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by David Webb
Sat Apr 14, 2012 2:42 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Fireball observations from 2012 March
Replies: 10
Views: 2407

Just to say that 2 light balls objects were seen over here on the 12 th April, I see one going from East towards S/West while dog walking at 11.42pm, and it lasted under 11 seconds. and a radio ham friend see one in Great Yarmouth on the 13th April 01.22 hours while going home on push bike from pare...
by David Webb
Sat Apr 14, 2012 2:31 pm
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: Telescope wont see Redshift Software.
Replies: 3
Views: 2150

Telescope wont see Redshift Software.

I have a Celestron 114lcm and I would like to use this scope with my Redshift ver 7 software on my Laptop. I have an RS232 cable from scope (plugs into top of scope mount where Hand0Control goes) but being a new Laptop it has no RS232, so I bought a USB cable to convert it. Anyway today when I run t...
by David Webb
Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:49 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Comet Garradd
Replies: 179
Views: 22123

Hi, yes your quite right again tonight I see this bright white item flying over fast, and as you say it was not what I thought it was, I have mentioned this white object before and I will get to the bottom of it one day.
by David Webb
Thu Apr 12, 2012 2:57 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Comet Garradd
Replies: 179
Views: 22123

I was on my sky search just last night, and I see C2009P1 (Garradd) come over really fast in a bright ball of light approx 11.22 pm, I did'nt know what it was but my new 114 told me what it was in it's LCD screen readout. It was so fast that I could not really get a good look, it went by while I was...
by David Webb
Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:50 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Castor and Pollux
Replies: 0
Views: 645

Castor and Pollux

Tonight from 10.30 pm till 11.30 I had a really good hour on my 114 Telescope, I see Pollux, Alphard and Castor really clear on my 9 mm & 6 mm lens, the Colours were really good too when I see for the first time Iota Cancer tonight, a nice blue colour, and with the sky being very dark (no moon) ever...
by David Webb
Tue Apr 10, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Not a bad night for Procyon
Replies: 4
Views: 910

Thank you Brian & David, yes I understand the problems from viewing from windows, but I do slide the windows either side I am viewing from, I think now looking at what happened is that when O opened the big windows in front of my scope our central heating come on, and yes you guessed it,,, the radia...
by David Webb
Sun Apr 08, 2012 2:00 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Do not like the sound of this?
Replies: 11
Views: 1612

I know people do say that things are not happening on or in our Solar system, but only today I was on the NASA.gov website, and in the news area it had a bit saying that NASA have found new strange changes on the sun's surfice, in fact cracks 18,000 miles across, and it said on the site click this l...
by David Webb
Sat Apr 07, 2012 11:22 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Not a bad night for Procyon
Replies: 4
Views: 910

Not a bad night for Procyon

Tonight Saturday I had a good 2 hours of nice viewing, first I could see Procyon shining brightly in the s/west sky at 10.30pm, then I had my very first viewing of Saturn at 11.30pm very close to the moon which did not help me much being a full moon as it was. However I used my 15mm lens on Saturn a...
by David Webb
Fri Apr 06, 2012 4:23 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: My New Imaging Rig
Replies: 4
Views: 2072

You look like your in a built up area with that great beast of a telescope, but wow you put my scope to shame, well done mate.
by David Webb
Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:16 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Do not like the sound of this?
Replies: 11
Views: 1612

Yes we did think it was done by a person who had maybe a bit of sun stroke, thank you for confirming it as that sort of thing.
by David Webb
Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:39 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Do not like the sound of this?
Replies: 11
Views: 1612

Do not like the sound of this?

I found a website on the net tonight that looks as if it is from NASA warning about Earth being gulped to bits with the moon and planets going into a space junk yard full of boulders, old spacecraft bits the lot on the 21/12/2012 can this be right? I have not used my scope much yet, and the thought ...
by David Webb
Wed Apr 04, 2012 3:48 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Widely seen fireball : Mar 3 21:45UT (approx)
Replies: 14
Views: 5832

I just see these reports on here, but I am a radio ham, and reports of bright balls of fire have been coming to me this year on radio from all over Earth, they say they are white, Orange, happen at the same time mostly no matter where you live. I was in Norwich the other day, the sun was shining, sk...
by David Webb
Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:23 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: What Age When You Started Star Gazing And Now?
Replies: 10
Views: 1427

I was about 9 when my Dad bought his first telescope, we went out at night in Blackpool area, and had great nights, mum was a bit bored, but we all had good times to remember looking at the moon.
by David Webb
Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:41 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Venus and M45 - Updated with more photos
Replies: 5
Views: 784

Yes I was looking forward to a sky search tonight here in Suffolk, however the clouds rolled up late afternoon, and are so heavy here at 10pm I cannot even see the moon.
by David Webb
Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:37 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: The 'Cats-eye' Galaxy, M94
Replies: 4
Views: 827

Hello, yes I have viewed the item myself, even in my old Tal telescope, but I could not see it as good as you have with that very nice photo of it, great work, well done.