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clarkpm4242

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  1. clarkpm4242

    The Deer Lick Galaxy Group

    Excellent image. Yes, the name is a misnomer. Labelled by some amateur astronomers in the US that had a 'great view' of the group from that location once. Unfortunately it somehow got into The Sky software and its use spread. It used to be referred to as NGC 7331 and 'The Fleas' a much more descriptive visual term... ...your image is great whatever we chose to call it Cheers Paul
  2. Excellent images James! Thank you! SO many memories. Worth investing a few more £ in a beefier hire car? April/May are much less prone to Calimas. Cheers Paul
  3. Cool. It is as much down to personal taste and what you wish to achieve. I'm nowhere near as sophisticated. Hope you have a productive winter season! Cheers Paul
  4. Excellent work! Makes my time laspes look very basic no transitions like that! I would prefer the night time to be more apparent though. Exposure ramping is so smooth but the impact of darkness is partly lost? I guess the moon illumination contributes? It looks like it is all dayight and then a period of daylight with stars rather than it becoming night..? Personal taste. YMMV. Cheers Paul
  5. clarkpm4242

    Keystone cop

    NGC 6633 and IC 4756 make a great pair through binoculars or wide field scope under dark skies :)cheers Paul
  6. clarkpm4242

    I've completed the Messier list

    This list!! RASC Finest NGCs https://www.rasc.ca/finest-ngc-objects http://www.messier.seds.org/xtra/similar/rasc-ngc.html http://www.astrosurf.com/mmorin/finest_ngc_en.html Fainter than Messiers but selected for their visual appeal (unlike Herschel list). I hope you find whatever you choose next is fulfilling. Paul
  7. The system works! It takes alot of frames to test these things out... ...hope you get a part moonless opportunity to really show its capability. Cheers
  8. clarkpm4242

    Dark Nebula for Binoculars

    True, however... ...straining to identify the dark nebulae makes the surrounding bright features more prominent. I find it a very useful 'mind trick' to see more. It may have some physiological basis. Cheers Paul
  9. Yes, very nicely done. Just right
  10. Nice one. For deep sky 31mm Nagler 13mm Ethos Optional Paracorr Al Nagler recommended this combo Cheers
  11. Ahhhh! Summer skies from La Palma...gorgeous! Feel free to post too many. Great memories. Thank you. You didn't go for the 'extreme' concrete road then Looking forward to your time lapses. Cheers Paul
  12. clarkpm4242

    Stargazing on Vamizi Island Part One

    Stop this right now! Oh dear, what skies... ...I 'suffered' overly bright Zodiacal Light from Sutherland in the Karoo, SA once...memories. I await Part n... ...cheers Paul P.S. My observing accomplice mistook the Zodiacal Band for cloud
  13. Cool! What camera & lens were these with? Cheers Paul
  14. clarkpm4242

    What is a true "Rich Field" instrument?

    As with my TMB 92 SS f5.5 APO. Superb under dark skies!! 31 Nagler gives about 16x magnification and a FOV of 4.8 degrees. My other eyepiece for this is 13mm Ethos, about 40x and 2.5 degrees. Lookig forward to some Milky Way cruising now the dark nights hve returned! Cheers Paul
  15. 45 frames taken for a time lapse. Each 10s, f2, iso 2000, 16mm on Canon 7D MkII. DSS and CS2. Stars, dust and gas. The stuff of life...
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