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    Good suggestion, Thanks Not too bad, getting dark earlier thankfully, Do you know the town? Gaz
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    Cheers for all of these suggestions, I suppose there is a different book for everyones angle on astronomy. Thanks again Gaz
  3. Absolutely stunning work guys, amazing amount of detail in this. I don't know where you found the time. Gaz
  4. Hi there, I don't know how many of you all are from my neck of the world but a local centre has teamed up with one of the guys from the local Planetarium to do a two month course on astronomy. This guy is also a lecturer from Queens University in Belfast and some of the material is going to be right out of his lecture theatre. Whats even better is it is FREE!! just a some donation on each night to help with the running of the centre. Heres a link if anyone is interested: http://www.taraomagh.com/astronomy_for_beginners.htm It seems like someone has put in a lot of time and effort to get this going so this is the least that I can do. Gary
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    Thanks Guys for all your advice. Turn left it is then. Gary
  6. Hi guys, The £25 Tal is as far as I have used it a good scope, Happy Days! I was wondering if anybody could recommed a good all round book that I could get to help in the beginning of my astronomy fetish. Unfortunately there is no society near me so I am on my own to get my head around the basics and more. Thanks Gary
  7. Thanks for all your useful advice and links, no doubt I will be using them alot. The manual is now in the post so I will be able to have a look at it anyway. Just hope the clouds clear off so I can use the thing.
  8. Indeed after months of looking and asking questions I went to today to pick up my Tal-1 Bought second hand of a guy I got told about, it is in really good condition, infact he has hardly used it at all. A bargain (I think), wait for it, wait, wait 25 pounds!!! cant be bad at that. Now for the only two bad points, Firstly, I don't have an instruction manual. So I am pleaded with you all for some guidance on how to set up and sort out me scope, The guy I bought it of is to look for it some hopefully he will find it. But none the less as a complete novice any wisdom you could pass on would be much much appreciated. Secondly, BLACK CLOUDS , cant see the sky. Help, but I'm happy anyway Waahoo, Let the good times roll, or at least the clear skies.
  9. Thanks for your quick responces, I must look further into this one. Thanks again, no doubt I will be asking loads more questions. Gary
  10. Hi there, I have been looking for a while at different scopes and have come upon this model :?. It looks good for what I want, primarily planetary and lunar, definitely not into photography at the minute, would like to get my bearings first! Was wondering if anybody has had experience of this scope and if so what are your views of it for a first scope, good and bad points. Thanks for the help Gary
  11. That looks well, proper good job! Well done and enjoy Gary
  12. Hi there Heres a site I found one cloudy night, Good detail on the build and some good pics aswell. http://www.skyatnightimages.co.uk/ Gaz
  13. Hello there, Please help me, I have been looking at dipping into the pond and buying a new scope. I have seen this one and was wondering if anybody has any experience of it. I would be using it for planetary observation rather than DSO's and at the minute have no plans to astro photography. Below is a tech spec. for this scope, and although it has GOTO technology i don't really need this so if anybody has ideas for alternative scopes. Computerized hand control with 4,000+ object database Quick-release fork arm mount, optical tube and accessory tray for quick no tool set up SkyAlign allows you to align on any three bright celestial objects, making for a fast and easy alignment process Comes with “The Sky” Level 1 planetarium software and NSOL telescope control software for controlling your telescope via computer Internal battery compartment to prevent cord wrap during use Sturdy stainless steel tripod Star Pointer finderscope to help with alignment Auxiliary port for additional accessories such as GPS accessory Motorized altazimuth mount and fully computerized hand control U.S. and International city database to easily set your location Flash upgradeable hand control software and motor control units. Two eyepieces: 25mm (26x), 9mm (62x) Star Pointer The NexStar 130 SLT Specifications: 130mm (5.1") diameter Newtonian Reflector 650mm Focal Length f/5 Focal Ratio Motorized Altazimuth Mount 4,000+ object database Weight: 18 lb Thanks for your brain power. Gaz :?
  14. :D Just come in from seeing Jupiter or the first time. Only been at this for a few months using binos to learn the sky but already saw Jupiter and its four moons. Might sound bit pathetic since they were only dots but Im happy and cant wait now to get me a scope. :jupiter:
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