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  1. Welcome to the forum and the hobby. Hope you have fun with both.
  2. Welcome. Hope you have fun with the hobby and the forum - and success with imaging.
  3. I've often wondered how the TV 8-24 stacks up against other 8-24 zooms. Has anyone had a chance to compare and have an opinion to share? (I have at least a couple of possible names in mind here.)
  4. Welcome. I'm sure you'll find the info you want in SGL.
  5. Yes it is, Scott. But, as ever, the camera - especially when used by someone with Pete's experience - outperforms the human eye when it comes to colour and detail. πŸ˜–
  6. Sorry, Ian, I missed your real name in my excitement (!) and always like to use those when available.
  7. Yes, Alfian, SW by bus to Glasgow then the flight north. Hope you don't think I was being devious... 😈
  8. Scott wins! Yes indeed, we were on a Northern Lights flight from Glasgow. We circled at 37,000ft 'on station' between Shetland and the Faroe Islands for an hour with all lights off: no wing lights or cabin lights and even the No Smoking and Seatbelt lights were off. Very interesting experience.
  9. No, we were not in Iceland. Nor in Kielder (but good guess, although not sure if NL were visible there on Sat.). We travelled by bus from Aberdeen. Yes, it was enjoyable (and you're getting 'warm', Alfian).
  10. Thought I might offer another guessing game following Alfian's earlier post, since my good lady and I also had a trip away this weekend. We travelled SW from Aberdeen on Saturday morning at the start of our quest to see the Northern Lights. On Saturday night, from about 22.00-23.00 we saw a nice display as the aurora strutted its stuff. Clues: There was no light pollution AT ALL. We were in the company of 120-130 others. Where were we?
  11. I'll leave someone else to comet! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜Š
  12. Welcome. Hope you enjoy the forum.
  13. I call it the Army blanket. But, then again, I'm old.
  14. For me, this is the first rule of amateur astronomy, writ large. πŸ‘πŸ˜€
  15. Hi and welcome to the forum and the hobby ... and the fight with LP! 😱😱 It's important to enjoy your struggle to overcome the challenges as well as the joy of having overcome them. (Good grief, that comes across as if I'm trying to be profound!) Just have fun. πŸ”­πŸ˜Š