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baggywrinkle

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  1. I have copies of various charts from Triatlas, however I have had real problems trying to find the Suffix cklassifications used, for exampe U as in U913 in Andromeda. This does not relate to the Upsala cataloguge which uses UGC. Any ideas folks? Some also have no suffix letter.
  2. I have been trying to download the Asiair software to my Samsung tablet and SM-T560.When I connect to the apps sites it says that my device is not compatible. My Samsung mobile is ! Is this down to storage on the tablrt? It is 2.5 years old and has 8 GB memory of which 5 is free at present. The firmware is the Kit kat 4.4.4
  3. Totally agree, the as supplied Vango awning is super, but also superheavy. 29Kgs which is a lot o handle if you are on your own. So I went and bought the Westfiled awing Westfield Lynx 200 Swift Basecamp Caravan Awning - New 2021 Stock | eBay 11Kgs and adds about 2.5 m to the back of the Basecamp. Easy to put up too. I used mine up at Kelling last October, well pleased.
  4. I concur on the Hyperion Zoom. Excellent and give decent perfomance but sometime a soft at 8mm, a lot of that due to seeing. With regards dewshield look at W&W Astro. UK based,excellent value and Barbara can combine a dew heater within the shield. I now buy all my dew shoedl from W&W.
  5. Gets a good review (and being a cynic A&N are selling it, so a poor review would not work well) ..but that tripod is awful...
  6. I am increasingly using this. Excellent packaghe which you own not lease. Dave Eagel's tiome is a good pocket guide. I have also kept the nine part guide that Nik Szymanek did in Astronomy Now.
  7. Just cancelled my booking with an apology to Lesley for doing so. Stay safe everyone.
  8. I bought a copy last week and was nastily surprised at the rise in price...will not be buying again.
  9. I'm keeping my booking open. I agree with all of the above. If you cancel late then you should expect to pay.
  10. Both Prima and WO are trusted brands. I have a Prima 65mm APO and WO GT81. Both are excellent for wider field work, DSO etc. I would not say they would be great planetary or Lunar 'scopes. I also have an Altair 72mm Starwave. The optics on the Prima and WO are better and that is reflected in the price...excuse the pun.
  11. Just made my October 2021 booking and managed to get a better pitch with more open views. I was too close to trees this year and it was my first visit. My next trip will be in March to Dumfries and Galloway..
  12. Still going..even thought the current 7 day forecast is not the best. I've not been before, so a question. Do we set up our equipment by our pitches? or is there a specific pitch area?
  13. I am upgrading my cameras and will sell my 18m old Canon 6D astro mod'd full frame DSLR (body only). Excellent condition, low shutter count (1568) with an after market battery grip. Original packaging. £1400 ono. Buyer to pay shipping.
  14. Quite please with this shot, Mons Olympus is just visible in the northern regions. 12" SCT + Altair GP 385C + 2.5x Barlow, 3000 frames best 25% stacked. Sadly the clouds came back.
  15. Used the 12" Meade Altair GP 385C + 2x balrow
  16. Used the 12" Meade + an Altair 290M for the detailed shots and the side mounted Primaluce 65mm APO + Altair 183C Hypercam for the whole shot. I need to get some consistency for the very detailed shots where I have cut the cameras ROI.
  17. Used the 12" Meade + an Altair 290M for the detailed shots and the side mounted Primaluce 65mm APO + Altair 183C Hypercam for the whole shot. Was really pleased to capture the craterlets at the bottom of Plato. Good seeing.
  18. Over the last 4-5 years I have bought all my dew heaters from W&W Astro https://dewheater.com/ They ae UK based in Thetford and Barbara has always responded very quickly and even made me custom ones.
  19. I have the Skywatcher tripod. Excellent and light weight but still stiff enough not to wobble.
  20. An excellent eye piece. I use mine a lot and it has never disssapointed.
  21. When I moved into my place 5 years ago I asked the local parish council if they could shield the sodium street light as it shone backwards into my garden. A letter to the PC and then I attended a meeting to explain why and they did it within a couple of weeks. I am now on the PC an on the committee that looks at lighting issues in the village, they other PC members know of my interest as I regularly post astro images on the village Face Book site.
  22. I used the new Altair GP 385C camera on the 12" Meade with a Barlow. I definitely need to add an IR filter as well as a red one.
  23. A bit of cloud dodging this morning and it finally cleared around 4.30 Again I used the GP 290M camera on the 12" Meade and the 183C Hypercam on a 65mm Primeluce APO. The seeing was not so good but acceptable.
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