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1 hour ago, JeremyS said:

Pete Lawrence spoke at the BAA Winchester weekend, just past. He said S@N is broadcast on the first Monday after the second Sunday of the month.

Is this in line with some sort of celestial clock?🙂

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Pete L was the star again 👍🏻
But it was very good to see a feature on a budding astrophotographer was included  - good to have a nod to amateur astronomy. They suggest this will be a recurring theme 👍🏻

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Yes. it was a good program. I recognised Stacy from another forum. Mind you, installing a telescope and mount (AP 3600) in Antarctica looked....shall we say...interesting!

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4 hours ago, JeremyS said:

Pete Lawrence spoke at the BAA Winchester weekend, just past. He said S@N is broadcast on the first Monday after the second Sunday of the month.

I think they're tak-ing the Mickey, Jeremy?:glasses12::)

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1 hour ago, JeremyS said:

Pete L was the star again 👍🏻
But it was very good to see a feature on a budding astrophotographer was included  - good to have a nod to amateur astronomy. They suggest this will be a recurring theme 👍🏻

Just finished watching... and thoroughly enjoyable too. The whole episode felt rather upbeat.

The recurring amateur theme stirred great interest. I might write to Brian Cox to ask what moisturiser he uses just in case they call. Cue rambling about staring through tears at a first Jupiter observation, marvelling at binaries under light pollution and a primeval connection with the sky when camping! All with Scouse to English subtitles... Telescope sales would sky rocket when the public realises any poor idiot can do this... 🙄😆

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10 hours ago, DaveS said:

Yes. it was a good program. I recognised Stacy from another forum. Mind you, installing a telescope and mount (AP 3600) in Antarctica looked....shall we say...interesting!

What kind of grease do you use on those gears and bearings at 40 below, and do you switch off the Peltier coolers?

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Yes, was very good. But still thoroughly peed off by the lack of development in Lunar development since Apollo, and the UK's miserable record of space exploration.

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On 12/04/2022 at 09:06, tomato said:

What kind of grease do you use on those gears and bearings at 40 below, and do you switch off the Peltier coolers?

If you reverse the supply polarity it will warm the CCD to bring it up to "normal" cooled operating temperature! ;)

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