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by thomasfn
Wed Oct 19, 2011 6:59 pm
Forum: Imaging techniques
Topic: new to astrophotography
Replies: 3
Views: 2769

new to astrophotography

Hi guys, iam considering purchasing a DSLR namely the canon eos 450d, and was wondering if their is any other camera of a similar cost or even cheaper that will do the same or equal job and also weather live view is critical or not, all replys greatfully recieved, and thankyou in advance ps, i wont ...
by thomasfn
Wed Oct 19, 2011 6:45 pm
Forum: Forthcoming meetings and events
Topic: Burnley? Blackburn? Meetings?
Replies: 4
Views: 4648

its getting that time of year agian so ill be taking a visit soon.
by thomasfn
Tue Aug 18, 2009 8:03 am
Forum: Forthcoming meetings and events
Topic: Burnley? Blackburn? Meetings?
Replies: 4
Views: 4648

Thank you very much, iam aware of the astronomy center and keep meaning to make an apperance, thanks for the other options I'll look forward to checking them out.
by thomasfn
Mon Aug 17, 2009 8:28 pm
Forum: Forthcoming meetings and events
Topic: Burnley? Blackburn? Meetings?
Replies: 4
Views: 4648

Burnley? Blackburn? Meetings?

I was wondering if anyone could tell me of any local places in or around the burnley Blackburn Preston area of Lancashire, were regular star parties, gatherings, etc are held. I would realy like to get out their and watch with people that know more on the subject than me, and company while observing...
by thomasfn
Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:38 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Amazing little iPhone/3gs app
Replies: 0
Views: 630

Amazing little iPhone/3gs app

Hi guys iam not sure if this has been covered or not but for those of you with an iPhone I realy recomend the app "star walk" it's great for begginers and pro's alike and even better if you have the new iPhone 3gs as it knows which star you are pointing the phone at, I've heard of simmiler products,...
by thomasfn
Fri Nov 21, 2008 10:19 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Observing from the Pillow
Replies: 9
Views: 2620

A friend of mine regulaly clambers up a street light out side his mothers bedroom and just removes the fuse from the top, problem solved :), maybe a bit tricky for older members tho.
by thomasfn
Wed Nov 19, 2008 6:05 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: 15x70
Replies: 2
Views: 1559

thanks for the advice cliff iam sure ive got a few their that will last me a good while, iam going to make a list and tick them off as i go:), cheers again.
by thomasfn
Tue Nov 18, 2008 9:15 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: 15x70
Replies: 2
Views: 1559

15x70

Just been out with my new 15x70 strathspey on their first field test and the first thing to pop to mind was WOW.Iam new to astronomy but the view i so was the reason i got into it in the first place,even surrounded with street lights the sight was amazing. My first mission is to spot andromida only ...
by thomasfn
Thu Nov 13, 2008 7:07 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WANTED: binocular mount.
Replies: 0
Views: 1300

WANTED: binocular mount.

Iam looking for a cheap binocular mount on a rod or trapezium mount, or any ideas on were to buy these items, i am looking for someting to take the weight of my new 15x70's and still be able to see the zenith if poss, any help plz.
by thomasfn
Tue Oct 28, 2008 9:12 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: sky windows and binoculars
Replies: 12
Views: 5004

by sky window i mean this http://www.tricomachine.com/skywindow/ just wondered what ppl think of em
by thomasfn
Tue Oct 28, 2008 7:55 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: sky windows and binoculars
Replies: 12
Views: 5004

sky windows and binoculars

I was wondering if anyone had used skywindows and binoculars before and what the advantages/disadvantages were over a telescope.
thanks guys.
by thomasfn
Thu Oct 23, 2008 7:17 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Eyepieces, the good the bad and the ugly
Replies: 3
Views: 1876

their is nothing else written on them apart from what ive already mentioned, a presume their not all that special as the telescope its self was only 150 pounds.
by thomasfn
Wed Oct 22, 2008 8:28 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Eyepieces, the good the bad and the ugly
Replies: 3
Views: 1876

Eyepieces, the good the bad and the ugly

Hi guys, i currently own only two eyepeices, a 25mm and a 10mm along with a x2 barlow so i guess you could say i own 4. i got these with my first telescope, but what i want to know is weather their is a big difference in the ones supplied and purchasing top of the line eyepieces, and as for that mat...
by thomasfn
Tue Oct 21, 2008 6:48 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: wind proof tripod???
Replies: 3
Views: 1634

wind proof tripod???

Ive recently bought my first telescope and i got with it an alluminium tripod, having just been out with it ive noticed that the wind does have a big effect on my small setup, i was wondering if you guys would know of a good sturdy windproof tripod i could purchase? and preferably not one of hundred...
by thomasfn
Tue Oct 21, 2008 6:12 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: first observation
Replies: 1
Views: 1040

first observation

Ive just come back in (due to rain and crappy clouds) from my second attempt with my new telescope, the only thing visable was jupiter and 3 moons in a row to its left, i watched it at 100x and 125x mag and i must addmit it was a very nice feeling, my scope can go comftably up to 180x so i cant wait...