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About Nigeyboy

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    Photography, gardening, music, reading, footy with my son, all things astro!
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  1. Flamin busy body neighbour - while I agree a green dome would have been a little less obtrusive, I do feel some people have too much time on their hands and complain about pretty much anything and everything!!
  2. Just found this story on the Mail website - hope its not one of our own SGL members.
  3. That truly is a Wow moment!! Incredible. Just thinking of the ultra narrow angle to nail that shot! I doff my hat to you sir!!
  4. Hi Tim and welcome! I’m next door in Derby! This forum is the best for help and advice.
  5. Welcome to SGL! I got back into the hobby in the same way as you, starting with bino’s and relearning the night sky, however the disease has spread and I now have a 6” f8 reflector!!
  6. Hi all I’m sure those that live in or around Derby know about this, but a huge model of the moon is on display in Derby Cathedral. It must be 25 ft in diameter and looks very accurate! Here are a few pics I took today. It is there until next week I think and is well worth a visit. Also outside the Cathedral is the famous Knife Angel sculpture.
  7. Hi Paul. That’s a great idea. We actually have some material left over from decorating our daughters room so will give it a go. The main issue I have is trying to find the fuzzies in the first place though my 30mm finder. Maybe a bigger 50mm would help?
  8. I went out the night before last to try and find M51 and M101 from my little patio. Failed totally. Had to settle for the Double Cluster and M45. I think I need to make a shield I can attach to that street light so I can use the main garden!
  9. I have a large LED street light right over the garden. The only place I have to view that is out of direct LP is my small rear patio. I get good views facing North and west only.
  10. Forecast clear until about 1am here in Derby tonight. On the plus side, I am off work tomorrow and Friday (my birthday !!), so hoping to get some good long observing done from the back garden.
  11. Hi I use Clear Outside - HERE. its been pretty accurate in the past.
  12. A quick check on the specs for the Orion Paragon Plus indicates it has a capacity of 5lbs, so your combination would appear to be over that by over 2lbs. Not used the device myself so can't vouch for whether or not that extra weight would be an issue.
  13. I own a pair of Celestron Skymaster 20x80's. I am pleased with them, but following a review I posted here on SGL, I found out they were nearer to 16x73. So I was a bit miffed really. If I buy a pair of 20x80's that is what I expect to get. Don't get me wrong, I am enjoying using them, but each time I pick them up, I do feel a little cheated! I only paid £100 for them though . . . . . .
  14. Hi and welcome to SGL. I'm still fairly new to the whole thing, but you will find this place to be a bastion of help and advise - I know I do!! Is your 200p the dob, or is it on an EQ mount? Good shout on attending an Astro club - I am doing the same thing tomorrow for the first time!
  15. I know it’s not really adding to the discussion here but I remember lusting after the Meade SCT’s I saw in Astro mags when I was a kid! They seemed so advanced and also so out of reach! I have never had the chance to look through an SCT but hope too one day. The view of Jupiter through a 12” F10 must be amazing!! One day perhaps . . . .
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