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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.


https://www.flickr.com/photos/philip...posted-public/
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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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The Sun

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First Astro Photo - M57

It's been clear all day here then it clouded up when I got home!!! I set up anyway to try the new usb hub. Then it cleared so I aligned the mount and pointed the telescope at M57.

Here's my first proper astro photo:

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10 x Lights, 10 sec, iso 1600, (was going to be more but the clouds came back!) 10 x Darks, 10 x ...
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Canon EOS 5D Mark 2 camera for sale

Canon EOS 5D Mark 2
Canon camera for sale. I have taken great care of the camera (shutter count in the region 5,000 to 10,000). There is a very minor scratch on the front LCD, which at night is not noticeable, otherwise in excellent condition.
All accessories included in the original Canon packaging: User manual, software, cables, charger plus battery, camera cap and strap.

£500

Canon EF 24-105mm L IS USM (first generation) also available, ...
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Backyard EOS

I downloaded Backyard EOS to use with my Canon DSLR but it seems like it's been cloudy ever since then! With nine days left on the free trial licence I couldn't wait any longer for a clear sky at night so I set everything up yesterday day time and took some photos of a tree in the back garden of my neighbour five doors down.

9 lights 1/200s iso 200, 9 darks, 9 flats auto ...
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