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  1. and on the dark of moon weekend again as well. Owen
  2. fairly odd as you are the secretary of Norwich AS and they run the star camp that you know nothing abut it. Owen
  3. Probably at the latest by the end of next week as I really need to get the newsletter out shortly. Otherise I am sure there will be another one out in the summer . Owen
  4. I know this is the wrong forum but I am not allowed to post in the SGL star party forum. Is there a date set for the 2019 SGL star aprty? I was just going to put it inthe FAS newsletter if there was. Owen
  5. some may do on certain items. You have to remember the margins in the astronomy game are not that high so even 10-15% may be difficult for some, especially at a show where there are other costs to be taken into account.. Owen
  6. They do. It was the Equinox star party at the Dower House campsite. The star aprty outgrew the site and the owners were not interested in helping run it so it moved 10 years or more ago. Owen
  7. I had an OMI mirror in my 20 Obsession and I sent it to Orion for recoating and they made such a hash of getting the coating off and recoating I had to send it back to OMI for refiguring and recoating. I would use Galveopitcs in Braintree insetad. They also managed to chip the mirror as well. Owen
  8. Does anyone know if there will be an IAS show this year and what dates? I have heard rumours of 15/16th Nov but after the poor turnout of both vendors and people last year I wonder if it will go again. Owen
  9. The blue version is the field edtion and is on waterproof material. The pink edtion is the normal inside edtion. Apart from that they are both the same. Yes they are pricy but excellent for an intermediate level atlas. I am guessing you will gets lots of people saying you don't need an atlas with all the mobile devices and software around but I disagree here. Owen
  10. Since 46P is already rather large and I assume the FOV of the FT is rather small won't this be rather difficult to get anything useful? I guess you could look for inner coma jets. Owen
  11. No it is primarily bandwidth. CCD filters are usually much narrower than those used for visual observing. I don't think you would get enough light through a CCD filter to observe. For a first filter get a UHC type filter. Probably the best of those I have tried is the new TeleVue Bandmate 2 Nebustar filter, it is jointly made by Astronomik and teleVue. Somewhat pricy but you get what you pay for in this market. A cheap Chinese clone filter maybe better than nothing but it will not be good. Owen
  12. I used to get the digital edition but since they stopped PDF and went to Zinio the magazine seems erratic at best (no sign for instance of the Decmber edition despite the paper edtion being out for some weeks) I have cancelled my subscrption to S&T after many years of getting it. I may occasionally now look at it if I see it in a newsagent but to be honest it has been going down hill for a while. Owen
  13. Yes but you are an imager and they are always part of the problem. I think for a great star party you would need to seperate imagers from visual observers. Owen
  14. They along with most other astronomy shows don't care if it is dark of moon. The practical astronomy show next march also clashes with dark of moon. If you raise this all they say is it is a day time show so what is the problem? I guess there may also be limitations in terms of when they can book the halls. Given the falling attendances you would have thought they might have thought about this but now. Owen
  15. I suspect if they are to keep it going they are going to have to make it a one day event rather than a two day event. Owen
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