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by David Webb
Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:37 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: First good night for weeks in my sky.
Replies: 2
Views: 717

Hello Mike, yes I too see that star quite bright on left side of the Moon, it may have been on right side as my scope turns everything round, but yes it was a bright star near Moon while I watched it last night.
by David Webb
Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:05 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: First good night for weeks in my sky.
Replies: 2
Views: 717

First good night for weeks in my sky.

Tonight the 26th April I started by getting my very first viewing of Saturn just in my best viewing area from my back garden, though the planet looked small in my scope, I could clearly see it, it was great to view. Then I viewed Spica from the same viewing area, and then an odd named star called Ch...
by David Webb
Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:42 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Moon and Jupiter
Replies: 7
Views: 1162

Yes the Moon followed the Sun down towards my west sky with Jupiter close behind, but the weather has been so bad here in Suffolk the last few weeks I have not took my scope lens cap off. The only planet I could see in heavy rain coming through the clouds at 10pm tonight is Venus in the S/West high ...
by David Webb
Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:57 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Climate Change - glaciers
Replies: 6
Views: 1412

Well for a start I can say that a lot of talk over the last 4 years about so called Global warming is Industry, with the BBC and Gov help lots of firms have got very rich because people were thinking they were helping the Planet. However the planet has been here a few years, and like your own body i...
by David Webb
Fri Apr 20, 2012 6:54 pm
Forum: Computers and astronomy
Topic: telescope control by computer
Replies: 13
Views: 8629

Hello Patrick, pleased you have got it sorted, have fun.
David
by David Webb
Thu Apr 19, 2012 6:14 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: NASA Wants Amateur Astronomers to Target Asteroids
Replies: 2
Views: 783

O yes I can assure you doing that type of thing is not for me, I am still getting use to removing the lens cap from my scope.
by David Webb
Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:51 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: NASA Wants Amateur Astronomers to Target Asteroids
Replies: 2
Views: 783

NASA Wants Amateur Astronomers to Target Asteroids

I see on the NASA site today that they want people to keep a look-out for objects in space that may endanger Earth, I would do it myself, but I am not sure if I could see them well in my 114 mm scope.
David
by David Webb
Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:52 pm
Forum: Computers and astronomy
Topic: telescope control by computer
Replies: 13
Views: 8629

No problem, I am so excited now that I can move my scope around just by clicking an item on my Redshift v 7 software, it's magic honest I'm over the moon with it, please let me know if you need any help okay?
David
by David Webb
Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:52 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: SUN in PST
Replies: 1192
Views: 173808

Yes I know, I was in my radio shack for few hours just incase we got some good DX, but nothing heard, plus bands been bad of late.
by David Webb
Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:44 am
Forum: Computers and astronomy
Topic: telescope control by computer
Replies: 13
Views: 8629

Yes the only thing I can see in your post what you have not got is the Celestron Scope driver which you can find on the CD that was with the scope, once that is installed your ready to go okay?
David
by David Webb
Tue Apr 17, 2012 10:48 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: SUN in PST
Replies: 1192
Views: 173808

I see on NASA site tonight a nice movie of a very large Solar flare on the east side that took place on 16th April, good job it was away from earth a size like that one.
by David Webb
Tue Apr 17, 2012 10:03 pm
Forum: Computers and astronomy
Topic: telescope control by computer
Replies: 13
Views: 8629

I have Redshift v 7 on my Laptop and a USB to a J45 plug at the bottom of the scope handset. However like you even though I have the Celestron driver and lots of other software on my PC when I run Redshift it tells me that no scope is connected. It turned out that if you go to redshift, pull down me...
by David Webb
Mon Apr 16, 2012 3:46 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Do not like the sound of this?
Replies: 11
Views: 1612

I would like to reply to these posts, but due to things I have been told about I would not be able to do so.
I will be glad to PM anyone who wants to hear the things I am aware of, but as Joe pointed out I feel the comments here are out of context with what was said.
David
by David Webb
Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:31 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Fireball observations from 2012 March
Replies: 10
Views: 2407

Hello David, right well the one we see was without fail as bright as Venus, in fact for a second that is what all our dog walkers was thinking it was, but seeing it move like that we knew it was not.
I spoke to my friend in Yarmouth last night, he said he would put it down to that brightness too.
by David Webb
Sat Apr 14, 2012 11:30 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Fireball observations from 2012 March
Replies: 10
Views: 2407

The times quoted were uk summer times and the brightness of one we see was about as bright as a good torch light and round with no tail.