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StarMan1701

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  1. Astro Engineering 'Sol-Vu' full-aperture, white light Solar observing filter. Mylar film filter is undamaged with no holes and comes in an aluminium cell with non-marring nylon screws for secure attachment. Fits OTA's/dewshields with an external diameter of 94mm - 125mm. I used this with a 4-inch refractor and had some very good results, both visually and photographically. Boxed, as new. £25.00 Price includes delivery to UK mainland addresses.
  2. Astro Engineering 'Sol-Vu' full-aperture, white light Solar observing filter. Mylar film filter is undamaged with no holes and comes in an aluminium cell with non-marring nylon screws for secure attachment. Fits OTA's/dewshields with an external diameter of 94mm - 125mm. I used this with a 4-inch refractor and had some very good results, both visually and photographically. Boxed, as new. £30.00 Price includes delivery to UK mainland addresses.
  3. I have some astronomy / astrophotography / space flight books for sale. All are brand new and unread. Details are as follows: Patrick Moore's Data Book Of Astronomy, (hardback edition). £25.00 posted in the UK. Turn Left At Orion, (2013 edition, spiral bound). £22.00 posted in the UK. Digital SLR Astrophotography, (by Michael A. Covington). £22.00 posted in the UK. The Space Shuttle - Celebrating 30 Years of NASA's First Space Plane, (hardback edition by Piers Bizony). £20.00 posted in the UK. A Question and Answer Guide to Astronomy, (by Pierre-Yves Bely). £12.00 posted in the UK. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, and thanks for looking.
  4. There is much evidence to suggest that Thomas Harriot did, indeed, make the first astronomical observations with a telescope, and also made the first telescopic drawing of the Moon, pre-dating Galileo by several months. However, it is possible that he was suspected of being involved in the 'gunpowder plot' and was, therefore, 'keeping his head down'. Consequently, Harriot's observations were never published, unlike Galileo's, and the rest is history...
  5. How about the BBC's 'Space Odyssey - Voyage to the Planets', a two-part pseudo-documentary, set in the near future, which depicts a manned 'grand tour' of the solar system. I thought it was quite good...
  6. I'm a bit of a refractor fan myself, but I don't seem to have too much of a problem with dew, (usually). Lee.
  7. No problem, look forward to meeting you. BTW, our July meeting is a telescope / question and answer evening, where members bring along and set up some kit and try to answer any questions or give advice. Could be useful... Cheers, Lee.
  8. Hi Rich, I'm a member of the North Devon Astronomical Society and, though we hold our meetings in Barnstaple, our membership come from all across the area, including at least one from Winkleigh. We operate two observatories, with 18" and 20" telescopes, at West Buckland and Burrington, where we hold regular observing sessions for members and the general public. As far as I know, the next nearest societies are in Tiverton and Callington. Why not pop along to one of our meetings and see what you think? The details are on the website... Lee.
  9. I downloaded this ap the other day and, while I haven't played with it too much as yet, first impressions seem promising. I currently use a netbook to control my mount and don't have any plans to upgrade the software and use my iPhone as the controller. However, that may change if I find I really like the ap... Lee.
  10. Hi Jamie, As mentioned above, Tiverton AS is probably your best bet. Lee.
  11. Hi Owen, My apologies, but I have only just discovered this post. I am a member of the North Devon Astronomical Society and would be happy to answer any questions you may have. Please feel free to PM me if you prefer... Lee.
  12. If you really want to illicit a reaction from the 'Fanboys' over on CN, just post a less than adoring comment on ANY TeleVue product... It's worse than ridiculous. Lee.
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