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by cstone
Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:25 pm
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: Vega Webcam software
Replies: 2
Views: 7237

Re: Vega Webcam software

I was wondering if you can tell me what browsers you are using.

I've discovered that the file downloads and opens ok using Firefox, yet the file becomes corrupt when downloading using IE8.

Any feedback would be appriciated!
by cstone
Sat Jan 09, 2010 5:19 pm
Forum: General - Discussion
Topic: So far so good
Replies: 0
Views: 4484

So far so good

Happy New Year everyone! On 7 Jan 2010 during the day my dad had gone on the roof off the observatory to remove the 12 inches of snow (thanks Dad) so I was then able to slide the roof off. I have to say everything came together. Ross's LED reticule light for the finder scope is a definite must have!...
by cstone
Wed Dec 23, 2009 9:12 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Hello From Carl
Replies: 3
Views: 12630

Hello From Carl

Hello I'm Carl from Bury and have been a member of the society for nearly four years. I've been interested in Astronomy and decided to purchase my first telescope three years ago. My first scope was an EXPLORER-130PM 130mm (5.1") which I still own and has recently had its focal plane modified to all...
by cstone
Sun Nov 01, 2009 10:04 pm
Forum: Equipment - Discussion
Topic: EXPLORER-130PM 130mm (5.1")
Replies: 3
Views: 8740

EXPLORER-130PM 130mm (5.1")

My first telescope was an Skywater 5.1" 130mm Newtonian Reflector. IMAGE_050_small.jpg It orignally came with a motor driven EQ2 mount. A 10mm and 25 mm eyepeice with x2 barlow lens. Also a red dot finder. I've changed the mount for a EQ5 that I picked up from Kelling Heath for £80. Its easy to setu...
by cstone
Sun Nov 01, 2009 7:19 pm
Forum: Club events
Topic: Kelling Heath -- Experience
Replies: 1
Views: 6455

Kelling Heath -- Experience

Having attended Kelling Heath three years in a row I thought it would be good to describe my own personal experiences of the event. Like with any camping trip make sure you take the right camping equipment. Tent, sleeping bag, warm clothes, food etc and for those cloudy nights take a bottle of red w...
by cstone
Tue Oct 27, 2009 9:31 pm
Forum: Computers and astronomy
Topic: Stellarium
Replies: 10
Views: 19245


I like to use Stellarium You can get this up and running very quickly. Remember to set your horizon within settings and save them for future use. Excellent for learning the constellations with and easy for children to use but not entirely accurate for star hoping with, you can just about find your o...
by cstone
Sun Oct 25, 2009 5:50 pm
Forum: Astronomical events
Topic: Comet Info
Replies: 0
Views: 5492

Comet Info

Following on from the question at last Tuesday's meeting, here's the website with all the latest BAA Comet Section info: And any which become brighter than mag 12 are also covered by "Heavens-Above": But if any become easily visible from B...