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by bewa
Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:39 pm
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: Hi!
Replies: 34
Views: 9238

Thank you David for your thorough response!! :)

dazcaz, what bins do you have?
by bewa
Thu Mar 22, 2012 3:54 pm
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: Hi!
Replies: 34
Views: 9238

Hi! The really nice guy came back with these ones for sale Bushnell Excursion 8x42 Bushnell H2O 8X42 Bushnell Powerview 10x42 He said he has others as well, with prices ranging upto £120... He said he's part of the Crewkerne & District Astronomical Society and said really i should just come down...
by bewa
Sun Mar 18, 2012 11:00 pm
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: Hi!
Replies: 34
Views: 9238

cool, i'll let you know what he comes back with :)

Looks like another nice night, it's really nice being out of town especially having such little light pollution!
Whatever i end up getting i'm really hoping to get some good views!
by bewa
Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:31 pm
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: Hi!
Replies: 34
Views: 9238

I've not had a reply to my second email but he said he would be able to make some recommendations depending on what i wanted to use them for and he would send over full details/specs and pictures! :)

Seems like a nice guy so far!
by bewa
Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:04 pm
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: Hi!
Replies: 34
Views: 9238

Just had a reply from Intrasights and he says he's got some second hand binoculars with 6 month warranty so this is sounding promising :) hope it's within budget! :)
by bewa
Sun Mar 18, 2012 8:51 pm
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: Hi!
Replies: 34
Views: 9238

Looks like i've got a couple of options in Taunton as you say London Camera Exchange (Taunton) and SCS Astro in Wellington which is just south of Taunton. My wife is after a DSLR and looks like we'll be heading up to Bath in a couple of weeks and there's a Jessops, London Camera Exchange and Ace Cam...
by bewa
Sun Mar 18, 2012 4:58 pm
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: Hi!
Replies: 34
Views: 9238

Are your glasses for correcting long sight or short sight or do you also have astigmatism? If you have astigmatism is it a lot or not much If you are correcting long or short sight, does the correction exceed 3 diopters? Do you have prism correction for infinity use? Do you have a local camera or b...
by bewa
Sun Mar 18, 2012 1:45 pm
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: Hi!
Replies: 34
Views: 9238

Thank you David your advice has been fantastic!!
I do wear glasses and I was wondering how that changes things!
by bewa
Sun Mar 18, 2012 12:35 pm
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: Hi!
Replies: 34
Views: 9238

ok i'm a bit confused :(
should i be looking at bins or a spotting scope?
by bewa
Sun Mar 18, 2012 11:00 am
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: Hi!
Replies: 34
Views: 9238

thanks Mike,

would a spotting scope be any use for looking at Mars or Jupiter?

I admit i do like the idea of a spotting scope or bins as i can take them on holiday and i'm not just restricted to looking at the sky etc :)
by bewa
Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:32 am
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: Hi!
Replies: 34
Views: 9238

Do you have a camera? Do you have a binocular? Do you have a camera tripod? In the 1980s areas around Yeovil were very dark and some well known astronomers lived there after choosing the area for dark skies. I also visited there for work and also astro views. I remember sitting outside an astronome...
by bewa
Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:50 pm
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: Hi!
Replies: 34
Views: 9238

Hi!

Hopefully all of you can steer me in the right direction! :) I've had a interest in the stars and general sky at night for a very long time ever since i can remember and when i was about 9 (I'm 29 now) i was given a Tasco 21EB for christmas! now admittedly i've not touched in some 10-15 years and i'...