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    Back to basics with binos

    Colin we were at the observatory at Kielder a couple of years back and used my binos at the scopes were busy, i found the beehive cluster and Pleiades particularly good bino objects. Here is a pdf of some interesting stuff, skip past the first pages on torches and dress code ...http://carolrpt.com/astroguidev9complete.pdf

    Galloway Spring Gathering 2018

    Sounds like I made the right call, It can be a great place when the stars shine but when the wind and rain comes in .......Looking forward to Autumn already on the first day of summer ... with snow forecast next week.....

    Galloway Spring Gathering 2018

    Count me out, nothing going right, and not worth the migration trek for a single night, see you in the Autumn. Thats all folks!

    Galloway Spring Gathering 2018

    Watching the forecasts... not so good, work is manic at the moment so no point stressing out and leaving it to sit and watch rain, still hopeful for maybe a Friday and Saturday night .. keep some of the gold stuff...and Keep up the excellent reports Adrian and Andy K...

    Galloway Spring Gathering 2018

    Well all going well and with some luck thrown in I hope to arrive on Thursday and leave on Sunday morning (all weather permitting .... dont mind the cold or frost but pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeze none of the wet stuff) , will be slumming it in the van... playing with tents and especially drying them out is not my idea of fun....looking forward to it, the last visit had great skies on the last night.(as usual..)

    Galloway Autumn Star Camp 2018

    I see there is a good ISS pass around 19:26 in the southern sky on the 4th October.

    Show us your ED80’s!

    Here is my Takahashi FC-100 with an 80ED on piggy back. Taken at the last Galloway star camp in November 2017. I'm in the white goose jacket, dont know who the other numpties are ... The 80ED has an upgraded moonlite focuser fitted and in this shot a QHY8-L CCD

    Galloway Autumn Star Camp 2017

    Sorry for the Delay on reply Ian, The four other amigos were Dave Millar, Pete Miller, Martin Oz, Martin Sey and I.

    Galloway Autumn Star Camp 2017

    Cheers lads a few of us clubbed together and took Demon Mikes Static and the skies played ball 2 out of three nights, much whisky was consumed on the Friday ...much snoring was heard much of it in stereo format and a few breakfasts at the Glaisnock cafe were gulped down... looking forward to Spring camp now.

    Galloway Autumn Star Camp 2017

    BLOODY HELL!! Gutted tbh but can understand, we've all be counting down since the date was announced...aw well hope the spring one is better than last time ......adios amigos>

    Galloway Autumn Star Camp 2017

    Yes not long till the count down.... will be tenting it again, the company looking at my self leveling system have been dragging it out and cant say yeh or nay and until its a yey, im stalled on project Obsy. but ne'r mind the whisky reserves have been added to with some unique malts on the cards this year.... ive even got a spinning 4 bottle optic system, talk about posh or what!! Ill also be bringing along my 100mm Takahashi and EQ6 mount that I acquired earlier in the year. need to get some practice in before the camp though!! Looking forward to a good year as were due one! Clear Skies peeps..
  12. Looking for this elusive eyepiece to complete a boxed set, this is the 5 element eyepiece. PM me if you have one for sale or know where I can purchase one, as they are a discontinued line. Many Thanks

    Galloway Autumn Star Camp 2017

    That's me booked up with a Leccy pitch Thurs till the Sunday, now the long wait....................................

    Last night delights of the spring GSP 2017

    Great report and the volume of targets you mentioned give encouragement to return later in the year. Well done and thanks for taking the time and effort to compile such an interesting read.

    Galloway 2017 Spring Gathering

    Hi Aidrian, I didn't even unpack van and like you Scope never saw daylight. I slept in van rather than fight with the tent. Yes I think we are due some good skies now, I've only had one good visit to Galloway out of four so far,all the rest have been a washout. Glad you you got back and hopefully November will be blessed with an abundance of stars! All the best sir, Stuary

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