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Everything posted by clarkpm4242

  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. This. I'll have to find another cause for my dizziness... ...cheers Paul
  8. To my eye, that bright but less colour. I have had many years of looking at faint nebulous astronomical objects though...
  9. First light this evening, Canon 6D MkII and Samyang 14mm, at f2.8, 6s and iso1600. processed in Lightroom.
  10. Yes, they do demonstrate the mental gymnastics that are gone through to achieve a workable model e.g. speed of light being an average... ...I occasionally have fleeting moments of understanding, then seems irretrievable.
  11. If you have a good read of Richard Feynman's QED series of lectures you will note Feynman diagrams that have photons 'arriving' after they have been 'emitted' i.e. 'travelling backwards in time...
  12. I would have thought that they would go in the most appropriate section. Most likely Deep Sky, Wide field or Reports. As long as the title starts with 'Night Vision'..? Cheers
  13. Something to look at during the winds and rains. Single frame from a time lapse taken last month. The end of the winter constellations from Swaledale. Canon 7D MkII, Samyang 16mm. 8s @iso1600 and f2. Cheers Paul
  14. (edit - have belatedly noticed the new guidance above. Clear identification, upfront). I wonder if I have similar. NV is obviously a valid tool however, I would like it to be obviously differentiated from normal observing. Ideally a separate section however, as long the title of all NV posts begins with for example 'Night Vision report -' it would enable readers to delve in or immediately pass it by. No confusion. Have fun! Cheers Paul
  15. Selling my 18" Obsession dobsonian. Quality performer. Perfect height/size for observing. Goes deep into deep sky but... ...seemed to get too heavy to manage in/out of storage and transport, or was is the lure of a Takahashi TOA 150 APO... ...now also sold on. Cheers Paul
  16. 4s at f2, iso 1600 for the pic with Mercury, 6s for the one with the meteor in (later in the evening).
  17. Examples: Wind blowing from west, fire road running north to south. or wInd blowing from north west, fire road running south-west to north-east.
  18. Forestry Commission fire roads orthogonal to the wind direction. Limits the horizon though. Also, sounds quite freaky on your own... ...cheers Paul
  19. Tonight. Fortuitous meteor! A bit of map reading found a location with no light pollution to the west. Could do with a full frame DSLR and wider angle lens. Canon 7D MkII, Samyang 16mm f2. Hope it is apparent slanting up to the left towards Mars. Edit - earlier image added showing Mercury on the horizon.
  20. Two and a half minutes of astro Slow TV. Edited together a sequence of time lapse videos taken from Swaledale during the last month. New material taken last Sunday night. A bit of music by Lee Rosevere. Something to 'observe' if its cloudy where you are...cheers, Paul.
  21. Wee animation from output of stacking s/w. I like the effect. Cheers, Paul.
  22. Have recently done some readings for the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Separate nights have had 21.45 and 21.5 (averaged) in our garden. ?
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