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Dawn
17-01-2009, 01:45 PM
I'm in the garden cutting down the dead holly tree and Adrian appears behind me.

Adrian: "I'm just popping out can you come in with Steven as he doesn't want to go with me"

Me: "Where are you going?"

Adrian: "Carpe diem"




And he's gone.





I strongly suspect that by the end of today we will own a telescope.:thumbsup:

Dizneyblonde
17-01-2009, 01:47 PM
LOL i'm loving that phrase at the moment!

Your holiday fund isn't doing well again isit with all this 'carpe dieming' going on!

keith
17-01-2009, 01:48 PM
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO now I'm going to be refreshing the forum all day until he gets back and you tell us all!

Dawn
17-01-2009, 01:49 PM
We'll pay for it somehow. The money from my temp job is going into the fund so that will help. Not worrying about money anymore. You can't take it with you and Steven is provided for with our life insurance.

Dawn
17-01-2009, 02:39 PM
He's back. :unsure:

Dawn
17-01-2009, 02:40 PM
With a large box. :D

Taja
17-01-2009, 02:51 PM
So...

...What's in the box? :unsure:

Don't keep us in suspense! :lol:

Dawn
17-01-2009, 02:56 PM
Well I don't know where the heck it's going to go but we now own a telescope. :lol:

Tink
17-01-2009, 02:57 PM
LOLOLOL! As if that's a surprise! LOLOLOL!

Enjoy yourselves! :yes: Steven will surely benefit from it too. :yes:

mumof2
17-01-2009, 02:58 PM
wooooooo how exciting! :applaudit:

Taja
17-01-2009, 02:59 PM
You'll figure it out! :lol:

It's nice that you've found an activity all of you enjoy. :thumbsup:

Dawn
17-01-2009, 03:06 PM
Steven's well into it already. :lol:

Dr Chris says we'll be able to see Saturn's rings now. :wavehands:

Britchick
17-01-2009, 03:26 PM
woohoo!!!

keith
17-01-2009, 03:30 PM
WOOHOO!!!!!! Im jealous again now, which one did you get?

Deb
17-01-2009, 03:38 PM
Woohoo!! How exciting!! Now I'm not the only one around here with a new telescope (and no idea what to do with it :unsure: thank goodness for Dr Chris :thumbsup: ).

Oh, I forgot about your new telescope Keith :D

keith
17-01-2009, 03:40 PM
Oh, I forgot about your new telescope Keith :D

I bet mine's the best :D

Britchick
17-01-2009, 03:41 PM
now all you need is a shed with a sliding roof!

Dawn
17-01-2009, 04:00 PM
We have a shed. Perhaps we could convert to a sliding roof. :lol:

The next carpe diem thing will have to wait now. Steven will need a proper piano sooner rather than later.

Dawn
17-01-2009, 04:01 PM
Oh yeah the telescope. :lol:

It's a Skywatcher Evostar 90 - the man in the shop said it's the ideal one for starters and was in our budget. Dr Chris says Saturn is within our reach now.

It's very big even for a small one. :unsure:

Claire
17-01-2009, 04:31 PM
Can you use it for neighbourhood watch type stuff?

Dawn
17-01-2009, 04:36 PM
I don't live in the type of neighbourhood that you would want to watch. :bugeye:

Britchick
17-01-2009, 04:53 PM
once we had a pair of night vision goggles at our disposal , we looked upon the local play park at night :jawdrop:

Skywatcher
17-01-2009, 04:58 PM
:thumbsup: well done guys - it will take a while to get the best out of it - the trick is not to expect too much too soon - top magnification will ne about 150-200x which is great and will show you some nice views on the moon which should probably be your first target - that and venus which is nice at the moment and if you watch it over the next few weeks you can watch it change into a lovely crescent- if you can tell me what the numbers are on your eye pieces and the focal length of the scope ( should be written on the scope ) I will tell you what magnifications you have at your disposal already -

Dizneyblonde
17-01-2009, 05:35 PM
If it's as windy there as it is here then i'm sure you will spot a few unidentified flying objects tonight!

josh.p.
17-01-2009, 06:00 PM
That is awesome :D WE WANT SPACE PICS!

Hex
17-01-2009, 07:34 PM
Oops, I did it again... :)

SkyWatcher Evostar 90 with an EQ2 mount...

This one: http://www.sussex-astronomy-centre.co.uk/record-cards/sky-watcher/t_astro_evostar_90_eq2.htm

It's very cloudy tonight, but I did manage to spot a few faint stars a couple of times. The Met Office website currently claims that tomorrow evening should have clear skys in our local area, so we shall see how we go then :)

The Equitorial mount looks horribly complicated at first glance, but I think i am getting the hang of it now... so many knobs and twiddly bits to play with! Now we just have to find a good place to store it when not in use...

Britchick
17-01-2009, 07:36 PM
must resist............

Dawn
18-01-2009, 08:22 AM
Ideal starter telescope...


Carpe diem :wink:

Britchick
18-01-2009, 10:22 AM
Ideal starter telescope...


Carpe diem :wink:

i'm saving up for a camera lens :yes: that is a bloomin big carpe diem!! i wish the other members of the family were as keen, then i could buy one for them.......

Skywatcher
18-01-2009, 05:20 PM
must resist............

http://www.writingshop.ws/assets/images/Borg-Intro.jpg

Britchick
18-01-2009, 05:22 PM
http://www.writingshop.ws/assets/images/Borg-Intro.jpg

maybe i could convince one of the kids that they want a telescope for their birthday:unsure:

Skywatcher
18-01-2009, 05:26 PM
TBH the fist thing I would do is just get some Bino's - have you got any they dont even have to be good ones

Britchick
18-01-2009, 05:34 PM
TBH the fist thing I would do is just get some Bino's - have you got any they dont even have to be good ones

that's what i'm thinking- i have argos vouchers i need to use by mid feb and some nectar points too, can you recommend me some from there please. :worship:

Skywatcher
18-01-2009, 05:37 PM
sure will have a look. I would prepare yourself hun , I am just talking Dawn through her first look at venus and she sounds pretty excited.

Dawn
18-01-2009, 05:38 PM
Been out looking at Venus with our new toy. :bugeye:

You can see it's not a sphere and it's not a star.

Dawn
18-01-2009, 05:39 PM
Will have to get used to taking glasses off before clashing with eyepiece though. :lol:

Britchick
18-01-2009, 05:43 PM
there are some telescopes on argos site too:unsure:

Britchick
18-01-2009, 05:45 PM
what about these?

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/2776064/Trail/searchtext%3EBINOCULARS.htm

Skywatcher
18-01-2009, 05:46 PM
don't ever ever buy telescopes from argos!!!!!!!!!

mine are bresser 10x50 binos 9.99 from lidls but a bit more from some other retailers - most of my astro buddies have these.

see if I can find them on a site

Dawn
18-01-2009, 05:47 PM
Wow and a camera to take space photos too. :bugeye:

Skywatcher
18-01-2009, 05:48 PM
what about these?

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/2776064/Trail/searchtext%3EBINOCULARS.htm

you do like playing dress up don't you

Britchick
18-01-2009, 05:48 PM
don't ever ever buy telescopes from argos!!!!!!!!!



ok :sorry:

Dawn
18-01-2009, 05:49 PM
You can see stars that aren't there!!!!!! :bugeye:

Stars that you can't see with the naked eye - there's bazillions of them out there.

Boy may have to starve tonight. :lol:

Skywatcher
18-01-2009, 05:53 PM
Dawn your first purchase should probably be one of these

http://www.telescopesplus.co.uk/moreinfo.php/Accessories/Barlow_Lenses/Celestron_Omni_1.25_in_-_2x/3207

it goes between the eyepiece and the scope and doubles the magnification - effectively if you have 2 eyepieces it will give you the choice of 4 magnifications rather than 2

Brit

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/BRESSER-10x50-Binoculars-BRAND-NEW-in-Box_W0QQitemZ280296614573QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Pho tography_Binoculars_ET?hash=item280296614573&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1301%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C 240%3A1318

These are the ones I have - most retailers seem to have them for this or you can wait for lidls to get another shipment - they do them every 6 months or so - usually sell out within 24 hours though

Britchick
18-01-2009, 05:57 PM
thanks, what would i be able to see with that magnification binoculars?

what mag is the telescope Dawn bought?

Skywatcher
18-01-2009, 05:59 PM
they are 10x and you will be able to see stuff you can't see with the naked eye -

telescopes aren't a set magnification the magnification you see depends on the eyepice you put in the end. the maximum magnification you can push a telescope to is effectively 50x per inch of aperture so for dawns 3.5 inch it is between 150 - 200 x is the top magnification

Dawn
18-01-2009, 06:00 PM
what mag is the telescope Dawn bought?

See now you're asking techy stuff.

I can see bigger things with it. :D

Dawn
18-01-2009, 06:01 PM
Dawn your first purchase should probably be one of these

http://www.telescopesplus.co.uk/moreinfo.php/Accessories/Barlow_Lenses/Celestron_Omni_1.25_in_-_2x/3207

it goes between the eyepiece and the scope and doubles the magnification - effectively if you have 2 eyepieces it will give you the choice of 4 magnifications rather than 2



Got one with the telescope - we were using it just now. ::thumbsup:

Britchick
18-01-2009, 06:03 PM
will i be able to see the change in shape of venus this month with binoclears?

Deb
18-01-2009, 06:21 PM
I STILL haven't seen Venus through my brand spanking (Chris, don't focus on that word :rolleyes3: ) new telescope :sigh: We are having torrential storms here tonight, and last night, and it seems like forever :cry1:

Think I shall have to move house to Dawn's or Skywatcher's place :yes: Have you room for two telescopes Dawn? :unsure: Oh, and another dog? And 2 cats? :unsure:

Dawn
18-01-2009, 06:39 PM
I have an empty shed at the moment. :unsure:

Hex
18-01-2009, 06:43 PM
Venus was cool!

Using the maximum magnification (skywatcher: using the x2 Barlow lens and the 10mm eyepiece), and a moon filter we could easily see it...

It looked like a small version of 3/4 moon :biggrin:

Deb
18-01-2009, 06:44 PM
Ooooo, that's an option. Cats can maintain it's mouse free status :thumbsup:

I have seen squirrels and jays through my 'scope today. Not very universal but a LOT more closer than through binockers :thumbsup: Sammy Squirrel has a broken toenail :unsure:

keith
18-01-2009, 06:45 PM
Perhaps we should start the bidding for Dawn/Hex's spare shed !

Deb
18-01-2009, 06:47 PM
Perhaps we should start the bidding for Dawn/Hex's spare shed !

Yes, and we'll just move down there and all the bad weather will move down there, and the good weather somewhere else....

Perhaps we just need to be ready to go to wherever the clear skies are. Anyone here got a helicopter?

Skywatcher
18-01-2009, 06:50 PM
pah clouding over here - how is it with you Dawn - shame as orion should be a bit higher by now.

No you wouldn't see the changing phases of venus at 10x but you can see star clusters, comets, the andromeda galaxy as a milky smudge and the bright nebulas. - helps you learn your way around - portable and cheap.

the magnification thing - each eyepiece ( thing you stick in the end) has its own focal length in mm and the telescope hasa focal length as well - to get the magnification you divide the focal length of the telescope by the focal length of the eyepiece

i.e if your telescope hs a FL of 800 mm ( writen on the side) and the eyepiece has 32mm written on it then the maginification is 800/32 = 25x magnification

if you stick a 2x barlow between the scope and the eyepiece you will get 50x magnification

as you get into the hobby you will want a greater range of magnifications - more isn't always best and if you overmagnify an object it will appear feint and blurred and wobbly - some of the best detail I have seen on jupiter was at 125x - pushin it up to x200 made it bigger but i could no longer see the red spot

As you get more into it - you will learn to 'see' and you will start to see more detail - takes a while tough

you will never see any detail on venus but you will see its phase

wdwgrandma
18-01-2009, 06:51 PM
Ok, folks... Now you have me missing my telescope.

Dawn
18-01-2009, 06:52 PM
You're talking that other language again. :geekon:

I promise I will learn all this stuff.

Skywatcher
18-01-2009, 06:55 PM
Perhaps we should start the bidding for Dawn/Hex's spare shed !

sorry only people with telescopes in this thread :wink:

Skywatcher
18-01-2009, 06:56 PM
You're talking that other language again. :geekon:

I promise I will learn all this stuff.

:geekon:

Honey i am only just starting :D

Dawn
18-01-2009, 06:59 PM
Ah but Keith does have a telescope. :point:

Skywatcher
18-01-2009, 06:59 PM
Venus was cool!

Using the maximum magnification (skywatcher: using the x2 Barlow lens and the 10mm eyepiece), and a moon filter we could easily see it...

It looked like a small version of 3/4 moon :biggrin:

awesome - good idea using the filter as its so bright you will get some chromatic aberation ( :geekon: ) this is the purple fringe you get - that is the reason my scope is smaller at 80mm but cost about twice the price as it has special lenses to correct for this for the purposes of taking pics.

over the next few weeks keep an eye as venus will get a lot bigger and more crescenty.

keith
18-01-2009, 07:02 PM
sorry only people with telescopes in this thread :wink:

:cry2: you're a meanie

Skywatcher
18-01-2009, 07:04 PM
I am making a fair and well reasoned point :wink:

seriously how tempted are you right at this minute :D

Britchick
18-01-2009, 07:04 PM
:cry2: you're a meanie

what about binoclears? i thought you'd bought Chris's anyway?

Dawn
18-01-2009, 07:05 PM
If I put a sliding roof on the shed can I increase the rent?

keith
18-01-2009, 07:05 PM
what about binoclears? i thought you'd bought Chris's anyway?

is there a breaks down on the floor sobbing and screaming ITS NOT FAIR smiley?

Skywatcher
18-01-2009, 07:07 PM
is there a breaks down on the floor sobbing and screaming ITS NOT FAIR smiley?

:dozey:

Britchick
18-01-2009, 07:08 PM
is there a breaks down on the floor sobbing and screaming ITS NOT FAIR smiley?

what did i say :unsure:

Skywatcher
18-01-2009, 07:10 PM
what did i say :unsure:

He didn't carpe his diem

keith
18-01-2009, 07:10 PM
what did i say :unsure:

I don't have a proper telescope yet sadly :cry2: I'm still looking around and pondering and learning and procrastinating and and and :D

Britchick
18-01-2009, 07:12 PM
He didn't carpe his diem


ooo er missus


I don't have a proper telescope yet sadly :cry2: I'm still looking around and pondering and learning and procrastinating and and and :D

oh, do you have binoclears though?

Hex
18-01-2009, 07:13 PM
I also saw the open-cluster in the Taurus constellation: the Pleiades...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pleiades_(star_cluster) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pleiades_%28star_cluster%29)

britchick, this one is quite bright and can be just made out with the naked eye on a clear night. I found it using binoculars a few days ago and you can definatly see a distinct shape and just about see the seperation into several close stars.

When I found it in the telescope a while ago I could see far more detail and the major stars distinctly separate. Could not see the blue nebula glow you see in a lot of photos of this cluster, I suspect that only comes with far more powerful scopes and long exposure times on a camera...

It was very cool though :biggrin:

keith
18-01-2009, 07:14 PM
oh, do you have binoclears though?

no sniff

Skywatcher
18-01-2009, 07:20 PM
I also saw the open-cluster in the Taurus constellation: the Pleiades...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pleiades_(star_cluster) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pleiades_%28star_cluster%29)

britchick, this one is quite bright and can be just made out with the naked eye on a clear night. I found it using binoculars a few days ago and you can definatly see a distinct shape and just about see the seperation into several close stars.

When I found it in the telescope a while ago I could see far more detail and the major stars distinctly separate. Could not see the blue nebula glow you see in a lot of photos of this cluster, I suspect that only comes with far more powerful scopes and long exposure times on a camera...

It was very cool though :biggrin:

Awesome this is a lovely cluster - looks like a mini plough and is also called the 7 sisters - you wont see the nebulosity unless you have a biggie ( 16 inches or so!! ) but you can on photos

Your next best shot over the next few days is the orion nebula - aim high between his legs and you will see some grey smokey fuzz - use a low magnification - let the scope cool down for about an hour before you use it and let yourself become properly dark adapted for about 20 minutes - the longer you lookthe more detail you will see - just popping out from a well lit living room for a quick peek will rarely let you see much

Saturn will be Ok in a few weeks but you may not be able to see the rings this year :( unfortunately every 15 years the rings are edge on to us and its this year which is a real shame as that wil BLOW YOUR MIND when you do see it you will easily be able to see 4-5 of his moons though and its cool watching them orbit

Skywatcher
18-01-2009, 07:22 PM
no sniff

I am, and have been for some considerable time, happy to be your personal shopper in this regard, as you are well aware :D

My only reservation is I have no doubt that given a bit of time you will be creating far superior images to me.

Britchick
18-01-2009, 07:22 PM
stop it you lot! i don't think we'd see much from the garden anyway- too bright out the front ............. but we do go off camping a lot in the summer

what about this one?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Skywatcher-Sky-Watcher-130PM_W0QQitemZ270332101894QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_T elescopes?hash=item270332101894&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1300%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C 240%3A1318

keith
18-01-2009, 07:23 PM
I am, and have been for some considerable time, happy to be your personal shopper in this regard, as you are well aware :D

My only reservation is I have no doubt that given a bit of time you will be creating far superior images to me.

I'm flattered but very doubtful that would happen.

Argh though, I need a time slowing down machine to try and fit everything in

Skywatcher
18-01-2009, 07:25 PM
Its a nice scope i like skywatchers but as I have said before what do you want to do with it - just have a quick look or take photos?

Decide what you want to lok at , what you want to do visual / photography - do you want it computerised and motor driven?

decide on your budget and let me know I will give you some choices but don't just rush out there

That said hex got a good one , but he did go to an astronomy shop and not jessops and certainly not argos or a toy shop

Skywatcher
18-01-2009, 07:26 PM
[quote="britchick, post: 96495"]stop it you lot! i don't think we'd see much from the garden anyway- too bright out the front


I have 5 sodium lights blazing into my front garden and 3 in my back!

keith
18-01-2009, 07:27 PM
I know for sure I want to do photography with whatever I end up getting

Skywatcher
18-01-2009, 07:28 PM
I'm flattered but very doubtful that would happen.

Argh though, I need a time slowing down machine to try and fit everything in

I have no doubt however you have all the requisite neurotiscisms, and are aready very advanced in the self deprication front when it comes to your pics - you have that 'retentive' edge that will make you a fine imager I have no doubt at all

and you will become one

oh yes

Carpe Diem Keith

:wink:

keith
18-01-2009, 07:33 PM
I have no doubt however you have all the requisite neurotiscisms, and are aready very advanced in the self deprication front when it comes to your pics - you have that 'retentive' edge that will make you a fine imager I have no doubt at all

Well I'm also a night guy, 11pm -> 5am the best time for me. I also have some really cracking low light photography equipment with nice large light gathering sensor "pixels". So yeah, I feel certain that once the equipment is obtained, I'll be addicted



Carpe Diem Keith


If only the bank manager felt the same way :(

Dawn
18-01-2009, 07:34 PM
I'm not commenting about looking between Orion's leg. :nono:

Can I see into the Delta Quandrant with this scope?

Deb
18-01-2009, 08:14 PM
I'm not commenting about between Orion's legs either. I didn't know it was that kind of hobby. Though the magnification could come in handy :unsure:

Don't put a sliding roof on your shed Dawn. I have to sleep there.

What is SO frustrating is that on a clear night there is so much you can see from here. I was away working this week. It happened to be a clear night and I was in Cumbria looking at the Moon, and the edge that was in shadow that Skywatcher had told me was the best bit to look at and thinking "wow, that would be good with my new 'scope" :sigh:

Methinks this astronomy thing is going to be HUGELY addictive...as well as taking ages to learn....it's ok, gonna be here till I'm 109 or so :D

Maybe we could have a Secrets Astronomy weekend meet??? :)

keith
18-01-2009, 08:15 PM
Maybe we could have a Secrets Astronomy weekend meet??? :)

even I would be tempted by that :lol:

Deb
18-01-2009, 08:22 PM
even I would be tempted by that :lol:


Ooooh, all those scopes you could borrow Keith! I'm sure there'd be a long line for yours :yes:

KelBelle
18-01-2009, 08:24 PM
:tongue: Boo !!

keith
18-01-2009, 08:24 PM
Ooooh, all those scopes you could borrow Keith! I'm sure there'd be a long line for yours :yes:

Mine doubles as a magnifying scope for spies as well so there! (not sure why spies NEED magnifying but if they do, I'm your man)

Britchick
18-01-2009, 08:26 PM
did someone say that Skywatcher was going to host a secrets astrology weekend at his place? wow :point:

keith
18-01-2009, 08:28 PM
did someone say that Skywatcher was going to host a secrets astrology weekend at his place? wow :point:

ooo there's a thought! there's a geocache right outside that I want to hit too :D

Hex
18-01-2009, 08:29 PM
Sorry Keith, we seem to be usurping your site for the purpose of amatuer astronomy... whats this "disney" thing all about anyway? sounds odd to me :biggrin:

At this rate you might as well set up another forum/sub-forum related to the cameras & photography one for star gazing / astronomy :-)

keith
18-01-2009, 08:31 PM
Sorry Keith, we seem to be usurping your site for the purpose of amatuer astronomy... whats this "disney" thing all about anyway? sounds odd to me :biggrin:

At this rate you might as well set up another forum/sub-forum related to the cameras & photography one for star gazing / astronomy :-)

Well we did always say if there got too many posts about it in the general hobbies bit we'd setup a specific subforum. Happy to do that if you like :D

Hex
18-01-2009, 08:38 PM
Well, it does seem to be a growing interest / temptation among various members of the board...

Skywatcher will have to be Master Of The Universe, and the rest of us his minions :biggrin:

Skywatcher
18-01-2009, 08:42 PM
:unsure:

OK been putting the kids to bed so missed a bit of this

1. I had no intention of taking over a Disney forum with this - disney is the heart and soul of this place, I shall keep everything in the hobbies section - please shout if it becomes too much and i'll tone it down.

2. The biggest frustration when you start out is the weather and will continue to be so - it is unfortunately one of the worst countries in the world for star gazing as we get so much cloud :cry2: try not to let it get to you

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3127/2862732867_2417af277d.jpg?v=0

3. Astrology is what mystic meg does :mad:

4. anyone is welcome anytime if you are down south to have a look through my scope all you have to do is PM me and I'd be honoured to help.

keith
18-01-2009, 08:44 PM
Well, it does seem to be a growing interest / temptation among various members of the board...

ok well it has its own subforum now :D So you'll all have to post otherwise it'll look all empty


Skywatcher will have to be Master Of The Universe, and the rest of us his minions :biggrin:

no change there then!

Deb
18-01-2009, 08:45 PM
Before I go and have a peep at the new subsection...you're looking handsome in that photo you posted Skywatcher ;)

keith
18-01-2009, 08:47 PM
1. I had no intention of taking over a Disney forum with this - disney is the heart and soul of this place, I shall keep everything in the hobbies section - please shout if it becomes too much and i'll tone it down.


Sir Skywatcher, I know all too well how much you care :yes: but I completely and totally assure you that we're all loving the astronomy posts and learning a lot in the process. We don't want less, we want MORE! :D

How often in life do we get the chance to look outside the mundane day to day and find whole new wonders waiting for us even without leaving our gardens.

So no need to tone anything down (as if we'd let you anyway :D )

Deb
18-01-2009, 08:55 PM
Sir Skywatcher, I know all too well how much you care :yes: but I completely and totally assure you that we're all loving the astronomy posts and learning a lot in the process. We don't want less, we want MORE! :D

How often in life do we get the chance to look outside the mundane day to day and find whole new wonders waiting for us even without leaving our gardens.

So no need to tone anything down (as if we'd let you anyway :D )

Hear hear!!!! I'd be so confused and intimidated about this stuff if it weren't for you Skywatcher! It'syour passion for this that got us thinking a telescope would be wonderful and not just a nice-to-have! Now I'm finding it hard to get the time to really learn this it's you that's making me feel it's ok to treat this as a journey and not just something I have to rush at.

It's just a shame you look like Grampa Simpson but her, no-one's perfect.

And thanks Keith for the new sub forum!! :D

Britchick
18-01-2009, 08:57 PM
i really do find it fascinating, honest! :yes::hug2:

josh.p.
18-01-2009, 09:48 PM
:unsure:

OK been putting the kids to bed so missed a bit of this

1. I had no intention of taking over a Disney forum with this - disney is the heart and soul of this place, I shall keep everything in the hobbies section - please shout if it becomes too much and i'll tone it down.

:slap: You are not taking a disney forum with this- I love hearing about it, and I'm sure tons of other people do- it's just so fascinating thinking it's all out there!! Wierd, I know, but when I look at the pics I find myself thinking about space all night!

Dizneyblonde
18-01-2009, 10:18 PM
Ok so i tried to resisit but i've just dusted off the set of bins i've had in the cupboard for years to see if they are any good.I think Jack would love to see what's in the sky.

It says 8x30,wide angle 8.5,149m at 1000m on them so are they ok for seeing stuff in the sky?
They are Greenkat's if that helps!

Dawn
19-01-2009, 07:40 AM
i really do find it fascinating, honest! :yes::hug2:

Even though you called it Astrology 2 pages back? :point:

My new planned seating area in the garden when the greenhouse is moved has now been commandeered as an observation platform.:unsure:

Skywatcher
19-01-2009, 08:03 AM
ok as long as its not decking - son't set up on decking - s'all wobbly

OK I shall consider myself told off - on I shall continue - if we ever ever get a clear night again of course

Skywatcher
19-01-2009, 08:05 AM
oh and those bins are fine you can see lots through those :thumbsup:

Dawn
19-01-2009, 08:17 AM
ok as long as its not decking - son't set up on decking - s'all wobbly

OK I shall consider myself told off - on I shall continue - if we ever ever get a clear night again of course


No it's paved. Already paved as it's currently the base for the greenhouse. Plan this year is to fill in my hole and move the greenhouse down there out of the way of boy and dog and then used ready-made patio as, well a patio.

New plan now. :lol:

Skywatcher
19-01-2009, 04:19 PM
Master Of The Universe, and the rest of us his minions :biggrin:


Master of the universe - hmm a big title to live up to and frankly I don't have the physique of He man - have a similar hair do to skeletor though

Britchick
19-01-2009, 07:13 PM
Even though you called it Astrology 2 pages back? :point:



did i? :lol: never meant to!!! I wondered why Chris put something about that!!