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legion48

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  1. Beautiful image Luc. I don't know why Neil felt the need to mention the Damian image. I think your image is worthy of high praise without the sly comparison.
  2. How many frames did you capture?
  3. Thank you all for the kind comments.
  4. This is my first image for 5 or 6 years and my fist one with my new scope, bought from a member here, Highburymark. Only a 500 frame avi as I seem to have lost the knack of correct setup and balance and coudn't keep the image on screen for long. Hopefully things will come back to me in time. DFK camera, x2 barlow and Celestron C6 Cass / Mak. Processed in Registrax 3.
  5. Thanks for the advice all. Unfortunately I sold the OMC some years ago when I took a break from astronomy. Must edit my sign file!
  6. I'm interested if this is still for sale. PM me please.
  7. I am planning on getting back into lunar and planetary imaging after a 5 year break. I dug out my 8 inch newt from the shed the other day and found that I really struggled to get it onto the mount. I think age is catching up with me. So, I need something a bit easier to manage. I'm thinking of either a Skywarcher Skymax 127 mak/cass or a Skywatcher Evostar 120 refractor. Which one is best suited for hi res lunar and planetary imaging?
  8. Sky 7 Telescopes Mars previewer II isn't compatible with Windows 7. Does anyone know of an alternative?
  9. When I image Jupiter I always use a x4 Powermate. You certainly have enough aperture for high powers but you must be spot on with scope balance and tracking if you are going to keep the image on the chip for any length of time.
  10. Nice images Jarvo. I envy you your clear horizon for the Mars image. I won't be able to attempt it for a while yet.
  11. Thanks guys. Clayton, I have a decent x2 barlow but doubling it with the x4 powermate gives an image that is too dim. I'm toying with the idea of getting a Tal x3 barlow to double up with?
  12. GRS and Io's shadow. 8 inch Newt, DFK21 and x4 barlow 1300 of 3000 frames.
  13. I'm a bit late posting this. 8 inch Newt, DFK21 and x4 barlow. 2000 of 2500 frames.
  14. I took this at 01:00 this morning. Apart from a couple of sunspots during the summer, this is my first capture for a year. I was suprised all the equipment still worked to be honest. I'm pretty pleased with this although the right hand edge looks a bit "oniony". My fault as I kept the exposure lower than I really wanted to aviod burning out the center. Also, the RGB align didn't do as good a job as I'd hoped.
  15. I've just published an astronomy app on the android market. https://market.android.com/details?id=appinventor.ai_tonypirie.Jupiter&feature=search_result
  16. I've just published an Astronomy app on the Android Market. The app tells you when the GRS is centered on Jupiter and when Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto are going to eclipse, occult, transit ot shadow transit. Have a look here: https://market.android.com/details?id=appinventor.ai_tonypirie.Jupiter&feature=search_result
  17. Sorry, but that looks completely rubbish on my screen. Notts original was fine.
  18. Good Saturn Notts Star, very nice.
  19. This was my first time out with the scope for nearly 6 months! Saturn, 8 inch newt, x4 barlow and DFK21. 1800 of 3000 frames, 130% of original size.
  20. It's still available. Here's a link to my site: My Apps
  21. Hi Matt and welcome aboard from Tony at work.
  22. I've made a simple weather log app for Android phones. Using the app you can quickly and easily look back and see just how many nights you did or didn't observe. Follow this link: My Apps
  23. That will go away on Jan the 1st. For those who are interested: The app gets the current date and if the month is > 1 (not Jan) then it initialises the February part of the program. The Feb part of the app gets it's data from a listindex of 28 entries, one for each day of the month. Using the app in December became a problem when the day became greater than 28. It will work again starting 1st of Jan, honest.
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