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Discussion in 'Astronomy & Astrophotography' started by Britchick, Jan 21, 2009.

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    don't get toooooooooooo excited Chris............but one of Jon's friends is bringing around a telescope for me to have a play with tonight and he's gonna leave it for me to have a go with!!!!

    apparently i can hook it up to the laptop and take pictures and you press a button and it takes you to wear you want to be


    and i watched a programme about the hubble telescope last night and know about dark matter and dark something else and about the 'rip'

    how cool am i :happydance::tralala::tralala::tralala:
     
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    ooo I think I saw the same programme on hubble last night!

    Cant wait to see what photos you get!
     
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    it's cloudy tonight so don't think much hope for tonight.

    what was the dark something else Keith

    and what is the name of the new telescope that will be launched in 2013?
     
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    Cloudy here too.

    :mental:
     
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    oh girl, you are waaaaaay cool! :yes:
     
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    You are wicked cool woman!!

    Not that I understood a word you said, mind. :unsure:
     
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    ok that sounds good - what have you got ? give me :geekon: details

    so .....:unsure: does that make Keith the ONLY person without a telescope???
     
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    The James Webb I think :unsure:
     
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    Dark Energy I presume as well
     
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    I had a dream last night that I was trying to look between Orion's legs but every time I got a look the teacher I'm working with kept adjusting my focus. I got very cross with her but she told me off for trying to look at Orion's boy bits.

    I haven't discussed this with said teacher - I like her and don't want her to be scared of me.
     
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    :unsure:

    best keep some tings to yourself.

    they are impressive bits, though they are better if you photograph them :D
     
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    it is a celestron nexstar 130, of course it's blimmin raining :thumbsdown:
     
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    Ok I nearly got one of those a 5 inch reflector on the SLT Alt Az mount - big plastic arm holding one side slightly curved.

    nice starter scope - :unsure: not sure what he means about taking photos - has he given you a modified webcam to go along with it then?
     
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    there is some sort of card with it that i can put in and download some software to my laptop and hey presto- i'll tell you exactly when Jon has read the instructions!!!
     
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    Very!

    The only thing I've understood so far is Hubble telescope! :lol:
     
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    did he tell you it would take pics you can control it with the laptop but i'd control it with the handset TBH
     
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    i think so, i was baffled once we got onto that tbh, it looks quite clear out there so we're just going to eat then go out and have a look,
     
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    If you can see venus - put in the time and date, pick your nearest city - TBH London would probably do and align on it using 'solar system align' find venus in the eyepiece and click enter and it should keep a track on it for you
     
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    not lat,long etc and then find venus?
     

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