I have a tripod for my camera. It an ok one and will keep things steady. light pollution, well we are very close to centre of the largest town in Cambridgeshire so we may be a little light polluted
Thanks for all the replies, I have signed up for the binocular sky monthly. Looking forward to getting the binoculars and for it to stop bloody raining!!
Hi there. First post, so bound to make a wally of myself. I am just starting out and have got a pair of Asah Pentax 10x50 binos on the way from a well known auction site. I have also purchased the excellent discover the night sky through binoculars book. I really just want to see something to make me go “wow”. we live in St Neots on the Cambs beds border and will mainly be viewing from a very small garden north facing that has a lot of tall trees on the east side. So my questions to the class are, what can I expect to see? I really want to see a planet or two and the moon, obs. But is it realistic to see anything else? I was hoping to visit the local astronomical society yesterday but I’ll health has put pay to that. have I got a duff pair of binos? They didn’t cost much so it doesn’t matter, be brutal. thanks in advance. Phil