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martin_h last won the day on December 17 2015

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  1. The company I got mine from have dissapeared it seems.
  2. Just fired up the computer to recieve a message from Adobe telling me my version of Photoshop 5.1 is not a valid copy.........NOT HAPPY!! I paid good money for this in good faith from an online software company....hey ho!
  3. Anyone in the Grimsby/Cleethorpes area are welcome to attend. It will be a worthwhile visit for anyone considering a future in astrophysics.
  4. Not at all, it takes a bit of trial and error to tweek it to individual systems, autofocus, meridian flip etc but fairly straightforward.
  5. Cliff Johnson is part of a team of astronomers studying galaxies that are dominated by dark matter. Using the Dark Energy Camera (DECam) on the four-meter Blanco telescope at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO) in Chile, the team are running a three-year survey called DECam Local Volume Exploration (DELVE) to observe nearby galaxies. Last night, they were taking about 40 exposures of the night sky, looking towards the small and large magellanic clouds, two dwarf galaxies that neighbor the Milky Way. But during one set of those observations, 90 minutes before sunrise, the train of SpaceX’s Starlink satellites moved into view, glinting in the early morning sunlight and taking five minutes to pass across the telescope's line of sight.
  6. Our beginers session on Friday 13th December has changed to a special event. Professor Brad Gibson, Director of the E.A. Milne Centre for Astrophysics, University of Hull & several of his students will talk to younger members of the Beginners' group and their parents about pursuing careers in astrophysics. He will then give a talk entitled 'Are we alone in the universe?'. This will be followed by the usual tea break and a short session on stars and constellations to look for over Christmas and New Year Please note a new start time of 18:45
  7. A very good reason for automation happened to me last night. I started my imaging run at 20.00 hrs and went to bed at 22.00 hrs, at 23.00 hrs it clouded over (typical!), the observatory shut down and parked the scope, closed the roof etc, then sat there in anticipation until 03.00 hrs when it cleared and everything fired up and continued to image untill 05.30 when the run finished.
  8. I did the same a couple of weeks ago with no problems at all.
  9. When using SGP are you using the Ascom driver? Just wondering if there id an anti blooming setting in the native software that is not set in the ascom driver?
  10. Marvin Jenkins.. I too run a remote Observatory using a different software option to Steve but with a lot of the same hardware and the main advantage of this is to take advantage of every clear hour of the night sky. My software is very stable now, and yes a few clear nights were used setting it all up, but not as many as packing kit up because of cloud cover only to find it clear an hour later!
  11. https://www.forbes.com/sites/jonathanocallaghan/2019/11/18/this-is-not-coolastronomers-despair-as-spacex-starlink-train-ruins-observation-of-nearby-galaxies/
  12. Just stepped out of the house in time (05:30) to see a meteor shoot past Orion!
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