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JamesF

Looking promising for tonight?

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Clear skies here at the moment and the forecast has it that way until 2am.

If it holds out my plan is to grab a few hours worth of OIII on M27 whilst working on stacking in oalive.

I was hoping to have addressed the mess that is my guiding after a meridian flip before now, but I've failed miserably in that ambition.  Fortunately I think M27 should be west of the meridian fairly early on.  Need to check that now.

James

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Yes.  Stellarium shows it passing the meridian at about 10:15pm, so that should be fine.

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Got a good clear forecast for a few hours here too, shame I'm at work till around 2am tonight and tomorrow 

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Unexpectedly clear here so far, but for how long is anyone's guess.

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Imaging run under way here, but I'm not particularly impressed with the state of the sky.   I think there's some high-level haze about.

James

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Yes, transparency is poor here too, MW barely visible, if at all. Moon's setting now but it had a lot of haze etc around it.

Running 3 hours of RGB subs, but don't know if they'll be usable.

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Good luck to everyone imaging or observing - goodnight, I'm off to bed...

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Just called it a night, myself.  Got a good couple of hours in on M27 and spent some time working on oalive with a camera and telescope actually pointing at real stuff which has helped find a load of problems that I now need to go and sort out :)

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Just checked the weather and it's supposed to be clear tomorrow night, too.  I shall have to get myself organised and find a new target for the 80ED, just in case.

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14 hours ago, JamesF said:

Clear skies here at the moment and the forecast has it that way until 2am.

If it holds out my plan is to grab a few hours worth of OIII on M27 whilst working on stacking in oalive.

I was hoping to have addressed the mess that is my guiding after a meridian flip before now, but I've failed miserably in that ambition.  Fortunately I think M27 should be west of the meridian fairly early on.  Need to check that now.

James

Excuse my ignorance....what is oalive ?

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7 minutes ago, Astrith said:

ok....Found the information....

I was just in the middle of typing :)

In case anyone else cares though, for some years I've been working on an open-source imaging application for Linux and MacOS, mostly for planetary and lunar/solar, called oacapture.  I've had a barely-started application more aimed towards EAA type use sitting around for some time that I've been putting a lot more work into over the last six months.  It shares a large amount of code with oacapture, but the UI is different.  That's oalive.

James

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