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  1. At last a use for my telescope
  2. And then again if you buy one of those domes, to augment the scope gear along with the musical instruments mentioned earlier then pay for the divorce which will be imminent. There may be enough left to buy a cheese sandwich..............Welcome to the club
  3. Excellent Reference chart. Thanks for sharing Bortle 6 7 8 and 9 look pretty grim. There is still the moon and planets though...Dave
  4. Thanks for the input which must be pretty accurate. My views of deep sky objects from so called Bortle 5 my back garden are quite good except for galaxy spiral arms which prove elusive. Three miles down the road Whatton and Orston rural villages show dramatic improvement. Probably Bortle 4 there...Dave
  5. Hi, Is Bortle 5 classed as moderate light pollution or worse?.............Dave
  6. My lock and keys are the same design. Interesting point about planning permission on what is basically not a permanent structure. Maybe the size as the 2.7 looks a lot larger than the 2.2 metre Pulsar. Perhaps the council in question is not very progressive ..............Dave
  7. Astronomy is the road to poverty. Poverty is the only thing the American Dollar can't buy
  8. Hi, They are UNC Good suggestion Ebay or screwfix. You would think the screws would be provided with purchase of the v bar as hardware...Dave
  9. Hi All, I am looking for some Celestron screws for my C11. Purpose to fit a cg5 dovetail on top of the tube.The existing screws supplied with the OTA are too short. Any one know where I can get some slightly longer ones....Dave
  10. Hi John , I am practicing with the map overlays. fascinating stuff. You have a great observing location.......Dave
  11. Hi John, Thanks for the info.seems I am Bortle 5 at my location. 2 miles away it's Bortle3. I would never have found your map without your help........Dave
  12. I would like to know my Bortle reading from the back garden. but am not prepared to fork out £150 for a meter. The light pollution maps don't see to show enough detail. The mobile app seems to be inacurate showing my semi rural area as bortle 8. So have gave up on this one....Dave
  13. Looks nice and shaded on the pic. Strange how different planning authorities have different ideas, especially when you consider most conservatories and extensions are white anyway.............Dave
  14. IN RESPONSE TO COMMENT ON DOME COLOR My fiberglass dome was originally white with a black shutter. After some hours of being exposed to the summer sun, the black gel coat shutter felt really hot, whereas the white gel coat remained cool. I resprayed the black shutter white which cured the problem. I must conclude that white must be better than any darker shade in this respect as heat over a long period of time does no good to fiberglass...Dave
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