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Bonjour from French France

Postby spartacus » Sat Aug 26, 2006 8:33 pm

Hi all, I'm another Suffolk lad who's escaped to rural west France where the night sky is black not orange, you'd love it ! I just unpacked my LX10 after 2 years because of the dust involved in turning a granary into a home so it's been binos up 'til now which is a bit embarassing since zoom bins with red/amber coatings are apparently a no no according to what I read whilst a lurker, but maybe that only counts if the sky is orange coz mine are just fine at lower powers though admittedly at full zoom they [u]are[/u] pooh !

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RE: Bonjour from French France

Postby gammalog » Sat Aug 26, 2006 8:50 pm

Bonjour mon ami, bienvenue

You have the honour of being the 1000th person to register with this forum.

So welcome aboard from one Suffolk lad (well an adopted Londoner really) to another.

I have experienced the dark French skies that you refer to. Friends of ours, also from Suffolk, moved down near the Dordorgne. Have been down to see them, and saw the Milky Way like I'd never seen it before, pretty much horizon to horizon.

Dave

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RE: Bonjour from French France

Postby spartacus » Sat Aug 26, 2006 9:40 pm

Merci Dave, don't think I've ever been 1000th at anything 'til now ! The Milky Way is a sight to behold indeed. Snap, my ol' man is west London & the old dear Shepherd's Bush via Scotland !

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RE: Bonjour from French France

Postby jjdemery » Sat Aug 26, 2006 11:20 pm

Welcome number 1000, its good to have another LX10 user on board - I think we are a dying breed!
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RE: Bonjour from French France

Postby big dipper » Sat Aug 26, 2006 11:53 pm

Good to have you on board, 1000. You'll find this to be a very friendly and helpful forum.
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RE: Bonjour from French France

Postby wgater » Sun Aug 27, 2006 9:53 am

Hello Keef,

Welcome to the forum, I'm going to the South of France towards new year so am looking forward to those inky black skies of yours!

Regards

Will

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RE: Bonjour from French France

Postby cookie » Sun Aug 27, 2006 10:26 am

SPARTACUS, I did enjoy that film. VERY WARM WELCOME TO THE FORUM, if the clouds continue to bother me I'll be knocking at your door!!!!!!!

I think you should have had a prezie for being the magical [color=#ff0033]1000.[/color]
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RE: Bonjour from French France

Postby jsc248 » Sun Aug 27, 2006 4:00 pm

Hi Spartacus,
Welcome to the forum, glad to have you aboard.
John.
To me astronomy is looking up and thinking "What the heck is going on up there!!"
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RE: Bonjour from French France

Postby col » Sun Aug 27, 2006 7:03 pm

Warm welcome keef, 1000 th eh? blimey we re getting very big [:D]

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RE: Bonjour from French France

Postby spartacus » Sun Aug 27, 2006 8:26 pm

thanks for the warm welcome !
Margot, prezzie sounds great ! could it be something pertaining to 1000mm ? £1000 ? $1000 ? 1000 Euros ? Glad I joined lol

We're by no means free of light pollution but I'm only near small villages & unlike the UK, street lights get turned off here & the night sky is fabulous & clear nights are the norm.

Jonathan, was the LX10 a big seller ? I got mine as it was the biggest 'scope in the shop I could afford having just flogged my Celestron C150-HD which I personally didn't rate at all (says he with zoom bins-oops)

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