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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 !!
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  1. Hopefully me and Dec are going up to Sutton Bank if you fancy it Damian, meeting at Wetherby Services eric
  2. Lucky you, it's wall to wall cloud in West Yorkshire !!!, have a nice session, hope it stays clear you, eric
  3. Nice capture lots of Galaxies and glad you saw a decent Meteor as well eric
  4. Last night was very poor seeing conditions, but i could just see Arcturus and Capella so had a go at the alignment, removed visual back, fit meade 3.3 FR, fit short connector to get required spacing , fit camera, slewed and found Arcturus in finder scope, showed on screen, set crosshair, centered, aligned and repeated procedure on Capella, then used bhatinov mask on Capella, got focus, slewed to the only object visible due to conditions and cloud rolling in which was Jupiter, bang in the middle. I will now stick with alignment procedure when out at a dark site, I appreciate it may not be quite as easy due to many stars probably showing on screen, so may use the 3 bright star align that way I can center the brightest star on screen without guessing which actual star it is haha Thank you for your advice and help William and Don , very much appreciated . eric
  5. looks impressive, well done Gain, great addition to wadas eric
  6. Thanks Don, my line of thought exactly, I have a Telrad well aligned with my main scope and was a thinking of trying this method for more accuracy in finding my object, I also have a bhatinov mask I use, is the fact that I have 3.3 FR attached going to make it more difficlut , although I will be using 2 star auto with bright stars selected. Thanks Eric
  7. High, the mount is Alt/Az, the infinity does produce Fit image thanks
  8. Thanks William, I will give that method a go next time I am out erc
  9. My camera will pick up -14 mag also
  10. Hi, has anyone connected their infinity video camera directly to the scope and done the initial star alignment ( auto 2 star or whatever) on the screen of their laptop, is it a method worth trying. I am using both Celestron 6.3 FR and also Meade 3.3 FR with my set up when the infinity is attached, at the moment I am doing my alignment with the eyepiece, when done, removing the eyepiece, star diagonal etc and then attaching the FR directly to the ota , spacers, and then infinity, focus with Bhatinov mask and then slewing to the object. Thank you Eric
  11. Well I sharpened/lightened this image just to try and show Jupiter Moons, Stellarium on my Android showed Ganymede in a different position to the one on my laptop !!!!!!!!!!!!, any suggestions ? on 8/04/17 2300 hrs ( think its Europa nearest and lo up to the right, bottom left could be a double star ?)
  12. Under the conditions that is a great image Dec, looking forward to going up to that spot again with you when the Man in The Moon dims his lights !!!!!!! , just found it on Google Map haha
  13. Couple of 30sec images of the Moon from last night
  14. Went up to Declans Spot at Sutton Bank for a few hours, very impressive, can imagine it when dark, was like daylight there with the Moon but still plenty of Stars visible, far far better than Winscar !!!, it's a very small camp/caravan site, M51 looked impressive on Declan's screen he has a really good set up pit together, Definately up there back end of month when New Moon. Got home for just before 3am, now getting ready to be in Halifax for 9-30 haha Soccer match Grandson, it's tough being retired !!!!!!!!!!!. eric
  15. What time are you setting off at Declan, can we meet up someplace, knows its not ideal but any practice is good practice for me anyway haha eric