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Helen last won the day on March 28 2018

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  1. Marmite jar lids and clothes pegs as micro focusers
  2. If you liked the look of the amazon one then you might like this excellent free one instead https://openstax.org/details/books/astronomy
  3. Does this help Dave https://forums.sharpcap.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=2582 ? My skyris and SC do have an uneasy relationship though
  4. Thanks @JOC I'm no good at freehand stuff, but really enjoy all types of counted thread work. It's very therapeutic and satisfying. I also particularly enjoy doing things for a purpose, so cards, wedding samplers, special gifts, and things like this! Helen
  5. I should add that there's still lots of time if anyone wants to get involved - deadline December. I just had to finish it to stop me getting distracted from what I should be doing More details here https://ras.ac.uk/news-and-press/news/ras-quilt-project-online Helen
  6. Thanks This mission literally changed my life, so I thought it would be fun to combine with my love of stitching! (I'm thinking of using a photo of a variation of it as the frontpiece of my PhD Thesis, when I eventually get to that point!!!) Helen
  7. Mine is called Ty Seren (Star House in Welsh) Someone on here misread the sign and wondered why I'd called it TV Screen!!! My alternative was 'Cwtch under the stars' which the Welsh folk on here might recognise as a take on 'Cwtch under the stairs' - cwtch in Welsh can mean a hug or a small safe place... In reality its is usually refered to as 'The Obs'!! But its fun to think about something that you can use if you register/contribute to campaigns etc Helen
  8. Rain has advantages - more sewing time! So I've completed my RAS Quilt contribution (subject to final tidying up, ironing etc). It has been fun, and I'm pleased with how it has turned out Helen
  9. My telescope is a different design as it completely dismantles, so no tube... I store my shroud separately. Helen
  10. That looks like an astrozap dewshield, but if you want to make one can I suggest this https://www.wickes.co.uk/Proplex-Black-Surface-Protection-Sheet-2400-x-1200-x-2mm/p/118670 instead of hobby foam. Its cheap, super-light, easy to cut, and keeps its circular shape. I've also used some in strips to keep the shape of a lycra shroud for my odd shaped ultra-compact dob Helen
  11. I've tidied up the thread to keep it on topic (fascinating discussion!) Helen
  12. Yes, I hadn't seen it before, and it is very nicely done. You can export the graphs too which is good. Helen
  13. https://observability.date/ Does the usual of showing visibility for a given date, location etc, but also an annual chart. The neat extra bit is the link to the main scientific databases, the lovely pictures and the identification of anything else in the field of view Helen
  14. I assume you having the same problems with your astro essential ranges? (I'm waiting on a little guider since mid March - not an issue, just curious) Helen
  15. Watching with interest ( bank manager watching with trepidation ) Helen
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