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  1. Hard to think of just one event. The 2004 transit of Venus has always been a highlight. I remember seeing a Perseid shower sometime in the 80s from a very dark sky and that was pretty amazing. Again in the 80s I saw the aurora borealis from my back garden in Derby Comet Hale-Bopp was spectacular The images from the Voyager probes were really special. I'll stop there as there are so many.
  2. Hi Ozzy, Welcome to SGL, what telescope do you have? Here's a few suggestions to get you started Turn Left at Orion is a good book for beginners. Philip's 2021 Stargazing Month-by-Month Guide to the Night Sky in Britain & Ireland will show you what's in the sky each month. Stellarium is a free planetarium software For weather forecasts Clear Outside is pretty good. I also use Metcheck and Meteoblue. Making Every Photon Count - Steve Richards is a great book for those wanting to look into astrophotography Good luck & clear skies in your astronomy
  3. Excellent image. I have the Esprit 100 too, they are great scopes and I'd love the 460ex I just need to convince the wife..............
  4. Well done x6gas, Spongey and matt_baker and everyone else who submitted an image. I thoroughly enjoyed viewing all the different images. I'm looking forward to the next set and I might have a go myself.
  5. Great stuff Martin, I look forward to seeing more of these.
  6. I'd definitely like to see a Stars section. I find observing coloured stars and, especially coloured doubles, is my favourite past time.
  7. There's one currently on UK ABS - https://www.astrobuysell.com/uk/propview.php?view=163111
  8. That is lovely, I love the star colours and the star cluster top left, is it M52?
  9. I've tried again, can you see them now?
  10. Hi, this is my first attempt - M81 & M82 taken on 16/04/20. I used a Nikon D750, SW Esprit 100ED. It was unguided and something like 150 x 10 second at ISO 1000.
  11. Thanks that's a good idea, I've sent them an email.
  12. It is being sold for £800, FLO have it at £1962
  13. Hi everyone, I've seen an Atik 460EX mono ccd camera for sale second hand however the advert states that 'The sensor does have 2 defective columns and if you use cosmetic correction in pixinsight, they are column 418 : rows 30-2199 and column 2463 : rows 180-2199.' I am a newbie just starting out in astrophotography and from what I've read this is a good camera and the price is very good but I don't want to buy this if these defective columns would be a major issue. Any advice here would be most appreciated. Dave
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