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by dualyn
Thu Sep 26, 2013 1:08 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Sky at Night News
Replies: 38
Views: 6709

Re: Sky at Night News

My gripe is,think of the FOOTBALL to ASTRONOMY ratio,if they put as much Astronomy on as they do football I and I would assume quite a few others in this wonderful hobby would be more than happy.

Dualyn.
by dualyn
Tue Sep 24, 2013 12:56 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Sky at Night News
Replies: 38
Views: 6709

Re: Sky at Night News

After 56 years,absolutlely shameful,Sir Patrick all due respect to the great man would turn in his grave if he knew his beloved programme has a limited future.Long live S@N.

Dualyn.
by dualyn
Fri Sep 06, 2013 8:47 am
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: tracking
Replies: 2
Views: 1428

Re: tracking

Thanks for that David,i dont think i'll be back,or at least not so close to the tv mast.

Cheers Duane.
by dualyn
Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:54 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: tracking
Replies: 2
Views: 1428

tracking

Hi Folks, this may sound daft,but while out observing the other night away from our usual darksite we set up about five hundred yards from a T.V mast.I found that while trying to sky align the CPC800,it had to be aligned four times before it would latch on somewhere near the intended target,only jus...
by dualyn
Thu Aug 15, 2013 11:24 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Perseids
Replies: 2
Views: 738

Re: Perseids

Hi Brian,
we saw one Perseid it went from the feet of Perseus to Arcturus,a good 60-70 degrees before it faded out just AWESOME.

dUANE.
by dualyn
Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:27 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Perseids
Replies: 2
Views: 738

Perseids

Two of us went to our darksite last night,and what a night it turned out to be,we saw 60-70 meteors,some we think were Delta Aquarids.Half a dozen very nice fireballs -4 to -5,the I.S.S. twice,and a few faint fuzzies to boot.Even saw the North American Nebula unaided eye.On more than one occasion i ...
by dualyn
Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:11 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Still here
Replies: 2
Views: 751

Re: Still here

Hi David, yes the sky has been kind,went to our darksite last Tuesday,and played around the Sagittarius region,then moved on to the region around Antares i got as low as M.19,then M.22,25,26 etc,then from 10.45 until 01.15 we saw quite a few early Perseids,beautiful long trails behind them. The Milk...
by dualyn
Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:06 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Still here
Replies: 2
Views: 751

Still here

Hi Folks,i haven't been on here for a while,but don't worry i'm still breathing.I had an issue with my CPC800,but one new 75ah leisure battery later its working a treat.

ATB Duane.
by dualyn
Thu May 30, 2013 7:42 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: conjunction
Replies: 0
Views: 1230

conjunction

On sunday night i went up to a darksite i know with the wife,to observe the conjunction with Jupiter,Venus,Mercury,believe me i was not disappointed,at first the sky was still to light but by 21.45 B.S.T.Venus was unaided eye,i got all three planets in the same F.O.V.with my 20x80's awesome.Venus wa...
by dualyn
Thu May 09, 2013 8:33 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Membership Renewal
Replies: 2
Views: 1074

Re: Membership Renewal

Hi Barry, you said you were going to check my membership renewal,just thought i would drop you a line to see whats happening.As you can probably understand after paying £18 membership fee,i'm quite concerned. Your help with this matter would be greatly appreciated. Regards Duane(dualyn)
by dualyn
Sat May 04, 2013 9:49 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Membership Renewal
Replies: 2
Views: 1074

Membership Renewal

I renewed my membership at the end of March,all i've had back is a letter thanking me for my donation,i filled in the direct debit form etc,and can't seem to get in touch anyway with Barry Turvey.Is there a delay in sending out new membership cards. Regards Dualyn
by dualyn
Sun Mar 31, 2013 10:25 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Southern Skies
Replies: 0
Views: 1037

Southern Skies

Hi Folks, the wife and i have just got back from my cousins in Victoria Oz. The skies are AWESOME,N.G.C 5139 Omega Centauri absolutely beautiful,Eta Carinae best described as a lantern full of fireflies,these were observed with my Revelation 20x80 bins.Between the Southern Cross and the False Cross ...
by dualyn
Wed Dec 19, 2012 5:05 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: All the Best
Replies: 3
Views: 968

All the Best

Hi Folks,have'nt been on for a while,but i would just like to wish everybody a Great Christmas and a Cracking New Year.


Duane(Dualyn)
by dualyn
Sat Aug 25, 2012 2:27 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: The 'Ring' Nebula, M57.
Replies: 12
Views: 1936

Re: The 'Ring' Nebula, M57.

If i remember rightly the central star in the ring is mag 16


Dualyn
by dualyn
Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:03 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: ALUMINIUM CASE
Replies: 9
Views: 1780

Re: ALUMINIUM CASE

I'll keep you posted mate as to what is happening.

Duane.