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Helen last won the day on March 28

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  1. I'm having the same problem Adam, but with data from the Faulkes Telescopes - rainbow star streaks at the moment Helen
  2. Helen

    Observing Comet 46P

    Just about managed it with the 10x30 Canon IS binos - but the transparency is not good here tonight, lots of cloud at all levels But I've seen and imaged it, so not too disappointed now that is has completely clouded over again Helen
  3. Helen

    Observing Comet 46P

    But at least patchy cloud just trying to stop the wind auto-closing my roof into my scope though
  4. Helen

    Observing Comet 46P

    I can't get it with binos either and now there's cloud too! Helen
  5. Just a reminder everyone that your images have potential to contrbute to some good science I'm studying 46P and now that it is getting so big and bright wide field images really come into play. If you fancy getting involved there are a few things to remember If you could do a short log of your location, equipment, conditions, timing (UTC), number of exposures, data reductions etc that would be great. Raw data and the associated calibration files is ideal for use. Try not to saturate images. I'm hoping to get a quick guide to astrometrica processing out in the next couple of days. So then you can have a go at science with your own images (I'm hoping to get some of my own images tonight... wish me luck!) Thanks Clear skies Helen
  6. Helen

    Intes Micro Maksutov

    Something to try on the C11 which is a dew magnet inside and out Helen
  7. Helen

    Observing Comet 46P

    Hi Neil, Setup>Solar System Comet>Load MPC file> Download>Apply>Ok You may then need to check your chart settings to display, but the search shoudl work fine anyway Helen
  8. Helen

    Observing Comet 46P

    I use Cartes du ceil. It is very easy to update/install all comets - it just downloads all latest details in a file from MPC and its done Helen (who wishes she didn't live in cloudy Wales as she hasn't seen comet from home yet. But who was able to see it with a class of excited 10 year olds using 2m telescope in Australia yesterday morning )
  9. Helen

    Observing Comet 46P

    Another 8 days to perihelion, and then perigee a couple of days later, though Gavin and it will be rising in the sky so less atmosphere. Moon position won't help though We'll see (and measure too ) Helen
  10. Helen

    Hi all. What a great site!

    Have you found this site ? Better than the bay.... astrobuysell.com/uk/ Helen
  11. Helen

    iTelescope Points for Sale

    PM'd Its basically telescope time share you buy points which you then spend using the telescopes. Different scopes cost different amounts of points per minute, and at differing times of the month. In my case, I fancy doing some science but I'm fed up of Welsh weather! Helen
  12. Helen

    Historical imaging data ???

    Actually, now I'm not on my phone I see my first link isn't what I thought it was! This might be more useful http://tdc-www.harvard.edu/plates/ Helen
  13. Ditto! but with the ETX125! I've actually still got the 125 ota and it is great on planets and the moon. I wouldn't want it as my only scope though. Helen
  14. Helen

    Historical imaging data ???

    https://www.cfa.harvard.edu/hco/plates.html Any use?
  15. FT has access to 2m, 1m and 0.4m scopes so varying fov. We are looking at doing a variety of analyses though including coma morphology. Helen

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