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by pilgrim
Fri Mar 16, 2007 2:36 pm
Forum: Forthcoming meetings and events
Topic: CANCELLED: Basingstoke AS Messier Marathon 2007
Replies: 1
Views: 3113

MESSIER MARATHON CANCELLED

Lovely and clear today but tonight the sky will be piled high with cloud. Same forecast for Saturday night too. Ca va!

PP
by pilgrim
Fri Mar 09, 2007 8:47 pm
Forum: Forthcoming meetings and events
Topic: CANCELLED: Basingstoke AS Messier Marathon 2007
Replies: 1
Views: 3113

CANCELLED: Basingstoke AS Messier Marathon 2007

Basingstoke Astronomical Society will be holding a Messier Marathon on Friday 16th March 2007. In the case of bad weather, the MM will be held on Saturday 17th March. Start time is 1700. Venue is Cliddesden Primary School . Bring warm clothes, food, bins and a red torch. Stay all night or wimp out ...
by pilgrim
Sat Feb 24, 2007 5:22 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: I'm running a Messier Marathon!
Replies: 2
Views: 1671

I'm running a Messier Marathon!

I have been lumbered....errr...volunteered to run Basingstoke Astro Soc's Messier Marathon this year (thanks guys). Having never ever even been to one before, I could do with some tips! I am particularly interested in the logistics for the event, e.g. drinks, food, shelter and heating. What has work...
by pilgrim
Thu Feb 22, 2007 6:44 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Good delaers to do buisness with
Replies: 29
Views: 9855

May I thoroughly recommend South West Optics (http://www.swoptics.co.uk/). I bought a Baader Neodymium filter from them this week. It was the cheapest on the net, £43 for the 2" version. That's £7 cheaper than the average price I found and it was post free! Communication was good and the filter wa...
by pilgrim
Thu Feb 22, 2007 6:13 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Baader neodymium vs Astronomik UHC-E
Replies: 6
Views: 3897

Thanks for all the advice guys. You have all put quite a bit of time into it. I have taken the plunge and purchased one. As soon as I get a cloud-free evening I'll be out to test it. Obviously, that might be quite a few months away.... :( Anyhow, I'll report back here. Rgds, P PS If you are in the m...
by pilgrim
Tue Feb 20, 2007 8:32 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Baader neodymium vs Astronomik UHC-E
Replies: 6
Views: 3897

Baader neodymium vs Astronomik UHC-E

Some advice please! I am a relative beginner and I have just started looking for 'fuzzies'. While I am confident that I have pointed my dob in the right place (good old Turn Left at Orion!) I have not had a great deal of success in actually seeing anything. I have gone to out-of-town dark(ish) sites...
by pilgrim
Wed Nov 29, 2006 1:46 am
Forum: Astrophysics
Topic: Inflation - when and how much?
Replies: 2
Views: 2791

John R wrote:Hi Pilgrim

I've been watching for answers to your question and see nobody has given one yet.
Thanks John, I must admit I'd given up on this posting long ago!
by pilgrim
Sun Nov 19, 2006 11:55 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Leonids 2006
Replies: 27
Views: 15114

We watched from 0130 to 0530 (some of us!) in a somewhat chaotic fashion under mag 6 skies. A total of 101 Leonids and 55 "others" were bagged. No outburst noted :( Generally, meteors tended to come in burts of 3-4 over 10s or so with long gaps in between. Ironically, the sporadics provided the nig...
by pilgrim
Wed Oct 11, 2006 7:40 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Some help and re-assurance needed
Replies: 14
Views: 6029

...and I'll be the (only) handsome one

;-D
by pilgrim
Tue Oct 10, 2006 10:04 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Some help and re-assurance needed
Replies: 14
Views: 6029

We don't bite!

Hey Bob, I'm a beginner too. I only joined BAS in Jan having been to a few beginners' nights last autumn. I assure you there are no sneering astro geeks in BAS! And if you ever meet one I'll personally slap him or her for you! ;-) Give it a try on Friday (13/10/6) - there is a special 'scope clinic ...
by pilgrim
Mon Oct 09, 2006 11:38 pm
Forum: Forthcoming meetings and events
Topic: Basingstoke Astronomical Society events 2006-2007
Replies: 0
Views: 3224

Basingstoke Astronomical Society events 2006-2007

Here is the events diary as of 10/10/2006. Check our website for updates! http://www.basingstokeas.org.uk/ 2006 October 2006 Date TBC National Space Centre in Leicester October 13th 2006 Beginners session at Cliddesden School 19:00 Observing or talk dependant on weather The Outer Planets - Facts abo...
by pilgrim
Mon Oct 09, 2006 11:07 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Some help and re-assurance needed
Replies: 14
Views: 6029

Basingstoke Astro Soc

Bob, it sounds like you could do with some hands-on help. Come along to a meeting of Basingstoke Astro Soc and plenty of people will be delighted to help you out. BAS website: http://www.basingstokeas.org.uk/ You *can* see a lot if you know how. All the photos on the site were taken from Basingstoke...
by pilgrim
Mon Oct 09, 2006 10:47 pm
Forum: Astrophysics
Topic: Inflation - when and how much?
Replies: 2
Views: 2791

Inflation - when and how much?

Chaps, pse help me tie up a few loose ends. I understand that inflation happend (is happening) in two phases: 1. Inflation during unified epoch c. 10^-37s into Big Bang. Lasted for c. 10^-32s. Inflation of between e^100 or e^1000 times. 2. Resumption of inflation at about 10^10y after BB, possibly s...
by pilgrim
Sun Feb 26, 2006 3:35 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Coronado Binomites
Replies: 11
Views: 5011

Thanks both for the above. I now know that Baader film comes with its own instructions, Joe, probably the same as the link you sent me Scrumpy. I have to say that Scrumpy's design looks a whole lot easier!

Rgds, P
by pilgrim
Sat Feb 25, 2006 11:45 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Coronado Binomites
Replies: 11
Views: 5011

Thanks Scrumpy. I'va also heard from a Binomite owner on Coronado's own forum that their performance is disappointing. I'll try the Baader route. Do you know of anywhere with instructions on making your own holder?

Cheers, P