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Marki

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  1. Nippy out!

     

  2. First time out for best part of a year...bit nippy outside, but the moon is magnificent!

  3. Got "rationalised" at work a couple of weeks ago :(. Got two job offers today :). Time for telescope shopping!

     

    1. nightfisher

      nightfisher

      Good luck matey, and let us know what you buy

  4. Fantastic hour or so watching moons and shadws on Jupiter :).

     

  5. Moon, clear sky, moon . Telescope time :)

  6. Happy. Open clusters in Auriga :)

    1. Daniel-K

      Daniel-K

      38 is my favourite with the small ngc next to it :) enjoy

    2. jetstream

      jetstream

      Its nice for sure, and then just a squeak over the Flaming star!

  7. Not the best seeing, but just good to be outside under a clear sky for a change!

  8. Power tank on charge - so, which scope to use? Skylight 4" f13 or TAL125r?

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    2. nightfisher

      nightfisher

      you sold that sleek Alfa? what you got now?

    3. Marki

      Marki

      Still an Alfa - Giulietta this time - gone back to petrol after my excursion into diesel ownership - and just as diesel is cheaper than petrol for the first time in years - doh!

    4. nightfisher

      nightfisher

      The Giulietta is still a rather nice car, and it sounds like the gov are thinking about turning against diesel cars

  9. TAL125r on the mount and cooling... :)

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    2. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      i got 35 mins better than nil..

    3. Marki

      Marki

      Same here. As it went dark, I got it all aligned and then clouded over within 30 mins. Went inside. Looked out when I went to bed and it was totally clear, so nipped out with my bins for 20mins :), so not a totally wasted night.

    4. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      all i got was a few widefeild shots just to try the ed and then it was just clouded out by1210am

  10. Scope cooling - waiting for M13 to clear the trees :)

    1. nightfisher

      nightfisher

      Hope you managed to use scope

  11. Jupiter looking fantastic tonight!

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    2. Marki

      Marki

      Probably not as good as I thought - think I was just happy to be out :)

    3. cotterless45

      cotterless45

      Just snapped in and out from hero to zero.

    4. Marki

      Marki

      Yup - same here - but when it was shapr it was glorious - I was using my 4" f13 last night and it was way better (sharper/clearer - betterdetail) than my 125mm f8.9 was the night before

  12. Happy New Year to all

    1. nightfisher

      nightfisher

      Happy new year to you and Sarah

  13. Sirius-ly bright!

    1. nightfisher

      nightfisher

      Looked pretty clear last night

  14. Skylight 4" f13 outside and cooling!

    1. nightfisher

      nightfisher

      its looking okay, hoping to check collimation on the vmc

    2. Marki

      Marki

      Fingers crossed, eh Jules?! Waether and collimation, that is!

    3. nightfisher

      nightfisher

      collimation is good, and focuser seems a little improved, have to decide if im keeping it now

  15. Yay! Stars :)

    1. cotterless45

      cotterless45

      Just for an hour here !

  16. Forecast keeps changing - promised clear skies postponed every hour on the hour :(. Scope looking dejected from lack of use!

    1. nightfisher

      nightfisher

      gosh, do you get to use your scopes then, seems ages since i got my fix but it was only a week ago

    2. Qualia

      Qualia

      Cloudy and uneventful evening this end of town as well chaps :-)

  17. Scope's a cooling! Forecast looks fair! Beer's in the fridge, its Friday :) ! love it when a plan comes together

    1. tingting44

      tingting44

      oh yes! shame i got cloud all weekend :(

    2. nightfisher

      nightfisher

      hope it comes of marki, i just got back from a sort of dark sirte with the 150 mak, bagged M45 M31, Alcor/Mizar, the double double plus a handful of open clusters and split polaris

    3. Marki

      Marki

      Nice one Jules. I spent a couple of hours with the TAL125r, and bagged a few doubles and a smattering of Messiers. Actually spent more time with my bins, looking at the double cluster, M45 and so on. Good night :)

  18. Giving up for tonight - its like orange soup almost all the way up!

    1. nightfisher

      nightfisher

      Last night was pants, it cleared but the mist started straight away

  19. Bright moon! Need some moonglasses :).

    1. cotterless45

      cotterless45

      Still some tasty doubles around !

  20. Wet out!

    1. nightfisher

      nightfisher

      Very wet Marki

    2. cotterless45

      cotterless45

      Ark building weather.

    3. introspheric

      introspheric

      Tell me about it! No super moon for me tonight...not even a smidge of a star. Gutted. :(

  21. Bored of thunder now... .

    1. nightfisher

      nightfisher

      I spent friday night at saddleworth and the thunder early saturday morning was spectacular

    2. Ant

      Ant

      Not had a single rumble of thunder, no lightning and pretty much no rain.

      Would love all three if you fancy sending some over!

    3. ghostdance

      ghostdance

      Wow, I never get bored of god moving the furniture! Next to a clear dark sky, give me a grand thunder storm any day rather than orange-grey gloop :)

  22. Scope cooling outside :-) Could be the first session in yonks!

    1. tingting44

      tingting44

      how did it go?

  23. Got a headache from flipping neighbours' garden DIY activities - all day! Grrr

    1. nightfisher

      nightfisher

      get a kip Marki, never know you might get the 125 out tonight

    2. Marki

      Marki

      cheers jules - weather looking a wee bit more promising too :)

  24. Given up for the night - sky is milkier than a bar of dairy milk!

  25. Is bored of clouds...

    1. nightfisher

      nightfisher

      totally agree, i hoped last night would be clear

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