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by badders
Sat Dec 15, 2007 1:05 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: See & Hear a Geminid...
Replies: 11
Views: 3716

SO SO disappointed last night, cloudy all evening, kept going out to see if it was clear, i missed the geminds meteor shower last year cos it was cloudy can't believe it is again, another chance tonight perhaps? Yeah, it was foggy here all day, then cloudy all night. I was lucky enough to accidenta...
by badders
Sun Dec 09, 2007 12:59 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Maybe a Martian Moon?
Replies: 10
Views: 3964

Oddly enough last night was the first time i tried to see mars through my scope. Weather ruined any chances there, i saw it in my 25mm eyepiece but by the time i swapped for my 9mm it was cloudy again, so i gave up for the night. Any more info on the blue filter you were using? My knowledge of filte...
by badders
Mon Dec 03, 2007 8:14 pm
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: Saturn
Replies: 25
Views: 5926

Looking at saturn the first time is really what got me into all this stuff in the first place, love it. Still havent managed to get a good picture of it yet though, but i will.
by badders
Sat Dec 01, 2007 2:44 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Deep space observing
Replies: 18
Views: 7688

Well there was a lot of clear sky here late last night (around 2 this morning) so i spent some time unaided eye observing just to get a better bearing on the sky. Spotted mars straight away, then put together the stars whos names i know. I had a good viewing angle on where the orion nebulae is, so i...
by badders
Tue Nov 27, 2007 1:58 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Deep space observing
Replies: 18
Views: 7688

Thanks for the tips guys, im looking forward to another clear night so i can try again. Its been so wet recently i havent had much chance though.
by badders
Mon Nov 26, 2007 8:14 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Deep space observing
Replies: 18
Views: 7688

Deep space observing

I've had a lot of success this year observing the moon, and earlier in the year a good clear week where i could get great views (but sadly no photos, im still not comfortable with my webcam setup) of saturn. However i wanted to start looking deeper. I went out tonight with hopes of seeing M 31, but ...
by badders
Mon Nov 26, 2007 8:02 pm
Forum: Computers and astronomy
Topic: Moving to Linux, Stellarium super fast and smooth
Replies: 3
Views: 3825

I've used kstars to control my scope, and also take some pictures of the moon. Seems very very nice.
by badders
Wed Mar 15, 2006 5:45 pm
Forum: Computers and astronomy
Topic: Help with operating scope over wireless network???
Replies: 11
Views: 8468

I do an almost identical thing. Using KStars, you can set up the telscope connection to run as a server, and then use another pc with kstars to do the control. Much less data going over the air than whole desktop images.
by badders
Fri Mar 10, 2006 5:57 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Cruel Weather
Replies: 5
Views: 2572

HI badders, Though the outlook is bad always keep a look out, the vagaries of our climate is such that even in the cloudiest weather sudden freak clearences can occur.they may not last long but their worth looking out for. Regards Les. Thats pretty sensible. The problem is if the weather looks bad,...
by badders
Fri Mar 10, 2006 11:18 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Cruel Weather
Replies: 5
Views: 2572

Cruel Weather

So i get my first scope last weekend, get one night of pretty decent viewing, mostly spent on the moon, and ever since then the skies have been clouded over. Im desperate to get my first look on saturn. The 5 day forecast doesnt look particularly promising either, its definately a conspiracy against...
by badders
Thu Mar 02, 2006 3:39 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Celestron C6-N as a first scope?
Replies: 1
Views: 1431

Celestron C6-N as a first scope?

Im currently looking at getting my first telescope. In my searches the one that keeps catching my eye as possibly a very good value scope is the Celestron C6-N.

Any opinions? Better choices for a similar price (<£300)? Opinions on celestron as a manufacturer?

Thanks
by badders
Thu Mar 02, 2006 3:07 pm
Forum: Light pollution
Topic: Quality of observations in london
Replies: 6
Views: 4853

I spent six years observing from my back garden in Greenwich. I don't know how central you are but it shouldn't be a problem for the Moon and planets. Clusters are still good to amazing on steady nights and the brighter nebulae are easily within reach. It's with galaxies, faint nebula detail and fa...
by badders
Thu Mar 02, 2006 10:14 am
Forum: Light pollution
Topic: Quality of observations in london
Replies: 6
Views: 4853

A friend of mine lived in WC2E, and he observed from the top of a block of flats with binoculars and telescopes. He was able to carry out plenty of useful astronomy. I have observed the planets and moon, from some very bad light polluted sites, and to be honest I have never found the light pollutio...
by badders
Wed Mar 01, 2006 8:37 pm
Forum: Light pollution
Topic: Quality of observations in london
Replies: 6
Views: 4853

Quality of observations in london

Im pretty new to astronomy, still havent bought my first scope yet. My main worry about that is that i live in central london, so most of my observations will be from here. How much will the light pollution impact my enjoyment and my ability to see various bodies? Are some scopes better than others ...