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by lance
Fri Feb 16, 2007 6:55 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: bright green meteor, again !!
Replies: 14
Views: 8904

hi, nice to know a few more saw it . it really was the most vivid green i have ever seen.

lance
by lance
Wed Feb 14, 2007 8:45 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: bright green meteor, again !!
Replies: 14
Views: 8904

bright green meteor, again !!

hi all
2025ut, chelmsford essex
just seen a bright green meteor approx mag -3, due east
tracking through leo from south to north approx 30 degrees above horizon

anybody else see it :?:

atb
lance
by lance
Sat Feb 11, 2006 6:09 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Most compfortable planetary eyepiece ?
Replies: 13
Views: 6519

Vega, This answer may be a little late - but I've only just seen the thread. Have you thought about trying the Vixen Lanthanum range? All focal lengths, (and they range from 40mm to 2.5mm in the standard 31.7mm fitting), have a large eye-lens and 20mm of eye relief. I have several and am very happy...
by lance
Sat Jan 14, 2006 5:41 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Teleskop-Service
Replies: 2
Views: 1825

hi yes teleskop service are a excellent firm based in germany they sell imported dobs and refractors i own a 250mm f5 purchased through bray imaging , the dobs being manufactured by the guan sheng company in taiwan and are rated as rather better than the synta dobs. well pleased with mine hope this ...
by lance
Fri Jan 06, 2006 1:07 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Antares Laser Collimators
Replies: 17
Views: 9288

i own the bcf laser dream l.c and use it on my 250mm f5, even after using all the tips included in the instructions such as using a thin layer of tape on the l.c to take up the slack in the focuser tube and checking the collimation of the device itself. i find it is only good for rough alignment suc...
by lance
Thu Dec 29, 2005 9:59 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: S&T Skygazer's Almanac for 2006 + Santa's delivery
Replies: 10
Views: 3579

an object transits the meridian when it is due south and at its highest as seen from the observers location
always the best time to view any object :wink:

clear skies
lance
by lance
Wed Dec 28, 2005 5:32 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: venus and mars
Replies: 0
Views: 1907

venus and mars

hi all managed to get another look at venus at 1500 today with the 80 ed seeing again very poor with 75x giving the best view. fortunately mars was a bit more willing with a twilight observation at 1645 in very good seeing. despite now being only 12 arc / secs in diameter the syrtis major is well pl...
by lance
Mon Dec 26, 2005 5:00 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Venus anyone?
Replies: 4
Views: 2544

hi all observed venus this afternoon at 1500 with my 80 ed and 10x50 bins. used the bins to locate it first , showing a tiny but perfect crescent then used the 80 ed at 90x for a closer look, seeing was very poor but a w80a filter improved the view a tad. showing a very nice crescent. nice to get a ...
by lance
Mon Oct 17, 2005 7:00 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Mars Lunacy on a Saturday night
Replies: 13
Views: 20626

saturday night started cloudy here in chelmsford but by 0200 local on sunday morning it was clear :o but very foggy, had a pretty good view of mars with my omc 140 at 250x using a w12 yellow filter. seeing was nudging ant 11 . the north polar hood was very prominent with a distinct blue tint , spc n...
by lance
Fri Sep 02, 2005 6:35 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: revelation 80
Replies: 0
Views: 2034

revelation 80

hi all

i know it has not been around long but has anyone had any experience
of the new telescope house revelation 80 mm refractor i,e how does it compare to the orion 80 e,d. as far as i know the new scope is a standard
achromat :?:
by lance
Sat Aug 13, 2005 7:49 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Perseids 2005
Replies: 25
Views: 26737

hi all got up this morning at 0300 local to very clear skies. i observed 9 nice bright perseids in a 1 hour period, ranging in brightness from mag-1 down to 2. most tracking s/w through andromeda and pegasus. at 0400 i switched to mars with the 140mm mak for a nice steady view at 200x with plenty of...
by lance
Mon Jul 18, 2005 8:01 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: a taster of mars
Replies: 7
Views: 5153

a taster of mars

hi all decided to rise at 0200 local on saturday morning to take a look at mars,now it has reached 10 arc,secs in diameter. using my 140mm mak, initially the seeing was truly terrible no doubt a combination of warm scope and poor seeing but by 0300 things had started to improve , not great seeing bu...
by lance
Sun Apr 24, 2005 7:51 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: More Lidl: April 2005
Replies: 19
Views: 12536

hi
robin

saturday morning the chelmsford branch had a huge pile of at least
40 pairs, so you could well be in luck :D first impressions with my pair very favorable :wink:

best regards lance
by lance
Fri Apr 22, 2005 6:37 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: More Lidl: April 2005
Replies: 19
Views: 12536

yep

they do sound like a bargain.
will check the chelmsford branch tommorow, if there,s any left i will
certainly buy a pair :)
by lance
Fri Apr 22, 2005 4:00 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Jupiter
Replies: 1
Views: 2781

hi gregger

i observed the grs last saturday at 01 00 local time , at this time it was on the central meridian it is still rather pale, and with poor seeing it was rather washed out,
through my 140mm mak at 200x .

clear skies
lance