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Vicky050373

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About Vicky050373

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  • Birthday 05/03/73

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    Female
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    Member of Wakefield and District Astronomical Society (WADAS)
    Member of The National Trust, English Heritage & RSPB
    Wife and mother of two - no pets (except the husband and the two kids!)
    Always remember - life is not a dress rehearsal
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  1. Heads up for anyone interested. The film Contact is on Syfy channel now, and it'll be starting on Syfy +1 in 10 minutes. Nice Saturn attempt there Ben. Perhaps shorter exposures may help with the detail. Keep at it
  2. Need to get out and see Saturn before we lose it again. I just can't see it from my house due to the houses opposite. It's a must even though it is very low this year. Always a stunning view through the eyepiece
  3. I know it doesn't really get "dark" now, BUT I really feel as though I should be out somewhere with my scope tonight. It's clear as a bell out there and Saturn would look amazing if only I could see it from my front yard. Might have a look at Jupiter with the little frac as I don't think it's worth getting the 8SE set up as the sky still looks blue!
  4. That's great Ben - certainly does look like them. I've still yet to see them. Nice one. Yes, it was a really great meeting last night. Damian, would you kindly thank John and Ruth again for coming to see us, and I think we all agree that John's talk was really interesting. Good fun and belly laughs as usual at the curry afterwards, with Gain making the night with his mountain of lamb chops! The next meeting is Thursday 13th July and we will update the thread and send emails out to all members with details nearer the time. We really do need as many volunteers as possible for the Horbury Show. Again, I will be emailing all members over the weekend. We would really appreciate any help on the day.
  5. That is an absolutely beautiful image Dec! Really really good. It's all in the processing. I haven't taken the plunge with Pixinsight or Photoshop yet, but know I'll need to purchase one of them to get decent results. Here are a couple of my images from the weekend. Been camping with the family in Derbyshire and had a couple of hours clear on Friday night through to Saturday morning. I only took my DSLR and Star Adventurer, so I'm happy with what I got done. Unfortunately, we had no access to phones/internet so I was unable to go comet hunting. Details are on each image
  6. Just a reminder that our next WADAS meeting is next Thursday 18th May 2017 where we have guest speaker Robert Ince giving hs talk Turning Astrophotos into Science. This promises to be a very interesting evening and is the first time Robert has given a talk to us as a society. Meeting starts at 7.30pm at Horbury Academy. Everyone welcome. There will be a £3.00 charge for non-members and £1 charge for members.
  7. Just a reminder that our next WADAS meeting is next Thursday 18th May 2017 where we have guest speaker Robert Ince giving hs talk Turning Astrophotos into Science. This promises to be a very interesting evening and is the first time Robert has given a talk to us as a society. Meeting starts at 7.30pm at Horbury Academy. Everyone welcome. There will be a £3.00 charge for non-members and £1 charge for members.
  8. What a belter Dec! Love it. I'll have to look up where this object is and see if it's doable from my garden. I have been looking for a narrowband target to have a go at. Nice lunar images Mark - love the composition
  9. Love the colors and Jupiter can clearly be seen. Nice result
  10. Nice results Ben, I especially like your Moon image - cracking focus. You've got some good detail coming through on Jupiter and it just shows what can be achieved from very accessible equipment. Great job A couple of my images from this evening. The clouds parted to allow a view of Jupiter and the Moon looking lovely in the South-Eastern sky, with Jupiter directly below the Moon. Both images taken with my Canon 100D with 75-300mm lens at 300mm on my Vixen Porta II mount.
  11. The meeting is Thursday 18th May, not this coming Thursday. Guest speaker Robert Ince. I'll send an email out to members with full details over the weekend and update the WADAS events page
  12. Managed a bit of early evening lunar observing until the high cloud moved in The Moon - Waxing Gibbous - 67% illuminated Skywatcher Equinox 80 and Canon 100D with 3 x Barlow Single 1/400 second exposure at ISO 800
  13. Printable PDF file of astronomical things to see for May 2017 (for UK observers) put together by one of my astro friends Mary McIntyre. Please feel free to share with anybody who may find this helpful May 2017 things to see.pdf
  14. Jupiter 08.04.2017 Celestron 8SE and QHY5L-II colour camera 800 frame AVI with best 50% of frames stacked in RegiStax6
  15. Jupiter 23.04.2017 showing the Great Red Spot (GRS) and the 4 Galilean moons William Optics FLT-110 and QHY5L-II colour camera 800 frame AVI with best 50% of frames stacked in RegiStax6