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About Hawklord

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    M31 Andromeda (130 pds)

    Gorgeous image Rob. Nice one with the 130.
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    New to Astronomy from Cornwall

    And welcome from me too.....also from Bodmin
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    Need a Tripod for an EQ1

    Thank you brantuk. The dark site makes things a lot easier. Totally agree about Vixen mounts too - I'd wholeheartedly recommend them.
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    Caradon Observatory Open Days Report

    It was great to see so many people there, fascinated by the night sky. Having the students come down from Exeter University Radio Telescope project was a real bonus too.
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    Very nice indeed
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    IC 443 - 314L & 200MM SHORT LENS

    That's looking lovely. Nice wider angle shot that you usually see.
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    Pacman - 40minutes of Hydrogen Alpha

    Thanks Naemeth, you're right, the tracking went off so there is some trailing. I suspect that I didn't balance the scope well. The CGEMDX is not as forgiving in this respect to other mounts that we've used. Those are indeed Bok globules. There look particularly prominent because of the great contrast. Once the weather clears we'll revisit this one with some more h-alpha Cheers
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    Pacman - 40minutes of Hydrogen Alpha

    No, not had to collimate this one (about 4 years old), but did my previous one (bought in 1995), and I can confirm that it is quite fiddly.
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    Pacman - 40minutes of Hydrogen Alpha

    We used the 7nm Baader 2" from FLO. The VC200L is a lovely scope, the field is as flat as they say it is. The only fault I have with it is that the spider vanes are a tad on the thick side which can cause a bit of bloating of brighter stars. We use the F/6.4 reduced which bolts on securely, and there's no flexure even with a heavy camera/filter wheel combo. Cheers
  10. A few nights back we tried out our new H-alpha filter with the VC200L and ST8300M. We lost a few subs because of poor guiding and intermittent cloud, so these are the best 4 of 10minute subs. Hopefully if the weather ever clears we'll add to it?! All processed in PixInsight. Cheers
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    M78 LRGB

    Very nice. I like the strong colours
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    Andromeda revisited (LHaRGB)

    Lovely image Rob
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    Cocoon My version

    Gorgeous image.
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    Hello from Cornwall

    Hello from another Cornishman. Lets keep our fingers crossed for clearer skies.

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