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Everything posted by Daniel-K

  1. looking good matey. Don't get addicted
  2. more auroa crystal clear sky's -5 brrr
  3. its the resolution you want to be looking at I.E monitor not the graphics card.
  4. you need 8GB ram with duel core or quad core. for things to run smoothly anything less and you'll be frustrated. i use 8GB ram with a a quad core I 7000 series intel processor and i stitch huge panoramas with out any issues. As above SSD is nice but not so much a requirement. yes exactly this! thats why i bought my laptop its 8GB RAM with the ability to upgrade to 16GB RAM with just a plug and play.
  5. very nice chap has kindly loaned me these for my trip to skye
  6. nicely done, incredibly shocked there was 30mins cloud free sky
  7. canon 70-200 F2.8 incoming 

    1. Alien 13
    2. andyboy1970


      Very nice, I've got the 70-200mm F4 L series, great lens, will even auto-focus on stars.

  8. ive been so close to buying one of those little WO scopes
  9. id like to see the size of that bag !
  10. Daniel-K

    Hello from Wales!

    great intro nearly had me there. Welcome to SGL
  11. probably thinking of the same company
  12. very nice Ryan. If you use local adjustments in Ps and use contrast. Invert the mask and set a nice big feather about 180 and boost the contrast up and then brush over the dust lanes with the paint brush tool those dark dust lanes will really pop. An excellent image for your first attempt looking forward to the second.
  13. Auroa naked eye Anglesey now

  14. best focal length delos ive used and had. good luck with the sale
  15. i have an absolute tank of a tripod and ball head for this reason
  16. So on Thursday i ventured down to Anglesey. i chose cable bay because i had promised a friend who is in a wheelchair that i would help him see and capture the milkyway. this bay has a carpark right next to the beach so it was ideal timing for the milky way core. i met him there as he messaged me earlier saying he'd forgot about a school meeting. there was a little bit of fluffy cloud about but that soon went away and i went scouting for a location. we found a chamber and i asked him if he was able to make it there and he said "we'll make it work" i had brought a big folding camping chair so equipped with my camera bag skywatcher staradventure mount bag and camping chair we made our way to the chamber. its about a 10 min walk but took us nearly 25 min to reach it. it was a little bit exposed but i found a dip in the ground which allowed some shelter for the cameras and we started snapping away. Ste wanted to head back and get a MW shot of just the sea and MW as he wants to use it for composite shots in the future so we made our way back and he set him self up and started snapping asking if he was ok i made my way 100meters down the grasses and set up for a shot i had visioned. sadly the wind was howling and my grasses kept blurring but theres an excuse for another trip out. ste's hip was hurting and i could tell he didnt want to go home but he called it a night at 11PM and headed home hopefully with some shots in the bag he hasnt looked yet hes planning on doing it tomorrow. me Baz and my friend Chirs then had a brew some food and talked about where to head next. we decided on Penmon as its a nice place to lay our head. when we arrived there was no wind on this side of the island and with the sky being so clear we set up the cameras to image Cygnus (as seen in my other post) not long after setting up a huge green fireball streaked past cygnus and for the next few hours there was plenty going on. Chris was fascinated by how much me and Barry new about astronomy so we explained our past ie telescopes DOB MOB etc etc so we stayed up will around 3AM chatting taking turns on my sky watcher mount. one of the best trips ive had out doing astro for a long time and i think it will be hard to beat. milkyway sea mist by Danny Kenealy, on Flickr Secret chamber by Danny Kenealy, on Flickr
  17. the APOD link doesnt work when it take me to the page ah well
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