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Everything posted by clarkpm4242

  1. Hi. I regularly observe the Eastern section through Canon 15x50 IS binoculars from here in the northern Yorkshire Dales. SQM 21.2 - 21.5. I have observed with standard 10x50s. Seeing the Veil kicks off the astro season for me each year!! :) Good luck. Paul.
  2. 4 pane mosaic. Each pane 2 x 8s, iso3200, f2. Processed in Lightroom, stacked with Sequator, composite in MS ICE, final processing in Photoshop... ...trying to get some feeling of the reality of the experience. Hope it isn't too colourful. Canon 6D MkII, Sigma 24mm. A nice experience laid on a grassy slope looking up at the bright Milky Way. Best to click into the image. Paul
  3. Squeezed in between onset of astro darkness and moonrise. Not quite the line up I was looking for. Bad star shapes meant too much cropping. Marrick Smelt Mill. Sky - 3 x 8s, foreground 1 x 60s. All f1.4, iso1600, Sigma 24mm on Canon 6D MkII. Lightroom, Sequator and Photoshop. Hope to revisit location early next week. Cheers Paul
  4. ...a clear sky! All August new moon period being cloudy Needed to do something. Canon 6D MkII, Sigma 24mm. f2.8, iso800 4 x 8s processed in LR, Sequator and PS. Short of something to make a decent composition. Nice to be out though! The Plough over the Headstones. Paul
  5. Now that is very pleasing! I have exactly the same scope/camera combination awaiting first light Cheers Paul
  6. A chance to help shape the future of UK amateur astronomy... https://appgdarkskies.co.uk/dark-skies-consultation Cheers Paul
  7. This APPG has opened up a 'Consultation'. See link. https://appgdarkskies.co.uk/dark-skies-consultation We will be responding. Paul
  8. Thanks for making me look at this supplier properly! Deposit paid a few weeks ago. Cheers Paul
  9. ...Thursday night looked like the final opportunity for a decent look at the comet. Waxing moon and cloudy forecasts. I realised that I could get an image of The Plough, NEOWISE and my home from the other side of Swaledale. Canon 6D MkII, Sigma 24mm, 8s, f1.4, iso800. Foreground taken 5 mins earlier before the streetlights are turned off. After leaving the comet I turned around to find that darkness had returned over the past 2 weeks and the summer Milky Way was visible to the south. Same tech. details. A short cruise of the Milky Way and Messier objects with the binoculars finished off a lovely session. Wishing all the best for the new astro season! Paul
  10. The juxtaposition of faint fuzzies near and far is pretty cool!
  11. ...limited to 6 x 30s subs. Cloud kept forming directly to the NNW last night. Nowhere else!! Canon 6D MkII, Canon 200mm at f2.8, iso 800. Processed beyond reason in DSS, Lightroom and Photoshop. The odd artefact or three...
  12. Portrait - 3 pane mosaic. Canon 6D MkII, 200mm. Reeth Village and comet. Landscape Canon 7D MkII Sigma 24mm. Reeth, Fremington, comet and NLCs. Wonderful to see so many enjoying the view!! Cheers Paul
  13. Cheers! Though I'm keen on having two arms and two legs... ...many thanks. Paul
  14. Hello all... I'm looking at various UK suppliers. Some premium (gulp), some less so. For various reasons am not able to build from scratch. I could enhance a prebuilt structure, with some help. I've found these suppliers https://www.taylorsgardenbuildings.co.uk/roll-on-roll-off-roof-observatory-shed-1-82x1-82m.html https://www.ebay.co.uk/str/shedshedshedsandfencing Does anyone have any experience of the above? Any other suppliers that people might suggest/recommend? Many thanks Paul
  15. Thank you! Turned out to be a nice image with, rather than of, noctilucent clouds Paul
  16. Nice one. It is the Cygnus Milky Way, a favourite! Vega top middle, Altair right middle. Deneb and North American Nebula down left.
  17. Cat and mouse with clouds last night (21/22 June). 5 pane mosaic. Canon 6D, Sigma 24mm, Nodal Ninja, 1s at f1.4 and iso400. LR, ICE and PS. 1/4 res image. Darkened room viewing. Cheers, Paul
  18. Thank you. I'll be asking you what worked later... ...have also looked at your pier setup. Matching the camera with a RASA 8. Cheers Paul
  19. Likewise Dave! Have you looked into attaching Canon fit photo lenses? Cheers Paul
  20. ...from Monday morning. VSDC for video editing. Lee Rosevere for music. Turn up the volume Cheers, Paul. P.S. It does play smoothly when the Interweb works...
  21. Not the biggest or brightest of displays. A great start to the season! Time lapse of 30 minutes (repeats) and some stills. Canon 6D MkII Sigma 24mm and Canon 200mm.
  22. Thank you... ...I really like its sparse nature 'Less is more'! Cheers, Paul.
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