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faulksy last won the day on November 2 2016

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About faulksy

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    dob mob

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    astronomy and anything mechanical
    my job maintenance engineering supervisor
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    wrexham north wales
  1. that is great news flo. so hopefully my wifes little 8" bresser dob could be here soon
  2. no pics yet. but my wife ordered me a new secondary mirror from antares. 4.0" 1/30 cant wait. well excited
  3. absolutely 100% agree with you about serge. nexus is amazing kit. use the new skysafi pro with it
  4. hi capt slog and welcome first off, if you find mars to bright increase your magnification this will reduce your exit pupil and take away the brightness. its amazing in my 20 not to bright also own load stellarium or skysafari on your phone or laptop/tablet this will give you a good ball park figure were m31 is, if you go somewere dark you can see it naked eye. those apps will help you find lots of things easier good luck
  5. for your lower price bracket you could buy this from our sponsor https://www.firstlightoptics.com/dobsonians/skywatcher-skyliner-150p-dobsonian.html but bigger is always better consider storage and transport as well
  6. awsome place. only 5 hrs for you
  7. hi again, what a brilliant trip and amazing weather. friday night was stonking, milkyway was blazing, and the sagitarius split was so so obvious. but no scope that night as it was to late, just watched naked eye saturday scope was cooling and colimated but as evening fell everything was soaked, must of been the heat of the day 26* R/H was at 96%. no high power views, the veil was lovely even with no filter, those skys are black. m31 showed lovely dust lanes. on to my old favourites dumbell and the ring. the dumbell showed lots of stars either in front of it or behind it. lovely, everything else was quite poor. sunday night, started out quite good, whilst it was just going dark( 9.15) you could already see the milkyway, saturn was up had a nosey cassini was so obvious and black at 480x with my 5mm pentax, amazing sight. jupiter was just behind a building so no look there. scanned the skys but the sky went poor, you could still see the milkyway in all its glory but it was like looking through a goldfish bowl. everything was wet like it ha just rained, even m81/m82 were rubbish. came mignight and tried again, aimed at mars to check transparency and it was all wobbily, you could see the obvious ice caps and some dark regions but that was it. dso wise very poor, even the poor old veil looked like it was dying. so hope to return winter time, these bortle 2 skys would of been amazing and hope they will be next time mike
  8. Absolutely amazing sky last night. Must of been equal to la palma. Scope is cooling now for tonight
  9. http://clearoutside.com/forecast/52.80/-4.71
  10. been 3 times with the dob mob. had some brilliant times up there. good 12 hr drive though
  11. been checking all weather forecasts and all are showing ace skys and cool, even clear outside
  12. me and my wife have 1 sleep left untill we head for 4 nights in bortle 2 skys (abadaron). scope and camping gear loaded. yee haaa
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