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Billy- the -Badger

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About Billy- the -Badger

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    hiding all my purchases from the wife
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    South Ockendon Essex
  1. Billy- the -Badger

    First ever Galaxy

    Thanks for all the comments. Didn't realise the importance of Dark,flat and bias frames Untill it was too late. another step up the learning curve
  2. Billy- the -Badger

    First ever Galaxy

    My first ever capture of a galaxy And I am chuffed to bits M81/82 Needs a lot more data And a lot more understanding of Pixinsight
  3. Billy- the -Badger

    7Timer weather down

    Was up briefly earlier. Although the forecast was a month out of date. And now it's gone off again
  4. Billy- the -Badger


    Finally made the jump from Nikon. Decided on a used Canon1100D from Cheap Astrophotography. 8 days later and sitting on the table was an absolute beauty. 55 Actions in my book that's as good as brand new. Excellent camera Excellent Service And all at a cracking price. Couldn't be happier. Thanks
  5. Billy- the -Badger

    She's Cracked

    Yup PHD Was pinging like mad last night. Gave up around midnight
  6. Billy- the -Badger

    She's Cracked

    Even Mother Nature hates me. Just set up in the garden and now the fog has rolled in. [removed word]
  7. Billy- the -Badger

    She's Cracked

    Had the setup out in the garden last week. And had a complete mare. Operator error caused the Mount to believe that Orion was under my shed. So weather looks promising for tonight Take two Pray for me
  8. Billy- the -Badger

    She's Cracked

    My shopping hasn't stopped yet. Bought a power pack from halfords. A Bahtinov mask. And 2 10Metre active usb leads. Get in
  9. Billy- the -Badger

    Altair Astro

    Ok After the nod from the Memsaab i went mad. A HEQ5 pro mount Altair astro 115 triplet 60mm finder scope All ordered online Emails a plenty followed and the following day the scope and finder were delivered. But no Mount. A quick phone call later confirmed that they were coming by a different courier. Outstanding customer service And Quick delivery Happy chappy Thanks to the Guys at Altair Astro
  10. Billy- the -Badger

    First "proper" go at Jupiter

    Sorry for the late reply. This was taken with the meade Stacked 264 frames using sharp cap then a quick process in Registax Will reprocess later when i get a bit of quiet time
  11. Billy- the -Badger

    She's Cracked

    set it all up last night. polar alignment spot on Guiding Great Then realised I cant focus on anything Not enough inward travel Spacer time
  12. Billy- the -Badger

    She's Cracked

    Don't care as long as I can still spend money. And the QHY5-II Arrived today.
  13. Billy- the -Badger

    First "proper" go at Jupiter

    Here we go ladies and gentlemen. My first serious attempt at jupiter. Please be gentleCapture 22_11_2013 00_01_25 Jupiter 2 - Copy.bmp
  14. Billy- the -Badger

    She's Cracked

    Ok so now I'm officially freaked out. As part of a casual conversation I happened to mention that I was concerned that my webcam may not be up to the job of autoguiding. And the wifes reaction to this was..... Well go buy a better one. Am I dreaming.
  15. Billy- the -Badger

    She's Cracked

    Well finally the months of Subliminal Messages have paid off. Got the nod from the Memsaab last night and went SILLY Here's the list Altair Wave series 115 F7 ED Triplet apo HEQ5 PRO Synscan Altair 60mm Miniguider Canon 1100D Body only (astro modded) Pixinsight Licence Backyard eos Licence And a T Ring So in conclusion I would like to apologise for the cloudy nights for the foreseeable future. THE BOXES ARE COMING WOOHOO !!!!!!!!!!

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