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Pig

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About Pig

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  • Birthday 28/08/65

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  • Interests
    Anything outdoors
  • Location
    Northampton Town UK
  1. Nice one young lady, and a very enjoyable read.....the sniper scope made me laugh out loud πŸ˜€
  2. Don't you just love the ramp up in activity on SGL when the sun comes out to play ...... great shots Michael πŸ˜€
  3. Nice one Damian, and welcome to the light side. Just for your reference there are another couple of eyepieces in my signature,as well as the TV plossll, that work pretty welll with the Quark.
  4. Fantastic set of images Michael πŸ˜€
  5. Nice one Nick, welcome to the light side, the larger prom today sure had some very fine lines to it, simply stunning in the Quark when magnified πŸ˜€ Great illustrations.
  6. Hiya, I m not sure why your views were so poor, I had some pretty good views of Saturn at around the same time of the morning as you. Maybe their was some local atmospheric disturbance that affected your seeing as Saturn can take a lot more than 150 x magnification. Saturn will be getting higher as you said so views should get better for you and it is best to not to feel downhearted based on a single viewing. If I am honest I have found refractors punch way above their weight compared to the maks I have looked through πŸ˜€
  7. It's best to have both πŸ˜€ Keep as many options open as possible with our weather.
  8. Nice one..... this is the point where it starts to get expensive, but well worth it 🌻
  9. Nice one young, The detail is increasing here, maybe this is due to the seeing here, the 2 proms are being accompanied by another looping prom !!!! It's very hot outside and it is quite difficult to stay out there very long 🌻 No complaints from me though.
  10. Boiling hot with sunny blue skies today in Northampton with a lovely imposing white hot orb taking centre stage. I have just had a quick look at the disc and it is looking pretty scrummy, there are still two lovely proms around the 2 O'Clock position that are a typical flame shape in appearance and just opposite them there is quite a dense prom developing, so this is worth keeping an eye on. The surface detail is also fantastic today and the granulation is quite dark adding to that lovely keliedoscopic effect. unfortunately I still cannot drink any alcohol so my favourite pastime of wine marinated melon mixed with solar will have to stay on hold πŸ˜‡ For the time being.
  11. I would screw a few nuts onto the threaded bar first, leaving gaps of course, and then concrete them in. This will give something for the concrete to grip onto πŸ˜€
  12. Ditto really..... especially as your eyepiece collection is pretty tasty πŸ˜‹
  13. I also agree with Calvin about the trainers πŸ˜€ Pikey feet.
  14. The reflection sure does look like the cover of the Oxford double star atlas....nice one Mick πŸ˜€