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Staffs Oatcake

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  1. I know I’m a bit late for the competition, but I just wanted to share my image of the Milky Way. Taken earlier this month (September)
  2. Having moved house last year, I’ve finally found some time to get out and take some images from my own garden, but also from the surrounding countryside. I’ve mainly being focusing on wide angle images of the sky using my acquired. Rokinon 8mm and Samyang 14mm lens.
  3. From the album: Images from digital cameras.

    Canon 77D 8mm Samyang f2.8 25s at 1600
  4. Images taken with my various digital cameras. None are photoshopped but show what can be achieved if you learn to use a camera properly
  5. From the album: Images from digital cameras.

    Canon 77D Samyang f2.8 14mm at 25s 1600iso.
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    From the album: Images from digital cameras.

    Taken from my garden
  7. From the album: Images from digital cameras.

    Canon 77D 14mm Samyang f2.8 25s iso 3200
  8. From the album: Images from digital cameras.

    Leek (Staffordshire) yearly astronomical event around the summer solstice.
  9. Excuse my ignorance, but I assume he stands on his head in Australia. Just something I'd not thought about until just.
  10. Well ran the 77D out the other morning. Images are taken at around 15 secs at f3.5-f8. And between 3200 and 6400iso. Not the clearest of nights when the images were reviewed, but the sky appeared clear to the naked eye. I tried to focus more on Orion as this cluster is prominent to my southern aspect.
  11. iso1600 18-200mm canon lens at 18mm f3.5 and exposures of around 20-30 seconds. But the 40D has now being joined by a 77D. We're lucky in that we are at the end of a private road and there is no street lights close to us. The property is surrounded on three sides by open fields. The view to the north can get light polluted as that looks over the town. I hope to create a pier to mount the telescope on. I'll keep you updated on its progress.
  12. I've been absent for the forums for a while as I packed up my telescope with an impending house move. Which has now taken place and the telescope will be retrieved from safe storage. However a few nights ago I sat out in my new garden looking at the night sky. I grabbed my trusty Canon 40d and set up my tripod. Attached are some of the images taken.
  13. I got myself one of these for £39 . Absolute bargain. And if my car won't start. I can sort that too.
  14. Micro fibre socks, neoprene socks and then my sundridge hot foot boots for the feet. Best thing I ever purchased. Had them for yonks and still going strong walking base layers in mid season ratings. mountain jacket. Microfibre gloves. Nomex gloves if it gets really cold. Im a keen angler and hill walker, rock climber, so I learnt to keep warm many years ago with appropriate equipment. Which if you layer up properly leaves you with full movement whilst keeping you toasty inside.
  15. I started by observing the top of a distant telegraph pole to ensure my finder scope was aligned correctly. But my first celestial object was Jupiter.
  16. Welcome aboard Sue. Certainly consider getting in touch with the North Staffs astronomical society. They've been a great help with advice and queries.
  17. I'm fairly new to the world of telescope astronomy. But I'm the proud owner of an Orion Optics vx8 with a 1/10th Mirror upgrade. I'm not planning on getting rid anytime soon so I'm not overally worried about depreciation. As for customer services feedback I can say I have never had an issue with them. I've always found them friendly and polite, and as the factory is not that far away I can always pop in should I need to.
  18. Hello and welcome to SGL. I often holiday near Wareham. Some great places with easy access to take your scope out away from the lights of Poole harbour area.
  19. Interesting recollection of your trip. Thanks for sharing your exploits
  20. When I was doing the Yorkshire 3 Peaks challenged. We stopped at a site in the upper ribble valley in the West Yorkshire dales. It was grim and dismal weather, so never saw the sky, but there were very few street lights or towns to the north. It's called Knights Stainforth and we loved the site.
  21. Mmm. That might be why. But for me it was more north north west than north east.
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