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by Joop
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Strange Lights in Sky
Replies: 2
Views: 764

Re: Strange Lights in Sky

Hi David

Thanks for your comments. It's nice to hear a logical explanation for something that looks a bit weird.

Regards, Joop
by Joop
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Strange Lights in Sky
Replies: 2
Views: 764

Strange Lights in Sky

Tonight I was observing in Horsham, West Sussex (51 degrees 3 minutes North, 0 degrees 19 minutes West) and at about 8.15pm I saw two strange lights. I first saw them in the southern part of the sky approximately in line with Procyon and they travelled eastward past Regulus and finally disappeared i...
by Joop
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: Where to Look
Replies: 4
Views: 2358

Re: Where to Look

Thanks for all the advice. I'll get a decent star atlas and a better finder scope and make more use of asterisms to find some feint fuzzies.

Clear skies

Joop
by Joop
Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: Where to Look
Replies: 4
Views: 2358

Where to Look

I know about star-hopping and have been quite successful at finding deep sky objects with a pair of 10x50 binoculars but i have trouble doing the same with a telescope. The problem is that with a 6x30 finder scope I have difficulty identifying the correct star from which to start hopping. This is es...
by Joop
Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Imaging techniques
Topic: Revolution Imager
Replies: 2
Views: 3053

Re: Revolution Imager

Hi Brian,

Thanks for that. Most helpful.

Regards

Joop
by Joop
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Imaging techniques
Topic: Revolution Imager
Replies: 2
Views: 3053

Revolution Imager

Has anyone tried the Revolution Imager R2? If so what is their view of it? From the adverts, it sounds too good to be true so I suspect that it is.

Cheers

Joop
by Joop
Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: What Am I Looking For?
Replies: 4
Views: 3685

Re: What Am I Looking For?

Thanks all for your advice.

It's been most helpful and I'm now looking forward to the next clear-sky night.

Joop
by Joop
Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: What Am I Looking For?
Replies: 4
Views: 3685

What Am I Looking For?

Is there anywhere I can obtain images or information of what exactly deep space objects, such as M31, will look like using a small (130mm) telescope? I'm having difficulty finding M31 and M32, even with a go-to mount, and I suspect that it's just me not recognising what's there. I've see the usual p...
by Joop
Sun May 14, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: GPS on Go To Mount
Replies: 3
Views: 3529

Re: GPS on Go To Mount

Thanks for that, Brian.
by Joop
Thu May 11, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: GPS on Go To Mount
Replies: 3
Views: 3529

GPS on Go To Mount

This is probably a silly question but if you have a "go to" mount, and then buy a GPS unit to go with it, will you still have to align the unit each time?