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by andywills
Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:20 pm
Forum: Light pollution
Topic: Derbyshire street lights
Replies: 1
Views: 3918

They have been on about trying this local to me (not too far from you)...Stoke on Trent....a lot of people are complaining... We've had a few good nights the last week but the light pollution is driving me nuts. At the moment, I have some engineering reports to finish, but as soon as they are done.....
by andywills
Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:19 am
Forum: Imaging techniques
Topic: Help for Mac users?
Replies: 9
Views: 4076

I know what you mean Daz, but I use AutoCAD and Solidworks for work (I'm a CAD Technician). AutoCAD has a mac version but Solidworks dosen't (but the subscription we have on the software allows me to run them at home legally)....Keynote blows Powerpoint out of the water everytime and being able to m...
by andywills
Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:13 pm
Forum: Imaging techniques
Topic: Help for Mac users?
Replies: 9
Views: 4076

I have to admit, I haven't looked into mac software yet, but alternative.net points to a lot of mac software alternatives. If you go down the windows route, try virtualbox which lets you run windows within osx so you don't have to partition or run bootcamp. I use autocad and solidworks through it wi...
by andywills
Sat Jan 21, 2012 2:16 pm
Forum: Imaging techniques
Topic: Logitech Quickcam Pro 9000
Replies: 0
Views: 1711

Logitech Quickcam Pro 9000

http://ghonis2.ho8.com/Pro9000a.html

Has anybody had a go at doing the mod on the link? I'm in the possession of this webcam and thinking of having a go...
by andywills
Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:37 am
Forum: Forthcoming meetings and events
Topic: North Staffordshire AS Feb 7th 2012 Keaton Stone Event
Replies: 2
Views: 2096

This is very tempting, I'll have a look at what I've got on my "todo" list and probably be in contact...(and it's just down the road from me)

Had a phone call last night about keele uni having open days/nights next week. Don't know if anyone else has heard about it?
by andywills
Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:51 am
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Filters
Replies: 4
Views: 2077

That's the sort of thing I'm looking for. The majority of the views I've found about light pollution filters is they are no good, as David said. With the introduction of low energy street lights, etc..I can see why. What I'm after is a filter to enhance nebula (esp. Orion). The info I have found is ...
by andywills
Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:01 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Filters
Replies: 4
Views: 2077

Filters

I have had a skywatcher 130p scope along with a copy of turn left at Orion. The book recommends a nebula filter (an OIII) but reading up on tinternet, it looks like these are better with larger scopes and UHC filters for smaller scopes. Does anyone have a recommendation for which one to get as the i...
by andywills
Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:06 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: A few lunar images from the 10th of October...
Replies: 3
Views: 691

Absolutely stunning. I could easily sit for hours looking at these pictures :)
by andywills
Sun Oct 02, 2011 7:25 pm
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: Hi (Introduction)
Replies: 4
Views: 2247

Thanks for the welcomes :) I gave up with the iPhone app (star walk). It could not make it's mind up where it was, so I've been out and bought a planisphere which is far better. Also made a trip upto Stockport yesterday to have a look at some equipment. The skywatcher 130 has caught my eye. A very s...
by andywills
Wed Sep 28, 2011 6:16 pm
Forum: Forthcoming meetings and events
Topic: Don't forget The Peak Star Party
Replies: 4
Views: 2446

Is this event a turn up for a day visit or do you need to purchase tickets?
by andywills
Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:24 pm
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: Hi (Introduction)
Replies: 4
Views: 2247

Hi (Introduction)

Thought I'd do a quick introduction. I'm Andy from Newcastle under lyme in Staffordshire and after a visit to Jodrell bank and an amazing clear night camping with no light pollution, I have found myself becoming more and more fascinated with the stars and planets. I've been looking at telescopes but...