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  1. 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...
  2. 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.
  3. 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!
  4. Hope it gets sorted. My OMC140 was stunning at high power on doubles... ...when cooled!!! :) Cheers Paul
  5. Thanks! I have a Canon 200 f2.8 prime You're getting great results.
  6. As above! Lovely, especially the time lapse Is that a crop from a wider lens or..? Cheers Paul
  7. Lovely timelapse sequence. Clearly shows the impact of the change in lighting on the clouds as the sun moves west to east. Nice!
  8. Hi Nicely done! What s/w are you using to create the video? Cheers Paul
  9. https://www.firstlightoptics.com/batteries-powerpacks.html Tracer if you can afford them...
  10. I had a 14" non-GoTo version for a while. Optically OK but built like a tank! Not the most portable...IMO. Cheers, Paul.
  11. Ha, ha. Actually, I live in Swaledale and we have http://www.reethastro.org.uk/ Reeth Informal Astronomy Group Cheers Paul
  12. Also check out https://www.facebook.com/bishastrosoc/ Bishop Auckland AS.
  13. Astroadventures in Devon. I have never been and have no connection with them. Paul
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Take the turning opposite the garage and drive straight up the mountain to here https://earth.app.goo.gl/QAy43 Tarmac road (a bit of dirt) then concrete fire road. Check it during daylight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You can also set up in a flat area before starting upthe concrete road. A technical drive! I have been quite a few times. Great for DSO observing. Paul
  17. TMB 92mm f5.5 APO then 16" Dobsonian. 31 Nagler and 13 Ethos with both. For wide field deep sky or faint deep sky. Have fun! Paul
  18. You can submit questions via the website. Looks like in 2 axis mode a ball head can be mounted on the DEC 'circle' with all the holes. This is where the RA arm is attached to the wedge. Cannot see anyway to do it as a single axis mount though... ...Paul P.S. It will take a PoleMaster with an adapter...
  19. Will a PoleMaster fit..? It does seem to be a stunning piece of kit... ...the price made me gasp though. Cheers Paul
  20. Nice one!! A dark location at 21.5 I've managed 5053 with a 60mm frac on several occasions. Using a low magnification it doesn't resolve. The nearby star just looks like it has some haze attached compared to similar stars in the FOV. Aye, the drive home can be very tiring and trying!!! Cheers, Paul.
  21. The simpler answer may be to ask around if anyone has an 'old' smartphone/tablet from which they have upgraded? Use without a SIM. The small screens are OK with practise. I am very, very short sighted and manage to star hop using Sky Safari on an average sized Samsung A3 (also with a free screen filter app) Good luck, Paul.
  22. No filter used. Wasn't looking for it. Just became apparent as I swept about after looking for M78. Cheers
  23. I observed the bright portion of the loop near M78 using Canon 15*50 IS binoculars. This was from the Elan Valley in mid Wales on Monday. Very dark and transparent. Have observed it quite a few times using wide field combinations. Good luck Paul
  24. Hi Sam It certainly was different, a 3 foot snow drift where we usually set up the telescopes! Also managed some observing with binoculars Paul
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