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  1. It certainly was unusual...the bright orange flash was very quick...blink and you would miss it.. it did fade as it moved very slowly eastwards. Like i say, it only moved a small distance over 15 mins...then i couldn't find it again.
  2. That would explain the very slow movement... Cheers fellas...
  3. Thats an interesting possibility Hmmm but can a satellite be moving that slowly? Over the 15 mins i observed it it only moved east about the distance of Orions belt.
  4. It was late in the night, over 7hrs after sunset. For a balloon to reflect sunlight it would need to be still in sunlight? Wouldn't the late night and Southern aspect have the earth shadow preventing reflection? But thanks for the reply.. Could it be space debris but far out tumbling in space?
  5. Last night around 11.15pm i decided to take a look at M42 through my 10x50 bins on a monopod.. Within seconds there was a bright orange flash just above the top of the sword. WOW...was it an iridium flare? It only lasted a moment....then about 15 secs it flashed again...it had moved east very slightly...this continued for about 15 minutes. Every 25-30 secs was this bright flash. Over the 15 minutes it only moved about the same distance as the 3 stars of Orions belt. I went to get my partner but couldn't find it again. The bright flash was thru the bins but i doubt it could
  6. Well....Uranus is in the bag tonight.. using Aries and Cetus i star hopped and found it. Full moon tonight but nice and clear so wasnt too hard to find. You could make out the bluey green hue too. Also took a look at the Andromeda Galaxy and the double Alberio? In Cygnus. These binos are addictive
  7. The Bins are always at hand and like you say, the weather is hit and miss. Uranus on the hit list
  8. I dont think it was skill, more beginners luck I went out later, around 10,45pm as the moon was still up, and found it again..using the star hopping from earlier. Binoculars are easy to sweep around with wide field of view. Ive not got a scope as of yet but can imagine its a little more tricky to find very dim objects? My Son has a 150 heritage sat in its packaging (xmas pressie for his stepdaughter) sat right next to the window that i was looking out of! Uranus is my next challenge, that will be all the planets done for me I found Andromeda a while b
  9. I was out tonight watching the ISS appearing near Saturn and Jupiter about 6,55pm 22nd Nov. Anyway, it disappeared quickly into the shadow well before getting to where the moon is sitting. So, i was looking at the moon with my 10x50s ....lovely indeed. I opened Stellarium on my phone and realised that Neptune was close to the Moon about quarter of the way to Mars on the left. Using star hopping thru Aquarius i eventually found it!!! Needed averted vision thru the binos but i could definitely see it! My first ever time. What a buzz, 5 planets in 15 mins...and Neptune!
  10. I was out tonight watching the ISS appearing near Saturn and Jupiter about 6,55pm 22nd Nov. Anyway, it disappeared quickly into the shadow well before getting to where the moon is sitting. So, i was looking at the moon with my 10x50s ....lovely indeed. I opened Stellarium on my phone and realised that Neptune was close to the Moon about quarter of the way to Mars on the left. Using star hopping thru Aquarius i eventually found it!!! Needed averted vision thru the binos but i could definitely see it! My first ever time. What a buzz, 5 planets in 15 mins...and Neptune!
  11. Thanks great info The D3 has quite a high specced intervalometer but defo i think ya right...the separate cable one is the way to go. Can you set 3min exposures on yours?
  12. Last night, after much deliberation i ordered a Skywatcher Star Adventurer Pro pack from FLO. I thought before i jump in too deep and buy a full on Astro Rig (ive only a pair of 10x50 bins atm) that i could utilise my camera gear which consists of: Nikon D3 ff body Nikon 24-70 ed afs f2,8 nano Nikon 70-200 ed afs f2,8 VR2 Nikon 50 f1,4 afs Nikon 16 f2,8 D linear fisheye And some bits n bobs. The D3 has a built in intervalometer, but i think its going to be a lot easier with a wired unit. Can anyone recommend a cheapish simple model please?
  13. Hey Kevin... Wishing you a warm welcome from a fellow noob
  14. I can second the Nikon 10x50s Brilliant and great for my venture into the
  15. Thanks!! Upto now ive found M11 M22 Lagoon and Triffid... had a look at Perseus...WOW! Moons of jupiter..can just make out shape of Saturns rings. M31 is on my bucket list ... ive taken some images with my Nikon D3 on a tripod...my first AP but dont know how to upload?
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