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by skyhawk
Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Light pollution
Topic: Put that light out,’ plead locals near Brighton’s stadium
Replies: 4
Views: 1438

Re: Put that light out,’ plead locals near Brighton’s stadiu

Why is it the we all have pollution in the form of cars rammed down our throats daily yet noise and light are totally ignored.

Has anyone confronted such organizations to ask how many lights, what wattage and calculated the carbon footprint, SHAME them
by skyhawk
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Astronomy's Memory Lane ..
Replies: 3
Views: 737

Re: Astronomy's Memory Lane ..

The Sky at Night as with many

When I was 12 I wrote to Patrick Moore, NO reply, when I was 50 I wrote again, saying he never replied, a few days later he called me, we were friends until he passed on, spending many weeks at Farthings and publishing a book for him
by skyhawk
Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Visual Satellite Observing
Topic: Starlink satellites interfere with radar astronomy
Replies: 1
Views: 2701

Re: Starlink satellites interfere with radar astronomy

Again who cares............

Now don't take that the wrong way, we do, I do, you do but in reality no one who "matters" the people with the money do :(
by skyhawk
Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: Where to Look
Replies: 4
Views: 1948

Re: Where to Look

WHY do suppliers of scopes still give people rubbish finders, I prefer a tube assembly and then ADD what I want, get a red dot finder £14 from China or buy re badged in the UK for £40, I have three of these and they are Celestron/Skywatcher etc re named https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4-Reticle-Reflex-Do...
by skyhawk
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Forthcoming meetings and events
Topic: 6 Public Lectures in Kent in 2013 Dr David Mannion
Replies: 7
Views: 4756

Re: 6 Public Lectures in Kent in 2013 Dr David Mannion

Dear Skyhawk There are at least 10 astronomical societies in Wales go to https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/advice/amateur-astronomy-societies-uk-ireland/ and also The Federation of Astronomical Societies lists over 200 in the UK see http://fedastro.org.uk/fas/members/members-a-z/. best wishes Davi...
by skyhawk
Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Forthcoming meetings and events
Topic: 6 Public Lectures in Kent in 2013 Dr David Mannion
Replies: 7
Views: 4756

Re: 6 Public Lectures in Kent in 2013 Dr David Mannion

It really is amazing how there is never EVER anything in Wales by anyone


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by skyhawk
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Orion
Replies: 7
Views: 1498

Re: Orion

I think we! are being far too critical here, it is a great shot with a camera not £000's of pounds of top end gear
by skyhawk
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Shrinking pupils
Replies: 6
Views: 1655

Re: Shrinking pupils

It isn't that simple what about coatings on scopes etc
by skyhawk
Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Shrinking pupils
Replies: 6
Views: 1655

Re: Shrinking pupils

How do you measure them other than a compass in thee eye !
by skyhawk
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Tasco "Zip" 8X30 binocular
Replies: 3
Views: 968

Re: Tasco "Zip" 8X30 binocular

Actually they are on ebay for £20 plus, like everything quality depending
by skyhawk
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Opticron "Oasis" 8X24 binocular
Replies: 3
Views: 659

Re: Opticron "Oasis" 8X24 binocular

I vouch for opticron as a company. Two years ago I bought a pair, not the best £120, but perfect for me. Why, well 8 years earlier I wrote to them saying that as a single father of three disabled sons I would appreciate it if they had a pair of pre owned/old/returns I could buy my sons and I would b...
by skyhawk
Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Opticron "Oasis" 8X24 binocular
Replies: 3
Views: 659

Re: Opticron "Oasis" 8X24 binocular

Or they knew of a fault you have not seen and just wanted shot. BUT I do find bargains where people have NO idea what they are selling orfor some reason have not bothered to use Google. I am back into film photography and my last enlarger was an Agfa C66 and I wanted to re buy it for my new darkroom...
by skyhawk
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Heavy Pollution
Replies: 1
Views: 862

Re: Heavy Pollution

can you re post it the right way round
by skyhawk
Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Visual Satellite Observing
Topic: Latest Starlink Frightener
Replies: 1
Views: 2521

Re: Latest Starlink Frightener

And you think it will stop there :) :) :)