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Hello from Colchester

Postby stimps » Sat Aug 12, 2006 12:56 pm

Hi All :)

Have been dipping into the forums for a while now, so thought it only right to say hello!

I live in Colchester, Essex. Definite 'beginner' but this is a subject I've always found interesting... have a nice pair of binos which occasionally get used, although have mostly gone for 'easy' targets (moon, pleiades, ISS / iridium flares). Was looking forward to spending some time in the garden tonight to catch the Perseids shower, but right now the only shower involves heavy rain - and the forecast doesn't look promising :(

Cheers,

Steve
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RE: Hello from Colchester

Postby jsc248 » Sat Aug 12, 2006 2:20 pm

Hi Steve
Welcome to the hobby and the forum, glad to have you aboard.
Just a little point, if you are looking for meteor showers, forget the bins and just use your eyes! By the time you lift your bins, they've gone!
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To me astronomy is looking up and thinking "What the heck is going on up there!!"
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RE: Hello from Colchester

Postby stimps » Sat Aug 12, 2006 2:53 pm

[quote]Just a little point, if you are looking for meteor showers, forget the bins and just use your eyes! By the time you lift your bins, they've gone![/quote]
I know that much! [;)]

Sadly, the weather is pretty awful here today (along with a severe weather warning), so there doesn't seem to be much chance of clear skies tonight! The same happened last year - weekend of cloud :(
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RE: Hello from Colchester

Postby alison47 » Sat Aug 12, 2006 5:40 pm

Hello Steve and welcome to the forums :)
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RE: Hello from Colchester

Postby big dipper » Sat Aug 12, 2006 6:46 pm

Yes, Steve the forcast for your neck of the woods looks pretty grim. Anyway welcome aboard. The moon hasn't been ideally placed this year for meteor watching of the Perseids (if that's of any consolation). What make and specs are your bins, BTW?
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RE: Hello from Colchester

Postby stimps » Sat Aug 12, 2006 7:03 pm

Andy - they're 10x50 Helios Naturesport-plus; best buy in S@N's roundup last year.

Although I haven't got anything to compare them to, can safely say they work really well, particularly when used with an old photographic tripod!
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RE: Hello from Colchester

Postby col » Sat Aug 12, 2006 9:50 pm

Warm welcome steve,bins are my favourite way of chilling,i normaly use my 10x50 s and just pot shot the sky,great fun and relaxing too.

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RE: Hello from Colchester

Postby wgater » Sun Aug 13, 2006 10:36 am

Steve, a very warm welcome to the forum from me. Hope you have many years of Perseid watching to come! [:D]

ATB
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RE: Hello from Colchester

Postby cookie » Sun Aug 13, 2006 12:33 pm

VERY WARM WELCOME FROM ME TOO.
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RE: Hello from Colchester

Postby kenmark » Sun Aug 13, 2006 5:33 pm

Hi Steve

Welcome to this great site.

Ken
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