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by krang2k
Fri Dec 08, 2006 1:27 pm
Forum: Space exploration
Topic: Brits could walk on the Moon
Replies: 228
Views: 68529

Althrough we may have problems here on Earth, that we can currenlty solve without the exploration into space, waht heppens when we need to explore space. Think of the new sciences that can evolve because of space exploration/travel. Who knows what we might find unless we explore. Lets not forget if ...
by krang2k
Fri Dec 08, 2006 1:09 pm
Forum: Light pollution
Topic: Street lights in Essex
Replies: 9
Views: 5465

"Under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 a 30mph speed limit applies in roads where street lights are placed no more than 200 yards apart. Look at the wording 'where lights are PLACED no more than 200yards' the Road Traffic act doesnt state that the lights have to be turned on! Thats if the pape...
by krang2k
Sun Nov 26, 2006 6:20 pm
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: Ok - Which way on the wedge ....
Replies: 11
Views: 5520

I think the wedge should be facing from east to to west with the slope facing west as to counter the tilt of the earth. This way the scope would be level with the rest of the universe. :? Well thas the way I always thought about it. Im sure someone with more knowledge then me in this matter will set...
by krang2k
Sat Nov 18, 2006 2:43 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: HELP, Finderscope lense combination
Replies: 0
Views: 681

HELP, Finderscope lense combination

I have a 9x50 Celestron Finderscope. I took my finderscope apart the other day to clean it and replace the cross-hairs which had broke. When I came to put it back together its out of focus. :oops: There are two lenses, which appera to be identical and to plastic rings 1 long and one small. Does anyo...
by krang2k
Tue Nov 14, 2006 3:18 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Flat Mirror forBino
Replies: 7
Views: 2150

Thanks to all of you for your help.

Thats my dads christmas present sorted now.

Now all I want for christmas is some clear skies. Honest santa I'v been a good boy :wink:
by krang2k
Mon Nov 13, 2006 12:39 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Flat Mirror forBino
Replies: 7
Views: 2150

Flat Mirror forBino

Does anyone know if there is a company (preferable in the UK) who sell flat mirrors for Binos's.

Im looking for one of those mirrors that you you put on the table or tripod and angle your binos down at.

Sorry for the vague description.

Any help much appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
Craig
by krang2k
Wed Oct 11, 2006 11:18 am
Forum: Light pollution
Topic: SPA Campaign for street lighting 'turn off' ?
Replies: 13
Views: 7356

Iv just voted great Idea, but why is there a "just leave it to the CFDS" option. Why cant SPA work in conjunction whith the CFDS. I think it would work alot better if there was a section for people to leave feedback on light pollution and how they get on with writing to their councills. But also eit...
by krang2k
Wed Oct 04, 2006 12:12 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Laptop requirement for astroimaging
Replies: 13
Views: 4022

Graphics cards are used more for 3D grahpics and gameplay more then imiging. The main things you will want is processing power, USB 2.0 as paul stated and a decent amount of ram. Depneding how much your willing to spend and what else you will be using it for i'd suggest an Intel Celeron processor, 5...
by krang2k
Tue Sep 26, 2006 2:14 pm
Forum: Light pollution
Topic: Public participation in light pollution surveys
Replies: 4
Views: 3923

FOUND IT :D http://skytonight.com/resources/darksky/3307521.html?page=2&c=y Found another one slightly closer to home. http://www.drastronomy.com/lpac/How_to_Help/Postcards/postcards.html I wonder how many other people on here are interested in this. Is this somthing SPA would get involved in or eve...
by krang2k
Tue Sep 26, 2006 1:56 pm
Forum: Light pollution
Topic: Public participation in light pollution surveys
Replies: 4
Views: 3923

I'm not sure which website I read about this but it was basically a bloke in America. He (as we all are) was fed up with the light pollution in his town, so after all the letters etc he decided to take some pictures at night, and push all of the light pollution angles especially the health & safety ...
by krang2k
Sun Sep 24, 2006 1:32 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Moisture problem worrying me
Replies: 17
Views: 4527

I have one a heating tape and i have to say it works wonders, well worth the extra expense over a dew zapper. I strap it around my scope just behind the corrector plate and never have to worry about it. I would still recommend a dew shield through if just to ave battery power. Im currently making my...
by krang2k
Thu Aug 17, 2006 1:56 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Moon and SMART-1
Replies: 7
Views: 3418

I just want to check that the impact is estimated at 06:41 GMT on???
by krang2k
Tue Aug 15, 2006 2:16 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Pluto
Replies: 156
Views: 39525

Davep,

Yeah sorry, I believe i ment Planets rather then plantes aswell. :oops:
by krang2k
Tue Aug 15, 2006 2:00 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Pluto
Replies: 156
Views: 39525

I voted for Pluto to remain being classed as a Planet, but I guess the 'definition' of a planet needs to be defined. On a lighter note, if pluto is no longer to be classed as a planet, can any one think of something to replace the well know phrase: 'My Very Easy Method Just Speeds Up Naming Plantes'...
by krang2k
Sun Aug 13, 2006 11:07 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Perseids 2006
Replies: 17
Views: 14567

Rain here in Birmingham aswell.

Cant remember last time I had a good night for observing, not to mention a decent night for an event like the Perseids.

Nice Pics tho DigitalSky, Wish i could catch a break in the weather like that!!!

Oh well heres to hope.

Clear Nights and Dark Skies.