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5 minutes ago, Mark62 said:

Is this a repeat Damian? I’m sure they showed it last year 

Not sure Mark but always worth another watch. 

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3 hours ago, Bengrant76 said:

I've had a great week up in Swaledale, its been clear pretty much every night (very cold though!)

It's been great for Geminids, I saw quite a few, and I've had a bit of time to practice my skills and setup.. got a good M42, Andromeda Galaxy, Ring Nebula and some nice widefields (in focus now, thanks to Soupy's tutorial!) and some trails. I'm struggling to get any decent length of exposure for the deep sky objects, they always seem to trail after 10 sec or so. Im using a starwatcher alt-az mount and DSLR. I've tried being very careful with my setup and alignment. I guess its just the limitation of a cheap alt-az mount?

20171210_Orion.thumb.JPG.4eeb5b2a38662b6b7f5385561b0f4963.JPG20171210_Crackpot_M42_15secISO3200_n4stacked_stretched.thumb.jpg.fe69baf6a2d3225ff3168f31f836a792.jpg20171209_M31.thumb.jpg.2309112e1869a77f3de074aeef204347.jpg20171215_Crackpot_m57_30sISO6400.thumb.JPG.77a6846a8acba4754c8686e915b43ded.JPG

Im also having some problems stacking using DSS and Registax - more than a small (3-4) number of subs and it seems to struggle aligning them.. not sure what I am doing wrong..

Still, not a bad week's work :)

Hope the Quiz was a success, merry Christmas all!

Smashing captures

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7 hours ago, Bengrant76 said:

I've had a great week up in Swaledale, its been clear pretty much every night (very cold though!)

It's been great for Geminids, I saw quite a few, and I've had a bit of time to practice my skills and setup.. got a good M42, Andromeda Galaxy, Ring Nebula and some nice widefields (in focus now, thanks to Soupy's tutorial!) and some trails. I'm struggling to get any decent length of exposure for the deep sky objects, they always seem to trail after 10 sec or so. Im using a starwatcher alt-az mount and DSLR. I've tried being very careful with my setup and alignment. I guess its just the limitation of a cheap alt-az mount?

20171210_Orion.thumb.JPG.4eeb5b2a38662b6b7f5385561b0f4963.JPG20171210_Crackpot_M42_15secISO3200_n4stacked_stretched.thumb.jpg.fe69baf6a2d3225ff3168f31f836a792.jpg20171209_M31.thumb.jpg.2309112e1869a77f3de074aeef204347.jpg20171215_Crackpot_m57_30sISO6400.thumb.JPG.77a6846a8acba4754c8686e915b43ded.JPG

Im also having some problems stacking using DSS and Registax - more than a small (3-4) number of subs and it seems to struggle aligning them.. not sure what I am doing wrong..

Still, not a bad week's work :)

Hope the Quiz was a success, merry Christmas all!

Great images Ben. Sounds like you’ve had  a cracking week. Love the Orion widefield

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7 hours ago, Bengrant76 said:

I've had a great week up in Swaledale, its been clear pretty much every night (very cold though!)

It's been great for Geminids, I saw quite a few, and I've had a bit of time to practice my skills and setup.. got a good M42, Andromeda Galaxy, Ring Nebula and some nice widefields (in focus now, thanks to Soupy's tutorial!) and some trails. I'm struggling to get any decent length of exposure for the deep sky objects, they always seem to trail after 10 sec or so. Im using a starwatcher alt-az mount and DSLR. I've tried being very careful with my setup and alignment. I guess its just the limitation of a cheap alt-az mount?

20171210_Orion.thumb.JPG.4eeb5b2a38662b6b7f5385561b0f4963.JPG20171210_Crackpot_M42_15secISO3200_n4stacked_stretched.thumb.jpg.fe69baf6a2d3225ff3168f31f836a792.jpg20171209_M31.thumb.jpg.2309112e1869a77f3de074aeef204347.jpg20171215_Crackpot_m57_30sISO6400.thumb.JPG.77a6846a8acba4754c8686e915b43ded.JPG

Im also having some problems stacking using DSS and Registax - more than a small (3-4) number of subs and it seems to struggle aligning them.. not sure what I am doing wrong..

Still, not a bad week's work :)

Hope the Quiz was a success, merry Christmas all!

Great images Ben. Sounds like you’ve had  a cracking week. Love the Orion widefield

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Merry Christmas to all the WADAS members. Hope you all have a good day tomorrow.:icon_bigsmurf:

 

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Same to you Damian merry Christmas ? ????

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Cheers Damian. Hope you and all the WADAS folk have a great Christmas

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8 minutes ago, 2STAR said:

Nobody going to Winscar tonight hahaha:hiding:

Yes me to look for Santa. He’s got a prezzy for the wife I meet to take back to get a smaller size lol 

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2 hours ago, 2STAR said:

Nobody going to Winscar tonight hahaha:hiding:

 

2 hours ago, 2STAR said:

Nobody going to Winscar tonight hahaha:hiding:

I think my wife would kill me if I suggested going

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On 12/24/2017 at 21:24, gtis said:

 

I think my wife would kill me if I suggested going

Don't let that worry you N:happy5::happy5:eil, wives are always making threats to kill us haha

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Taken last night with the Moon shining bright.

NGC 5474 rare Dwarf Spiral Galaxy in Ursa Major Mag 11.3 , 21 Million LY away.

Influenced by the gravitational pull of M101 the disk has been distorted and is offset from the Nucleus.    

NGC5474D.JPG

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23 hours ago, 2STAR said:

Taken last night with the Moon shining bright.

NGC 5474 rare Dwarf Spiral Galaxy in Ursa Major Mag 11.3 , 21 Million LY away.

Influenced by the gravitational pull of M101 the disk has been distorted and is offset from the Nucleus.    

NGC5474D.JPG

Another video from same night, NGC 1977 ,I like this target and need to have a go at it with a darker sky !,  I stayed out too late with the Moon shining bright, but everything I went for ( 8 DSO's) came on screen so I lost track of time, only when I realised  I was dozing off at 2-15 did I pack up !!.

NGC 1977FTT.JPG

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Happy new year to all the WADAS members and honorary ones across the country :thumbright:

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Taken at Winscar last year, Altair (part of the Summer Triangle), really nice star. 

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Hello everyone, and happy new year to you all! I've not been on here for ages, and it's great to see that people have been managing to get out. A bad virus, coupled with Sophie being home for Christmas, has meant that I have not been out with the scope for around 4 weeks, since I imaged M1 on 08.12.2017. In fact, I've only just got round to processing my data, and the result is below.

M1 The Crab Nebula 08.12.2017
William Optics FLT-110 and Atik 314L Monochrome CCD
10 x 300 seconds H-Alpha, 10 x 300 seconds OIII, 10 x 300 seconds SII
Stacked in Deep Sky Stacker and processed in Photoshop CS2
False colour image by assigning SII to red channel, H-alpha to green channel and OIII to blue channel

 

 

M1 The Crab Nebula 08.12.2017 FINAL.png

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Nicely done Vic.

I haven't been out for about 6 weeks now but the opportunities around the new moons have been few and far between due to our glorious weather and my shift pattern altering.

Hoping to get out to wales at the end of this month. 

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Well done Vicky been out with the DSLR haven’t looked at the images yet the trouble with my garden that I have three rather bright LED street lights around me   I have emailed Barnsley council but I don’t hold my breath no response yet but that’s typical with a council ?

 

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Lovely image Vicky. Love the colour.

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Forecast clear tonight , 70% moon up at 2200hrs so may be ok for a short spell before that, hopefully.

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