Jump to content

Stargazers Lounge Uses Cookies

Like most websites, SGL uses cookies in order to deliver a secure, personalised service, to provide social media functions and to analyse our traffic. Continued use of SGL indicates your acceptance of our cookie policy.

sgl_imaging_challenge_banner_beauty_night_skies.thumb.jpg.2711ade15e31d01524e7dc52d15c4217.jpg

KevS

Anybody Playing Tonight?

Recommended Posts

Just had a look outside and it's clear to the west but cloudy to the east - around 50% cloud cover.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Still clouded out. A few sars visible, but transparency not good, even between the cloud.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Imaging started here - and hoping for a few more hours.

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hopeless here in Central Cumbria.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm having a bash 😄

Guiding is a bit random but sticking with it, want to get some Ha, Oiii and Sii to play with.

IMAG0772_1.jpg

IMAG0773_1.jpg

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A little more area of sky with stars here but the stars are not very bright and only the brightest are showing.  No good for imaging.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes, it kind of looks clear here, but actually there's not a huge amount visible.  I might nip out and have a quick play anyhow, just so I can remember how it all works :)

James

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sky's clear and the Milky Way is visible (Though not the brightest I've seen) so running a quick hour of Blue to fill in some data on Stephan and Deer. I've set Sequence to stay open after it end so will see then.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ok, so I couldn’t resist the clear sky, but tonight won’t be a long session as I’m travelling tomorrow.

As previously posted I purchased a new 2” nose for my QSI camera that fits the wider STL 1.125” face plate option on my camera that I need for the Optec telecompressor lens that I use with the C14, so that I can easily swap the camera between my 2 scopes. It turned out that I also needed a short extension tube to achieve focus with the 4” APO, which arrived this morning, so I had to give it a try. The great news is that I’m now in business with the 4” APO switching from the C14 without having to dismantle the camera. I  decided to shoot some subs on M39, which is missing from my personal Messier list and too large FOV for the C14. To say the least I’m a pretty happy bunny 🙂.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

11pm that was green has now gone orange.....done this every time for the last fortnight....if not a month !

  • Sad 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

got my fist sub in, looking reasonable, if not brilliant. If I lived somewhere with more clear nights I probably wouldn't have bothered, but beggars (Or another B word) can't be choosers, and we have to grab what we can, when we can.

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, Kev M said:

11pm that was green has now gone orange.....done this every time for the last fortnight....if not a month !

Yup, seen too much of that myself, and now it's looking red for the end of my sequence. I think the weather gods are having a laugh at our expense :mad:.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

CO for the week looks grim!  Just 2 hours of green late Thursday night but even that is partly cloudy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It’s all my fault for buying TWO scopes recently. That really angered the weather gods. 😁

  • Haha 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well I've packed all my gear for a trip to Galloway, so just to spite me, Surrey is lovely & clear....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Dr_Ju_ju said:

Well I've packed all my gear for a trip to Galloway, so just to spite me, Surrey is lovely & clear....

Typical, but that should mean that @don4l just down the M4 from you is having a good night 😆

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well, I've been having a few niggles.  Turned everything on and INDI decided it couldn't see my Atik camera, despite it being in the list of devices connected to the USB bus.  I eventually discovered that INDI seems to have two Atik drivers and only one of them works.  Not sure if this might be a change since I upgraded Kstars etc. recently.

James

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 minutes ago, johninderby said:

It’s all my fault for buying TWO scopes recently. That really angered the weather gods. 😁

Worried about what will happen when OOUK deliver my ODK12. I think storm warnings for the south west will be in order.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Think I'm shooting through a fair bit of high altitude whispy cloud. Hard to tell, but the subs aren't looking great. A bit brown and murky with splattery looking stars even though I'm focused properly. 

Went from 10pm - 3am green to all orange except for 3am now. Meh.

Poured myself a glass of red for my efforts anyway, think I'll leave it running, hopefully get some clear skies or data worth keeping.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, DaveS said:

Worried about what will happen when OOUK deliver my ODK12. I think storm warnings for the south west will be in order.

And not forgetting I have that Rowan AZ100 mount on order. 😬

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, smr said:

Think I'm shooting through a fair bit of high altitude whispy cloud.

To put not too fine a point on it, it's pants.

And I've just discovered, having attempted to refocus my 80ED after the Steeltrak upgrade, that the new focuser doesn't have enough backfocus, so I'm going to need to add an extension in somewhere...

James

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 minutes ago, geoflewis said:

Typical, but that should mean that @don4l just down the M4 from you is having a good night 😆

I'm having a great night.

I've managed 30 mins of RGB on IC1396 (Elephant Trunk)  Then 20m of Ha before it hit the Meridian.

Since then,  I've got 70m of OIII on the Veil - and still going strong.

 

....... Is the APO new?

 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Have to be up early in the morning so I'm off the bed.  Goodnight all and good luck to those continuing.

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

According to CO I should have 48% cloud with a good chance of rain, but it looks totally clear. Not brilliant (CO got that right) but clear enough, I may add 2 hours Luminance if it holds up.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.