Jump to content

sgl_imaging_challenge_2021_2.thumb.jpg.72789c04780d7659f5b63ea05534a956.jpg

Morning fellow SGL'ers


Recommended Posts

I'm trying to get more practicle use of my astronomy hobby.

I've had a Celestron firstscope 80eq (model # 21086) since the tail end of the 'season' when Mars was at it's closest to Earth.

When I discovered the effects of light pollution I then just became a Moon watcher. But even doing that faded. I did get a series of photos of a Lunar Eclipse on 04 Mar 2007 :D

I do get a cardboard Solarscope out to look for Sunspots :)

I'm in West Berkshire :?

Link to post
Share on other sites
And go out and find some like minded people :D

For example, there's a gathering at the Thatcham Town Council office I'd like to shoehorn into an already busy evening tonight.

Thats a good idea. Always good to share your experiences, you learn alot more that way.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 10 years later...
On 12/10/2009 at 11:26, kevenh said:

I'm trying to get more practical use of my astronomy hobby.

<snip>

I do get a cardboard Solarscope out to look for Sunspots :)

Still 'trying' to do more.  Not done a lot in the 10+ years. :( (still in same house next to a School's security lights - tbf they go off at 10pm)

I did migrate from the cardboard Solarscope to a DIY Sun filter made with Baader’s AstroSolar film to watch & photo sunspots with the refractor.

Recently bought a motorhome & ended up seeing Neowise, meteorite showers,  Jupiter & moons while camping and that gave me the idea of letting my little sis have the Celestron firstscope 80eq and buying a Nexstatr 8SE.

That's a portable scope :)

Edited by kevenh
clarity / bad edit while writing 1st time
  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue. By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.