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  1. Does anyone have a problem with,if 4% of everything is matter we can see,stars,galaxies etc coming from a single point of light? The rest is made up roughly 73% Dark Energy and 23% Dark Matter.
  2. About cosmic bounces rips and multiple universes,i don't think i have seen this programme before missed it this evening but it's on again between 1.25am to 2.25am on BBC4. Cheers gordy
  3. What would be the best upgradeable eyepieces for the Skyliner 150P Dobsonian Thanks gordy
  4. I like the part when the newspaper said they were part of the "Nova Patrol" very cool.
  5. The first programme is the Sky at Night focussing on Andromeda and secondly from 1.40 am to 2.20 am a programme called Star Men looking at the 40,000 amateur astronomers in the UK.Should be good viewing.
  6. james i notice you have the ST80,ST102 and the ST120,how do you find all 3 scopes and the differences between them thanks gordy
  7. Like a 2" Diagonal,2"mm wide angle eyepieces,correct image diagonal for daytime use,filters 2nd hand or any other upgrades i would need Thanks gordy
  8. The Skymax 127 is more expensive as well maybe it was'nt a fair comparison.
  9. Into the Solar System if you had the call where would you send it,to Jupiter perhaps to explore Io or Europa,or Saturn to Enceladus or Titan or you could maybe explore the heliosphere.
  10. I will be buying a 8" dobsonian down the line so the decisions above were based on that thanks Gordy.
  11. Thanks Chaps It seems to be clear the more aperture you can afford the better cheers Gordy
  12. Hello i am going to buy a Startravel 102mm in a few weeks time for £175 on the AZ3 but another option i never considered was this,i could get the Evostar 90mm which would be better on the planets with an AZ3 for £125 and the Startravel 80 OTA for £85 total £210.Is it worth £35 for the second option Thanks Gordon
  13. On this morning on bbc one at 2.05 am.cheers gordy
  14. I got some about a month ago and are very good for the price,they could still do with a tripod to get them rock steady,they are selling the 30x60 at the moment for the same price cheers gordy
  15. I am sure the gravitational force of Jupiter extends all the way to Saturn.
  16. Very interesting indeed,very clever bloke roger penrose.
  17. I agree with Shibby wonders of the solar system was boring,i am getting the cosmos by carl sagan so i am looking forward to that,also the TTC lectures are excellent if anyone can get a dvd of them its well worth watching.
  18. I asked the questions on a programme i saw about João Magueijo's big bang did anyone else see it?
  19. 1st what do people think of the VSL variable speed of light if this was the case in the early universe could light have escaped from black holes or were black holes not around when the VSL was supposed to have been. 2nd As the theory goes if galaxies are twice as far away they are receeding twice as fast and so on, you will get to a point where they will be travelling faster than the speed of light or is this the space in between the galaxies moving faster at the speed of light as in say for example cosmic inflation.
  20. hello chaps out of all the scopes this is the one i will be getting in the next month or so i will probably buy a 8" dobsonian further down the line thats why i didnt consider the 6",so i was just inquiring into the accessories before i buy the scope,i dont mind that the scope is limited but just wanting advice without spending huge amounts to improve the scopes performance.Thanks Gordy
  21. Is there many accessories for this scope or with its limitations to wide field are the add ons limited as well.Cheers Gordy
  22. Here is a good article about the possibility of Quark stars. Forget Neutron Stars, Quark Stars Might be the Densest Bodies in the Universe | Universe Today
  23. i mentioned to another member that the ST80 is normally sold for £115 on a EQ1 mount,to buy the ST80 and AZ3 is seperate is around £180,but the ST102 with the AZ3 is £175 strange to say the least.
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