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mapstar

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mapstar last won the day on October 8 2018

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  1. Shots of the comet taken over the steelworks in the heart of Rotherham with a galaxy S10
  2. Obviously inches Mike. There's no substitute.
  3. Nobody can criticise anyone making a functional scope Mark and you're nearly there. Lot's wouldn't even attempt it so well done upto now.
  4. Pretty good efforts there Mark. Spider Maybe distorting the upper tube as you can get a lot of pressure on them. Aperture of the box can be made larger if it needs to be
  5. I always thought the answer was 42?
  6. Looks brilliant Davey. Hope she keeps the clear skies as well
  7. Aye I've noticed he didn't include that pink/magenta colour this time? He must've run out of that one?
  8. Ahhh the peace and tranquility that is Galloway star camp. Rest and relaxation
  9. Welcome to Wadas Steve I see Eric has replied already and gave you the heads up on the FB group. I use sutton bank more than any other site now and when the season kicks off again in late August I will probably head that way. A nice combination could be a star party. There are various advertised on here but in the current situation we can only hope some will go ahead. People are generally friendly and helpful with some really knowledgeable people in the hobby. I'm visual so cannot really help with imaging but a lot in the society are so please hop over to FB if you don't get a response here and pose any questions you may have. Damian
  10. Hi Eric I've been upto winscar a couple of times in the last 6 months. I had a couple of hours up there but the viewing wasn't good so decided to pack in. When I left I got to the top of the hill and could see quite a thick layer of mist over everything so explained why I had bad views. Last time I got there it was on the evening of total lockdown as I set off just before the announcement to do a dusk timelapse. All the car parks were blocked off with concrete blocks so I did a little with the camera but decided to head home. Sutton bank is where I head now as I have a good spot up there which I've used for years. Been some nice nights lately and with the lack of planes in the sky less intrusion from scattered light it's been nice even though no one can travel. Never been to towton but I'd rather travel that bit further and head for sutton bank. I still have your number Eric so will give you a shout the next time we get the chance to go out (not really sure when all this will be over?) But for me the season is over until August.
  11. Thanks for the info Derek and the phone call the other day. I hope all are fit and well and staying safe. It is only to be expected that this will continue for quite some time and life won't get back to 'normal' anytime soon. The star camp will continue here until such a time as we can view the heavens again in the glorious dark skies of Galloway. Mike o'Brien and Dave both flew drones at the camp a few years ago. They were impressive and it was good to see the camp from a different perspective. I personally didn't mind. Looking forward to catching up with everyone that is booked in but we must take the appropriate action to keep everyone attending safe. If that means cancelling then so be it. Best regards, Damian (Runner up in the pie munching competition)
  12. Just catching up with everyone Eric. Weather has been nice with some good nights of late even though astronomical darkness is short. I've not had the scope out as it's not really good skies whilst confined to home during these virus restricted days. Hope everyone is fit and well and staying safe. Damian
  13. Hi Gerry Just read your query on someones account of m81 and 82 being naked eye? Think someones having a laugh with that one or be looking through 10 year old eyes (even doubt that). I've seen them in a 9x50 quite a few times although even in the darkest skies never naked eye. The needle and whale easy spots in the finder but again I doubt anyone would see them naked eye.
  14. Thanks for the heads up Paul and fingers crossed this pandemic passes quickly with the least problems for everyone. I hope you get it sorted and all the arrangements in place. I doubt I will be there as I'm already booked for the dark skies of Galloway. I book years in advance.
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