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Vicky

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  1. The best fun you can have on your own? Its a tough one to beat
  2. Crackly skies with the odd eyeball to the moon- little point in getting the scope out but managed something pretty pathetic with the camera. Oh well, there;'s always tomorrow!
  3. I find being warm of prime importance- those reusable hand warmers and hot drinks make a huge difference. I have a chair to sit more comfortably at my dob, less neck ache means longer at the eye piece. Clear skies! Vicky
  4. Isn't it worth contacting Granada Reports or North West Tonight? - they both have facebook groups and might well be interested in publicising your plight. Worth a try I'd have thought, more likely someone local getting offered the gear will realise what it is etc. Just a thought. Best wishes Vicky
  5. In the same vein as the 'new equipment= cloud' correlation, I'm wondering if a spike in members joining the cloud appreciation society might equate to some clear nights....
  6. What a horrible thing to hear about, hoping your unique items show up and point the police in the direction of the idiots who did this. I feel for you- seems nothing is sacred any more. Best wishes, Vicky
  7. Brilliant- just one thing missing... the stars :)
  8. LOL James- no, not peaches Sainsbury's - Tu Star Print 2-piece Pyjama Set with Socks customer reviews - product reviews - read top consumer ratings Oops, they say no longer available! They only arrived in my local store a week or two ago!
  9. I'd understand Stuart if you got her a nice new OTA and mount, for her to do some imaging or to keep you company out in the cold- but a pair of innocent PJs? She can't fail to be impressed... can she? Go for it Alan
  10. I got some really nice PJs today in Sainsburys, very comfy, pretty and have lots of lovely stars on the bottoms: Tu Star Print 2-piece Pyjama Set with Socks - For her - Gifting - Christmas & gifts - Home & garden - Sainsbury’s Just thought I'd mention it as a possible gift for crimbo Best wishes Vicky
  11. Greetings Hinch, welcome from another fellow Lancastrian! I haven't made it over to Tod as yet but hope to at some point, I hear its fantastic
  12. Hiya, As much as I would like to adapt my Dob for solar viewing I'm not sure I could ever get over the idea of putting my eye to the eyepiece, as safe as it may be- so I'm debating about buying a solar projector of some kind. I saw a cardboard type projector thing at an event a cuople of months ago and wonder if they are any good - would I be able to see a transiting planet in one, say? (or ISS?) I think I'm expecting too much to see more than the largest of sun spots but I still think it might be worth a loo- depending on what they cost Does anyone have one and can give me a mini-review, equally where might I purchase such an item? Best wishes Vicky
  13. Just seen this thread, has anything come of it?
  14. Its because I have my OU astronomy exam tomorrow and need an early night- I'm probably missing the clearest, darkest and best stargazing night since I got the scope in the spring!!!
  15. I'm hoping the test wasn't dependant on nobody responding to your post Ron! <ducks behind her Dob> chuckling quietly
  16. Mine arrived today- looks brilliant, if a little larger than I expected!
  17. lol! Ignore that pm- I hadn't read your posts, and yeah, I believe you, thousands wouldn't
  18. Mine says despatched so will be arriving on Thursday theoretically!
  19. oooooooooo!! after what seems like months of waiting and delayed despatch mines due to fall through the letter box on Thursday
  20. I'm surprised no-one has mentioned the Top Ten Telescopes from Green Witch Skywatcher Infinity- the reviews are very good, he can use it on its stand or by holding it and its cheap enough that if he doesn't really get into it then its not too expensive. Sky at Night gave it an excellent review- may be in the market for one for one of my children too this christmas. http://www.opticalvision.co.uk/documents/66.pdf (review s@n) Hope this helps
  21. There is a negative review but I found it all ok no problems, although it does take time to come through.
  22. I'm not sure what it works out at but I'm on this https://www.amazon.co.uk/Night-Subscription-Gift-Pack-issues/dp/B001J31LWI/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1316533000&sr=8-8 subscription for £33ish for the year.
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