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by The Bat
Sat Jan 14, 2012 6:02 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Jupiter and Saturn 13/14 January
Replies: 3
Views: 711

Wow, can't wait to see Saturn again having seen your pics. The rings are really opening up now. 8)
I was out last night and the optics were frosted over by midnight!

Rachel
by The Bat
Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:54 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: BBC Stargazing Live audio guides
Replies: 18
Views: 2374

Thanks, Brian! :D I was accosted at our Starfest event in November to record this. It was quite hard being put on the spot and having to talk about what would be visible in the sky throughout the year. I more or less know the sky when I am out under it, but being asked, "What can we see in April, Ma...
by The Bat
Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:01 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: BBC Stargazing Live audio guides
Replies: 18
Views: 2374

BBC Stargazing Live audio guides

Sorry, couldn't resist posting this.
Just found out I feature in the BBC Stargazing Live audio guides that have just come out. My 15 minutes (nearly) of fame! :D
Anyone else on there from here?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/tv/features/starga ... ides.shtml

Rachel
by The Bat
Wed Jan 04, 2012 12:02 pm
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: Hello everyone
Replies: 8
Views: 3772

Hi Steve and welcome

You're off to a good start there. Hope you get much enjoyment from your telescope. :D

Rachel
by The Bat
Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:58 am
Forum: Forthcoming meetings and events
Topic: Stargazing Live - Great Notley, Essex - 16 & 28 January
Replies: 0
Views: 1708

Stargazing Live - Great Notley, Essex - 16 & 28 January

BBC Stargazing Live 2012 with North Essex Astronomical Society In conjunction with BBC Stargazing Live, North Essex Astronomical Society will be hosting two public stargazing events in January, to be held at Great Notley Discovery Centre near Braintree. The first is on Monday 16 January at 7pm with...
by The Bat
Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:52 am
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: Hello
Replies: 6
Views: 3206

Hello and welcome. Hope you get much enjoyment from your new telescope. 'Turn Left at Orion' is a great book for beginners and will help you get the best from your scope. :D

Rachel
by The Bat
Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:51 am
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: Complete Novice - But enthusiastic learner!
Replies: 12
Views: 4983

Hi Jan and welcome. Have you made sure your red dot finder is aligned with the main telescope? This is something you can check in daytime. Find something like a chimney pot or telegraph pole in the telescope, and then look through the finder to see if it is pointing at the same object. If not, you n...
by The Bat
Sat Dec 17, 2011 3:37 pm
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: New Member
Replies: 7
Views: 3841

Hello and welcome! :D
Sounds like you're off to a great start.

Rachel
by The Bat
Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:59 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Geminids 2011
Replies: 11
Views: 3928

I saw 15 tonight (Dec 14th), including two particularly bright ones (not quite fireballs though) over an hour between 21.45 and 22.45. Began to feel the chill setting in, plus the Moon put in an appearance over the neighbour's rooftop, so I decided to come inside at that point. Nice viewing though a...
by The Bat
Mon Dec 12, 2011 12:23 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: A series of Jupiters from the 9th December
Replies: 3
Views: 822

Great series of pictures. 8)

Rachel
by The Bat
Mon Dec 12, 2011 12:22 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Jupiter 11 Dec
Replies: 4
Views: 801

Great dynamic pictures those! Well done! 8)

Rachel
by The Bat
Thu Dec 08, 2011 6:43 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: M45 - Two scopes, two cameras and two years
Replies: 2
Views: 772

Wow! That is just stunning! 8)

Rachel
by The Bat
Thu Dec 08, 2011 6:15 pm
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: New to serious astronomy
Replies: 4
Views: 2998

Hi Dennis Welcome to the forum. Some nice equipment you have there for starters. 'Turn Left at Orion' is definitely a great book for beginners. A planisphere is also useful for helping you to get to know the sky. One way of getting into serious astronomy without spending a fortune is to join a club....
by The Bat
Mon Dec 05, 2011 6:32 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: NGC 891 - Edge-on Spiral Galaxy.
Replies: 8
Views: 1376

Fabulous image! 8) Great detail in the galaxy and lovely stars.

Rachel
by The Bat
Wed Nov 30, 2011 3:53 pm
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: First post and my first scope!
Replies: 7
Views: 3566

Hello, Ken, and welcome

I knew someone had to be to blame for the endless cloud these days. :lol:

Hope you get much enjoyment from your new toy.

Rachel