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Lunar Eclipse 2019 - The Dark Eclipse

The alarm woke me up at 4am, but that was about the only thing that did work. :( The cloud was broken, but there were frequent rain showers. The software wasn't being cooperative, and the computer suddenly clogged up. I managed to get a number of files but whether I can turn them into useable images I don't know. I'll post them up if I can.

It ...
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Archimedes in the Sea of Showers

First clear night for ages and I tried a Moon image with the new GP-Cam290C .


41 frames from a short avi, stacked in Registax, curves and levels played with in Gimp.

Lots of room for improvement there then!
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Moon taken on 01/17/2019

Hi all I took these images on 17th January,I stacked 60 images using Microsoft Ice and adobe cs2 for processing.I used my skywatcher 80ed refractor and 2x barlow with a canon 550d camera and thought I would share the results.Thanks for looking.
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Have been browsing this site for a few weeks and finally decided to join. Hopefully I can get information on astro-imaging thru an early Celestron CCD. However I just enjoy astronomy as a whole, whether its thru a scope or just looking at the sky
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The Moon with a DSLR again

Astronomy can be a big leveller at times, but for a change I really think I was close to the limit of what I can do with a DSLR only: ... ed-public/
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Lunar Eclipse 21st Jan 2019

No one has mentioned this yet, but just in case . . .

If you want to see it all you need to observe from 2:30am early on Monday morning.
Totality from about 4:45am to 5:45am

It is good to take dozens of photos of the moon at each stage but you need to be dedicated when it happens early morning. Setting the alarm for 4:30am, observing from a warm south/south-western facing bedroom, and getting ...
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Beginners Telescope Advice

I want to buy my partner a telescope. I only have up to £500 to spend. We live in a village but near Milton Keynes so light pollution is a fair problem, it would be good to take the telescope camping with us in the UK so need something fairly portable
I have been looking at the Sky-Watcher Skyliner-250PX FlexTube Dobsonian Telescope.
Is this a good buy?
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Rosette Nebula

Typically it has been cloudy over the last couple of weeks while the moon has been out of the way. On the 13/14th January it clears but there is a half moon around!!! :( I waited until midnight, and moonset.

I wanted to take some long exposures of the Rosette Nebula (Cluster - NGC2244. Nebula - NGC2237). The Rosette is a large, but very faint nebula in ...
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