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  1. 14 points
    8472

    NGC 4565 - The Needle Galaxy

    Imaged with 200P OTA @ 1080mm/F/5, AVX & Peltier E-PL5 Processed with APP, Startools, GIMP & PS
  2. 9 points
    Graham

    California Neb from tonight 31.03.2020

    What a wonderful change to be out imaging again. Taken with the GT 81 and the QSI. Tried to rotate the focuser to get it all in but it was having none of it. Something else I will have to sort. 36 subs at 300 seconds. Captured and stacked in Maxim. Quick polish in PS 6. Click on the image to get to full res.
  3. 9 points
    Sheila

    m101

    try at LRGB with the Tak 130 native. searching for a target i could get easily LOL Tak 130 LRGB about 6 hours altogether 5 min subs guided sorry about the dust bunnies!
  4. 9 points
    Ibbo

    NGC 2841 even more data

    I went back to this and added a couple more nights of data and reprocessed from scratch. 200mm Toscano RC reduced withQSI cam 40 x L x 600secs 18x B x 600secs 17 x G x 600secs 17 x R x 600 secs
  5. 8 points
    Ibbo

    Venus meets M45 2-4-2020

    17 x 1sec Canon 7D @274mm click for full res
  6. 8 points
    Chris P.

    NGC4565 - The Needle Galaxy

    Hi everyone - Here's my take on the Needle Galaxy. Just over 12 hrs of RGB data with the C8 and Hyperstar. Hope you like it
  7. 8 points
    Derbyshire Dave

    How Many??????????????

    Walked through the wood at the back of our house on my exercise walk today. Nice to see that the northern wood ants are back... Anyone like to hazard a guess as to how many there are in this (very short!) video?
  8. 8 points
    Sheila

    IC443

    got a quick 2 1/2 hrs of Ha between clouds. Not brilliantly clear but enough to get something Tak 106 native Ha 10 and 15 minute subs unguided and a quick process
  9. 8 points
    Bottletopburly

    Leo Triplet Photo Bombed

    Single 240 sec sub Ruined with a meteor
  10. 8 points
    Brady

    Samyang 135mm+California Nebula

    Had my first decent test on the Samyang the past couple of nights, unfortunately where the California nebula is positioned i dont get much time but totaled just under 3 hours on it, i also would of liked some other filter data too but this was just seeing if everything is working ok...i need a bit of feedback from the widefielders if i can, its all new territory for me 😕
  11. 7 points
    Sunny Phil

    Venus and the Pleaides

    70mm focal length, ISO 6400 and 6 seconds exposure.
  12. 7 points
    red dwalf

    re processed M101 in Startools and photoshop

    i think i had over do the colour in the old version so i thought i`d give the data a re processing in Startools, first time i`ve ever do an LRGB image in Startools and i think it looks a lot more realistic.
  13. 7 points
    Clive

    A selection of Messier objects

    Finally got around to processing some of the images from last week. First up, M44, 30x180s, 400mm, F5.6, ISO1600: Another Messier triple in Leo, M95, M96 and M105, 30x180s, 400mm, F5.6 ISO1600: And finally part of the Virgo cluster centred on IC3344. A full frame 6.4 x 4.2 degree FOV with M58, M84, M86, M87, M88, M89, M90, M91, M98, M99 and M100. 60x60s, 200mm, F2.8, ISO1600:
  14. 7 points
    dave.hardy2

    C/2019 Y4 Atlas

    This my best image of comet C/2019 Y4 Atlas taken on 26/03/20. 12 x 150 sec @ ISO 800 stacked in DSS processed in Startools and CS6. This gave me a bit of a headache due to amount of green in the image so the colour balance isn't quite correct.
  15. 6 points
    Derbyshire Dave

    Spring is really here..

    Luckily we live on the edge of Lea Wood near Matlock, so our daily exercise has been taken there. Lovely to see that spring is truly in progress.. these were all taken in the last two days.. Daffodils Bluebells Wood Anenomes Wood Sorrell Celandine Wild Strawberry Yellow Archangel
  16. 6 points
    Ibbo

    M64 LRGB

    4 ea 600secs LRGB 2x2 binned with RC. Background a bit dark due to lack of data/noise.
  17. 5 points
    bryand

    Afternoon Moon

    I was pleased to get this picture, taken in the late afternoon. Stacked from 40 shots on my M10, 1/500th sec at ISO 320.
  18. 5 points
    Graham

    Solar from today 02.04.2020

    Managed to grab one single run at the Sun today between the clouds. Glad I persevered with it because I managed to capture a rather nice prom. I did add a Barlow to see if I could get a close up of it but there was no more breaks in the cloud. Usual kit of double stacked 60mm Lunt Point Grey camera. Captured in Fire Stack Stacked and wavelets added in Registax Polished up in PS 6. Click on an image to get to full res. False colour added in PS 6.
  19. 5 points
    Graham

    EQ 8 Horror story.

    Update. Had an update from the owner of this mount this morning. Motor refitted to the mount and working perfectly.
  20. 5 points
    Sheila

    Mrs R.

    Yes we need the thank them all. I have to grin and bear it as Dr Bec's is on the red A&E at derby royal as consultant which is the covid-19 area. She is on shift late tonight and nights all weekend. I don't like it but it his her job and very necessary, just hope all of them are OK as another medic died today, they are heroes. We at work are key workers but we don't come under so much risk as the front line folks. Today at work we had the local police calling at all the open businesses to see if they had any PPE as they were running short We managed several boxes of gloves and 200 masks which were up to the covid-19 specification. They were very happy, one police woman nearly in tears as they were so grateful. Keep safe all ☺️
  21. 5 points
    Brady

    Leo Triplet Photo Bombed

    My first test shot last week with this new lens got bombed by the ISS....if i went hunting for it every failure imaginable would happen...yours does look good though david...👌
  22. 5 points
    dave.hardy2

    M106

    A new one for me 38 x 300sec @ ISO800 and 36 x 300sec @ ISO1600 Processed in Startools and CS6
  23. 5 points
    Chris P.

    M106 RGB

    Hi everyone - I went back for a closer look at M106 and bagged 4hrs with the C8\Hyperstar and ZWO ASI 178 MC Cool. Processed in Pixinsight and PSCC 🔭😉
  24. 4 points
    BAZ

    Mrs R.

    I don't know how many of you will remember Nikki, she was the nurse that joined us in the early days when we had Sawley. I still keep in touch and she moved some years ago to Retford and not only remained in nursing, but studied and became more qualified. She was on Lorraine yesterday, here's the Youtube link.
  25. 4 points
    Al.Grant

    Mrs R.

    The care home my daughter works in had 4 suspected cases of the elderly residents. They got tested and 3 have come back positive, still waiting results for one and they now have another 4 suspected cases. I'm sitting here in lockdown and she's working in full PPE (apron, gloves, mask and goggles) - - Very proud of what she's doing but also worried!
  26. 4 points
    Sunny Phil

    Sunspot Alert

    There's a sunspot on the Learmonth images: I guess it would be well within the range of 5" scopes but difficult for binoculars.
  27. 4 points
    Bino-viewer

    Mrs R.

    She is a special lady indeed, and an amateur astronomer as well...!! 😀 Although i'm classed as a 'key worker' myself, what i do pales into complete insignificance compared to our front line nurses, doctors and other hospital staff. We are indebted to them. They do an amazing job.
  28. 4 points
    Sunny Phil

    Finally a proper moon shoot

    I got my Mak out with my DSLR and took 40 frames at 1.54m focal length, ISO100 and 1/250 second exposure.
  29. 4 points
    red dwalf

    good old M101, the Pinwheel Galaxy

  30. 4 points
    dave.hardy2

    M100

    10 x 600 sec @ ISO800 Processed in Startools and CS6
  31. 4 points
    dave.hardy2

    M108 The Surfboard Galaxy

    8 x 300 sec @ ISO800 and 10 x 600 sec @ ISO800 Processed in Startools and CS6
  32. 3 points
    tuckstar

    Mrs R.

    SWMBO has now been transfered to the wards at Derby. And apparently the Councils still want the parks open and the grass cut, so I'm now a key worker as well! Kids are having to still go school at least one day a week! My job doesn't even compare to what my wife, her colleagues and the rest of the NHS are doing, or what they will be faced with over next few months. Worrying times. Stay safe guys.
  33. 3 points
    bryand

    Venus and the Pleaides

    This was my best effort before the clouds rolled in:
  34. 3 points
    Al.Grant

    Mrs R.

    Spoke to my daughter this morning and it's all a bit grim. The people in there are all elderly and most are quite frail and some are in a bad way. The staff have most of the PPE they need but have come up with a DIY full face shield by using A4 laminator sheets with a couple of holes to attach to their goggles. A long way from ideal but it gives some protection against droplets landing on their faces and you've got to admire the resourcefulness of turning office stationary into protective equipment!
  35. 3 points
    Ibbo

    Sol 2-4-2020 Ha

    I managed 2 ser runs today one for the disc and one for the proms. give them a click for full res
  36. 3 points
    Nightspore

    Venus Dichotomy & the Moon

    I went out yesterday in the early evening to catch Venus and the Moon. At 18:00 I was set-up. It was still daylight and the wafted smell of barbecued food was emanating from somewhere. Venus was (more or less) at dichotomy and I was banking on the lunar terminator to show the Sea of Crises and the Petavius Rille well. I decided to use the 127mm Mak and WO binoviewers. I only used the 20mm WO SWAN’s and 15mm SuperViews combined with a 1.6x GPC. These gave about 123x and 164x respectively. It took me a while to position myself well as I like to sit immediately behind the OTA. Eventually I could see the Moon but it took me a few moments to locate Venus. Venus looked good at both magnifications although I preferred 123x. I thought there was a hint of cloud detail. It was still light enough for the glare not to be a problem and I had a polarising filter threaded into the GPC. As it got darker I removed the polarising filter and switched to viewing the Moon. First thing I looked for was the Petavius Rille and I wasn’t disappointed. Conditions were still decent regardless of the fact that the Moon was setting. Inevitably I replaced the SWAN’s again for the SuperViews and 164x. The SuperViews aren’t expensive eyepieces but they’re easy to merge and lightweight on the bino. There are often varying FOV’s claimed for them, although that’s a bit irrelevant for my bino’s as they can only give 66° anyway (I believe the SWAN’s are actually 72°). I could see a lot of detail in the Sea of Crises and the 'Wrinkly Ridge' was awesome. The large crater Endymion was particularly impressive at both magnifications and I could see a fair bit of detail in the crater wall itself. As the Moon got lower I could detect a slight ‘boiling’ and a bit of a breeze was occasionally rocking the scope slightly. So, after having a quick butcher’s at M42 I called it a night. I’d been out observing five nights in a row, which is pretty good for late March. Simulated images by courtesy of SkySafari 6 Pro & Moon Atlas
  37. 3 points
    Brantuk

    Mrs R.

    I have nothing but respect for Nikki and all NHS workers on the front line risking their own lives in order to save others. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of them and their patients.
  38. 3 points
    Doc

    Mrs R.

    I remember chatting to her a few times, seems a long time ago now. I just want to repeat what Rob says, all front line workers are doing a fantastic job under very difficult circumstances and I take my hat of to them, a massive thankyou from me.
  39. 3 points
    Derbyshire Dave

    What to do in the dark if it's cloudy..

    Well, it was clear earlier, so I set up my Vixen mount with my wide field setup, ... but it was not to be.. them pesky clouds rolled in.. So, Plan B. I'd been tidying in the garden all day, so my first fire of the year, MAN STUFF!. Steve, you should have been here with those Old Speckled Hens
  40. 2 points
    Chris P.

    My M51 (plus a little something from the Nordic Optical Telescope)

    Hi everyone - I've added approx 9 hours of data to my M51 image for a total of just over 12 hrs on this target. What really started to emerge is the extent to which the faint detail from M51a extends into space. I've also downloaded the raw FITS files for M51 from the Nordic Optical Telescope (NOT) on La Palma and had a go at processing their data in Pixinsight. Hope you like it 🙂
  41. 2 points
    philjay

    Picture of the Month March 2020

    Picture of the month March 2020 A nice few clear nights towards the end of the month was most welcome and quite a few made the most of it with visual as well as imaging, well done all. Comets, Asteroids , Meteors The target for a lot of folks this month has been the comet Atlas so here are the captures:- Dave Hardy https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17457-c2019-y4-atlas/ Clive https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17387-comet-c2014-y4-atlas-with-m81-m82/ ChrisP https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17425-comet-c2019-y4-atlas/ Deep Sky Derbyshire Dave kicked the month off with some Tadpoles https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17319-ic410-the-tadpoles/ plus a close up of the Rosette https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17358-rosette-nebula-in-narrowband-colour/ loads of data in the Jellyfish https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17438-the-jellyfish-nebula/ Ibbo has been galaxy bagging https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17325-ngc-2403-lrgb/ plus an open cluster https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17328-m37-rgb/ https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17461-ngc-2841-even-more-data/ https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17329-ngc891-more-data/ https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17445-m63-lrgb/ https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17449-m64-lrgb/ Ron Clarke gave us the Leo Triplet and Owl Nebula https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17333-the-leo-triplet-revisited-the-owl-nebula/ and M3 plus https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17432-m3-and-another/ Plus M44 and the Rosette https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17439-m44-ngc2238-rosette-nebula/ Chris P gave us the Monkey Head https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17346-ngc2175-aka-the-monkey-head-nebula-bi-colour/ M82 https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17375-m82-cigar-galaxy/ plus its companion https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17401-m81-bodes-galaxy-in-rgb/ and he had a go at the Tadpoles https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17374-ic410-the-tadpoles-bi-colour/ and M106 https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17451-m106-rgb/ Clive gave us M81 and 82 https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17400-m81-m82-ngc2976-plus-a-few-other-neighbours/ plus a good selection of Messiers https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17466-a-selection-of-messier-objects/ Brady gave us the Heart and Soul https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17413-heart-and-soul/ plus the California with his Samyang, I must get one of these lenses. https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17450-samyang-135mmcalifornia-nebula/ 8472 gave us a shot of the Needle galaxy https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17458-ngc-4565-the-needle-galaxy/ Red dwarf gave us M101 https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17465-good-old-m101-the-pinwheel-galaxy/ and so did Sheila https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17464-m101/ Graham closed off the month with his shot of the California https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17471-california-neb-from-tonight-31032020/ Lunar Ibbo gave us a mosaic https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17351-luna-8-3-20-9-pane-mosaic/ Graham was testing out the new scope https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17350-first-light-for-the-f15-scope-luna-mosaic/ Bottletopburly gave us a shot of the gibbous phase https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17348-87-waxing-gibbeous-moon/ Planetary Venus is giving a fine show this month still and Ibbo captured it here https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17384-venus-15-3-uv-ir-ir/ plus Sunnyphil here https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17379-venus-with-my-dslr/ Solar Graham started the months images off with https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17399-solar-from-today-21032020/ Ibbo gave us some prom activity here https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17434-sol-prom-activity-25-3-20202/ https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17435-sol-25-3-2020-ha-fd/ https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17447-sol-26-3-2020-ha/ Widefield Clive gave us a widefield Orion https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17335-widefield-orion/ A very atmospheric shot from ChrisP https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17416-starry-skies-over-cranfleet-cut-sawley/ who says Sawley cant look attractive? J Even I got out with a camera this month with Orion https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17419-orion/ So a great set of images there folks but now I have to choose. Hmm.... The image I keep going back to this month is Clives image of the Comet Atlas. Why? Because theres loads going on in there and good composition, I love it https://www.eastmidlandsstargazers.org.uk/topic/17387-comet-c2014-y4-atlas-with-m81-m82/
  42. 2 points
    Bottletopburly

    all you fantastic computer people, i need help with obsy Pc

    If you have more than one ram pull one out and reeboot , if it still same keep swapping to see if you can find if it’s a dodgy ram stick .
  43. 2 points
    Ibbo

    all you fantastic computer people, i need help with obsy Pc

    You need a really big hammer to give it a proper telling off.
  44. 2 points
    Chris P.

    Picture of the Month March 2020

    Well done Clive 👍🏻
  45. 2 points
    RonC

    Picture of the Month March 2020

    Congrats Clive and thanks again Phil 👍
  46. 2 points
    Graham

    Picture of the Month March 2020

    Nice one Clive
  47. 2 points
    Sheila

    Picture of the Month March 2020

    well done clive 👍
  48. 2 points
    BAZ

    Picture of the Month March 2020

    Congrats Clive, it is an impressive image. Thank Phil, a bit trickier this time, some excellent images.
  49. 2 points
    Ibbo

    Picture of the Month March 2020

    Congrats Clive. And thanks to Phil for the write up.
  50. 2 points
    RonC

    Mrs R.

    Thanks for all you are doing Nikki 👍
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