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#26 futratmchamp



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Posted 26 August 2014 - 03:05 AM

Has anyone else noticed the moon and planets are wobbling. Even the stars to a lesser extent are wobbling 

#27 John G.

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Posted 23 September 2014 - 04:21 PM

Greetings fellow sky-gazers:


I'm not sure this post fits with this new forum,but I had to dive in somewhere! I have logged into Cloudy Nights before, but I thought I would say hello under my new position as Equipment Editor at Sky and Telescope.  I'll be checking in to see what's up (literally) and to get more involved in some discussions as my time allows.  

John G.

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Posted 27 July 2015 - 11:26 AM

I am new here and I am looking forward to meeting everyone and reading all the posts about astronomy.  



#29 Vesper818



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Posted 27 July 2015 - 07:56 PM

Hi Cathy

Welcome to Cloudy Nights! This has got to be the safest funnest and most well run forum on the net, and its all (mostly ;))  about astronomy to boot!

Glad to have you hear!

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Posted 31 July 2015 - 11:32 PM

Hi Cathy and welcome to Cloudy Nights.

#31 Niri Tawa

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Posted 19 March 2016 - 07:14 PM

I don't think this fits ANYWHERE, so hopefully here?   I am a member of Planethunters. (www.planethunters.org), where we use data from the Kepler Telescope to help the "pros" find extra solar planets. is there a place for people interested in discussing that here?

#32 Tim French

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Posted 31 October 2016 - 04:28 PM

Shows how long I've been away, couldn't remember how to chat!

In fairly advanced planning stage for new observatory start.  I have a plan, my son, construction company owner, has a concrete pumper truck plus JCB to dig hole.

As always, initiative always needed to save dollars!

So, ............... pier plates?  Don't consider $3-400 good value for a couple pieces drilled Aluminium (Canadian Aluminum) so I am trying in vain to find template for the pier plate compatible with C10-NGT.  I know, I could wonder up the yard, open the observatory, remove the OTA dismantle the mount/tripod assembly and copy but it's could, and damp and my telescope is tucked up nicely in a brand new, spotless Telegizmos scope cover, and she doesn't want to get out of her cozy cover and observatory.

Any ideas great ones?

Now I'll do what I swore never to do



Tim French


Celestron C10-NGT with recently installed rotating rings, manufactured from two compatible Orion tube rings with own adaption - what a relief!!

Mount CG - 5 GOTO

Binoculars - Minolta 8-12.5 zoom x 50)

Pentax K-S2 (Free with 95000 MasterCard points saved over 10 years!) and a great camera

Lawn chair- Home Depot, Hot Chocolate mug - Christmas present from Tim Horton's

ooh and I have a nice little laser pointer and a red LED headlamp


I hope humour is flowing through the veins of every CN's members, essential for those cold night' or warm control room observing.  I challenge every manufacturer to offer extra discount to all diehards who reject the control room and freeze their fingers blue.

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