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  1. Just a quick suggestion for anybody looking for ideas for stocking fillers for Christmas.

    A few weeks back I bought myself a Google Cardboard headset. I'll admit it was a curiosity purchase, but having played with it I'm impressed with this cheap entry level into virtual reality.

    For around £7 it has been worth it. For those not familiar, Google Cardboard is a DIY VR headset which utilises your smart phone as the video screen.

    There are numerous VR apps available to use with it, but I would definitely recommend buying one and download Titans of Space (free download).

    Not only is this a fascinating app with regards to VR, but it offers a wealth of info about our neighbours in space.

    If anybody has already experienced the VR apps world, have you any recommendation for similar apps

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  2. Thanks for another fun weekend folks. It was great to meet up with everyone again and the fantastic clear skies on Saturday night was like the cherry on the cake.

    We hope to see you all again soon and enjoy Galloway for those who are going. We won't be there (due to other plans), but I'm sure you will all have a good time.

    clear skies


  3. I haven't checked a forecast for ages as they tend to let you down. However, we've had some really sunny days lately and fairly clear skies (which I missed due to being at work :-( ).

    Hopefully the clear skies will continue a while longer

  4. I didn't realise it was on. Working shifts I loose track of my days (but then again, that might just be age catching up on me) and I could always rely on my recorders series link. Without the series link, its a  bit of pot luck if I get to view it.

    I'll try and fire up I-Player to see what every body are on about...

  5. Well there's been mainly clear skies all day and even into the darkness here. I thought I'd get the webcam out and have a go at capturing the ISS as it came over. I (think) I had every thing set up and then just as my phone app gave me the 5 minute warning...... instant cloud cover horizon to horizon. Even the moon disappeared.  :mad:  Ah well it must be wine o'clock  :grin:

  6. I came in at about 22.30 last night with the intention of catching Mars & Saturn later on. However I had to be up reasonable early to give my wife a lift to the train station, so I thought I'll catch them in the morning before it gets light.

    I had a quick glimps of Mars with the mark1 eyeball, before hitting the sack though. Anyhow the alarm went off this morning, only to find I'd estimated my timings wrong, the sun had beat me to it. So I may have to give it another go tommorw morning before I go to work

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  7. I had to record it due to being at work, but I watched it about 3 hours later when I finished work. Again like last months I enjoyed it and liked the programs layout alot more than some of the episodes towards the end of last year.

    I too am looking forward to next months episode. We just need the BBC to sort out the transmission data to allow our digiboxes to series link for recording.

    Faulksy, keep an eye on the tv listings, last months episode was repeated shortly afterwards. If not theres always youview/bbc i-player to catch up on it

  8. I sure did Pondus. I always make sure I get a look, if things allow. It must be its massive gravitation force which pulls myscope towards it.

    I tried to get a capture of it with my xbox cam + my x2 barlow, but I gave up in the end. (I couldn't get a glimps of it via the camera & webcam)

  9. well three strange things have ocurred to night...

    1) clear skys, allowing these strange brights pin holes of light to shine from the darkness

    2) I,m on my rest days allowing me to look at these unfamiliar shining objects

    3) whilst sharing the viewing experience of the moon using my 200 dob (for the firsttime with clear skys since I obtained it in november) with my 6 year old son, he was completely amazed with the mountains, craters & holes. In fact he said it was so clear he just saw a little alien pop up out of one of the craters and wave to him. :shocked:

    I don't know who enjoyed the viewing time the most me or him.

    Although I was a bit gutted at not seeing an alien....  :grin: 

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