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by snowdon
Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:03 pm
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: Jupiter observation
Replies: 7
Views: 2544

Re: Jupiter observation

Many thanks Stella for your answers. :)
by snowdon
Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:28 am
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: Jupiter observation
Replies: 7
Views: 2544

Jupiter observation

Sorry for what might seem an obvious answer to many but - my son is currently working in Prescott USA latitude 35N, is it possible for him to see Jupiter at his location, and will it be in the same location - circa Taurus as in the UK?
Thanks
by snowdon
Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:52 am
Forum: Computers and astronomy
Topic: Stellarium HIP
Replies: 3
Views: 5277

Hipparcos

Thanks Gents, 'Hipparcos' answers the question. If only all puzzles were so easy to solve! Thanks!
by snowdon
Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:38 pm
Forum: Computers and astronomy
Topic: Stellarium HIP
Replies: 3
Views: 5277

Stellarium HIP

I am still a newbie to astronomny and I have only just acquired Stellarium and I am very impressed. However, I keep getting 'HIP' references when I click at various points on the screen - can anyone tell me what a'HIP' is please? E.g HIP 5146, HIP 16182. Thanks
by snowdon
Wed Jan 25, 2012 3:19 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: laser pens
Replies: 14
Views: 3024

Thanks all for your replies. I have done some looking around on the sites mentioned, and thanks to Dazcaz - I didn't think of Maplins just round the corner from me. I have tried a couple out in their shop - they were very obliging and let me try them out in the dark under the counter, and I settled ...
by snowdon
Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:00 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: laser pens
Replies: 14
Views: 3024

Thanks Gents for your comments. I hadn't heard of the Widescreen Centre, but I have looked on their site now, thanks Dualyn.
by snowdon
Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:16 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: laser pens
Replies: 14
Views: 3024

laser pens

Can anyone please advise on a good quality (and UK supplier) laser pen for pointing out stars etc. I do a lot of youth group work and this item would be a great advantage when showing the sky to groups. I have seen some relatively cheap (less than £10) on amazon but generally all state that the batt...
by snowdon
Tue Dec 27, 2011 8:48 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: all in ones
Replies: 38
Views: 5804

I do a lot of Moth trapping at very unsociable and often cold hours of the day! I have found that I can keep warm with clothing (mainly designed for anglers) bought from 'Go Outdoors' stores at very good prices. Have a look if they have a store need you! I would also agrre with the 'Alpkit' on-line ...
by snowdon
Tue Dec 27, 2011 7:39 pm
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: Transporting a telescope
Replies: 3
Views: 2689

Transporting a telescope

I have a Celestron skywatcher Explorer 130 telescope which I use in my City garden. I am now ready to expand my watching to less light polluted areas and therefore will have to transport my scope in the car. Any suggestions or tips as how to best package / transport the telescope in my car safely pl...