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Uranium235

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  1. Guiding tonite!

  2. Guiding tonite!

    1. Ibbo!

      Ibbo!

      Too much cloud here- taking darks instead

       

    2. Uranium235

      Uranium235

      Got a couple of hours in last night, not a great sky - but worthy for some testing.

  3. Guiding tonite!

  4. Blummin' fireworks!... already!

    1. martin_h

      martin_h

      Been at it all week here!

    2. michaelmorris

      michaelmorris

      Had them last night for the first time this year. ?

    3. Uranium235

      Uranium235

      Yeah, it started just as it got dark.... fortunately I was using 5nm Ha filters, so that should have blotted out the worst of it.

  5. Hmmm... not guiding tonite! Looks clear, but it aint.

    1. martin_h

      martin_h

      it was clear here until I opened the obs roof

  6. Guiding tonite!

  7. 130pds back in action!

    1. Ibbo!

      Ibbo!

      galaxy season ???

       

    2. Uranium235

      Uranium235

      Yep, and I've managed to bag M81 at the rayleigh limit of the telescope :D  not calibrated properly yet, but its the largest M81 Ive ever put out....lol.

    3. Ibbo!
  8. Finally... clear sky!

  9. Apologies for naff weather... just ordered another Samyang 135 f2 :)

    1. JohnSadlerAstro

      JohnSadlerAstro

      That will clear the skies, for certain! New kit always does..... :D 

  10. Guiding tonite!

    1. JohnSadlerAstro

      JohnSadlerAstro

      <<Waves wand and cloud appears>>

  11. Discovering the usefulness of mitre blocks :) 

  12. Yay... on the final panel of the Rosette - Cone mosaic! First draft coming up tomorrow.

  13. Finally, working on my first SHO image in over 4 years!

  14. Running the 383 at -30... now thats a first!

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    2. Ibbo!

      Ibbo!

      Next sub will make another 5 hours on the squid.

      need to check the local horizon -i've done the tile and roof nebula enough times

       

    3. Uranium235

      Uranium235

      lol.... that squid is making mine look like a smash n' grab!

    4. Ibbo!

      Ibbo!

      I have had one of those "I WILL get you"  I would say moments but its 4 months and counting.

  15. -12 tonite... brass monkey time!

    1. PhotoGav

      PhotoGav

      Hell yeah - cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey...! Should be wonderfully clear though. Here's to some happy imaging time tonight.

    2. Uranium235

      Uranium235

      Yep, gotta clear a foot of snow off the patio first and salt the steps, i don't fancy landing face first with an eq6 on top of me...lol.

  16. Hurrah! SII filter now arrived, time for some updates to existing projects....

    1. Ibbo!

      Ibbo!

      S11 you say that will be fun for you:smile:

    2. Uranium235

      Uranium235

      Yep, there is a lot to catch up on - probably starting off with either the cave or pelican. The only need a couple of hours in SII to get the required result.

  17. Back on my warm-up target (CTB1).... must bonkers with the Moon the way it is!

    1. alan potts

      alan potts

      Makes two of us then, in my books though I did get some decent shots but you work at a different level to me,and probably always will.

  18. Guiding tonite!

    1. spaceman_spiff

      spaceman_spiff

      Same here!

      I'm on NGC 1893.

    2. Uranium235

      Uranium235

      Just mopping up some OIII (3x2hr panels) while the going is good :)

    3. spaceman_spiff

      spaceman_spiff

      Cool. No narrowband stuff for me yet...

      Just happy to get a decent clear night.

  19. Guiding tonite!

    1. johnrt

      johnrt

      and as if by magic after spending 40 mins polar aligning after adjusting my pier to bring down the height of the bolts to reduce vibration, a bank of cloud rolls in.......

    2. Uranium235

      Uranium235

      Doh!!! Thats grim John :(

      Oh well, at least youve got it set up for next time! Give it an hour or two, it will probably clear up... fingers crossed.

  20. Mulling over the prospect of a 130pds dual shooter... cheap, cheerful, but effective.

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    2. Coco

      Coco

      send me a drawing and I'll get some made on the CNc machine,,, oops sorry your too tight ...lol

       

    3. Uranium235

      Uranium235

      Its alright :) I have a plan, there is quite a bit of give in one on one of my dual bar saddles - so its possible to re-attach the saddle a bit skew-iff - probably just enough for it to point the 2nd telescope in the right direction (or close enough). No up/down adjustment required, its just left/right.

    4. Adam J

      Adam J

      I hope that you can get this working, would love to see a full report on it if you do as it is something I have considered from time to time myself. 

  21. Fireworks already?... Really?!

    1. jabeoo1

      jabeoo1

      Yep I noticed that too, 2 or 3 nights ago they were going off here.  Christmas adverts too hey, started a week ago.  You do realise Uranium235 you can have a sofa delivered in time for xmas ;)

    2. Uranium235

      Uranium235

      Yes, and hardwood furniture too it seems....lol. 

    3. michaelmorris

      michaelmorris

      My meteor camera is starting to pick up loads already.  Aaaargh! Bah Humbug!

  22. Guiding tonite! Star71 making belated return to the night sky.

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    2. Ibbo!

      Ibbo!

      and i'm binning them :blink:

      next option is stick the 12 " dob on the mount and try that

       

    3. Uranium235

      Uranium235

      Might be an impossible ask without really fast optics. Unless you go with the dob + binning idea.  Well, thats me done for the night... time to crawl into bed...lol.

    4. Ibbo!

      Ibbo!

      there is a glimmer

       

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