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Stormwatch

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  1. Unfortunately, I think the majority of people in the UK would be more interested in watching Jade Goody dying than the prospect of life elsewhere.
  2. Sorry, I'm giving it to the guy who's buying my scope from me. Take a look for it on Amazon - you can find it for about 50p.
  3. I have one sitting in a cupboard. Never had much chance to use it before I lost interest in the hobby, but I liked it. Mine is the "mirror image" version, for use with Schmidt-Cass/ Mak-Cass + refractors.
  4. Wasn't George Micheal singing recently. Jeff. Funny you should say that, I've been followed into those toilets on a couple of occassions, I even had to tell one guy to **** off. I never realised this kind of thing was actually common. But that's all beside the point!
  5. I noticed the public toilets in Helensburgh had their lights on all night last week. They're locked up from 4.30pm and the lights weren't on earlier than that. So presumably the guys locking up turned the lights on as the closed them. Nice waste of public cash, and of course doesn't help with dark skies. If all these little things were sorted, councils would have more money to spend on important things.
  6. The police are a big waste of space, no wonder everyone holds them in contempt. I'd suggest you get your observatory wired up to a few hundred volts and leave the door open so the scum bags come back and try again. Oh, and have a rottweiler handy. And a baseball bat. Mob rule is coming!
  7. Seriously? This shocks me somewhat. Did you try the two scopes at the same time to see how different they were? I tried my old 4" refractor one night, then the C8 a day later and was really blown away by the difference. Of course, your 6" would be better to start with than a 4" achro refractor, but still, if you never tried the two close together you may be really disappointed once you get shot of the c9.25 and replace it with another C6. It's easy to be nostalgic about a smaller scope.
  8. I had an ETX 125 and it was, to put it bluntly, Rubbish. On the other hand I've had two Celestrons, the 102 SLT and now my C8 and they've both been fantastic. Meade? :nono: Celestron? BTW How come people like that Rush song Cygnus X1 so much? I prefer "Passage to Bankok" although that prob'ly wouldn't make a great username.
  9. I didn't realise people had to apply for permission to cut a tree in their own garden. My neighbour was out cutting one the other day, did about half of it then must have got bored, cos he never did the other side. Like you, I was pleased he decided to do it - just wish he'd done the whole thing!
  10. About £25-£30 with the bracket or £15-£20ish without. OTA's are normally sold with both bracket and finder or without either then new owners fit their own - your choice. John Thanks for that John. The bracket that's on this finderscope is bigger than the ones I see looking on FLO's website and other places. I'll really need to post a picture of it when I sell it so folks can see whether it'll be needed or not.
  11. I used to read Harry Harrison though. When I was 12.
  12. That's why. Sorry fella just don't float my boat Nice edit by the way Do you read Erich von Däniken? No.
  13. Have you ever read the magazine? And why the italics on the "interesting"? Is it a sarcastic dig at me in some way? Stories like the one in this thread are clearly utter nonsense.
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