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by chippingdale
Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:30 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: F/Ratio conjecture
Replies: 1
Views: 4445

Chris, you have no observatory, you haven't lived at that address for years, you lost it after defrauding your wife, you are a charlatan!
Without regards, Dale
by chippingdale
Thu May 20, 2010 11:15 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Galaxy view on video
Replies: 2
Views: 1189

Watec screen sketching

I'm glad that you found my work interesting :D I thank you for the compliment. I like sketching what I observe to capture & rcord the observation. The Watec camera makes it easier and certainly more comfortable to be able to do that.

Warm regards, Dale [/img]
by chippingdale
Thu May 20, 2010 11:09 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Albedo Map of Mars by Martin Lewis
Replies: 4
Views: 2727

Martin this is a fantastic piece of work :shock: and the perfect way to summarise all the effort involved in observing the mysterious red planet through an opposition.
It would make a great PA feature to see just how you constructed this map.

Excellent work, Dale
by chippingdale
Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:35 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Paul Doherty images Wanted
Replies: 2
Views: 2082

Paul Doherty

Paul, Thank you for taking the time to reply. I dropped a line to the secretary at the North Staffs AAS who got back to me straight away and said he would canvass older members who knew Paul. I am a member of the BAA so will join the forum and raise it there. I may also put a wanted add into the jou...
by chippingdale
Tue Jan 19, 2010 5:53 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Paul Doherty images Wanted
Replies: 2
Views: 2082

Paul Doherty images Wanted

Hi everyone, I'm looking for images by the late astronomy author and artist Paul Doherty. I am interested in just about anything that he produced. Let me know what you have or simply forward them on if you have electronic copies. Many Thanks, Dale chippingdale(dot)observatory(at)btinternet(dot)com[/...
by chippingdale
Thu Nov 20, 2008 1:00 pm
Forum: Light pollution
Topic: The Use and Abuse of Street Lighting
Replies: 83
Views: 45762

THE USE AND ABUSE OF STREET LIGHTING

Hi Colin,

Many thanks for your initial post and for raising these facts & figures around uneccessary and wasteful light pollution. Can we use the original post with your permission in our next society Newsletter? Letchworth & District Astro society please?

Kind regards, Dale Holt
by chippingdale
Thu Oct 11, 2007 11:26 am
Forum: Light pollution
Topic: Vote in poll for Switching the lights off!
Replies: 28
Views: 14926

The poll has now closed so a small but important victory for Astronomers (and common sense) :lol:

The battle however continues :evil:

Thanks again to all of those who voted.

All the best Dale
by chippingdale
Thu Oct 11, 2007 9:41 am
Forum: Light pollution
Topic: Vote in poll for Switching the lights off!
Replies: 28
Views: 14926

75% Say turn them off
25% Say leave them on!

:shock:

Fantastic, thanks for your votes everyone :D

Dale
by chippingdale
Wed Oct 10, 2007 12:57 pm
Forum: Light pollution
Topic: Vote in poll for Switching the lights off!
Replies: 28
Views: 14926

Spread the word folks this could be the start of something big 8)

Dale
by chippingdale
Wed Oct 10, 2007 11:25 am
Forum: Light pollution
Topic: Vote in poll for Switching the lights off!
Replies: 28
Views: 14926

Great Stuff Tom, hope others on the site bother too :wink:

Best wishes, Dale
by chippingdale
Wed Oct 10, 2007 10:31 am
Forum: Light pollution
Topic: Vote in poll for Switching the lights off!
Replies: 28
Views: 14926

Vote in poll for Switching the lights off!

Dear All, The Comet Newspaper in Hertfordshire has run an article about the County Council running a trial to switch off lights in 3 villages after 12 Midnight :D They have set up an online poll vote, currently it's not looking good for us. Come on put the Astronomers voice across :wink: Go to the h...
by chippingdale
Thu Aug 30, 2007 12:46 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: BUILDING A MOTOR-FOCUSER
Replies: 10
Views: 3011

I have found the cheap SkyWatcher motofocus units very easy to modify for motorisation of all my focuser units, Vixen, Synta, JMI etc. I bought mine from Bern at Modern Astronomy.

Regards, Dale
by chippingdale
Mon Jun 25, 2007 8:13 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Superscopes Ltd
Replies: 3
Views: 1663

Superscopes

Dear Brian, Thanks for responding to my request for info on Superscopes Ltd. I have just purchased a 6" triplet refractor made by them and know at all nothing about them. It is in my nature to want to know the history and background of instruments in my ownership. Any further details you can give on...
by chippingdale
Mon Jun 25, 2007 2:46 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Superscopes Ltd
Replies: 3
Views: 1663

Superscopes Ltd

Hi All,

Does anyone know the history of a defunked UK telescope maker from Bedford trading as Superscopes Ltd?

Scans of sales literature etc would also be very welcome :D

Thanks Dale Holt