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Barv last won the day on December 27 2013

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About Barv

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  1. Hi Guys Not as good as some images on here I know, but I am quite pleased with how this mosaic turned out at just a tad over 12 degrees. Thanks for looking
  2. Hi Guys I've not been out imaging for some time mainly due to personal reasons. I did however get out on the nights of the 17th and 18th. I was allowing the C14 plenty of time to cool whilst viewing through my binoculars. I was quite surprised at how saturn was looking, particularly on the 18th. I decided to slew the C14 towards it and started imaging it after it had cooled down. Here is the result, which I should add is a mosaic, because the moons needed to be captured separately. I'm pleasantly surprised at the level of detail captured bearing in mind its altitude here, which was just 15 deg at the time.
  3. Hi Guys. Thank you all so much for the supportive comments! Very much appreciated! Regards Barv
  4. Yes, it didn't take me long to capture on video Peter, I think I was capturing 1 frame every 10-15 secs. I'd be interested to know if you'd captured Miranda? It was actually in my fov but too faint at mag 16. Cheers Harvey
  5. Hi Guys I've not posted anything on here for some time. I did however get out with the big cat on Saturday. After testing collimation, allowing time to cool the scope, and aligning to get the tracking going, I noticed that conditions were very steady indeed. I slewed to Uranus and looking through a 38mm eyepiece. I realised that the seeing was also very respectable. (I have been meaning to have another go at Uranus, as from my location the altitude is very decent when due South). I inserted the ZWO 120mms mono camera and a 610nm long pass filter and set the imaging run for 20 minutes. After interchanging several barlows and powermates, I ended up using the Televue 2.5X one, and things were still quite steady on the monitor. Firecapture had the focal length listed at 10.34 metres! After doing this run I captured some longer video's of the moon positions etc. I then changed cameras for the ZWO 224mc coloured camera, and did a few minutes on that. Here is the result which I am pleased with. Please understand that this is a mosaic and not a single capture. the coloured camera was obviously used to capture colour, and the image was overlaid over the mono image to give a fairly accurate coloured image. I hope you like it. Cheers Harvey
  6. Ah OK, thanks very much. I do know of him but thought he sold only whole scopes. I'll email him thanks Harvey
  7. Hi all Can anyone tell me please where I might buy truss tubes and fittings etc for building a dob? I've tried googling this but am struggling here in the UK. Most sites seem to be geared more for this in the US. Thanks for any help given Harvey
  8. Great job on that John. I’m just wondering if you put that through Registax and did an RGB align, whether that would improve it even more? Or maybe you’ve already done it? I’m in bed now so can’t do it! ?
  9. Here's my 8" bins, purchased at Kelling Heath Star party this year. Although I haven't had much of a chance to look through them yet! Regards Harvey
  10. Hi All It's been a while since I posted. I found myself being unable to sleep very well last night, so decided to go outside and open the obsy. I was greeted by a waning Gibbous moon at a fair altitude so I decided to image it. Conditions were fair but with light breeze. The capture details are at bottom of image. Comments and criticism always welcome! Regards Harvey
  11. First class as usual Darryl, particularly the Saturn. Envious of those altitudes, though it will be reversed at some point! regards Harvey
  12. Excellent work Stuart, and it's good to see you posting again. Seeing must have been good that night, Frustratingly, I couldn't get out there due to other commitments! Well done again! ?
  13. That's very good from that little Mak, well Done indeed!
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