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Everything posted by Naemeth

  1. Only 10 minutes outside with the binoculars gave me a nice reminder of why I love this hobby. 

    Even with bad skies and light pollution.

    The Moon will forever be one of my favourites.

  2. SGL, it's been a while!

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    2. Naemeth


      To be honest, I've lost count :D. 

      The weather hasn't been great - but I've not had much observing chance! Hoping to get back into the swing of things though

    3. Pig


      Hiya Jonathan...... Nice to see you back on here :happy11:

    4. YKSE


      Weather has been not that good here either, just haveto enjoy the opportunities it gives.:happy7:

  3. Clearest nights when you are at work, cloudiest skies when you're enjoying time away from work. Need I say more?

    1. mrjonathanbrown


      Im at work right now and yep clear skies.

    2. gooseholla


      Cloudy here and i'm off, so don't feel too bad!

    3. David Smith

      David Smith

      Was off last week, nothing but cloud and rain:(

  4. I'm sure I've got one or two of your ex eyepieces. I've also got a few of your scopes too .
  5. Exactly what I was thinking . Is John getting some to review?
  6. The 150P dob is the same size (tall) as the 200P, which is the same size as the 250PX, the only difference is how fat the tubes are. How funny that the background music of the video was the same as what I was just listening to (Keep Talking by Pink Floyd) .
  7. 77 notifications greet me upon return...

  8. Most of my astro equipment has been stored elsewhere for the past few months whilst building work has been going on and stargazing has been patchy at best (due to work/bad weather combination). I'm sure that will change when everything is moved back . It's not a course of treatment I'd recommend for anyone.
  9. I'm cured of my eyepiece buying impulses. At least for now .
  10. Agreed. When it's clear you need to employ the 'drop everything' (apart from your scope!) tactic to get a decent chance of viewing. It can be several weeks between sessions, so you have to make the most of them while you can.
  11. Almost exactly how it was discovered too. Well, flicking between, I believe, photographic plates, but it's the same thing
  12. Lovely object and surrounding area. It definitely needs more exposure time though - lots of contrast between the dark nebula behind! Don't want to have to push the data too hard . You've definitely found a hidden gem .
  13. Now that's great customer service Steve, as usual .
  14. Used the forecast yesterday for deciding whether or not to wear a waterproof coat - got both there and back without getting wet - as forecast . Serves as a good day time forecast as well as a night one .
  15. Perhaps Black Holes are just another species throwing loads of this away because they have so much for their telescopes that they don't want anymore material .
  16. For Southern UK astronomers, yes. For Northern astronomers.... we'll have to wait until the end of July / mid August.
  17. Are you planning on doing an auto cut-off for the forecast based on time - in a similar way to how it's done on the BBC website? (i.e. If it's 1pm, only the forecast for 1pm and later will be shown)
  18. I did the opposite and went to the pub (thinking the forecast would be wrong). Hardly a cloud in the sky!
  19. BGO (if you can get one) / Fujiyama / Astro Hutech, there probably won't be very much in it. Very true, always check that the desired object can fit in the TFOV .
  20. For the Horsehead you want an eyepiece with quite a narrow AFOV, because it actually helps you if you don't have Alnitak in the FOV - being such a bright star on some nights it may make the difference between seeing and not seeing it. Try an ~25mm good quality Ortho? Shouldn't be too expensive . EDIT: Re-read your post, go for the 25mm TeleVue plossl - no need to spend a lot and it might actually make finding the HH regularly more difficult.
  21. The Vixen and AZ-4 is the perfect height for my adjustable chair, as long as I don't go too high in the sky mind you .
  22. Really very nice to use - works well on the AZ-4 as long as it is balanced properly, and it is so light that carrying and manoeuvring it is never a problem. Looks great too of course, but that isn't really a big factor .
  23. Personally I'd go for the Vixen, but I'm a little biased because I own one.
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