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  1. Looking at the 'plane' at the top I dont think it is a plane. It has 35 distinct dots on the trail meaning it was in every shot. At 15 seconds per shot that is roughly 9 minutes. A plane would cover that section of the frame much much quicker even at a great distance. It must be something else
  2. Nova I dont think this is right. As far as I know we can see neutron stars. Although they do have immense gravitational pull they are still nowhere near as powerful as black holes. Light cannot escape the pull of a black hole which is why they havent yet been directly observed
  3. There is a small white star at 4 o clock to the main star in the first frame but disappears in the rest. Any idea if this is a processing artifact or actual motion of the star (assuming it is a star of course)?
  4. Go for it Steve. Its thrilling waiting for the processing wondering if it worked or not especially when you come out with something your happy with. I used ISO400 and I think my lens is 18-55mm set at F2. I dont know much about cameras so I just set everything to max and hoped for the best
  5. Thanks Mark. I thought that myself. I dont recall seeing any film pics since I have joined. I guess Im bringing it back
  6. One 25 second exposure taken on an old film SLR then scanned onto the computer. Im really happy with how this turned out
  7. Thanks Kevin but I was using a trial version that only allowed me take one 600 second exposure rather than several shorter ones so I had no control over that plus I only had enough credit for 3 shots so I went for variety
  8. Im no good at this so I will have to take your word for it tiwar. The GRAS system is basically a fleet of telescopes that you can rent to use remotely. You basically log on to your scope and it gives you a list of targets and it takes a picture. I was using a free trial. 1 hour of scope time
  9. These were taken in New Mexico using the GRAS system on a Tak TOA 150. 600 second one shot exposures each. I wouldnt know how or if any more detail can be obtained from these but since I dont have the equipment myself, these are the best I am going to get for a long while. Does anybody know what the smudge to the left of M66 is?
  10. Hi Perry, I have the Celestron 130EQ and have seen a few DSO's including M31 and M13. The views are pretty good but to be realistic you should buy the biggest aperature you can afford as that is what really brings out DSO detail
  11. Cheers John just placed the order. Steve thanks for the advice I'll see what its like when it arrives. Fingers crossed
  12. Does anyone know I can purchase one? I just bought a Meade Telestar 60 at a local sale for €5 but it has no eyepieces. I figured this would be the cheaper and easier option considering I have a few 1.25 eyepieces already. Cheers in advance
  13. Most definitly not Paul. Welcome to the club
  14. Hi Paul, I would have to agree with you. It does seem too convenient at times. Especially with their StarParty this weekend. Any search about the meteorite would bring you to their website who's cover page is an ad for the StarParty. Maybe Im just paranoid though
  15. As suggested before M57 would appear as a circular fuzzy. It is a planetary nebula in Lyra and M13 would appear similar. It being a large globular cluster.
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