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m31 Andromeda galaxy

Hi all I had a first attempt with my 290c camera using my skywatcher ed80 refractor and managed to get 11 seconds on each image of 41.This is what I finished after 3 hours of editing using cs2 photoshop,I thought I would share,thanks for looking.

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Not Just the 'Apple Core' (M27)

On 12th September, the sky was particularly clear with none of that haze which has been hanging around for so long. I spent a few hours looking at various targets, which included M27 or sometimes known as the Dumbbell Nebula. It is a large looking planetary nebula, which is a cloud of gas blown off by a central star. M27 tends to have the appearence of an 'apple core', which is the brighter dust streaming ...
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August was poor for the Moon and planets, for me, but great for meteors.

Full report: ... -2018.html

Monthly summaries: ... ective.pdf

Video of photos with Nobody's Fault but mine by Led Zeppelin:
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The Sun

To be honest, I have seen much better solar hydrogen alpha shots than mine. I simply don't have the money to buy a larger hydrogen alpha telescope. However, I have made some progress by using a DSLR to capture the Sun through my PST.

Here's a few recent ones: ... ed-public/ ... ed-public/ ... ed-public/ ...
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Perseids Meteor Shower 2018

Just seen my first Perseids meteor! Heading South West through the top of Bootes. It had a pinkish hue to it.
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July 2018

It was a shame that I missed the eclipse and planetary viewing was disappointing but I managed some nice Sun shots and some unusual constellation images.

The summary is here, as part of my 2018 retrospective: ... ective.pdf

The full report is here: ... -2018.html

The video is accompanied by "Going to California" by Robert Plant: ...
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Mars 2018

A few nights ago, I tried to look at Mars, but the top of a Leylandi got in the way. The next day I lopped a couple more inches off the top, and last night (23rd July) I was ready for it. Mars gets close to the earth about every 2 years, but the actual distance varies. This year is particularly close, but it is also very low down from the northern hemisphere. Mars came ...
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M57 Ring Nebula and M27 Dumbell

Hi all I took these images on the 2nd July,hope you enjoy,thanks for looking.
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