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  1. 8 points
    Doc

    Back graden observing session 15.02.2018

    15.02.2018 Back garden Skywatcher 120ED Esprit Delos and Clave eyepieces Clear skies Mild wind and cold Started off the night by visiting the Trapezium in Orion. I have visited this so many times and once again tonight bought a smile to my face. I managed to see the "E" star at 10.3 mag. It's strange as "F" is 10.2 mag but I couldn't see that one. The "E" star appeared while using the 4.5mm Delos giving me x186 and showed a clear gap between A & E. I hadn't set up my Alt/Az encoders and decided to star hop throughout the observing session, it makes good practice, my first target I tried for was the supernova 2018PV in Ngc 3941. I eventually found the area where the galaxy resides but there was no hint of a core and indeed a smudge which would detect where the galaxy was hiding. After about 20 minutes I gave up. Next is a list of the doubles I tried to separate last night: Rigel in Orion, 0.28/6.8, sep 9.5", Split using 6mm Delos Algieba ( Gamma Leo), 2.3/3.6, sep 4.7", split using a 4.5mm Delos Kappa Leo, 4.4/9.7, sep 2.4", Split using 4.5 Delos 38 Lynx, 3.8/6.0, sep 2.5", split using 4.5 Delos Cor Caroli (Alpha Canes Venacti), 2.8/5.5, sep 19.3", split using 12mm Clave Alula Borealis (Nu Ursa Major), 3.4/10.1, sep 7.8", very faint but split using 12mm Clave 57 Ursa Major, 5.3/10.6, sep 5.5", split using 6mm Delos Eta Canis Minor, 5.2/11.1, sep 4.1", Could not split Theta Hydra, 2.8/9.9, sep 20", Very faint but split using 6mm Delos Epsilon Hydra, 3.4/5.0, sep 2.8", Very hard maybe a peanut split using 4.5mm Delos Delta Hydra, 4.1/10.7, sep 2.7", Very hard but did split using 4.5mm Delos STF 1254 (Cancer), Lies within M67, 6.4/10.3, sep 20.6", split using 12mm Clave Epsilon Cancri, Lies within M67, 6.2/7.4, sep 134", Really easy at any eyepiece length I also had a look at M63 the Sunflower Galaxy a Spiral Galaxy in Canes Venacti, this appeared as just a very faint motting of the background, I could not even detect a core or a shape. The other galaxy I looked for was M94 another spiral galaxy in Canes Venacti, I had more luck with this one being mag 7.9. It showed a core but I could not detect an edge or a shape. The time was about 22.30 by now so I called it a night.
  2. 8 points
    Ibbo

    NGC 3941 with SN 2018PV

    200mm Toscano RC and SX694 9 x 300secs
  3. 7 points
    philjay

    NGC3324

    One from daanunder this afto. NGC3324 in Carina. 10 minutes with a Sky90
  4. 6 points
    Bino-viewer

    Worth a watch if you have 15mins spare......

    Short film i've just seen. If you are a sci-fi nut (like me ) i'm sure you'll enjoy it ! .....and if you have a nice big screen, better still.
  5. 6 points
    Tweedledee

    Tesla roadster passes globular

    It was magnitude 20 in Hydra yesterday... http://spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_upload.php?upload_id=142753 Roadster in space gallery... http://spaceweathergallery.com/index.php?title=tesla&title2=spacex
  6. 6 points
    BAZ

    New Belper Dark Site

    Could we maybe deal with problems when they actually arise, we haven't actually set foot in the place yet. We had a twenty minute meeting with Sharon and basically agreed that we have access to the field, including the facilities, which as Daz has mentioned is very flexible. Once we have tried it out I am sure we will be a bit more at ease with things. We can further discuss with Sharon about staying over, but as it's her living, I would be happy to pay to stay over if it means I don't have to struggle to pack up in the dark and drive home tired. Surely this has got to be better than what we had over at the CC?
  7. 5 points
    Ibbo

    Luna 22-2-2018 2 pane Mosaic

    250 of 750 frames with Tak 102 and Chameleon3 cam Stacked in AS3 sharpened and stitched imppg and PS Click through for full res.
  8. 5 points
    Tweedledee

    New Belper Dark Site

    This lady Sharon doesn't yet know what a rowdy bunch of drunken hooligans we are at a starparty. So she seems very sensible in not giving us full entry rights from day one. Sounds like she's doing us a favour here and we need to prove to her that we can abide by her rules.
  9. 5 points
    Allan the Plumber

    NGC 3941 more data

    Have added more Ha data think its the best i'm going to get Ha600s x5 Ha1200 x 5 Darks Bias and Flats Stretched to hell in Pixinsight finished with Ps6 SuperHa by Allan Young-Hares, on Flickr
  10. 5 points
    Ron Clarke

    Jellyfish and Cone Nebulae

    From Thursdays clear, Moonless night. Both done with the ED80 1000d HEQ5 Wifi QHY5 Struggled with processing as I used longer timed subs, 5-10 mins when I usually use 3-5 mins. (or is it me!)
  11. 4 points
    Alec

    Luna 22 02 2018

    Two different scopes ED80 and Williams Optics Zenithstar 61. Both shots ISO 200 at 1/125 .... 5 images stacked in infinity Photo. I bought the WO 61 to leave at work in Switzerland nice little scope.
  12. 4 points
    Daz Type-R

    New Belper Dark Site

    Spot on Pete. We have to remember that this is new ground for her, she doesn't know us, doesn't know what we are like and is very generously letting us use her land, she is a very reasonable person and I think in time, we may be able to get the access sorted and come to some arrangement about people stopping over, but we need to remember this, primarily, this is a dark site, not a EMS sleep over, we have never stopped over at our dark sites before, so before we all start dragging our tents and tin snails over, lets use it for what we primarily got it for and in time, I am sure we can come to some sort of arrangement. I too am keen to take a tent or something over on a Saturday night and rather than pack up at 2 am, put my head down in the tent, but small steps first, I think we are a little way off doing that yet but lets not rule it out. Appreciate the responses all, keep the ideas coming. Thanks all.
  13. 4 points
    Graham

    A few visitors from this morning.

    After the success of the ST 80 I decided to push things a bit so I mounted the Cannon onto the back of my 5 inch Helios. My ever obliging Robin sat for his portrait . This is un-cropped. Click on image a couple of times for full res.
  14. 4 points
    Ibbo

    NGC 2903

    200mm Toscano RC and SX694 27 x 300secstest run ,scope needs collimating and a not to the user to do flats before removing CCD in future
  15. 4 points
    andyboy1970

    12 minute Rosette

    Due to misshapen stars after the Meridian flip & focuser rotation (36 subs) here is the 4 subs prior to the flip. Canon 550d (Modded), WO Megraz 72fd + FF, EQ6 4x 3 minute subs + Darks & Flats.
  16. 4 points
    Allan the Plumber

    Supernova in NGC3941

    A very quick Ha data of the supernova in NGC 3941 5 x 10min Ha subs SuperHa by Allan Young-Hares, on Flickr
  17. 3 points
    Ibbo

    NGC 3941 more data

    Its an awkward one to process as it is almost overwhealmed by the core of the galaxy. I may try a load of shorter subs if i get another go at it.
  18. 3 points
    Graham

    A few visitors from this morning.

    Decided to grab a few shots whilst I was waiting for my solar image to run through Registax. Mounted my Cannon onto the back of an ST 80.
  19. 2 points
    8472

    Latest Purchases

    A nice bit of vintage glass came through the post today! Also the essential infinity M42 to EF adaptor ring to go with it.
  20. 2 points
    Bottletopburly

    One for @graham and @Doc

    stumbled on this @Graham @Doc thought it may be up your street http://www.anderswallin.net/tag/wedge/
  21. 2 points
    philjay

    New Belper Dark Site

    Yeah thats fine, but you did ask if we had any questions Im fine with it and looking forward to giving it a go
  22. 2 points
    Graham

    Warning to Astronomers

    Had an email from Sara Wagner this morning. Requesting money to help her pay for hospital treatment for her cousin. Complete scam of course. I have been in touch with Sara to warn her of what's going on. Seems she was hacked and the perpetrators are now using her contact book to try and scam astronomy folks. Keep your eyes open for this one.
  23. 2 points
    Bottletopburly

    fitting sw autofocuser to 200pds

    Changed the sw autofocuser from 200p to the 200pds ,bit of messing about needed due to a grub screw being hidden but this is overcome by a spacer on bracket ,all seems to work just need to trim screws to length ,oh and the ota does needs flocking so strip down job required and a trip to wilkinsons to get the flocking .
  24. 2 points
    Allan the Plumber

    NGC 3941 more data

    sorry wrong image posted NGC3941_16Feb by Allan Young-Hares, on Flickr NGC3941_16Feb by Allan Young-Hares, on Flickr
  25. 2 points
    BAZ

    New form of light.

    OK, mind blown, it sort of doesn't surprise me I suppose that technology is flying along these days. Probably as much as it's always done, but just that I am getting older. http://www.iflscience.com/physics/physicist-have-created-a-new-form-of-light-that-can-interact-like-atoms/
  26. 2 points
    Graham

    Solar from today 18.02.2018

    Managed to grab a few runs at the sun this morning before the high cloud moved in. Not a lot going on at the moment. Usual kit.
  27. 2 points
    BAZ

    All set up and hoping for a supernova

    I know that it's mag 12.7, but it's never as bright as it's posted mag. I know that it's spread out across it's entire surface, but some of the fuzzies I have looked for should have been well within the capability of my scope, but sometimes I can't even see them. I suspect that even thought the supernova has increased it's brightness, I reckon it's going to be a tricky one visually.
  28. 1 point
    Graham

    Luna 22-2-2018 2 pane Mosaic

    Thats a great image. The detail at full res is awesome
  29. 1 point
    Doc

    New Belper Dark Site

    Couldn't agree more.
  30. 1 point
    Bottletopburly

    fitting sw autofocuser to 200pds

    yes i have a back log to get through ,so tonight recheck the 200pds ,and maybe take the telrad base off the 200p that needs fitting to the mak ,130pds & 200pds already have a telrad base fitted (need to squeeze it all in as i need to back up the SSD on sons pc this week as i need to order his new pc and send the SSD to the company that will build his new unit ) oh and i have incoming 130pds part coming soon so then that needs sorting
  31. 1 point
    Stephen

    NGC 3941 more data

    Nice image Allan
  32. 1 point
    Smithysteve

    NGC3324

    Incredible detail! πŸ‘ ... and only 10 mins!
  33. 1 point
    Sheila

    Happy Birthday Allan.

    Happy Birthday
  34. 1 point
    BAZ

    New form of light.

    Maybe next weekend eh Pete.
  35. 1 point
    philjay

    Back graden observing session 15.02.2018

    Thats a good price Baz, I got mine direct from S&T shop a few years ago when they started reprinting, it was twice that price I reckon. Again another good doubles book is the Cambridge Double Star Atlas if you can get it.
  36. 1 point
    Smithysteve

    Back graden observing session 15.02.2018

    Thanks Mick, I will have a go at the nova if clouds part over next few days. I was out on that night too! I went to the Sherwood Obs first for a couple of hours for a meeting, I got back about 09.45pm and went straight out with the 16” until just after 12.00, looking at spring gals, etc. but I was not aware of the nova until I read about it on here.
  37. 1 point
    Daz Type-R

    Happy Birthday Allan.

    Belated happy birthday, hope you had a great day.
  38. 1 point
    Graham

    NGC 3941 with SN 2018PV

    Thats a great piece of work.
  39. 1 point
    Bottletopburly

    mak 127MM

    D plate fitted to Mak ,one small job done ,tick
  40. 1 point
    Allan the Plumber

    Jellyfish and Cone Nebulae

    Very nice Ron πŸ‘
  41. 1 point
    Bottletopburly

    mak 127MM

    Yes mak is ready for firstlight πŸ‘ I must set it up even if it’s just visually
  42. 1 point
    Bino-viewer

    Supernova in NGC3941

    Great capture Allan
  43. 1 point
    Smithysteve

    Supernova in NGC3941

    Excellent! Caught it nicely πŸ‘Œ
  44. 1 point
    Smithysteve

    Happy Birthday Allan.

    Happy Birthday Allan! πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘ Have a great day! (And a nice kip this afters! 🀩)
  45. 1 point
    Graham

    Supernova in NGC3941

    Good work that man.
  46. 1 point
    Allan the Plumber

    Happy Birthday Allan.

    Will do Ron will sleep this afternoon having dinner with Neighbours tonight
  47. 1 point
    Tweedledee

    Supernova in NGC3941

    That has pulled it out nicely Allan.
  48. 1 point
    Doc

    Happy Birthday Allan.

    Hope you have a great birthday Allan
  49. 1 point
    Doc

    All set up and hoping for a supernova

    It's all within murk down low as well, if it higher you might have a chance Martyn with a 12"
  50. 1 point
    BAZ

    Supernova in NGC3941

    Nicely done, it's not that bright. Apparently visually you need a 24" to see it with any clarity.
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