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Happy Christmas

A Happy Christmas to all my fellow astronomers here on the forum.

Christmas morning at 7am today. A 'star' in the east!

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Hi all, Just joined Sky at Night and looking forward to participating. I live inTyne valley of Northumberland and enjoy very reasonable dark skies from rear garden facing North. To the South , extensive sweeps of countryside above the valley but suffers somewhat from light pollution from street lights.
Nearing the fringe of old age at 84, intensely deaf but sight not too bad at all and use 10 X 50s , also a small ...
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Photography guidance neeeded

Hi, I already have a Nikon D5 and D500 DSLR that I can couple to a 500mm lens with 1.4x converter which gets me some nice moon images, but I would like to go further into planetary photography. I have watched videos and read guides etc, but it's all a bit of a puzzle deciding which equipment to get either to complement by DSLR set up or start from scratch budget is £1300ish.

My end ...
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Hello new to the Sky at night site

Hello, joined the site mainly as I am thinking about venturing into planetary photography, already have some good moon images with my DSLR set up but would like to go further and get planetary images if possible. So have read up watched a few videos etc but still have questions to ask so off to the forum :D
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I feel very silly I feel very silly

Hi, I leave in UK and I spotted 3 very bright flickering stars/lights in the shape of huge triangle (which is upside down) in the sky. The weird thing was they start moving but not all is the same time :shock: in the bottom star/light is looking like a tail (maybe is my window) and in one second I seen like the shooting star coming out of ...
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Celestron Inspire 80az

I’m looking into buying a telescope for Christmas and am wondering if anyone has anything good, bad or otherwise to say about the Celestron inspire refractors. My budget might stretch to the 80.

I know the usual advice to start with binoculars, but I’m keen on observing occasionally with my 5 year old (and eventually his younger brother) and I think a telescope I can point and he can look through would work best. I’m ...
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M42 orion Nebula

Hi all I processed a couple of images of M42.I thought I would share.Thanks for looking.
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getting back ito astromony

Hi many years ago i purchased a diy kit from fullerscopes 8 1/2" mirror on a equatorial mount, had to drill all the holes for spider and mirror etc as tube was just a tube by some luck and really reading about focal lengths etc it work really well later fitting a motor to it working off a car battery , good old days that was when i was about 22 years old now I'm ...
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Mystery Object

While taking a wide field view of Comet Wirtenan, I spotted an interest looking fuzzy on the same shot. I stacked 10 images and it looked even more fuzzy. (See arrow)

I thought it was a distant galaxy, but it isn't on any chart. (It seems rather large not to be)
However, when I zoomed in I got a bit of a shock. I've not seen anything like this before.

Has anyone come ...
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November was a poor month, due to weather and a bad back restricting my viewing and photography.

I managed a few Sun photos in hydrogen alpha light but the Sun was very quiet.

I took some more Perseus shots but did not finish my mosaic. I'm hoping to complete it in December or January.

I caught two meteors on "film".

Here is the full report: ... -2018.html

I ...
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