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  1. Great images Vin, I am particularly impressed with thew 3rd one, it has everything!
  2. Ahhh, I was going to view the Sun today but got side tracked. It is good that there is some increasing activity after a long quiet period! Thanks for sharing Nigella.
  3. That's a good start Lunator! What software are you using?
  4. A nice report Stu, things are certainly "hotting Up" with our local star after such a long quiet period! After reading your post I will definitely be out in the morning with my Solar Rig taking some images
  5. Great images, you have made a good start!
  6. Wow, I do like that! With your permission, I will shamelessly copy it. I will post a pic when I have finished it. Thanks for sharing Sean!
  7. Well, I got up, got out and saw the comet Very nice in the binos but could not pick it out naked eye. Tried some DSLR photography and captured it, but so feint that it is just a small fuzzy patch. But, I got it!!! Surprised at how light the sky was to the North. I was also treated to the Saturn/Moon/Jupiter conjunction, Mars looking splendid and Venus rising through the trees! All finished off by the ISS passing overhead at 03:58. Glad I managed to drag myself out of bed!
  8. I am planning to get up before dawn and see if I can view it, I am currently in Norwich but at the edge of the city, so a quick bicycle ride with binos and camera at the ready. Wish me luck chaps!
  9. I am set up and observing the Sun today too. And I agree, it is much better than shivering at the EP!
  10. Jonk, that is a fantastic shot. Thanks for sharing.
  11. I do but on Mint. Just checked what is pre-installed, was a bit surprised! Unfortunately, updates no longer work, but here is the list: Aladin Astro CL - co-ordinate converter Astro Lab 2 Celestia GCX Image Processor GPredict Gravity Iimage IRAF Terminal Iris K Stars Meteroical Nightshade Observation Manager Open Rocket Open Universe Planets Radio Meteor Analyser Registax 6.1 Sky Charts (Cartes DuCiel) Sky Globe 6 Stellarium Star Plots (star chart viewer) Virtual Moon Atlas Where is M13 WXAstro Capture XEPhem XTide Plus, lots of Astro background pics, screensavers etc and a RED theme. All very well done TBH.
  12. Ah, looks like DistroAstro is no more, the download is no longer available. I have it on an HD that I use on my Obsy PC and I have a CD 'somewhere" so if anyone had a burning desire to have a look, drop me a PM and I will send a copy.
  13. I am a big fan of Mint, it is actually built on Ubuntu, and use it on all of my systems as dual boot with Windows 7. I use K Stars, Stellarium and Virtual Moon Atlas all the time. There is an Astronomy Distro out there, http://www.distroastro.org/ , which has a lot of scientific software pre-installed although it is quite old now.
  14. Cool report, congratulations. And a cool Avatar, I bought that one the week it was released, still have it
  15. Hello Roger, That is the camera I use, on a Lunt LS60Tha with a B600 Blocking filter, I bought the scope in 2012 and used a Phillips SPNC9000 web cam then bought the ZWO in 2014. I have had hours of fun with the whole set-up and although I am not an imager by any stretch I have made some nice images over the years (I am sure you will do faaaar better!) I use Sharpcap for the capture, Registax for processing and a final tweak using Fast Stone Image Viewer for colour etc. and to save as a JPG or BMP if required Here are a few examples from 2015, 2016 and last Saturday
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