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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:

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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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Cancer, featuring the Beehive widefield

Conditions were poor, with cloud ruining most frames but I rescued 26 and stacked them. To the bottom left, the sickle of the constellation of Leo is partly visible.

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Tesla

Got to get one of these!!!

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Taurus

Owing to cloud, I only managed 126 frames. DSLR at 35mm focal length, ISO 6400 and 15 seconds exposure.


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Solar Orbiter Talk

Anyone in Kent on Friday night and fancy going to a talk at the Mid Kent Astronomical Society on Building an Instrument for the Solar Orbiter?

11th January 2019 : Bredhurst Village Hall at 7.45pm for 8pm

Planned for launch in 2020 and flying closer to the Sun than Mercury, Solar Orbiter will carry a comprehensive complement of remote sensing and in situ instrumentation. Four of the spacecraft's ten instruments have UK involvement, providing a ...
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