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  1. As anticipated an excellent, interesting and empassioned talk by Paul Money tonight - looking forwards to the next one!
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    Paul Money is doing a talk entitled 'Into The Darkness Shining The Light' at Letchworth & District Astronomy Society, 29th March 7:30pm start. Full details on the LDAS website. Non-members are welcome. If you've never been to a talk by Paul Money you're in for a treat - he is a very entertaining, informative and enthusiastic speaker - well worth going to see
  3. Reminder - this talk is on Wednesday in Letchworth - Paul is a superb and passionate speaker, highly recommended!
  4. Hi all, I've just installed the latest update to the forum software, this fixes a number of bugs and makes a lot of small improvements and speed enhancements. If anybody notices anything odd or out of place, please report it as usual in the Suggestions, Bugs, Errors and Foibles forum Thanks, Grant
  5. Paul Money is doing a talk entitled 'Into The Darkness Shining The Light' at Letchworth & District Astronomy Society, 29th March 7:30pm start. Full details on the LDAS website. Non-members are welcome. If you've never been to a talk by Paul Money you're in for a treat - he is a very entertaining, informative and enthusiastic speaker - well worth going to see
  6. Tonight, 11th March starting at 7:30 there is a FREE telescope workshop being run by Letchworth & District Astronomy Society (LDAS) at Standalone Farm, Letchworth. Full details on the LDAS website. ---------- Do you have a telescope you aren’t sure how to use or you think isn’t working properly? We can help! We invite you to bring your telescope to Standalone Farm and we will help you to set it up properly and get it working so you can enjoy the many sights in the night sky. It doesn’t matter how simple, or complicated, your telescope is we can provide you with support. Usually just a few minutes of help will get you on the right track. So, go in your loft and get that telescope out of it’s box and bring it along! The event is free of charge, and hot drinks and snacks will be available for a small charge. ----------
  7. Very nice Ian - it's great to see it in a wider FOV giving you more of a context of where it sits and the other fain fuzzies around it
  8. Great sketch Marios - makes a very pleasant surprise to see sketches, particularly a solar one Thanks for sharing!
  9. Thanks @bunnygod1 - I've been using a C9.25 and ZWO camera that's why I wandered. I've only been getting 1000 subs so definitely try and get more but stack a much lower %. Do you always aim for around 8000 and stack 25%?
  10. That's a nice idea - could go - few ways - something sensible like a sky guide tour for the weekend or we could try and get someone to do a wackier more entertaining talk?
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    SGL star party at Lucksall - details to follow.
  12. Beautiful detail, very nice results! How many subs? What was the seeing like?
  13. The main SGL star party is now in Autumn rather than the Spring. This lets us have almost exclusive use of the cafe space at Lucksall amongst other benefits.
  14. Galloway is about a month after the SGL star party, towards the end of November I think? You guys are a bit more hardcore than the rest of us! Kielder is the week after and Kelling is end of September so for the really devout Star Party followers you can go to all four!
  15. We're still very much in the planning stage and want to add some more activities and elements to the Star Party this year. Established favourites will return - Friday curry and quiz, Saturday hog roast as well as workshops on the Saturday and bring and buy sale plus, the Sunday roast worked really well last year so that will also be making a return Is there anything else you guys would like to see? Any specific workshop requests or changes to how things are organised or setup? We're open to new ideas If you would prefer to PM me privately then please do. Cheers, Grant