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clarkpm4242

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  1. ...wait for it. BTW, this does run smoothly when the various bits of the Interweb work correctly...
  2. I observed the Bubble many times when I had an 18" Obsession. Usually from mag. 6.5 skies. Very, very rarely did I get a 'bubble', most of the time just a short arc. This has charts for the painstaking starhopping required https://ned.ipac.caltech.edu/level5/ANDROMEDA_Atlas/frames.html Another useful link. Think I found about 2 dozen. Was a bit obsessive though https://www.astronomy-mall.com/Adventures.In.Deep.Space/gcm31.htm Good hunting! Cheers Paul
  3. Ah yes!! Remember it well. I got Picture of the Month in Sky @ Night magazine! A 4 pane mosaic of the Milky Way with the comet and M31. All by luck. I had a trip planned to Tenerife and some images in mind. One composition was of the highest, least light polluted part of the sky...and suddenly, just before my trip Holmes burst onto the scene The printed version seemed to lose loads of the fainter star though. Wish I could find the image, you'll just have to trust me Cheers Paul
  4. Single 30s with 14mm Samyang a couple of nights later. Light pollution gradients
  5. Smooth image. Nice. Is the horizon sloping or just an illusion? I've some of my own that look 'wrong' no matter what I do and drive me to distraction. Cheers Paul PS My cousin hoped to get that composition last week but the weather and tide didn't play ball.
  6. ...about an hours worth of clear last night. was basking in the return of something like darkness. Just sat and looked up, wonderful to lose myself in the night sky again. Had my new Canon 6D MkII on a tripod and took a series of 20s exposures with a Sigma 24mm lens. Caught one Perseid and stacked 3 images free of satellite trails.
  7. Nice one! I have a similar composition in mind, assuming the sky clears before the sunflowers are past their best... ...thank you. Paul
  8. Early hours of 15th July. An attempt to get a naturally lit foreground for a NLC display. Above Reeth in Swaledale. Canon 6D MkII, Sigma 24mm. Lightroom, Photoshop...
  9. Hi The brightest star visible in the images is Capella. So North to Northeast. Cheers Paul
  10. Noctilucent Clouds - mix of stills and time lapse. Canon 7D MkII & 6D MkII Samyang 14mm Sigma 16mm Sigma 24mm Canon 200mm. Lightroom and VSDC. Music - Lee Rosevere.
  11. Mashup of images and time lapse from the display last Friday. Looking at the satellite images there could be better to come! Music by Lee Rosevere.
  12. Off the beaten track. Awesome NLC display early doors June 21st. Time lapse and some stills. Canon 6D MkII Samyang 14mm Canon 7D MkII Samyang 16mm. Cheers Paul.
  13. Just the type of session I love! Remember targets in Ophiuchus and Serpens, then all the way along the Milky Way. Putting effort into the dark nebulae will reap rewards on the bright objects. Not sure about OIII though. UHC may give a more pleasing view if you have the option. Nice to plan ahead. Cheers Paul.
  14. Thank you Dave. Downbeat matched my tired mood I think Castle Bolton has a hill behind that would hide a key part of the sky, will look at some contours... ...I have a tarn in mind if there is no wind. Cheers Paul
  15. Still in search of a foreground... ...Canon 6D MkII & Samyang 14mm Canon 7D MkII & Sigma 24. Music by Lee Rosevere. Turn the volume up and mind the gap... ...cheers. Paul.
  16. Yes. I've been to La Palma a dozen or so times...though half were primarily for mountain biking. The observatories above the inversion layer will have a vastly different profile. The NE of La Palma is a rainforest! I think a key factor is the consistent seeing i.e. laminar airflow from the NE Trade winds that the pro astronomers require for their work. I expect that Cape Verde would be fantastic for ourselves. La Palma is also feeling the encroachment of light pollution Hope you can post pics from your future visit! Cheers Paul
  17. There is a rainy season, late summer and autumn. https://www.holiday-weather.com/cape_verde/averages/
  18. Display kicked off about midnight. Best for me about 01:30. A couple of quick edits. Single exposure Canon 6D MkII Sigma 24mm @f 2.8 iso 400 3.2s Time lapse Canon 7D MkII 200mm Canon @f4 2s iso 400 Locations - Tan Hill and Swaledale. A bit short on foregrounds but gave a visually bright display in wonderful isolated location. BEAUTIFUL!
  19. Hi Dave The current format takes the audience through what can be seen through the 4 seasons. Brief explanation as to why this changes, earth's orbit, location in Milky Way... I use a combination of stills and time lapse many with reference points to the northern Yorkshire Dales where I live. Also a dark skies and light pollution pitch. This is after a wider field vid showing the onset of darkness and stars coming out over our village (though it needs a better version). I then go onto the seasons finishing with the current at the date of the talk. Cheers. Paul
  20. Noting the other BoV panorama... ...I thought I'd post this. It is now part of a 'Swaledale Night Sky' presentation that I do to various audiences. Taken in April. Canon 6D MkII, Sigma 24mm. Using 4K time lapse feature with fixed exposure, ISO & aperture settings. VSDC for editing. There is audio.
  21. Very, very nice! Love it. The foreground works well without detracting from the Milky Way. One I really wish that I had taken. Excellent! Paul
  22. Being a deep sky visual type of astronomer I love the 1st and 2nd place images. I also bought a Nodal Ninja after seeing the panorama! Thank you to all involved. Paul
  23. Late evening average SQM for Keld this March - 21.54. Seems to get another 1 to 2 darker later in the night... ...probably September for next proper opportunity though.
  24. Nooo, don't. :) It looks much more natural without 'artificial' light painting. I was very disappointed with the LP in the Lake District when I stayed in March. You silhouetted the church nicely :) Looked a worthwhile trip! Paul
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