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robbieince

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  1. Gorgeous images Mike! You've caught the proton arch in image 1 as well.....
  2. Another great Kielder starcamp, topped off by a beautifully strong aurora. Thanks again to all the organisers who work so hard behind the scenes to make this event so successful. Here's my aurora timelapse from the Sunday night.
  3. Hi I'm available for talks to societies etc, in the North of England (Birmingham northwards) to the Scottish borders I am available to give astronomy talks covering the following subjects. Astrophotography & timelapsePhotometry / AstrometryLight pollution & Dark Sky awarenessAstronomy tourismSpace and size....Running a public observatoryChoose and use a telescope...plus many others...Payment for expenses and if you feel the talk is good then a little extra is always appreciated towards my astro budget I am based in Preston, LancashireCheersRob
  4. Won't be long now but I hope we get some clear nights before then......
  5. Google LRTImelapse, it works with Adobe camera raw or with Lightroom. This allows you to do timelapse processing in batch, using key frames.... Basically, pick beginning middle and end, process these 3 frames and the software interpolates all the others to suit.....
  6. I see skywatcher have a sale on, at least in the USA. Any news on the same happening in the UK? There is a Quattro 12s with my name on it if they do.....
  7. It's a stone human head, with a hole so you can look through his eye from behind, towards Blackpool tower.... It's called Orme View and is pretty cool.... There are sculptures throughout the forest so will work on getting the snake and stars.......
  8. And here's the link to the timelapse I did for them as part of it....
  9. Hi all Not sure if this is the right location for this but The Forest of Bowland, Lancashire , has just been given Dark Sky Discovery status for 4 sites - here's the Press release ..... Bowland's Dark Skies Recognised Nationally Imagine yourself on a frosty, winter evening wrapped in an inky darkness and sprinkled in starlight, in awe of the view as the cosmos magically reveals itself in the wondrous dark skies of Bowland…. There's no better time to explore Bowland's dark skies thanks to a national initiative that has recently given Dark Sky Discovery Site status for four sites in the Area of
  10. £799 ibbo, but an extra £150 ish for a coma corrector.still a shed load less than an ag12.......
  11. Tempted by this...... I have an Orion Optics f3.8 AG8, which I love, but want a bit more focal length to get a slightly larger target resolution (smaller arc sec per pixel.....) without changing my camera (atik mono 4000). I do OAG and filter wheel so would need a field flattener with a decent back focus..... Only real query, it's a steel tube, how will it keep focus? The cf tube on the Orion ag8 is mainly for thermal stability so concerned about temperature related focus drift. It would be on an eq8 so no worries about the weight..... Thoughts?
  12. Bump, looking forward to both the people's star camp 9/10 Oct as well as the full Kielder starcamp a week later..... Everyone welcome, contact the camp site for bookings.....
  13. Hi Guys, Unfortunately due to low numbers, the NT have decided not to go ahead at this time. I'm talking to them about rescheduling but have no more details at the moment. Ohh well, I'll keep you informed....
  14. Hi Adam, it's immediately next to the field centre, about 500m away from the tarn itself. The first image above shows the tarn in the distance, looking south east, over the camping field. In the Google Earth piccy, it's the NW pin.....
  15. Bump - pitches still available for this event - you can also book directly now, through Eventbrite, https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/malham-tarn-star-camp-tickets-18096662605 Its a beautiful site and there are lots to do in the area in the daytime - come on you know you want to... ;o)
  16. Have a look at the new thread for Malham tarn that I have opened. It's a new event with the National Trust, nice and near too.....
  17. Sorry - no showers, but Portaloos and a day room for charging batteries etc... Wet wipes are normal camping "temporary showers" tho...
  18. Only if you are naughty... ;o) 'Course kids welcome...........
  19. Actually, it's not tents only, campervans are fine too, it's just trailered vehicles will struggle on the access road....
  20. Hello Fellow Astronomers, Malham Tarn Star Camp 4th and 5th September We invite you to come and join us for two nights observing in an elevated dark site within the stunning National Trust Malham Tarn Estate in the Yorkshire Dales. Our site is within easy reach of Settle, with its steam railway, Malham Tarn and Cove and the rest of the Yorkshire Dales. There are many beautiful walks in the area, both within the estate itself and further afield. This area is well known for its many and varied attractions. Please be advised that: This is not a public observing event. This is a serious event fo
  21. How about jodrell bank too, radio telescopes and the visitor centre is very good. Just south of Manchester.
  22. Beautiful shot Derek, the detail on the horses mane is lovely and the colour balance is spot on! well done! Rob
  23. My 2p worth..... Kielder observatory itself is in the dark sky park and so ANY new lighting in the area would need to conform with the park lighting policy and be appropriately designed to not increase light pollution. I have been going to Kielder for many years and the light pollution is minimal but it would be wrong to say there was none. Equally in all the time I spent at the SDSO in the galloway dark sky park, light pollution could always be detected but only very near to the horizon and never was a major issue. If you want to check the light polution of other dark sky,parks, fisheye lens
  24. recruits round 2.pdfHi everyone! Earlier in the year I announced that we are working with the “Animating Dark Skies Partnership” to help develop tourism in the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park (NIDSP) and the areas surrounding including the North Pennines Area of Outstanding National Beauty (AONB). We have now created and run the first training programme and the “Starmakers” are gearing up to delivering events this year. I am now looking for a second tranche of "Starmakers to join in with the rest of the team to help bolster capability and coverage. a summary sheet is attached. T
  25. A quick update. We held our training weekend for the first tranche of star makers this weekend.Thank you to everyone who has shown interest - we will now be opening the request again to try and identify further people to be involved. Please contact me here or on NEstarmakers@gmail.com if you want to be involved in the 2nd run. Regards Rob
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