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  1. My fave is the last one - this is coming from a total untrained unprofessional eye though! To be honest they all look fantastic!
  2. Hello Everyone!! This evening at about 8pm I was watching the sky without a telescope or bins, I saw a 'shooting star' go across the sky in the southeast. I got a really clear view of it as it was a nice evening here down near Southampton (gone a bit cloudy now). Does anyone know what this streak could have been? It was very rapid not like any satelites I have seen before! Best Wishes, Clare.
  3. Wow thanks for all your responses! I will have a look at them and let you know how I get on. Clare x
  4. HIya! The Letchworth AS looks great but may be a bit far for me to travel I'll have to look in to it more. Deneb if there was a group in the Enfield area it would be perfect for me! I know we are close to the big smoke but there are some dark(ish) skys round this neck of the woods.
  5. Hello Folks! Does anyone know if there is a telescope shop anywhere in the south of England? The only one I can find online is in Wales, it looks great but is a bit far for me to travel :-( I live in Hertfordshire but will be down in Southampton next week so anywhere in either areas would be good for me! Thanks!
  6. Thanks so much Talitha and Mark for your suggestions on things to look for!! You are keeping me really interested! I must admit I do enjoy just having a look in my bins but it is nice to have a goal too. Last night I was out the front of our house looking for Persieds I happened to find Pleiades at the same time which really blew me away as it was so lovely and bright even though we have hideous light pollution. God knows what our neighbours must think - I was out there in my hoody with my bins, eatting sandwiches and drinking tea until 2am. It was bliss :-) I will make a note of everything y
  7. Does anyone know of any star parties / gatherings that take please in the Hertfordshire area? I have been in contact with the S herts Asto Society but sadly haven't heard anything back - think this could possibly be because it's the holiday season!
  8. Got my log book (thanks for the advice Talitha) it's a bit girlie really - spotty note book from Tesco but it does the job :-) x
  9. Hiya! Is anyone here a member of the South West Herts Astronomical Society (SWHAS)?
  10. I am totally new to astronomy but have been loving all the things I have seen with my bins such as the coathanger cluster which was recommended by Talitha! I saw Mars last night in the NE which was really beautiful although I didn't realise what it was until I looked it up on my "Starry Night" software this morning - at the same time I saw that Pleiades should be quite a good cluster to view with bins - so I was wondeirng if anyone has any recommendations on what I should be looking for and the best time. Clare.
  11. Well you guys have certainly sold the Skywatcher Dobsonian to me too! THanks ;-)
  12. Thanks both for your advice! There is certainly a lot to take on board , they seem to be more complicated than computers! I will let you know how I get on.
  13. HIya! I know this question has probably been asked a million times but I am really confused by all the different options and types of telescope available. I am totally new to astronomy having got my first pair of bins about a month ago now. I have really loved using them and I am now dying to get a telescope. Does anyone have any recommendations for a telescope priced between £350 - £400? Also what sort of objects I will be able to view with that type of scope. In the long run I would like to be able to do imaging, of the moon and planets with my first scope, and in the distant future I will
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