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Uranium235

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  1. 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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  2. Guiding tonite!

    1. Ibbo!
    2. JohnSadlerAstro

      JohnSadlerAstro

      That was Wednesday night for me, the first time :)

    3. Uranium235

      Uranium235

      Hope you guys had a good session. It was pretty sketchy stuff for me, mostly involving patching up cloud damaged mosaic panels. Going to look at processing it all tonite.

  3. Dark site tonite,  attempting the impossible (Rho Ophiuchi) :) 

  4. Yayy... dark site tonite! Better wrap up warm!

    1. Alien 13

      Alien 13

      Is this another outing for the mighty Samyang...

    2. Uranium235

      Uranium235

      Yep, with the DSLR this time - trying to in-fill some colour on the Iris CCD data.

  5. Guiding tonite.... must be mad with Satans lightbulb in force!

    1. Phil Fargaze

      Phil Fargaze

      Made me laugh. I`ve never heard it called that before! 

  6. Dark site tonite!

    1. Uranium235

      Uranium235

      what a flippin' disaster that was! loads and loads of rain!

  7. First night out at the new dark site... wow... that's all I can say! Flamin cold though!

    1. Ibbo!

      Ibbo!

      youneed one of those fishing coveralls

       

    2. Uranium235

      Uranium235

      Only just got back mate... the trip home has really knocked the the stuffing out of me. I left the site about 10:40, didnt get back until gone midnight. The main route back was closed for roadworks with utterly useless diversions set up that went nowhere. Had to pull over and resort to the sat nav to get me home via an alternative route.... good practice for night driving anyway.

    3. Ibbo!

      Ibbo!

      opps as you say good practice

      hope the data is good

       

  8. Cor blimey guv... Guiding tonite!

  9. Really bored of clouds now!

    1. Ibbo!

      Ibbo!

      you me and the rest of the forum.

  10. Guiding tonite!

    1. iapa

      iapa

      :)

      I got my longest guiding session last night

      and had my DEC corrections going the wrong way :(

      RA wasn't too bad.

       fortunately, just the target drifted 'down' so when stacked I have very cropped result

      LOL

       

  11. Ok.... this fog is getting really boring now!

    1. nightfisher

      nightfisher

      welcome to my world, so often get fog and mist up here

  12. I nominate myself muppet of the week... left the DSLR on AV... doh!

  13. Samyang 135 f2..... Phwoarr!!

    1. Alien 13

      Alien 13

      Have you got one?, Im jealous its a lovely bit of kit...

    2. Uranium235

      Uranium235

      Yep :) got it yesterday - getting first light tonite!

  14. Guiding tonite!

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    2. PhotoGav

      PhotoGav

      Yes, I sorted the Star 71, though I haven't tested it, but it was obviously wobbly and is now solid, so will be fine. The new altair scope has replaced the old SW 80ED. It seems lovely and the autofocus is working well, pausing guiding while running it and everything is fine when starting up again. So, happy days!

      What you on?

    3. Uranium235

      Uranium235

      Im cooking up an "ultra pelcian"... 8 solid hours of Ha to really give it the beans. Just running the data through Ps now.... its looking really clean.

    4. PhotoGav

      PhotoGav

      Beautiful - nothing beats loads and loads of data. It also makes it much easier to process. I look forward to seeing the finished bird!

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  15. Starting to get cloud rage.... grrrr.

    1. PhotoGav

      PhotoGav

      Don't worry... Clear skies are on their way back now. With perfect timing too - the claggy cloud has been over the Full Moon, but we will all be enjoying perfect conditions for the coming New Moon.

      At least, that's what my therapist has suggested I keep repeating to myself....

      Grrrrrrrrrrrr.

    2. Uranium235

      Uranium235

      Well, if it isn't tomorrow - I might get some clear sky on mon/tue. But that's going to be a long, boring  weekend  in between... bah! 

  16. Hmmm... 8" or the 71 tonite... cant decide!

    1. Alien 13

      Alien 13

      Has to be the 71 but I am biased.

    2. Uranium235

      Uranium235

      lol... well its all academic now as its been cloudy since I put the scope out (typical!). I'll give it another hour then give up.

  17. Clear skies all evening?... yea right... my foot!

    1. Ibbo!

      Ibbo!

      I have the 71 up and running now on 1499

      also being a slightly greedy chap have the C11 with reducer on NGC7662

       

    2. Uranium235

      Uranium235

      Heh :)  theres no kill like overkill

    3. Ibbo!
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  18. Made EAPOD (yayy!) :)

     

    1. Robp

      Robp

      Congratulations, that image deserved it.

  19. Fireworks now?? Really?! You've gotta be kiddin me! (grrr...)

    1. ultranova

      ultranova

      I feel your pain, some monkey up the road from let a air bomb, off last night at 11.40 scared the c*&p out of me

      The mount just exploded

  20. Guiding tonite! (Adding colour to the mosaic)

  21. Sheesh! 6gb now installed and Ps still swallows it up and asks for more!

  22. Guiding tonite!

    1. al-alami
    2. Uranium235

      Uranium235

      Cheers :) Im continuing my cygnus mosaic again tonight, probably wont have time to process it - maybe because its now a 50mp 8 pane mosaic :D the finished article will be knocking on the door of 100 megapixels.

    3. al-alami

      al-alami

      oh wow, just from the sound of it, it sounds like its worth waiting for :p  mind you, your computer probably isn't too happy :p

  23. Guiding tonite! And giving the new ADM saddle its first serious test.

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