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by Robin Scagell
Sun Aug 17, 2014 10:13 pm
Forum: Forthcoming meetings and events
Topic: 19 October 2014, Astrofestival near Keighley, Yorks
Replies: 0
Views: 3736

19 October 2014, Astrofestival near Keighley, Yorks

Please note that I am posting this by request and can't answer any queries about the event. This info is pasted as received. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Bradford, Keighley and Leeds Astronomical Societies, the RSPB and the National...
by Robin Scagell
Fri Jul 04, 2014 9:04 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Theft from Paul Money
Replies: 0
Views: 1177

Theft from Paul Money

Paul Money (Lincs) has posted the following on his Facebook page. Anyone who comes across such a mounting under suspicious circumstances, or is asked to help set one up or help with obtaining the hand controller, should consider alerting their local police: Saddened to report that sometime overnight...
by Robin Scagell
Fri Jul 04, 2014 9:01 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: . Noctilucent cloud
Replies: 35
Views: 5925

Re: . Noctilucent cloud

Here are two photos of the NLC display of 2-3 July, which I have resized and posted for David Frydman.
one second at F4 .5  800  ISO 16 megapixels superfine JPEG Canon SX 500 IS    2014 July 3   02 42 UT.
one second at F4 .5 800 ISO 16 megapixels superfine JPEG Canon SX 500 IS 2014 July 3 02 42 UT.
Picture july 2014 208.jpg (137.47 KiB) Viewed 1872 times
0.8 seconds F5 .0  800 ISO superfine JPEG Canon SX 500 IS 02 29 UTC
0.8 seconds F5 .0 800 ISO superfine JPEG Canon SX 500 IS 02 29 UTC
Picture july 2014 193.jpg (135.36 KiB) Viewed 1872 times
by Robin Scagell
Sun Jun 08, 2014 8:31 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Advice for a young stargazer
Replies: 1
Views: 2042

Re: Advice for a young stargazer

Hi Ann, I'm sorry that you haven't had a reply to your post so far. It may be that the reason is that you can't really get a worthwhile Go To telescope for around £250. There may be some on eBay but they will probably be of dubious quality and reliability. I haven't looked there but Go To is notorio...
by Robin Scagell
Sun Jun 08, 2014 8:08 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Space Weather discussion
Replies: 0
Views: 1151

Space Weather discussion

I am posting this on behalf of the originators of this discussion group but can't answer questions about it: How far would you go for Space Weather? A public dialogue on the impact of space weather A new national public dialogue project on the impact of space weather was launched on 6 June. This pro...
by Robin Scagell
Wed May 14, 2014 10:02 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Dudley Fuller dies
Replies: 3
Views: 1336

Dudley Fuller dies

British telescope manufacturer Dudley Fuller has died. Many members will recall buying their first telescope, or bits for it, from Fuller.

Story on the SPA website here.

Telescope House here.

Robin
by Robin Scagell
Tue May 13, 2014 10:27 am
Forum: Imaging techniques
Topic: How to guide with a toucam ???
Replies: 3
Views: 4936

Re: How to guide with a toucam ???

I have used my Toucam to guide my HEQ5 Pro successfully. You need a reasonably fast guide scope (I used 60 mm f/5) so you can find guide stars down to about mag 6 or maybe 7. This considerably limits the number available so you need a fair amount of adjustment on the direction of the guide scope. As...
by Robin Scagell
Tue May 13, 2014 10:02 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Time lapse
Replies: 3
Views: 904

Re: Time lapse

Nice videos! I was last in Tenerife on Las Canadas 15 years ago for the Leonids. In those far-off days we still only had film cameras! It seems hard to believe that it was so recent, but the digital revolution had still to take place for everyday purposes. But what strikes me is that the light pollu...
by Robin Scagell
Sun May 11, 2014 11:29 am
Forum: Light pollution
Topic: Floodlighting alpine mountains
Replies: 0
Views: 3384

Floodlighting alpine mountains

It seems that parts of the Alps are now being floodlit! What next!

There is a petition to sign:

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/WW ... N/?nvkSVgb
by Robin Scagell
Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:42 pm
Forum: SPA News Bulletins
Topic: ENB No. 368 January 19 2014
Replies: 0
Views: 3321

ENB No. 368 January 19 2014

The SOCIETY for POPULAR ASTRONOMY Electronic News Bulletin No. 368 2014 January 19 Here is the latest round-up of news from the Society for Popular Astronomy. The SPA is Britain's liveliest astronomical society, with members all over the world. We accept subscription payments online at our secure si...
by Robin Scagell
Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:52 am
Forum: Forthcoming meetings and events
Topic: Galway Astronomy Festival 1 February 2014
Replies: 0
Views: 3781

Galway Astronomy Festival 1 February 2014

Please note that I have been asked to post this item and cannot answer questions about it I would like to inform you about our International Astronomy Festival being held on Saturday Feb 1st 2014 at the Westwood House Hotel in Galway with speakers from the USA, UK and Ireland with the theme about h...
by Robin Scagell
Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:27 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: John Dobson dies at 98
Replies: 5
Views: 2019

Re: John Dobson dies at 98

Thanks Dave, and to Stella, for very helpful information.

Robin
by Robin Scagell
Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:08 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: John Dobson dies at 98
Replies: 5
Views: 2019

John Dobson dies at 98

We hear that John Dobson, who devised the popular Dobsonian style of reflecting telescope as a cheap means of mounting a Newtonian reflector, died on 15 January. I will be writing a piece about him for Popular Astronomy which I need to get done very shortly. I know that John came to the UK to give t...
by Robin Scagell
Sun Dec 01, 2013 7:25 pm
Forum: SPA News Bulletins
Topic: ENB No. 365 November 24 2013
Replies: 0
Views: 3165

ENB No. 365 November 24 2013

The SOCIETY for POPULAR ASTRONOMY Electronic News Bulletin No. 365 2013 November 24 Here is the latest round-up of news from the Society for Popular Astronomy. The SPA is Britain's liveliest astronomical society, with members all over the world. We accept subscription payments online at our secure s...
by Robin Scagell
Sun Dec 01, 2013 7:24 pm
Forum: SPA News Bulletins
Topic: ENB No. 364 November 10 2013
Replies: 0
Views: 3153

ENB No. 364 November 10 2013

The SOCIETY for POPULAR ASTRONOMY Electronic News Bulletin No. 364 2013 November 10 Here is the latest round-up of news from the Society for Popular Astronomy. The SPA is Britain's liveliest astronomical society, with members all over the world. We accept subscription payments online at our secure s...