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Total solar eclipse - 1st go at imaging

Hi everybody,
Just joined the forum, and thought you might be interested in my photos. I have set up an album in the members photos section of the gallery - please feel free to comment (good or bad!)

I have to admit it was one of my most memorable experiences to date! I'd planned, read, surfed the web and talked to experts. I thought I knew what was going to happen, but WOW when totality ...
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Full Moon astrophotography

Hi gang,

Last night was the full Moon and I managed to get a shot of it through the fleeting clouds. I've placed an image on my blog if anyone's interested.

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Apollo Mission Photos & Mapping.

I'm not sure if this is the right area to post this.
For anybody interested in the Apollo Project, I have found this wonderful link that featues thousands of photographs (nearly 25,000!) taken by the 13 missions (4 to 17 and including Apollo 13).
It really is worth the look.
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New Planetary Imaging Set-up - 1st test

I recently aquired one the new Philips SPC900NC web-cams, that has replaced the now discontinued ToUcam Pro. I was interested to see how it compared with my Meade LPI.

I also bought a TeleVue X5 Power Mate to use with it, when attached to my ED80 Refractor.

Last night, depsite less than ideal conditions, a very bright sky due to the almost full moon and breezy, I decided to give it 'first light' on Saturn. ...
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Lots of proms...

A fairly active Sun yesterday
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New Moon Photo


I've taken an image of last nights Gibbous Moon it's available in the photo gallery ...

Comments appreciated


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A moving star

A interesting star in NGC2683:

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Here is some Solar images:
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Southern Sky.

Hi Gang,
I've never been so far south as to see the stars of the southern sky. Has anyone been far enough to see the southern cross or the Magellanic Clouds? If so how did you find it?
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Comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann

Fragment B has brightened considerably over the past few days. Here are a couple of shots taken over the past couple of days.

Note the wide field shot is about as wide as I can telescopically. A 4 degree separation is equivalent to 8 full Moons!
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