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Looks like tomorrow night (Saturday) might be a good night if anyone is planning on it? I’m gunna head up a bit later on so will plan to be up there around 11/11:30 but will be planning on leaving 4/5am if the weather stays good if anyone is up for it?

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Forecast looking good for tonight in North Yorkshire, anyone up for it ??

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Im definitely heading up there, im thinking of going to the place I went last time. It’s a really good spot! Loads of room for everyone, didn’t see anyone else passing the whole night I was there. 

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I will make one in if it dose clear. It all depends on what forecast you look at as usual 

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Same here Mark! Don’t want a wasted journey. Will probably make a final decision about 4-5pm

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21 minutes ago, Ryan P said:
28 minutes ago, Ryan P said:

Same here Mark! Don’t want a wasted journey. Will probably make a final decision about 4-5pm

I could be up a round 10 ish 

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Everything says clear up there til 3.30am... keep me posted - think I'll be joining you!

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I’m setting off in the next 15mins so see you up there 

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How did the night go guys think there was some pictures posted on twitter.

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5 minutes ago, mapstar said:

shots from Skye last night guys

Skye aurora

Cracking images there Damian. We'll turn you to the dark side yet! ;)

I didn't get up to the North Yorkshire Moors with the gang, however I had a successful night at home in the back yard. I'll post images later.

A few of the gang were thwarted with technical issues and dew, but Adam got a fantastic image of the Horse Head and Flame nebula, and Ryan was imaging dark nebula which I don't think he has processed as yet. Mark is hoping he's got some data after I'd helped him with a few settings via a quick phone call at midnight! He caught me making a midnight snack of buttered toast haha. So, I'm hoping he's got some data to have a look at too. Marc had technical issues, but got some nice wide field images so at least all was not lost. 

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NGC 869 & NCG 884 The Double Cluster in Perseus
These open star clusters lie at a distance of 7500 light years
Imaged using Skywatcher Equinox 80 Pro ED and Altair Hypercam 183C Pro
A total of 20 x 120 second and 30 x 300 second exposures

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14 minutes ago, Vicky050373 said:

Cracking images there Damian. We'll turn you to the dark side yet! ;) 

Cheers Vic. Tried my best but will never turn as it's too much faffing about.

The images didn't have much processing in them just a couple of tweaks in a DXO program. They didn't need it.

Tuesday and Wednesday night might be good for the scope fingers crossed.

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M31 The Andromeda Galaxy
Imaged using Skywatcher Equinox 80 PRO ED and Altair Hypercam 183C colour camera
A total of 24 x 300 second exposures

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Well done on the aurora images Damian. NYM was a good night to be out. I can’t say I had the best night but it was good to be out all the same. 

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My image from last night!

M31 Andromeda Galaxy
2018.10.09
Skywatcher Quattro 200CF | Canon 100D
35x180s + F/D/B

20181009_M31_Andromeda_Galaxy.jpg

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I've set up tonight, but packed up and come in, it seems to be really hazy and not at all good for imaging - even though it's clear (no clouds) it's like a pea soup and not a patch on last night.

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8 hours ago, MattGoo said:

I've set up tonight, but packed up and come in, it seems to be really hazy and not at all good for imaging - even though it's clear (no clouds) it's like a pea soup and not a patch on last night.

Nice result Matt! Bet it felt good to get out with your gear :)

I really should have set up the night before last but I was having a real "can't be bothered night". I'm on later shift at work and Terry goes to college Tuesday nights, and I just got home and got settled in front of the TV.

It was Terry's birthday yesterday and it did look clear when we were stood outside in my in-laws back garden, but I commented that it looked like a haze or light fog in the air. I didn't try setting up as we didn't get home until 10.30pm and I'm up for a full day at work. Just about typical the sky is poor when there are no clouds and no moon!!! 

Let's hope we get some decent skies over the weekend whilst the moon is out of the way.

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It was Terrys birthday? I must have missed the notification on FB. Wish him a belated happy birthday from me will you please 

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Hi guys.

The sky on Skye last night was thank fully clear but as Matt mention the transparency was poor.

We observed a lot of targets but they did not pop like we've seen them before. At just gone 4am we decided to call it a night. 

Hope to catch up with everyone soon.

 

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Had one clear night in Skye guys and quite a few other clear spells.

Check out my tomelapse of the Aurora on this thread 

Skye Aurora

Only short but was good to watch 

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Hi all

Hope you are well. Here's my little report from the clear night we had in skye.

At last clear Skyes

Includes some links to my other posts and timelapse stuff.

Enjoy guys

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That is a really interesting report D - have to admit I sat and read it last night and completely forgot to leave a comment on your other thread. I've really enjoyed your posts from your trip to Skye.

On a different note, did anyone else notice they used one of Kieran Midgley's Iridium flare images on this week's The Sky at Night programme?

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19 minutes ago, Vicky050373 said:

That is a really interesting report D - have to admit I sat and read it last night and completely forgot to leave a comment on your other thread. I've really enjoyed your posts from your trip to Skye.

On a different note, did anyone else notice they used one of Kieran Midgley's Iridium flare images on this week's The Sky at Night programme?

I didn't think any of the WADAS crew had been reading any of our posts. No comments or reactions? 

Not seen S@N for a while now but glad he got an image up. 

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