Good Stuff.....Work permitting, I'll definitely come along. I work erratic hours but I guess it's dark all night, isn't it. What times spans are we talking about? If it's cloudy at 8 do we say forget it, or is everyone on standby? Hows it work? (sorry for such simple questions). It strikes me that mobile numbers are probably useful, no?
Hi You guys, looking at the specs of your telescopes seems pretty intimidating, however, I'm in Gosforth, I'd love to come along and just see what's going on. I'm practically a complete beginner with this. If the thread doesn't expand, would you E Mail me if anythings happenning down there, I'd love to come and meet up and learn a few things (a lot of things), Ta Reg.
Now...."Tasco" does ring a bell. What surprises me now is that it cost £19 , had a wooden tripod (which wasn't bad) and had a sun filter. I really don't recall the specs. What I do remember however is that me and my younger Bros (there's 12 kids in our family) snuck downstairs at 5 am, I assembled the thing outa the box and then went back to bed. It was kinda "santa's visited" in reverse
I got my first telescope in about 1973 when I was about 15. Although I was always interested in astronomy it wasn't until I noticed a relatively inexpensive Newtonian telescope for sale the other day. After 30 odd years I'm back at it. Have to admit the one I've got is a little less straightforward than the one I had all those years ago so I'm hoping to get some hints and tips from you guys!! See you around!!