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  1. Will try to get there this week. I sprained my foot last week and couldn't put any pressure on it. I think walking around the countryside in the dark would have been a bit much!
  2. Salut Philippe et bienvenue au salon des astronomes! Je souhait que vous avez les ciels dégagés afin de pouvoir voir les etoiles!
  3. Hi Dave, Brilliant, thanks! My GKs were £30 on eBay (feeling slightly ripped off now!) and are really good for the money.
  4. Hi, I have a pair of Greenkats too, but 10X50. I notice yours have a little cross-head screw on the front of the central bar. Is that where I would screw a tripod mount? If so, what size mount would I need? Many thanks!
  5. I love the picture of the Milky Way over the church. Spectacular!
  6. Amazing! Such beautiful images. I love the spiral galaxy and the red marbling on the splinter galaxy.
  7. Sorry using my phone. I meant to quote the above and say that I googled "satellite iridium flare" and found a video. I can confirm that is what I saw. It's the first time I've seen something that isn't a constellation or a star, and it feels amazing!
  8. First off, I think this is a great forum and source of material. Everyone has been super-friendly and the South Wales group have taken me under their collective wing (until they meet me, when they will probably throw me in the Usk!) As feedback, could we have a sticky on useful books to consult? There are many good recommendations but nothing codified, as such. Something on the background to astronomy, both the practical science and the theory, would be extremely helpful. Apologies if this is already there and I have missed it!
  9. I was observing with binoculars last night and I noticed what at first I thought was a bright star, though I hadn't seen anything there in the sky before. It was much whiter than any of the other stars and moved very quickly across the sky until it began to fade out. It disappeared after a few seconds. I thought at first it was a comet or a meteor, but could it have been a satellite or space junk, as suggested on this thread? I was observing about 11pm. Welcome to SGL, Andrew!
  10. Cool - thanks. I know the blorenge. Hoping to see a few things bright and beautiful up there!
  11. Many thanks - I look forward to coming along and meeting you all. Is it possible to find the site with a sat nav?
  12. Hi, Many thanks for the warm welcome! Diolch yn fawr! I look forward to coming to the Blaenavon meet! William
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