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Forum: Equipment Discussions Yesterday, 11:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 447
Posted By JB80
I have been considering one of these for a while...

I have been considering one of these for a while now, the price is OK but then again I would be wanting a new refractor to go with so then the price doubles or possibly even more if you need an ERF....
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 11:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 703
Posted By JB80
The good news is the game is coming to consoles...

The good news is the game is coming to consoles debuting on the XB1. I may actually get around to playing this then by the time the PS4 release is out.
Forum: Solar System 28-02-2015, 10:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 96
Posted By JB80
71% illumination.

Got out last night after what seems like ages and managed a quick 17 panels for a mosaic which turned out alright.
Also captured the sunrise over Clavius and Maginus.
Forum: General Chat 28-02-2015, 04:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 587
Posted By JB80
R.I.P Leonard Nimoy

A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-31662024

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Forum: General Chat 18-02-2015, 11:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,487
Posted By JB80
It's been that way for a while in the UK, not...

It's been that way for a while in the UK, not sure what Spain are up to with their package this year but the races not shown on the BBC I have been able to watch in Spanish.

To be honest...
Forum: General Chat 17-02-2015, 12:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 160
Posted By JB80
Having a look on some of the google images it...

Having a look on some of the google images it appears back in 2002 ther was SN2002bo in NGC3190. http://www.rochesterastronomy.org/sn2002/sn2002bo.html
It of course wouldn't be that.

I have...
Forum: General Chat 17-02-2015, 12:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 160
Posted By JB80
Thanks Ron for that, the weather is on the turn...

Thanks Ron for that, the weather is on the turn for the next week here so no observing for us either.
He did mention the bright core was visible too but just hasn't had the chance to check.
It...
Forum: General Chat 16-02-2015, 11:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 160
Posted By JB80
Observation Request: NGC 3190, please

Hey guys, I'm posting this for a friend on another site who is trying to work out if he saw what he thinks he saw or if it's nothing.
He is mainly an observer and sketcher but the weather in Spain...
Forum: Solar System 30-01-2015, 11:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 194
Posted By JB80
Thank you Gus and Trevor! Oh yes, it's...

Thank you Gus and Trevor!

Oh yes, it's great to see it paying off.
Still a few things to sort out, number one is getting the dark back ground even.
Forum: Solar System 30-01-2015, 03:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 194
Posted By JB80
66ish % Moon

This was a 19 panel mosaic from last night, I managed to pull the battery cables from my motor focuser again so focus was a bit trickier than normal but I got there in the end.

Taken with my SW...
Forum: Solar System 30-01-2015, 03:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 151
Posted By JB80
Cheers all!

Cheers all!
Forum: Solar System 26-01-2015, 09:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 151
Posted By JB80
35% Moon

Grabbed a quick early mosaic last night, well I say quick but it turned out to be a 24 panel one but that worked out quite well.
Seeing was ropey enough to render the barlowed shots yucky but the...
Forum: Celestial and Astronomical Events 24-01-2015, 11:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 977
Posted By JB80
Hi Suzy, I was just about to post a first...

Hi Suzy,

I was just about to post a first stack of my red channel. Not the best effort though as by the time the 3 shadows where there the sun was on the way up and seeing was rapidly...
Forum: Celestial and Astronomical Events 21-01-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 977
Posted By JB80
Thank you Lindon! Lol, Hope so. I...

Thank you Lindon!


Lol, Hope so. I think she'll be more impressed that I managed to get up that early on a Saturday.
Current forecast is clear but windy so I hope I can get something to...
Forum: Celestial and Astronomical Events 21-01-2015, 01:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 977
Posted By JB80
Weather permitting I should be able to catch...

Weather permitting I should be able to catch this, it'll be an early start then but it's also our(my wife and I) 6 year anniversary so I could always use the early hour to get a nice breakfast and...
Forum: General Chat 17-01-2015, 05:29 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,193
Posted By JB80
Here the Spanish cold callers don't even care if...

Here the Spanish cold callers don't even care if you can't speak their language, they will still go on and on and expect an answer despite telling them. It's quite funny, and they will still call you...
Forum: General Chat 14-01-2015, 11:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,193
Posted By JB80
I don't answer my phone if it's a number I don't...

I don't answer my phone if it's a number I don't recognise and am not expecting a call. I found that is the best way, here I get a number of debt collection agencies hassling me for debts associated...
Forum: Beginners Astrophotography 08-01-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 261
Posted By JB80
Cheers Raymo!

Cheers Raymo!
Forum: Solar System 08-01-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 225
Posted By JB80
Thanks Trev and Gus! Here is another...

Thanks Trev and Gus!

Here is another version of it, I spent a good day and a half on it and while there are things I'd like to do better after spending that long on it it would be a shame not...
Forum: Beginners Astrophotography 07-01-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 261
Posted By JB80
Thanks all, I like the first one too. I will...

Thanks all, I like the first one too.
I will try a few more things and see if it makes much difference.
Forum: Beginners Astrophotography 06-01-2015, 11:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 261
Posted By JB80
Jupiter 5/1/14, getting there.

This is probably my best Jupiter yet although it seems like I say that every time.
Still trying to nut out the processing but this is a reasonable start.

The first pic is just using the sharpened...
Forum: Solar System 06-01-2015, 11:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 225
Posted By JB80
Thanks all. :) Thank you, It can...

Thanks all. :)



Thank you, It can be tricky though with the processing, this one is my second method which is a touch sharper than the first. Still I was waiting for a 100% Moon to finish...
Forum: Solar System 06-01-2015, 10:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 225
Posted By JB80
Full Moon mosaic!

This is a shot from the other night when the moon was at it's peak.
I used 25 panels to get this and it was taken in my 150PL with the asi120mm and red filter.
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 05-01-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 324
Posted By JB80
The collimator isn't out though, I had checked...

The collimator isn't out though, I had checked this already. The focuser appears to be the issue or at least I think it's that. My star test looks alright so I'm going to live with it a bit longer...
Forum: Beginners Astrophotography 05-01-2015, 12:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By JB80
Thanks everyone for the encouraging comments. ...

Thanks everyone for the encouraging comments.



I'm starting to get a good system going now and it doesn't take too long to do, plus it's the only way to get a full disc with the asi120.
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