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cotterless45

DIY Spring Peak star party.

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Great reports and images Shane :happy8:

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Nice ones Shane! I certainly recognize the Comet at the end of that lovely string of stars :) 

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On ‎29‎/‎03‎/‎2017 at 12:52, Moonshane said:

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This is almost the drawing that I made on Saturday too, but didn't have the lower galaxy - Don't suppose you can remember if there were two bright stars above the galaxy too? I was trying to identify it in Stellarium, but that only shows two stars where both you and I have 3, so I miss identified it.

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The field I sketched seems close to my star map of Abell 1377which contains these two galaxies and two others which I missed but possibly I did get one (I think the top star in the pair bottom left might be NGC 3850) but didn't realise at the time as I was using low power. My sketch covers the area at the top.  Sorry for rubbish photo - done on phone in lounge!

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yeah, two stars above, just outside your circle. That'll be the one i got then. Thanks.

3888 was either too dim for me, or just out of my FOV

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The circle is about 1.5 degrees. Check again next time - it will still be there :happy6:

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Super picture. Without the milky sky ( all over the uk) and away from the extraneous light sources , just shows the potential. Definitely on for an October meet , providing we book pitches at the rear .

Nick.

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That's lovely - Orion just like I see from my garden - what sort of exposures take a photo like that please?

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Pentax k3 30sec f/3.5 17mm

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gtis - many thanks, I'll have to see if I get something similar on my canon.

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Hi just set the camera to manual mode set the lens wide open set exposure to around 30secs and ISO to 800/1000 

neil

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17 minutes ago, gtis said:

Hi just set the camera to manual mode set the lens wide open set exposure to around 30secs and ISO to 800/1000 

That's great, many thanks - I might be able to show folks on SGL just how many stars I get to see some nights.

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