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Everything posted by Uplooker

  1. Look what I got in the post today . FB ( no reference to social media)
  2. Kenny, Did you obtain permission from the individual kids parents and the Head teacher, prior to posting their images on social meadya?
  3. Grand. Back safe and sound, car unpacked and just made a chicken casserole for tonight’s tea Weather didn’t play ball but enjoying meeting up with everyone. Only managed 10x50 bins on Saturday. As Damian says, weather got progressively worse the further south you got
  4. Great image, unlikely to see an improvement on that tonight
  5. Clear skies here again tonight, hope the same can be said about Drumroamin, and that it continues into the weekend
  6. Glad you had an uneventful journey up. Look forward to seeing you Wednesday night - will speak to you on the phone before then.
  7. Yes, as Mike says, have a safe journey. See you later next week.
  8. Look forward to meeting you later in the year. Hope the recovery continues well.
  9. My mistake, the monthly PADAS meeting is at the Obsey on Moor Park on the 2nd Thursday of the month and the observing night is on the 3rd Thursday of the month, again at Moor Park Observatory .
  10. Hi Rob, Welcome to SGL. Get yer self down to Preston and District Astronomical Society (PADAS). They meet the 2nd Thursday or the month at St Gregory’s Social Club, on Blackpool Road, also observing night at Moor Park Observatory 3rd Thursday or every month.
  11. Hi Debo, sorry, what I meant was that I was more surprised that there were any proms to actually image, given solar minimum. Well done again!
  12. Well done, those look very good and atmospheric. One question though - how did you manage to capture some proms????????
  13. Hi Mike, Not sure if you have spoken to Kenny, but I spoke to him last week and he was not sure he would be able to make it
  14. Excellent job. Still time to get in for the Spring event, it’s on in 2 weeks
  15. Have you tried using the Barlow with the lens removed, thereby making it an extension tube?
  16. Have not been on SGL for a couple of weeks and was surprised there has not been any guff posted on this thread, considering it’s only a couple of weeks until this gathering. Having stalked Mapstar I can see he has not even booked yet - am sure he will manage to squeeze in. Looking forward to meeting regulars and newbies alike. Just need to sort scope out and decide which medicine to bring
  17. Well done, all who entered. Congratulation James on an image that is very much a standout shot, there is just to much to take in and it is almost Other worldly.
  18. Very generous Ollie. I will have a play with this later. Merry Christmas or should it be Bon Noël
  19. Welcome to the Lounge, from a Norn Iron Exile
  20. Quite right Stu, horses for courses. A bit of perseverance and you will get there.
  21. Well done Craig. Neptune is particular well placed for me at the moment and easy to locate due to the other objects you described. Next stop Pluto, ha ha. Only kidding
  22. I fitted an old computer (PC) cooling fan to my SW 300PDS. The fan is brushless and I picked it up from the electrical section of my local tip. I really do not know if it was by luck or design, but the 4 off mounting holes matched with the 4 that were already on the mirror cell from new. The thing I really need to do was confirm the screw thread size and replace the connector on the wires to the fan. Currently away from home so unable to provide pictures.
  23. Just checked, I’m freeeeee. Will there be any pies?
  24. Can’t believe I missed this thread, haha. My stalkingmeter must have malfunctioned, need to get it checked out. Have to check if I am free those dates
  25. @JOC If you are at a suitably dark site there is absolutely no mistaking the MW. You do not need to decipher it, it is just there in all it’s glory. Depending on location it runs from one horizon to the other. Such a beautiful sight.
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