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Ruud

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About Ruud

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    Thank you for visiting my profile. Besides astronomy, I take an interest in photography, skepticism, science, maths, podcasts, radio and cycling. I teach mathematics.
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    the Netherlands

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  1. A wonderful sketch, Mike. Thanks for sharing!
  2. Awesome sunspots and some wonderful sketches! Thanks for sharing.
  3. Ruud

    Orion Nebula

    That's a lovely sketch!
  4. Ooh! Amazing! With poetry! Do you know The Little Fete by Vangelis? Listen to it here. It is quire beautiful: / Ouça aqui. É muito bonito: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJa2yup0SqY The Little Fete I take a bottle of wine and I go drink it Among the flowers, we are always three Counting my shadow and my friend The shimmering moon Happily the moon knows nothing of drinking And my shadow is never thirsty, when I sing The moon listens to me in silence When I dance, my shadow dances too After all festivities the guests must depart This sadness I do not
  5. Oh, new images. They are excellent! Good that you are posting again.
  6. Hi Jim, thanks for joining!
  7. Better buy her one like this: https://www.firstlightoptics.com/beginner-telescopes/skywatcher-skyliner-150p-dobsonian.html It is a bit over budget, but excellent for visual observation of the Moon and planets, and it will show her dozens of deep sky objects too. A wonderful all-round telescope that will keep her interested for years.
  8. Wow, congrats. It's almost bigger than your kettle! Happy observing.
  9. Excellent picture. Very clear. 10x wins: The eyepieces of the 10x do have better anti reflection coatings. This is obvious from your picture.. 10x wins: The EPs of the 10x have an apparent field of view of 65° compared to the 52.5° of the 7x. 7x wins: The true field of the 7x is 15% wider than that of the 10x. 10x wins: The 10x has a better exit pupil for astronomy. 5mm keeps a light polluted sky a bit darker and is more future proof (5mm makes more sense for when one gets older). Tie: Both show their best views when you keep them stable them on a
  10. Ruud

    Hello again !

    Hi Chris, I've only been a member for six years, so haven't yet had the pleasure to meet you. It's an honour to make your acquaintance, and don't you dare abandon us again!
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