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  1. urema

    Luna and Our Star

    Pictures of our Moon and Star. Nothing fancy, just off a digital SLR.
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    Planetary Photos

    A collections of images of planets and companions
  3. ....amazing....top class photo right there! U.
  4. Kev, Holy ****! - Blew me away mate Love this image - personal favourite I must say. Keep up the good work, U.
  5. Adamski, Cheers for the heads up, must check it out. Thanks, U.
  6. If you dont mind I would love to get this information pack as well. I am intending to be extending my current qualifications into the world of astronomy - so i can hopefully tie both my Computing degree together with some astronomy qualification. I'll send you a PM anyway, and if you can email it over I would appreciate it greatly. Thank you greatly, it is people like yourself that makes this world run....helping out everyone for the pure love of the sky and knowledge! U.
  7. Ad Astra - thanks for comprehensive advantages of the 150mm Dob! David o - cheers for the link, this will be used in the future! twotter - FLO is excellent I know, I just wanted to get personal inputs from those of you who have used some telescopes - you guys are a hell of lot more experienced and have better judgement than I do at the moment on what to look for. I have no idea what my budget is....anything really, if there is something that has an all round feel for a youngster I'll buy it regardless. The point being that I want him to be introduced to the beauty beyond our planet as well, something I didn't get support or motivation for at all. I bought him a microscope last year, and he loves it, so I wanted him to be introduced to the very large, after seeing some very small things. Thanks for all your inputs, I think a refractor will be the way to go.... Legends, U.
  8. Thanks guys - excellent start for my search. Cheers, U.
  9. Howdy all, I am wanting to buy my little brother a telescope, something simple but easy enough for him to single out the moon or whatever....I grew up ignorant of the night sky, never encouraged to gaze up and it has taken me to 22 to realise that there is nothing more beautiful and unknown than the sky! So I want to change this for him, introduce him to concepts early and hopefully he will find a passion for it. He is too young too work with the scope 100% himself (I'll do it for him when I am home or what not), so nothing elaborate. Any decent scopes you guys know of? Money is no option when it comes to education and knowledge of youngsters... Thanks greatly, U.
  10. To add, we see the sun as yellow due to the absorption & scattering of blue portion of the light spectrum by our atmosphere....some of the photons are absorbed and others scattered U.
  11. Lol yes, just brilliant. This is painfully funny too, GSCE science would knock this answer out in a second... "Do an experiment: take a rubber ball and suspend it above a bathtub full of water. Now slowly move the ball closer to the water. Does the level of the water change? Not even slightly. So much for the tides myth. " Cracking ignorance... U.
  12. Found this today when searching google for an error in Java...i found it even more funny that it came up under an 'error' search in Google. The Mad Revisionist The moon does not exist - clearly lol! Enjoy U.
  13. Howdy, I started off with documentaries then found the beauty in the mathematics and physics behind! Carl Sagan - Cosmos - iconic documentary by an absolute legend of a man, excellent work but get the DVD/Blu Ray with updates (as at the time there were things scientists hadn't found out, i.e. carbon emissions, asteroid brought the end to dinosaurs etc) Brian Cox - passionate man, and makes very artist pleasurable documentaries about the wonders of space. Any youtube video of planetary scientists, physicists etc would be beneficial.... As you mentioned The Universe is cracking....enjoy. Books are another good stop, and if you are afraid of the some of maths (like alot of people are to start with) then a decent lay-mans book like Stephen Hawkings The Brief History of Time....however these depend on where you sit (M-theory, string-theory etc). U.
  14. Excellent! Thanks guys! Yea the warnings come up on a search more than the filters that I was looking for!! However, they are right - the power of our star is immense! But beautiful Cheers, U.
  15. Howdy all! I was wondering if anyone knows of any solar filters for the Celestron Skymaster 15x70 bins? Or know of any method of creating an improvised filter, that will obviously be useful for looking at the sun? I've obviously never looked at the sun's surface before (except in pictures which are incredible), and love to start by using the binoculars before going onto a telescope.... Thanks greatly, U.
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