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Gibbous Moon in May

I got the Maksutov out early this morning to watch Saturn and the Moon low in the south-west. Saturn was a bit of a washout, too much cloud to see much. I watched the moon from transit at a 19.5° altitude to 04:30 BST at 26.2°azimuth south west with around a 96% illumination 388,285 kilometres away. I used 15 & 13mm Celestron Plossl EP’s sometimes combined with a 2x Barlow.

Tycho was surprisingly bright, Copernicus ...
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Planetary alignment - Jan 4th 2014

Hi all - please could someone tell me which planets would have been in alignment on this date? Also which order they would have been visible in and which direction they would look to be?

It's for an illustration....

Sorry if this sounds like a silly question!!
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Spammy?

How many posts do I have to make before I'm not considered to be spam?
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Stellarium 0.13.3 Win BIOS clock bug fixed yet?

Does anyone know if Stellarium have fixed the bug that pushes the BIOS clock forwards a couple of seconds on Windows OS platforms yet? It started to happen around the 0.12.0 series. I only run Stellarium on Linux platforms now (Ubuntu) as they aren't affected. I don't use it with a GOTO but find it useful for planning an evening's viewing.

I tried to post a link to Stellarium but got: 'Your post looks too ...
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The Moon so far this year

As for my solar images, I'm doing something similar with my lunar ones:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqztTv_x ... e=youtu.be
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The Sunso far this year

I've made my solar images this year into a video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJnWn6b ... e=youtu.be
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April repot nd video

I've finished my April report here:

http://sungazer127mak.blogspot.co.uk/20 ... -2015.html

Here's a video of my images to music by Queen:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpLhqTz ... e=youtu.be
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First Scope - Skyliner 150p - And?...

Hey everyone,

After much thought and reading i decided to get a Skyliner 150p Dobsonian scope

Chose this one as it was

A - Within my budget! (also in the sale!)
B - Has fantastic reviews

I understand they are quite large beasts (even though this is one of the smaller dobs) and i was looking for a scope for viewing and not Astrophotography (maybe a long time in the future i'll get into this ...
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HIKSON 68

Hi All. Another clear night, got scope goto working really good, need to sort focuser out now.


peter
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Problems with Deep Sky Stacker

I have recently bought a DSLR and it has 24 megapixels. When I take shots with it, the files are large and DSS runs out of memory, despite having a reasonably good laptop.

I can stack using Microsoft ICE but it isn't s good and I prefer not to reduce the file size and, hence, the resolution.
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