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  1. Andy1978

    SGL 2018 Pitch Plan

    Hi guys Sadly some tragic family news has prevented me attending today as well. Please feel free to use my pitch (Buzzard 51). Until next year then. Andy
  2. Andy1978

    SGL 2018 Pitch Plan

    Unfortunately I am unable to make today, really hoping to get there for tomorrow though.
  3. FLO - cash only sales or will you be bringing the card reader?
  4. Andy1978

    Minimalist Eyepiece Set

    Thank you all for your posts. I think I will go for the 14mm and 8.8mm, as we all know the skies are not great in the UK so i'll likely add in the 6.7mm in the future just for the odd clear nights. I look forward to using these at the upcoming star party, clouds permitting of course. Andy
  5. Hi I own the ES 82 30mm, which I find is very good performance for the price, and want to want to extend my set partly with the proceeds of selling my full set BST Starguider eyepieces on Astrosell (I am too new to sell them on here yet). My question is which small set of ES 82 eyepieces should I buy to cover a general (observing) range in my 200P, I can't go mad and buy all of them so I am thinking the 18mm, 11mm and 8.8mm. I won't be buying them all straight away as I am also trying to buy a ZenithStar 71 to get into imaging with my DLSR. So 8.8mm first followed by the 18mm and lastly the 11mm? Andy
  6. Andy1978

    24mm or 30mm ES 82 deg EP?

    Hi Kev A story with no ending as you didn't report back, what did you buy in the end?
  7. Andy1978

    Starter equipment for AP

    Thank you all for your sound advice, I really do appreciate it. I believe for now I need to digest a few books and then look towards a small refractor on a tripod to learn the ropes. Clear skies to you all! Andy
  8. Evening Imaging is of great interest to me so I would like to know what equipment would be best 'bang for your buck' to get me started. I know it all starts with a good mount so with a small budget of £500~ I want to give it a go and see how I take to it before spending a great deal more on the likes of a AZ EQ6 & Espirit 100 ED. I currently own a SW200P Dob and a Nikon D3300 camera Likely this question has been asked a million times but I want more current information. Many thanks Andy
  9. Andy1978

    SGL 2018 Pitch Plan

    Thanks Grant. This will be my first time but I think I am in a decent spot away from the trees Here is a link to the park map http://www.lucksallpark.co.uk/media/3050/new-site-map.png
  10. Andy1978

    SGL 2018 SP Bookings

    I've booked my tickets for Friday and Saturday. I've only owned a telescope for 2 months so hoping to experience my first taste of a dark skies site at my first star party
  11. Andy1978

    Daytime Iridium flare

    On a bright clear day they look like they come straight out of the sun, many shiny satellites with the flare being the cherry on the cake. I posted a video on one of my recent posts.
  12. Andy1978

    Satellite Daylight Display

    And not just me too then, the satellite display was so much clearer in real life and went on for hours so there must be others whom saw it. Shame I didn't capture that Iridium flare!
  13. Andy1978

    Daytime Iridium flare

    I saw it John, I spent the afternoon naked eye watching the stream of satellites made visible by the sun and thought I saw one of the satellites burn up. Now I've I read your post I realise it must of been an Iridium flare because the time, location and visual completely correlates. Andy
  14. So whilst out on the sun loungers in the garden this afternoon I was trying to keep the sun behind the edge of the Gazebo so I wouldn't get blinded, I was treated to a pretty manic display of satellite reflections streaking all over the sky. Has anybody seen anything like this before when looking just above the sun on a clear sunny day? The video doesn't do it justice, the satellites were like popping corn and in their hundreds. I swear one zig zagged somehow and another burnt up. SatsonSun.mp4 Andy

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