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Posts posted by Daniel-K

  1. On 09/02/2019 at 19:38, Martincrowly said:

    Hi all, I'm new to the forum and hopefully will be aquiring a new telescope in the near future.

    Living in Ellesmere Port Cheshire and looking for good observing sites not to far away.

    Looking forward to clear skys hopefully.

    Delamere isn't too bad if you don't mind a trip to talacre beach that's alright too. Other than that it's north Wales Which is the best place to go. 

  2. i spent a few hours last week at Penmon point waiting for lady Aurora as it seemed to kicking off the night before. sadly the BZ was north most of the night and very little happened and the shot i got with the Aurora in was very week. so this is the best i managed from that night while waiting for the clouds to clear.  My good pal Chris rock surfing 

    Sony a7rii

    canon FD F1.8 50mm mounted on globe adapter. 

    13 seconds

    ISO 1600 

      40085890453_fa9f905ccc_c.jpgGalactic Wanderer by Danny Kenealy, on Flickr

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  3. 57 minutes ago, Maxrayne said:


    This is the one I use for mine. Admittedly I'm pushing mine beyond the recommended performance envelope somewhat, or at least up to its limits, but I've found that this is super stable, and as it's the same set that the HEQ5 sits on, it's something I don't have to worry too much about further down the line

    true but you cant haul that up a mountain if needed 🤣

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  4. 5 minutes ago, Terrierist said:

    Hello, Danny.

    Thanks for the reply and sharing your website, some great images there and one of Lindisfarne if I'm not mistaken?  I'm looking for a club to further my Deep Sky Imagery, do you know of any local to us? I'm on the Maghull/Bootle border.

    just Pexhill in Cronton which is the Liverpool Astronomical Society also known as LAS on facebook.  anytime you need anything drop me  a PM im happy to help

  5. 33 minutes ago, Terrierist said:

    Bit of a leftfield question, are there any Imaging clubs based in the north-west of England? I say imaging as my local astronomy club doesn't seem to have many active imagers.

    I'm based in Liverpool but able to travel 40-50 mile radius. I'd even go to Yor.. Yo.. Shi... That place over't Pennines if needed.

    Thanks for any advice and to any White Roses reading this, I have my jabs up to date.

    i live in Liverpool, https://daniel-kenealy.myportfolio.com/workshops 

  6. I ventured to Jodrell bank radio telescope on Wednesday night for a shot i recently though about.  i asked a few local friends who are relatively new to astro work if they would like to join me for some 1-2-1 on taking star trails. albeit its not the darkest of places but the location felt right to ask them to come along.  it was a great few hours out with friends and teaching them about the night sky. i also got to show them how easy it was to take a shot of M31. i practically had to pick up all three jaws when the image came on the back of the camera haha.


    This has tested my cloning skills, every shot had a plane trail in. its taken two days to clone them out of 65 images. then i had to take out the dust spots. ( mirror-less rules ! )  overall im pretty happy with this image. 


    Danny :hello:


    30335094807_e04091037d_c.jpgGalactic Signal by Danny Kenealy, on Flickr

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  7. 7 minutes ago, JimothyC said:

    Lovely shots. I was there a few weeks ago, unfortunately only during the daytime,  the dog ban on the island meant I could only have a brief wander along the island before I had to get back to my furry friends. 

    Is there camping nearby where you can stay overnight, or can you just wild camp?

    you can camp in the woods if your brave enough :) arrive late leave early :)


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