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  2. Welcome to EMS Steve! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘
  3. Happy Birthday Michal, have a great day! ๐Ÿ‘. ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿš€๐Ÿ”ญ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‰
  4. Hi Steve, welcome to EMS. I'm just up the road from you in Churchbroughton
  5. Many happy returns of the day Michal.
  6. Hi Steve and welcome to EMS
  7. Happy birthday Michal have a good one [emoji437][emoji485][emoji513][emoji324][emoji1] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. I am really sorry to hear about this Graham, I hope that the arm does recover and all ends OK
  9. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Michal have a great day
  10. Hi Steven a warm welcome to the EMS
  11. Hi a warm welcome to the EMS
  12. Hi Steve, you've come to the right place then!!
  13. Happy Birthday Michal (pinklerose) All the best.
  14. Hi Steve, welcome aboard.
  15. Hello I would like to say hello. i am in Hilton South Derbyshire. Quite new to astronomy and very interested in astrophography Steve
  16. Yesterday
  17. It can be a pain. I got lost the first and second time I went. You're best finding it in the day or waiting for a meet, we usually arrange to meet newcomers at the Hurt Arms pub and get them to follow from there.
  18. Hi thanks for advice i will bear that in mind well ive been out to try and find this cricket club. I followed the sat nav I took me all the way up that winding hill ...holly road I think the sat nav took me in too a farm yard full off cows en a big barn I couldn't fine the site. The sky's was really clear. Was I near to it from this farm yard I should have gone to finde it in the day light really
  19. Good one. I found 2p behind the cushions on the settee the other night. Cheers Andy, will keep a watch for that brightening up.
  20. The lower the number eye piece the more magnification it gives. Mag is focal length divided by the mm of your eyepiece so say 1000mm focal length with a 10mm eyepiece gives you 100x, a 20mm would give you 50x The higher the mag the smaller your field of view will be, as well as being dimmer. I tend to use a 20mm to find things, and look at galaxies with a wide field of view, then use higher mag once centred on an object. Planets and planetary nebulae will take quite high magnification, but you can find you look through galaxies at high mag as some are so thin and wispy. Get used to finding smudges in the sky.
  21. Really sorry about this Graham. The main thing is to concentrate on recovery. Keep posting on here though mate.
  22. Thanks for your reply yeah ive read then instructions loads I've practiced on back garden but is been cloudy a lot I've practiced looking at terrestrial objects and taking pics . Took me that the bigger the eyepiece aren't the most powerful anyway really looking forward too seeing all these objects your mention. im poping over now just get a feel for the ambergate site I'll take my bins just in case the clouds break thanks
  23. Thanks all for your messages. Another orbit accomplished.
  24. many happy returns old man.
  25. The ETX125 is a great little scope, I have one and at f15 focal length with its fine maksutov optics you will get to see loads of stuff in fine detail. Stuff like open and Globular clusters, galaxies, nebulae, and like you said the moon! It is best to practice setting it up during the day several times to get used to the setting up menus and build of the scope. Just make sure you practice, understand and follow the setup procedure properly by pointing the scope in the right position, wind it slowly anti-clockwise until it stops, then wind it clockwise so a fork leg is above controller panel etc etc. Then you will be better when trying it in the dark...
  26. For dark sky Ambergate is the better of the two.
  27. Arggghhh I'm oncall, if clear may just pop up for a hour and risk it.
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