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garethmob

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About garethmob

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    astronomy, computer, computer networks, marine fish, reptiles, dogs, cats, photography
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    Maes Y Cwmmer
  1. When I was in work in Merthyr earlier it was crystal clear sky's. Only when I dropped down to abercynnon was it misty Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk please ignore any spelling typo thingys
  2. Hello guys Just wondering if there was a cheap alternative to the samsung SDC435 on the block. it seems when i left the video astro to fund a bit more of AP the price of the camera hasnt moved an inch still the same price. are there any other models out there that can be used? all i want to do is make an all sky camera. Many thanks Gaz
  3. i havent had a real good chance yet to look at the photos i took guys but i hope over next few days i will and i'll post them all Gaz
  4. Just came across this guys and i thought it might be very interesting http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/northern-lights-could-visible-over-10367928 might be worth an inprompt visit to blaenavon if it reaches KP9 and the sat image shows its going to happen NOAA 30 min weather forcast http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/products/aurora-30-minute-forecast and the aurora forcast http://www.aurora-service.eu/aurora-forecast/
  5. Welcome to the group rich! We have frequent observing nights at blaenavon which mike organises for us and there's one coming up very soon too Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk please ignore any spelling typo thingys
  6. Hello guys i was wondering if any one had used the Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Lens lens. is it any good for astro use, as well as day use? (but mainly astro) also what exactly does the STM do? Many thanks Gaz
  7. Which number have I got this time tony as I can't actually remember which one I was on last year. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk please ignore any spelling typo thingys
  8. I'm just finishing loading up too ginna go for some food and I be leaving any one know where the closest supermarket is as I forgot to go shopping last night lol got distracted with the GoPro and a time lapse Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk please ignore any spelling typo thingys
  9. Hello guys im still alive! thank you all for being worried about me, this years been a fairly hard one to be honest, grandfather been in hospital about 10 times this year (and only managed to get out of hospital on monday which was his 89th birthday too) so i havent had a chance to come on here nor even do any stargazing i did manage to take the telescope to tenby and i think i managed to get the gentleman in the caravan hooked but thats about all if theres still any space id like to come if possable but i can always have a few hours up if its not as i know its fairly late now an probally quite booked. sorry for worrying you all again Gaz
  10. Thanks for pointing that out Stuart i actually missed that just looked at the origional photo and you can just about see it fuzzy. wish i did 30 second captures instead of 20 now!
  11. it was a really really good night out! i had the gopro set up but i think these three frames are the best of the lot - Sadly due to the forums image compression the images look a little less great than their RAW equivlents but i hope you enjoy! see if you notice the 16" monster hiding in the background!! it was really nice seeing every one for me its the first proper outing since SWSP 3 and it was nice to get out and see. i only took the ETX70 and the bins and was really really supprised how well it preformed with a lend of Lennys TAL 2x barlow! and it was also gret to meet Stewart and Karl too hope to see you both soon! Thanks guys!
  12. i hopefully will be there tonight i dont think im going to bring the meade lx90 though due to the ice (struggle to put it on in the day let alone in the night with an icy floor!) but i will bring my bins, gopro and i might stick the etx70 out (as it now works with the LX90s controller getting it actualy showing me what im supposed to be seeing is the challenge though) - still havent gotten on with meades "goto haha- thinks i better go load the truck up so i have no excuse now!
  13. What about tomorrow mike? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk please ignore any spelling typo thingys
  14. Parcel force is known for charging a "handling fee" just for "rushing" the products through customers and back charging. Unfortunatly it is probably this that was charged although they usually send a letter either before delivering or after. Not at the door. Also I would personally write a review on the suppliers board just to inform others of your issue. At least you have it now though:) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk please ignore any spelling typo thingys
  15. woooo i won!!!! i missed this thread lol can i have 35 steve please:P
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