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by Kay Burton
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:09 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Another Beast from the East?
Replies: 3
Views: 53

Re: Beast from the East.

If it's any consolation Brian, whatever Nature throws at us, she's equipped us with a brain that, given enough time and resources, can solve or, at least, moderate these problems. You're right. And as a rule, conscientious people who have chronic diseases or complications after the disease continue...
by Kay Burton
Wed Dec 30, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Imaging techniques
Topic: new scope and camera troubles ???
Replies: 5
Views: 557

Re: new scope and camera troubles ???

I also have a similar problem, but it's more from the laptop side. I had to urgently buy a new one, and at the moment I could only afford a budget option. I took HP for $ 500, of course not God knows what kind of investment, but for the first time it will do. So, I think that the problem may be in p...
by Kay Burton
Tue Dec 22, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Space exploration
Topic: Gateway to the Moon
Replies: 4
Views: 333

Re: Gateway to the Moon

It seems a waste Kay that nations are not pooling their space resources, instead of duplicating some of the things that others did decades ago. It would be more rational to have a global space programme. Of course, this level of co-operation isn't possible in the present divided world. It's in the ...
by Kay Burton
Thu Dec 17, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Space exploration
Topic: Gateway to the Moon
Replies: 4
Views: 333

Re: Gateway to the Moon

I think Lunar Gateway will not be the last space station to be built on the Moon. More and more space companies appear and develop in the world. I watch announcing the news , development plans and I believe that one day we will wake up and realize that we have reached a tremendous level of developme...
by Kay Burton
Fri Dec 11, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Light pollution
Topic: Yorkshire Dales given dark sky designation
Replies: 1
Views: 123

Re: Yorkshire Dales given dark sky designation

Yes, in the 21st century, the hardest thing to find is the sky, the purity of which is not distorted by the light of cities. Of course, outside the city there are small such spaces, but there are very few of them, and the weather does not always favor the "use" of this piece of sky.
by Kay Burton
Fri Dec 04, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Arecibo Telescope to close.
Replies: 13
Views: 197

Re: Arecibo Telescope to close.

Well, as far as I know, the telescope was quite old and I don't know if any restoration work was carried out on it. So, it is not known here what is the main reason for its breakdown - the deterioration of the structure or the force of the storm. For example, how would a new structure have handled t...
by Kay Burton
Thu Nov 26, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Strange Times
Replies: 8
Views: 356

Re: Strange Times

Everything is possible. All this together affects the climate. And it seems to me that if there is a warm winter, there will be further distortions towards an increase in the number of cataclysms. Just being a little observant is enough.
by Kay Burton
Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Strange Times
Replies: 8
Views: 356

Re: Strange Times

I won't reveal a secret if I say that late autumn weather is often unpredictable. Our hobby, which requires a good view of the sky, is now receding into the background, because the opportunities for contemplation are decreasing due to weather conditions. You have to occupy yourself with some other b...
by Kay Burton
Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: The Sun - again - this time 15th November
Replies: 4
Views: 127

Re: The Sun - again - this time 15th November

I think this is one of the most interesting photos of the Sun. I mean, there are already enough photos of solar activity on the Internet, but in a normal state, very little came across. I wonder if this indicates a hidden process of activity, visible signs of which will appear in the coming days? Ve...
by Kay Burton
Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Visual Satellite Observing
Topic: U.K. Gov. abandons its Global Navigation Satellite System
Replies: 5
Views: 155

Re: U.K. Gov. abandons its Global Navigation Satellite System

I wonder who is developing such a system? I'm wondering if a space company London is involved? Now many companies are developing spacecraft and systems, which in general allows the world to move forward towards the space future.
by Kay Burton
Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: alignment difficulty
Replies: 10
Views: 616

Re: alignment difficulty

Hello Kay. I'll stick my neck out and suggest that you should go for a medium-sized refractor telescope on some sort of alt-azimuth mounting. I suggest a refractor because the optical system should be stable over time and not require the "constant" fettling that reflectors require to keep...
by Kay Burton
Fri Oct 02, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: alignment difficulty
Replies: 10
Views: 616

Re: alignment difficulty

I live in the USA. This site was given to me by Google. I'm counting on up to $ 500 (if it's really possible to buy good optics for it). Now a telescope with a refractor. The stand is an ordinary tripod. The magnification is somewhere in the 20-25 times, I will not say for sure, I am not an expert. ...
by Kay Burton
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Life on Venus
Replies: 4
Views: 243

Re: Life on Venus

Rather not funny, but interesting. I put it wrong. I have plans to acquire a good telescope for observing the starry sky, studying the planets closest to us. And to study the sun, I still need to evolve and gain knowledge for a long time. Thanks for the wishes, Cliff.

I wish you all the best, Kay.
by Kay Burton
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: alignment difficulty
Replies: 10
Views: 616

Re: alignment difficulty

I was lucky with the view, I can turn around and look at any part of the sky. But I have a hardware problem. I have an old telescope, shabby. I don't even know his brand. The lenses are weak enough in it and I want something more powerful already. But I am not very good at hardware. Can you please t...
by Kay Burton
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Life on Venus
Replies: 4
Views: 243

Re: Life on Venus

Funny story. But mankind has been dreaming of conquering the universe, colonizing other planets for several decades. Who knows where progress will take in 50 years and what people will be able to create?