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About kippford

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    Backyard Time

    "It's four in the morning and once more the dawning Just woke up the wanting in me" Jerry Chesnut.
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    Gallloway Gathering Spring 2019

    We don't tolerate whiskey up here either. Only whisky allowed.
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    I heard the supplied eyepieces were not great so I bought some random ones . I got a BST StarGuider 60º 25mm ED, a BST StarGuider 60º 5mm ED and a Vixen slv 9mm. I have no I dea when or if I will get a chance to use them.
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    I think I did. I only managed a peek through a hole in the clouds a few days ago. There seemed to be 2 0r 3 stars. Throught the telescope, there were dozens of tiny pinpoints of light. The weather has been far too cold for me recently though so I have not been out with it again. -6.6c at the momment and falling.
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    I got home a couple of hours ago to a clear sky. No time to cool down a telescope, so I went out with binoculars and saw the orion nebula for the first time in my life. It was just a smudge, but a smudge I have been longing to see. It may be cloudy here most of the time but when it clears up it is amazing. I am so glad I moved here away from all the light pollution.
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    It lets you focus better.
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    Cloudy Skies every night

    It is now over 4 weeks since I received my telescope. There have been two nights when stars were visible. The first night I discovered the collimation was so bad it was impossible to see anything. The second night it was far too windy to use a telescope. The forecast for the next few days is not good.
  8. Could have been a puddy tat.
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    Scots newbie with inevitable questions

    I think it is a blood moon. I doubt you could lift a lens that would give a shot like that.
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    Scots newbie with inevitable questions

    What settings did you use for the Orion Nebula?
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    Am I a cheat? A question of morals.

    Fat off?
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    Am I a cheat? A question of morals.

    I was that fat man.
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    What did the postman bring?

    Only if the good stuff was finished.

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