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furrysocks2

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  1. Another little treat, Sir J. F. W. Herschel's observation of "Mr. Sixth"... (May 4th, 1837) https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=wu.89080139876&view=1up&seq=312
  2. Shame the 12" mirror set never saw light, but for the sake of fitting it all to the length of the light path, as you say better to do it properly from the start. Good luck! Matt
  3. You can appear to get a signal dead-center in the band you're looking at, but I though "Correct IQ" got rid of it, not sure. It may well be that there is no station being broadcast on 98.3 within range of where you are now. Zoom out with the slider top right and perhaps play with AGC/gain in the configuration dialog and see if there's anything visible then.
  4. @russ Can I tempt you (or anyone else) with free 1st class postage?
  5. Bought from member on here December 2017, it was used but a handful of times and has since been stored. I no longer have any scope to use this in, so I would like to think someone else might enjoy it. I will provide up to date photos shortly, to show current condition. Looking for £50 plus UK postage at cost (small parcels 1st, 2nd or Special Delivery), payment via PayPal fees paid, please. Clear skies, Matt. Original thread with pictures and a couple of links to reviews here:
  6. I happened across https://www.hathitrust.org/ and searched for items in the catalog containing the word "astronomy". https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Search/Home?type[]=all&lookfor[]=astronomy&ft=ft I have spent the last hour or so enjoying portions of https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=nyp.33433090906904 Introduction to practical astronomy, 1841. Author: Mason, Ebenezer Porter, 1819-1840. There appear to be articles dating back to the early 1700s. Other sites such as this exist, I thought this may be of interest to someone.
  7. Lovely pictures! I'd never seen them before, but I was standing out back in my underwear at midnight last night marvelling at the same phenomenon, when my wife returned from a nearby hostelry. She already knows I'm pretty weird.
  8. A delicate sighting earlier - was picking my daughter up from her nursery and the park had an unobstructed view to the SW. I'd checked setting times a few days ago for yesterday and today so I new the rough window I had. I realised the time and looked across - took a bit of hunting but there she was in plain sight - slender, but glinting through the fading sunset. I shared it with a couple of bystanders. I'd never have thought to look if it wasn't for this thread, thanks!
  9. The 48mm has been recoated and never used. The 43mm has been recoated and used. £25 and £20 shipped, respectively?
  10. Hi, Marci. Yes, I do. Both were re-coated at the same time. One has never been used. The other has but is still in good condition. I can give you the dimensions if you like, they're each very slightly different from one another. Matt.
  11. Hi, yes I do. They're still assembled in the scope, you're welcome to take the whole scope for the same price. I also have a Revelation 12" dob OTA if it's any use to you.
  12. Thanks, both. I'm looking at two designs in https://www.britastro.org/radio/projects/Antennas_for_meteor_radar.pdf, and also trying to find my antennae book. Had the receiver sitting on the shelf and frequency range was ok. Shame. SDR was going to be the next option.
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