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Everything posted by cabby

  1. Well my son woke up at 5:10am this morning to open his birthday presents!! Had his scope set up in the front room for him and he was quite shocked when he opened the door. Just hoping the clouds stay away tonight so we can use it but it's not looking good! I don't fancy telling an 8 yr old he can't play with his main present on his birthday!!
  2. sounds good! trouble is these days after a couple of real ale's I wouldn't be able to control the scope and would probably fall asleep!!
  3. me jealous!! yes.... makes mine (my son's!!) look like the cardboard tube out of the kitchen towel!! have fun.
  4. Very nice, I'm jealous. Being a newbie I tried to take one myself tonight for the first time but failed miserably.
  5. I used to do alot of night fishing in my youth (early 80's) on the Kennet and Avon canal in Wiltshire, and regulary saw many glow worms in the hedges, until recently I was still fishing at night and can't recall seeing any at all. As regards light pollution, my area near Lakeside shopping centre in Essex is horrendous. I've just bought a scope for my son for his birthday and have been trying to get to grips with it when he's in bed but find it so frustrating especially when my neighbour 2 doors up has their back garden lit up like Blackpool Illuminations for no reason what so ever. I can't wait to take the scope the next time we go to my mum's on the Isle of Mull, you can't see someone stood next to you!! that is going to be awesome.
  6. cabby

    Hi from Essex

    Hi, Grays near Lakeside, so not much light pollution!!!
  7. Hello and welcome from a newbie also.
  8. cabby

    Hi from Essex

    Hi Dave,thanks for the welcome, the scope is nothing special a Celestron Astromaster 130EQ from ebay.I wanted something that would keep his interest but not break the bank!
  9. cabby

    Hi from Essex

    Hi I've just taken the plunge and bought a telescope for my boy for his up coming birthday (and me of course!). I've had a fascination for the solar system for a very long time but now have the perfect excuse. I had a trial run with telescope the other night just to make sure it worked ok!! and was amazed at what I could see. Hoping to see and learn much more from now on.
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