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Everything posted by clarkpm4242

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Nice one. For deep sky 31mm Nagler 13mm Ethos Optional Paracorr Al Nagler recommended this combo Cheers
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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...
  9. Here is another from last night in Swaledale. I thought early Monday morning was the peak time (...and for clouds). 10s, f2, 16mm, iso2000, Canon &d MkII. Being used for a time lapse.
  10. If the camera is the Pentax K3II... ...learn how to use the Astrotracer and Interval timer functions. The 55mm lens will do for Perseids and the 300mm for Andromeda. Forget the Trunk... All you need is a sturdy tripod/head combo for the camera. to be mounted on. Shoot in RAW mode and have plenty of memory/battery power. For image processing use something like DeepSkyStacker (free download) and another digital darkroom tool. Do lots of reading e.g. http://www.astropix.com/bgda/bgda.html and learn in daylight! Good luck!
  11. Hope it gets sorted. My OMC140 was stunning at high power on doubles... ...when cooled!!! :) Cheers Paul
  12. Thanks! I have a Canon 200 f2.8 prime You're getting great results.
  13. As above! Lovely, especially the time lapse Is that a crop from a wider lens or..? Cheers Paul
  14. Lovely timelapse sequence. Clearly shows the impact of the change in lighting on the clouds as the sun moves west to east. Nice!
  15. Hi Nicely done! What s/w are you using to create the video? Cheers Paul
  16. https://www.firstlightoptics.com/batteries-powerpacks.html Tracer if you can afford them...
  17. I had a 14" non-GoTo version for a while. Optically OK but built like a tank! Not the most portable...IMO. Cheers, Paul.
  18. Ha, ha. Actually, I live in Swaledale and we have http://www.reethastro.org.uk/ Reeth Informal Astronomy Group Cheers Paul
  19. Also check out https://www.facebook.com/bishastrosoc/ Bishop Auckland AS.
  20. Astroadventures in Devon. I have never been and have no connection with them. Paul
  21. Enjoyed reading this thread. Being a DSO observer it seems to match much of my musings and varying enthusiams over the years! Its not just me then!!! Cheers All! Paul
  22. I regularly observe the eastern Veil in late summer and autumn from my back garden in Swaledale. Canon 15*50 IS binoculars. No filters. Occasionally western and Pickering Triangle. Good luck Paul
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