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  1. Hi All

    Was here a few years ago, but what with retiring and moving up from London to High Kelling then restoring house didn't have much time......but now I do!! First need a nice friendly club in local area(if possible)!! Will most probably start a little after the xmas period. Any recommendations!! Thanks. and a Merry Xmas to one and all!!

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      Try http://www.astronomyclubs.co.uk/Clubs/Counties.aspx

      For Norfolk clubs, the site says 4.

      Maybe PM Baggywrinkle or some name like that as I think he is somewhere around where I guess you are. He is, I think I have read, a member at one or two clubs so may have first hand experience.

      Although clubs need a visit to determine what you think of them.

  2. Dave in Vermont. I suppose its not that interesting to most people but for me being the first I have recognised is a +1. Will do as you suggest.......might take me a while!! Terry
  3. Hi All I have just had to restart my computer!! Put my coat on a went out to the back garden. Brilliant sky tonight, has been for about an hour.....anyway.....I saw Ursa Minor and Polaris with my 8x42 bins!! Then I thought no, it cant be, went in a got planisphere out, looked up, checked the planisphere, went out, I came in and googled it as well, went out.........bl**dy hell! It was Ursa Minor....whoopee!! Then I checked it again and it was.......brilliant!! My first. Going to bed now, off down to London tomorrow morning. Nite Nite Terry
  4. Steve...Had no idea, yeah! about a mile away although not much in the way of the ''commercial gear ie Skywatcher, Celestron etc but worth a look round the shop. Louis D....lots of ideas. Confidence well and truly back now!! Thanks Terry
  5. Jemc....your a star. Thanks mate, confidence is back up and running!! Starlight 1....Thanks for the offer mate. ''Fed Up''!! You must be joking. I used to drive a London cab and I hated the place. Just retired and have not thought of the place once since I got up here. Scott....Thanks mate. Appreciate your thoughts. Thanks for all your help/advice Terry
  6. Thanks again folks for all your info. Not worried so much now!! Dave in Vermont.....Nice chair! Will have a look around for something like that. Download worked fine. Thanks mate. Scott....Seen them! Are they heavy?? I understand about bigger appatures, more light. Joe12345......Thanks mate. Patrick....I like the look of the Mak's. I am only going by youtube and pictures in mags I didn't realise that the astro tripods had adjustments up and down, they look a lot more sturdy than the tripod I have for my birding scope!! Thanks for the info mate. Starlight 1....I have on
  7. Darrenh.......Funny!! Miracle Grow, gets in between your toes! SMALL step ladder I can do without! High bar stool, I keep falling off!! (where are the ''funny faces, I can't find them), must be your French sense of humour!! Tks mate. Joe1234....For all I know you might be one of those 6ft teenagers?? ''with a stool''. For seating or standing?? Waldermar....That is def possibility. Louis D....Exactly. I have a Manfrotto for a birding scope but one of the ''in'' words seems to be stability. Don't think a Birding tripod would be that stable?? My birding scope has a centre colu
  8. Hi All Been looking for an idea for a scope for myself. Been looking at various models Skywatcher 130p/150p. Skywatcher 102 mak/127 mak. It might sound strange but I forgot I am only a little bloke!! 4ft 10ins, and some of those that I have been looking at seem a bit tall for me, (with ep stuck up at the front, also the maks on tripods might be to tall for me to get up to 90 degrees lens) even putting a dobs or Newt on a table its going to be a bit tall, I cant stand on a chair for maybe hours on end!! I know that while on the maks the front end goes up and the other end goes down!!
  9. Hi I know nothing, but that is one brilliant picture. Well done mate.
  10. I only asked after reading last week about sending a ''chip'' with lasers being fired at it, into outer space, some 25 trillion miles away. I am no good at maths but that is a long long way!!
  11. Aaaahhhh That makes it seem much better. Ronin, I understand everything now!! Whats next!!
  12. Hi scott. Just been looking at your pics on flickr. Fantastic pics!! What part of the solar system did you find that Yamaha, lovely old bike!!
  13. Hi all A little Saturday morning question: Can you ever comprehend what's ''out there''. You know the planets, the Stars, the distances!! I am only just getting back to learning and I think I have scrambled my brain (what I have) already.
  14. terryc

    Here Again

    Thanks for the welcomes, fellas. Happy-kat....Thanks for info on 130... I would like a bit of a challenge but my wife wants to have a go as well and she hasn't got the 'time' to hunt around, she wants to see 'whatever' there and then, hence having the goto. Just saw the 90 virtuoso on YouTube and got good feedback. Then another YouTube suggested 102 being a really good scope for beginners!! Will keep studying the ins and outs of equipment before I decide. Very Very cloudy over head this evening.....rain and rain all day. Thanks for your time Happy. Terry
  15. terryc

    Here Again

    Hi All, I'll start again...... Joined a couple of years ago, got my books/apps/binoculars/charts, just getting ''into it''.......then my wife says ''she fancies moving''.........Took retirement/bought a place up in North Norfolk, then we had to renovate it just about finished all but a bit of painting. Its now time to start again.....have been reading up on the 'lounge' etc. Now its time to buy something, quick, before she wants to move again (without me!!). Just to get my juices going for now, fancy something like SW Heritage 90 virtuoso, then I start looking at scopes lik
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