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laudropb

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laudropb last won the day on March 8 2017

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About laudropb

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    Birdwatching, chess and watching Glasgow Rangers
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    Glasgow
  1. laudropb

    Hello from Ontario

    Hello and a warm welcome to the SGL.
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    Hello from Durham

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    Hello from NC

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    Hello from a Total Noob in Herts

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    Hello from the Netherlands

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    Changing times

    Nice post Gordon. I started out doing solar observing about the same time as you and there was nearly always some activity in WL. Along came the solar minimum and countless blank days. That’s why I turned to Ha earlier this year. Thank goodness I did. Going slightly off topic, it is a well recognised fact that swift numbers have plummeted in this area over the last few years, so much so that an organisation called Swift concern Scotland came into being. In Glasgow and the surrounding areas the main cause seems to be the lack of suitable nesting sites. As the old tenement buildings were being renovated new facing boards were fitted and the birds no longer have access to spaces under the eaves of the roofs. Nest box schemes have been introduced but it will be a long process before obvious effects are seen.
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    New binoculars

    If you are mainly going to be using them for bird watching then one essential feature is that the bins must be waterproof. Some of the Astro bins suggested are fine for star gazing but you do not stargaze in the rain.
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    Thanks for having me

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    Mount for Skymax 90

    This is the set up I use with my Mak 90. A Neewer photo tripod. I have replaced the ball head with a TS travel AZ head.
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    Mount for Skymax 90

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    Hi from Cambridgeshire

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    Hi from Aroeira, Portugal

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  13. Nice one David. I have only had one Solar session this month. Clouds, clouds and yet more clouds.
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    Hi from Kent

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  15. That really is a stunning image Peter.
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