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Nexus 6

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  1. It was indeed... Horizon: Seeing Stars another excellent programme from the Horizon team imo
  2. Hi m_j I have observed Jupiter, Saturn and Venus in the day. I used my old Celestron 6se and as the Moon was up I aligned with it and slewed to the planets that were also available, although the Go To did not locate them precisely I just wondered about with a low power eyepiece until I picked them up.
  3. Thats my plan but I can't find a list! This may help you...Messier Maps also bear in mind you need to start it as soon as your Western skies are beginning to get dark. I am sure if you check Wikipedia you will find more info on Messier. Good Luck
  4. Hi Trey, You should get those that are due to set first and just work back towards the eastern skies. I guess from your latitude its possible to observe them all which is a problem for me as at 54 deg North means I have to travel further South if I wanted to see those that lie out of my reach.
  5. Hi Bob, I know one member of the forum who has a set of these....Mike Brightmore. I would drop him a pm if you have any questions regarding them if you get no response to your post. This member... tententerry is a very knowledgeable guy when it comes to binoculars, this is his website....BinocularSky - Home HTH
  6. Used the 6se myself as my first telescope, agree it worth getting over the 5se, it will deliver some excellent sights and is still portable enough to take out and about, has a small footprint is easy to store out of the way and is not too heavy. A worthy contender for a Go To Telescope.
  7. Looks like you had a decent night to test it out. Hope you get some great sights using it.
  8. An 8" dob will show a great many objects due to its relatively large aperture, if you take the scope to some dark skies the views will be spectacular. I started with a telescope that had a 6" mirror and was suitably impressed with what I was able to see using it. I would get the scope and see how it performs before deciding exactly what additional equipment to purchase for it. Enjoy the views
  9. Hi Vince, I will let you have a look in the next few nights, weather permitting. Will be in touch.
  10. have no name for mine, should maybe call it Clint then
  11. Well I hope you do see it soon, at SGL7 would be nice.
  12. Wow Shane, Olympus Mons cloud cover! Nice, great report mate.
  13. Hi magic, I see from your location you are in the middle of a light polluted big city! Must be a drag, well done in getting your video of the action on the Suns closest neighbour posted up here. Hope you have many more to come.
  14. no need for that Paul, guess your just a lucky guy remember us when you win the lottery
  15. Nice work magic. I did have a decent view of it earlier yesterday, it was at the latest meeting of our astronomy group over here. It showed a clear phase which was a bonus to observe. Hope it stays clear for you on the 13th for the Venus Jupiter meet up
  16. can't beat it, can you Miranda? You must get to see it though a telescope, is there no astronomy society/club who are close by? When you do see it through one I suggest someone stands close to you, to stop you from falling due to sheer excitement
  17. Enjoyed it very much, Kielder looks an amazing location...without the rain and cloud though pleased the sidewalk event went well for you guys
  18. Agree its one that always seems to give you that omg! feeling every time you see it Nick.
  19. sounds about right the right reaction when you first see it nice to read you have seen the jewel of the solar system
  20. Hi John, I see you had a very enjoyable night. It was not bad here too, had a nice view of Mecury myself earlier in the evening at our astro group meeting, it was showing a clear phase through a Tal 100RS brought along for the night We also took advantage to see the other planets on view although Saturn had not risen by the time we packed up. Mike, we need to arrange something between our groups and get together soon.
  21. Hi SGL, I wanted to say a big thanks to all who came along last night to our regular monthly meet. We were able to use a number of telescopes on a variety of targets. It was a shock to see so many new faces, 6 new members added to the usual suspects who normally get down, as always, some were unable to attend but 23 was a good effort and made our little birthday celebration a pleasure to take part in. As always, I must thank Terry and Ronni for helping to make this possible by allowing us to use Far Ings as the venue for our meetings. Sarah, cheers for bring the bottle of champagne, I am sure Steve will enjoy it All in all a very fine night, clear skies always make such a difference!, it looks like our astronomy club has now cemented its place as the venue to visit for astronomy in the North Lincolnshire area. Next meeting is Monday 2nd of April. Will see you all then. Clear Skies
  22. Very nice Damo.. should serve you well. The complete set..is there such a thing? :)
  23. Competition for the highly regarded perhaps? Baader Hyperion Zoom Eyepiece I see the Orion is just a few pounds cheaper...Orion Premium Zoom Eyepiece 1.25" thanks for posting your opinion on it Atlas
  24. Hi Ishidori, welcome to SGL. you may find this website useful...BinocularSky - Home I am sure you will have seen the sub forum on binoculars here already. A set of 10x50's or similar are a must when observing the night sky so I hope you have some great views with your new set. Like anything you can spend more money for increasing the quality of the sights they will give but that's really up to you. Clear Skies
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