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- Sun Jul 04, 2010 4:23 pm
- Forum: Classifieds
- Topic: Meade 5" LXD Refractor OTA**SOLD**
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MEADE AR-5 LXD55 REFRACTOR OTA....Sensible price for a well made refractor.... Diameter 127mm L=1180 f/9.3 Meade 5" Refractor in A1 condition with a 2" focuser plus 1.25" adaptor. OTA only(No Tripod),comes with the Meade ring cage and saddle plate... An Orion Ezee red dot finder brack...
- Sun Jul 19, 2009 5:29 pm
- Forum: Absolute beginners
- Topic: Glowing balls in the sky
- Replies: 45
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There have been a lot of these sightings if you check around on this forum and they are normally found to be chinese fire lanterns but maf and myself were just saying balloons instead of the lantern... Alaistar Mcbeath our meteor section director has reports of them on a regular basis.... Sky-lanter...
It was the main tank seperating from the shuttle as referred to in a previous post by Dave Entwistle and Stella..STS 127 Launch and Main Tank Separation. Well spotted..I was looking for it from my location though it may have been too low down on the horizon.Do you have any idea of its height it may ...
- Thu Jul 16, 2009 10:41 am
- Forum: Observing
- Topic: Complete beginner - what did I see tonight?
- Replies: 9
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It was the ISS....International Space Station you saw Joe check this link for future views http://www.n2yo.com/?s=35633 Welcome to the forum just ask away there are soooo! many very experienced astronomers here that I doubt there are in questions you have which they may not be able to answer as long...
- Tue Jul 14, 2009 10:06 am
- Forum: Visual Satellite Observing
- Topic: ISS 12/7/09 over Manchester!
- Replies: 5
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No worries Big Grinder we all have days like that...BIG GRINDER! wrote:Just read previous post
My eldest daughter lives in Rochdale and I do not always remember my
Now where did I put those tablets.....
Jupiter is becoming better to view as the month goes on reaching it's max height above horizon in the night sky on 31st July. It's the 4th brightest object in the sky at present and boy it sure does look the brightest I have seen it for quite a time. I have spent hours viewing it and looking for the...
Yes I saw that pass and the following one at 00.05 approx. ISS extremely bright now due to max solar array panels and the Sun being just below horizon for us showing some good passes. It was the progress supply ship that had undocked prior to the shuttle going up with last parts of the Japanese labo...
Hi jb1970 I found the whole Apollo manned missions absolutely terrific. Unlike maf I was at the time with all of my colleagues well into the excitement of manned space travel and lets face it hold your breath moments. I was working in the team who designed Concordes fuel system for the Olympus Engin...
- Sat Jul 04, 2009 10:53 pm
- Forum: Observing
- Topic: Occultation of Antares 4 July
- Replies: 7
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Thank you for information on your observations NS. I had a similar problem last night (3rd of July)with glare from Moon using my 15x70 handheld bino's watching for occultation of 48B Scorpii. Moon was obviously well in front of Antares at 10.46 BST which you observed being occulted, Plus a big welco...
- Sun Jun 28, 2009 7:55 pm
- Forum: Telescopes and instruments
- Topic: Green lasers: how much power is too much?
- Replies: 14
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You would be quite right in treating these lasers as dangerous. I use a 50mw which I would say is max you need anything above waste of money and if you point one of 100mw at a balloon pop! http://www.smileygenerator.us/subscribe/all/albums/weapons/spam_laser.gif So 5mw to 50mw is what you need and b...