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by HippyChippy
Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Crepuscular Astronomy
Replies: 13
Views: 3489

Re: Crepuscular Astronomy

What an interesting and well written piece.
Indeed. Over the years I've always found Mike's posts to be interesting, well written, and correctly punctuated!

Regards :D
by HippyChippy
Mon Aug 15, 2016 6:15 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Perseid maximum
Replies: 8
Views: 2764

Re: Perseid maximum

Sounds like a couple of minutes well spent. 8)
by HippyChippy
Sat Aug 13, 2016 5:52 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Perseid maximum
Replies: 8
Views: 2764

Re: Perseid maximum

Cloud cleared around midnight near Stroud, Gloucestershire and like Mike says, could easily see the Double Cluster and a stunning Milky Way. Counted 136 Perseids and 3 sporadics between 12.50 and 3.15 BST when it clouded over again. Many pesistent ionised trains and a few really bright fizzers, one ...
by HippyChippy
Mon Sep 02, 2013 8:32 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Binocular Sky Newsletter, September 2013
Replies: 1
Views: 779

Re: Binocular Sky Newsletter, September 2013

Thanks Steve.
by HippyChippy
Sat May 05, 2012 10:32 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Change of Meteor Director
Replies: 7
Views: 1752

Here Here...

Many thanks Alastair. It was always a pleasure to receive your response to my reports. Big Thank You to Shelagh too of course.

Regards, Les.
by HippyChippy
Thu Mar 29, 2012 6:36 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: 1,000th post
Replies: 5
Views: 1010

1000th post...

Well done Eddie.

Always enjoy your knowledgable posts, astro news of your travels, and your contributions to this Forum.

All the best, Les.
by HippyChippy
Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:06 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Comet Garradd
Replies: 179
Views: 21745

Yay! Presume Garradd's an underwhelming grey smudge that 'adds up' to mag' 7.32, but actually looks fainter?
by HippyChippy
Tue Mar 06, 2012 6:44 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Comet Garradd
Replies: 179
Views: 21745

Comet Garradd...

:shock: ... all adds to our wealth & depth of Experience. There really is no substitute for plugging away, working out what's gone wrong, and eventually winning the day (night)! Thanks for those Mike. I failed to 'win the day' with Garradd last night; It's the last refuge of the scoundrel to blame c...
by HippyChippy
Mon Mar 05, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Comet Garradd
Replies: 179
Views: 21745

Thanks Mike,

Going to make my first Garradd attempt later this evening.

I must say I'm heartened to read your March 3rd tale of woe - so it's not just me who has occasional nights like that then? :wink:

Regards, Les.
by HippyChippy
Sun Mar 04, 2012 3:23 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Widely seen fireball : Mar 3 21:45UT (approx)
Replies: 14
Views: 5708

Fireball

@ astro-gt
Caught the last 10 secs...
Blimey! :shock:
by HippyChippy
Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:46 am
Forum: Computers and astronomy
Topic: Nexstar Flash - verification Fail...
Replies: 2
Views: 4668

Nexstar updating woes...

Thanks for your suggestion Brian. on top of the above, I've adapted the Celestron lead to a USB connection and tried a handset update under WinXP and Win7 (32 & 64bit), and also tried a straight through (and a reverse wired for luck) backplate off a COM header on my motherboard, all to no avail. Eve...
by HippyChippy
Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:23 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Nothing to Report but gloom!
Replies: 9
Views: 1355

Accomplished electricians : )

Great post David - cheered me right up :D
by HippyChippy
Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:56 pm
Forum: Computers and astronomy
Topic: Quicktime glitch and Starry Nights... Continued
Replies: 24
Views: 21320

Starry Night & Quicktime hassles...

Cheers for fielding that one Geoff : ) I gave up battling and reluctantly bought the 'Enthusiast' V6.x after my last posting. It runs just fine in Win7 64bit (although with an ugly UAC shield in the desktop icon), but be warned folks... The Enthusiast version doesn't have a 'red screen' facility to ...
by HippyChippy
Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:35 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Nothing to Report but gloom!
Replies: 9
Views: 1355

Gloom...

Same grot further up the coast Mike and cabin-fever is setting in - I haven't been outside observing since the recent Siberian -9* cold snap. Then, I hung on for seven hours to catch Saturn rising and when it did, it was behind a clump of trees and a mate's imaging set-up! Was at a 'do' on Saturday ...
by HippyChippy
Sun Feb 12, 2012 8:30 pm
Forum: Computers and astronomy
Topic: Nexstar Flash - verification Fail...
Replies: 2
Views: 4668

Nexstar Flash - verification Fail...

Hi Folks. I'm having problems flash updating my CPC 1100's Nexstar handset, and could use some advice from experienced Nexstar Flashers. Oh err missus! I'm using a Windows7 64bit PC, and an after-market serial-usb adaptor from an Astro' supplier which shows up in Device Manager as 'USB Serial Port/ ...