Search found 61 matches

by trynda1701
Sun Sep 29, 2013 7:42 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Optus 20-60x60mm Spotting Scope at Aldi for £9.99!
Replies: 8
Views: 3710

Optus 20-60x60mm Spotting Scope at Aldi for £9.99!

According to someone over on the Stargazers Lounge forum... http://stargazerslounge.com/topic/195973-optus-20-60x60mm-scope-%C2%A3999/ ...there is an Optus spotting scope going half price for a tenner! Anyone tried one of these out? Is this on a par with the Lidl binoculars of the past? At a tenner,...
by trynda1701
Wed Jul 03, 2013 6:04 pm
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: Advice on Binoculars
Replies: 14
Views: 6080

Re: Advice on Binoculars

Steve

At the links to the monopod and trigger-grip ball-head, the link to the adapter links to the monopod again.

Mark
by trynda1701
Tue Jun 18, 2013 4:36 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: LIDL 8X60 Binoculars
Replies: 1
Views: 1733

Re: LIDL 8X60 Binoculars

Have a look at this thread for comments and thoughts.

http://forum.popastro.com/viewtopic.php ... 88#p103188

Mark
by trynda1701
Tue Jun 18, 2013 4:33 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Bresser 8x60 binoculars at Lidl (13/6-19/06/13)
Replies: 40
Views: 25464

Re: Bresser 8x60 binoculars at Lidl (13/6-19/06/13)

Here's some thoughts on the 8x60's at Lidl. First off, here's a comment made bu user Ken31 on the Stargazers Lounge forum, in the Astro Lounge sub forum, in the thread entitled "Lidl 8x60 Binoculars" by RyanL . Right then. Based on my two previous reviews, here's the low-down (compared wit...
by trynda1701
Fri Jun 14, 2013 10:42 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Bresser 8x60 binoculars at Lidl (13/6-19/06/13)
Replies: 40
Views: 25464

Re: Bresser 8x60 binoculars at Lidl (13/6-19/06/13)

Heads up to anyone going to have a look at these binoculars, they aren't actually available in Lidl until Monday 17th June. I was in looking for something else from the leaflet and they aren't in till Monday either! This isn't clear on the leaflet, but can be seen on the Lidl web site. Thanks for yo...
by trynda1701
Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:05 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Bresser 8x60 binoculars at Lidl (13/6-19/06/13)
Replies: 40
Views: 25464

Re: Bresser 8x60 binoculars at Lidl (13/6-19/06/13)

@ David No way do my eyes open to 7.5mm! Having just passed the big 5-0 last year, that's not surprising! I read elsewhere about someone saying that Lidl had done a 10x50 binocular a few years ago for about 15GBP but they weren't up to much and had to be refunded. I myself currently use what are lab...
by trynda1701
Wed Jun 12, 2013 2:46 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Bresser 8x60 binoculars at Lidl (13/6-19/06/13)
Replies: 40
Views: 25464

Bresser 8x60 binoculars at Lidl (13/6-19/06/13)

Following the thread last year about spotting scopes at Aldi here... http://forum.popastro.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=17204 ...I thought I would post the following to see what the binocular experts on this forum think. From this Thursday (13th June) to next Wednesday (19th June) Lidl in the UK have...
by trynda1701
Thu May 02, 2013 1:37 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: PanSTARRS is still around!
Replies: 3
Views: 1029

Re: PanSTARRS is still around!

Nice picture, Robin. 8) 8) 8) 8)

Is that two distinct tails I see, the main dust tail at the vertical, and a faint ion tail at the 'seven o'clock' position?

Mark
by trynda1701
Wed May 01, 2013 7:26 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Jessops spotting scope and binoculars
Replies: 50
Views: 22092

Re: Jessops spotting scope and binoculars

Hi David

It seems as if Jessops prices vary as much as petrol prices!

What make and model spotting scope do you have? It's a pity there isn't somewhere like "The Binocular Sky" site for spotting scopes that could be used astronomically.

Mark
by trynda1701
Wed May 01, 2013 7:02 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Jessops spotting scope and binoculars
Replies: 50
Views: 22092

Re: Jessops spotting scope and binoculars

I dare anyone to have a look on the Jessop site today for the current price of a 20-60x80 zoom spotting scope!

£159.99! :shock:

Is that the same model you bought, Mr Feist? Have you had a chance to test your bargain ( :roll: ) on the night sky properly?

Mark
by trynda1701
Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:04 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Comet Pannstars
Replies: 76
Views: 13877

Re: Comet Pannstars

Managed to find Panstarrs again this evening (Mar 28) after some difficulty with patchy clouds, and because it has faded quite markedly since my last sighting on March 20th. I eventually picked it up forming a handy triangle with Pi and Delta Andromedae in the same 7x50s field of view around 19:35 ...
by trynda1701
Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:46 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Comet Pannstars
Replies: 76
Views: 13877

Re: Comet Pannstars

Best of luck tonight if anyone is fortunate enough to get a clear spell. Not here, cloudy and smirry rain in Central Scotland I'm afraid! :(
by trynda1701
Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:44 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Comet Pannstars
Replies: 76
Views: 13877

Re: Comet Pannstars

Spotted the Comet about 19:17 UT. :) :) :) Using 10x50's, drove to nearby moor with clear western horizon by 19:00 UT. After nearly 20 minutes of scanning, found comet in the twilight with the binocs at 19:17 UT. My observation was very similar to Paul's and Alistair's. Altitude was about two finger...
by trynda1701
Wed Nov 14, 2012 2:39 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Moon occulation of Mercury 14th November 2012
Replies: 1
Views: 986

Moon occulation of Mercury 14th November 2012

I've just noticed that on Stellarium, it shows the just past New Moon occulting Mercury this morning about 9:26GMT in the UK. Anyone going to try attempt to capture it? Moon VERY close to Sun by the looks of it. Take care, and sorry about the abrupt late post. I didn't know about this one at all.
by trynda1701
Tue Dec 02, 2008 1:09 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: LUNAR OCCULTATION OF VENUS DECEMBER 1, 2008
Replies: 54
Views: 15907

After reading Markt' s post I grabbed my binocs, jumped in the car and drove to where I could see the horizon. That clear spell had drifted to my location and I could see the Moon, Venus and Jupiter clearly. I didn't get to see the emergence but the view a few minutes later was still impressive. Th...