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7 hours ago, Stub Mandrel said:

M31  -the galaxy that just keeps giving.

Wouldn't it be funny if budget astrophotographers from M31 are saying the same about the Milky Way right now..... :D 

John

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On 29/08/2019 at 10:57, Adam J said:

FOV looks too big for it to be the ASI178mm cool but I may be proved wrong when Rob replies. 

Sorry, I've been a bit ill the past few days.

The veil shot was with the qsi 683 ☺ overall I was pleased with the field flatness on that shot. It did quite well over a 22mm diagonal sensor. 

I'll be firing up the 178 when I get my hands on the long overdue 135mm f2 lens. Been waiting over 2 weeks for it now... it's starting to take the Michael.

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42 minutes ago, JohnSadlerAstro said:

budget astrophotographers from M31 are saying the same about the Milky Way right now.....

And frustratingly sad that we'll never know;(

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On 02/09/2019 at 21:07, JamesAstro2002 said:

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3 Hours of data on Andromeda with the 600D from last night.

I noticed that I seem to have them oddly shaped stars again. Last time, I fixed this by undoing the primary mirror retention clips a bit as they were tight up against the mirror. Now that i've been able to get back out for a night of imaging, they're back again! Any ideas as to why this could be ? I double checked the clips again and they're still loose, although they are still touching the mirror, are they supposed to touch it or not? I also made sure that the primary collimation locking screws aren't overly tightened. Also, through my cheshire, collimation looks to be spot on.

As for the mirror clips, there should be just enough room to slip a fag paper between the clip and the mirror... so get down the corner shop and grab a pack of rizla..lol  :D

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3 minutes ago, Uranium235 said:

As for the mirror clips, there should be just enough room to slip a fag paper between the clip and the mirror... so get down the corner shop and grab a pack of rizla..lol  :D

Okay, cheers 😂. Though, I'd have to wait another year until I'm old enough to legally buy them, lol. 

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Hi all,

First image of the season for me. Happy that my kit survived the summer holidays!

M52 and the bubble nebula

20 * 300s at ISO1600 on a modified 1100d

Have to say that this is the trickiest target to process that  I have ever encountered!

All comments welcome

Cheers 

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On 03/09/2019 at 20:02, JohnSadlerAstro said:

Wouldn't it be funny if budget astrophotographers from M31 are saying the same about the Milky Way right now..... :D 

John

As M33 is much close to M31 than us I am sure they are saying it about M33 not us. 

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On 24/08/2019 at 12:41, dyfiastro said:

Hi everyone

First image from the new observatory and replacement telescope setup.

Still a little work needed in regards to equipment spacing etc... but was really good to get everything up and working.
looking at the image I think I need to reduce the spacing between the mpcc and ccd if anyone can help confirming this that would be great

M33 - Triangulum Galaxy

Total imaging time = 48 minutes

Skywatcher HEQ5, Skywatcher 130PDS, QHY8L, OVL OAG+QHY5II-M.

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I've got QHY8L too. What length exposures are you using?

Nice image 🙂

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On 10/09/2019 at 08:10, Stu Wilson said:

I've got QHY8L too. What length exposures are you using?

Nice image 🙂

This was the first time I had used the camera.
I was using 180s exposures for this shot

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Hi everyone

Managed to get out again last night and try out a few changes. I still need to pull the scope off at some point and do a strip down, flock and re-collimate but I am hoping I work out most of the major issues.
I do not normally image when the moon is up but it was a good chance to get out and test things out.

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10 hours ago, dyfiastro said:

Managed to get out again last night and try out a few changes. I still need to pull the scope off at some point and do a strip down, flock and re-collimate but I am hoping I work out most of the major issues.
I do not normally image when the moon is up but it was a good chance to get out and test things out.

Borth! Must be great for astro, I used to live in Talybont, a lifetime ago...

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My prey from this week starhunt :)
The goal was to get through the dark clouds
Failed, - but I like it anyway :) so I decided to share
Gain 200 - 120s each, around 11.5H in total: 
ASI1600MM-Pro and Baader NB - London.

North America Nebula

 

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On 19/09/2019 at 09:46, Stub Mandrel said:

Borth! Must be great for astro, I used to live in Talybont, a lifetime ago...

Its not bad at all, 90% of the street lights now go out after about 11PM in borth as well. I live just north in Ynyslas, the only downside is the "Dyfi Microclimate" and the blooming wind.
 

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12 hours ago, dyfiastro said:

I live just north in Ynyslas,

You luck b***r.

My first job was hacking down rhododendrons at Ynys-Hir. I bet tehy are still there...

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