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About Celeste

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  1. Ah such a shame, I have never made it to one SGL yet. Only just made my first ever star party at Kelling this year. But safety must come first. Now Tich and I have a 2kg chocolate fudge cake to get through lol. We have some flooding ourselves here near Leics, and with rain forecast for the weekend, it might be the tipping point to send the rivers over the banks. Stay safe everyone.
  2. Hello peeps, very long time no see lol. Due to many issues (getting cancer and major surgery) I haven't used any of my kit for ages. It was feeling lonely lol so I booked to go to Kelling, I ended up going with Tich. It was quite a wash out, so Tich and I have decided to come to SGL. We both managed to get the time off work, and we have booked pitch 7 Kingfisher, there will be cake, so feel free to pop by for a cuppa and some cake. I don't know anyone, so it will be good to meet some of you there. Oh just been reminded I met Dave Eagle (I was stalking his quark waiting for gaps in the clouds haha) Many thanks to him for letting me look.
  3. Very short notice I know (sorry) but I have a pitch at Kelling Heath for Thur 26 - Sun 29th. It's red squirrel area premium pitch. Does anyone want to go at such short notice? Price is what I paid £46.50
  4. Ohh just seen this thread. Here's my coloured almost full moon from xmas eve, I have posted in the forum but will add here too
  5. Just saw these on your site, the pic for the Campo Del Cielo rocks, the top right one.....do you have that exact one in store still? I ask because it looks like it has a heart on it. I'd love to have that rock
  6. Yes, I put the info in the top post. I took LOTS of subs, picked only the best ones the took them into PIPP to create an AVI file as the 1000D doesn't do video, then into Registax for stacking and some wavelet adjustment then into PS for final processing.
  7. Upgrade! upgrade! lol...in all seriousness....UPGRADE!! haha. I will persevere more, i'm not done with it yet Thanks boxtko and no, unfortunately I don't have the privilege of living aboard the ISS lol
  8. You might prefer this lesser processed version I did before
  9. Not yet, not much chance here in the UK with our lovely grey skies lol. If it's not clouds, it's moon drowning everything out, if not that then lack of time. Anyway I much prefer my CCD to DSLR, I only got it for the moon/large targets, and it seems it's not for me. I will try more before I decide to sell the camera
  10. I was taking subs at min 5 minutes guided...stacked 1hr 40mins worth of usable subs and still no nebula showing. Highest ISO is 1600 on this DSLR, I assume I need higher?
  11. Thanks, thing is, on my screen the noise isn't that bad as it is on here...it's odd how the noise is more when hosted elsewhere and re-posted. Facebook is worse for that! I will try different settings next time
  12. Yup it's noisy.....processing did bring out the dots a lot lol....but also please consider this camera is old...and was CHEAP so i'm pretty happy with it so far This is my first try on the moon, i've never used a DSLR before lol.....honestly. I tried it on M45 a few weeks ago, but I couldn't manage to get any nebula from it so I assume this DSLR is almost done in. I only bought it for large targets as my Atik CCD is too small. The subs were all ISO400. Do you suggest a slower shutter speed next time I try? I was hoping for another shot next full moon so I can be more prepared. An anime moon you say....hmmm - yes I managed to create a very odd looking moon...some vivid colourings haha. Thanks for the replies
  13. Had fun getting this image, standing just outside the front door with the 200p Dob and Canon 1000D in just my jumper dress and leggings, no shoes or socks haha! It was that mild here. 25 frames, PIPP to create AVI file, Registax, then into Photoshop for final processing SkyWatcher 200p Dob Canon 1000D, Exp1/4000 ISO400
  14. I wish my light pollution looked as pretty as yours Great shot BTW. I have recently bought myself a Canon DSLR, I was hoping to perhaps get M31 in one shot through my scope, but nope. I've been looking on this site for FOV, seems I need a different scope and/or cameras
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