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  1. RonC

    Another M42

    Could not resist a few subs on this last night! Half way through the imaging run I got Star Lost on PHD, checked outside and no cloud? It did it again and I checked, no cloud! At the end of the run i went out to put the scope away and found the guide scope pointing at the roof inside the osby!!! I chuckled and still no clouds!! 30 x 60s ISO 800 + Darks and Flats Canon 1000dm Tri band Filter SW 150PDS NEQ6 (mostly un guided!)
    14 points
  2. Chris P.

    'Tis done! NGC1499 - California Nebula in SHO

    now with 8 hrs of data. Hope you like it ๐Ÿ”ญ๐Ÿ˜‰
    12 points
  3. Brady

    Many moons ago...

    It's been a hell of a long time since i imaged the old moon so thought i would jump on it last night in between jobs, first is a RGB of 5000 frames each and the second...well i just liked the look of it off centre and just hanging there..although it's mainly black it was 2000 frames at 16bit so cost me 60gb to capture...i think they are clickable...๐Ÿค”
    11 points
  4. Ibbo

    The yearly nag

    Ha only with the dual rig Dates:Nov. 3, 2020 , Nov. 22, 2020 Frames: Takahashi FS-102 3nm HA: 10x1800" bin 1x1 QSI690 William Optics FLT 132 Ha 7nm: 14x1200" bin 1x1 Starlight Xpress H694 Mono CCD Integration: 9.7 hours Do the clicky thing for full res.
    11 points
  5. philjay

    Moon 23rd November

    A quick lunar Caught this between the branches of a neighbouring Oak tree, just managed 30 subs between branch shadows so its a bit graney. Towa 339 80mm F15, Olympus OM D EM1 at prime, 100 asa, 1/65s each sub. Pipp, Regi 6 and PS. Was nice to get out again, what with hose renovations tiring me out, weather limitations, I've hardly managed any astro lately.
    10 points
  6. Derbyshire Dave

    Sunrise today at Crich Stand

    After a bit of planning made an early start this morning to allow time to walk and try and catch teh sun at Crich Stand. Crich stand is a memorial to the Sherwood Foresters regiment and stands atop a hill above Crich, which is South of Matlock in Derbyshire. It was beautiful, but freezing, the sunrise was lovely, I won't forget this morning for a long time.. Click, and click again on the Flickr image for full resolution..
    10 points
  7. Derbyshire Dave

    Pleiades area - 100mm view

    Although it was clear last night, seeing wasn't great, so I set up my Vixen Sphinx mount with my Canon M5, and pointed the whole lot at the Pleiades area. Timing controlled by an intervalometer, 50 off 15 second exposures with 50 darks. Processed primarily in Photoshop, lincluding using gradient xterminator because of the large moon effect, a little bit of noise reduction in PixInsight. Click, and click again in Flickr for full res..
    9 points
  8. philjay

    The Towa is complete

    Just got a Vixen (for Celestron) GP mount, with polar scope and enhanced SW Drives for the Towa to make it a grab and go (ish) mount for dashing out between clouds. Doesn't require goto set up and all that palavah, just point it at Polaris, switch on the drives and go. Had to do a little jiggery pokery on the Berleback to make it fit (nothing drastic just swap the polar pin, the Berlebacks is larger for the HEQ5. The mount suffered slightly from typical Hermes handling, the RA worm got bent slightly but that was sorted by swapping the worm around, luckily Vixen made the
    8 points
  9. bryand

    Looking down, looking up

    Had a good day today: playing with my new metal detector I found my first coin in the front garden. OK it's only a 1988 penny, but they all count. Then noticed that the Moon was up and fairly stable, so took some half-moon shots and managed to get the Lunar X.
    8 points
  10. Ibbo

    Sol 27-11-2020 Ha Cak & WL

    Seems like ages since my last view of our local star. At this time of year I need to move the mount around so I can get a chance to view it but from home but it still creeps across the rooftops.I do have a spot earmarked only a few hundred metres away that overlooks the fields and would be much better, but if I forgot something it would be a royal PITA as I could not leave the kit unattended even for a short while. Ha Lunt 60mm double stacked with coronado rich field tuner. Cak Lunt BF600 with the ED80. WL Herschel Wedge continium filter Bresser 127/1200 frac. All take
    7 points
  11. Bottletopburly

    Heart Nebula ish

    Tried the heart nebula for first time framing slightly off as I hadnโ€™t a clue if it was in frame until processing usually Apt objects puts it in centre but ended up with the fish head nebula in centre so next time I will platesolve the image and use the cluster of stars as centre lower down on image , approx 3hrs 180 sec subs idas D2 filter, Nikon D5300, tecnosky 70q , stacked in Dss processing in Startools 1.7 .440
    7 points
  12. Ibbo

    Sunset 27-11-2020

    I do like a nice sunset after slaving over a hot (pretty damn cooltoday) solarscope. I tried a bit of arty-farty with the moon in a gap in the branches and failed.
    5 points
  13. Bottletopburly

    M42-

    First m42 of the year technosky 70q nikon d5300, idas D2 filter hence bland stars but blobby was up ,approx 2.5hrs
    5 points
  14. Sunny Phil

    Sun with a DSLR only

    One of the biggest issues this time of year is that the Sun comes up before we start work and sets before we finish. With other things to do at lunchtime, such as eat! there isn't time to set up telescopes, etc. I still do drawings under bad conditions but I have proved that a DSLR and zoom lens is a better alternative in clear conditions. So, yes, I,n sure I could have got a better shot with my Mak and DSLR, with a webcam for close-ups but I see this as an opportunity gained rather than lost. I used a Baader filter, 300mm focal length, ISO 100 and 1/4000 second exposure. https://w
    5 points
  15. Doc

    Latest Purchases

    Won these on e-bay a little bit more then I wanted to pay but they are pretty hard to find. Will make some nice feet for the pier.
    5 points
  16. red dwalf

    Final rendition of M31 in lrgb

    Re done from start using some new techniques one of which is using the autosave fits file deep sky stacker puts in the the lights folder, processed the rgb image in startools, then convert the image to mono and twwek it a little then overlay it to the rgb image, seems to work well, 80 x 90 seconds lights, 15 darks 31 flats and bias calibration frames. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1760920244056452&id=100004154803979
    5 points
  17. Glafnazur

    M42-

    Nice image Dave, loads of stars there too.๐Ÿ‘
    2 points
  18. Derbyshire Dave

    Sunset 27-11-2020

    Mean to say I really like the pano crop on the first shot Steve, and the high contrast trees against the brightness of the sun..
    1 point
  19. Derbyshire Dave

    Sunset 27-11-2020

    Like em both you old arty devil! That wasn't today surely!!!!!!!
    1 point
  20. Graham

    'Tis done! NGC1499 - California Nebula in SHO

    That has turned out great Chris.
    1 point
  21. Graham

    Sol 27-11-2020 Ha Cak & WL

    Nice set Steve. She is still pretty active.
    1 point
  22. Bottletopburly

    Sol 27-11-2020 Ha Cak & WL

    Thatโ€™s a big active region going in there Steve , very nice .
    1 point
  23. Glafnazur

    'Tis done! NGC1499 - California Nebula in SHO

    Very nice Chris, lots of detail๐Ÿ‘ Do you know if the patches of dark nebulae towards the top of the image are part of it or are they nearer?
    1 point
  24. Clive

    Sun with a DSLR only

    Nice one Phil
    1 point
  25. Graham

    Sun with a DSLR only

    Well done Phil. You have some nice details starting to show up on there.
    1 point
  26. Sunny Phil

    Pleiades area - 100mm view

    Great shot! I think we have a tendency to use 300 to 400mm focal length for M45 but I like to try wider field shots of popular DSOs too. However, this is a great example.
    1 point
  27. Nightspore

    Zombie Apocalypse Remedies

    OK, this thread is to take everyone's mind off the apocalypse. Starting off with watching Northern Soul Girl.
    1 point
  28. Nightspore

    Zombie Apocalypse Remedies

    1 point
  29. Derbyshire Dave

    Another M42

    The first good M42 of the season! Well done Ron
    1 point
  30. Clive

    The yearly nag

    Wow, 30 minute exposures - I'm seriously impressed.
    1 point
  31. Derbyshire Dave

    The yearly nag

    Ahhhh. so lovely to see, nicely and subtely processed. Great job.
    1 point
  32. RonC

    The yearly nag

    Cracking image Steve ๐Ÿ‘
    1 point
  33. BAZ

    Happy Birthday David.

    HAPPY 60th BIRTHDAY DAVID. (Glafnazur) HAVE A GREAT DAY.
    1 point
  34. Brantuk

    Happy Birthday David.

    Belated happy birthday David. ๐Ÿ™‚
    1 point
  35. Graham

    The yearly nag

    Good to see her back. Nice image
    1 point
  36. BAZ

    The yearly nag

    Nice!
    1 point
  37. Graham

    Solar through the clouds

    Well they are not the best images I have produced but I will take them. Shot through the clouds this morning. The clouds made focusing near on impossible to achieve which is a shame as there are loads of features visible on the surface as well as one very large prom. False colour added in PS 6. 5 X Barlow added to the mix. Brilliant pair of sun spots and one very large flare which despite my best efforts unfortunately I could not do justice.
    1 point
  38. Stephen

    Happy Birthday David.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY David I hope you had a great day
    1 point
  39. Bottletopburly

    Happy Birthday David.

    Belated wishes @Glafnazur๐Ÿฅณ
    1 point
  40. Ibbo

    Happy Birthday David.

    Happy orbit completion day.๐ŸŽ‚
    1 point
  41. tuckstar

    Happy Birthday David.

    Happy birthday matey.
    1 point
  42. Derbyshire Dave

    Happy Birthday David.

    Dave, Happy Big Birthday , hope you enjoy it in these tricky times! Hopefully thinsgs will ease, and we can meet you at one of the dark sites. Take care
    1 point
  43. Clive

    Happy Birthday David.

    Happy birthday Dave, not a bad November day for it โ˜บ
    1 point
  44. Graham

    Happy Birthday David.

    Here's hoping you have a great day
    1 point
  45. Graham

    Sunrise today at Crich Stand

    Very atmospheric Dave. Looks very tranquil there.
    1 point
  46. RonC

    Happy Birthday David.

    Happy Birthday David, hope you have a great day mate...๐ŸŽ‚
    1 point
  47. Chris P.

    IC5070 - The Pelican Nebula in SHO

    Hi everyone - hope you're all safe and well. I had a run of clear(ish) skies between 6pm-8pm so I managed to scrape together 6 hrs of data (2 hrs per filter) on The Pelican Nebula. Altair Astro 72ED; Baader filters; ZWO ASI 183 MM - stacked and processed in Pixinsight; polished off in PSCC - cheers ๐Ÿ”ญ๐Ÿ˜‰
    1 point
  48. BAZ

    Visual scope

    This is a catch 22 situation, some people think that you can buy a piece of equipment that will take you into the depths of the universe and show you all it's wonders. I don't think any of us had an inkling of how much work and patience is involved getting to see these objects. But we are the ones that have been through spending hours freezing our danglies off and still getting no reward. But we didn't give up, no, we went and spent loads more money and spent even more time until we got a glimpse of these faint grey things that took hours to find and still went, "Is that it?" And y
    1 point
  49. Nightspore

    Zombie Apocalypse Remedies

    1 point
  50. Nightspore

    Zombie Apocalypse Remedies

    New bass player, right?
    1 point
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