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  1. This!!! The more remote you are, the safer it is.... ...and darker The main risks come from other humans, though I'm sure that I am the most danger to myself... ...cheers, Paul.
  2. Noctilucent Clouds from Swaledale, North Yorkshire. 01.00 13th June 2021. Canon 6D MkII - 5s, iso 400. Sigma 24mm - f3.5. Photoshop. Cheers, Paul.
  3. Noctilucent Clouds from Swaledale, North Yorkshire. 01.00 13th June 2021. Canon 6D MkII - 5s, iso 400. Sigma 24mm - f3.5. Photoshop. Cheers, Paul.
  4. @James March was a freezing wind! We had a snowball fight the day after the May image!!! Cheers, Paul.
  5. Bounty-free chocolate quantity is paramount! Hadn't occurred to me that the different locations help to authenticate the images... cheers Paul
  6. This is a duplicate post from a competition thread. I noted that @davew has done this and it enables replies to the post unlike the competition thread format. We can discuss the merits of various chocolate snacks or even technical questions... @James I note the intermittent lighthouse illumination didn't appear to impact your time lapse? ___________________________________ A ‘Sidereal Day’ is the time taken by the earth to rotate on its axis relative to the stars, and is almost four minutes shorter than the solar day because of the earth's orbital motion around the Sun. A celesti
  7. Earth’s Orbital Motion around the Sun A ‘Sidereal Day’ is the time taken by the earth to rotate on its axis relative to the stars, and is almost four minutes shorter than the solar day because of the earth's orbital motion around the Sun. A celestial object therefore reaches the same position in the night sky earlier each day. This can be seen in the attached composite of 3 images of the rising spring Milky Way in the south eastern sky in March, April and May. Each taken earlier and earlier in the night, yet the Scutum Star Cloud is in approximately the same position. See images
  8. I recommend the RASC Finest NGC Objects as a next step deep sky from Messier. It is based more on an object's attractiveness rather than a catalogue like the Herschel List which has many unfulfilling 'ticks'. Being a Canadian list is great for northern latitudes. I have trawled through the Herschel list once, however keep returning to the Finest NGC Objects. https://www.rasc.ca/finest-ngc-objects Cheers Paul
  9. Could be Covid-related increases in shipping costs feeding through into new stock prices...
  10. Nice deft touch! Nothing OTT, yet all there.
  11. ...features this water splash in the opening title sequence. Maybe one for people of a certain age About 00:30 UT last night. Foreground 1 x 180s static, sky 7 x 120s tracked, 4 dark frames. Sigma 24mm at f3.5, Canon 6D MkII at iso1600. iOptron CEM 40 mount. Deep Sky Stacker and Photoshop. Uncropped. Sharper when clicked. Cheers Paul
  12. @Mick J cairns have been on that site for ~800 years, possibly as a boundary marker between Swaledale and Westmorland. The light painting images need a revisit along with the remaining data. As @James noted it takes a while to recover from an all/late night!! Thanks @davew hope it didn't disappoint Cheers Paul
  13. Yes. I've also set the indexing on my pano mount to give plenty of overlap. I can then crop out the edges in LR. Plus a touch of colour noise reduction and set temperature 3500.
  14. A couple of detail shots with some light painting. Plenty of seagulls in the corners... ...cheers, Paul.
  15. A set of 9 stone 'cairns' high above Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria. On the Wainwright C2C walking route. Surprised at the background lighting, some all the way from Darlingtion and Teeside. Pano is 5 portrait frames, each 4 x 8s subs at f2 and iso3200. Prep in Lightroom, stack in Sequator, composite in MS ICE, finish in Photoshop. Canon 6D MkII, Sigma 24mm ART, Nodal Ninja pano mount. Cheers Paul
  16. Thanks Dave. I've been 'focusing' on deep sky imaging! May be out doing a starscape tonight though cheers
  17. Having looked at the original it was just so artificially contrasty. The IFN is surely more evenly distributed? Especially with 8 hours of data. New version attached which may reflect a more 'real' version of the truth?? Colour still needs work.
  18. The names give form/shape to an excellent image I just need to learn how to process the 'colour signal'... ...cheers Paul
  19. Very nicely done! One for a dry spell... ...cheers
  20. My aim was to have an image that really had a strong presence of the galaxies and the IFN. 8 hours data in 3 min subs through RASA 8 and ASI2600MC Pro. DSS & PS. Struggling with processing. Colour is a bit meh, looks great in B&W, but it is a colour camera. Photoshop manages the colour space differently to my laptop screen. Think the summer will be spent learning how to make the most of the data with PS or an astro-specific digital darkroom. Cheer Paul
  21. Love this image!! Paul PS ...and now I know how to set the aperture when I connect my Canon lens to the ASI2600
  22. Twin RASA 8s! Names are great when they describe what an object looks like Stag Beetle Nebula? Lovely work. Cheers, Paul
  23. Beautiful image! Very nice touch on the processing. Something to aspire to. Paul
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