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S.A.M

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About S.A.M

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    Astronomy, Chess, Eclipse Chasing, Golf, Gardening, Vegetable growing and DIY.
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    Swindon
  1. Hi Michael, I am not sure where the SYNCH command is, will need to look in maunal for that one? Peter
  2. Hi Garry, I manually align with Polaris and go to level north position before getting two other stars for alignment. Peter
  3. Wiltshire AS speaker for March will be Chris Starr talking about 'A most beautiful Moon - A history of Lunar Exploration', the meeting will be held at the Pavilion, Rusty lane, Seend nr Melksham SN12 6NS with a start time of 20:00 on the 5ht. All welcome. Peter
  4. Hi Michael, I guess I might have to see if there are new updates for my controller as i have not done one with it since I brought a few years ago at IAS? Thanks for your reply. Peter
  5. Hi John, I do use external battery pack similar to the one pictured, had a slight error a while ago and cannot use internal power now! Peter
  6. Hi Pete, When using a Baader filter, you must check it every time for damage. If there is a pin prick hole, the filter MUST be destroyed or you could lose an eye when viewing. Happy times ahead viewing the Sun. If you can view it with a Ha scope so much the better, it will blow your socks off? Peter
  7. Hello SGL, I have been having trouble with my Meade GOTO LX 90 (8 inch) telescope recently. The planets are not in my eye piece view while deep sky objects are? I set up using the GPS method, tripod is level and three star alignment is good. As I said, the planets & Moon are close but not in field of view, have to manually adjust to view them yet if I wish to do a Messier object it is there, maybe not dead centre but good enough to view! I have taken the hand controller back off to see if a battery needed replacing, did not find one. Does my hand controller need updating or is there another fix I could carry out? Any suggestions would be most grateful as I cannot show anybody the planets if they wish to see them especially Uranus and Neptune. Thank you for you time for looking and if you are able to answer this question? Peter
  8. Wiltshire AS speaker for February will be Prof. David Southwood talking about 'Mars: Delirium, Delight & Disasters, some personal stories', the meeting will be held at the Pavilion, Rusty lane, Seend nr Melksham SN12 6NS with a start time of 20:00 on the 5th. All welcome. Peter
  9. Wiltshire AS speaker for December will be Dr Elizabeth Pearson talking about 'A very brief History of Rovers & Landers', the meeting will be held at the Pavilion, Rusty lane, Seend nr Melksham SN12 6NS with a start time of 20:00 on the 4th. All welcome. Peter
  10. Wiltshire AS speaker for November will be Pete Williamson talking about how to 'The Sun & How it Works', the meeting will be held at the Pavilion, Rusty lane, Seend nr Melksham SN12 6NS with a start time of 20:00 on the 6th. All welcome. Peter
  11. Wiltshire AS speaker for October will be Mary McIntyre talking about how to 'Creating Stunning Star Trails', the meeting will be held at the Pavilion, Rusty lane, Seend nr Melksham SN12 6NS with a start time of 20:00 on the 2nd. All welcome. Peter
  12. I hope the tin of beans are still in date when you purchased the scope, I did not see the 'Box of Clouds' that comes with the scope or is that just hiding for a while? Happy viewing. Peter
  13. Start with the Sun as it always changing? Always go to M42 in winter sky plus lots of other Messier objects, never bother with Spiral Galaxies I find them very boring! Peter
  14. First speaker in new season is Andy Burns talking about 'Cataloguing the Heavens', meeting takes place at the Pavilion, Rusty Lane, Seend Nr Melksham SN12 6NS on 4th of September with a start time of 20:00, all welcome. More details can be found on our Facebook page, Wiltshire Astronomical Society. Peter
  15. Get a new one to be on the safe side. Cost of filter, a few pounds, cost of eye....................priceless! Peter
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