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reezeh

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About reezeh

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    Astronomy, photography, playing chess badly and telling jokes that'll make you groan
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    About 53º47'N 1º47'W
  1. I guess I'll be long-dead by the time there's a reduction in the horrible glow and glare where I live. Maybe if initiatives like this started in the late sixties, there might just be the beginnings...
  2. I didn't mind Horizon - a few years back anyway. Can't say I've indulged since about 2015 but I've read it's been dumbed down
  3. And may I introduce you to Mr Stove Paint! Being honest, that's damned horrendous. Not sure if the introduction is a good idea though, especially if you've complained about it: besides vandalism isn't a good thing.
  4. I've just subscribed for now at least - not watched any videos there yet. I'll not reiterate what has already been said above, because that'll just create psychological blocks
  5. I guess I'm glad I missed it then. I think it has become less amateur observing-orientated since Sir Patrick passed. I miss those days and "Newsletter time"
  6. Maybe it's something hush-hush if you're finding it hard to source info
  7. If you think M51 is tough to see, wait till you try M33! Even though you'd think it'll be easy, it's brighter on paper, it's a real toughie. Almost impossible in urban and suburban areas. Managed it once with 11x80 binoculars.
  8. In time - honoured fashion it's been cloudy except for when I'm working or Moon been full or much too low down for me! ? I was wanting to enter too.
  9. A mirrorless might be worth looking at. There's no mirror slap to cause shake. If Canon ones are like the Olympus ones, the shutter is entirely electronic, just like with dedicated astro cameras, but they undoubtedly have IR filters over the sensors. Then of course, there's the QE which isn't as good as dedicated, but newer cameras by Canon, and other makes have much better noise performance than your old 300D and 350D.
  10. Didn't I hear on the news it was going to be the first optical light image of a black hole? Looks like a radio interferometer "image" mapped out on a screen to me! Or a doughnut fresh out of the fryer... You take your pick, but I'm pretty underwhelmed considering the hype and insane expense involved! Maybe I'm just getting cynical in my old age. I know it's one heck of a long way away, but that's what very long baseline interferometers are good at; sheer resolution power.
  11. He played another beauty with planetary alignment affecting how fast you fall back to Earth when you jump. Can't remember the year, but it was about late 70's - mid 80's. He must have had quite a sense of humour.
  12. I agree entirely and wholeheartedly
  13. I got exact same one of those a few months ago. Work, low sun and weather here has conspired against me playing with it yet, not to mention that there's not much going on in white light on the sun right now ?
  14. I wonder how good that'll look with a small LED light shining up from under the centre ?
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