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NickH

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  1. The split fragment is along the line of motion of the comet, not in the tail, though we suspect there are smaller fragments/cloud in that area too. They were unresolved on Friday using the 2m Faulkes scopes when we made the discovery image of the fragmentation, but we're putting FTN back on it this week to monitor what's going on. Great images btw, I think you have caught a hint of it
  2. We've been doing some analysis on it, here's the results http://remanzacco.blogspot.it/2012/10/updated-data-for-comet-c2012-s1-ison.html
  3. It was...and here's our latest data and analysis.. http://remanzacco.blogspot.it/2012/09/new-comet-c2012-s1-ison.html followed by http://remanzacco.blogspot.it/2012/10/updated-data-for-comet-c2012-s1-ison.html We're now tracking it almost daily on FTN
  4. As I said, Peter found this one with the autoguider, it's the MC box and OVL will swap it over
  5. I am partially with Olly on this one. My 6yo now uses my ST80/EQ3 setup when she wants to look at the moon or planets, and likes it. I toyed with the idea of an Edmund Astroscan type product for her, but decided that supervised proper scopes would possibly be more interesting
  6. One of the finest images I think you've ever produced... so intricate, so much detail, so beautifully processed... Fantastic
  7. LS80 is very good, LS60's (new ones) also good. SM60II I have, and is excellent, and PST's as mentioned are easy to mod.
  8. Ace..!
  9. Welcome to SGL. Are you a member of Wiltshire Astro then?
  10. Our team had access to the Mayhill iTelescope network today and managed to get this image using a DSLR configuration. 5x300s Nick Howes, Giovanni Sostero and Ernesto Guido
  11. Nice...I still have to sort out an adapter for the SM60II on the Vixen A80, I have it on the WO66 working fine, but it's still a bungee job for the A80
  12. All works fine now. First one I had on test worked...then the next two didn't... finally got a completely new MC and firmware build and again it's working fine.. cracking mount for the money, small scopes (mine is an ST80/WO66 parallel mounted setup) and autoguiding, it's a killer package IMHO
  13. Two £5,000,000 telescopes await your findings :-)
  14. So...we have a quite epic day planned... Our location is at the film set for two of the Harry Potter movies in the historic village of Lacock, just outside of Chippenham. Starting at 1:30 local schools will be coming along, with our guides from the BBC, STFC and National Trust to give demos of solar observing in H-Alpha, White Light, and using a Shelyak spectroscope, looking at our nearest star. We then have rocket launches, a planetarium and robotics demonstrations in the Tythe Barn, film set for the "Wolfman", before a night of stargazing and talks, again with the BBC guides, STFC, Nat Trust. An exhibition of astro photographs will be shown in the birthplace of photography, the Fox Talbot museum, which links in to Lacock Abbey (Fox Talbot's home and the Harry Potter filming location). Talks by Dr Helen Walker and me throughout the evening, and indoor demos of equipment with a "newcomers guide to telescopes" from Herschel Museum staff. It's a great dark location, so if you do "bring a torch" make sure it's a red light one :-) More info here... BBC - Things To Do: BBC Stargazing LIVE Hope to see some of you there..