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Steve Ward

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  1. Steve Ward

    Dark anomoly in subs?

    Saved as a JPEG for you so folk can see it and save everyone having to download the RAW file ...
  2. Steve Ward

    Best Grease for Gears?

    On the grounds that in general your mount does exactly One revolution per Day and even when 'fast' slewing' it's hardly mimicking a racing engine pretty much anything you have kicking about will do the job . There's been lots of discussion on this over the years with all sorts of bluster about using super-duper , top-end , high-spec , high-price greases in mounts , all unnecessary in my humble opinion ... Sits back comfortably and awaits the onslaught ...
  3. Or possibly the Barlow , assuming you had one in the imaging train ... ?
  4. Steve Ward

    Strange definition ...

    ??? ... Jupiter rotates every 9.8 hours , so the GRS is visible about twice every day regardless , just a matter of timing whether it's visible when you observe. Plenty of sites out there that show exactly when the storm is in view.
  5. Steve Ward

    Film or herschel

    Wedge is marginally better , but the improvement over Baader film is in no way proportional to the difference in price ... Given that our star is virtually asleep at the moment (as far as whitelight observing/imaging is concerned) I'd recommend Baader Solar film for starters ...
  6. And it's 299,792,458 in a vacuum ...
  7. Steve Ward

    International Astronomy show 2017

    I was looking forward to a day out and a catch-up , unfortunately work commitments have scuppered that idea so I shan't be there this year ...
  8. Steve Ward

    Baader vs Solarix film

    None of the black polymer films come anywhere near Baader film in terms of clarity of view or detail observable/imageable ...
  9. Steve Ward

    Solar Sunglasses question

    You can ask the question wherever you like , you will still receive the very same answers and you will continue to ignore them ... We could quite easily direct you to other forums where the question could be asked but it would be like passing on a virus and completely unfair to those sites.
  10. Steve Ward

    Solar Sunglasses question

    The same answers apply as they did when you asked on Cloudy Nights ..... before you flatly refused to accept any advice given by those who know and just persisted in repeating the question ad nauseum ... which as you recall resulted in the thread being deleted .....
  11. Steve Ward

    Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year - Our Sun

    My sincerest apologies for not mentioning Michael's award too ...
  12. Congratulations to Alexandra (Montana) on winning the award of Astronomy Photographer of the Year - Our Sun section yet again ... Well deserved recognition for the incredible standard of images that she produces ...
  13. Something pretty enormous sprouted up overnight and is pointing straight this way ... Rain here all day but hope some of you can get a view of the action. https://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/assets/img/latest/latest_4096_HMII.jpg
  14. Steve Ward

    Sun in Whitelight , 31st August 2017 , 09:30 BST.

    Don't know what 'scope you're using but it's worth having a play with Barlows to get the disc as big as you can on the sensor , I run the Tal with a "tweaked" Barlow that gives me about 1.4x (FL about 1400mm ) leaving just a small margin top and bottom on the 1000D.
  15. Steve Ward

    Sun in Whitelight , 31st August 2017 , 09:30 BST.

    Forgot to say that shooting .mov from the camera is pointless as it's little more than a set of jpegs captured from the Livescreen feed and little or no detail is to be had from such a compressed format . Tried it with the output from an 1100D during my very short time with one , very quickly swapped it in for another 1000D ... And the 1100D could never reproduce the same quality of image that it's predecessor can , no matter what I tried settings-wise , there was a processor change from the 450/1000D line to the 1100D which ruined it for my particular needs .

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