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About hadyn42

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  1. Hello Knighty2112 Just sent you a PM. Regards, Hadyn - IOM
  2. Hello All A BIG thank you to all concerned in arranging SGL2018, yet another great event!! Even although the weather was not to kind to us, Christina and I really enjoyed the talks and demos and of course the social aspect of the whole thing! The idea of the large marquee was great idea guys, so well done there! It was great to meet up with old friends too and of course make new ones! What a great quiz Michael and the atmosphere during it was fantastic and of course the hog roast and the curry night was excellent too. Best regards, Christina and Hadyn - Isle of Man
  3. Hello Mikeysweet Sorry to hear that you are having problems. Have you tried updating your Azgti firmware? I had similar problems and solved the issue by updating the mounts firmware. If you would like some further info please let me know. Regards, Hadyn - Isle of Man
  4. Hello Recceranger I would be interested in buying the gear you are selling. Please send me your payment options if you would like to sell it to me please? I am heading out very soon and will not be back home until 10.30pm tonight. Regards, Hadyn - Isle of Man Postcode: IM3 4NR
  5. Hello Adrian Glad you booked the ferry. Christina and I are looking forward to seeing you again and showing you around the island, you may even get a tour of the observatory if you are lucky! The campsite is filling up nicely with islanders and a couple of visitors. Only had one inquiry from the bigger island and you know who that is! Best regards Christina and Hadyn - IOM PS If anyone else is reading this message out there, there are still some pitches left to come to the island for the Ballaugh Starparty!
  6. Hello All After having a very successful Stargazing weekend in Ballaugh last year we have decided to have another event this year! Just to let you all know that the IOM Astronomical Society are having a Stargazing Event at Ballaugh Campsite in the North of the island. The dates are Friday 14th September until noon on Monday 17th September 2018. If anyone is interested and requires further details please email myself and Mark: starcamp@iomastronomy.org Link to campsite: https://ballamoarcampsite.im/ Link to ferry: https://www.steam-packet.com/ The event will be attended by island residents and visitors to our island. We are currently working on an itinerary which will be posted here in due course. We have a guest speaker from the bigger island who is coming over to camp and do various astronomy related talks! There will be a large marquee setup on site (15mtrs x 9mtrs) where talks demonstrations etc will take place. We have a guest speaker coming over from the bigger island to partake in the event and do some astronomy related lectures as well. Link to event: http://www.iomastronomy.org/starparty/ If you double click the poster on the left hand side of the webpage the poster will expand its self or words to that effect! Best regards and clear skies! Mark and Hadyn - IOMAS
  7. Hello Dave The food was very good indeed and so was the company! Regards, Hadyn - Isle of Man
  8. Hello Nick Hows things with you? Are you managing to keep away from your dentist. Please can you tell me the make and model number of the tablet if possible? Best regards, Hadyn - Isle of Man
  9. Hello All We hope you all had a safe trip home Guys? Thank you all for your company, we both enjoyed meeting up with you all for another great GSP event at Drumroamin. Thanks to Mike, Lesley and the rest of you folk who arranged this Spring 2018 event, also to Damian and Dai who showed us some great views through their Dobs. I will never forget the views of M13 amongst other many other objects through those big telescopes! Thank you to Adrian too for running us to and fro from the Wigton hide and various other trips out.... We arrived home this morning just before 6am and we have unloaded the van, had lunch and now back at being retired Looking forward to meeting up again in the Autumn! Best regards, Christina and Hadyn - Isle of Man
  10. Hello All. Christina and I are booked at Lucksall as from the Friday and leaving on the Tuesday morning. Looking forward to meeting up with old friends and making new ones too.... We are both at Galloway at the moment and enjoying the company and of course some dark skies! Best regards, Christina and Hadyn - Isle of Man
  11. Well done Davy I hope all goes well for you. I have been thinking of getting one of those scopes, but can't seem to find the weight of it. I was thinking of mounting it on my SW AZ Gti, but I think it could be a wee bit heavy for it Best regards, Hadyn - IOM
  12. Hello Mike Thanks for the message. Christina and I are keeping well thanks, we hope you are keeping well and warm too? Not heard anything from Adrian for ages, not seen any posts from him either. I tried ringing him Christmas time, but no answer. I don't even know has he signed up the GSP this month either? Take care, hope to see you in just over two weeks time. Best regards, Christina and Hadyn - IOM
  13. Hello Guys We hope that you are all surviving these Winter conditions and getting some viewing and imaging done? It was a very good here last weekend, we had two great clear nights on the Saturday and Sunday. Our society had quite a few of our island residents at our stargazing events in the South of the island. Even with the Moon nearly in all its glory, a good time was had by all. We must have had about 150 islanders viewing the night skies even though the the temperatures were below -1 degrees C. I am sorry but I have got to ask this question guys, has anyone heard of how Lesley's campsite is coping with these cold and snowy conditions please? Christina and I are hoping all goes well for the event and we should be on the site on Monday afternoon (19/03/18) for the whole week if everything goes well... Best regards, Christina and Hadyn - Isle of Man
  14. Hello Cuivenion Very nice images indeed, well done! I have just ordered the SW 130 PDS about 30 minutes ago and look forward to using it in due course. I bought the ZWO 224mc about eight months ago and never got round to using it as yet. I think that we get the same weather as you as we are just across the pond from you? Regards, Hadyn - Isle of Man
  15. Hello Matt I don't know if these settings will help you out with your PD camera and SCT, I use these settings on my ED80 and they work quite well. Here you go: PD COLOUR ASTRO VIDEO CAMERA (modified Huviron) RECOMMENDED SETTINGS For Deep Sky Imaging Exposure Menu Lens: Manual, E Shutter: 1/50sec AGC: LOW SENSE-UP: 128x, 256x, 512x or 1024x Backlight: OFF 3D-DNR: HIGH Day & Night Menu D&N Mode: COLOR Burst: OFF Smart IR: OFF Image Adjust Menu Mirror: OFF Gamma: USER: 0.30 or 0.35 LSC: OFF Special Menu Title: OFF Communication: OFF DPC: OFF Factory Set: NO All other settings can be left at their default values. For Bright Objects (eg Sun, Moon, Planets) Settings are the same as above, except - Exposure Menu Lens: Manual, E Shutter: 1/50sec or less AGC: OFF SENSE-UP: OFF Image Adjust Menu Gamma: USER: 1.00, or a little less. Best regards, Hadyn - Isle of Man
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