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li'l john

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About li'l john

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    Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
  1. Hi, Q1, No. Q2, A friends daughter goes to a grammar school that teaches GCSE Astronomy, only about 20 pupils have taken it up.
  2. Hi Andy, your first sighting of Saturn is unforgettable isn't it? Mine was through a little 70mm refractor.
  3. Great set of photo's, lots of detail.
  4. I too have had this urge and I bought one and I'm very glad I did. Siberia Rules, O.K.
  5. li'l john

    Hey Everyone

    Welcome to the lounge.
  6. li'l john

    Hello

    Welcome to the lounge and good luck with clear skies.
  7. li'l john

    hello

    Hi and welcome.
  8. li'l john

    Solar freak!

    Hi and welcome to the lounge.
  9. li'l john

    Hi there

    Welcome from me too.
  10. Hi Mj, Scarlet and Manok 101, thanks for your replies. Everyone has been very helpful. My optician told me I have a slight astigmatism but it hasn't stopped me focusing. I read somewhere (I wish I could remember where, could have been here on the SGL) that if one has an astigmatism then you will need much better ep's, like Televues, if you use a higher power than 12mm. This wasn't the case the other night and in any case I can't afford Televues and my 9 and 10mm plossl's seem to work ok. Perhaps my astigmatism isn't severe enough. Clear skies to you all.
  11. Hi Dave and Shibby, thanks for your help. I'll certainly give your suggestions a go. I have seen colour in Betelguese - though it was more a sandy yellow than red. Clear skies!
  12. Hello and welcome to the lounge.
  13. Welcome to the lounge. Let us all know which scope you get.
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