Thanks, The man must be having a long sleep.:tongue0011-1:Originally Posted by britchick, post: 53971
OK guys - well done really grat you are watching it - Jupiter certainly wouldn't have been up at 7 am - whre in the sky were you looking :uncertain: may have been Venus at that time
No moon as its a 'new moon' at the moment so no bits of her are pointing at the sun - start to see a crescent early evening by the end of the week cloud allowing
I told everyone at work to go out and see the ISS but they all looked at me like I was mad.
OK, we're hooked, just brought my boy a telescope, Nanny & Grandad can give it to him for his birthday!!
Just a cheap one to begin with, £25 from Argos
I did stand in Costco at the weekend looking at one with auto tracking but decided £120 was far to much money to spend at the moment.
Here is a link to all the photos I took on Friday evening.
They are pretty poor, but I am strangely proud of them as a first ever set of space photos. They can only get better
Mate there is nothing wrong with them at all - TBH I'm not a fan of the 25 quid jobbies from argos - might be worth puttinh it on a normal photogrraphic tripod as the mounts they provide are pretty shakey - should be ok for the moon at low magnifications though - hopefully itr will do enough to inspire him to take it up seriously
Originally Posted by Skywatcher, post: 54100
Thats the idea. If he likes it we can always upgrade