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    • Comet 21P Giacobini - Zinner passes M35 15/9/2018
      TS71 QSI RGB 24 x 30 secs each filter.
       
      • 7 replies
    • Ursa Major
      Did this small test with the focuser I've just added and in process a new plugin on affinity photo. 
      • 9 replies
    • "Night follows day" -Milky Way over Widemouth Bay, Cornwall
      https://flic.kr/p/2aYienC
      Another one from my holiday in Cornwall. I managed to get the first view of the Milky Way just as the crescent moon was setting. Yes, that's the Moon, not the Sun hitting the horizon. Taken from Widemouth Beach, Cornwall with my Star Adventurer mount and modded Canon 450d🔭😉
      • 1 reply
    • September Monthly Meeting
      If the weather is good then we'll have the chance to observe/image, otherwise we'll meet up for a social. 🙂
      • 0 replies
    • Milky Way in Cornish skies
      Couldn't resist the opportunity to grab some snaps from my holiday let in Cornwall - fantastic clear skies last night - think I'll be moving the shed doen here 
      • 1 reply
    • New Season, Newish Set Up
      Hi All,
       
      Not posted anything for some time. Light nights, holidays, QHY8L broken, pondering what changes need to be made for the new season of astrophotography......etc.
       
      So my QHY8L died and although I stripped it down, there was nothing obviously wrong - I suspected the dodgey DIN connector, but it wasn't that. So off it went, via Bern at Modern Astronomy to China to be repaired. It's been fixed I understand and should be back soon.
       
      I was hoping to have more time/success with my twin scope set up, so I've been making some improvements. I've added a 4 port USB 3 hub and cable to replace 4 separate USB 2 cables. The theory being USB 3 cables should be better quality. First impressions look good, but time will tell.
       
      Also purchased a new camera, a second hand Atik 383L+ as this will match the sensor in the Moravian G2-8200, which the QHY8L didn't when I used that. That should simplify the processing of the images and hopefully give a better result. To this I've added a ZWO mini EFW.
       
      The set up will be:
       
      Moravian -  LRGB filters
      Atik - L, Ha, Hb Oiii, Sii filters
       
      This should allow me to maximise my imaging time.
       
      Might swap the filters around a bit, might make sense to split up the RGB to allow LRGB imaging only to be set up.
       
      Here's the new set up:

       
      Looking forward to some clear skies.
       
      Dave
      • 3 replies
    • luna-7-9-2018
      102 7D DSLR
       
      • 5 replies
    • 17-08-18 Cygnus Region
      I've imaged the part of the Veil, North America and Sadr regions previously, but this time I'd wanted to catch them widefield, all in the same frame.
       
      Modded Canon 1100D, 50mm STM @ F/4
      Unguided SWSA
       
      40x 300s Lights
      34 Darks
      60 Flats
      60 Bias
       

       
      Regards,
       
      Kev
       
      • 9 replies
    • NGC 7822
      Bit of an odd ball this one.
      Came across this whilst searching for a target to do at Kelling.
      I decided to do it due to the interesting star formations around it.
       
      GT 81
      Atik 414 EX
       
      21 x 600 second subs in HA
      Captured and stacked in Maxim
      Slight polish in PS 6.
       
      Click on image a couple of times for full res.
       
       
      • 18 replies
    • Sol 1-9-2018 Ha
      Click through for full res better looking image
       

       

       
      • 2 replies

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