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by G1ZmO
Sun Oct 22, 2006 10:21 pm
Forum: Forthcoming meetings and events
Topic: Science/Astronomy Talks in East Kilbride [SE of Glasgow]
Replies: 2
Views: 4670

Just a reminder and a reiteration that these talks are FREE! They begin next Saturday (28th) Attendance at the talks is free but an expression of interest is required. This may be done by contacing South Lanarkshire Community Learning Service on 0141 584 2531 or by email on ektalks@yahoo.co.uk Cheer...
by G1ZmO
Sat Oct 14, 2006 10:31 am
Forum: Forthcoming meetings and events
Topic: Science/Astronomy Talks in East Kilbride [SE of Glasgow]
Replies: 2
Views: 4670

Science/Astronomy Talks in East Kilbride [SE of Glasgow]

For those in the vicinity of East Kilbride [SE of Glasgow] From EK News 11th Oct 2006 TOMMOROW'S WORLD WILL ARRIVE IN TOWN TODAY! An exciting and inovative programme of science talks will take place over the next six months in East Kilbride. The science programme is the result of a partnership betwe...
by G1ZmO
Wed Aug 23, 2006 8:59 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Zoom eyepiece from Seben in Germany
Replies: 14
Views: 6849

Totally agree Paul.

On my last few trips out with the dob I have only used 2 EPs - The zoom and the 40mm for h & chi persei which doesnt quite fit the fov of the zoom

In short I am very happy with my purchase :)
by G1ZmO
Wed Aug 23, 2006 8:39 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Glasgow/Ayrshire Observing Sessions
Replies: 5
Views: 3364

Just a reminder

Anyone from the west of Scotland (or the East if you fancy a drive) interested in joining us for observation sessions please visit http://www.scottishastronomers.com/ and contact me from the link there :)

Cheers

Paul
by G1ZmO
Wed Aug 09, 2006 8:31 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Zoom eyepiece from Seben in Germany
Replies: 14
Views: 6849

I also received mine very quickly from Germany. All in all I'm pretty pleased with it. Its not had a "dark sky" test but from my streetlamp polluted back garden it did ok. Saw M57, M13, M92 and M31. Only seems to need minor adjustments to focus after zooming. The weight threw off the balance of the ...
by G1ZmO
Wed Aug 09, 2006 11:58 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Eyepiece canisters..
Replies: 6
Views: 3829

Alternatively visit your local chemist. I got "sample" bottles for 50p each which are just the right size for EPs :)
by G1ZmO
Sat Aug 05, 2006 11:57 am
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Laser collimators ROCK!
Replies: 13
Views: 4868

You should also check the collimation of the collimator Justin. I got a cheapo laser collimator a good while ago and was surprised at how "out" it was. Make a little "double Y" test jig and placed the collimator on it. Mark the spot where the laser hits on the far wall. Then rotate the collimator an...
by G1ZmO
Mon Jul 31, 2006 9:14 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Zoom eyepiece from Seben in Germany
Replies: 14
Views: 6849

Well I'm afraid that my budget constraints are very tight at the moment.

My other problem is that my patience is rather limited so I've ordered one lol.

Will let you know what its like.

Will get the opinions from my fellow observers too and post em.

Cheers

Paul
by G1ZmO
Mon Jul 31, 2006 1:53 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Zoom eyepiece from Seben in Germany
Replies: 14
Views: 6849

Zoom eyepiece from Seben in Germany

I was considering getting one of these. Has anyone used one or seen a review of one?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Super-Zoom-1-25-T ... dZViewItem

Thanks,

Paul
by G1ZmO
Tue Jul 25, 2006 10:07 pm
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: Girlfriend thanked, mount made - time to collimate
Replies: 41
Views: 22853

My guess is that the nylon bushing should be around the bolt that joins the base parts together so that the bolt cant be overtightened hence stopping the base rotating.

Just a guess as I dont have a Rev

Cheers

Paul
by G1ZmO
Mon Jul 24, 2006 9:19 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Apollo 11 TV Programme
Replies: 8
Views: 3365

Scary how close they were to death many times!

They landed on the moon with only 15 seconds of fuel left in the descent thrusters after missing the landing target by a long way.
by G1ZmO
Wed Jul 19, 2006 3:37 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Glasgow/Ayrshire Observing Sessions
Replies: 5
Views: 3364

First joint observing session nr Eaglesham Conditions: High thin cloud towest and mist on southern aspect. Still a month away from fully dark skies so not expecting great results. Just testing out the observing site. Target 1: Jupiter - 2 moons visible on each side of Jupiter. Bands clear. Target 2:...
by G1ZmO
Mon Jul 17, 2006 7:00 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Glasgow/Ayrshire Observing Sessions
Replies: 5
Views: 3364

lol thanks for that Justin :)
by G1ZmO
Mon Jul 17, 2006 4:31 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Glasgow/Ayrshire Observing Sessions
Replies: 5
Views: 3364

Glasgow/Ayrshire Observing Sessions

I'm looking to getting together with some local astronomers for evening observation sessions this autumn/winter. (and maybe gaining some knowledge in the process lol) If you're in the west of Scotland, particularly the Glasgow area or Ayrshire, and are interested in joining us then please let me kno...