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Offline davy51

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Re: Black & White Television
« Reply #15 on: November 10, 2018, 23:35 »
No one I knew had a TV
The first time we saw one we thought it was real life lol
We all lived in a very isolated community in the mountains
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« Reply #16 on: November 11, 2018, 09:56 »
Sounds idyllic to me Davy!   ;D
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« Reply #17 on: November 11, 2018, 12:46 »
Sounds idyllic to me Davy!   ;D


It was we could run all over town without worries of strange people and had time to just be kids
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« Reply #18 on: November 11, 2018, 16:20 »
What I remember was being able to see so many stars that it was difficult to recognise the constellations.  I only had to go for a short walk away from the street lights and the Milky Way could  be seen arching over the sky.  There is now so much light pollution that I can't remember the last time I saw the Milky Way from the UK. 
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« Reply #19 on: November 12, 2018, 19:15 »
That was one of the big differences we noticed when we moved from the West Midlands to Lincolnshire.  There's a little light pollution where we are but a short drive into the Wolds and there's practically none.
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« Reply #20 on: November 12, 2018, 22:36 »
That seems wonderful to me Gill.  Seeing the night sky is Nature's greatest free spectacle.
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« Reply #21 on: November 13, 2018, 14:11 »
I just wish my hubby knew how to use his telescope!  :laugh:
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« Reply #22 on: November 13, 2018, 15:53 »
Telescopes are not at all easy to use Gill.   Get him a nice pair of 10x50 binoculars.  Amazon often sell Nikons for 100.  If he finds them too heavy go for 10x40 instead.  Don't get anything else or they will be unusable.
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« Reply #23 on: November 13, 2018, 16:24 »
He's already got a good pair of Nikon binoculars - perhaps I ought to remind him.  What he dreams of doing, though, is connecting his camera into the eyepiece of the telescope  (he has an adapter) and taking photographs.  I think he may have to join an astronomy club to learn how to do that, though.
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« Reply #24 on: November 13, 2018, 18:21 »
In order to take photos, he will need quite a sophisticated telescope.  It must extremely stable and motor driven to keep up with the Earth's rotation.  If he wants to join a local astronomical society I can tell you where they are in your area.  You could also look online at a website such as The Federation of Astronomical Societies.
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