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Uranium235

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  1. Clear sky? More like pea soup.....

    1. PhotoGav

      PhotoGav

      I actually feel quite depressed right now having packed up with no Astro-joy at all tonight... Damn pea soup pants.

    2. frostynixon

      frostynixon

      Same here. Forcast is clear but you can only make out the brightest stars in the sky :)

  2. Excellent transparency tonight! :)

    1. PhotoGav

      PhotoGav

      Lucky you, make good use of it...! Pants here in Wiltshire :-(

  3. Yay! First solar imaging session :)

    1. Amra

      Amra

      Good luck and have fun! :)

  4. Giving the twin shooter a run-out

  5. urghhh... man flu!

    1. PhotoGav

      PhotoGav

      A night out under the stars should sort you out!

    2. ronin

      ronin

      If it can be transmitted digitally, someone take the keyboard off him. :-))

    3. RobH

      RobH

      If it's anything like what I'm still fighting after 2 weeks, it's not man flu, but the real deal, and you won't want to get out of bed for a few days, never mind go out under the stars!

  6. Sneaking a couple of hours off Orion before the Moon gets out of bed.

  7. Oh dear..... Ive just discovered League of Legends (LoL), there go my cloudy nights!

  8. Promised clear sky.... got clouds =/ meh....

    1. PhotoGav

      PhotoGav

      That's exactly what I've been grumbling about... Am now watching Stars In Their Eyes... The only stars in Wiltshire tonight unfortunately... :-(

    2. BenDavis

      BenDavis

      Times like these you start looking at itelescope sites!

    3. Earl

      Earl

      got a clear few hours last night which were out of the blue, cloudy tonight however.

  9. Guiding tonite.... and its a good un!

    1. Uranium235

      Uranium235

      And here comes the cloud.... grrr...

  10. bagging a comet.....

  11. Armageddon has arrived for next door's trees, feel sorry for the birds though.

    1. Psychobilly

      Psychobilly

      Better that it's done this time of year they will find another place to roost...

      Enjoy the Sky :)

    2. Uranium235

      Uranium235

      Yeah, I think they will be ok too. Theres a lot of evergreen trees to choose from around here, as long as they dont mind a squirrel for a neighbour.

  12. Ohhhh yes... just seen the forecast for tonight and its looking good!

    1. BenDavis

      BenDavis

      Forecast to be clear all night now, that's a result, what are you imaging tonight then?

    2. Uranium235

      Uranium235

      I'll be continuing the IC405/410 mosaic with the 80ED, then move over to Orion for more Ha goodness.... yum!

    3. Nathan_Pembs

      Nathan_Pembs

      Looking good for s.wales too! Don't know what to image though hmm

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  13. Cable internet down, on 3g hotspot - so really slooow!

  14. Guiding tonite! Merry Christmas SGL :)

  15. Gahhh! Man-flu again! Hoping ive got the legs for tonight. Dont forget to show your kids the ISS (Santa) pass early this eve!

    1. AstroGZ

      AstroGZ

      Same. Had the dreaded lurgy for the last week but desperately want to go out tonight!

  16. So tempted to buy a Star71 - must resist!!!

    1. ronin

      ronin

      But the one you are thinking of has your name againdt it, and it needs a good home that would appreciate it, you have the same thoughts, the same ideas, the same aims in life. It was meant to be. Or take the Borg approach "Resistance is futile."

    2. PhotoGav

      PhotoGav

      It's that or a Tak...!

    3. Davey-T

      Davey-T

      Me too :)

      Dave

  17. Attempting to install an SSD in an Acer aspire one..... easier said than done!

    1. Coco

      Coco

      I did this the other week, use Paragon migrate, it is easy and so far not a single issue changing my old HP laptop to SSD, what took 3 minutes to boot to desktop now take 27 seconds! PM me for any further help :D

    2. Uranium235

      Uranium235

      All sorted mate, it wasnt the actual "getting it to work" part (worked first time) - but getting it in there. With the Aspire one, you have to take the whole thing apart to get to the HDD... screws everywhere! A bit like modding a DSLR. Now boots in under a minute (instead of 10) :)

  18. Guiding tonite!

    1. Uranium235

      Uranium235

      Ahhh... but Ha gathered under these conditions is very good indeed ;)

      Might try for some Lum later on if its still clear - got to finish the OIII first.

    2. PhotoGav

      PhotoGav

      Absolutely, the darker the better for everything, but my theory is that it's good to have some 25-75% Moon Ha targets and proper dark skies are best for L/R/G/B/OIII/SII subs... It's L tonight.

    3. Uranium235

      Uranium235

      Good luck mate, shooting anything in particular?

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  19. Dunno what happened last night, was running fine for 90min - then all of a sudden it was blob city! (maybe dew on secondary?)

    1. tingting44

      tingting44

      was this on the 130? do you use a dew shield?

    2. Uranium235

      Uranium235

      Yeah, had the shield on. If it happens again tonight I will deploy the hairdryer. While im at it, I may as well recharge the 383L desiccant.

  20. Its clear..... but cold!

    1. Daniel-K

      Daniel-K

      wouldnt have it anyother way :)

    2. Uranium235

      Uranium235

      The 130pds doesnt mind either! Its almost like newts get better in the cold.

    3. Daniel-K

      Daniel-K

      They sure do :)

  21. Guiding tonite!

    1. hobsey

      hobsey

      Think I'm going to have to move to your neck of the woods.

      You seem to have fair few imaging opportunities.

    2. Uranium235

      Uranium235

      All I got during Nov was two night (admittedly good ones), so Im just grabbing whatever comes my way :)

  22. Unexpected clear sky!

    1. Uranium235

      Uranium235

      Unexpected clouds! Doh!

  23. Guiding tonite! (and its a good un!)

    1. Uranium235

      Uranium235

      Just done 2 hours on Stephans Quintet. ATM im attempting the impossible - the Helix nebula. PHD is dancing all over the shop at that one.

    2. PhotoGav

      PhotoGav

      You brave man - I'm beginning to see a constant here... If it's a mad crazy idea, Rob's on it!!!! Good luck - fab target and one that I would love to try one day, but too many 'easy' ones to pick first!

    3. Uranium235

      Uranium235

      Ran out of sky on the Helix, so im now on the Pacman for the rest of the night.

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