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WOW
That looks absolutely stunning :shock:

I definatly want to give it a go :D


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Has anyone received issues 32-35. I was charged for them on 24 Sep and was expecting them on 17 Oct based on previous deliveries? :?
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Hi,
I received those issues yesterday. I've now completed the Uranus phase and it looks great. One point though ... Uranus is tilted yet the orrery uranus has cloud patterns that are horizontal ... or am I being a bit pedantic? :?
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Arrived today so all still seems well. :)
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Puck63 wrote:I received those issues yesterday. I've now completed the Uranus phase and it looks great. One point though ... Uranus is tilted yet the orrery uranus has cloud patterns that are horizontal ... or am I being a bit pedantic? :?
Probably. Expect the same with Neptune. And (I suspect :D ) Pluto is unlikely to move inside Neptune's orbit for it's quarter millennium eccentricity.
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nealeh wrote:Expect the same with Neptune. And (I suspect :D ) Pluto is unlikely to move inside Neptune's orbit for it's quarter millennium eccentricity.
And if there's any kind of collisions those Trojans and Trans Neputunian objects may play up mayhem :roll:
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Is anyone else having problems logging on to view their account on the Model Solar System website?
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Post by Sherlock »

Puck63 wrote:Is anyone else having problems logging on to view their account on the Model Solar System website?
This website was out of order all the last weekend. I hope it will run right now...

This is my first post on this forum, I build this nice orrery for several weeks. I discovered this weekley parts magazine during our last summer holidays in UK...

Sorry for my poor english, I'm not really gifted to learn foreign languages :roll:
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Can anyone give me the website address. I have never been able to find my account. On the website I am familiar with where you can purchase back issues etc. I cannot see any reference to seeing my "account".
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https://193.253.11.20/ACTION?TYPE=CONNECT&CONF=044

You will need your account number and password.
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Took delivery of Neptune this weekend. Unable to build phase though as it uses 5 issues but the cloud patterns are vertical, unlike uranus, so very pleased.
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Post by Astrocomet »

I'm collecting my parts now so when I have enough I will do the whole thing rather than taking it apart every so many weeks to keep adding bits on-I find that much better.

I'm really looking forward to completing this project and I have found putting this together most absorbing and rewarding and I have learned much from it..... :D
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A partially finished orrery on ebay (number 280288746522).

(I'm not the seller) :lol:
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Post by bluenun »

Does anyone know where I can buy the folders with the black plastic pins to hold the issues?

I have one but want to buy 2 more. WHSmiths have all sorts of files and folders but not the type to hold magazines.

I would rather buy them in a shop but if I cannot find them I will ring the subscriptions line and see if I can buy 2 more from them.
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bluenun wrote:I will ring the subscriptions line and see if I can buy 2 more from them.
That's where I got mine from....
Colin James Watling
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https://sites.google.com/site/lyrasociety/
http://www.lyrandgyastronomers.blogspot.com/
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