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  1. Happy solstice everybody it just gets better for us darksky crew from today. charl...

    1. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      thanks mate,  me too, I like it when its dark about 8pm and dark enough to image at 9pm. clear skys. charl.

    2. Knighty2112

      Knighty2112

      Thumbs up to that Charl. ??????

    3. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      thanks Gus, good times is around the corner mate. charl..

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  2. the full moons looking very nice tonight 99.9 % at the mo, get a look if you can its too good to miss.  clear skys all. charl.

    1. orion25

      orion25

      Clear skies for me tonight. No excuses, lol!

       

    2. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      thanks Reggie, I had a few pics of 100% and the clouded out for about 11.30pm, hope you got some good views. charl.

  3. just seen the forcast for tomorrow guys and its looking good, for once I hope there right, Friday was the lasttime I seen Sol, I'm getting desperate.  fingers crossed. charl.

    1. David Smith

      David Smith

      Yeah, just in time for me to go back to work!

    2. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      you might catch it early mate, its ment to clear 8pm tonght and last allnight and day, so thay say, flatearthers have as much chance of being right :icon_biggrin:. charl.

  4. starting to clear here tonight, wonder if we will get as good seeing as lastnight with Jupiter ? hope so, should know soon. clear skys..

    1. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      21.30 seeings poor :hmh:...

    2. Knighty2112

      Knighty2112

      Sleet and hail showers here mate. Very winter! Was out last night for an hour but it was too blooming cold to stay out even though the skies were good. Brrrrrrrrr! 

    3. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      glad you had some good seeing, the seeing was bad today when shooting sol, must be the Jetstream back again, hope we have clear tonight. charl.

  5. ive just seen the forcast for the weekend and guess what ?, yes cloud , cloud and followed by more cloud, just carnt see the clear at the end of the tunnel at the mo, hope we get some clear soon, I'm running outa thing to post about. hope you have some clear .. charl.

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    2. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      that's good mate, heres a shot through my obsyroom window, that's not a dust bunny its some mark on the window. charl.

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    3. Knighty2112

      Knighty2112

       Nice view Charl down there in Wales. :) 

    4. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      thanks Gus, yer it is a nice view mate, better at night when its clear with the milkyway straight overhead its stunning and black as behellsabobs arm pits, when I first moved here over 20 years ago it was like id found heaven . charl/

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  6. well the forcast was wrong 50/50 here thismorrning, got HA cooking, but sols blank in WL,  hope you all have clear. charl. 

    1. Knighty2112

      Knighty2112

      Thanks Charl. Won't bother dragging out the scope to have a look with the wedge then mate. Cheers! 

      Hoping for some clear skies tonight if possible. Fingers crossed! :) 

    2. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      thanks Gus, its clouded out here now mate, glad I got up early, there wasn't a lot going on in HA, just the one small AR with no spots visable, theres a nice long prom on the on coming limb. Tminus 30 min until I post my pics. charl.

  7. I get 5 days of sun then cloud, cloud, cloud, first the weather lifts you up then drops you right back down again. what makes it worse is all that action going on on sol, think I might get a hair transplant so I can pull it out. please join with me in willing some better skys.  charl.

    1. Knighty2112

      Knighty2112

      This is were the British stiff upper lip needs to come into play Charl! ;) 

    2. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      we don't have any of those in wales, just leaks:icon_biggrin:, its bad for me bank account this weather makes it hard not to buy stuff to take my mind off it. heres hoping for better skys, charl.

    3. Knighty2112

      Knighty2112

      Yeah, I tend to buy more Astro stuff when the weather is poor too Charl. A habit I keep meaning to break! ;) 

  8. "heads up" , theres some clear heading in from the west today, too late for me to get some solar, but some of us could be lucky, might get a bit of DS later, tomorrow looks good weather wise too "fingers crossed". charl.

    1. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      2pm, ive got blue bits, the first bit of blue ive seen in over a week....

    2. Knighty2112

      Knighty2112

      Sun and blue sky here too Charl. Hope the clear skies last for a wee while into the night too! Fingers crossed! :) 

    3. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      yea me too, I'm desperate for some skytime, just been installing phd on me lappy so I can do some guiding tonight, that will be fun, its been a good year since I tried it last and it had me running about like ive got worms in my brain. goodluck for later.  charl.

  9. Yippee!, I know own the Quark, today is a day of Days....

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    2. Knighty2112

      Knighty2112

       Nice pic Charl. Maybe one day I'll get a device to help me view the sun in HA! Need to start saving some pennies though! ;) 

    3. orion25

      orion25

      Congratulations, Charl! Great image :icon_biggrin:

    4. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      thanks Reggie, darn clouds are being spitefull and wont let me use it. charl.

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  10. ive got clear sky ! whats the odds it will last for tonight ?

    1. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      thanks Dave, its still clear now, this must be the clear thay forcast for first thing thismorrning hafe a day late, all I got first thing was cloud fog and rain. hope you have clear.  charl.

    2. Knighty2112

      Knighty2112

      Thumbs up to that Charl. :) 

    3. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      thanks Gus , ive just posted a new moon pic, just waiting for Jupiter to be declouded. hope you have some clear. charl

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  11. oh that cloud, id pull my hair out if I had any.....

    1. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      theres a new spot eh, that's good news, I did get 1 vid through a bit of thin stuff but it didn't turn out too good. its lacking sharp detail.

      ed80 Quark 50% reducer, asi 120mc.

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    2. David Smith

      David Smith

      Better than nowt!

    3. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      agreed mate,thanks.

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  12. Happy St Davids Day !.

    from Charl in deepist darkness in south Wales.  :icon_biggrin:

    1. Knighty2112

      Knighty2112

      Cheers Charl. :) 

  13. sick of this darn spitefull weather, look whats up there today.

    sol 21-2-17 soho.png

    pic taken by soho our friendly nabourhood solar space telescope.

    ive thick fog today, not a chance for me, hope you all have better.  charl.

    1. David Smith

      David Smith

      Looks like the best group in some months. Only chance of any break in the cloud here looks like Friday but I will be at work. Good hunting Charl

    2. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      thanks Dave, yes mate its a very interesting group , weathers the same here today, I'm hunting but carnt see the pray, heres hoping for a break in the weather, charl.

  14.  Oh the Agorny, Oh the Pain, Oh the darn cloud, I'm missing it all folks. please cloud gods give us some clear, can you tell I'm sulking :icon_biggrin:. charl.

    1. spaceman_spiff

      spaceman_spiff

      I just had a terrible night too! Set up all my gear (deep sky and lunar scopes) got them properly cooled, polar aligned and focused. The night started well and I got a good set of terminator images. By the time I was guiding on a DSO with the other scope, clouds rolled in and didn't clear until I pack everything away at 2am. I was really looking forward to snapping M105 and the Leo triplet! Now I'm tired and want to start a less weather dependent hobby.

    2. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      thanks Tzitzis, its not looking too bad thismorrning mate, theres some thin cloud but might have a few shots of sol when it rises.  clear skys, charl.

    3. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      thanks spaceman, I got a few shots of the moon at 4.30 pm but nothing after, hopefully tonight will be better, don't want to have to watch big brother with the misses again, theres only so much a man can take.:icon_biggrin: clear skys charl.

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  15. "there lie-ing" the soothsayers said there would be clear skys thismorrning, what a thing to do on Christmas eve eh.  I was so looking forward to imaging the blank sol today to hit my target of 215 disc this year. I'm gonna sulk for 10min now.

    Merry Christmas Everybody !...

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    2. Knighty2112

      Knighty2112

      Yep! Hoping the wedge works well, and looking forward to some nice clear days to test it out when I get it. :) 

    3. Tzitzis

      Tzitzis

      Merry Christmas Charl!

    4. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      thanks mate, Merry Christmas Tzitzis.

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  16. hi Dave, has your Quark got any nearer mate ?, weve got a bit of clear heading in from the west tonight "fingers crossed", should be 50/50 tomorrow for most of us. charl.

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    2. Davey-T

      Davey-T

      Morning Charl,

      It's stuck in UK customs now, they've sent me two sheets of A4 questions none of which seem relevant to an item originally purchased in the UK and returned to the USA for repair under warranty.

      They seem determined to try and charge duty on something out of principal :grin:

      Merry Christmas

      Dave :icon_santa:

    3. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      morning Dave, darn customs, duty has already been paid on it mate, when first imported. id just write on the form "sent for repair and a photocopy of the recet, or maybe try and get them on the phone ,thay must have a helpdesk. merry Christmas mate, I was hoping for some sun thismorrning but its 100% cloud at the moment.  charl.

    4. Davey-T

      Davey-T

      Thanks Charl,

      You'd think in this day and age it could be done on the internet, "luckily" the Sun is pretty quiet and too low ATM so hopefully it will get here eventually.

      Then we just have to hope it's been fixed, I remember a couple of posts where peeps have sent their Quark to Daystar for repair and got them returned with the same fault.

      Grey murk here again, had a surprise bit if clear sky last night but I wasn't ready, hadn't recharged the power pack :grin:

      Good news, my brake calipers for the camper van came back today after a month away being refurbished so if we get some decent weather over christmas I can get them refitted and be ready for the next star party.

      ATB

      Dave :icon_santa:

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  17. according to the soothsayers theres some clear moving in tonight from the west,  I'm not getting my hopes up but for once it would be nice if thay get it right. if I can see stars at 7pm ill be a happy bunny :happy7:clear skys all and ive me fingers crossed. charl.

    1. Knighty2112

      Knighty2112

      Fingers crossed Charl. Been too much mist/haze around on the nights you could see some stars, so hoping for a nice clear night too! :) 

    2. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      thanks Gus, its 5pm and its starting to clear here, its a bit hazy cos the sun came out at 2pm and started sucking water vapour back up, hopefully it will dissipate by 7 or 8ish, hope you get some clear, charl.

  18. wow are we up for some goodys tonight, just been looking at Mars with the big binos in daylight and its steady as a rock being holded in place with superglue :icon_biggrin: hope its a omen for later. goodluck and seeing.  charl.

    1. Knighty2112

      Knighty2112

      Tried nabbing Venus and Mars about 30 mins ago. Venus was blazing away whilst I took my dog for a walk, but hiding behind the clouds when I got the scope out alas. Hoping for clear skies later on at least. 

    2. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      I think everywhere apart from scotlands going to be clear later Gus, ive both scopes cooling " 200p and Ar127l", heres hoping the seeings stays good for us. charl.

    3. Knighty2112

      Knighty2112

      Fingers crossed. My weather apps and FLO is telling me different times for any clear skies, so as usual the best thing to do is keep poking my head outside to check. 

  19. stunning clear skys here in south wales, hope it lasts, but its darn cold as well, winter rig working well, just been getting 2min subs unguided. "were cooking with gas". hope you all have some clear .  charl.

    1. Knighty2112

      Knighty2112

      Hoping for clear skies when I get back home from Thursday night and the weekend  Charl. Hope you get a nice long spell mate! :) 

    2. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      thanks mate, I'm just getting a warm and I'm back out to see how far I can push my subs on the Pleiades. hope its clear for you on Thursday.  charl. 

  20. out testing the 25x100 binos at the moment, got some nice clear sky what wasnt forcast, started with the Pleiades, lovely pinpoint stars with a whitish dusty glow, loades of background stars, next down and to the left to the head of bull, ive the whole of the triangly stars in my fov, Aldebran looking a nice orange colour, Ain, cleeia ,Hyadum 1 and 2 looking sharp, the group of Tau just visable and guess what, clouds stopped play....

    1. Knighty2112

      Knighty2112

      Sounds like a good pair Charl. Pity the clouds got in the way. :( 

    2. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      thanks Gus, I was just starting to get to grips with them, I'm well pleased with them, very nice contrast on par with the ed80, was hoping to bag a few goodies in orion but the clouds 100% now, ill look forward to the next clear night.  charl.

  21. sat waiting for the moon to rise, I always get a great feeling of antiserpation wondering what the seeing will be like, wish I could fast forward. hope you all have clear skys tonight . charl.

  22. Oh the agony!, Oh the pain!, when is this cloud going to end ? ive got cob webs on me scope :hmh: charl.

    1. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      thanks Dave, yer mate ,well things can only get better, thay carnt get any worse, hope we all get some clear sky soon, charl. ps it could be my fault ive just brought a new camera tripod and a few bits.:icon_biggrin:

    2. Knighty2112

      Knighty2112

      Tuesday is supposed to be a good day, but not holding my breath for it just in case! ;) 

    3. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      thanks Gus, yer ive got my fingers crossed mate, theres loads of good winter goodes coming into view and i hate missing them, clear skys ,charl.

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  23. set up waiting for the moon to come from behind some cloud, scanning the sky with the binos , spyed the Pleiades just rising above the horizon, if I don't see anything else tonight ill be happy, what a fantastic sight, the seeing looks to be good... charl.

    1. Knighty2112

      Knighty2112

      Managed a couple of hours last night until 10pm. Got the darkest skies until the moon crept up, and managed to see the Saturn nebula for the first time, and I think I got Neptune too, so well chuffed! :) 

    2. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      sounds like you had a goodnight Gus, the sat-neb is quite a hard one in the vis, it stayed cloudy here for most of the night mate, im hoping for better skys tonight.  charl.

    3. Knighty2112

      Knighty2112

      The Goto mount helps a lot here. If I had to star hop to find it I don't think I would have found it as easy. :) 

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  24. lovely and clear outside tonight, bit more wildfield,i mean widefield for me ,hope ya all have clear skys. charl.

    1. Knighty2112

      Knighty2112

      Hope you had some nice skies for your widefield stuff Charl! :) 

    2. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      thanks Knighty, as soon as it got dark clouds came from all directions, im hoping tonight will be better, we have had a cold wind here allday so if the sky is cloud free it should be fair seeing. hope ya have clear sky. charl.

  25. Ooooh ,nice and clear here in south wales tonight, i think a bit of adventure into widefield is on the cards. hope those darn pesky clouds keep away. hope you all have clear skys.  charl.

    1. Knighty2112

      Knighty2112

      Looks great Charl. Make the most of those skies mate! :) 

    2. xtreemchaos

      xtreemchaos

      thanks Knighty, ive got thin cloud now mate, it might blow over, hope you have clear skys ,charl.

    3. Knighty2112

      Knighty2112

      Away for work at the moment mate, so even if it's clear outside I can't make the most of it. Hoping for Friday or Saturday night to be clear when I'm back home. Fingers crossed! :) 

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