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first atempt@moon
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gas planets

This question will probabably make me look stupid when someone gives a very obvious answer, but how do we know that the gas planets do not have a solid surface underneath the layer of gas that we see? How do we know that that is not just a layer of cloud, covering a solid surface like Venus or Titan?
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newsaturn image

Hi All just thaught i would send this image by the gratefull help of BIG Dipper who helped me upload this my very first image on this forum will send more when possible

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Star charts

What star charts would anyone recomend for a novice with a 8 inch reflector ?
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Upgrading eyepieces worth it?

I just have a brief question about eyepieces. I recently purchased a Skywatcher 5.5 inch reflector, 650mm f length. It came with two standard eyepieces (10 and 25mm). I also got a 5mm one. But when I push magnification to the max around 260x with a 2x barlow the image is dimmer and fairly grainy and blurred. Would buying a more expensive eyepiece help significantly to brighten and sharpen things up or would it only ...
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Moon landings?

Im afraid ive found aome evidence on the web which means i can no longer ignore the moon landing hoax theories. Check out this link and see what you think.
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Purely as research, is anyone else musical? PM plays his xylophone, Urmstonian101 mentioned a chamber orchestra and all the people in my local astronomical community (about 3 myself included) play an instrument, sing or both. What about everyone else?!
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Sorry to post such a unimportant subject but-

Does any of you have to deal with husbends, wives, boyfriends girlfriends etc that have no interest in astronomy-

I have tried to get my fiancee to have a look when I am observing an amazing view of saturn or the moon and all I get is "No not intertested"

Geek and nerd are a common expression

Probably does not help that I am training to be ...
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Clear Sky Clock

Some of you may have heard of the Clear Sky Clock which was available to people living in the US & Canada.

Well I'm delighted to say that I've just learned that the service has been extended to other parts of the globe - including the UK!

Click on this link for further details.
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New Web-Site

Hi all

I have just finished building the first 'draft' of my web-site, this being a totally new 'learning curve' for me.

Although its very basic at the moment, needs some 'tarting-up' , and some more material adding to it, I thought I'd inflict it upon you guys as a sort of 'beta' release.

Your comments will be most welcome.

You can find it at:

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