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Testing out the new finder guider. Pleased to say it works, but it’s now snowing so quickly packed up.

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12 minutes ago, tooth_dr said:

Testing out the new finder guider. Pleased to say it works, but it’s now snowing so quickly packed up.

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Nice. 

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12 minutes ago, tooth_dr said:

Testing out the new finder guider. Pleased to say it works, but it’s now snowing so quickly packed up.

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Nice. 

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Not sure I posted this already.. if so apologies!

Anyway here is my TV60, straight through at Jupiter. 

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Nice bit of ice last night on the scopes. EXIF temp 4deg. Shame the mount didn’t guide properly ?

 

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2 hours ago, tooth_dr said:

Nice bit of ice last night on the scopes.

Nice setup - do you do anything in particular after closing up to deal with the moisture?

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15 minutes ago, Shibby said:

Nice setup - do you do anything in particular after closing up to deal with the moisture?

I'm going to get a dehumidifer one of these days...

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Talking of ice this was my 90mm Skywatcher refractor last night after being exposed to -7C for a couple of hours last night.

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Took the camera off the scope and made this silhouette, while viewing and shooting the Supermoon the other night. Orion is rising. The misty clouds shut down the viewing shortly after this was made.

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9 hours ago, tooth_dr said:

Nice bit of ice last night on the scopes. EXIF temp 4deg. Shame the mount didn’t guide properly ?

 

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3 hours ago, Les Ewan said:

Talking of ice this was my 90mm Skywatcher refractor last night after being exposed to -7C for a couple of hours last night.

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That's "low noise" season in all its splendor (assuming you're into imaging, Les).

My main concern isn't so much ice on the scope, as it is cables getting stiff and brittle when it's really cold.

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Here's my set-up in action:

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And a timelapse of it tracking:

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Loving all these iced up scopes. Proper hardcore. Unless of course you leave them imaging and go inside. Just saying!!

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And after I'd finished ?

I was out with it, but in the partial protection of the warm room with a couple of heaters!!!

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Orion Nebula

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Pleiades

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Owl Cluster

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Extremely comfortable observing  :happy11:

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Um... I think you've got it the wrong way up :D

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A couple of mine taken at Astro camps. Not that you can see the kit very clearly.

1st one was in a camp in East Sussex 2016 you can see my campervan behind (the one with the slits of red showing through).  You can just about make out my dual rig of the ED80/WOZS71.

PS: 

 

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2nd photo is taken as a screen shot from a video that Mark Shelley made with his A7S walking around Kelling at 4am in April 2016.  He says on the video that the sky was black and he couldn;t see where he was walking except through the live view on the camera, just shows how sensitive the A7S is. 

Again you can just about make out my ED80.  My laptop had red plexi glass over it, and was inside a plastic box and yet it looks bright white, again due to the sensitivity of the A7S. 

PS: Just looked at the photo again, and I think this was my gold ED120 (not the ED80). 

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17 hours ago, Gina said:

Um... I think you've got it the wrong way up :D

Damn

thats why plate solve failed

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On 11/12/2017 at 23:14, wimvb said:

 

That's "low noise" season in all its splendor (assuming you're into imaging, Les).

My main concern isn't so much ice on the scope, as it is cables getting stiff and brittle when it's really cold.

I remember touching my refravtor one night when it was very icy. My fingers almost stuck to the tube.

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