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Hi all, tech snippet from Rob Greaves astronomy ;

 

New telescope pier aligning time. Get it pointed right tonight, marker pen it and weld the top plate on tomorrow.

 

( Looks as though a new bit of kit is coming )

Rob Greaves Telescope pier.jpg

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Looks like a British back yard . I hope the night sky obliges and rucks of celestial bodies will be observed .

 

Yampy

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It might be an astro night on the new pier... some high cloud, so see how it goes - or doesn't!

 

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It might be an astro night on the new pier... some high cloud, so see how it goes - or doesn't!

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Here's one from Easter Sunday by Rob Greaves -( Cornwall UK )

 

IC1396 region of sky last night, 51mm aperture telescope, 1hr 30mins of 5min exposures.

 

 

IC1396 - Rob Greaves.jpg

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That’s very impressive Phil. He has some good gear .

yampy 

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He certainly Does mate . . .. .   Fancy having TWO expensive hobbies. . . .

 

Owning and Flying Microlights is bad enough ( ! ) 

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On the subject of expensive hobbies again,. . . . I forgot to mention that Rob the Photographer id also an amateur radio op ( G4MOH ) another pricey hobby.

 

Apparently his main camera has packed up now,  poor chap. 

 

Ready for another night of wires, USB conflicts, and frustration. . .

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More problems again tonight after last night. Looks like the camera is on the blink. Hopefully still under warranty.

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I've heard him say that initially, he frames the bit of sky he's after thru a small scope, . . . but the main pics are multiple exposures over an hour or so, on the motorized gimbal mount ( pictured ) 

 

I almost regret swapping my six inch (150mm ) reflector telescope for a Gibson ES 335 Leccy geetar plus fifty bucks way back in 1976. . .

 

Phil..

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When a bunch of Elon Musk's sodding Starlink satellites spoil one of the subframes of a deep sky object you're trying to shoot...

 

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( Pic:  Rob Greaves Photography - Cornwall UK )

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Crescent Nebula from last night. A rich area of nebulosity in Cygnus. Just over 2.5hrs of total exposure, 102mm apochromatic triplet telescope, and narrowband filter. Full frame shot, and a crop for Crescent Nebula detail.

 

 

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( Rob Greaves - Cornwall UK )

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