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by trynda1701
Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:14 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Spotting scope. S and T.
Replies: 11
Views: 4542

Re: Spotting scope. S and T.

I checked in at the local W.H Smith's on Thursday (27th) and checked at the counter, the next issue is due to be delivered on April 15th.

Mark
by trynda1701
Fri Mar 21, 2014 1:45 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Spotting scope. S and T.
Replies: 11
Views: 4542

Re: Spotting scope. S and T.

Anyone seen the April edition of S&T yet in W.H. Smith's? My local branch still only has the last copy of the March edition on shelf.

Mark
by trynda1701
Fri Mar 14, 2014 4:05 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Spotting scope. S and T.
Replies: 11
Views: 4542

Re: Spotting scope. S and T.

Thanks David. I'll check the W.H. Smith's again next week then.

Mark
by trynda1701
Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:09 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Spotting scope. S and T.
Replies: 11
Views: 4542

Re: Spotting scope. S and T.

David

Do you have a copy, or did you see this on the S & T website?

I checked the nearest W.H. Smiths to me, and they still had the March issue on the shelf. So when should the April issue appear usually in the UK if it isn't out yet?

Mark
by trynda1701
Mon Jan 13, 2014 7:10 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Jessops spotting scope and binoculars
Replies: 50
Views: 22066

Re: Jessops spotting scope and binoculars

At the risk of this thread becoming the general discussion thread for spotting scopes useful for astronomy... :)

Lidl have a Auriol 20-60x60mm zoom spotting scope on sale today for 26.99. Any of our spotting scope afficianadoes tried one of these in the past?

Mark
by trynda1701
Thu Dec 05, 2013 8:01 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Comet Lovejoy (C/2013 R1) in the Evening!!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 2292

Re: Comet Lovejoy (C/2013 R1) in the Evening!!!!

Woohoo, two comets spotted in the one year! After the horrendous weather up hear in Scotland overnight, this evening darkened cold and clear. Got home and went into the garden at 18:30 with the 10x50W's, and swept up Comet Lovejoy easily, now just 'above' Zeta 1 Cor Bor. The 'fuzzball' description y...
by trynda1701
Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:45 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Early-morning Expedition to find Comet ISON
Replies: 19
Views: 4894

Re: Early-morning Expedition to find Comet ISON

So, with the "did it/didn't it/something 'might' have survivied" post sun graze status of ISON, has anyone tried to see anything in the morning sky in the last few days? I know I've seen an 'obituary' post about ISON, but has anyone tried an observation? Tomorrow morning not good up here i...
by trynda1701
Fri Nov 08, 2013 8:36 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: 'Six-Tailed' Asteroid - an interesting read
Replies: 5
Views: 1357

Re: 'Six-Tailed' Asteroid - an interesting read

Actually, looking into the 'Flora family of objects' on Wikipedia reminded me of this object, P/2010 A2,... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P/2010_A2 ...have a look at the pictures at the end of the entry for what I'm talking about. Thought to have been caused by "the impact of a small meter size ...
by trynda1701
Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:43 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: 'Six-Tailed' Asteroid - an interesting read
Replies: 5
Views: 1357

Re: 'Six-Tailed' Asteroid - an interesting read

Yes,, that one has me a bit stumped. In the BBC report, it just says asteroid, But if you look at the link in the BBC report to the Astrophysics Journal Letters, the object is described as follows... "Hubble Space Telescope observations of main-belt comet P/2013 P5 reveal an extraordinary syste...
by trynda1701
Thu Nov 07, 2013 7:59 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: 'Six-Tailed' Asteroid - an interesting read
Replies: 5
Views: 1357

'Six-Tailed' Asteroid - an interesting read

Found this link to a report on BBC News pages on the Stargazers Lounge forum...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24857869

...about an asteroid, Asteroid P/2013 P5, that may be in the process of breaking up!

Asteroids and comets, and dust clouds, oh my! :wink:

Mark
by trynda1701
Thu Oct 24, 2013 7:49 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Worst evening apparition of Venus ever?
Replies: 5
Views: 1456

Re: Worst evening apparition of Venus ever?

Yes, due to the 8-year cycle of similar apparitions, isn't it? I remember the 1973(-ish) apparition as one of my first experiences with Venus, as I got my first telescope (30x40mm refractor!). It was low, but as I said, I could see it from a bedroom window easily, and this is just not the case this ...
by trynda1701
Thu Oct 24, 2013 6:32 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Worst evening apparition of Venus ever?
Replies: 5
Views: 1456

Worst evening apparition of Venus ever?

Since Venus was passing Jupiter and Mercury in the spring, the evening star has hugged the horizon with a vengance! I tried to see the triple conjunction, and failed miserably. Only a few weeks after the fact, without trying, did I see a lone Venus with a totally clear western horizon, going to a lo...
by trynda1701
Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:37 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Comet Ison??
Replies: 15
Views: 3567

Re: Comet Ison??

I know we didn't get to see PanSTARRS at its best like the Southern Hemisphere did, but I consider that 2013 has had a good comet. If ISON at least matches that, instead of what now seems like may have been overly optimistic estimates, I'll be happy. And if I'm proved wrong by it surviving and putti...
by trynda1701
Tue Oct 15, 2013 9:09 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Comet Ison??
Replies: 15
Views: 3567

Re: Comet Ison??

Ah, it still that faint, eh? I thought it might have been 9-10, and Mike thought he had a chance with the binos or spotting scope.

So, do we have a chance to see it before it performs its sungraze, or do we have to wait and see if it survives that and see it after perihelion?

Mark
by trynda1701
Mon Oct 14, 2013 6:28 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Comet Ison??
Replies: 15
Views: 3567

Re: Comet Ison??

Where's the best place to get the current magnitude figures of ISON?

Mark