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by sands
Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: For sale:-Celestron C90 WITHDRAWN
Replies: 3
Views: 4091

Re: For sale:-Celestron C90

Sorry have not been on forum for some time,but yes the c90 is still available.
by sands
Thu Jan 19, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: For sale:-Celestron C90 WITHDRAWN
Replies: 3
Views: 4091

For sale:-Celestron C90 WITHDRAWN

OTA with 5x24 finder,3 eyepieces,diagonal ,T-adapter with Pentax thread,and extra strong carry case.All in good condition. £60 ono.Steve on 07973759983(Cheltenham). I should mention that it is Maksutov-Cassegrain with a f.l. of 1000mm,and 90mm aperture,thus can be also used as an f11x1000mm telephot...
by sands
Tue Oct 18, 2016 3:39 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Space rocks hit the Moon often
Replies: 4
Views: 1706

Re: Space rocks hit the Moon often

Makes you thankful we have an atmosphere!
by sands
Sun Mar 22, 2015 1:16 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Eclipse in Cheltenham
Replies: 4
Views: 1530

Re: Eclipse in Cheltenham

Of course I meant New not full(too much excitement!)
by sands
Sun Mar 22, 2015 1:14 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Eclipse in Cheltenham
Replies: 4
Views: 1530

Re: Eclipse in Cheltenham

David, as a bonus I saw the crescent new moon on Sun at 6.30pm,only 33 hours on from full.
Regards
by sands
Fri Mar 20, 2015 4:00 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Eclipse in Cheltenham
Replies: 4
Views: 1530

Eclipse in Cheltenham

Woke up this morning opened the bedroom curtains and with coffee in my hand had a grandstand view of the whole eclipse.What a way to start the day!
by sands
Wed Mar 12, 2014 4:46 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Sport Optics book review in Popular Astronomy
Replies: 11
Views: 2116

Re: Sport Optics book review in Popular Astronomy

Mike I saw this yesterday in Waterstones.
by sands
Sun Feb 02, 2014 2:57 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: "It Came From Outer Space...." M Mobberley's book
Replies: 8
Views: 2005

Re: "It Came From Outer Space...." M Mobberley's book

I bet it does not mention that a group of astronomers in Cornwall phoned him up to report Halley's comet was visible to the unaided eye,and his reply was that he was too busy eating his dinner and the comet was only visible in large binoculars in any case, and hung up.The honours went to 2 americans...
by sands
Sun Feb 02, 2014 2:49 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Massive sunspot group
Replies: 4
Views: 1123

Re: Massive sunspot group

Using my 1999 eclipse sunglasses I could easily see with no optical assistance a large elongated spot just left of centre.It was pretty impressive,this was at 14.30 today.Its a long time since I have seen one this big.
by sands
Thu Jan 30, 2014 8:14 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Far Future timeline for us all (BBC)
Replies: 8
Views: 1740

Re: Far Future timeline for us all (BBC)

Who will do the washing up?
by sands
Sun Dec 01, 2013 9:07 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: It is with great sadness
Replies: 22
Views: 4290

Re: It is with great sadness

Hi Geoff,
It would be nice if you would name the society that gave you a nice welcome,I agree that many societies (astro or otherwise) could learn a lesson from the experiences mentioned on this topic.
by sands
Sat Nov 23, 2013 12:24 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: The Hargreaves strut
Replies: 7
Views: 2861

Re: The Hargreaves strut

Hi Brian,
I had a simple screw thread at the top of mine to give fine adjustment,the weight of the telescope tube gave enough downward pressure to ensure rigidity.
by sands
Thu Nov 21, 2013 11:33 am
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: The Hargreaves strut
Replies: 7
Views: 2861

Re: The Hargreaves strut

Brian
I have only used the strut on an alt-az mount where the bottom end is fixed,therefore giving rigidity to the set-up.I cannot get my head around its use on an eq. head.
by sands
Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:54 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Leonids
Replies: 5
Views: 1229

Re: Leonids

Too much haze and the moon were my problems!
by sands
Tue Nov 19, 2013 2:11 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Comet ISON imaged by Damian Peach 15 Nov 2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1221

Re: Comet ISON imaged by Damian Peach 15 Nov 2013

Thanks Brian it certainly is a very impressive image!