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crabbiT Scot

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  1. Too long a break! I am itching for more clear nights now, got the bug again Must coliimate soon...........(Never done it before lol)
  2. Hi all, Been a long time since I visited the sight, I guess the summer months have been busy for me! Just wanted to share my 5 minutes of clear sky last night! Set up the scope, noticed that Jupiter was out and my mind was blown away - it looked beautiful, so much more so than last year for some reason? Anyway, hopefully I'll be back on here more regularly Cheers, Scott
  3. Thanks for very much for the replies. That book looks wonderful I think I'll make another purchase!! Also, the websites linked are great - its nice to see images of the lunar 100, so when I'm looking I know I have found what I am looking for! Thanks again, Scott
  4. It took my breath away when I saw it 1st time - truely beautiful!!!
  5. Hi all, I was wondering if there is a good book published covering the lunar 100, perhaps with images and descriptions of what I am actually seeing. I found some good websites with images, but I don't really want to take my laptop out when it's so cold and risk dew / water damage. I suppose the other option is to print out images and descriptions from a website and make my own book Thanks, Scott
  6. Congratulations!! Let us know how your 1st light goes
  7. Hi everyone, I was taking advantage of some beautiful clear skies this evening. I was going to get my flask of tea from my table outside and I saw a very big, bright object moving very very rapidly across the sky, in a South to Northish direction. The object seemed to break into 2 then disappear before it got to the horizon!! It was a yellow/orange colour. It all lasted probaby less than 3 seconds. I just wondered if anyone out there with more experience knew what it could be, I guess a big meteor that broke up when entering the atmosphere - I have to say it was a very impressive site!! Actually gave me a bit of a fright, wasn't expecting that on my way to get my tea I checked heavens above and no iridium flares at that time. By the way, I live 15 miles or so South of Aberdeen, maybe someone else was it? Thanks and clear skies!! Scott
  8. That sucks, I hope you get better soon!! To make you feel better, I've had almost 2 weeks of cloud And I have to say, very cool sleeping in the conservatory under the night sky
  9. It's a great scope, you will get many nights of enjoyment from it
  10. Luke you win a prize Cheers everyone, some good info there. Yeah I realise it's not how I'll see things, but yeah, gives me a good idea about eyepiece selection etc Thanks everyone! Scott
  11. Hi All, There was a link posted a while back on here, and for the life of me I can't remember where! It was for a website, which you plug in your telescope and EP details, and it generates an image of what to expect, whether its a planet / messer etc? Anyone know what I am talking about, I would appreciate the link Cheers, Scott
  12. Beautiful pictures. One of my favourite things to look at
  13. Hello and welcome from Scotland! Great picture
  14. Sounds like I have found it - well chuffed!!! I should have tried the high power, but I was freezing my whatsits off, and I think my brain had frozen also Another one added to the - hope for more clear skies this weekend!!! Cheers, Scott
  15. Thanks guys Brantuk, that's an excellent website, thank you. Another one added to my favourites!!!
  16. Hi all, Took advantage of the most wonderful skies last night, i've never seen so many stars!! I did my usual, M42 and M45, and a failure to find Andromeda. I also spotted M34, beautiful site!! Before I called it a night, I fired up the iPhone app, and noticed M77 was over to the west, so I thought I would give it a try. I think I found it, but not sure??? I starhopped, so I'm pretty sure I was in the corret area. It looked like a very small blur, almost described as an out of focus star, only bigger. I had to use the averted vision technique to really make it out. Do you think this is what I saw, bearing in mind I have a 6" reflecter? I hope so!!! Thanks, Scott
  17. Well I had a go at the moon a couple weeks back, with some success!! Maybe not the best picture of the moon, but I'm well chuffed Cheers for the advice everyone!!!
  18. It's been something that I've been wanting to know for ages, and that was a brilliant explanation, thank you I hope your clouds disappear soon!!! Cheers, Scott
  19. Very nice pictures!! Can I ask where you can buy a filter to allow the prominence to be visible, a H-Alpha filter???? I have heard they are very very expensive? Thanks, Scott
  20. I would have to pick any one of Jupiters or Saturns moons. The views would be stunning.
  21. Hi mate, I struggled when I 1st got my scope and EQ mount - a bit overwhelming. I came across this site which is useful for pointing your scope in any direction, this is of course assuming you have an EQ mount aligned north!! Astronomy Boy: Animated Equatorial Mount Tutorial Good luck
  22. It took me ages to find them, but well worth it. Just keep on trying I am going to try again once the moon has gone, it sure is bright! What's the bets I can't find them again lol
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