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Richard Hather

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About Richard Hather

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    Proto Star
  • Birthday 09/11/1985

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    Sketching DSO, going for walks with the family and generally having as much fun as possible ☺️

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  1. Another Light Pollution Petition

    Signed and shared on fb 👍
  2. Merry Christmas

    Merry Christmas Marios, lovely sketch as always 😊
  3. 2017-12-16 - Another sketch of the Pleiades

    Lovely sketch, one of my favourite targets. I was out in -3 conditions and though that was cold enough 😂 I managed a 4 hour session and couldn’t take anymore 😂
  4. The Crab Nebula, a supernova remnant...

    I certainly did Des a truly beautiful night 😊 Thank you for your kind words M1 was a difficult target but worth it 😊
  5. I’m open to offers or possibly even a part trade for an eyepiece in the 5-6mm range.
  6. It is a lovely ep 1 3/4” only I don’t understand what you mean. Ive never used a 21mm ethos but when comparing it with the 13mm ethos I saw little to no difference.
  7. This eyepiece is also up for sale elsewhere.
  8. Yes it’s to fund another telescope my grab and go one for next year. Since purchasing the ES 30mm I find myself reaching either for the 14-9 for my higher mag change and almost forgetting about the 20 and I’m not one to keep eps for the sake.
  9. The Crab Nebula, a supernova remnant...

    Cheers Marios it certainly was a wonderful night I hope there’s one more in store before Christmas 🤞
  10. I’m looking to sell this eyepiece, I’ve added some pictures and a link with more info on the eyepiece. Eyepiece is in perfect condition with both end caps and box for P&P and storage. https://www.firstlightoptics.com/explore-scientific-eyepieces/explore-scientific-100-degree-series-2-inch-eyepieces.html Price is £260 now £240 including P&P which I think is a good deal considering their £423 new so grab yourself a bargain. Payment is to be made by PayPal gift, message me if you have any questions. Message me with any offers as I would like to sell ASAP, thanks for looking. Richard
  11. The Crab Nebula, a supernova remnant...

    Observing Information DSO - M1 Crab Nebula/ Capella/ Betelgeuse/Orion Nebula/Sirius/Geminids Meteor shower Date - 12/12/17 Time - 09:00-00:30 Lunar Phase - 33% Waning Crescent Seeing - Excellent Equipment - 12” Dobsonian Eyepieces - ES 100 20-14-9. ES 82 32 Additional info - What a lovely night of observing it was a little nippy, -3 has to be one of the coldest sessions I’ve had I think but well worth it 😊 So we’re to begin, my main target of the night was the M1 Crab Nebula this target has been on my list for a while now and tonight seemed like ideal conditions and were it was situated in the sky with no moon up made me think I stood a good chance of observing it. I setup my scope around 19:00 and left it a good 2 hours to cool down before heading out around 21:00. The scope nicely cooled and me sufficiently wrapped up and ready I instantly got to work trying to track down this supernova remnant. Orion was my first stop then north to El Nath then onto Zeta Tauri south of El Nath. Even though I knew i was definitely in the right area it took me a while to actually see the object but eventually I saw it as a faint ghostly smudge, it was the type of object which benefited from my LP filter and averted vision but still amazing to observe and to sketch mainly because of the star field beautiful. At this point I wanted to check out some stars Sirius/Betelgeuse and the double Capella were lovely to observe as always. I then couldn’t resist a quick observation of the Orion Nebula with all my mags at my disposal and I have to say I’ve never seen as much detail in my UHC filter even the stars were more prominent then usual I was tempted to sketch it for the second time in 6 months but resisted the urge for the promise of fireworks. So onto what in my opinion was the highlight of the night, the Geminids Meteor shower at around 23:30 I decided to sit down in my wicker chair with my flask of tea and just gaze in awww and I was rewarded with what must have been a dozen or more by 00:30. So in conclusion a night with only 1 new target observed but I will take more from last nights session then 1 target ticked of my list or sketched for that matter. Last night was a night were I got lost just looking up at the sky and watching rock and ice burn up in our atmosphere simply beautiful 😊 The Crab Nebula (catalogue designations M1, NGC 1952, Taurus A) is a supernova remnant in the constellation of Taurus. The now-current name is due to William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse, who observed the object in 1840 using a 36-inch telescope and produced a drawing that looked somewhat like a crab.[5] Corresponding to a bright supernova recorded by Chinese astronomers in 1054, the nebula was observed later by English astronomer John Bevis in 1731. The nebula was the first astronomical object identified with a historical supernova explosion. Clear skies ✨💫🌙🌌🎨🔭 Richard
  12. Celestron Travel Scope 70 Telescope

    Cheers everyone for your replies, my reasons for wanting this scope is mainly is a few reasons space/money/setup it seems to tick all those boxes. Even if the tripods a pain I just want the kids to have something to look through, I will be purchasing a smaller scope in the new year but as a scope to fill in the gap I think it will do its job thanks again everyone 😊
  13. Celestron Travel Scope 70 Telescope

    Looking to buy this telescope as a present for my kids at Christmas. Get in touch if you would like to sell me yours thank you. Richard
  14. The Andromeda Galaxy

    Gorgeous sketch Marios, almost like looking through the ep myself 😊