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Post by A-Four » Fri Oct 01, 2010 12:02 pm

Thanks FAB, but I have just tried contacting them by telephone and its dis-connected, any other way, please?

P.S. Yes I am certain that, this is their correct name.



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Post by TonyC » Fri Oct 01, 2010 12:30 pm

There's a Celestial Skies on this site:

http://www.cylex-uk.co.uk/company/celes ... 16723.html

These details copied:
41 EAST STREET, CORFE CASTLE
BH20 5EE WAREHAM , DORSET

Phone: 01929 480003
Fax: +44 (0) 1673 828822

Any use?

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Post by A-Four » Fri Oct 01, 2010 12:47 pm

Thanks Tony, but again, I have tried to ring them, and again the phone has been dis-connected, so I don't think i would want to give them bank details on their web site.

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Post by FABlux » Fri Oct 01, 2010 2:57 pm

Sorry we tried. How about the Bournemouth Chamber of Commerce?

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Post by A-Four » Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:09 pm

Oh yes, thanks FAB I will give them a ring on Monday.

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Post by FABlux » Fri Oct 01, 2010 6:28 pm

Good luck, please let us know how you get on :)

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Post by BBLUX » Mon Oct 04, 2010 10:19 am

On the theme of moon pictures, here is an unusual one by a guy in Australia.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldne ... -Moon.html

He apparantly waited months to get it just right.
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Post by Horus » Mon Oct 04, 2010 10:29 am

Now that is some moon picture Barry! :)
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Post by A-Four » Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:39 am

Trully great picture, and very simular to the ones that were in the Bournemouth shop last year, unfortunatly I have been down a few aveues of research to find this company , even the local Chambers of Comerce, but nothing.

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Post by FABlux » Tue Oct 05, 2010 1:40 pm

What a shame A-Four, don't know what else to suggest :?

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Post by A-Four » Tue Oct 05, 2010 1:55 pm

I've always found pictures like above of the moon and the planets, so humbleing and relaxing, I suppose, I first learnt this from the days of those Carl Saygon (spelling) TV programs on space and time, and how we are not really at all important.

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Post by FABlux » Tue Oct 05, 2010 2:38 pm

I loved those programs too. I bet they are available all over the place if you look........Barry?? :oops:

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Post by A-Four » Tue Oct 05, 2010 2:56 pm

The good man himself, recently died.

I have never seen any of those programs on video or DVD, and I shop around quite a bit when I am in London.

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Post by Horus » Tue Oct 05, 2010 4:56 pm

One of the best ever was when he was the guest speaker on the 'Christmas Lectures' several years ago, they are usually broadcast on TV in several parts over the Christmas holiday. Although it was many years ago I still remember that particular one, he was so down to earth and he put the facts over in a way that everyone could understand him and be amazed by what he said. :)
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Post by BBLUX » Tue Oct 05, 2010 5:29 pm

Strange how time telescopes in the mind as you get older. He actually died in 1996 after a long battle with a cancer.
I must say I loved his programmes and also enjoyed the film "Contact" which he co wrote. It was not made until after his death.
For a New Yorker he had a very smooth voice and style :)
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Post by Horus » Mon Nov 15, 2010 11:29 pm

Just to bring this topic back up again as at the moment in the UK the Autumn nights are bringing some really clear skies.

The question was asked as to what was the best way to take 'Moon' photographs and I along with others posted some examples.
I recently tried the following method to take a photograph in daylight although late in the afternoon, but the moon was very visible.

I set up my camera on a tripod and did the usual zoom and focusing to get the best shot, after I was fairly happy with the resulting test pictures, I used the 'Auto Bracketing' setting on my camera (a fairly common feature on most cameras) to take a series of 3 pictures. One was under exposed (too dark), one was over exposed (too bright) and one was normal, I then used software, in this case it was PSP Photo2 to merge the 3 pictures into 1, the result was quite acceptible and with a bit more fiddling about it should be possible to get a reasonable picture, see what you think :)

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Post by TonyC » Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:57 am

If I can go back off-topic for a moment, Carl Sagan's Cosmos programmes are available as box set of digitally restored DVDs – seven of them covering 13 episodes – but only in the American NTSC system. Amazon.com offers it at $76. Can't trace whether it's ever been out on European PAL.

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Post by BBLUX » Tue Nov 16, 2010 11:30 am

Tony, I do believe I have a set of those. Would you care to borrow them?
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Post by Kiya » Tue Nov 16, 2010 4:19 pm

Thats a great pic Horus :) ...............never managed to get a reasonable pic of a moon shot yet, also have to try the "Auto Bracketing" sometime.
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Post by Horus » Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:04 pm

Yes give it a try Kiya :) and let us know how you get on.
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