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Astrophotography / Re: Badger Nebula - SkyWatcher ED80 with Sony A7S
« Last post by Carole on Today at 00:11:33 »
Amazing photos Mark,
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Shot tonight using infra red illumination after sitting dead silent in the woods for one hour,
Amazing tenacity.

Carole
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Astrophotography / Re: Badger Nebula - SkyWatcher ED80 with Sony A7S
« Last post by Apophis on Yesterday at 22:06:13 »
That really looks like a badger , that's amazing!!
Winterwatch might like it.
Roger
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Astrophotography / Badger Nebula - SkyWatcher ED80 with Sony A7S
« Last post by MarkS on Yesterday at 21:44:48 »
Unusual nebula this one  ;) 

Tripod mounted full spectrum Sony A7S on Skywatcher ED80 with William Optics focal reducer giving 480mm focal length at f/6.  Shot tonight using infra red illumination after sitting dead silent in the woods for one hour, 15 metres from an entrance to the sett.  1/50sec at ISO 20000. 

Unfortunately, with such a rig, focusing is a manual hit and miss endeavour.







Mark
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Announcements, Meetings, Events / Re: High Resolution Planetary Imaging
« Last post by Hugh on Yesterday at 12:03:51 »
Yes, Damien's talk is greatly anticipated.

There is the job of writing the report of the talk for the website.  I have undertaken most over the last year or so ~ I do have 2 outstanding I have to admit ~ but I know I am going to struggle to understand any technical side and it would be a shame to under report his presentation.  I may also have the additional work of running the meeting as Roy may be unable to attend.

Would anyone like to take this task on from the astrophotography section?

Thanks in anticipation.

Hugh

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Announcements, Meetings, Events / Re: High Resolution Planetary Imaging
« Last post by Carole on Yesterday at 11:22:00 »
Me too.

Carole
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Announcements, Meetings, Events / High Resolution Planetary Imaging
« Last post by MarkS on Yesterday at 08:22:58 »
I'm really looking forward to Damian Peach's talk tomorrow night (Wed 22 August).

Mark
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Announcements, Meetings, Events / UDSC 7 - 9 September 2018
« Last post by Carole on Aug 20, 2018, 22:28:09 »
I am posting this early as I go off on holiday soon and won't be around to post this at the right time.

I shall not be going to this camp and neither will Roger as we are going to Kelling Heath, but there is nothing to stop members wishing to organise their own weekend at Cairds.

I have created a Group E Mail address list for those who attend camps and have already sent an E Mail out except for those who have already told me they can't go.

So please use this thread, to communicate with each other in my absence if you would like to go.

Carole
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Chat / LARGE CORONAL HOLE TURNS TOWARD EARTH
« Last post by Apophis on Aug 17, 2018, 18:32:03 »
A large hole in the sun's atmosphere (a "coronal hole") is turning toward Earth, spewing solar wind toward our planet. This comes as darkness is returning to the Arctic Circle, setting the stage for a possible grand display of Northern Lights on Aug. 20-21 when the solar wind arrives. Visit Spaceweather.com to learn more about solar minimum coronal holes and the incoming stream of solar wind.
Lets get all our lead-lined spacesuits on for a couple of weeks  :crazy: :boom:  :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Roger
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Astrophotography / Re: NGC 6960 Western Veil REPROCESSED
« Last post by Carole on Aug 17, 2018, 13:47:36 »
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I don't understand one bit of it but as long as you do that's OK.
Lol

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My raw stacked image is in PixInsight XSIF format but I could convert to 32bit TIF or FIT.
Yes please Duncan Tiff please.

I think Dropbox is probably the best route to transfer the files, I can't seem to install/open RAR files, so not that route please.

Also I am a bit busy ATM getting ready for our holiday and have our friends from Spain arriving on Tuesday who will be with us for a few days before we go and they are stopping in our house looking after the dog while we are away, using the time to sell their English car as they have now bought a car in Spain.  Also this weekend I have to go and sort out our rental property in Peterborough, so even if you all got the data to me quickly I can't promise I will have time to do it before I go away.  But something to look forward to at a subsequent meeting.

Carole
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Astrophotography / Re: NGC 6960 Western Veil REPROCESSED
« Last post by Hugh on Aug 17, 2018, 10:56:48 »
Great images you astrophotographers' exchange and enjoy reading your comments.  Clearly lots of hard time-consuming work.

I don't understand one bit of it but as long as you do that's OK.

Best

Hugh
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