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mikeyscope last won the day on July 6 2013

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About mikeyscope

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    Astroimaging with a particular interest in long focal length deep sky imaging and planetary nebulae.

    Walking with my dogs.
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    Lesmahagow, South Lanarkshire
  1. Another image of the Moon, Venus & Spica yesterday morning. Pentax K5 / PENTAX-DA 12-24mm F4 ED AL [IF] lens @24mm / f9 / iso 1600 / 5 sec exp.
  2. Here's a screen grab from using Aladin from same website, I orientated the image to match your image field.
  3. Hi Matt I'm sure most will tell you they use a similar annotation option in Maxim... I don't have Maxim so just go straight here... http://cds.u-strasbg.fr/ I use Simbad mostly but various search options at top of that page for referencing if you can at least identify some stars then there's not usually a problem. I may be wrong but looking at your image it looks like your faint fuzzy (mag 14.7) is the beautiful face on barred spiral galaxy UGC 2227 Mike
  4. There is currently a display of NLC's if you have clear sky and low north horizon. The display at moment is VERY low in altitude and less than average brightness with little structure so possibly not worth getting out of bed for....but they could brighten before daylight comes in. Good luck if you have clear skies, I'm off to bed. ? Mike
  5. Hi Mike Thanks, yes all well here ...same with you I hope. Very frustrating situation as I was really looking forward to Galloway, a repair project for the lighter nights for me then! :-( Catch up soon as we get back on the road. Mike
  6. Hi Guys Sorry to say I had to cancel Galloway Spring Starcamp today as caravan transformer is fried, have a reconditioned unit on way but van will need a bit of creative rewiring. Unfortunately can't make the Galloway Autumn Starcamp either due to dates coinciding with other commitments but wish everyone a great time! ;-) I will however be at Kielder, just bringing MPV so hope to see some of you there! :-) Mike
  7. That's a good start on the 'The Skull' NGC 246, a beautiful planetary with quite large angular size compared to the likes of M57 partly due to being relatively close around 1600ly, sadly a bit low for us here at 55'N otherwise it would be a much imaged target. I'm not familiar with the ASI cameras but looks like it could be a heat issue in the corner, anyway if you're making the move to CCD then that issue should be eliminated, nice to see your results if you go after this one again with a CCD. Mike
  8. Ok... now booked 18th-25th March ... see you all then!
  9. Got a message from Lesley about the November starcamp... bad news but good call Mike & Lesley....under the circumstances!
  10. This sub from last October before cloud moved in, playing around with barlow on a marginal night in garden on the small bright planetary nebula IC2149 (Easter Egg Nebula) in Auriga. Inset for comparison is a near IR image taken with the MMT on Mount Hopkins, Arizona. APM 175mm Refractor (barlow to FL 8750mm) Atik 414EX (mono) at -20'C / Bin 1x1 Lum 240sec sub Artemis Capture
  11. Considering the fairly low altitude of the Triffid that's a very fine result indeed Carol, well worth the journey... it's a keeper! Mike
  12. Just booked with Lesley this afternoon, all being well 15th-20th Nov for now... but may extend nearer the time. Look forward to seeing you there Mike ...and the usual suspects!
  13. A very fine image of an object we don't see on the forums too often due to it's -37 DEC ... so thanks for sharing this southern gem of a planetary nebula, a very interesting subject. Do you have any details of your imaging scope/f-ratio/camera? Mike
  14. Great image and a very busy area of sky ...that NGC 2020 looks an interesting object in itself, another 'bubble' type nebula...
  15. Great image and nice crisp star images, even some detail showing in NGC2438 ....I would be happy with those seeing conditions overhead from here in the UK! The Little purple planetary is PN M 1-18 .........there is also another tiny blue planetary off to the right of that which is... PN G231.1+03.9 but doesn't show too well at this scale, it would be visible in a full resolution crop section. Mike
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