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boomster

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  1. Windows or not, it still shows the phases of the moon as you set out to do, Good job!
  2. Awesome detail!! Do you intend to complete a full disc?
  3. Agreed, and the sooner politicians realise this and end all wars etc the better! Humans are like flees arguing over who owns the dog!
  4. Here is a link showing the comparison of the earth and the moon: Astronomy 1031 Lab 2
  5. Yeah still looking around, thinking the Harrogate area may be best its just a case of finding somewhere to park up and be left alone !!
  6. Hahahaha love some of the comments on this! I guess you would need factor 9000 suncream too! At least you wouldnt hear the dodgy arcades music... Hi Neilius, Im in Crossgates in the thick of the street lights!!!! I used google maps and scaled the uk such that the scale bar at the bottom was set to 100miles, I checked this distance on the map and it is roughly from Southport to Hull as the crow flys. I then looked for a crater of similar size (Ptolemaeus 93 miles) and adjusted the image of the uk such that this crater would sit between Hull and Southport with a little to spare to allow for the 7 miles difference! Yes..............................Nerdy!!
  7. Hi, Just for fun I thought it would be interesting to superimpose the UK (to scale) onto my pic of the moon taken on the 11th June! Hmmmm so why cant I see the moon buggy..........
  8. The scope is a skywatcher 250PDS and I used an Olympus E400 at prime focus without barlow. Unfortunately the mount I use (EQ5) is not that great for this scope so i couldnt magnify any more without getting blurring from the wind that was blowing!
  9. Hi, Here is a pic of the moon I took tonight with my new scope. Hope you like it.
  10. Thanks for all the replys, I think I will try and get the NEQ6 without goto. Its a big investment so I was concerned if there would be a big difference or not with regards to my current mount!
  11. Hi all, I have recently bought a 250PDS skywatcher OTA. I have installed it on my previous scopes mount (EQ5) which doesnt appear to be man enough for the job. I was considering the NEQ6 mount but will it make that much difference in comparison? Will there be less wobble etc due to the wind? I guess what I am asking is can anyone recommend a good mount for this size scope?!
  12. Hi, I performed the SC1 mod on it and it seems to work fine (tested in a dark room). I have yet to try any deep sky stuff but I expect I will need travel away from Leeds to do this. Would light pollution filters help? I have had no experience with these but I expect that given the long time exposures that are needed I would need to travel away from the city!
  13. Hi all, Just recently joined stargazers lounge and it seems to be a very good forum! My aim is to get into astro imaging, to this end i have modified my Toucam webcam and currently use it in an 8" orion optics reflector. I have a few images already but I expect for deep sky objects I will need to get away from Leeds. If anyone can suggest some good observing sites within a 1hrs drive from leeds light polluted skies I would be most greatful!! Clear skies, Boomster
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