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by Col Man
Mon Dec 22, 2008 8:09 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Need 12" Meade Lightbridge Mirror Cleaning Advice.
Replies: 10
Views: 3353

also i got a blue tube with astro engineering written on it and when you look in it it has crosshairs in it and a diagonal silver disk cut out into it also with crosshair markings.. i guess its something to do with collimation but i didnt get any instructions with it.. can anyone shed light on it or...
by Col Man
Mon Dec 22, 2008 7:58 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Need 12" Meade Lightbridge Mirror Cleaning Advice.
Replies: 10
Views: 3353

Need 12" Meade Lightbridge Mirror Cleaning Advice.

Hello All :) I found a bargain priced 12" meade lightbridge with loads of eyepieces and filters from kay optical.. :D man... so many filters... every colour i can imagine...even a horsehead nebula filter (ill have to find it now) and a variable polarising filter... a whole set of baader hyperion eye...
by Col Man
Mon Dec 22, 2008 7:48 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Nagler 31mm Type 5 and 4 Televue Radians for sale.NO MORE :)
Replies: 1
Views: 1576

i got a new telescope so these are now staying with me :)
by Col Man
Mon Dec 08, 2008 4:54 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Nagler 31mm Type 5 and 4 Televue Radians for sale.NO MORE :)
Replies: 1
Views: 1576

Nagler 31mm Type 5 and 4 Televue Radians for sale.NO MORE :)

Hello all :) As its coming up to christmas and as ive been credit crunched im selling my televue eyepieces i was collecting for a telescope id buy one day... this day seems far off now and i could do with the cash to buy my family christmas presents.... Ive got a Televue Nagler Type 5 31mm for sale ...
by Col Man
Tue Nov 25, 2008 6:04 pm
Forum: Visual Satellite Observing
Topic: Observe Something New in The Sky - The ISS Toolbag
Replies: 16
Views: 8957

well i just saw and iridium flare and then the ISS fly over :) but no toolbag sadly for me.. :cry: i wasnt looking in the right place for the toolbag and not sure if i would have seen it from the centre of leeds anyway.. :? the iss was very bright (easily viewable without aid) and it took its time a...
by Col Man
Tue Nov 25, 2008 8:23 am
Forum: Visual Satellite Observing
Topic: Observe Something New in The Sky - The ISS Toolbag
Replies: 16
Views: 8957

Observe Something New in The Sky - The ISS Toolbag

Hello All :D i read today much to my amusement that anyone with a 10x50 binocular or more, can view the orbitting ISS toolbag (which was dropped by an astronaut earlier this week if any of you havent read the news) as it orbits with the ISS around in the sky, it preceeds the ISS by 2 minutes in the ...
by Col Man
Sun Nov 23, 2008 6:07 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: For Sale : Nearly New Fujinon 7x50 FMTR-SX binoculars -SOLD
Replies: 0
Views: 1215

For Sale : Nearly New Fujinon 7x50 FMTR-SX binoculars -SOLD

A friend of mine owns this binocular and he knew i was a member of this forum so he asked me to put them on here for him.. in like new condition.. he only bought them recently hence he wants 400 quid for them(post included in price)...a similar pair is selling second hand for 429 at kay optical (hen...
by Col Man
Fri Nov 14, 2008 9:13 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: 4 exoplanets imaged by hubble and keck telescopes.....
Replies: 2
Views: 1282

4 exoplanets imaged by hubble and keck telescopes.....

This mornings news was a surprise. Not just 1 but 4 exoplanets have been imaged for the first time.. :!: :shock: Firstly : A Jupiter sized planet in the Fomalhaut solar system 25 light years from earth captured by the hubble space telescope.. picture : http://imgsrc.hubblesite.org/hu/db/2008/39/imag...
by Col Man
Sun Nov 02, 2008 6:13 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Venus Rising
Replies: 3
Views: 1559

Paul... Venus is curently visible just after sunset (and before too apparently if you know where to look) to see it you have to look to the south and to the west..it preceeds jupiter across the sky and follows the sun...its very low down not so far abovè the southern horizon.. for an accurate locati...
by Col Man
Fri Oct 31, 2008 10:41 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: seen the andromeda galaxy!
Replies: 8
Views: 2631

try these links orson : http://www.onesite.co.uk/find/astronomy.htm http://www.liv.ac.uk/~ggastro/sites.html http://www.southwalesindex.co.uk/pages/73.html http://www.popastro.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=10501&sid=2efbff165d811cf8eee72e08618ab6c1 http://www.strathspey.co.uk/astroclubs.html#wales hope...
by Col Man
Tue Oct 28, 2008 6:01 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: seen the andromeda galaxy!
Replies: 8
Views: 2631

well done milan man :) i saw the andromeda galaxy for the first time a week ago today :) observing conditions were slightly better that night but i live in a light polluted area and only have binoculars but it was satisfying nonetheless to see the white blob in the sky. :) its looking very clear ton...
by Col Man
Tue Oct 28, 2008 5:55 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Venus Rising
Replies: 3
Views: 1559

Venus Rising

Spent the best part of the last hour since just after sunset (16:50-17:30 G.M.T) observing venus through my 3 pairs of binoculars until it was occulted by a nearby house.. Apparently i hear it has just become visible again to us observers so i thought id post a topic about it. over the next few days...
by Col Man
Mon Oct 27, 2008 6:29 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Mercury Bright
Replies: 18
Views: 5711

hi paul :) was just looking at mercury only 20-30 mins ago.. but really could not see the moon at all, no matter whether i used my eyes, or my 10x50, 18x50 or even my 28x110 binoculars.. all i saw was a star beneath mercury paired with it. i believe its one of the stars in virgo. i dont know its nam...
by Col Man
Sat Oct 25, 2008 11:50 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Mercury Bright
Replies: 18
Views: 5711

good 4u maf man :) sadly its was misery for me this morning.. :cry: hoped to get my third viewing in of the closest planet to our star but it was not to be.. just a line of thick clouds (which looked nice and orangey-red due to the rising sun) i did have a good look in case i could see it peeking th...
by Col Man
Fri Oct 24, 2008 6:58 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Mercury Bright
Replies: 18
Views: 5711

well i got to see mercury again this morning.. so thats two times now :) i noticed on heavens above sky-map that its very far from the sun now (relatively) i viewed it from about 7:05am - 7:30am. it was so bright that i could see it throguh the passing clouds before they became too thick.. at 7:30am...