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  2. Bino-viewer

    A vote for the Bino Bandit

    Not seen this post Bryan.... I've not seen or heard of these 'Bandits' before and will take a look. Thanks for the share. I do have one pair of eyepieces in my inventory that have 'bat wing' eye guards fitted. I've never had too much of a problem dealing with extraneous light when i'm observing from home, and find my other eyepieces eye cups are normally sufficient.
  3. Derbyshire Dave

    The Witches Broom In Narrowband

    Yeah, thanks Graham, it does sometimes seem like I'm making some progress ๐Ÿ˜„
  4. Bottletopburly

    Thoughts on refractor please

    Really Ron what a coincidence name looks familiar too ๐Ÿ˜‰
  5. Ron Clarke

    Thoughts on refractor please

    Did you know there is one on AB &S?? https://astrobuysell.com/uk/propview.php?view=150936
  6. Stephen

    The Witches Broom In Narrowband

    Nice image Dave
  7. Stephen

    M101 in LRGB

    Nice image Rob
  8. red dwalf

    M101 in LRGB

    Thanks all, pain as usual for me to process but getting there slowly
  9. Stephen

    Another hello. Hi from Derbyshire

    Hi warm welcome to the EMS
  10. Graham

    The Witches Broom In Narrowband

    Nice one Dave. All these little bits and pieces are there to catch you out. Great when it all comes together though.
  11. Graham

    Thoughts on refractor please

    Thats one heck of a leap. ๐Ÿ˜… Nice scope ๐Ÿ‘
  12. Bottletopburly

    Thoughts on refractor please

    @Graham a Tecnosky 70Q F5 FPL-53 Quadruplet APO it is then ๐Ÿ˜‚ donโ€™t ask
  13. I've only recently realised that the field flattener on my GT81 scope was not focussing things correctly since I swapped from my DSLR to my mono ZWO183 Pro camera. So I did some calculations and ordered the requisite spacers to get the back focus correct, and they arrived last Thursday. Low and behold, it was clear Thursday night, so everything was connected up and I went out about 11PM. It took me ages to work out why my electronic focuser was no longer in focus, it had always been really close before. Dipstick! I'd just added 13 mm into my optical train. Once I had focussed, it was 12:30am. Set out to take the witches broom. I set up to take 2 min subs of Ha, Oiii and Sii in cycles of five each in case it got cloudy. It did, so the result below is a mere 10 minutes on each filter. Glad to say that the field flattener is sharp again, and just need to get back to this object with more time, and get some more data. Processed in DSS, Photoshop, and applied the Hubble palette.
  14. Derbyshire Dave

    A couple of bits of Luna 21-6-2019

    Good work Steve. Agree with Graham, the top one is a bit special. Like the crisp detail, good tone control, and the bottom left to top right composition.
  15. Bottletopburly

    Thoughts on refractor please

    The only difference is the the Altair has pfl53 glass the wo 71doesnโ€™t
  16. Graham

    Thoughts on refractor please

    WO every time. But then I am biased owning a GT 81
  17. Derbyshire Dave

    M101 in LRGB

    Nice Rob, nice to see the colour in the galaxy core, good star colour and nice definition. Cracking!
  18. andyboy1970

    Thoughts on refractor please

    I snapped M31 a few years back using my Megrez 72FD at 432mm fl with a Canon 550d.
  19. Bino-viewer

    Thoughts on refractor please

    Pm'd you David.
  20. Derbyshire Dave

    The Eagle and Omega Nebulae - Widefield Version

    Yup, great one. Looks like the fires of hell!
  21. Derbyshire Dave

    The Veil Nebula

    Nice Chris, lovely wide view
  22. Ron Clarke

    A couple of bits of Luna 21-6-2019

    Great detail Steve! ๐Ÿ‘
  23. Iโ€™m toying with the idea of buying a small refractor, isnโ€™t going to be a bank breaker just something small and light with a fov that can get m42 and M31 in frame so was thinking of either a Altair Astro 60 EDF https://www.altairastro.com/60EDF-ED-R-Refractor-Telescope.html or a WO ZENITHSTAR 71s with 0.8 reducer what are your thoughts on this , currently I have. 200pds which is great , a 127mm mak and a 130pds which I probably will sell the frac taking its place .
  24. Graham

    A couple of bits of Luna 21-6-2019

    Love the top one.
  25. Ibbo

    A couple of bits of Luna 21-6-2019

    Low down Mr B with the 200mm sct give them a click or 3 for full res
  26. Last week
  27. red dwalf

    M101 in LRGB

    Finally got round to processing the latest image, taken over the last few months, 3 minute subs with darks, flats and bias frames, stacked in Deepskystacker, processed in Stattools and a tweek in Photoshop. around 40 x 3 minutes of Luminance about 30 x 3 minutes of RGB
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