Jump to content

Stargazers Lounge Uses Cookies

Like most websites, SGL uses cookies in order to deliver a secure, personalised service, to provide social media functions and to analyse our traffic. Continued use of SGL indicates your acceptance of our cookie policy.

  • Announcements



Advanced Members
  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

1,618 Excellent

About baggywrinkle

  • Rank
    White Dwarf
  • Birthday 22/09/55

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Interests
    Astronomy, kendo (5th dan), reading naval history particularly submarine history. Playing the bodhran for 20 years ...practicing kendo for 31 years....studying astronomy for 48 years.
  • Location
    West Winch, Norfolk.
  1. AZ EQ6 GT Power Options

    Been using this in my obsy on my AZ-EQ6 since 2016...no issues. https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B019H2EQWY/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  2. I woud say Canon SLR again with an articulated screen. Avoid the Canon M3 mirrorless. I bought one hoping it to augment my Canon650D. I only use the M3 for holiday stuff. It cannot be controlled with a remote shutter switch, that works only with phones with near cnrol or web access. It is clumsy to set up in manual focus mode.
  3. How safe is buying from FLO?

    Never ever had an issue...
  4. Moon 5 a.m. 6th November

    Really good seeing that morning up in deepest darkest Norfolk. One single shot of the whole 17 day old Moon on my Canon 650D with a Moon filter and the others using the AA178 Hypercam both on my 9.25 SCT, 1000 frames and taking 30% of the best through Registax wavlets and Photoshop. I was very pleased with the rays around Timaeus and W.Bond
  5. Full Moon 5th October 2017

    First clear night in ages and a Full Moon was up to dim all the fainst stuff....
  6. 27.8 Day Moon 5:00 BST 20.8.17

    Too low in the sky to image from my obsy, so it was my AA 70mm frac and the Canon 650D on a tripod. I wanted to get sme Moon Venus images yesterday when they were in reasoanable conjuction but true to NW Norfolh conditions the clouds rolled in.
  7. NZ 'ere I come

    Heading off to NZ to catch up with my son who lives and works in Wellington. This time we are planning a road trip up the East Coast, Napier, Gisborne, Whakatane , Bay of Plenty, Rotorua. Got a 30 Kg luggage allowance from Qantas so packing some AP kit, my AA70mm frac, Canon 650D many lenses and hoping that even if it is winter/spring down there there will be some clear skies and dark skies. Any NZ astro folk on my route?
  8. Astro Baby website back up

    Great stuff...I often point people in your direction.
  9. 23 day Moon 16th August 04:00 BST

    Quite pleased with these as the seeing at 0400 hrs was very steady so the resolution and detail was much improved, getting a good focus was easier. It was also good to be able to capture some of the ray features on the East limb. Often the ejecta around and in Aristarchus overwhelm the features. The sinuos rill to its north shows up nicey too. The whole image was with my Canon 650D and the detialed images with my AA 178 MC Hypercam. 1000 frames, then sorted in PIPP to get 25-75%, then into Autostakkert and down to the best 25% tweaked in Registax and finished in Photoshop. One hours imaging takes 8 hours tweaaking!
  10. A clear night but the skies were very unstable over deeest darkest Norfolk. As usual shot on my 9.25 SCT with the AA 178 MC and a canon 650D. When you look at Astrovani's images you see so much resoultion and clarity. Pity our skies are not the same. Even though the Moon was at a good elevation the boiling was very noticeable making focusing an issue
  11. The always amazing Tycho!

    I need to upgrade my set-up....beauitfull image.
  12. Moretus

  13. One singe shot on the Canon 650D then the detailed ones on my AA 178MC Hypercam. The seeing was not particulary good, quite wobbly so I am pleased with what I got.
  14. 9th Day Moon on Sunday 2nd July

    After two weeks a clear sky. Sadly with a Sunday summer evening I had t be mindfull of work on Monday. All shpt on my 9.25 SCT . Whole image using the Canon 650D then the rest with the Altair Astro 178 (AKA the Purple Peril)
  15. Gibeous Moon on 3rd June

    The seeing was not the best but I do like a gibbeous Moon. As usual the single shot on the Canpn 650D follwed by the Purple Peril the AAIMX178....the camera has a discinctive purple colour and the Purple Peril was the colour of a spinnacher we used on HMS Sultans's yacht in the late 70's...it really was disctinctive. 1000 frames, twiddled in PIPP, stacked in AS and sharpened in Registax.... All on my 9.25 SCT. The idea of inserting a map of the UK was not mine but it works nicely to give an idea of scales....