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  1. The North Coast is quite popular - Balintoy harbour has been used by a number of locals as it gives a good view to the North for Aurorae. Checkout Martin McKennas website - http://www.nightskyhunter.com/
  2. We had a Tornado in Northern Ireland!
  3. Is EOS utils not on the canon website, and controllable through the USB port ie just need a longish usb lead?
  4. Or alternatively, use your dslr to take lots of pics at your telescopes prime focus and then stack them.
  5. I tried using a small panel to block a streetlight at the end of the garden, sort of like a T piece hanging on the end of a long pole - using blackout material which unfortunately was white not black - and hence noticeable by the local drunks as they walked home! Very rough and ready, did the job tho caught the slightest amount of wind, like a sail.
  6. Sounds very interesting, will have to look into updating my CG5 software, if it can use this new routine, would mean a new handset though - I think.
  7. I think its always best not to go alone to places like this as well, too many wierdo's about!
  8. More likely to be a an easter egg type thing than genuine i would have thought!
  9. I tried for ages to try to find M101 in U Mj with a 10 inch Dob at home, never could see it due to the light pollution - was then able to see it with a 4 inch astroscan from a dark forest 6 miles away - fog rolled in and hid all the light pollution from the town!
  10. Has anyone tried Alignmaster for polar alignment, adjusts polar alignment from the error information obtained during alignment in combination with one of the alignment stars?
  11. The other thing about f/no is that it shouldnt matter if your taking a stellar photograph, eg a star cluster, as they should be point sources (and so the light doesnt get spread)
  12. I tried the first link, listed EOS 600D at 688 from Amazon, followed link through actual price £726! And an Amazon reseller. Just bought a 600D today, Jessops are now doing them for 699.99. I had one ordered from Dabs for a month, they were not able to get any stock. Also be careful if you are buying using a credit card on the net - apparently the credit card insurance isnt valid if you buy through a third party transaction type.
  13. Had a Canon 350D did many an exposure over 30 secs on bulb - controllable by USB but I cant remember is the bulb setting was limited. As well as the canon remote software, theres remote software called DSLR Remote Pro, by breezesoft though it is expensive, though you can download a 15 day trial.
  14. I nearly always find ojects in the way, last time Capella was almost behind a house, Arcturus was behind our house - can be very frustrating.
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