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No Celestron Nextar 130 SLTs in stock anywhere?

Hi,

My beloved 114Gt was sold this morning - so I start looking for a 130 SLT - None in stock anywhere?

I suppose I can take comfort that is is cloudy at the moment so I could not use it anyway.

If the clouds break and we get clear skies while I wait weeks for the SLTs to arrive = just my luck.

I do still have the 80GT - unless that sells later ...
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1960 Sky at Night.

Brilliant, absoluetely brilliant. I have just watched the 1960 edition of the S@N from this months CD coverdisc. Great fun and extremely interesting to see how times have changed since then.
I will repeat a tip that I put in the magazine a few months ago. That is try to play the CD in your DVD players. The MPeg files will play well on most DVD players. It is far better to watch the programmes ...
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INTERNET PROBLEMS

TO GAMMALOG,JSC248,BIG DIPPER, HI YOU GUYS GEOFF HAS ASKED ME TO INFORM YOU HE IS HAVING PROBLEMS CONNECTING TO INTERNET.
THE PROBLEM IS NOW IN BT'S HANDS,HE WILL BE CONTACTING YOU HAS SOON AS HE CAN.

CHEERS YOU GUYS.

ROY.

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JUPITER

Hi everyone
The first clear night for weeks so made the most of it, stayed up until 3am and managed to get a pic of Jupiter boy was it cold -4C. Did anyone else notice the amount of vapor trails from aircraft though, must be a weather thing. Tried to do some a deep sky but having problems with my auto guider. Saw a couple of satellites and a shooting star as well.

Steve

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Members' Phots

Just been looking at the photo gallery and glad to see that members are now adding their own albums. Good work.
One thing I don't like about it is the facility to "rate" someone elses efforts. Yes, some will be better quality imagewise (excuse the Americanism) than others, but these all depend on equipment, experience, location, conditions and of course money! All efforts should be commended.
Lets see lots more.

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Corby club???

Now that I have taken delivery of my lovely Explorer 150 with EQ3-2 I would really love to meet up with people who can help me get the best out of the scope and from whom I can learn more about astronomy as a whole. I live in Corby, so if there is anyone out there who knows of any clubs around here I would be very grateful. A search has of yet yielded no ...
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Short Stories.

Hi Gang,
I hope that you will not mind me posting this but I have found this forum to be full of honest people. I have written two short science fiction stories. I am in the process of laying down the format for turning them into novels but I would dearly like peoples opinion of them. This forum, quite rightly, doesn't allow that kind of posting but I wondred if some of you wouldn't mind ...
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out of box eyepieces.

I have a question on eyepieces.As 'Cloudcover sucks' asked in an earlier post so sorry to ask again.I feel it would be an advatage to upgrade my eyepieces rather than use the ''these are so you can use it''out of the box ones.In the box was x2 barlow,super 25 wide angle long eye relief and super 10mm.All are un-named.Obviously you get what you pay for so the ''super''is to make you think you have dog's ...
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Daylight Savings

I was interested to read the recent posting (can't find it any more!) about the DST settings for GOTO telescopes.
I recently bought a Meade EXT90EC and set the DST to 'yes' thinking this meant that I lived in a region where such adjustments are made (automatic on a PC when requested) - rather than that that was the current mode - so thanks for the clarification that offered.
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Mercury!

Hi Gang,
I read somewhere recently that there are many astronomers who have never seen the planet Mercury. I observed it during it's last evening appearance. I just wondered whether it was true. Who has and who hasn't seen the little planet? I'd be interested to know!
John jsc248.
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