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Has any one seen, looked through or own a herschel wedge, for solar viewing, and are they worth the money(£179)considering we are at the low end of sunspots? they are supposed to be a lot better than white light fillters, but can they be that much better. PST coronado is looking good, but a little pricey BRIAN
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Sky At night on BBC4

Hi Gang,
Did anyone catch the S@N special on BBC 4 on Monday night. A look back at the last 50 years (nearly!) of the S@N , great fun. I really enjoyed that one!
John jsc248.
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Did you know that you can create your own personal 'members gallery' on this site?

I found out yesterday after I was trying to fathom out what admin meant when they talked about 'galleries' in the Rules & Regulations' section. Just click on the 'Photo Gallery' link at the top of the forum index page & then 'Member photos' & you can go about setting up your own gallery which, in turn, can be linked ...
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The "From" box

Its nice to see that the "From" box on the 'Members List' page is a little less sparse than it was, with a few more people listing their general location.

Interesting to see how widely spread we are, not only around the UK, but with members as far away as Malta, Canada and Australia.

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Space flight


I was watching a program yesterday on Discovery Science, about new phsicologi with astronauts. As lots of us may think that after a couple of years training you can get into a space craft and away you go.

But just watching it made me feel very clostrfobic.

Those astronauts realy do go through it, and thats just on near Earth orbit flights. One Russian astronaut on there space station had to be brought home ...
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Moon Pictures

Hi Gang,
A couple of people have now posted their pictures in the forum. I would like to show you this one. It is a picture of a near full moon taken by holding a digital camera (Olympus u500) behind a 40mm eyepiece on a hand driven 114mm reflector. It is a single snapshot. I thought that it would be interesting to show that you can get fairly good results in a cheap way of ...
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How do I enter co-ordinates?

Hi there,

I have co-ordinates of a star that I would like to view using starry night pro plus 5 but don't know how to input them, can anyone help out?

The co-ordinates I have are,


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Hi all, from Snowy Norway!!!

My girlfirend and I are in Norway at the moment visting her sister, and her three month old neice, Freya (who is of course adorable and a welcome addition to the family - but has a set of lungs on her that could shatter your eardrums when she is in a mood, which is thankfully rare!)

First off, I am in Lensvik which is a charming little community near Trondheim ...
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