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About 2STAR

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    Family, enjoy watching Rugby league and also union, not too keen on Soccer nowadays but have to show some interest due to Grandsons being football Crazy !!
    Trying to get to grip with Astronomy !!!
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  1. WADAS forum 4

    The stars were really suffering from CA with my Refractor being used which is a shame as the DSO's I was reasonable pleased with, I took Alnitak (cropped) out of the flame for this image of NGC 2024 .
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    Lovely image Adam
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    There is phone connection on the lower part of the car park, quite good to be honest, I always phone my wife to let her know I have got there. eric
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    Arrived at Winscar 8pm Ryan & Adam already there, around 8-45 the bits of cloud went and left us with a great Crystal clear sky for the next 5 hours !!, Ryan commented it was the best Sky he had seen at Winscar and I wouldn't argue with that, very still atmosphere and slight breeze in between made it cold, very cold haha but the views kept us going, even I with my eyes could clearly make out Andromeda, all the targets viewed all night were good, although I wish I had brought my SCT as I got M97 on the laptop easily even with 102mm Frac plus my initial alignment a bit out, should have calmed down and realigned when I first set up ( another lesson there !!) although very small it looked well and some nice colour showing through, will look at my images later today, but in any case well worth shivering for hahaha Eric
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    What time you going for ??
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    Will load the car now, fingers crossed I may have a lucky night at Winscar ha ha
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    I may join you Ryan eric
  8. WADAS forum 4

    Yes plenty more to come this year hopefully, just been outside for an hour and tested everything, all working !!!, sods law haha from last night.
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    Nice images Adam, I like the one not stacked to be honest although not as much detail as your stacked image eric
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    Last night clear at Winscar no clouds good viewing conditions, arrived about 8pm, Mark & Adam already there. Firstly, the mount decided to play haywire, not connected message, but it was, fixed it. aligned with Altair and Capella, test to Polaris, spot on, great, NO, mount shut down again, no connection, but there was, fiddled about, aligned again. all ok, sent to Castor, spot on tracking ok for 5 mins so off i go NO, the finder scope decided to drop off, fixed it and checked, still tracking Castor, attached camera etc, turned on software, no camera recognised !!!, unplugged, turned off laptop, refit connectios, still no camera recognized, then realise, WIN 10 had been updated that afternoon, it had failed to recognise the drivers for my camera, I tried loading an old disk for the camera, but no luck, faffed about for near to an hour but no success, decided to pack in about 9-45, went home, uninstalled software, downloaded again from Atik , went outside set up, everything working and spot on, within 10 mins of being outside, CLOUDS, packed up, had a cup of Tea and got some tissues out in case i started crying ha ha , roll on next clear night !!!. Eric ps Just after Penistone Major road closure diverted , had to follow Sat Nav to M1, took an extra 10-15 mins to get home hahaha
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    Mark is going also, see you there about 7-30 ish or just before eric
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    What time Adam ?
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    Anyone out tonight ? , I am ok if you are, forecast looks ok eric
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    Forecast good so far for tonight, BBC & ACCU weather
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    I had the planet in the eyepiece straight away and could easily make out a pale blue, so i knew it was definitely Uranus, totally different from surrounding stars, for once my evo mount was behaving itself, I later went back to the planet with my Skywatcher mount and 102mm refractor and although tiny in the eyepiece, it was there. eric