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  2. AstroTim

    Hi from Newbie in Notts

    Hi All, I’m an astronomy newbie. I’m mainly doing visual observing (primarily planets and lunar at the moment) but hope to progress onto some simple imaging in the near future, again starting with planets. Look forward to maybe meeting some of you at one of the dark sites sometime. Tim
  3. Bino-viewer

    Heart and Soul Nebula

    Thats a shame. Tantalisingly close then. Its a stunning object. I've been to the Cape Verdes a few times, a bit further south, and its quite well placed from there. I want to go back.......i'm done with this shitty winter weather already.
  4. Today
  5. Chris P.

    Heart and Soul Nebula

    Sadly no - it was below the horizon before sunset and we did have a lot of low level haze because of the calima weather pattern from the Sahara. Just gives me an excuse to talk Mrs P into a Southern Hemisphere excursion 😉
  6. Ron Clarke

    Repairing a broken stepper motor

    Great repair Graham (as usual!) 👍
  7. Bino-viewer

    Heart and Soul Nebula

    Very nice again Chris. I'm enjoying seeing these images from your Tenerife trip. I'm wondering if theres a NGC 5139 waiting in the wings.....? 😀
  8. Bino-viewer

    Latest Purchases

    "Scope Tent' has arrived. Decent price : only paid £33 delivered. Thanks to Steve for the recommendation 👍 The Dob will be residing inside (hopefully) for the EMS5 trip next weekend. I must remember to take a Birmingham screwdriver with me to peg it down.
  9. Nightspore

    Catalina and Starry Night Bork?

    I've been reliably informed a patch for Catalina/SN8 is coming soon.
  10. Nightspore

    Latest Purchases

    I'm glad things are back! First two parts of my 1.25" Baader Amici!
  11. Ron Clarke

    Roll on/off shed obsy build

    That's the idea I have David, by using the base and sloping it slightly. I need to spend some time measuring and check! I have to replace the roof felt anyway as it's just temporary.( They forgot to send the felt which is arriving today!) Ron
  12. Bottletopburly

    Roll on/off shed obsy build

    Could you convert it to a pent roof Ron ie a sloping roof
  13. Yesterday
  14. I shot this just before my trip to Tenerife so I'm just catching up with my processing. Redcat 51 plus Canon 5D and Altair Astro Quadband filter did the trick for this wide field view of these 2 tagets. just over 4 hrs of data processed in Pixinsight and PSCC. Cheers ??
  15. Ron Clarke

    Roll on/off shed obsy build

    Well that was interesting! Did my first PA and alignment in the dark, all OK except; The shed doesn't block any sky due to a large conifer hedge at that height 2 doors down BUT the gable top does block a portion of sky that I like to image in (the darkest region) where Altair is tonight so; having not used the shed base could I remove the gable ends and replace it with a flat (small camber for the rain) roof, ie; the base?? Ron
  16. 8472

    100 MP Lunar

    Those GFX's produce some stunning images!
  17. Bino-viewer

    100 MP Lunar

    A £10000 camera......? ? Crikey. Better stick with my 6D i think...
  18. Bottletopburly

    100 MP Lunar

    cory schmitz posted this image on flickr using his friends fuji 100 mp camera single shot not bad for a 10K camera
  19. Chris P.

    Moonset & Milky Way

    Moonset and MilkyWay over the Caldera #Tenerife. The moon was setting behind Roques Garcia with it's light refracting through the Calima (Saharan dust storm). Jupiter and Saturn either side of the milky way core ??
  20. David

    focal reducer

    OK Thanks Graham, I didn't take into consideration the exposure factor of connecting a barlow to the ST 120. Now that you have mentioned the light gathering effect it clicked in my simple brain. I was only looking at it from a point of view of the focal length. Thanks again.
  21. Hi everyone - Couldn't resist this one with Cygnus directly overhead. Stack of 9x15 sec frames taken with my modded Canon 5D @ ISO 6400 and 17mm wide angle lens - Cheers
  22. BAZ

    Repairing a broken stepper motor

    That is above and beyond mate, excellent repair.
  23. This little beauty arrived at 05:30 this morning. Shame it was raining. Would have been clearly visible.
  24. Graham

    focal reducer

    Not quiet sure what you are asking David. The F/R would bring the Meade up to the speed of the ST 120. A Barlow on the ST would slow it down to the speed of the Meade but with far reduced light gathering capabilities.
  25. Last week
  26. Sunny Phil

    Sol 8-10-2019 Ha

    Can't Newton have his rings back? They should go to his rightful heir. I get them, too at times.
  27. Sunny Phil

    This weeks captures.

    These are the only images that us lot on here can capture on cloudy nights.
  28. Sunny Phil

    Lunar Photography

    It just goes to show that astrophotography is not just about driven mounts and long exposures. I enjoy snapping the Moon, especially on those nights where the Moon is the only object worth snapping anyway.
  29. Its that time of the week again. Fairly average haul this week.
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