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Everything posted by Sammyb

  1. OK Soupy. See you Friday night. Do you need me to bring anything in particular? Food for BBQ?
  2. I haven't received anything so far. Probably went to my old e-mail address? Can it please be forwarded to my new one? It'd be good to know what the plans are before thursday. Thats geting a bit late.
  3. That's a massive budget for a planetary camera. I've not kept up on recent developments but ones like the Point Grey Flea3 are what people like Damian Peach use I think. The most sensitive are monochrome used with RGB filter wheels. Not sure you'd get the optimal conditions in the UK often enough to make it worth laying out that much. The ZWO camera seem to be well thought of. I use an imaging source one - colour as I can't be bothered faffing with filter wheels.
  4. Excellent Nick! That's great. I did a few of the Caldwell's following an article in the Sky at Night a few months ago. It'll be good to try it again. Let's hope for clear sky.
  5. We managed to get fleetwood mac tickets for my parents. Ended up paying £330 for two tickets through seatwave. It's a complete scam. Ticket master pass tickets onto seatwave that charge ridiculous fees.
  6. £200 will get a nice beginners scope if you're willing to spend that much. There's a selection on the First light optics site.
  7. Most frustrating that probably about 75% of the M1 is down to a 50 mph limit
  8. I'm gutted I missed it. I was driving back from Milton Keynes. My usual approx 2 hour drive on the M1 took around 4 hours.
  9. Here's the article in the Wakefield Express. Not what I was expecting to be in there but I'm just really pleased we've got a mention. I'm told we should get a larger follow up article nearer the time.
  10. Make sure you all check out the Wakefield Express tomorrow. Page 3. Should be a nice photo of Soupy and Damian in there and one of Kieran's images.
  11. You'll struggle with the DSLR for planets. I also couldn't get on with the Titan for planets although there is a review/test on SGL somewhere where someone got a really decent image of jupiter. I think you still need more frames and in regi select the best ones for stacking. You need to keep trying becuase planetary is very dependant on the atmospheric conditions and the jetstream - last season I really struggled. One night it will all come together.
  12. Looks like you're getting better Sam. What camera are you using? Number of frames? How did you process?
  13. Damien - that is incredible ! A great achievement. It looks absolutely fantastic. The photo with you next to it made me laugh. Sam
  14. Hello everyone, Wakefield and District Astronomical Society are proud to be celebrating their 1st year in existence with an event on Thursday 16th October at Horbury Academy (address below). There will be a raffle, an astro related quiz, the launch of the WADAS20 observing challenge, a cake and various nibbles. Afterwards we'll be retiring to a local pub for a couple of drinks. The event will be starting at 7:30. If you're in the region please feel to pop along and join in the fun, whatever your level of interest in astronomy. Sam (Horbury Academy, Wakefield Rd, Horbury, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF4 5HE)
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