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  • Birthday 28/08/65

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  1. Ioptron AZ Pro Update

    I have not experienced a single issue with mine and it is the most accurate, quiet and user friendly mount I have used.... but to be honest the longer I have been involved with this hobby the more obvious it becomes that we are all used by the producers as part of their product development cycle ....... I am not sure how to remedy it either, short of not purchasing anthything else ๐Ÿ˜€
  2. Sounds good .... thank you ๐Ÿ˜€
  3. What scope are you using Gav?
  4. I have never had much sucess with filters despite many trials ... maybe they just need lots of aperture ๐Ÿ˜€
  5. I guess so ๐Ÿ˜€ its always worth hanging onto something if it works better than expectations ..... your still a tight wad though ๐Ÿ˜€
  6. I think you should stop being a tight wad and get yourself a 2โ€ filter ๐Ÿ˜€
  7. New LED street lights

    The led lighting has made a huge positive difference for me also. However, I did have to ask for a shield to be fitted to the lamppost directly in front of my house..... it took the poor council 3 attempts, and the involvement of the local MP, to get the shield located in the right spot and be the right size but in the end all worked out just dandy ๐Ÿ˜€ It is worth persevering and do not be put off by crazy responses and excuses.
  8. Nice one Stu.... I saw all of them last night also ! ! ๐Ÿค seriously though .... a great night indeed but I have to say wasnโ€™t it cold, I eventually gave up after around 3 hours because I couldnโ€™t move for the amount of clothing I had on. Open clusters are very nice to observe in the frac, they are almost tailor made for them .....the open clusters of course ๐Ÿ˜€
  9. Opening the Trapezium.

    Cheers guys, I will give it a go on the next clear night ๐Ÿ˜€ If judging by the weather of late should be quite soon. NIcksโ€™s map should help as what I had seen was inside the square !
  10. Opening the Trapezium.

    I seem to remember seeing the E when I had my 9.25, but it was quite a while ago and I may just be kidding myself ๐Ÿ˜€ What kind of magnification would be most suitable?
  11. Another box ticked...

    Nice one Calvin.... you will have to post a couple of shots ๐Ÿ˜€
  12. National Forest Star Party ,November 2017.

    Thank you Stu ๐Ÿ˜€ A great weekend and both nights delivered the goods, night two being pretty much spot on with many naked eye targets visible that are not normally naked eye..... I am still amazed how little light pollution there is considering where it is, not that I am complaining. It was god to meet up with Nick, Paul and Steve and I hope to see you all again soon. I am looking forward to Nickโ€™s report as we got to see many targets ๐Ÿ˜€
  13. National Forest Star Party ,November 2017.

    A lovely 1st night and a pleasant surprise to get some observing in on the first night... there is scope here I think itโ€™s called a newt but I am not sure what it is ๐Ÿ˜€ but itโ€™s mainly real scopes ...... I took full advantage of Nickโ€™s knowledge and spent most of the time looking through his real scope .... some great views. The campsite is clean and tidy and surprising secluded given its location, but most importantly there is pretty much wall to wall sky......... letโ€™s see what tonight brings ๐Ÿ˜€ great choice Nick.
  14. National Forest Star Party ,November 2017.

    I believe snow is forecast ๐Ÿ‘€
  15. National Forest Star Party ,November 2017.

    Only a couple of days to go ๐Ÿ˜€