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Re: Welcome and Introduce Yourself 5

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:33 pm

Welcome to the forum Knight. :)
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Re: Welcome and Introduce Yourself 5

Postby Jan Van Quirm » Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:51 pm

Hi there Knight :D
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Re: Welcome and Introduce Yourself 5

Postby Penfold » Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:42 pm

Hellooo and welcome Knight! :D

KnightOfFewWords wrote:......I also have an interest in popular science and like to dabble in astronomy. My avatar is an image of Saturn I took myself.......


Would there be any chance of you posting your photos of the planets at some time for us to look at and admire (pleeease)? My photographic equipment limits me to the occasional snap of the moon but I've always found astronomy a fascinating subject. :D
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Re: Welcome and Introduce Yourself 5

Postby michelanCello » Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:35 pm

Welcome from me too!
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Re: Welcome and Introduce Yourself 5

Postby The Mad Collector » Thu Feb 21, 2013 2:33 pm

Welcome to the madhouse Knight :D
One of those? Oh I'm sure I have one somewhere..

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Re: Welcome and Introduce Yourself 5

Postby KnightOfFewWords » Thu Feb 21, 2013 2:43 pm

Thanks for the welcome everyone.

Penfold wrote:Would there be any chance of you posting your photos of the planets at some time for us to look at and admire (pleeease)? My photographic equipment limits me to the occasional snap of the moon but I've always found astronomy a fascinating subject. :D


No problem. Here's a link to a moon mosaic I put together last year, click on the pic for a larger version:

http://stargazerslounge.com/topic/178131-first-moon-mosaic/

I haven't had much chance to do any astronomy for a while, the telescopes I have access to are on the other side of the country, and the skies have not been kind over the last few months. My efforts have been very modest compared to some of the pictures on that site, all taken by amateur astronomers. To pick a random example, here's a picture of Bode's galaxy taken a few days ago in poor conditions (bright moon):

http://stargazerslounge.com/topic/17823 ... her-bodes/

Incidentally, the £6 XBox Live camera is proving quite popular with amateur astronomers for moon and planetary imaging, although it needs a bit of modification:

http://stargazerslounge.com/topic/12333 ... first-pic/

http://stargazerslounge.com/topic/13124 ... mod-cliff/

Here's a Jupiter image taken with the Xbox camera, although please bear in mind - the telescope was an expensive one:

http://stargazerslounge.com/topic/16349 ... -live-cam/

Absolutely ridiculous for a £6 camera.
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Re: Welcome and Introduce Yourself 5

Postby ShadowNinjaCat » Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:13 pm

Welcome to the forum jackal2012 and Knight. :D
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Re: Welcome and Introduce Yourself 5

Postby Penfold » Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:43 pm

Thanks for posting that Knight. Feel free to post more in the future when you get the chance to take some. :D
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Re: Welcome and Introduce Yourself 5

Postby Bouncy Castle » Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:39 pm

Knight.

You may find this thread interesting.

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=5654

Best place to put your pictures, too.
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Re: Welcome and Introduce Yourself 5

Postby Alanz » Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:32 pm

Hiya Knight, Welcome from Cleethorpes :D
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Re: Welcome and Introduce Yourself 5

Postby ChristianBecker » Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:22 am

Welcome Knight and Jackal.
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if you don't get the joke it's your loss
Love and laughter you see are the new currency
'cause greed's coinage is not worth a toss

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Re: Welcome and Introduce Yourself 5

Postby Alanz » Sun Feb 24, 2013 7:01 pm

It's all a bit too spaced out for me, i'm afraid :D
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Re: Welcome and Introduce Yourself 5

Postby Catch-up » Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:55 pm

Welcome from me too. :D
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Re: Welcome and Introduce Yourself 5

Postby GeoffRiley » Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:26 am

Hi all, I'm Geoff and I'm and Pratchett-holic.

I don't want any recovery programme from this addiction though. :)

I first came across PTerry when I picked up a copy of The Light Fantastic as I browsed WHSmiths in Piccadilly Railway Station at Manchester --- yeah, it was a while back. I really like the style and searched out his 'other books': Strata, Darkside of the Sun... and, Oh, The Colour of Magic... and read that too. Sad to say I have none of those copies because I just passed them around the office for everyone else to read. Little did I (or anyone except for PTerry perhaps) realise what a phenomenon I had got in on the ground floor of.

There used to be a public access usenet server called Spuddy - and I got access to a newsgroup called alt.fan.pratchett through that... mindblowingly PTerry actually talked to us directly in there, he chatted about bread products and roundabouts and merkins and........

Then there was the 'Tenner-a-month club' - this was a group of people who stumped up money to start a company called Demon Internet, and for £10 (plus vat) a month had direct dial up access to the internet. Of course I was one. The vast majority used PCs, a number used Amigas... a couple of us - me included - used Acorn Archimeded... we had to write our own software to make connections. There were no web browsers - the world wide web hadn't been dreamt up at that point. The main aim was to get news readers, and email clients, running. We made it, and PTerry was there with us... on his PC.

I am very happy to join in with this group of pioneers once more - setting out on the journey through the universe, or multiverse, standing on a pizza like world, sat aback of four giant space elephants, standing on the meteor pocked carapace of the space turtle Great A'Tuin.

[Oh I do go on don't I?]
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Re: Welcome and Introduce Yourself 5

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:43 am

Hi Geoff, Welcome to the forum, we have quite a diverse and lively crowd here. :mrgreen:
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