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David Smith

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  1. Merry Christmas all

    1. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      all the best mate. its a strange one this year with the plague and to cap it all ive just lost one of my dogs . hope the new years better for us all. charl.

    2. Luke

      Luke

      Merry Christmas, David!

      Charl, sorry to hear you've lost one of your dogs.

    3. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      thanks Luke. happy new year mate.

  2. Seeing looks better today....I think!

    1. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      good luck mate, cloud here¬†ūüėí.

  3. Fell for a sucker-hole :BangHead:

    1. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      thats favortizum that is, id love to have a sucker-hole to fall for¬†ūüėÄ

      its Nov weather here mate coal fire in today.

    2. David Smith

      David Smith

      You can have mine Charl! It's of no use to me :grin:

  4. Merry Christmas to all those who celebrate it, happy holidays to those who celebrate something else and happy hump day to those for whom it's just another day.

    1. Tzitzis

      Tzitzis

      Here in Greece we say "Many Years" as in we want you to live many years. Wish you the best David. 

  5. Well despite the clouds, rain and wind a few captures of Mercury were made. Now to process them....

     

  6. Enough with the clouds and rain already!

    1. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      not half ! mate

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      lm sat waiting for a hole in it to get the moon, darn weather eh. charl.

  7. It's "Prom Day" on the Sun today, if you have H Alpha or Ca-K get out there and have a look :ohmy:

    1. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      ive seen the big prom on gong and it looks very nice, still not up to sitting a the scope, my head is not there with this flu/cold/demond bug ? hopefully tomorrow ill be upto it. goodluck David i look forward to seeing your pics. charl. 

  8. Oooh, sunshine! The Sun's pretty quiet but some nice proms on show in Ca-K. Anyone out?

    1. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      na no sun here just rain. goodluck David. 

  9. Yuk, clouds :mad2:

    1. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      ill raise you a yuk and make it a yuk yuk , darn weather !. charl.

    2. David Smith

      David Smith

      Looks grim all day here Charl, don't know about you?

       

    3. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      same here mate, im going to be spending the day in VR in the USA after a nuclear war it should be sunny there ?.

  10. Processing solar images....

  11. Out watching Venus in daylight this morning before turning my attention to the Sun a bit later, hopefully!

    1. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      clouded out here, did get a look for a few min and theres 3 proms and a bright area on the mid oncoming limb. goodluck David. charl.

    2. David Smith

      David Smith

      Thanks Charl, glorious here. Managed to get some WL and Ca-K data after Venus disappeared behind a tree. Hope the skies clear for you soon.

  12. New lappy ordered, should allow me to get better frame rates from the ASI 178. Fingers crossed.

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    2. David Smith

      David Smith

      I went for an HP Ryzen 5 2500 with 8Gig of ram and 256Gig SSD. Arrived this morning so will spend some of today seeing how it performs.

    3. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      your going to love the Ryzen mate, thay are very good cpus, ive just updated my vr gaming rig to a 2700x, mate it wipes the floor with the top intel cpu at half the price. is yours the one with on chip vega gpu ?.

    4. David Smith

      David Smith

      Yes, vega 8 or something? Ryzen bench tests looked like this would complete with I7 cpu's so seemed like a no-brainer and £250 off in Black Friday sale too!

  13. Typical, the Sun has spots, the clouds have parted but it's blowing a gale :angry5: No imaging for me today.

    1. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      thick cloud here mate and its raining so fast I carnt tell if its going up or down ?. carnt you find a place where the wind is blocked ?. charl.

    2. johninderby

      johninderby

      Not raining here but windy and cloudy. ?

      Don’t think you’re missing much judging by this underwhelming image grabbed off the web.

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  14. Finally got a look at 21P tonight.

  15. Some nice views of Jupiter, it's moons and the GRS last night.

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    2. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      yes mate, you will catch a lot more detail than I get with my frac, I should borrow my sons c8 before its outa range of my window, I might try the 200p tonight if I get chance.

    3. David Smith

      David Smith

      Do you have Sun this morning? Was clear earlier here but clouded out now. Still, managed to get some WL and Ca-K data to play with.

    4. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      yes mate ive just posted my pics, seeings not great but the AR is looking nice through the live view, with some nice filament dancing in the plasma, theres a nice prom too.

  16. Well that was a productive evening, ruined my laptop!

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    2. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      good news mate, well done. its a great victory :hello2:,im sure it will be ok now you know what the problem was. clouded out here today, hope you have better. charl.

    3. David Smith

      David Smith

      Yes cloudy here too hence tinkering!

    4. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      yer ive been bizzy changing the thermal paste on the gpus on my gaming rig, it was dry as a bone, there running 10deg lower now.

  17. Ordered a 240gb Toshiba SATAIII SSD for my lappy to try and speed up that new ASI178:ohmy:

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    2. David Smith

      David Smith

      It's an older processor so may end up replacing the whole laptop to be honest but I figure I would try the cheaper solution first!

       

    3. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      it should speed up data trans with any cpu, if you you do look for another pc, take a look at the AMD ryzen cpu, there very fast, thay have the edge on intel at the mo and a good bit cheaper. charl. 

    4. David Smith

      David Smith

      Thanks for the tip Charl.

  18. With all this Sun the last few days I'm having to try really hard not to press the trigger on a new  ZWO ASI 178MM for solar imaging :ohmy:

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    2. David Smith

      David Smith

      So how do you get new kit out of a box without letting the clouds out ;)

    3. pipnina

      pipnina

      Well if you have gotten new kit I think you've already let the clouds out on me.

    4. Uranium235

      Uranium235

      Very... very.. carefully :)

      Which one was it?

  19. Anyone watching The Orville? I was pleasantly surprised. Sort of like Star Trek crossed with Red Dwarf.

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    2. Demonperformer

      Demonperformer

      Yes, it was quite fun. Don't think the ending was particularly good, but then, they've postponed the final episode to put on the beginning of season 2 (?!). Have also enjoyed watching Star Trek Discovery Season1, but I do wish they would stop messing around with the Klingons!

    3. Ant

      Ant

      Wish they'd stop talking bloody klingon. I have subtitles!!! 

    4. David Smith

      David Smith

      I've not seen the new Star Trek yet, will get to that next.

  20. Booked my tickets to see Star Wars Episode 8. Yes!

    1. Tzitzis

      Tzitzis

      Pretty excited here too (no bookings though :p )

    2. Alan White

      Alan White

      Roll on release day...

       

  21. Life's better when the sun shines :glasses2:

  22. Some nice views of Jupiter tonight.

    1. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      nice one mate, nothing but cloud here lastnight, and its foggy thismorrning, I'm starting to think the weather picking on me :icon_biggrin:, hope you have some clear, charl.

    2. David Smith

      David Smith

      Clear blue skies again this morning. Hoping it holds out so I can get my work done and then sneak a bit of imaging in this afternoon!

    3. orion25

      orion25

      Catch every glorious moment :happy7:

  23. And another weekend of diabolical weather!

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    2. David Smith

      David Smith

      You should know better than to buy new kit :grin: Although at the moment it doesn't seem to make any difference, the weekend weather is just horrible regardless.

    3. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      one word to sum it up "Quarkers" help !. I brought a new quark but it wasn't off Daystar, do I get time off. charl.

    4. David Smith

      David Smith

      Apparently not looking at the skies this morning :clouds1:

  24. Another weekend of permacloud :(

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    2. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      its Darn depressing mate, its chucking it down here cold aswell and ive got Quark fever bad. heres hoping for better skys. charl.

    3. David Smith

      David Smith

      Yeah, that must be frustrating Charl. Hope it clears for you soon. 4th Feb my last solar image :eek::crybaby2:

    4. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      yer mate you have deff had morethan your fair share of cloud, heres hoping for a change in weather, Monday might have some clear bits.  charl.

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