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clarkpm4242

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About clarkpm4242

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  1. Two and a half minutes of astro Slow TV. Edited together a sequence of time lapse videos taken from Swaledale during the last month. New material taken last Sunday night. A bit of music by Lee Rosevere. Something to 'observe' if its cloudy where you are...cheers, Paul.
  2. Wee animation from output of stacking s/w. I like the effect. Cheers, Paul.
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    Tell us your sky quality

    Have recently done some readings for the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Separate nights have had 21.45 and 21.5 (averaged) in our garden.
  4. About 430 frames from the Orion time lapse topic. Orion, Hyades and Pleiades feature. StarStax... ...cheers Paul PS almost free of aircraft and satellites!
  5. 'Quick' edit of about 3 1/2 hours last night. Looks over some nearby cottages. One for a darkened room. Music by Lee Rosevere. 1270 frames. Canon 7D MkII, Samyang 16mm, Lightroom. Cheers Paul
  6. Obtained a sequence of readings last night. 23:10 21.26 00:30 21.32 01:10 21.41 01:50 21.45 These are each 5 readings after the meter has 'settled down'. Top and bottom discarded and remaining 3 averaged. Clearly demonstrate the darkening of the sky and possibly the 'loss' of Milky Way interference. Neat Incoming cloud stopped further measurements. Paul
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    Am I a cheat? A question of morals.

    This sort of compositing is a definite no, no in my 'rule book'. Examples I've seen: - local landscapes (North Yorkshire) with the Milky Way taken from latitudes of southern Spain or the Canary Islands - a 'moonless' night with obvious strong shadows and a Milky Way that is never visible in that part of the sky and pasted L-R reversed... ...as long as you are honest with the viewers of your images, don't make false claims, you can do what you like. Compositing a foreground with a different exposure taken in the same session is fine, or possibly taken at another time if it reflects a possible astronomical reality. Just say what you've done. Having come to imaging via a deep sky visual observing route, I tend to go for less colour to give me a better connection to what I've seen in 'real life'. I have been known to do versions with more colour for public consumption... ...cheers Paul
  8. Known locally as the 'Three Sisters'. Have been faffing around trying to get decent composition
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    Cold , but very light night !

    See my SQM topic. Really pants early on, then... ...cheers Paul PS Good to get some in!
  10. The Yorkshire Dales NP and Nidderdale AONB are working towards IDA accreditation. We are undertaking measurement of sky bright/darkness. About 20:00 I went to out measure and found all the readings about 0.2 down on previous, around the 21.1 mark. The light domes were up and transprency was obviously down. Wind the clock forward to 04:25 this morning. The sky was CLEAR and DARK. SQM from my garden averaged 21.5, repeated 10 mins later. The moisture had been 'frozen' out of the sky, about-8C. This was an improvement of 0.2 on previous best taken in the early hours last year. I'm sure many in remote areas have darker skies but this was an eyeopener for me. The Canon 15 x 50 binoculars showed some spiraling in M51 and M81. NGC 3077 (mag. 9.89) was a smudge near 81 & 82. M101 didn't need searching for The Needle Galaxy, NGC 4565 (mag. 9.6) showed good elongation. M66 & 66 were quick spots in Leo. Paul
  11. -9C no wind though!
  12. W-i-d-e field. Lined up along Swaledale this morning. Cheers Paul Canon 7D MkII Sigma 24mm 2s f2.8 iso800. Cropped in Lightroom etc.
  13. Well, my Xmas pressie was a battery grip for my camera. It enables much longer single take time lapse videos. Like this 3+ hour session. Free to air music by Lee Rosevere. Turn up the volume cheers Paul.
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    Lunar eclipse star trails

    Generated from the middle 3/4 of the time lapse sequence posted earlier. Convenient foreground illumination from a passing vehicle
  15. Generated from the middle 3/4 of the time lapse sequence posted earlier. Convenient foreground illumination from a passing vehicle
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