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by Chris_Barlow
Sun Mar 12, 2006 6:25 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Refresher needed!
Replies: 3
Views: 1569

Refresher needed!

It's been so long since I've been able to get the telescope out I think I may have forgotten how to use it! :shock:

Please remind me again, which end do I put the coffee in?
by Chris_Barlow
Mon Feb 13, 2006 12:02 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: foiled again
Replies: 11
Views: 4681

Dear al After three longish observing sessions on the trot; being a bit selfish, dare I say it I was a bit relieved it was cloudy last night. Best of luck from Cliff There's always somebody out there to make the rest of us feel even worse! :lol: Glad you managed to get some good nights observing al...
by Chris_Barlow
Thu Feb 09, 2006 2:05 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Darn High pressure go away!
Replies: 38
Views: 14655

Gordon, I nearly fell for that one too! :lol: Went outside & it was lovely & clear and I went back inside to make a brew and look on Redshift to pick a target or two. Took the tripod outside and it was complete cloud! Hung around for a bit just incase and the cloud did start to break up a little abo...
by Chris_Barlow
Wed Feb 08, 2006 5:54 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Darn High pressure go away!
Replies: 38
Views: 14655

Not too sure about tonight but Friday is looking good for Cheshire S-o-T areas! :D
by Chris_Barlow
Tue Feb 07, 2006 2:04 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Yes, a (short) observation
Replies: 6
Views: 3425

The moon is out? :?

Haven't seen anything of the sky for the last 2 weeks except a small patch of blue early this morning! :(
by Chris_Barlow
Thu Feb 02, 2006 1:39 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Bits for a barn door tracker
Replies: 4
Views: 2712

T-nuts may be hard to find but normal nuts are OK Have a look for shops that sell nuts & bolts especially to the engineering and machinery trade. You are looking for a 1/4 " Whitworth thread nut. If you drill your hole through the base as normal then a slightly larger hole from the "top" side just a...
by Chris_Barlow
Fri Jan 27, 2006 3:20 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Oldham Meteorite ?
Replies: 19
Views: 14036

If it were boulder sized wouldn't it be accompanied by a rather large crater? :?:
by Chris_Barlow
Thu Jan 26, 2006 11:29 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Wow!! - I was impressed anyway...
Replies: 2
Views: 1906

The tripods and mounts are much better. You will be able to focus easily without losing the image and the whole viewing experience is more comfortable with less straining the eyes waiting for the scope to stop bouncing!
by Chris_Barlow
Wed Jan 25, 2006 12:49 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: One Eye or Two?
Replies: 25
Views: 10268

Mine was brown leather and kept my eyebrow nice & warm on the windy ranges in Wales! :lol:
by Chris_Barlow
Wed Jan 25, 2006 12:37 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: One Eye or Two?
Replies: 25
Views: 10268

I used to use an eye patch for shooting target rifles. I was right handed but only knew how to close my right eye at the time!

They are definately more relaxing than holding one eye closed!

p.s I also got mine from Boots. Mine had red felt like material on the inside. :D Wish I still had it!
by Chris_Barlow
Wed Jan 25, 2006 12:33 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: One Eye or Two?
Replies: 25
Views: 10268

Question : Why would you need an eyepatch with binoculars? Answer : If you had non-stereo vision or a bad squint so that you could use a binocular (if you did not have a monocular). Mike That's even more dodgey! :lol: Wandering around with a red light, binoculars, an eyepatch and a squint! I though...
by Chris_Barlow
Wed Jan 25, 2006 12:30 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Setting circles on a CG4 mount
Replies: 7
Views: 3407

Thanks Joe I had another look at it last night. The screw is all the way out. It looks like it's just grease providing the friction to drive the circle from the axis! I'll try a little more grease to see if that helps. I'd really like to have it working if not just to learn & understand it. I'd like...
by Chris_Barlow
Tue Jan 24, 2006 6:21 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Setting circles on a CG4 mount
Replies: 7
Views: 3407

Help, anyone?

Please?
by Chris_Barlow
Tue Jan 24, 2006 6:20 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: One Eye or Two?
Replies: 25
Views: 10268

paulestar wrote:If wandering around with a red light, binoculars and an eyepatch doesn't bring attention then I don't know what will!

Paul
Why would you need an eyepatch with binoculars? :lol:

Unless it's some perverted thing nobody's telling me about?
by Chris_Barlow
Tue Jan 24, 2006 6:18 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: One Eye or Two?
Replies: 25
Views: 10268

Re: eye

orion f6.3 wrote:Two, less strain on your optics- - it just aint natural to look at anything with one eye shut!
Unless you want to quickly see if a peice of wood is straight...............

:lol: