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Beta Delphinus double star challenge

Had a most enjoyable evening looking at double stars in Delphinus. After the delightful and easy double star gamma Del, there are some lesser known double stars in this small constellation that are very rewarding. On this occasion Beta Delphinus … Continue reading

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17 Lyrae Double star challenge

After dusting off my Bedford catalogue book by Admiral William H.Smith, I felt compelled to start seeking out some of the early observations. 1st on the list was a lesser known double star in Lyra called 17 Lyrae. Many observers … Continue reading

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North Lincs Astro meeting 5th August 2019

It was great to see 4 new faces at the North Lincolnshire astronomy society meeting at Barton Upon Humber for the August 2019 meeting. This was one of our workshop type sessions, with Steve outside setting up a telescope and … Continue reading

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Hawke Endurance 8×32 ED binoculars. Blog post July 2019

A customer visited the Northern Optics Optics weekend looking for a lightweight set of binoculars for use when out cycling. After trying a number of 25mm and 26mm options, they ended up getting a slightly larger set in the form of the … Continue reading

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North Lincs astro meeting 1st July 2019

Due to summer holidays and day trips to SW19, those that turned up for the July 1st , 2019 meeting at the North Lincs astronomy society were treated to a stunning visual / audio presentation by Peter Rea about the … Continue reading

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Hawke Frontier ED X 8×42 binoculars. Blog post June 2019

It was the Hawke Frontier ED-X 8×42 that were the binoculars of choice when a customer visited Northern Optics . The Optics weekend display in North Lincolnshire gave him the chance to test high end binoculars with views over a nature reserve … Continue reading

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Hawke Endurance ED 10×25 binoculars . Blog post May 2019

A compact set of binoculars ideal for bird-watching. That was the requirements for a couple visiting the Optics weekend at the Waters` edge visitor centre, Northern Optics display. They tried out a number of sets, before realising that 25mm compacts … Continue reading

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North Lincs astro meeting June 2019

It was great to see a couple of returning members after going AWOL for a few months, giving us a healthy 20 in attendance for the June 2019 North Lincolnshire astronomy society meeting. After a discussion on future events, plus … Continue reading

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Helios Nitrosport 10×26 binoculars . Blog post May 2019

It was a weekend of customers looking for compact sets of binoculars at the Optics weekend at the Waters` edge centre at Barton – Northern Optics display. In this case, the buyer needed a set for viewing nesting birds near their … Continue reading

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North Lincs astro meeting 13th May 2019

16 of the regulars turned up for the May 2019 North Lincs astro society monthly meeting. We were instantly rewarded with some glorious evening Sunshine, which meant one thing – get the solar scope out. Together with the club solar … Continue reading

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