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About ukuleledaveey

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    Music,playing ukulele,harmonica & singing.Reading fiction and non fiction.just getting into astronomy.
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  1. ukuleledaveey

    MARS - Looking Good Tonight 9th Oct

    i had a good look at mars on monday night, i need to to get turn left at orion as i no nothing and trying to find other things to look at is hard for me, but i am having fun, i get a good bit of exercise carrying the 8 inch dob up ad down 2 flights of stairs into the communal garden , i have way to much light pollution where i live, will venture out to some darker skies soon, but it is nice looking up at the skies at the beuatiful stars ,
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    I made a mistake !

    Both with a.bot of luck but a hot tub in the wilds of suffolk in dec its gonna be chilly LOL
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    I made a mistake !

    Will do Stu luckily its my birthday week,the wife also has one of those birdwatching scopes she also shares our dob lol i call it ours as she has some interest to.we are staying in a log cabin in the suffolk countryside, we went in the summer the sky was amazing and dark no light pollution or very low, also got.a hot tub. Will definately take her out and get a couple or 3 nights gazing
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    Hi everybody

    Hello and welcme from a newbie,absolutely amazing people on here,i cannot praise them enough,a lovely bunch, Best wishes from the depths of the hertfordshire/ essex border UK
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    The Tardis Observatory gets a refurb

    Wow thats amazing absolutely love it
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    I made a mistake !

    Yeah i know the feeling i bought a 200p i live in a very tiny 1 bed flat, i was lucky the wife was only mad for 12 hours,the dob is behind my armchair near the kitchen with a blanket over it.looks like the elephant man,i have to carry it down 2 flights of stairs across a car park up some garden steps into the communal garden two trips 1 for the mount and 1 for the scope ,keeps me a little fit lol.the light polution is bad as the building has spot lights on it grrr,luckily i dont have to sell,i booked a week a way in dec for the wife and i and im taking thr scope with us lol.
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    250 sky-watcher flex tube dob for sale

    Good luck mate hope you dont have to part with it but if you can get something else thats goid,best wishes from me,sorry ive not been on the forum much had a bug/ virus last couple of weeks also run down lol but im ok
  8. ukuleledaveey

    First time observing Saturn

    Awesome yeah i know how you feel after my first sighting of saturn the other week,im still amazed by it here it is below the moon now i caught another cheeky glimpse this week of saturn.but it has been cloudy and raining and im not to well at the moment so no gazing for me the last few nights back to my old passion of ukulele now just to combine both lol. Good luck with your gazing and yep saturn is awesome.
  9. ukuleledaveey

    My First photo

    Wow thats awesome stu,shame my grandad is no longer round he was a photographer by trade and was once president of The Royal Photographic Society, he mixed with the echelons if society lol he even took Churchill's portrait,his camera knowlwedge was un real but alas did not rub off on me,keep going mate that shot of the moon is awesome. Ive been having early starts at work and feeling rough lol so ive not been upto much,i also took my firstpic this week i just put my phone camera to the lense and wiggled it just a little bit lol and got a couple of images nothing special but just to show people what i can see through the scope.
  10. ukuleledaveey

    Newbie help needed

    Hi there ans welcome,as a total noob to star gazing myself all of coming up to 2 weeks,stick with it. I only have a 25mm anf 10mm eye pieces,1st couple of nights hated thr 10mm then the other night i was blessed with a brautiful view of Saturn through the 10mm. I was and i am still elated,i don't know much or where to look in the sky yet,but im going to educate myself and apart from the views we are all blessed by the wonderful helpful friendly people on this forum. Keep at it anf best of luck.
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    My first sighting of Saturn & Mars

    Thanks stu much appreciated
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    My first sighting of Saturn & Mars

    Which app is this? If its ok to ask cheers in advance.
  13. ukuleledaveey

    My first sighting of Saturn & Mars

    Thanks so much everyone,you guys are amazing and im genuinely touched by the encouragement and advice and tips. Ive been a good boy and resisted buying cheap eye pieces from ebay.decided if ic can get mid range price or good 2nd hand eye pieces thats the way im going to go.But im not going to rush,i still have to get a chesire and turn left at orion. Hoping to get a ppi pay out fingers crossed. I was telling everyone at work today about seeing saturn most of them not impressed but the odd person was quite interested. Yep last night was amazing for me on a personal level.Everyrhing is slowly coming together. Once again thank you all so much
  14. ukuleledaveey

    My first sighting of Saturn & Mars

    Thanks everyone,i really appreciate your input,knowledge and support,you lot on here are amazing. So thanks very much. I have learnt quite a biy from you knowledge and wisdom . Im still buzzing this morning.is it worth buying anything smaller than 10mm for my dob ? Its length is 1200mm and im learning about atmospherics affecting things now lol. Yeah i hated that 10mm till last night you know the stars arent only up above they shine btightly on this forum to.i really am.impressed by how friendly amd extremely helpful innsharing knowledge and experience. Once again many thanks off to work now bleary eyed but oh so happy.Have a great day everyone
  15. Hello all,as a totak noobie and not just green behind thr ears but all over . Ive had my first scope for 7 days now a 2nd hand skywatcher 200p dob, i only have the 2 eye pieces that came with it. I decided to go out in the communal garden again tonight asbthe sky looked good,i got out at 8.30 to give the scope time to cool down and get muself comfy. It was a lovely fairly clear night.And for the first time i managed to get Saturn in my finder scope after finally sorting out its alignment on friday, i started off with tue 25mm eyepiece saturn was tiny but i could cleary make out the rings i was gob smacked so happy and excited i quickly fumbled for the 10mm eye piece and slipped that in a slight adjustment of the scope and saturn was slightly larger and the rings alot more visible wow wow wow i am still on cloud nine it was amazing,i looked at it and followed it for what felt like half an hour.my wife bought me a cup of tea and she had a look to and a couple of my neighbours were very impressed. I then waited for mars to move round and quickly focused on it and i started with the 25mm and then moved on to the 10mm. Before tonight i wasnt very impressed with the 10mm but it did a good job tonight. Im still buzzing and im off to bed now. Just thought i would share with all you wonderful people. Many thanks and best wishes From me Dave

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