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NickK

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Big thanks goes to mark & everyone who organised the event at the BT station had brilliant views from start till finish so here's a few rough & ready pictures.

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Really gutted that I couldn't make the event... Looks like it all went really well - Congrats to all those involved in organizing and running the event :)

I had around 40 people turn up to look through the scopes in the works car park including 4 who turned up in a Taxi after having a call from a mate who was there......

Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow :)

Peter...

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SolarMax-90... single sub.. lots more to process.. currently running about 55GB of data.. 

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Whitelight, 670mm and almost maxing out the camera..

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Hi Mark,

A big thanks to you on a brilliant piece of organisation. The bacon rolls were a treat and the sunshine was great.

Could not of picked a better location, the tour of the Communications Centre was fascinating and a worthy end to great morning out.

Currently recovering, with a whiskey.

Thanks to Andy and Sandra for the lift and to the lady from Sat Nav for getting us there!

Just about to change out of my shorts for more suitable evening wear.

Thanks

Adrian

PS... a little girl called Violet aged 2 years, after looking through the scope, said to her mum, nice to see the Moon cuddling the Sun.

Brilliant, only a kid can fine the right words.

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Was due to be up tonight but due to medical reasons I'll only be able to do tomorrow night :(

So excited to be going to my first starparty still though....

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Very quick dirty process of M51 which I captured last night, I'll go back to it later though. :evil:
I don't think the flats worked on this but hey ho.

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This is my very humble pic of the eclipse today. Not great but I haven't had a chance to clean it up yet.

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Lovely few hours of clear skies this evening. GRS, galaxies galore plus a few globs and PN's for good measure. Very nice to get some observing at a star party finally [emoji3]

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Lovely few hours of clear skies this evening. GRS, galaxies galore plus a few globs and PN's for good measure. Very nice to get some observing at a star party finally [emoji3]

that will probably change when i get there later. :grin:

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As an added bonus, I caught the Veil as it crept up over the hill after 2am! Skies weren't brilliant so much better views to come, but still lovely in 21 ethos and OIII

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So my lesson from yesterday was that conventional processing of solar images (using Registax and PS) really doesn't work well for eclipse images - the wavelets screw up entirely the moon edge!

I'll work on it more but these are a selection of the 100Gb of data I burnt through yesterday at Madley. I must add also, thanks to the organisers (Mark et al), it was a great event and the kids were really interested and blown away by what they were seeing (despite several boys who were fascinated by the PS2 controller used to move the mount!)

Great to see everyone too.

Cheers

Will

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Nice work there Will.

I'm so pleased the skies cooperated for the eclipse.

And, I hope everyone is having a ball down there.

Be nice if the Night Sky permits imaging too, although I have seen some good results already.

Ron.

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Registax 6 under wine was taking too long... after 6 hours it was still processing..
Using PI FFT registration, then stacking in chunks (PI seems to have a limit of 250 files per stacking), a bit of deconv and then a basic stretch..
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Not bad for drift imaging..

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Some great pictures of the eclipse above but I think the innovation award has to go to my friend Daniel in Belfast...

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Some great pictures of the eclipse above but I think the innovation award has to go to my friend Daniel in Belfast...

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Cracking Multi Eclipses, great,  but I think I would have slapped some Butter on that Cracker quick time, and scoffed it. I love em.  :grin:

Ron.

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back home...great weekend and nice to meet fellow SGLers...thanks to Scott for the bed and to Peter for the vodka! also thanks to Mark for showing me what my scope can really do!

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I'm home now. Another great event and many thanks to the organisers especially those who put lots of work in but were not able to be at the event.

3 nights in a row of observable conditions, great views of the eclipse, no rain and lots of sunny weather - a vintage SGL star party :smiley:

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Home now too - awesome time, both socially and the weather was not bad too :D

Here's the m51 I took.. just 1 hour 21 minutes of 30 second subs.. no darks or flats..

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I'm back now, it was a cracking weekend and good see some old friends and plenty of new faces. 

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Back home now, and have prepared the gear just in case its clear again tonight :)

Well, what can I say? Three clear nights (well, Thusrday was a bit iffy)  everybody had something to do, so I'll be expecting a fair crop of images this year! Still waiting to process mine properly, hopefully later on tonight I'll get round to it - but for now I'm just going to relax and get used to civilisation again.... time for a cuppa methinks!

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The old camper was making a funny noise but made it home, great event, best SGL skies I can remember and great eclipse at Madely, met lots of nice people, special mention to Jonk and friend ,Alan, Gav, Haydn, Steven and Stu.

Must have been lots of clear sky because I've still got half a bottle of the Glen Morangie left because I didn't have to drown my sorrows  :grin:

Dave

PS Back to grey skies here

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