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  1. 9 points
    Chris P.

    Milky Way from my back yard

    Amazing what you can do with a ight pollution filter and a bit of photoshop processing. Milky Way from Cygnus (top left) to Saggitarius (bottom right).
  2. 7 points
    Peter Shah

    slightly different look to NGC 281

    This is another version of NGC281 the Pacman Nebula in Cassiopeia. Going over all my old data to produce a combination of narrow band and RGB. Exposure time was 3 hours in each RGB and 7 and a half hours in H-alpha 1 hour 20mins in both OIII and SII. Total exposure time was 19 hours 10 mins. Imaged with my AG12 Newtonian and H35 camera by Starlight Xpress and My AG8 and H16 for the narrow band data. Quite a complex process in Photoshop first combining the RGB as doing the normal curve stretches. Adding a separate layer in the Ha to get a real nice deep emission across the field. Then processing the S2, Ha and O3 and giving a soft layered blend to accentuate the core detail. Image data acquired with Maxim dl and CCD Autopilot. Thanks for looking
  3. 6 points
    Graham

    The massed planes of the RAF

    Had the privilege to sit and watch the RAF setting up for the Fly by in London this lunch time. As is the norm for this thing they get themselves sorted over the North sea then fly onto London straight over Ipswich. In fact they fly straight over my works. I sat mesmerized with planes flying to the left and right of me. I was like a kid in a sweet shop. I had taken my canon in with me and had it set on sports mode and continuous shutter release. As the planes flew over I just held the button down and let the camera do the rest. By the time it was over I had amassed over 400 photos. Just had a quick sort through and picked out a few for you to peruse. Only downside was the Battle of Britain Flight was not amidst the armada of planes. Click on an image a couple of times to get to full res.
  4. 5 points
    Ibbo

    M16 ha

    24 x 600 secs WO132 QSI cam
  5. 4 points
    tuckstar

    Don't miss Thursday's transit

    Stolen from wiki:- A transit of Earth across the Sun as seen from Mars takes place when the planet Earthpasses directly between the Sun and Mars, obscuring a small part of the Sun's disc for an observer on Mars. During a transit, Earth would be visible from Mars as a small black disc moving across the face of the Sun. They occur every 26, 79 and 100 years, and every 1,000 years or so there is an extra 53rd-year transit.
  6. 3 points
    seven_legs

    Wymeswold saturday the 14th

    hi all, myself and rob are planning to go to Wymeswold on Saturday night about 21:00 ish. Wondered if anyone else fancied it? I will be taking my new scope with me, Explore scientific 16 truss tube dobsonian and giving it is first light. the weather looks ok. hope to see you there
  7. 3 points
    philjay

    NGC 3586 Restart now in colour

    A bit more today on the NGC 3586 project. This is 20mins Ha, 20 mins S2 and 10mins O3 as RGB using the TakFSQ at Sidings Springs I was hoping to get another 10 minutes O3 but the roof shut due to cloud part way through the last run. Will get some more later but this is it so far Our American friends call the central bit the Statue of Liberty Nebula 🀠
  8. 3 points
    Sheila

    The Major Collision That Changed The Milky Way Galaxy

    so a sausage changed our milky way ☺️ https://scitechdaily.com/the-major-collision-that-changed-the-milky-way-galaxy/
  9. 3 points
    philjay

    The Major Collision That Changed The Milky Way Galaxy

    Interesting stuff that Gia mission is working well. I had some choriso the other day and that certainly changed my system for awhile 😁
  10. 2 points
    Craig

    National Memorial Arboretum

    Although not common knowledge, I was diagnosed with an inflammatory joint disease a few months ago so haven't been able to do anything in the meantime. After months of treatment, I'm finally able to get out more and start doing the things I enjoy. Astronomy next? I hope so! Today I visited the National Memorial Arboretum. It's a superb place, I highly recommend a visit to it. WWI Tribute. Shot at Dawn... Lost at Basra, at only 18 years old. The Armed Forces Memorial, in early morning sunlight. And again, slightly later... A tribute to a fallen soldier, which really brings it home... A section of the Burma railway, which was built using slave labour under horrendous conditions. I ache...
  11. 2 points
    BAZ

    The Major Collision That Changed The Milky Way Galaxy

    See! Bacon just wouldn't have been so rude! πŸ˜„
  12. 2 points
    Craig

    Whirled Cup

    You and I are kindred spirits! πŸ˜†
  13. 2 points
    philjay

    Whirled Cup

    Been away the past few days. We found a pub to eat out at last night without a telly or radio blaring away, it was great to get away from the world cr@p and wombledon overcoverage. The bloke on the next table was watching it avidly on his phone, then leant over and said "Do you want to know the score?" My reply was "No thanks, we came here to get away from it" Oh and I was 11 in 66 and didnt watch that either. Proud to be a disbeliever.
  14. 2 points
    Doc

    Whirled Cup

    We played well in the first half, scored a good goal then once again found it hard to add another goal in open play. Then the second half we just sat back and defended allowing Croatia to gather strength. It was just a matter of time until they scored. England seem to do this a lot, score first and then settle in to defend. It doesn't work and if we carried on attacking in the second half then maybe it would have been a different outcome. In extra time they were just knackered and couldn't chase the ball, a bit of a shame considering they were the youngest team in the world cup, so one must presume the fittest. All in all a good world cup but I just can't stand all that passing back to the keeper.
  15. 2 points
    Ron Clarke

    The massed planes of the RAF

    Got the 3 F35's then (not that stealthy!!)
  16. 2 points
    Tweedledee

    Latest Purchases

    Just bought a new kindle book which is aimed at the 10 to 18 year old age group, but looks like a great buy for anyone getting into astronomy. It only came out yesterday. It is called "Being an Astronomer". The author seems to know his stuff. πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘ https://www.amazon.co.uk/Being-Astronomer-Philip-Pugh-ebook/dp/B07DMQVD15/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1531174497&sr=8-2&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=philip+pugh&dpPl=1&dpID=616RpFBX3RL&ref=plSrch
  17. 2 points
    Ibbo

    NJP Belt Mod

    Following the motor bracket bit of DIY I remembered Graham mentioned that it maybe possible to do a belt mod to the mount. A few PM's back and forward with graham checkibng I was orering the correct kit the new pulleys and belts were order Thursday evening and arrived today. I did the dec first then the RA The RA only took a few minutes as I had by then all the allen keys (I needed 6 different sizes) and correct drill sizes to hand. Thanks Graham much easier than an EQ6 to do.
  18. 2 points
    Graham

    BBC4 9PM

    And I bet they would get a better signal than some places round here 😎
  19. 2 points
    Bottletopburly

    Latest Purchases

    πŸ‘
  20. 1 point
    seven_legs

    Wymeswold saturday the 14th

    Havr a nice time Ron. Looking Forward to Saturday night
  21. 1 point
    Ron Clarke

    Wymeswold saturday the 14th

    I'm away with the caravan to Witney, sorry ...
  22. 1 point
    Graham

    M16 ha

    That is fabulous. Always reminds me of a Swan rearing up out of the water.
  23. 1 point
    Stephen

    Sol 8-7-2018 Ha

    Nice images and proms Steve
  24. 1 point
    Peter Shah

    M16 ha

    beautiful shot
  25. 1 point
    philjay

    Picture of the Month June 2018

    Well who would of thought it, clear sunlit and starlit skies in the UK? Its been more like the med these past weeks than dear old blighty and you folks have taken advantage of the conditions which is great to see. Apologies for the second late POTM roundup but holidays beckoned J Deep Sky Ibbo started the Deep Sky off this month with a belter of an image of the galaxy NGC6946, great to see the 132 performing so well. https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/14513-ngc-6946/ and a very detailed Crescent nebula in Ha with the same scope https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/14623-ngc-6888-ha/ A nice Tulip (SH2 101) from Graham in Ha https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/14483-sh2-101/ A good start by Alec on M13 https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/14549-m13/ and a nice M92 with his new pier https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/14591-m92-first-test-on-the-home-made-pier/ Chris P used itelescope in Nerpio Spain to go for M51 https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/14570-m51-taken-from-t18-itelescopenet-in-spain/ and then the Triffid from Aus https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/14600-m20-the-triffid-nebula/ I had a go with ngc3586 with itelescope in Aus https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/14585-ngc3586-wip-restart/ Brady gave us a nicely coloured Elephants Trunk https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/14613-updated-trunk-image/ and a pelican https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/14617-pelican-nebula/ 8472 posted this image of the NA and Pelican in widefield but I think it deserves a place in DSO. https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/14595-220618-north-america-pelican-nebulae/ A good image with a 250mm lens and unguided. Lunar Bottletopburly gave us an 88% moon https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/14611-moon-88/ ibbo gave us a 1st quater with the Tak 102 https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/14627-luna-21-6-2018/ Planetary A nice sharp Saturn shot from Ibbo A first from Alec with his Jupiter https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/14631-jupiter-first-ever-picture/ Brady gave us a double with Jupiter and saturn https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/14640-jupiter-saturn/ Solar Ibbo has made the most of the sunshine giving us 11 images, these are my g=faves https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/14553-sol-14-6-2018-ha/ https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/14625-sol-27-6-2018-ha-7-pane-mosaic/ https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/14630-sol-28-6-2018-ha/ Graham took time out from building his monster scope to give us a shot https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/14510-solar-from-today-02062018/ Widefield I like binoviewers southern stars image, very atmospheric https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/14545-a-few-southern-stars/ Peter Shah gave us a breathtaking image of the Milky Way over the Herschel Telescope https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/14562-milky-way-over-the-william-herschel-telescope/ wow what a view. So to round up I have 2 images which do it for me, there is Peter Shahs Milky Way over the Herschel and there is 8472s image of the NA and pelican. Whilst Peters image is gob smacking and I just wished I could get to see those skies I reckon the POTM for June goes to 8472 with an unguided image of the NA and Pelican using a 250mm telephoto on a Staradventurer mount. For that combo this is a really good image and shows what can be done with classic lenses and a staradventurer, well done Kev. https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/14595-220618-north-america-pelican-nebulae/
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