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by astronomerjim
Wed May 25, 2011 9:34 pm
Forum: Astrophysics
Topic: Speed of Light
Replies: 16
Views: 8105

Speed of Light

Just curious about this one... Was pondering in my head for a while.

So as we all know, as we approach the speed of light, time slows down...

Thought i've had is, as light is, well, travelling at the speed of light, it's time would be infinitely long wouldn't it? So the universe could be infinite?
by astronomerjim
Sun Apr 03, 2011 4:59 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Meade ETX90 UHTC
Replies: 6
Views: 2651

£170 now inlcudes first class recorded service!
by astronomerjim
Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:16 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Meade ETX90 UHTC
Replies: 6
Views: 2651

This is still for sale guys!
by astronomerjim
Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:01 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: LX200
Replies: 0
Views: 1178

LX200

Hi,

I kinda want to get back into astronomy, and now i've got a good steady and well paid job, i would be looking for a decent piece of kit.

I've got cameras and things, so really all i'd need would be the telescope, tripod and some eyepieces really.

What have people got?

Thanks,
Jim.
by astronomerjim
Thu Jan 20, 2011 4:52 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Meade ETX90 UHTC
Replies: 6
Views: 2651

I'm open to any offers guys! Just need it gone :/
by astronomerjim
Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:08 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Meade ETX90 UHTC
Replies: 6
Views: 2651

Meade ETX90 UHTC

To clear out my room, i'm selling this Meade ETX90... It's got UHTC coatings and it really shows its worth when compared to other scopes. It will come with the 497 Autostar controller, 26mm series 4000 eyepiece and a carrying case. I'm not sure on the whereabouts of the tripod, but if i find it i wi...
by astronomerjim
Sat May 15, 2010 10:03 pm
Forum: Astrophysics
Topic: Double slit experiment taken a step further
Replies: 2
Views: 2181

Thanks for the post! I foudn that truly incredible! :)
by astronomerjim
Thu Jul 30, 2009 10:30 am
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Refractors...which one?
Replies: 3
Views: 1484

Thanks for your reply, Eddie. Yes, i do know about the colour distortion (chromatic abberation isn't it?). To be honest, it's not going to be for imaging, so uniform images aren't a must - My mind is just blown away whenever i see something like Saturn so i tend not to notice it too much :lol: If i ...
by astronomerjim
Wed Jul 29, 2009 2:28 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Refractors...which one?
Replies: 3
Views: 1484

Refractors...which one?

Hi, I've been comparing the Skywatcher EvoStar 150 HEQ5 Synscan setup with the Meade LXD75 AR6 with autostar. Both seem to have excellent build quality and optical quality having owned a Meade and Skywatcher before now, but i'm stumped. I would like something that would look closely at the moon in g...
by astronomerjim
Thu Apr 09, 2009 5:34 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Careful where you point your green laser pointer
Replies: 5
Views: 1592

Plus, that would be an excuse for a lot of people...claiming to be using a telescope and it 'happened' to hit the plane.
by astronomerjim
Sun Mar 15, 2009 8:27 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Miranda Titan tripod with free 10 x 50 binoculars
Replies: 3
Views: 2182

Yes, brother found use for it.
by astronomerjim
Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:40 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: another tripod & pair of bino's
Replies: 0
Views: 1240

another tripod & pair of bino's

http://i39.tinypic.com/2dbj5g0.jpg http://i39.tinypic.com/2akh5bc.jpg Hi, Got a Hama Gamma 79 tripod and 10 x 50 binoculars. They are both in great condition and have been used rarely since i got out of astronomty. Binouclars £15 posted and tripod £32 posted, both together £45 posted. Please PM me ...
by astronomerjim
Fri Dec 19, 2008 8:03 am
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Meade
Replies: 2
Views: 1358

ah right, that makes sense. Looks familiar now lol
by astronomerjim
Wed Dec 17, 2008 9:16 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Meade
Replies: 2
Views: 1358

Meade

Hi al(L) <--- (why does eveyone do that? is there a rule?) I haven't been on this forum or into astronomy for a long time having taken up a new hobby but i'm getting more and more focused on it as i approach A levels. Anyways, like i said, haven't been on for a while, but i have noticed that meade a...
by astronomerjim
Sat Dec 13, 2008 4:42 pm
Forum: Astrophysics
Topic: general help
Replies: 5
Views: 3330

wow that looks like a lot of work :shock: lol...is particle physics basically the same sort of route?

thanks a lot for your help. i know a lot more than i used to about going into AP / PP . Wish there were people like you, locally so i could just nip round and chat lol.