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    very south lincs, nr peterborough, uk

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  1. hi, put the sun filter on for first time today, impressive, 2 sun spots might take this further with filters etc & try some imaging, amazing viewing anyone give me a starter for ten & suggest some filters cheers all
  2. put a sun filter on for the first time today, 12:00 midday, did see 2 sun spots close together
  3. thanks for reply pibbles, 2-3 days warning is reassuring, just hope all the plugs get pulled in time should a big one occur in any case, there's no harm in being 'prepared'
  4. no electric means no : power water fuel communications food medical law & order ....................the list goes on
  5. thanks for the reply yes, i understand the consequences - for us 'modern types' it's the likelyhood of it happenning in the very near future that i would like to find more info on as with 99.9% of 'important info' it is not disclosed to us one of our mp's, chris huhne released an article via 'the mail' newspaper on this subject basically saying why do we not know more about this, the US seems to i'll keep digging
  6. hi all for a little while now i have picked up pieces of information regarding a future solar storm - powerful enough to knock out our national grid power or worse nasa recently issued a statement to it's employees & families re 'be prepared' although did not state exactly why 1859 i think was the last powerful storm, though no technology to disrupt, only to fizz out the telegraph wires my question - has anyone any thoughts, ideas, info regarding a near future event.......is it a real possibilty thanks in advance
  7. a bit like a point & shoot camera, but if you want to set it up in manual you could, assuming you know how, which you should
  8. hi andy, this is such a great forum, welcome "...........you'll never leave"
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    hi dmac & welcome to a very interesting, helpful & informative site.........from another newbie
  10. hopefuly saturn for us too, but is it getting a 'wrong' time of year ?
  11. cheers adz, i was pleased when my son said 'dad, lets do manual & learn what's out there & where it is' that's my boy :-)
  12. thanks, just ordered 'turn left..............' getting into this now & still without a scope !
  13. well done, hope you have many clear nights ahead, i'll be joining you soon
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