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  1. Hi guys yes weather was a total wash out for any stargazing this year, but with the blow up planetarium we had at the school, all the kids where totally enthralled by it all until the next time clear skys all mike
  2. Yes that’s quite true. i was also given a very sturdy tripod and binos the other day, for just such a thing..
  3. HI no worries - you've got an open invitation of you do although the weather looks very iffy. I dug out my Dob the other day with the intention to take this, but the main and secondary mirrors are looking very worse for ware - may have to have it recoated by the looks of it..
  4. Hi, As mentioned in a post before im running a scout Astronomy session on the Saturday night on the 22nd Sept, and be happy if anyone wants to pop over with your kit to allow any kids a view through at the stars etc.. ill be taking a couple of my scopes and was planning on the dob, but i think i may need to have the lens recoated after looking at it this morning (after being in storage for a while) :-( Knobby? are you up for it? Mike
  5. lynnm

    2017 scout evening

    Kane hi im a back garden infrequent viewer, and now I have time on my hands (out of work at the moment) i was thinking of that spot at rodding and going up in the near future, if anyonefancys getting together? ive also plans for a scouting event on the 22nd September for a telescope night, at my local scout camp that knobby and blazer helped out before.. If your interested in that also drop me a note.. cheers mike
  6. lynnm

    2017 scout evening

    Hi guys - just a reminder that if you willing and able, I’d be really happy if you’d be onboard with another event. I’m also looking to do a couple of dry runs at the site (overnighters) if your interested (in August) We’ve got our mobile planetarium booked to get the kids all clued up and interested. cheers mike
  7. lynnm

    End of feb viewing

    Thanks for the info, looking at the forecast it does seem unlikely at the moment, with cloud cover, but fingers crossed. if you fancy a lift i'll have space. mike
  8. HI, I plan on venturing out with some of my kit for some night time viewing.. is that spot I think nobby found still workable? https://goo.gl/maps/GB7JZJX5dzE2 anyone else interested? looking at dates from Feb 27 until March 7th mike
  9. lynnm

    2017 scout evening

    hi guys - great to hear your still about, and will indeed post a reminder closer to the date. in the meantime i’ve got a raft of planning to do, and testing my tracking mount to make sure it all works :-) same place as last time, and if I time it right it’ll be hotdogs all round during the evening / night :-) cheers guys mike
  10. lynnm

    2017 scout evening

    hi guys back on the beg again, as i’ve now settled a date for the new scouts STEM weekend and i’m looking at the 22nd Sept. it’ll be really good if i can intise you guys too show your wares :-) thanks as always mike
  11. lynnm

    2017 scout evening

    Hi guys.. early days yet.. just sounding out the idea and if its possible ill look to discuss further with the leaders on a date.. hope all ok with you guys.. :-)
  12. Hi all. back in 2015 i did a little science and astronomy weekend for the scouts in basildon, and considering it been a while i was thinking of revisiting this and run another session where scouts etc can get to see and use some equipment and earn their astronomy badges. the scouts have a large field in Langdon hills ( Kingston ridge ) which is easily accessible and away from many of the town and local lights. (Camping maybe possible if i can organise it) would people be interested in setting up a session later this year? just feeling what the uptake might be like cheers mike
  13. lynnm

    Looking for a cheap goto

    Thanks - but a tad too far away
  14. lynnm

    Looking for a cheap goto

    Nothing further heard .. still looking
  15. lynnm

    LXD75 any hints or tips

    Haha.. while training the drives today it suddenly clicked that the 497 auto star was set up for 2016!!! No wonder it was out.. I couldn't figure out why it was suggesting that mars was below the horizon when my iPad app said it was following the sun.. now that's been set it seems to be behaving now. mike

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