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Uranium235

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  1. Guiding tonite! And attempting my nemesis... NGC7023.

    1. jetstream

      jetstream

      Can't wait for the image Rob!

    2. Uranium235

      Uranium235

      Well, the data is not calibrated yet but its looking better than my previous attempts (which were awful!). My location isnt really suited to dark stuff. Might have to seek a co-op on this one as ive got no colour data.

    3. jetstream

      jetstream

      This one sound familiar, I must look for it tonight- reflection nebula are tough IMHO.

  2. Shooting for a Vdb.... but its a bit windy!

  3. Guiding tonite!

    1. PhotoGav

      PhotoGav

      Hooray! So am I. Bit much moon for anything but testing though.

  4. Getting bored of no darkness and loads of rain.

    1. Marky1973

      Marky1973

      One week, just one week.... then the nights start drawing in! :-)

    2. Uranium235

      Uranium235

      Cant wait mate! :)

       

  5. Guiding tonite!

    1. Ibbo!

      Ibbo!

      Pants ?

      as good as that

    2. Uranium235

      Uranium235

      Actually, the following night wasnt that bad! I got a couple of hours in on the Crescent pane of the mosaic and the soap bubble is starting to show now :)

      All I need to do is do the same for the other 5 panes.... groan!

    3. Ibbo!

      Ibbo!

      lol keep at it
      I must get the 694 hooked up as its come back from its hols

      also tweak the 71 with the DSLR on it, the beehive should be ideal

       

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  6. Looks clear.... but it aint really. No good for imaging anyway!

    1. Uranium235

      Uranium235

      lol :) I think theyre called eyepieces.... a certain amount of averted imagination is required ;)

       

    2. Ibbo!

      Ibbo!

      I am struggling to see any detail on mars expect polar cap- going to try an Hobgoblin filter

       

       

    3. Uranium235

      Uranium235

      sounds like a plan mate! Its raining here so Im going to turn in, hopefully tomorrow night will bring something... although Summer skies arent usually the greatest for observing or imaging.

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  7. Maybe.. just maybe, the sky will improve enough to get out tonite (looking a little fuzzy @ the mo)

    1. Marky1973

      Marky1973

      Hope you got the chance old chap! Forecast here was clear from 10pm to 7am.... shame the sky didn't agree. Not too disappointed as the moon was bright and there are so few hours of real darkness these days... think I might have to retire for a month or two from imaging and practice my processing... and maybe get a scope for visual to pass the time! :-)

    2. Uranium235

      Uranium235

      Tonight has been alright, better than Thursday anyway! I ended up chucking out most of that nights data because it was just damaging the image.

  8. 'Orrible clammy weather!

  9. Forecast says clear, Sat24 says otherwise... loads of high level fluff.

    1. Uranium235

      Uranium235

      It turned alright! Another pane done in Cygnus, I need at least one more but im not sure if I have the legs for another late one... we'll see!

    2. Daniel-K

      Daniel-K

      your not caving ROB! suck it up son and get out!

    3. Uranium235

      Uranium235

      lol.... ok, drink more coffee! :D

       

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  10. Guiding tonite!

  11. Guiding tonite!

    1. Tzitzis

      Tzitzis

      Teemo is a scout so he is good at guiding and navigating :p

    2. Uranium235

      Uranium235

      And he has a telescope ;)

  12. Guiding tonite!

    1. PhotoGav

      PhotoGav

      Excellent job! I'm beavering away at M101, gathering luminance. It's been a while, but things seem to be working. Fingers crossed it stays clear for a bit longer...

    2. Coco

      Coco

      did it go well?

    3. Uranium235

      Uranium235

      Sort of.... its the usual problem with DSLRs, the colour is never quite the same as you get with a CCD - even at ISO400 star colour suffers in exposures of 600s.

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  13. Going to give the 130pds a makeover tonight.

    1. Daniel-K

      Daniel-K

      don't forget the mascara 

    2. Uranium235

      Uranium235

      lol!!

      Well its now pimped up a bit... the inside is now blacker than a miners black bits! (flocked the tube and focuser) with more bits soon to arrive.

    3. Alien 13

      Alien 13

      A nice coat of yellow paint would make a nice TAK like party dress.

      Alan

  14. Two moonless, perectly clear nights in a row.. Now thats a novelty!

  15. Guiding tonite! (hopefully!)

    1. Uranium235

      Uranium235

      omg... what is it with Virgo and satellite trails... bloomin plagued by em! grrr...

  16. I say old boy... its cleared up spiffingly nicely out there! Just grabbing some subs before the Moon rises too much.

  17. Its a good sky out there tonight... fill yer boots! (with photons)

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    2. Ibbo!

      Ibbo!

      redone the calibration, checked cables and swore at it

      should do the trick

       

    3. Uranium235

      Uranium235

      Dont forget to shake your fist at it...lol.. "work.. or else!"

    4. Ibbo!

      Ibbo!

      I would kick the pier buts its 8" solid concrete and about 7 foot high - well the boit you can see is

       

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  18. Solar film ordered for SGL XI ..yay!

  19. Guiding tonite! (for a bit)

  20. Mini-me in control of the Star71 tonight...lol.

  21. Guiding tonite! (for a couple of hours)

    1. Uranium235

      Uranium235

      Grrr.... Flex!!

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