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Discussion in 'Astronomy & Astrophotography' started by Dawn, Jan 13, 2009.

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    Dawn carpe diem-ing Forum Host

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    Adrian came home today with a serious pair of binoculars he found in a second-hand camera shop.

    I've been out looking at Orion - it appears so close I could reach out and touch it. :thumbsup:

    Steven says he saw a small nebula. :yes:
     
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    Did anyone see any space ships out there :unsure:
     
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    Not yet but I may pop back out later to have a look.
     
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    Look for ET too, he still hasn't paid that phone bill :lol:
     
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    funnily after reading my January edition of sky at night magazine :unsure: i was thinking of getting some binoclears- is it venus that's really bright at the moment- think its SSW or something
     
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    we were looking at that tonight - it's soooo bright.
     
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    Adrian took the dog out for a late night walk last night to look at the moon. :lol:
     
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    cool - yes - Venus is sooooooooooooo bright at the moment looks like a car headlight
     
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    Adrian is talking about starter telescopes. :unsure:

    He was a bit nervous last night that I would complain he'd blown the Disney fund again on the binoculars. I told him we were carpe diem-ing and went outside in my jammies to test them. :lol:
     
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    :thumbsup:

    don't buy a cheap telescope - the binos are so much better and more portable - I like the carpe dieming but though :D
     
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    We have a tripod for the camera now too. :D

    We carpe diem-ed a lot on Sunday in Worthing. :lol:
     
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    wicked - i am already getting ideas for what you can do when its next clear :D
     
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    Love the Carpe Diem . If i had done a trip report in 2003 it would have been called that. Best friend died say no more.

    Can we have a picture of you with the binns and maybe the penguin hat.
     
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    hi - what type of binoculars would be best to see this stuff?
     
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    :brightidea:we have binoculars!
     
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    How funny! When I read your first post, my question was: Is the Disney fund in jeopary?

    :lol:
     
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    10x50's are best - I bought mine for (9.99 from lidls and they are all you need - don't go bonkers on price - when they are next on sale at lidls i will post a thread
     
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    Head teacher says I'm allowed to borrow the Space books from the school library. :D
     
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    Turn left at orion is a belting book for beginners
     
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    And we're definitely off to Greenwich at half term. :D

    And I'll tell Adrian about that castle place too.
     

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