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Bigwings

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  1. Nows the time to buy the extras before VAT goes back up LOL. Enjoy
  2. Now you might wonder about my Nic....BIGWINGS its because I regularly invite would be glider pilots to devise ways of killing me while I instruct . I love clouds. In the last few weeks I have seen Ninbus,cumuloninbus, stratus, cirrus, ciirrostratus and now when the weather clears and I can see the skys I get correctorplate dewius. Well nature rules in gliding and astronomy so I am going to fool it I have booked a holiday diving in the Maldives so water doesnt matter..... or am I being silly . Does anyone have any advice on Indain Ocean Astronomy via 15x70 binos?
  3. The third leg just sticks out in front and makes an excellent handle if you want to change your grip. Just remember to grab the thing thats going DOWN mind on a cold night I suppose that covers all eventualities
  4. I added a pair of Skymaster 15x70 binos to the collection but found it difficult to hold them. The tripod adaptor was useless and I replaced it with a proper metal one. Now I have steady astro function on my tripod. I then made a discovery which is probably old hat to most on here but I retracted the bottom joints of the tripod and picked it up. Holding 2 legs against my body and the tilt.pan handle on my chest I found I could hold the thing very steady and pan round the sky using my body to control direction. It has revolutionised my bino viewing which had been with my old Zeiss 7x50s .
  5. Please see my mail and reply to Ant re the Observing notes for the month. I have done as Ant suggested and put it up for expert advice. Cheers Mike On Sun, Nov 16, 2008 at 3:46 PM, mike.terry2@btopenworld.com <forum@stargazerslounge.com> wrote: Hi, in your observing notes you refer to M14 and that it requires a large telescope to resolve it. What is your definition of a large scope. I have a new 8"SCT and wonder if that fits the bill and if so what eyepiece would be a best bet. Thanks Mike Hi Mike, The trouble with my sources of information is that you never know what their skies are like. The source doesn't make reference to a size of scope - just a large one. My guess would be a 10" or greater would be classed as large scope. This doesn't mean that the 8" won't resolve it, just that maybe the seeing conditions will need to be better. Personally I like observing Globs with a little space around them, so tend to always use a lower power than high. Maybe I've never resolved it... Sorry couldn't be more help. To get more experienced people's views just post the same question in the Observing sections. Cheers Ant
  6. We are new as well and have gone for Sky at Night which is very interesting and the CD good. Something to do after cleaning the kit and crying after the weather forcast. New book when you subscribe on lin as well. NO I dont work for BBC publications LOL
  7. Because I have upgraded telescope, Binos and imaging. Getting some pics of streetlights though
  8. Hi, in your observing notes you refer to M14 and that it requires a large telescope to resolve it. What is your definition of a large scope. I have a new 8"SCT and wonder if that fits the bill and if so what eyepiece would be a best bet. Thanks Mike
  9. Hi Your doing better than me LOL. Since I upgraded the sky has just been wet. Keep om enjoying
  10. Your not alone. You can ponder and think OR..... You can take a leaf out of the phenomenological approach to psychology......... Simple put it goes.....sod the explanation its the experience that counts. Me I do both and when I have pondered the meaning of creation I just wonder about why when you go outside to view you immediatly need the loo...especialy when cold. Clear Skies Mike
  11. Hi guys, Nobody warned us when we joined the ranks of neby skywatchers that it could get expensive....LOL The 6" newtonian grew a friend (Mead ETX80) which has now been replaced by a Celesetron 8"SCT all within two months . Does anyone know if they are taking bids on Hubble??? Ps we are looking for a Reticle eyepiece if anyone has one going spare. Clear Skies (well not since we got the 8") Mike & Kate
  12. :sunny: Hi we are Kate & Mike collectivly Bigwings as we both fly Gliders. Mike used to skywatch with his telescope when a kid and Kate is fascinated by the sky at night so we have just bought a 6" catadioptric telescope to get us started. Love the site and nice to have found it.
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