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dyfiastro

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About dyfiastro

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  • Birthday 13/02/84

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  1. You can't image in a storm!

    In current conditions, not a chance. My biggest fear would be my roof coming of its runnings and ending up in next doors garden. 65-70MPH Gusts here so I know the feeling, the obsy is on lockdown for now.
  2. You can't image in a storm!

    Speaking as someone who built their obsy walls higher with the intension of imaging in windy conditions I would say yes (within reason). Living over the road from a beach in west wales pretty much means I have wind (or at least a good breeze) all year round, its very rare to get a completly calm night. If the wind is below about 10MPH then I have no issue in imaging, upto maybe 15MPH for solar,lunar and planetary. For me the more important factor is the direction it is coming from.
  3. Saturn 30-08-17

    Very nice. Out of interest apart from the ADC what other equipment was used for this shot?
  4. AR2672, AR2673, AR2674 White Light - 31-08-17

    Thanks everyone
  5. Is that the final image out of dss? Do you the stacking mode set to "standard" or is it by any chance set to "intersection"?
  6. Saturn 30-08-17

    Thanks for the replies. I had another look and attempted to reprocess the image, let me know what you think. Thanks for the advise aswell, an ADC may well be on the list ready for next year. Thanks again Mark
  7. Sol WL HA, Proms,bizzy sol.31-8-17

    Stunning, its shots like these that are going to end up costing me a fortune
  8. AR2672, AR2673, AR2674 White Light - 31-08-17

    Thankyou very much.
  9. After setting up the new scope in the obsy last night I managed to get a few gaps between the clouds this afternoon to try a few things. SW200P, HEQ5, ASI120MC-S, Revelation No.58 Green filter, Revelation 2x Barlow
  10. White Light 30-08-2017

    Today was the first chance I have had to test out the latest addition to the family, a SW 200P. Having spent the last few days stripping it down and rebuilding it I was eager to get out and give it a good test. Skywatcher 200P, DIY Dob Mount, DIY Baader Solar filter, Fuji XT10
  11. 65% Lunar

    Today was the first chance I have had to test out the latest addition to the family, a SW 200P. Having spent the last few days stripping it down and rebuilding it I was eager to get out and give it a good test. After it spend the afternoon on a DIY dob base doing some white light solar imaging this evening I mounted it in the observatory whilst I make a few alterations to the dob mount. Skywatcher 200P, HEQ5, Canon 600D
  12. Saturn 30-08-17

    Today was the first chance I have had to test out the latest addition to the family, a SW 200P. Having spent the last few days stripping it down and rebuilding it I was eager to get out and give it a good test. After it spend the afternoon on a DIY dob base doing some white light solar imaging this evening I mounted it in the observatory whilst I make a few alterations to the dob mount. Skywatcher 200P, HEQ5, ASI120MC-S, Revelation 3x Barlow
  13. Show Us Your Dob.....

    Just finished putting together my first Dob. A slightly tweaked 200P that will serve as a mobile scope in dob form and can easily be converted for use on the EQ Mount in the observatory. The mount has been entirely made from left over off-cuts, the mount in total cost about £9 to build and uses a 12" LP for the Az bearing. Scope and focuser have been flocked, secondary adjustment bolts upgraded, secondary mirror blackened, Standard focuser tube adaptor replaced with a TS low profile M54 to 2" adaptor and an electronic focuser installed. Hoping to sort out an Az setting circle and inclinometer over the coming days. The scope has been collimated and I have just finished putting together a full aperture solar filter for it. Looking forward to getting this out and testing now.
  14. Not the best conditions today but managed to come away with something. SW130PDS, Seymour Solar film, GSO 2x Barlow, Canon 600D
  15. Study for a 203x1000 newtonian dobsonian base

    Thanks This is very much still in the beginning stages but Looking at the standard 200p dobs there only seems to be a single point of contact as well. I do intend using at least one more and maybe 2 more if I can get some cheap enough. The extra rings will also then be used as stoppers so I am able to rotate the tube easier without altering the pivot / balance point. The tube ota in the photo has gone back to my mate and I am waiting for mine to arrive, once its here I will be able to progress further.
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