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  1. Thanks very much. I do enjoy viewing the night sky with bins. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Lovely photo. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. SirFoo


    Hi, Welcome. My first suggestion is that you join you'd local society. You'll find people will be happy to givd you advice. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Looks good and I will bookmark it for future use. Homepage could be more interesting ... You did ask for criticism ...sorry. Thanks for all your hard work.
  5. Don't think so. Pluto is a Kuiper Belt Object. One of many ....just a bit bigger than most . They're all rocky/icy out there. Don't think they ever had a gasy atmosphere.
  6. I loved watching him jump them seeing him hurling towards the earth becoming smaller and smaller. The man is certainly brave.
  7. Good post. I've just got an iPhone and was looking for some good apps. Previously had an android and there was some great free apps on that. Pity the iPhone doesn't do goggle sky map. It was the best for those phones. At the moment I've got starmap lite which seems ok, stellarium, messier list which is a good way to keep track of what you've seen, moon globe which I agree is excellent and scope help... Not tried this too much ....yet.
  8. Apart from the obvious issue of cloud, the night was enjoyable plus the dew shield that I purchased from Steve fits perfectly. Thanks, Douglas
  9. Apart from the obvious issue of cloud, the night was enjoyable plus the dew shield that I purchased from Steve fits perfectly. Thanks, Douglas
  10. One of the more interesting welcome addresses!
  11. Hi there and welcome to the forum.
  12. SirFoo


    Welcome to the forum.
  13. Pretty crazy relpying to my own post but if you go to stellarium you can select to be on different planets/moons. If you select the moon, and from certain locations, you can actually see the earth rising and setting.
  14. Totally agree with this statement. I tinkered with setting circles when I first got a telescope. I thought that although it was frustating it would eventually be worth the hassle. This turned out not to be true. They are not accurate and are pretty worthless!
  15. It is really easy to setup. You can view from behind the telrad or above depending on your preference.
  16. Totally agree with the above. Setting circles....useless. Telrad....wonderful!
  17. I think that its an F5 scope which would mean that its 5 x 250. So 1m 25 cm.
  18. Get a telrad and then download some free telrad charts. This should make finding the dsos less frustrating. They'll still be faint and fuzzy though!
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