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hairymunky

Hi all

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Just popping in to say hello to everybody. I'm in (not so sunny) Ayrshire, and of late haven't

had any chance to do any observational astronomy... due to the fact that since I got my

new lightbridge over a month ago, it has either been cloudy - or the rain's been pelting

down :D

Been instrested in astronomy since I was wee, and its went on from there. Main intrests

are astrophotography, although it's been a while since I did any real stuff. Been fiddling

with my canon a40, and managed to get some good constellation shots, but I'm holding

out for a webcam to try some more serious stuff. Been hinting to the wife, just need to

wait and see...

Other interests are computing especially Linux based (hope that webcam hint runs on Linux!)

reading and general gadgeteering - otherwise known as Bodge-it-yourself :D

Well thats it, short and sweet.

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Hi Graham and welcome to Stargazers.

Cool bunch of people on here so enjoy!!! :D

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Welcome Graham!!

What size LB did you get? Thinking of one of these in the new year :D

Shame you haven't had the chance to use it yet. Never mind, it will come!!

Make yourself at home :D

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Yes, welcome aboard Graham

Have a word with our resident weather guru and he might sort

you out some clear skies for your new scope :D

Make yourself at home :D

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Hi Graham

Welcome to SGL.

I hope you get to use your LB very soon and I look forward to first light report.

Cheers

Ian

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Welcome Graham,

We're all suffering a little from the weather at the moment!

I hope you'll get a chance to use the scope soon!

Ant

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Hi Graham, welcome to SGL!

I'm sure clear skies aren't too far away, so you'll get to use that lovely scope soon enough.. :D

Caz...

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What size LB did you get? Thinking of one of these in the new year :D

I opted for the baby LB, the 8". Suits my location and available space. Its a nice dob,

although the collimation was way out (so much for factory collimated!)

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Got some episodes of Monkey on DVD - those were happy days :D

There were some good lines in there:

"Hey! Pigsy you dirty pig!!" :(

"Stick grow big! Stick grow small" (never realised the double meaning as a kid,

parents weren't too chuffed at me running around shouting this :) )

Still don't understand why my wife doesn't like pigsy :)

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Welcome (Thanks for reminder!) :D

"The ancient sages said "do not despise the snake for having no horns" etc. etc.

Whole ERA coming back now... :)

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Hi Graham, good to see someone else from kilie on the forum.

If the weather ever clears up we should get together, i have a good backyard, live in southcraigs but i tend to go to the eaglesham moor or there is a dark back road to stewarton. Been out a few times with Gizmo- Paul from east kilbride, and managed a session 1 week ago for the first time in months, I now feel recharged and ready for some cold nights - (I have read all the [removed word] institute has to offer i need some practicals to go with all the theory!)

Anyway have a great Xmas and speak to you soon!

Gary

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Hiya Gary,

Nice friendly and interesting forum here. Glad you made it mate.

Cheers

Paul

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