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  1. ...a relic of lead mining high above Swaledale, under the Milky Way and glow of the Northern Lights. First attempt at foreground light painting in a freezing gale last night. I blame @davew Canon 6D MkII and Sigma 24mm. Sky 8 x 6s at f2 and iso3200. Processed in LR and Sequator. Foreground 3 x 6s at f5 and iso800. Blended in PS. Paul
  2. Just managed to get above the fog in the valley this morning. Mercury at 7.30, Spica at 6.30 from Venus on the edge of the mist. 6D MkII, Sigma 24. 3.2s, f2, iso1600. LR and PS. Probably need to click into it to see owt...
  3. Before moonrise. ** Click into image for sharper result ** 1 x 10s, f2, iso 800. Canon 6D MkII and Sigma Art 24mm. Paul
  4. An area favourably located near the zenith. E. E. Barnard B&W treatment? 14 x 60s Canon 6D MkII, Sigma 24 at f2 and iso 800. LR, DSS and PS. 2/3rds crop. *** Click into image to get sharper view *** Paul
  5. I prefer your original... ...personal taste. The later version is much too harsh and loses detail. The original has a good balance. Wish I could produce something as good! Paul
  6. Exp - 3 months, f?, iso ? Was surprised how this turned out! Solarcan over the back of ours. Fair bit of PS required. Paul
  7. Cheers Dave. I'm always looking for new locations. Unfortunately, many of the ruins are down in valleys... ...hoping for a good season! Paul
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. ...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
  12. Now that is very pleasing! I have exactly the same scope/camera combination awaiting first light Cheers Paul
  13. A chance to help shape the future of UK amateur astronomy... https://appgdarkskies.co.uk/dark-skies-consultation Cheers Paul
  14. This APPG has opened up a 'Consultation'. See link. https://appgdarkskies.co.uk/dark-skies-consultation We will be responding. Paul
  15. Thanks for making me look at this supplier properly! Deposit paid a few weeks ago. Cheers Paul
  16. ...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
  17. The juxtaposition of faint fuzzies near and far is pretty cool!
  18. ...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...
  19. 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
  20. Cheers! Though I'm keen on having two arms and two legs... ...many thanks. Paul
  21. 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
  22. Thank you! Turned out to be a nice image with, rather than of, noctilucent clouds Paul
  23. Nice one. It is the Cygnus Milky Way, a favourite! Vega top middle, Altair right middle. Deneb and North American Nebula down left.
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