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  1. 7 points
    I went out spotting Quadrantid meteors last night with my local observing group and we saw 21 in a two hour session. Sky conditions were very variable, from wonderful clear to thick cloud! Shame we didn't stay up until 03:14 though - here's a huge fireball caught by the all sky camera outside my observatory:
  2. 6 points
    I recently aquired this lens, a 200mm F4 Asahi Super Takumar and did a quick M42 with it. I stopped down with a step down ring (to F5.4) and I'm not sure if some of the background colour is vignetting from that or if its the dust that surrounds the nebula. 60x 1 minute Lights 60 x Darks 100 x Bias 100 x Flats Imaging camera: Canon EOS 500d (unmodded) Mount: HEQ5 Stacked with DeepSKyStacker. Processed with Pixinsight. The next thing to try is a powerful UV filter to try and reduce the violet chromatic abberation. let me know what you think.
  3. 2 points
    That screenshot is gigantic! how so? is it like a 50 megapixel screenshot?
  4. 1 point
    Very nice review ,well done. Bob.
  5. 1 point
    Is that the Horsehead to the top left as well? I quite like it how it is to be honest.
  6. 1 point
    Checked at 2am, 3am, even sleep walked and checked at 5am....nope, still dismally cloudy.
  7. 1 point
    Agreed, most of the ones we saw were far from the radiant. That generally makes for better streakers (!) though - Earth grazer sorts.
  8. 1 point
  9. 1 point
    When I captured these images, I certainly didn't think they would be the last of December. Pretty pleased for just 20 sec exposures. Just 12x 20 sec exposures and 5 darks, stacked in DSS. Didn't manage any Comet colour for some reason, but the stars looked nice.
  10. 1 point
    That's nothing. On the news this morning they announced that New Yorkers had been "confused" by the fact that the sky was blue!
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