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  1. Hi All, Thought I would share my offering from the recent Lunar Eclipse. We were lucky enough to see the whole awesome event from start to finish and I have put together some of my favourite captures of the night. Lunar Eclipse 28.09.15 Lunar Eclipse Timelapse by damien weatherley, on Flickr
  2. Thankyou very much, I thought I had missed it at first as it looked much lower on my planetarium app. My fave westerly spot was not suitable so I went hunting for somewhere else and was against the clock! Got some good luck here considering the recent weather.
  3. Great image, I love the tail details. I'm currently doing a run myself and guiding off the nucleus too but PHD has frozen twice and is pinging like crazy now I got it running again. Hopefully I get something like you have achieved
  4. Hi all, before going comet hunting tonight I went and found a nice vantage point to observe tonights conjunction of Venus and Mercury. I believe I read they were around 1degree separated. They look great hanging low in the dusk sky and Mars was also visible higher up and more southerly. I took quite a few images but this 4sec ISO100 shot was my favourite. IMG_5654.cr2.tif https://www.flickr.com/photos/116958085@N07/16246201211/
  5. Thanks, we have a good few weeks of it at its best yet so hopefully the weather will give us a few breaks to view and image. I really enjoyed C/2013 R1 Lovejoy too https://www.flickr.com/photos/116958085@N07/12417744124/
  6. Cool, I didn't know that was possible. I might be able to do the same as it looks like we use the same guiding kit. Thanks for the info That's my new thing learnt today!
  7. I see, do you have to reference the comet to keep it centred in the frame?
  8. I have been looking forward to the latest comet Lovejoy since I heard about it and I have so far had a couple of chances to image it. The first was on 28December when I used my SW150P from a dark(ish) site and last night I tried a couple of wide field attempts with my Canon 1100D on a tripod from my town garden. I processed the shots with DSS and PS. I really hope the weather is kind and we get some more great opportunities once this visitor gets higher up in the southern skies and the moon moves out of the way. https://www.flickr.com/photos/116958085@N07/15952462129/
  9. Nice image, I have just started browsing for an LP filter and this seems to fit the bill for me.
  10. Had a superb day on the saturday, attended 3 talks, browsed all the goodies on show and am now putting together a wish list
  11. I'm about an hour away. First show for me so very much looking forward to drooling over all the gear as there's no proper retailers near me. Also booked up for three lectures on the Saturday so it'll be a busy one for me. Unless I convince the Mrs that I neeeeed to go back on the Sunday!
  12. This sounds like a very interesting object to observe and hopefully image. Does it has another designation though, rather than C/2013 UQ4? I only ask because I cannot seem to bring up the orbital elements for down load to stellarium.
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