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by AJ
Sun Nov 20, 2005 4:39 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Wanted??
Replies: 0
Views: 1091

Wanted??

Equatorial Mount for 6" scope. Not to pricy (am a poor old age P) Cheeky B... aint I :) Seriously though... Not looking for a top of the range but one that someone has thrown in the celler and long forgotten, so long as it will work with a good spray of WD40. Just the EQ head will do at a pinch. Not...
by AJ
Sat Nov 19, 2005 11:56 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Brrrrr!
Replies: 14
Views: 3662

Brrrr!

Minus 3o here in Rhyl at 20-00hrs Just stuck it out for 30mins observing Mars before being carted indoors for resusitation :? Looks like we're infor a mini ace age this year as these sharp frosts and low Temps are rather strange for our area and especially this early. Mind you it does give us nice s...
by AJ
Fri Nov 18, 2005 7:40 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Cold Night under the stars
Replies: 9
Views: 4737

Cold Night Under the Stars

Cold is right!! Brrrrrrrrrr! I stuck it out for three hours observing the Moon. Literally froze to my scope. I thought the wife was going to have to chip me free :lol: However it was worth it The Ray system in Tycho was very prominant...best I've seen for a very long time only prob was...having trou...
by AJ
Fri Nov 18, 2005 7:31 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: A view of Venus
Replies: 3
Views: 1965

Venus

Hi Jeff, The Mem Sahib and I saw Venus on our way home from my daughters on the Wirrell Merseyside around 4-50 in approx the same position you state. Even when we arrived home we could still see it until around 5-30 before it dropped behind the houses at the back of our bungalow. Very sharp these fr...
by AJ
Fri Nov 18, 2005 7:24 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: NewBee
Replies: 14
Views: 3109

NewBee

Thank's Joe, Hope I can live up to expectation been a long time since I bent over an eye piece...That is until last night observing the moon. Was out there so long I froze in the viewing position and the Mem Sahib had to sally forth with the bath chair and wheel both myself and scope back into the w...
by AJ
Fri Nov 18, 2005 7:19 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: NewBee
Replies: 14
Views: 3109

NewBee

Hi Cliff Look forward to hearing from you... Maybe we can exchange shawls as we sit close to the fire and sup our gruel. (yuk,yuk,yuk. :twisted: )

AJ.
by AJ
Fri Nov 18, 2005 7:16 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: NewBee
Replies: 14
Views: 3109

Krinklies

Hi Moonstruck how about at 72.... do I qualify????


AJ
by AJ
Thu Nov 17, 2005 4:09 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Red Dot/Laser Finders
Replies: 14
Views: 5338

Red Dot

Bit late with this having only just seen your query. red dot is fineand much better that the old way using a finder scope. Many was the dark nigh I cursed mine on my old scope before booting it round the garden in frustration. This new system (to me that is) is great. Only prob I found was the initi...
by AJ
Thu Nov 17, 2005 1:21 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: NewBee
Replies: 14
Views: 3109

NewBee

Thanks guys...and gals if any are here??? Your warm welcome has done my old heart a power of good (around 250 power possibly :lol: ) Am looking forward to a long association with you all and as soon as I get the new scope set up to exchanging info with one and all ...I hope! Best Regards to all, Shu...
by AJ
Wed Nov 16, 2005 3:48 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: NewBee
Replies: 14
Views: 3109

NewBee

Hi All, Hope you wont mind an a Senior Cit coming among you. have just fanned the flames of my smoldering interest back into life after quite a while. Have once again joined SPA (Long time ago joined when it was JAS) Looking forward to all kinds of chat and info over the coming years (I hope lol :ro...