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19-05-2012, 01:54 AM
Enjoy the link or download them for later viewing if you like:
19-05-2012, 02:47 AM
Brilliant! Love the presenter. All he says is spot on no nonsense.
19-05-2012, 08:06 AM
:thumbsup: What a cool dude !.
Notice how sturdy the beautiful 16 inch ? Newt. that Timothy is using to show these basics that most newbys dont get show'n ,
Really Cool .;). just good old fashoned common sense .
I will show this to lots of people I know who are just starting out .:D.
19-05-2012, 09:01 AM
He's very good isn't he. :)
This is a great website. I came across it a couple of years ago (sometimes I give this link to beginners as well).
I was a little disappointed with this binocular tutorial- I thought he could have done a lot more there.
I have the movie "Seeing in the Dark" by Timothy Ferris- I was able to get my hands on it after much seeking out- it's not available here in Australia though (can be bought I think on his website? and definitely sold at the PBS online store). His voice and accent... wow, I can listen to it for ever!
19-05-2012, 09:06 PM
Cool, how is the movie - worth it? Looks like it is available for purchase via PBS website :)
I did a thread on the film a while back which can be found here. (http://www.iceinspace.com.au/forum/showthread.php?t=85716&highlight=dark)
It's a hour documentary- more about "observing" with a telescope and some interviews with people and their scopes. Not really "pretty" picture orientated (Hubble pics etc) or explaining of how the universe came to be. More inclined to amateur astronomers and what we do with our scopes.
I enjoyed it, but for a one hour doco (to me anyway) the price and mucking around to get it from the U.S. seems excessive.
I've tried to put in on YouTube but my Windows movie maker hasn't got the codec which will upload the movie to it. So if anyone has got any suggestions for an "easy" programme (computer savvy I'm not) to use like the Win. move maker, I'll give it a go and try uploading again.
As a YouTube video it'll be more worthy I think. I did find it entertaining, don't get me wrong- and, I would definitely watch it again.
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