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DRT

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  1. DRT

    Shall we get rid of the moon?

    Didn't you know that if the Moon ever goes away all the Werewolves appear at the same time and eat everyone? Or perhaps the Earth starts to wobble like a spinning top, the tides stop flowing, the weather patterns go nuts, the food chain collapses and we are all either toasted alive or freeze to death. I think I prefer being eaten by a Werewolf
  2. DRT

    Shall we get rid of the moon?

    Unfortunately we would all be dead in a month without it, so I think we should keep it. But we could paint it black?
  3. Garry, what is the make/spec of the primary mirror? Derek
  4. I saw that from an Uber at Elephant and Castle about an hour ago. They were the only two objects visible in the London light show!!
  5. Skywatcher now do a stainless steel tripod to hold these mounts: https://www.firstlightoptics.com/alt-azimuth/sky-watcher-38-stainless-steel-tripod.html
  6. I had one of the very first released AZ GTi's and I don't think it had a solar tracking mode. This might have changed as there has been at least one software upgrade since I sold mine.
  7. I use Case & Enclosures, who I can highly recommend as I have purchased from them many times. Good prices and fast delivery.
  8. I run a forum on a completely different subject and most forum software will have some sort of anti-spam protection on their registration process otherwise they would have hundreds of automated fake registrations per day posting porn, drugs and malware all over the place. Sometimes we find real people being blocked by the protection software and it is usually down to their email domain, internet provider or IP address appearing on some sort of blacklist. Try googling the individual details you used to register to see if you get anything back linking any of it to a spammer blacklist. I had it myself once where one of the servers in the ISP I use had been blacklisted after being hacked. All that said, they sound like a bunch of moaners so you are probably best staying here on SGL
  9. DRT

    The Universe in a box....

    Nice report, Stu - the scope sounds great, albeit in need of a few tweaks, and having seen it in the boot of your car last weekend I can vouch for its compactness
  10. That is exactly how I feel about this question. At the moment my Mojo is dealing with other things that are more important to me. When I get the time to look at them I know that the stars will still be where I left them
  11. DRT

    New Horizons zooming in...

    This reminds me of the pictures we looked at a year or so before NH reached Pluto. We kept seeing a blurred potato with a possible twin potato in pixelated images labelled as "the best pictures we have". Jump from there to the close-up images of Pluto and Charon we have now and just imagine what is to come from the next target
  12. https://www.nasa.gov/feature/ultima-in-view-nasa-s-new-horizons-makes-first-detection-of-kuiper-belt-flyby-target Very exciting!
  13. Hi, Apologies, I have had a change of heart on this and decided I really should be reducing my eyepiece collection rather than buying more so will pass on this. Sorry for the inconvenience. Derek
  14. Can I buy this please? Please PM me you bank details. Thanks Derek
  15. The equation for working out magnification is the focal length of the telescope divided by the focal length of the eyepiece. Your scope has a focal length of 500mm so your 10mm eyepiece gives 50x magnification. Add a 2x barlow and that gives 100x. Edit: happy-cat beat me to it
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