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  1. Total Solar Eclipse 2017

    I am also thinking of travelling to the States for this. Can anyone advise on the pro and cons of east vs west coast weather wise? Clearly the east is a shorter flight the UK.
  2. Mars, Jupiter and Venus Conjunction

    4am in south Bucks - only the Moon was just visible through clouds. Try again tomorrow I suppose.
  3. Mars, Jupiter and Venus Conjunction

    Sadly very likely going to be cloudy in south Bucks too.
  4. Anyone planning to wake up early for this?
  5. Lunar occultation

    I am going to have a go as well. BBC weather forecast cloudy but http://www.theweatheroutlook.com/ says clear in Bucks
  6. Testing my new astrotrac TT320X-AG

    Very nice image. I have a similar setup but used a prime canon lens. (300mm). Found it quite difficult to nail the focus even with live view.
  7. Did You See The Venus Transit?

    Lucky cloud break just before egress in Wendover, Bucks. Saw it with a Binomate for possibly less than 30s.
  8. Seen my first planet !

    Congrats. That was my first planet too!
  9. How to find M101 supernova

    Very good video!
  10. Supernova in M101

    I think the BBC and radio stations made it sound very easy but with my limited experience with telescopes I found it quite hard, even with quite a lot of aperture, particularly to ascertain that I was not looking at just another star.
  11. Supernova in M101

    Think I spotted it with this chart http://www.popastro.com/images/news/2011FE.png From my suburban skies no chance of spotting M101 but at the expected location just about spotted a faint star at the expected location in a 100mm bino (on tripod). Took me a while to orientate my bearing but clearly seen as a star in a 16 inch dob but still no sign of M101.
  12. Saturn Last Night

    I could see 2 moons to the right of Saturn last night. Saw them in a 20x100 bino but much clearer in a 12 inch dob. Titan and Rhea?
  13. Philips Power2Go Rechargeable Power Pack

    Apparently these are Li-Po and the highest energy density but also least stable type of battery
  14. Camera Lens As Telescopes

    Most will need some sort of barlow to extend the back focus that increases the focal length. Anyone know of a 'lowest power' barlow, perhaps one that is used to a binoviewer?
  15. Camera Lens As Telescopes

    Thinking of making one of this Lens Diagonal
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