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mikey32shaw

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About mikey32shaw

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  • Interests
    Blending my brain while trying to understand the stars. Football and Quantum physics (not that i know much about that either)
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    Widnes North West
  1. I dream of one like this. A few years of practice I think :-/ Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Just thought I'd let you all know on bbc Iplayer is a program about a find at the bottom of a Greek Coast line by divers. Turns out it's a mechanism designed by the ancient Greeks to track the planets, moon, solar and lunar eclipses to a ridiculous level of accuracy. Quite incredible and well worth an hour of your time. Not sure how much longer it's available but I found it under documentaries tab. Mike Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. I spotted this and the shadow transit enjoyed a good few hours last night :-) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Yes I enjoyed, got a real feel of life on the ISS. The wife even watched and I recorded it for the kids. Anything to get more people looking up I like though. Series linked the new Cosmos today too :-) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Well managed a few hours this evening, would have liked longer bit up at 5.30am. Managed to get some decent webcam footage f the moon but struggled with Jupiter :-/ Would that be because Jupiter was directly above the moon? All in all managed to have the scope out a few times in the last week and I can say it's helping me practice my set up and polar aligning no end :-) Mike Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Hi all, starting off last night with a few shots of the moon and today been playing about with a few mosaics. What software do people use? I have had a go with imerge and Microsoft ice. Is there any others that people recommend ? Many Thanks Mike Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  8. I'm just starting out with Jupiter and my biggest problem seems to be focus. Loving the pics though second one is much better. here is my second attempt but it's to green though. Mike Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Nice one thanks for the advice I'll try that tonight :-) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. My first real go at Jupiter tonight with a modded xbox webcam. Still lots to learn but all in all I'm impressed with myself. Any tips how to remove the red ring would be much appreciated :-) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Superb thanks for the advice :-) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. I used a xbox modded one to start with. Using a SW200p synscan on eq5 mount. Looking at what the best frame rate I should be using and length of time per film. Mike Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Hi all, managed my first image of Jupiter the other night not the best but I'm made up and it will be going on a wall. I have seen a thread on here where people posted the preferred settings for imaging Jupiter on sharpcap. Problem is I can't find it now, does anyone have a link to the thread if they have seen it? Many Thanks Mike Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Yes mate on the eq5, next purchase this month is a canon 1100d just not enough clear skies though! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Well I went through the astro baby walk through and I think I have done it. Looks good through the collimator just need a clear night to try it out. Was most disappointed at missing a great night with clear skies last night. Got a 200p now mate on a synscan much better than the 150p Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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