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  1. Sorry Tim Im coming in a bit late now. Wish i looked on this site earlier. I found these simulations that has helped a bit to get my head around things we have covered and things we are yet to cover. http://astro.unl.edu/animationsLinks.html#ca_coordsmotion
  2. They ended up fixing it after a few people sent them an email. Mark posted on the discussion boards that the issue should now be fixed for everyone
  3. Woo Hoo.. Got mine too... all set for next week..
  4. Has anybody done any of the courses prior at UCLAN via distance learning? If so, are you able to tell us all what we might be expecting? i.e. during orientation week, group session for distance learners since students at the uni will have their session with the teachers in lecture halls, lectures in general are they just online or is there like a virtual classroom online as well?? Also, just went onto the blackboard learn site and had a look at the search reading lists found on the left side menu. Here is the link for the UG Cert in Astronomy http://readinglists.central-lancashire.ac.uk/lists/ABFCF832-4DD1-59A5-66EB-4B796DFB046E.html
  5. Hi Rae Just received my network details today and was able to Citrix in. Yup fees are still outstanding here too. I'm sure I will see the unconditional letter as well soon via email. Meanwhile snooped around the apps up on Citrix and ensure everything else is in order. Can't submit my acceptance of the University Agreement until they have fixed the issue with the Fees, which will be done soon. Anth
  6. Sorry all take 2. The Maths Pack is what they have online already.. I meant is there any other maths PDF available apart from the one online??
  7. Hi Rae...no probs... thought I would share some of the info I have been reading from the AA1051 Facebook page... that was one that stuck out... Hey Chris.. Could you tell us if the maths pack is also available via PDF?? I remember reading something about it being sent out of available?? Anth
  8. International Students unfortunately have to pay all up front ... There are no options for pay as you go, or funding etc.. unless your work funds it all...
  9. BTW Experimental Methods is not mandatory... but it is advantageous ...
  10. Hey Rae... Finally received my conditional letter of offer.. sent off my payment tonight along with all the requirements... waiting on a reply for the unconditional letter over the next few days... already got the books...looking at possibly getting the Experimental Methods book as well by Les Kirkup...From what I read on the Facebook page from previous people that did the course, its meant to help with helping to present information for assignments...
  11. Thanks Rae. Have been advised that they were finishing up the review process last week and this week admissions tutor will be in contact with me.. Also got the message the admissions tutor was on annual leave too. Fingers crossed
  12. Can anyone tell me roughly how long it takes to get an email back to say if you are accepted or not on the courses. Applied for the intro to astronomy and the intro to cosmology. That was now 3 weeks ago. Seems a bit long.
  13. anthtone

    Vega - first astro pic

    Nice work for your first pictures.
  14. Think I can now add my signature in M37. I am using Celestron C8-SGT XLT with EQ5 Goto Mount. Backend I am switching between: -10:1 Bintel Crayford focuser, 2" 45 Degree and then a 2" to 1.25" reducer for visual viewing and -a 6.3 Focal reducer, visual back, plossl 17mm and 32mm lenses, then with DSLR tele-extender with Canon T-Ring and a Canon 600D DSLR for astrophotography
  15. oymd... depends on how you are using the filters. As I mentioned I use the coloured filters directly for viewing planets and stars using eye to telescope. for nebulae they wouldn't have as greater depth of contrast nor detail... that is why I have got ones for viewing and then looking at the ones for astrophotography.... i.e. correct tools for the right job
  16. Great explanation umadog, particularly the final application use of the filter and how best to use those narrower bandwidth filter vs the larger narrowband filters. Thank you.
  17. Hi Oymd. Very happy with the sets I have got from celestron. I did originally go the cheap options on some of the colour filters and quickly learnt, that you get what you pay for with them. i.e. easy scratching on the cheaper ones; outside housing made of plastic, which when adding to the eyepieces feel rough to screw on, in comparison to a nicely machined metal filter housing. Anth
  18. Thanks Ben. That makes sense on when to use them too. Saw a forum thread on here on making an automatic filter wheel. Suspect this might have to be a project to tackle in the near future as I get these filters for quick swap in and out. Anth
  19. I have recently been reading up on filters and I am hoping to clear up some unanswered questions I have about them. I started off buying the basic colour set that Celestron has to offer with the different Wratten colours like #12 (deep yellow), #21 (orange), #25 (red), #58 (green), #80A (blue), as well as some other ones, which I have been using for observational viewing of planets and stars like Antares, Hadar and Betelgeuse. I then started looking at other types of filters to begin using them for Astrophotography. I have since acquired the Celestron OIII Narrowband and the a UV/IR filter. I know the next steps to go would be to acquire a SII, H-Alpha and possibly a H-Beta, however what I don't understand is the wavelength measurements. If the Narrowbands say 40nm or 8nm, which one would be the better one to go for? Also, which brand would be more suited for Deep Space Astrophotography of Nebulae? I will be looking at using Black and white photos with each filter in place then stacking the photos using Registack and Photoshop, as they bring out more detail. Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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