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About Peco4321

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  1. Kids 1/2 term project - Space!!

    Finished, I think they've enjoyed doing it. I have! I've just tested Mollie and the info has gone in, so I would call that a success.
  2. Kids 1/2 term project - Space!!

    So, one down, and the silver pen has ran out!! Found a spare one eventually so my daughter will finish hers after tea. Pictures don't do it justice, it's turned out really good, my son is not the neatest though, like me I suppose
  3. Live rocket launch

    All the info states launch is 18th, but it's counting down now to coverage, I'm s bit confused. http://www.spacex.com/webcast
  4. Looking like this one I think, you might be able to tell I'm a rubbish decision maker!! https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B071ZJ7D7P/ref=ox_sc_act_image_1?smid=A165PRD624KZFU&psc=1
  5. I really like the look of the Zumei Z818 but it's jus £30 more than my budget and that's the point of a budget. So tempted though it looks to be a great tripod.
  6. What's your thoughts on this. https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B01FVW235G/ref=aw_pd_cart_vw_3_6?ie=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B01FVW235G&pd_rd_r=0542MJF89FM0DRENFRWQ&pd_rd_w=9bc1j&pd_rd_wg=v3duv&psc=1&refRID=ZP5FNZV47AYHTB8XSB11
  7. Thanks Geoff, I have considered this sort of thing and it is a cost effective solution but I am thinking of camera use as well for star trails and widefield shots. My current gorilla pod little tripod is starting to become too loose, so a combined upgrade for camera and bins is what I'm after. Thanks.
  8. So much to think about, will hold off and research a bit more. Thanks all.
  9. Thanks @RichM63, I have looked at this one from Zomei, reduced from £89. Abut smaller but you're right, lots of plastic in the other one. https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B01N903HN9/ref=ox_sc_act_image_2?smid=A3QH0HB4FNLKLD&psc=1
  10. I'm about to click buy on these, my budget is up to £50, I know they aren't the best out there but they will be used for both my bins and camera (separately obviously) and they look pretty sturdy. One question, will I be better getting a metal adapter like the picture to replace the rubbish plastic one that came with my celestron bins? https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B0742BBTPD/ref=ox_sc_act_image_1?smid=A2HHQ25UNGL8HR&psc=1
  11. Kids 1/2 term project - Space!!

    Some more pics for their project, it's a fine line between helping and taking over, my wife is keeping me firmly on the right side!
  12. Kids 1/2 term project - Space!!

    That's dedication and hopefully an inspired daughter, just been out with her to see Jupiter at 05:00, she seemed genuinely happy to have seen the 4 moons, will get stellarium on later to name them up. Last night my son took some pictures of Betelgeuse and M42 so he has plenty to go on as well. A happy daddy astronomer!!
  13. To say I'm pleased about this is one massive understatement. The "Friends of the School " set projects now and then and they are judged, 1 winner from each class. This years topic has just been revealed and it's right up my street. Very loose, anything to do with space, so constellations, the moon, space travel, anything. My 10 year old son has chosen Orion, so we are out soon taking pictures or Betelgeuse, the Nebula and widefield with him and my scope in it. Loads to discuss about Orion, star birth and death and the mythology. My 8 year old daughter has chosen Jupiter, again loads to talk about but we're going to have to get up early hours to image it. All part of the fun!!
  14. The EQ3 DSO Challenge

    Friday nights haul, NGC40 planetary Nebula, very small but a new one for me, IC340 galaxy, very faint, blocked by dust in our galaxy, and the Pinwheel galaxy. All ISO 1600, only bias frames added to 50 sec exposures , approx 60-80 for each target, stacked in DSS, stretched in GIMP.
  15. Live rocket launch

    The difference from the razzmatazz of Space x was amazing. All that grey metal.