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tingting44

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  1. has any one actually seeen the reflectors left on the moon from the appolo mission? through your telescopes?

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    2. jnc71106

      jnc71106

      the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has taken images of the apollo landing sites

      http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo/revisited/

    3. tingting44

      tingting44

      very interesting jake, mhhh if only i won the lotto one day....id love to chuck a couple mil into a telescope :D

      mhh i wonder how the pro's find the reflectors? and send a laser to them... i was winding my mrs up earlier i told her i saw the flag they left on the moon! loool :D

      they are some awsome pics there jake! :D

      qualia id love to be able to have access to control hubble just for one night! mhhhh lol :)

    4. rowan46

      rowan46

      I looked but all I could see was some fool with a telescope waving at me

  2. WE HAVE STARS!!!! finally capturing some data with the SPC900!!! its just starting to spit too :( nooooo lol got about 12 mins data so far tho, so that should keep me busy for a bit :)

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    2. tingting44

      tingting44

      hopefully got some nice data, going to go over it in a mo...

    3. nephilim

      nephilim

      Nice one, havnt had a clear night round here for ******* ages

    4. tingting44

      tingting44

      i really couldnt believe it either nephilim! it was well weird tho lol last time i was out jupiter was in the SW area and last time it was in the E area, its moved loadssss lol was nice not trying to image jupiter pointing directly past my garden street lamp post lol :)

  3. wow really want to upgrade my 130p to the 130pds!!! mhhhh it looks lush compared to my 130p lol

    1. Daniel-K

      Daniel-K

      oopps did i spark something!

    2. tingting44

      tingting44

      you bad bad man loool :) i was happy with my 130p for the time being till i saw that 130p-ds!!! loool :D

  4. cant belive i only just found out about SGL8!!! i have to go to this in 2014!!!! so i take it this is the 8th year its been going on? looks FAB!!

  5. WOO HOO! got my SPC900 this morning!!! Thanks Tony!!! :D

  6. for the life of me i cant figure out how to stretch dam histogram via curves in PS :(

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    2. JB80

      JB80

      It's something that I'm not certain I've got figured out entirely either, have you started a thread asking for advice?

      I tend to follow a couple of tutourials and hope for the best.

    3. Daniel-K

      Daniel-K

      have you adjusted the levels? hold down ctl and l to bring up the levels box

    4. tingting44

      tingting44

      hey pibbles, no not started a thread yet, there is a pinned version of it here but all the pics are missing and they are very helpful :( just reading a lot lately to try to learn but its frushtrating.

      hey daniel yes ive been using Ctl L and M for levels and curves but i just seem to make the histogram smaller

  7. TYPICAL!! just finished setting up to try some dslr video footage of jupiter for the clouds to just roll over!! :( grhhh you gotta love this hobby :D

    1. tingting44

      tingting44

      well thats me all packed up now!! total cloud cover! and raining grhhhh :(

  8. Finally completed a transaction for an SPC900 Planetary Cam!!! I CANNE wait to get it now :D

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    2. jnc71106

      jnc71106

      if you do come along one of the members might be able to help with your colimation dude

    3. tingting44

      tingting44

      Thanks jake, i think ive nailed it now, but would be great for someone to just check over my work :) what DSO's will you be imaging if all goes good with the clouds? :)

    4. jnc71106

      jnc71106

      something obscure and tricky martin. itching to try M78 but its still a bit early

  9. does any one know how much the Sky watcher stock finder scope and mount retail for?

  10. soooo many new people to stargazing lately!! great stuff!! seems the hobby is really taking off at the moment :)

  11. what a lovely sky in the end tonight, moon and jupiter lovely :D

  12. Might have me a SPC900 planetary cam to add to my collection soon.........:)

  13. The wife gave me an early xmas prezzy!! a ride in a helicopter! WOO HOO lol :) all ways wanted to go in a chopper :)

    1. bombassa

      bombassa

      Ooh lucky boy! :o)

  14. on who wants to be a millionaire....the question just asked was.."the milky way is what type of galaxy, A.spiral.B.irregular.C.eliliptical.D.pyramidal, And they phone a firend lol

    1. tingting44

      tingting44

      they got it right thank god lol

    2. Qualia

      Qualia

      I thought it was a type of Galaxy but with a nougat centre that is considerably lighter than that of a Mars ;-)

    3. tingting44

      tingting44

      lol they got the answer right for A. spiral

  15. Just got my new Telrad finder off of Andrew S on here!! THANKS buddy :)))

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    2. tingting44

      tingting44

      loool :) it is bigger then it looks in the pics isnt it lol

      cant wait to use it if i ever get my scope collimated grhhhhh :(

    3. jnc71106

      jnc71106

      some might suggest its a bit excessive when you have GOTO ;)

      set yourself an afternoon aside for the collimation print this guide http://www.astro-baby.com/collimation/astro babys collimation guide.htm read it then read it again and slowly take your time

    4. tingting44

      tingting44

      yeah it will be so handy simply for alignment when i need to find the stars with the finder/telrad, as when its a dark sky its so hard to make out the star you want through the stock finder, lol so this should just make my life of aligning easier :)

      thanks read through AB guide a few times now buddy :( lol

  16. arghhhhhhhh!!! i feel to chuck this telescope out the window! :(

    1. Qualia

      Qualia

      No, don't do that :-)

  17. now got me a telrad finder coming from andrew s on here :) thanks pal your the best :)

    1. rory

      rory

      good bit o kit. cant be without mine.

    2. tingting44

      tingting44

      i know i cant wait to see what all the hype is about :) ive only ever used my SW130p stock finder scope so im hoping for a nice change :)

  18. Got me a Premium Chesire Collimating eye piece coming from huggiebear on here, thanks mate :)

  19. off out for my wifes work meal when all i want to do is sit in my garden and star gaze :(

    1. Rihard

      Rihard

      Same here. Had to attend a work dinner while outside the skies were totally clear and steady. I came back home (after a few drinks) and a fat rainfall began.

  20. on a clear night, i wonder how many of us are actually looking at the same object, say....Jupiter,

  21. I am now the proud owner of Steve Richards "Making Every Photon Count" :D Thanks spacecowboy :D

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    2. tingting44

      tingting44

      it really is an amazing book!! im nearly half way through it lol im sure to get through it many many times in the future ahead lol :D

    3. David Smith

      David Smith

      Got mine in the post yesterday (Thanks FLO). Haven't had chance to look at it yet though! Can't afford kit until new year anyway so no hurry:)

    4. tingting44

      tingting44

      ive read it front to back all ready lol i wont have the money for the imaging setup i want for about a year ish :(

  22. RIP Sir Patrick, you will be missed by many, had a good run tho and now has the best view of the cosmos :D

  23. just trying to prepare nearly 1000 jupiter pics so i can PIPP & Registax them for my biggest stack ever :) cant wait to see whats hidden away :D

  24. might try and view/image the GRS for the 1st time tonight. just need to find out what time it will be showing :)

    1. tingting44

      tingting44

      i think ive found a time of the GRS tonight at 8:05pm, can anyone confirm?

    2. David Smith

      David Smith

      Have you had a look at sky and telescope website?

    3. tingting44

      tingting44

      i have indeed sir, i was looking at the GRS just a minute ago now, back inside in the warm while its collecting photon's now :)

  25. got a swap for my book turn left at orion for the book making every photon count....win for both of us :D

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