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Peco4321

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It's been a while but here's some fairly recent shots of my kids preparing for a school project. Early hours for Jupiter, which you can just see, and a nice widefield of Orion  

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Clouded over after a mist rolled in. But I got enough cloud free sky to capture a couple of subs (first light) and get the OAG focused and working.

 

 

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4 hours ago, Paboy46 said:

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A telescope, a dog for company, and a bbq at arms length - what more could you want!

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2 hours ago, 7170 said:

A telescope, a dog for company, and a bbq at arms length - what more could you want!

It's a nice thought, but my two dogs are banned from the observatory. Problem is, they're greyhounds, heads often at eyepiece/camera height, of little brain, and prone to bumping into telescopes in the middle of 15 minute subs...:sad2:

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Here's my setup in its most frequent observing spot. Been like this for 7 weeks now with a maybe an hour or 2 outside in between. ?

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1 hour ago, david_taurus83 said:

 

 

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Atm, my mount is parked in the same position.

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After what seems like months of leaden skies, I'm finally out in the obsy!

Here's my roll-away Tardis Obs and 200mm Newt ready to go.

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Just popped out this evening to see the Lunar X and V. The TAL Alkor ‘Light thimble’ was used at x33, initially and both features showed very clearly even at that low mag. At x88 and even x133 the views were very nice indeed, amazing given the tiny aperture. Anyway here are some pictures of the scope doing its thing.

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Before the premature clouds arrived this evening I was observing the Moon with my TMB/LZOS 130mm F/9.2 tripet. Really lovely views at 270x. 

 

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The set up from a couple of nights ago - trying out Baader Binoviewers on the Moon in the 200P for the first time 

In short , my jaw hit the ground at the 3D , HD Moonwalk experience - these things really should be renamed " Moonwalkers " 

Using a couple of lightweight MA eps because it was on an ST80 beforehand 

Had to use a 1.5 x lens cell from a Celestron Barlow to get focus 

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My picture is a little boring, but it is of my 8 inch Dob. Note the high tech "counter weight" I use on my scope, it's a steel wrench stuck on with magnets.

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Trying to get used to this EQ3-2 mount that came bundled with the Mak - the slow Mo controls works a treat once set up - but it can be a bit of a kerfuffle to make the bigger adjustments / change targets 

Here's the set up from last night taken while on M13 

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On 16/4/2018 at 21:13, lukebl said:

After what seems like months of leaden skies, I'm finally out in the obsy!

Here's my roll-away Tardis Obs and 200mm Newt ready to go.

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I was never much of a Dr Who fan, but who wouldn't want a Tardis in their garden. 

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2 minutes ago, LukeSkywatcher said:

who wouldn't want a Tardis in their garden

I thought Who had a Tardis in his/her garden...

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Had a pleasant evening sat having a nice view of M51 with my son.. Only took this picture as I was about to pack away. Wouldn't dare use the flash otherwise. 

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This is a pic of my nightvision monocular ready for action. Of course normally I’d just hold the thing and sweep the sky but to be able to do widefield 1x phone photos I need to mount it to keep it completely still for 10 secs...

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On 4/8/2018 at 04:08, Paboy46 said:

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Is that Cannis Minor in the bottom of the shot

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Vixen ED102SS get it's turn this evening. Examining the Moon at 200x-250x. Theophilis lovely and and sharp !

 

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I set up tonight in my back garden. Just waiting for darkness, could be a long wait :icon_biggrin:

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