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  1. Not a good picture, Taken with my top of the range (not so smart phone) LG Viewty through solar glasses...
  2. Not seen it yet been at work , Did watch the Eclipse live (but not live) an hour or so later after being outside watching it and i enjoyed it .
  3. Wow!.. that is almost too good.
  4. Great Job Cliff, hope mine come out as good... Like the sun spots on the moon (first image) lol
  5. Whoohoo!, got to see the eclipse, Been on nights but Asked the wife to wake me if the seeing was good, missed first contact but got the rest, took some pictures with mobile will see if they came out and upload later, Back at work at 12:30pm (quick turnaround ) But worth getting up for
  6. Think you got the wrong end of the stick baggywrinkle, I think your talking about the Solar eclipse today astroeddie is talking about "Lunar" easy mistake to make with all this excitement going on.
  7. Ahh... i see now, Don't watch Clarckson..Used to, I find him arrogant and irritating. Ptarmigan.... Sorry if i got and gave the wrong impression
  8. I liked your comment.. BUT not got a clue about the Jeremy Clarkson thing lol As for Mitchell's commentary.. I didn't find him patronising, I found him easy on the ears lol
  9. I Do agree with you totally Olly.. They need something in the style of Open university, now i would love to watch that, whether any of it would sink in is another story (this is where i find the people with a great ability to remember things in long term memory is the key to intelligence and the two go hand in hand... its all about memory) I can watch/read something that goes deep and 10 minutes later i forgotten it lol i digress... Well anyway they can still use the "waffle" but explain it in "layman's terms" for us thats a bit slow
  10. Well I like Dumbed down, Cos i find it condescending when some people try to baffle with waffle. Programs on TV are broadcast to a diverse audience and try to cater for those with an interest in astronomy/cosmology. So Yes i agree with you to an extent Dave . Keep it simple suits me (and many others)
  11. It's becoming more apparent, I should have stay'd in school more

  12. Well put Cath, I agree, but isn't Stephen Hawking our top guy at the moment?... He gets a lot of "limelight" these days, he's done some good things, or may be Alan Guth or Edward Witten and then there's Brian Cox...(i'm sure there will be more) There is one thing i do know though....i hope they find out in my lifetime. This breakthrough will open so many doors to our understanding of everything (i think in all science), maybe CERN will find the answer and if there is more particles than the ones we already know i think this will be the key to everything for all areas of science, One worry i do have though.. I hope in our quest to know everything we don't destroy our beautiful blue world.
  13. Said i should have gone to school more lol...sorry annihilation (above post edited) thanks Ptarmigan
  14. Hi Yarn...Welcome..... Hope you have a great time at SGLX
  15. Just watched Horizon BBC2) dancing in the dark.. Very interesting.. I particularly like Prof John Ellis, How does he know where everything is, I mean..Did anyone watch it?, you could hardly see him behind his desk lol. Don't think i'm convinced with the WIMP particle (not that i know anything lol), but i do believe in the "dark matter" thing. (i wish i'd spent more time in school lol). What i can't get my head round is the where it came from, I mean they can't measure it and they cannot see it, they can only see the way it interacts with everything (my brain is hurting)... I think that black holes play a part in there somewhere. Like when they munch on everything that falls in to the event horizon i think that one of the bi products of "inhalation" is part dark matter (or maybe all of it). I do hope they find the answer before i go back to starlight.
  16. Nothing here in north lincolnshire but low level fog
  17. Just a thought if the C8 is a little too big you could go with this one.... http://www.firstlightoptics.com/advanced-series-goto/celestron-c6-sgt-xlt-goto.html or maybe http://www.firstlightoptics.com/se-series/celestron-nexstar-5se.html
  18. I thing the C8 is the way to go but again as i previously mentioned and it's very important... You need to look in All types of scope configuration to see what suits you. The other thing i like about the C8 (SCT aka Schmidt-Cassegrain) is that (again this is important) the Eyepiece (you look through) is always in the right orientation and comfortable to look through.. I have both the SCT and a newtonian and i find the newt eyepiece is quite often in the wrong place if you don't plan your nights viewing so to keep the eyepiece in the right place.. Trust me this is worth thinking about
  19. Thanks John.. that is a good point to make, i prefer your view on this.. Thanks
  20. OK.. you may like this.. http://www.firstlightoptics.com/advanced-vx-goto/celestron-c8-sct-vx-goto.html Type in your browser for reviews or look on this site for more .. http://www.firstlightoptics.com/ These guy's are great to deal with, i've never had any complaints. they may also advise you once they know what your needs and requirements are there are a lot of things to take into consideration when buying a telescope and you DEFINITELY need to look through some at a local group, you may not see what you think you will see, I took my c11 (and that's a biggy) to my sisters and she was expecting views you see in astro mag's, so bear that in mind... Hope this helps
  21. Read your review John, I may get the 18mm BCO, and look on Astro B&S for the others. Have you any experience with Astro Hutech John? Forgot to say thanks for the very informative review John, It was very good
  22. Thanks John, The more i research the more confusing it gets lol, especially with the money involved
  23. Thanks very much Alan for that, You don't say whether you used to live there before moving to Bulgaria?. Both Pubs are still there, But i don't frequent them now a days I used to go in the Coach and horses the most, but not in 20 years lol..
  24. Just downloaded it Alan.. Will print it off
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