance of catching them!
  3. I am going to install motion sensors, see if I can catch him!
  4. The uncanny ability to sneak up to your door, ignore the sign which says press the bell and wait and quietly slip the something for you card through the letter box.....arggggh
  5. Found this a while back http://www.liv.ac.uk/~sdb/Astro/K2/ I haven't had the time to have a go at it yet
  6. +1 for the Monopod and Trigger-grip ball head, one of the best bits of kit I have bought.
  7. Thanks for the replies Skywatcher 9x50 it is then :-)
  8. I need a finderscope and have narrowed it down to http://www.firstlightoptics.com/finders/skywatcher-9x50-right-angled-erecting-finderscope.html or http://www.firstlightoptics.com/finders/baader-40mm-super-sky-surfer-v.html Anyone have experience of the Sky surfer, I have used a straight through 9x50 so know what to expect and found them pretty good for finding stuff just considering the Sky Surfer as an alternative. Any advice gladly appreciated.
  9. I took a look at Jupiter tonight through the hazy high cloud, took a look at the moon, Betelgeuse I wasn't going to be beaten. Gave up after 40 mins, packed the gear away just looked out and crystal clear......
  10. Fantastic images, looks like the rover is in need of a car wash!
  11. I have tried both versions and they are not bad then I tried sky safari as it was on offer and I much prefer that now Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
  12. I hope they have put the Northern Hemisphere scale on as I had to flip mineSent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
  13. I agree with James, point out to your friend that millions of people have benefited by the research NASA did in improving water filtering technology and that when she sleeps on that nice memory foam pillow that was thanks to NASA so looking for life isn't completely worthless!
  14. Last night clear as a bell...as I was staggering back from a curry night.....doh. Today not a cloud in the sky which means tonight as soon as the sun disappears the cloud will roll in
  15. And I should add it didn't rain just an electric storm over the mountains.
  16. I have seen multi-coloured lightning in Turkey a few years back, red through to light blue it was better than a fireworks display!
  17. As many have said already not taking the time to research what type of scope and set-up I really wanted, I could have saved myself some grief and money!
  18. If it was in focus we could have seen what Airline it was....
  19. Hi Vic, Nope just tighten the QR plate screw and you should be good to go. If you mean the silver handle that just releases the QR fail-safe or lock. if you find you need to tighten up the ball head if you look down towards the base of the grip there is a small allen grub screw, if you screw this in it will increase the friction on the ball which might come in handy for heavy bin's as it will give you more friction. You are right about the lack of instructions, I did wonder when I first got mine, obvious when you know how! All the best Phil
  20. Hi Vic, You have taken the Quick release plate off the head and then screwed the L bracket to it and then slid it back in to the head and locked it? Best Regards Phil
  21. Nope captured many of those as that's why the camera's are going, these are almost like a small explosion similar to that of a Roman candle ball which explodes. I have captured them on a range of camera's (Skycam, Samsung SCB etc) and judging by the background stars they look close to the camera (in our atmosphere) and often fairly low down hence my thought of a natural phenomena. I did once see a tumbling satellite in my bino's in 2004, that was a sight to watch!
  22. If only they could have used HAL Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
  23. In all the hours I have spent gazing up at the stars I have never once seen anything I couldn't make sense of however my sky cams have captured flashes of light which I can't explain and can only put down to some natural phenomena similar to ball lightning. Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
  24. Someone has to deliver the Uranus jokes I guess
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