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Clear skies!

Started by MarkS, Mar 24, 2020, 02:24:31

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It looks like we are now enjoying a few successive clear nights.  As a side effect of the COVID-19 pandemic there are also no aircraft contrails. 

Clear skies!



Apart from the one i had imaging the sun , they are the ones you want.
will try my new ATIK460EX camera and HA 3.5nm,Sii 4.5nm.
RedCat51,QHYCCD183,Atik460EX,EQ6-R.Tri-Band OSC,BaaderSII1,25" 4.5nm,Ha3.5nm,Oiii3.5nm.


Yes have been out twice.  Lonely Astronomy in the back garden is one of the few hobbies that can be done during the Lock down.  So I guess we are lucky in that respect.


The Thing

Yep, I've been taking advantage. Fantastic day here today, t-shirt weather.
We're all guinea pigs in the laboratory of life. Better a fluffy guinea pig than a lab rat!
¯\_(ツ)_/¯ (Gallic shrug :))


I've been imaging M63 at night (and trying to work during the day...).  Seeing is horrible despite good clarity.   I was hoping to image L until tomorrow and do colours later.  Aiming for >18hrs of L to see if I can get a hint of the extended tidal distortion around the galaxy.