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by chuenmanc
Sat Jan 01, 2011 5:45 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Celestron CPC800 eye pieces
Replies: 15
Views: 5452

Hi If you're looking to keep it simple, then don't bother with the NexStar software. You will be able to do everything you want using just the handset. When you power it up and choose an alignment method, it should lock on to a GPS signal to get the date, time and location. SkyAlign is the one to pi...
by chuenmanc
Tue Oct 13, 2009 12:35 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Books For Sale - Your Final Chance!
Replies: 1
Views: 993

Why don't you just paste in the list of titles? You'd certainly get more people browsing your books than asking them to email you.
by chuenmanc
Fri May 22, 2009 10:43 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Projector of night sky: could anyone recommend one?
Replies: 8
Views: 2991

I bought one that projected a shadow of stars and constellation lines - basically the sky in reverse. I wasn't very impressed. I'd imagine that one that projects stars as light would be better, like what goodtime describes.
by chuenmanc
Tue Oct 09, 2007 8:46 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Did I see a fireball?
Replies: 6
Views: 7133

Hello Alistair Sorry i didn't respond to this sooner. I don't think i can give an accurate start and end point for this fireball. That region of my sky suffers from a fair bit of light pollution, so I didn't have a lot of stars to locate it against. All I can say is that I did see the start and end ...
by chuenmanc
Wed Sep 19, 2007 8:37 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Did I see a fireball?
Replies: 6
Views: 7133

Just to correct myself, 0.5 degree of arc was obviously wrong. It was probably nearer 1/8 a degree - a quarter of a full moon diameter.
by chuenmanc
Tue Sep 18, 2007 6:36 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Did I see a fireball?
Replies: 6
Views: 7133

Hello David Thanks for that - I'm glad I (probably) didn't get fooled by a firework! Those times seem to correspond pretty closely to my guess. I was talking to my wife at the time, who then went in and said it was 10:30pm, so a couple of minutes before sounds about right. I'm not very good with col...
by chuenmanc
Tue Sep 18, 2007 10:46 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Did I see a fireball?
Replies: 6
Views: 7133

Did I see a fireball?

I was out observing from my back garden on Saturday (15/9/2007) night, and saw something dramatic at around 22:30 BST. It was a fast-ish moving streak of what I can only describe as fire (ie it had width, not a bright satellite or ordinary meteor, and was noticeably yellow), that covered about 15 or...
by chuenmanc
Tue May 15, 2007 8:41 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Skywatcher HEQ5 mount and tripod - SOLD
Replies: 0
Views: 1603

Skywatcher HEQ5 mount and tripod - SOLD

I have FOR SALE a 15 month old, fully working Skywatcher HEQ5 mount and tripod. All original bits and pieces included - handset, counterweights, leg brace, D-cell battery pack, plus some batteries. Original packaging included. £255 + delivery. Email me for photos. I'm finding I use my EZ-Touch more...
by chuenmanc
Mon Apr 23, 2007 4:20 pm
Forum: Astrophysics
Topic: Universities
Replies: 9
Views: 5572

UCL does an Astrophysics course, and has an observatory in Mill Hill in N London.
by chuenmanc
Thu Apr 05, 2007 2:35 pm
Forum: Light pollution
Topic: Dark Sky any where near London?
Replies: 6
Views: 6213

Sounds like you know more about the area than me, so perhaps I'm not the best person to help! I'm not exactly sure where the big brick thing is. i tried to find it with Google Maps, but can't make it out, unless its the wall of one the huge houses on the edge of the wood. To describe, leave Golders ...
by chuenmanc
Thu Apr 05, 2007 8:36 am
Forum: Light pollution
Topic: Dark Sky any where near London?
Replies: 6
Views: 6213

Hi I doubt you'll find anywhere dark near where you are, but I would guess that Hampstead would be as good as it gets. There's a small observatory near White Stones Pond - I can't remember if the grounds get locked at night, but they might be amenable to you setting up near them. And does the heath ...
by chuenmanc
Fri Mar 16, 2007 11:22 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Skywatcher 42mm Kellner eyepiece - SOLD
Replies: 1
Views: 1864

Now reduced to £24 incl delivery!
by chuenmanc
Fri Mar 09, 2007 10:09 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: 2 Telescopes for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 3194

Apologies for jumping in Mr Leslie, but the dial code is for Beckenham, in SE London borders, if that helps anyone.
by chuenmanc
Thu Mar 01, 2007 10:03 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: 40mm TMB 'PARAGON' wide angle eyepiece SOLD!
Replies: 1
Views: 1975

Michael, can you check your messages please? Thanks.
by chuenmanc
Wed Feb 07, 2007 12:39 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Skywatcher 42mm Kellner eyepiece - SOLD
Replies: 1
Views: 1864

Skywatcher 42mm Kellner eyepiece - SOLD

I'm offering for sale my 42mm Skywatcher Kellner eyepiece. It has a 50 degrees FOV and has only been used a handful of times, so is in as-new condition. £28 incl delivery.

It's this one here http://www.pulsar-optical.co.uk/prod/sk ... llner.html

Thanks for looking.