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  1. 9 points
    Derbyshire Dave

    Sadr and the Gamma Cygni Nebula in Ha

    Taken just over a week ago, 28 x 300 seconds in Ha with darks, flats and darkflats applied. Processed in PixInsight and Photoshop.. ZWO ASI183Pro cooled camera at -10deg. HEQ5 mount, controlled by Sequence Generator pro and PHD2. (FULL RESOLUTION LOWER DOWN). I've always wanted to try to share at a better resoloution, so here is my first attempt at using the free version of Astrobin. Click on the THUMBNAIL below for FULL RESOLUTION . Let me know if it works please..
  2. 9 points
    Doc

    Bempton Cliffs

    Went to Bempton on Thursday, weather was pretty bad driving up there but once we arrived the sun came out. We left about 15.30 for the two and a half hour drive home and after dinner I looked at Birdguides and was gutted when it said there was a Black Browed Albatross at Bempton at 16.30. Apparently the last one was in 1982 so I have a long wait for the next one. There was loads of birds at Bempton and Flamborough, I have never seen so many Gannets. Hope you enjoy the photos. Guillemot Puffin Gannet Razorbill Puffin Gannet Razorbills Tree Sparrow Bridled Guillemot and Common Guillemot to show the difference Rock Pipit Gannet Guillemot Puffins Rock Dove Gannets
  3. 8 points
    Derbyshire Dave

    Rare White Pyramidal Orchid

    We went to Pleasley Pit Nature Resrve this morning on a grey, dismal and wet day. It's near junction 29 on the M1 .. and an excellent place for orchids. We were lucky to find a white pyramidal orchid. These are normally bright pink. Cath's a huge wild orchid fan and we have travelled over the country looking for them. We have seen white versions of many, including early purple orchid, common spotted orchid and fragrant orchid, but in all of the years we have done it, this is the only white pyramidal we have ever found.. The normal is pink..
  4. 4 points
    Ibbo

    Sol 5-7-20 Ha

    Slightly different process on the ROF image to bring out the faint prom at 9 o'clock
  5. 4 points
    philjay

    POTM June 2020

    Weather wise this month has certainly had variety, from the clear nights and hot days at the beginning of the month to the traditional wet British summer we are more used to. So the images this month have reflected this turn in the weather so well done for all those who gathered photons whilst the skies were clear. Comets, Asteroids, Meteors Derbyshire Dave was tracking the ISS, not an easy job https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17939-the-iss/ Deep Sky A nice Crescent in Ha from Redwarf https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17960-crescent-nebula-in-ha/ and his belated M13 here https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17972-m13-lrgb/ A smooth image of M51 from Jonathan Nicholls https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17967-m51-whirlpool-galaxy-attempt/ Ibbo gave us a really detailed image of M101 https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17973-m101-lrgb-with-dual-rig/ and the Sadr Region in Ha https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18034-sadr-region-including-ic1318/ Silentrunning gave us a close up of the Butterfly Nebula https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17971-the-butterfly-nebula-finished/ A nice M27 from RonC https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18009-m27/ plus he gave us a nice image of the Veil https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18041-a-june-witchs-broom/ ChrisP gave us a view of the Veil Nebula https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18022-eastern-veil-nebula-in-cygnus/ plus a Lobster Claw from daan unda https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18059-ngc6357-lobster-nebula-in-sho-from-siding-spring-obsy/ Derbyshire Dave went for the Pelican https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18030-pelican-and-north-america-in-ha/ Lunar Matt Baker gave us a mosaic of the 69% disc https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17940-90-panel-140mp-lunar-mosaic-69-phase-310520/ and Ibbo gave us a mosaic https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17957-luna-1-6-2020-6-pane-mosaic/ Even I got a scope out on the moon https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17954-brushing-up-my-lunar/ Solar Ibbo has been busy this month, here are a few https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17936-sol-31-5-2020-ha-cak/ https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17982-sol-8-6-2020-hacak-wl/ https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17992-sol-13-6-2020-ha/ https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17999-sol-15-6-20-ha-cak/ Widefield There was some Noctilucent Cloud activity this month and Ibbo and Clive captured some of it https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18024-noctilucent-cloud-22-06-20/ https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18025-noctilucent-clouds-22-6-2020/ Clive also gave us a Cygnus widefield https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/18048-milky-way-in-cygnus/ Despite the weather there have been some great images, thanks for posting folks. There is one image I keep going back to and thats Ibbos M101 taken with his dual rig. The depth of detail and colour really make this image, add to that subtle processing and it's a corker, well done Steve. https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17973-m101-lrgb-with-dual-rig/
  6. 3 points
    Ibbo

    Sol 6-7-2020 Ha & Cak

    Ha with Lunt 60mm and D/S Chamelon cam Ed 80 reduced & Lunt 600 Cak bf do the clicky thing for full res.
  7. 3 points
    Ibbo

    Sol 5-7-20 Ha

    Ha with Lunt 60mm and D/S Chameleon cam 200 frames stacked do the clicky thing for full res.
  8. 3 points
    Alec

    Obs Update

    Well about finished other than adding a few shelves. Finished the floor in heavy duty click tiles, painted the walls with Sandtex, added a few brush seals, levelled and polar aligned the pier, sold the ED 80 and purchased a Mak150 for planetary and still awaiting the F2.8 150 sharp star, itโ€™s about 2 weeks in a long boat trip from China.
  9. 2 points
    Bottletopburly

    Wow ๐Ÿ˜ฎ didnโ€™t expect this

  10. 2 points
    wolfman_55

    3D Printer & Mini PC

    Hi All, I treated myself to a 3D printer as I've got more time on my hands than normal. I bought a Creality Ender 3 Pro. Can't get over how good the prints are and how useful it is. My wife was a bit skeptical as you can imagine, but I'd recommend it if you're into DIY and moding stuff. I've put some images of the astro bits I've designed and printed here: http://www.kwed.co.uk/ Looking forward to some clear skies to try out the Mini PC. I've loaded it up with Stellarium, Stellariumscope, APT, PHD2 and Platesolve2. It's not blistering fast so it will be interesting to see how quick it plate solves...... Hoping it should be able to manage PHD2 and imaging at the same time. Dave
  11. 2 points
    Sunny Phil

    June 2020

    https://sungazer127mak.blogspot.com/2020/06/june-2020.html
  12. 2 points
    Bino-viewer

    Happy Birthday Kev

    Happy Birthday Kev ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŽ‚๐Ÿบ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿน๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ”ญ (8472) Have a great day !!
  13. 2 points
    Bottletopburly

    Obs Update

    Alec there is a thread on your new scope on CN https://www.cloudynights.com/topic/663055-new-sharpstar-15028hnt-initial-impression-with-pics/ worth having a read may come in handy .
  14. 2 points
    Glafnazur

    Obs Update

    I am thinking of getting a Mak for planetary viewing. I am leaning towards the Bresser 127, it looks a nice scope.
  15. 2 points
    philjay

    Potm June, slight delay

    Soz folks, a bit rushed here so I will give it my undevided attention this weekend, promise
  16. 1 point
    Bino-viewer

    Wow ๐Ÿ˜ฎ didnโ€™t expect this

    Geweldig talent. Maar ik moet aan mijn Nederlandse Dave werken.......๐Ÿ˜‰
  17. 1 point
    Derbyshire Dave

    Sadr and the Gamma Cygni Nebula in Ha

    Bear with me Clive, I haven't done this before, that was part of the reason for doing it - to try it out.. If I click in the thumbnail (I'm using Firefox), I get a screeen with two options at the top right, first is "Full Resolution" second is "Technical Card". I haven't immediately got a "5479 x 3655" to upload, as I was a "silly billy" and downsized and stupidly didn't save the original. We're away for in the morning for a few days, but next week I'll have a good play, try uploading a larger version as a png as Steve says, and see the how that works. I'll maybe do that as a post, and let you know. Appreciate your interest and help, that's how we all learn.
  18. 1 point
    Clive

    Sadr and the Gamma Cygni Nebula in Ha

    When I click on the Astrobin thumbnail it takes me to the image, if I click it again it takes me to the technical card. I don't see any 'full res' tab in either. Am I doing something wrong?
  19. 1 point
    Ibbo

    Sadr and the Gamma Cygni Nebula in Ha

    Astrobin Even if you upload as a png it will report it as a jpeg on here. When I post mine I go the full res image on astrobin and right click the "copy image location" and paste that into "insert other media " as "insert image from URL" but it still requires clicking through to the full res image.
  20. 1 point
    Clive

    Sadr and the Gamma Cygni Nebula in Ha

    @Dave I downloaded the maximum resolution images I could get, the Astrobin JPG was only 1824 x 1217 but the Flickr JPG was 2400 x 1601. @Steve which site are you referring to?
  21. 1 point
    Bottletopburly

    Sadr and the Gamma Cygni Nebula in Ha

    Cracking ๐Ÿ‘
  22. 1 point
    Ibbo

    Sadr and the Gamma Cygni Nebula in Ha

    Nice shot. Yes it works.
  23. 1 point
    RonC

    Sol 6-7-2020 Ha & Cak

    Starting to pick up Steve, great images..๐Ÿ‘
  24. 1 point
    BAZ

    POTM June 2020

    Congratulations on a stunning image Ibbo. Many thanks for all your hard work Phil.
  25. 1 point
    8472

    POTM June 2020

    Love the detail, Steve. Excellent work.
  26. 1 point
    Sunny Phil

    June 2020

    I slept during the day. I wasn't working. I'm back working part-time now, so expect a few less photos.
  27. 1 point
    Sheila

    Happy Birthday Kev

    Happy Birthday
  28. 1 point
    Sheila

    POTM June 2020

    Nice one Steve ๐Ÿ˜
  29. 1 point
    philjay

    Happy Birthday Kev

    Happy birthday Kev
  30. 1 point
    Bottletopburly

    June 2020

    Well done Phil , surprised you got time to sleep ๐Ÿ‘
  31. 1 point
    Clive

    June 2020

    Looks like you've had a busy month, I like the Saturn image on the 24th. It must take some time to put all that together.
  32. 1 point
    Derbyshire Dave

    POTM June 2020

    Yeah, I agree. I missed that.. THANK YOU PHIL FOR ALL OF YOUR HARD WORK, it must be a a very tricky job..
  33. 1 point
    RonC

    POTM June 2020

    Great image Steve, more data?!! Thanks Phil for your diligence in POTM...
  34. 1 point
    Doc

    POTM June 2020

    What a fantastic image Steve well done on PoTM.
  35. 1 point
    Clive

    POTM June 2020

    It was worth the wait, well done Steve, another of your excellent images.
  36. 1 point
    Derbyshire Dave

    Bempton Cliffs

    Really excellent set of photos Mick, well done. Lovely to be able to get out again and visit places like this. I didn't even know there was a Bridled Guillemot. We have birding friends who have moved recently to Flamorough, so they're very lucky. Gutted for you about the albatross..
  37. 1 point
    RonC

    Bempton Cliffs

    I think it's a Meadow Pipit Mick, the legs are flesh coloured and Rock Pipit's have dark legs plus the breast marking's are different, sorry! Ron
  38. 1 point
    Brantuk

    Happy Birthday Kev

    Happy birthday Kev ๐Ÿ™‚
  39. 1 point
    Doc

    Bempton Cliffs

    400mm lens would be great especially for the gannets as they were pretty close.
  40. 1 point
    RonC

    Bempton Cliffs

    Great set of photo's Mick, you missed an Albatross!! That's a big 'dip'!! Was there much at Flamborough, I remember our trip a few years ago with the Wryneck etc...
  41. 1 point
    seven_legs

    Happy Birthday Kev

    Happy birthday mate. Hope you had a great day ๐ŸŽ‚
  42. 1 point
    Streetbob

    Happy Birthday Kev

    Happy Birthday. Hope youโ€™re enjoying it.
  43. 1 point
    Ibbo

    Happy Birthday Kev

    Happy orbit completion day ๐ŸŒž
  44. 1 point
    Doc

    Rare White Pyramidal Orchid

    Looks an awesome specimen Dave.
  45. 1 point
    Doc

    Happy Birthday Kev

    Have a great birthday Kev.
  46. 1 point
    DaveJW

    Happy Birthday Kev

    Happy birthday Kev.
  47. 1 point
    Derbyshire Dave

    Happy Birthday Kev

    Happy Birthday Kev. Hope you and your family have a great day.. Dave and Cath
  48. 1 point
    Bottletopburly

    Happy Birthday Kev

    Happy birthday ๐Ÿฅณ Kev ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‚
  49. 1 point
    RonC

    GoldFocus

    They look good but expensive!
  50. 1 point
    Derbyshire Dave

    The ISS ......

    Last week was my first attempt at tracking and photographing the International Space Station. Used SkyTrack tracking software which made the mount track the ISS and then took a video in Sharpcap. Processed this in PiPP to give the individual frames. Looking forward to my next go, must get that exposure down!
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