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HumptyMoo

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  1. That's really cool, as soon as I read your review on the 21mm Ethos a few months back I bookmarked it, very well written and informative....one of these days I might even make my mind up as to which longer focal length EP I will buy....the internal debate rages on!! That is assuming of course that I ever get to use it...
  2. Cheers for taking the time to explain further peoples! Personally, rightly or wrongly, I have settled on cap for secondary and primary clips, Cheshire for primary and laser for primary quick and dirty/very low light. So far so good on the rare occasions I get to see a star that isn't flared like some jet stream on jet stream action
  3. This is very interesting to me, the term fast and slow has had me somewhat perplexed. After a flurry of "fast, slow scopes" in Google I settle upon the below statement: So, Fast means AP needs less exposure (generally) and slow means AP needs more (generally)?
  4. There are a number of factors to consider, the camera sensitivity and response to light for one, but maybe as an illustrative post the following images show the difference I see between new, old and absent/very little street lighting: Left: Is a picture taken of the direction to the Town centre, this is where the new street lighting is installed: Middle: Pointing out to the suburbs where mostly the old sodium is present: Far Right: Pointing out to the sticks where there is very little to no street lighting, the light you see hitting my neighbours house is from the sodium lamp we have across the street, if it were daylight this view would be to the fields and out to the sticks: As you can see, the new lighting actually gives (to my eyes) the impression of dawn breaking. Anyway as I say it is not the most scientific of observations but I thought it was interesting and perhaps relevant to this thread. From a viewing standpoint the actual eye observation is a lot whiter for the Left picture.
  5. My immediate instinct was "Jesus he knows me" No. All is not forgiven. Thankfully, it turns out the thread was interesting instead
  6. I know in astronomical terms 4 years is 4 microseconds, out of interest, do you see any slight feature differences between old and new caps? Lovely pic, time well spent.
  7. HumptyMoo

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    Indeed, welcome back, even if you were here before me If you decide to dabble with the DSLR you are certainly in the right place, there is proper talent on these forums that are not afraid to share.
  8. Dobpression, maybe it should be recognised medically? As for the cows, they are looking at the scope thinking "That is one hell of a milking machine!!!!!"
  9. Yeah the 25mm is ok, the 10mm is pretty rubbish though but it's enough to tide you over until you can get something better. An RACI finder scope is also worth considering if you have some spare cash, the straight through finder it comes with can be a real pain in the neck...
  10. Hi danny, glad your enjoying yourself, yes, there are a lot of stars, on the conservative side it is estimated by scientists that there are more stars visible to earths instruments than there are grains of sand on all the beaches and desserts. On the other side of conservative 5 - 10 times....mind boggling Don't quote me on that though, once my fingers ran out I had to give up the count
  11. Getting paranoid here, was outside looking up trying to see if there was any hazy cloud about, briefly glimpsed the neighbour having a curtain twitch at me through their top window. About a minute later she switches on the back garden security light! It's not even remotely dark yet! Half tempted to switch on my subwoofer and rage play some drum 'n' bass...

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    2. Philip R

      Philip R

      Get a copy of a 'Sound Check' by Alan Parsons - great for testing and annoying...

    3. jabeoo1

      jabeoo1

      Drukqs by Aphex twin is maybe what you need in times like this.

    4. gooseholla

      gooseholla

      I think this happens round here too. Over the road, security light isn't always on, but when I go out, sometimes after a few minutes, bam switched on.

  12. Getting paranoid here, was outside looking up trying to see if there was any hazy cloud about, briefly glimpsed the neighbour having a curtain twitch at through their top window. About a minute later she switches on the back garden security light! It's not even remotely dark yet! Half tempted to switch on my subwoofer and rage play some drum 'n' bass...

  13. Ok, I read this, now I'm done for the night. Will revisit in a couple of years...
  14. hi groberts, welcome to SGL, when you are able to add your equipment list it is worth doing, not for a "wow lookey at what I have" but more as a footnote to any questions you have. That way potential replies can quickly determine what you have and what to recommend on your subject matter. You probably realised that already, just thought I'd clarify. The phrase "flaunt it if you got it" also comes to mind though, so...whatever floats your boat
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