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by bbones
Fri Feb 26, 2016 6:32 pm
Forum: General - Discussion
Topic: Observatory manager for Darwen?
Replies: 5
Views: 7979

Re: Observatory manager for Darwen?

David

Thanks for the feed back, wonder why they have not got it sorted.

Thanks
Bill
by bbones
Fri Feb 26, 2016 3:52 pm
Forum: General - Discussion
Topic: Observatory manager for Darwen?
Replies: 5
Views: 7979

Re: Observatory manager for Darwen?

Might be worth seeing what we can do to help, so perhaps a preliminary visit to see what they have and what skill level is needed to support the scope and usage.

I'm more than happy to go along is anyone else is interested?

Bill
by bbones
Thu Feb 25, 2016 8:51 am
Forum: Club events
Topic: Jupiter imaging workshop on 1st March
Replies: 7
Views: 8791

Re: Jupiter imaging workshop on 1st March

Good point Ross

Well Orion should still be visible from the carpark before Jupiter appears, perhaps we could get the Atik Camera up and running on M42 or even M31 for anyone who is interested, this could be run in tandem with any workshop.
by bbones
Sun Feb 21, 2016 11:40 am
Forum: Club events
Topic: Sharples School Star Party March 2016
Replies: 7
Views: 9568

Sharples School Star Party March 2016

Hi All We have arrange to support a Star Party at Sharples School on Wednesday March 16th starting at 7:00pm, so bring along your scopes / binoculars and any old astronomical mags you have finished with to hand out to any interested parties Hopefully we will get some break in the clouds and get some...
by bbones
Thu Feb 18, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: Equipment - Help
Topic: Reflector Telescope
Replies: 6
Views: 8424

Re: Reflector Telescope

Well a break in the cloud, got the 150pds out I'm using a field flatterer and my 28mm produces a dark patch, the next one down in my collection is a 15mm, good views of the moon no darkening in the centre. I will see if I can get my hands on a 2" 20mm or nearest to see if my old eyes can cope :shock...
by bbones
Thu Feb 18, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: Equipment - Help
Topic: Reflector Telescope
Replies: 6
Views: 8424

Re: Reflector Telescope

Thanks David never gave it a thought as I have used the 40 and 32 on my ED80
I will do the maths to see which eyepieces will work with a 8" Dob

Will have to wait for a clear night to test out which of my eyepieces will work with the 150pds

Once again thanks for the guidance

Bill
by bbones
Thu Feb 18, 2016 8:55 am
Forum: Equipment - Help
Topic: Reflector Telescope
Replies: 6
Views: 8424

Re: Reflector Telescope

Thanks David Strange but now explained it makes sense, I was testing them out on the Moon and observing whilst there was a full Moon, and yes I was using a 32mm and 40mm eyepiece as I like the wide FOV. I will try a shorter length eyepiece next time I get the chance, hopefully I can work around the ...
by bbones
Tue Feb 16, 2016 5:40 pm
Forum: Equipment - Help
Topic: Reflector Telescope
Replies: 6
Views: 8424

Reflector Telescope

I was going to get a 8" or 10" dobsonian but in the mean time have acquired a 150PDS and whilst its designed for photography I'm using it for observing using an eyepiece extention to get focus and have noticed that the centre of my vision is darker and it looks like I'm seeing the secondary mirror. ...
by bbones
Wed Jan 13, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: Club events
Topic: Kelling Heath 2015
Replies: 0
Views: 3763

Kelling Heath 2015

Hi All

We are looking for any photos taken during our Kelling trip last year and I have created a folder in my DropBox so Cheryl and Joe can add them to their Presentation.

Drop me an email and I will add you to the shared folder

Regards

Bill
by bbones
Mon Dec 14, 2015 4:56 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Hello from Eric & Sue
Replies: 6
Views: 10413

Re: Hello from Eric & Sue

Welcome to you both, if you need any help let me know

Regards

Bill