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This was a race against cloud and even now it's as deep as I want it, so expect a repost one day with a more enhanced version. Skywatcher 200mm/LXD75 Mount/DSI Pro RGB (no Lum yet)


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73P-B passes M13

Hi all,

An awful night down here in Selsey - loads of cloud :(

However, a few thinner patches did occur and I managed to grab a couple of shots of 73P-B passing M13. Images and a map of encounter highlights are available here

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moon session

hi,all just finished looking at the moon,with my 12'' dobsonian.
fantastic views along the terminator. with a 25mm ep the detail is
fantastic.i'm gonna have to study the books more so i know what
i'm looking at!i think i take the moon for granted,tonight she's
beautiful.anyways,off now to find comet 73p/sw,
cheers,all andy.
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M13 Luminance Frame

Due to cloud, I haven't been able to collect the colour data, I'll finish it at a later date. Could do with slightly longer subs for the more faint stars.
Skywatcher 200mm, LXD75 mount, DSI Pro


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finder chart 73p/sw

hi,all check this out,good positional info:

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My first attempt at M3

Well it was good last night weather wise, was going to try the 350D on the GSO 200/800 photo newt but couldn't get focus, so popped on the SC3BW and managed this image 10 x 20sec.


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eta aquarids/peaks may 6th

hi,all a nice meteor shower if the weather co-operates.
wouldn't mind a peek myself.
check this link out:

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Bonus Sunspot


Just checking the images from Friday nights session to image the new moon. Took some pics of the sunset whilst waiting and noticed the large sunspot 875 that people have been imaging.


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Observing satellites

Is it actually possible to observe any geostationary satellites in our night sky? Or are many telescopes not powerful enough to see them? Sorry if this is a bit of a nOOb question I'm only a beginner!

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Comet 73P and M57

I have just downloaded the latest Co-ords for Comet 73P (S.W.) for Cartes du Ciel and ran a simulation for the next week. There appears to be an excellent photographic opportunity around 0400 hrs on Monday 8th of May when it passes almost directly over M57 (The Ring Nebula). Should be a challenge for some of you out there regarding comparitive image size and magnitudes.
Pages 44 & 45 of May's mag show the ...
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