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Everything posted by johnfosteruk

  1. I nearly didn't mate, but decided it was worth risking falling asleep at my desk for
  2. You're just rubbing it in that you don't have to wait 9 years
  3. If I achieve this and only this when rising for an early morning session, then I'm going to have a good day
  4. Thanks everyone. You can let the clouds get to you, but I choose to embrace them Here's a little bit of fun. A quick animation, 9 frames from start to finish..
  5. Lovely detailed image Michael, very nice indeed. Happy Birthday!
  6. Well, what a blast that was. I feared the alarm wouldn't wake me, or would wake the Present Mrs Foster. Happily, neither was true. I opened the door and was greeted by a blanket of cloud, but I setup nonetheless. The cloud started to clear soon after, at about 3:20am and a good time was had by all me. I have an arty image thanks to the still clearing clouds early on, a sequence of sorts and a widefield shot with a few stars at or near maximum. I may have sufficient data for an animation as well.
  7. Quickly processed one from just before totality. Now I'm off to bed for an hour
  8. Cracking set, well done. My processing will have to wait until after work alas.
  9. Clouds are back in force so back to bed for an hour before work I think. Happy with what I saw/captured though.
  10. No colour to it here yet thanks to clouds but we’re capturing something anyway.
  11. Ooh nice, about time too. Let's hope this one's a keeper then.
  12. I've got work tomorrow, so have to get some sleep somewhere, early night for me. I'm rather upset that my spare battery died a death last night so I think I'll need the hairdryer to keep it warm!
  13. The eclipse is easy, getting up will be the problem
  14. I was going to go out again to do some widefield but alas more clouds.
  15. You've ruined it now
  16. I've had barely any time to observe or image for a few months now, and when I've had time the weather has been awful. Tonight I broke my duck I spent an hour splitting doubles with the frac, watched ISS pass a few times and did some lunar observing, focussing on the fine details on the Western edges of Oceanus Procellarum, the seeing was good and 250x yielded some nice sharp detail I'm pleased to say. Then it was time for some images, including some test shots at 600mm for the upcoming eclipse. All in all a good evening. Wide mono Closer mono Closer RGB Closer still mono
  17. So I can say I've at least bagged a look/image of something in the night sky in Jan '19 I just grabbed this. Saying that, I'm optimistic for later, looks like it'll clear as the Moon approaches the Meridian, it's also looking 50/50 for the eclipse which is better than it's been.
  18. Nicely done Steve, I was hoping to get out tonight, it's the first night in a while I've had free time and it's cloudy of course
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