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Forum: General Chat 30-03-2015, 11:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 97
Posted By JB80
I must admit that was the best races for a while...

I must admit that was the best races for a while and definitely good to see the Ducatis mixing it up. There will be some fantastic racing if the Hondas can get there too.
I hope Miller can make a...
Forum: General Chat 30-03-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 325
Posted By JB80
My old man lives on a house boat but he is closer...

My old man lives on a house boat but he is closer to Murray Bridge, he doesn't take it out much these days but still it's alright, I lived on it for 6 months a while back and it's a pretty laid back...
Forum: General Chat 21-03-2015, 12:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 255
Posted By JB80
Just got the barest of whiffs here. Total cloud...

Just got the barest of whiffs here. Total cloud cover, some rain so we gave up and went shopping and I managed to catch a glimpse of the last part through the clouds in the shops car park.
Forum: Celestial and Astronomical Events 19-03-2015, 10:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By JB80
Well things are not looking good here at 1 day...

Well things are not looking good here at 1 day out. The forecast is 100% rain with strong winds. Plus the rain we have had already has brought down half of the Sahara with it.
It's an orange mess...
Forum: Celestial and Astronomical Events 15-03-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By JB80
Hi Mirko! Regardless of the results I...

Hi Mirko!

Regardless of the results I reckon you are in for a great trip. I will be looking forward to your report.

Things are not looking great here for this week, we get 300+ sunny days...
Forum: General Chat 15-03-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,132
Posted By JB80
I think I agree, shame it's not as highly...

I think I agree, shame it's not as highly publicised but the racing is great. I hope it can grow and I think it will
Forum: Beginners Astrophotography 11-03-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 312
Posted By JB80
Cheers sil!

Cheers sil!
Forum: Beginners Astrophotography 10-03-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 312
Posted By JB80
Cheers Ken, Solar mosaics are a trickier...

Cheers Ken,
Solar mosaics are a trickier business than I had anticipated but I am slowly refining things.
The mod has certainly had a work out since moving to Spain. Plenty of time to use it.
...
Forum: Beginners Astrophotography 09-03-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 312
Posted By JB80
Thanks Russell! Yeah I could of really...

Thanks Russell!

Yeah I could of really done better with the background, I stripped back my original process and didn't finish it, laziness really but I wasn't expecting it to turn out as good...
Forum: Beginners Astrophotography 08-03-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 312
Posted By JB80
Mosaic Ha Sun!

Still trying to get around doing the solar mosaics but I think I'm narrowing down the problems.
This one from yesterday turned out a lot better than I really expected it would although not perfect....
Forum: Celestial and Astronomical Events 07-03-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By JB80
March 20th Total solar eclipse!

Hey all,
I realise this one is one that is not going to be visible from Australia but any time there is a total eclipse it's a big deal.
Going on past discussions there may even be a few people...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 05-03-2015, 11:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 584
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 05-03-2015, 11:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 800
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: 148
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: 25
Views: 748
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

...
Forum: General Chat 18-02-2015, 11:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,615
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: 164
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: 164
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: 164
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: 208
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: 208
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: 163
Posted By JB80
Cheers all!

Cheers all!
Forum: Solar System 26-01-2015, 09:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 163
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: 1,107
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: 1,107
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...
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