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by orion f6.3
Wed Sep 02, 2009 12:24 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Pier vs. tripod
Replies: 6
Views: 2779

a tripod is much easier to level
by orion f6.3
Sun Oct 12, 2008 7:51 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Scopes for schools?
Replies: 86
Views: 21552

but not every school has the benefit of an in house astronomer. I'm fairly certain that if there wasn't somebody who was there to show my old colleagues how to use the scope it would have ended up in a cupboard... We currently teach astronomy at GCSE to 3 pupils in an after school context. Mark :) ...
by orion f6.3
Sun Oct 12, 2008 7:40 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Scopes for schools?
Replies: 86
Views: 21552

10 years ago I took GCSE astrophysics at adult ed, the course is no longer avalible :-( My own astro club took control of a run down observatory a few years back. Not small, 20` brick and two story. The reason for the run down state, no interest, its location IN A SCHOOL! It now has a fully working ...
by orion f6.3
Sun Oct 12, 2008 11:07 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Scopes for schools?
Replies: 86
Views: 21552

mike a feist. your are of course right, as much as we all wont the IYA to be a sucsess the issue to over come will also be parents. "I am not taking you back and forward again to look a load of rubbish" "Not while Eastenders is on your not" will be the norm, we have 30000 local people and are hard p...
by orion f6.3
Wed Sep 24, 2008 7:20 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: 80mm APO Refractors
Replies: 23
Views: 7064

gsf1371 wrote:the SW for me is let down by three lens spacers that intrude into the light path, causing dodgy star shapes in images Lorenzo
What eyepieces were used when you got such a poor view? My EQ66 views are tight and in/out focus is as good as it gets, also what lenghts of eyepiece were used. Orion.
by orion f6.3
Sun Sep 21, 2008 9:41 am
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: 80mm APO Refractors
Replies: 23
Views: 7064

for good views and possibility of CCD the skywatcher, all that lets it down is the focuser locking ring, its a little harder to use than a WO type thumb screw, but as a cost point of view the skywatcher is hard to beat on any point. Orion
by orion f6.3
Sat Sep 20, 2008 10:21 pm
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: The Moon
Replies: 3
Views: 1813

the lower in the sky the more referance ie buildings, trees. hold out your arm your thumb nail is about the size of the moon. low or high in the sky the size will apear to change, but will be the same each time you hold out your thumb!
by orion f6.3
Sat Sep 20, 2008 10:12 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: 80mm APO Refractors
Replies: 23
Views: 7064

best what? weight, visual views, build quality, for CCD, easy of use, or as an overall scope. Orion
by orion f6.3
Fri Sep 05, 2008 9:45 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: SKYWATCHER EVOSTAR ED 80mm PRO APO REFRACTOR
Replies: 0
Views: 1238

SKYWATCHER EVOSTAR ED 80mm PRO APO REFRACTOR

SKYWATCHER EVOSTAR ED 80mm PRO APO REFRACTOR

Just put this up for sale on e-bay Iten No. 230288633342
by orion f6.3
Fri Sep 05, 2008 5:07 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: The hackers are about again......
Replies: 3
Views: 1305

found erwin and eyepice has arrived thanks
by orion f6.3
Mon Aug 25, 2008 5:11 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: The hackers are about again......
Replies: 3
Views: 1305

The hackers are about again......

Just brought a Lixen LV 4mm eyepiece from some one who I need to send payment to. Some nice person has hacked my hotmail ( new address davidjaiken@live.com) and I cant remember the guys email. I think his name was Erwin? Cant remember which form site add he replied to me from. Any help would be appr...
by orion f6.3
Sat Aug 23, 2008 3:24 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Which eyepieces do i need to start off with ?
Replies: 9
Views: 2886

Any Meade 4000 will be a great help to you. Since the 5000 came out these are dirt cheep! Orion
by orion f6.3
Fri Aug 22, 2008 10:20 am
Forum: Light pollution
Topic: Whats the problem?!
Replies: 40
Views: 19515

My point was that Light Pollution doesn't particularly stop you viewing, it impedes it slightly but definitely doesn't stop you. I don't get what the 'huge' problem is and why everyone is ALWAYS complaining about light pollution Well of course it does!! If light polution in a given area stops you "...
by orion f6.3
Wed Aug 13, 2008 6:01 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Blue Moon
Replies: 7
Views: 1694

there is no ref to the colour. this is the names of most of the types of moon
Blue moon
Black moon
Wet moon
Full moon
New moon
Half moon
Rising crescent moon
Crescent moon
Gibbous moon
Harvest moon
Lunar phase
Blood moon (also known as Hunter's moon)
Fairy moon

Orion
by orion f6.3
Mon Aug 11, 2008 8:03 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Too Big ?
Replies: 35
Views: 6210

Re: Too Big ?

He even suggested a possible solution or at least partial solution to the problem (assuming there is one!). ie restrict the chat forum to only actual SPA members. I am interested what others might think who contribute to this chat forum ? Best of luck from Cliff Sorry folks, I am with cliff on this...