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Matt Scunthorpe

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About Matt Scunthorpe

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  1. I hope you have a good meeting, I wont be able to make tonight as I am back in Scunthorpe again today - we lost my Dad a couple of months ago so have a lot to sort out, physically, emotionally and legally. I am definitely a few months over since when my membership ran out though, I cant make many of the weekday evenings, but im determined to start getting down to Winscarr when we go out and start up the AP again.
  2. A work colleague of mine is looking at buying 2nd hand HEQ5 and an 8inch or so scope, found this on the classifieds for him to look at - He's asked the question that on the handset, its labelled 'syncan AZ'. I assume that the handset has probably come from another mount originally, will this still drive the HEQ5 in the normal way, such as a original handset would?
  3. Looking at the bbc forecast its meant to be clear all of Friday night and some of Saturday night, just might have to bolt the telescope in place or you'll be asking to next door if you can get it out of their garden! Typical huh.
  4. Enjoy black hole Friday, courtesy of NASA https://inews.co.uk/essentials/news/science/enjoy-black-hole-friday-nasas-scientific-alternative-shopping/
  5. I wont be able to make it again tonight, however I did dust off the scope and imaging scope last night (and realised I've lost the charger for my power pack). So next trip out to Winscar then I can try and get my head around imaging again. Quite excited by it.
  6. Anyone had any colleagues ask them if your going to look at the Supermoon tonight? It really bugs me lol. How do I explain that the supermoon looks the same as every other moon that they've ever seen...
  7. A locking cigarette socket must be a dream. The amount of times I've accidentally knocked my mount out of the power pack is unbelievable.
  8. I need to get my head around AP again. Been far too long since my last attempt. Only problem is where I live now, the north star is blocked by pesky trees, so I will have to start heading out with you guys more often.
  9. BBC shows 'partly cloudy' for tonight, Saturday and Sunday night. Might get a few breaks but nothing worth planning for I wouldn't imagine. Maybe some point and shoot with the dob, or a bit of Moon action.
  10. Focussing is something I think I've only ever gotten spot on once, on one of my M57 images.
  11. Has the internet been down nationwide? No posts all day I don't have anything constructive to start a convo with either lol.
  12. Not done a lego kit for a good 10 years, but that might convince me, depending how good it looks in reality.
  13. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3830400/Former-policeman-spots-triangular-shaped-UFO-red-flashing-lights.html UFO over Holmfirth. Looks a lot like the pizza I had on Friday...
  14. There are some things you can do to help heat the house, I tend to cook in the evening as I'm normally home around 6-7, normally the residue heat from the oven if I leave the door open slightly (and hope the cat doesn't take an interest in climbing in) when its cooling is enough to stop the heating kicking in (thermostat being in the living room), same for when I use the tumble drier. I think that's just for when your super tight like me though lol.
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