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From: Sgl - How To Use The Blogs

Posted by ant in SGL - how to do stuff., 07 June 2012 · 1,261 views

Hi All,

It'll take a little time to write all of these things up, but here is the first.

A guide to making an entry on your BLOG. Wasn't quite what I hoped adding content mid post, but I guess I still need to get...



Posted by cutepetgroomer in cutepetgroomer's Blog, 22 August 2014 · 19 views

I am hoping that soon enough I can have my new 1.25 eyepieces. I love the format I have as well. I just want to be able to use filters as well. I know most of the time I am in light polluted skies and the use of a filter is beneficial even if by a small fraction. I still have yet to discover which telescope for me four millimeter, but that's okay. Right n...


Funny old week

Posted by Hawksmoor in Blog 19648, 26 July 2014 · 354 views

Last few days it has been very hot, so quite unusual for us folk on the windy East Coast. Even went in the sea and it was WARM!
Due to haze and visiting grandchildren didn't use either of my telescopes but on the plus side had some great wide-field views through my 11x80 binoculars . M13, M92 and M31 :smiley: :smiley: :smiley: . Managed to view a numbe...


Couple of viewings

Posted by MattJenko in Confusion, 20 July 2014 · 260 views

Managed to get some first lights as it appears to be called!

Friend popped down to collect the 130EQ he is taking off my hands. We had a little star party in North Essex. The skies were not overly kind, so left the HEQ5 to its own crazy non aligned weirdness and concentrated on the newtonians. Saturn was found in both to great effect and we did a fe...


Live Stacking now available!

Posted by Paul81 in LodestarLive Development, 13 July 2014 · 438 views

It ha been a while (thanks to a hectic work schedule) but there first beta version featuring live stacking is now available:


I am looking forward to seeing the results of peoples observing sessions!


plan executed

Posted by pojara in pojara's Blog, 06 July 2014 · 218 views

Last night highlights.
the Moon and Mars :cool:
M 29 :smiley:
Cygnus Rift :grin:
M 103 :smiley:
M 52 - next time
NGC 147 and NGC 185 - some other time or never
M 110 :cool:

the sky was very clear - 360o no clouds :) smallest visible star: mag 10 :) (or better - between 12 and 1 o'clock visibility was great)
I was playing with the mount and...


bring on the polishing!!

Posted by crashtestdummy in crashtestdummy's Blog, 04 July 2014 · 254 views

well after just over 80 hours im ready to pour a pitch lap and start polishing!!!
here is a picture to show some shine on the blank after grinding with 600.

hopefully on Wednesday I should be pouring the pitch lap and Thursday all being well I should be starting the pol...


My first try at observing in years

Posted by Scruffy in Stream of Bewilderment, 04 July 2014 · 230 views

So, the day is here! Actually, I am getting an early start. I have the scope (a little Celestron Astromaster 114) set up. The sky is still quite bright at this time. I set up early because it's been so long, I didn't think I could do it in the dark. I forgot about my neighbor's trees. My view to the south (in hopes of looking at Saturn) is significa...


My Quark Chromosphere turned up this morning. Hurrah.

Posted by DrRobin in DrRobin's Blog, 25 June 2014 · 175 views

My Quark Chromosphere turned up this morning. Hurrah.


Lightbridges new-style any problems with them????

Posted by LB-10-LB in Lightbridges-any problems with the new versions?, 24 June 2014 · 223 views

Good day,
I have recently ordered a 10 inch deluxe Lightbridge since i found out the new ones are better than the old ones...
I dont think somehow that is completely true so I ask anyone who has owned or owns a lightbridge since 2012

(Beacause the new versions came out in 2012).
Are there any problems with it and can u see detail on the planets,deep sky...


Any reviews on the new lightbridges

Posted by LB-10-LB in Lightridges-new version, 22 June 2014 · 259 views

Any reviews on the new Lightbridges aspeccialy Meade LIghtbridge 10 inch deluxe


The reply to Milner Post

Posted by Geryllax Vu in Geryllax Vu's Blog, 17 June 2014 · 261 views


Well, you have inspired a new thought experiment in my brain. Corresponding with you is helping to focus my thoughts.

So, one of the main ideas of my hypothesis is that the source and the receiver of the waves, light or sound, are paired in a tandem such that the s...


Realtime 17FPS registration/stacking..

Posted by NickK in Nick's blog, including AOSX (Astronomy on OSX), 10 June 2014 · 230 views

So the GPU version _had_ a few annoying bugs that caused it to crash the GPU.. but after an hour or so of bug fixing.. it lives!


When I have time I'll get the camera out on a lens/scope and get a proper image but for tonight that's good enough :D


Hello ,from India

Posted by prabal276 in prabal's Astronmy log, 07 June 2014 · 245 views

Hello to the whole world out there,
this is Prabal Sharma, an amateur astronomer from India
On this blog I will be posting astronomy tips and observation photos etc.
I have a celestron 60 az with quality issues, Stellarium on my computer and some star charts and planispheres
hope you enjoy my posts and images
-Prabal s.


Sumerian vamp up.....Part 2....Paint

Posted by Mike73 in Mike's random stuff blog.., 03 June 2014 · 201 views

I'm happy that Nexus works as it should do and I'm still waiting for my Feather Touch to arrive so since I have the week off work I've decided to paint the ground board and mirror box/bearings.

Its a pretty easy scope to break down into parts, even the mirror cell is simple beyond belief. When it first arrived I emailed Sumerian asking 'wheres the rest o...


A few new Targets Including the Magnificent Saturn

Posted by jabeoo1 in Back Yard Observations , 21 May 2014 · 317 views

Finally the skies cleared at an opportunistic time for me 17/05/14.

Of coarse by dark at this time of year Jupiter was heading downwards already and Mars was climbing for viewing, but the wait was still on for Saturn to peep up above the rooftops.

In the meanwhile M13 looked stunning as usual. Jupiter's red spot and banding was impressive, the tricky M...



Posted by GreatAttractor in GreatAttractor's Software, 24 April 2014 · 1,056 views
sun solar animation alignment

imgalt – Image Alignment Tool
author: GreatAttractor

Written with solar animation frame alignment in mind. Uses the phase correlation method to detect translations of an image sequence, which can be widely varying, the images severely cropped – exactly what one gets after a few hour solar session with telescope buffeted by wind, drift due to imperfect...


From: Hello from Essex, UK

Posted by Hoppity in Hoppity's Blog, 16 April 2014 · 362 views

Source: Hello from Essex, UK


Sunday 23 March 2014

Posted by Langy in Langy's Blog, 26 March 2014 · 385 views

Another night of clear skies forecast for most of the night, however it was also forecast with some low temperatures around freezing point. With barely even seeing a star over the last week I was certainly determined to get out with all the gear and make the most of the night, even if it was work the following day.

The daylight is certainly starting to d...


High hopes

Posted by SarasotaSean in SarasotaSean's Blog, 25 March 2014 · 381 views

I have high hopes that I've made the right choice out of all the telescopes out there. The 16 Lightbridge arrives tomorrow, and I have to stay home to sign for it - ugh. Talk about giddy, it's like I'm 10 and it's Christmas eve... hours of back yard preparations - from trimming huge trees to putting down a patio slab, it is a sweet spot indeed. I h...


My god, it worked!

Posted by michaelmorris in Blogstronomy, 23 March 2014 · 376 views

This in the first in an undoubtedly infrequent series of ramblings from Michael Morris, unsuccessful amateur astronomer and prog rock fan.

I thought I start off with a success story of sorts (lap it up now as there won't be many of these!).

A couple of years ago my youngest daughter upgraded her old Windows Vista (spit ) laptop to a Macbook. The old lap...

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