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RobertM

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Anyone going to Astrofest this Saturday?
« on: Feb 09, 2017, 08:47:07 »
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Apophis

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Re: Anyone going to Astrofest this Saturday?
« Reply #1 on: Feb 09, 2017, 10:48:34 »
id love to go but cant , are prices any good on scopes and stuff?
  As i`m looking to get into astrophotography.

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Re: Anyone going to Astrofest this Saturday?
« Reply #2 on: Feb 09, 2017, 10:52:46 »
Yes I will be there, as I have booked sessions 3 and 4.
See you there.
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Re: Anyone going to Astrofest this Saturday?
« Reply #3 on: Feb 09, 2017, 14:06:30 »
My current intention is to be there.

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Re: Anyone going to Astrofest this Saturday?
« Reply #4 on: Feb 09, 2017, 15:16:36 »
We are going tomorrow.

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Re: Anyone going to Astrofest this Saturday?
« Reply #5 on: Feb 09, 2017, 22:28:04 »
Not this year my foot wont put up with a day walking around and then the journey, at the moment

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Re: Anyone going to Astrofest this Saturday?
« Reply #6 on: Feb 10, 2017, 16:17:41 »
Me neither, can't stand for too long as yet.  Also not sure how I would get on with getting on and off trains and Escalators as yet.

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Re: Anyone going to Astrofest this Saturday?
« Reply #7 on: Feb 11, 2017, 23:18:56 »
Phew!  I escaped without too much of a hole in my wallet.  Just a red light LED head torch and a ZWO atmospheric dispersion corrector.

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Re: Anyone going to Astrofest this Saturday?
« Reply #8 on: Feb 12, 2017, 09:35:19 »
Likewise, we only bought a booklet on variable stars and 'Inside Pixinsight' (as planned and at a discount too!).

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Re: Anyone going to Astrofest this Saturday?
« Reply #9 on: Feb 12, 2017, 11:56:06 »
A slightly bigger whole for me.  I ordered an Atmospheric dispersion corrector and also bough a pair of Omegon 2.1 x 42 bins.  Also wanted the PixInsight book but they were sold out (another story).

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Re: Anyone going to Astrofest this Saturday?
« Reply #10 on: Feb 12, 2017, 11:58:01 »
...seems like Atmospheric Dispersion Correctors are flavour of the month... what is one?


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Re: Anyone going to Astrofest this Saturday?
« Reply #12 on: Feb 12, 2017, 12:21:40 »
OK - so gonna be expecting some top quality planetary from you now :-)

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Re: Anyone going to Astrofest this Saturday?
« Reply #13 on: Feb 12, 2017, 12:39:06 »
Quote from: JohnP
...seems like Atmospheric Dispersion Correctors are flavour of the month... what is one?

There's a very good reason why they're flavour of the month.  Jupiter, at opposition in April this year, is only 30 degrees above the horizon and Saturn at opposition in June is very badly placed - 17 degrees altitude.  Atmospheric dispersion is 1arcsec at 30 degrees altitude and 2.2arcsec at 15 degrees altitude.

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Re: Anyone going to Astrofest this Saturday?
« Reply #14 on: Feb 12, 2017, 14:56:48 »
OK - so gonna be expecting some top quality planetary from you now :-)

If you remove the words 'top quality' then you might on the right track :lol: