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Sunspot 2696 and overexposed shot of edge.

Hi I have done a couple of images of the sun today,just to test out my Skywatcher 80 ed with a solar fiter to see if I could get focus on my Gpam290c and this is what i ended with,hope you enjoy.
Andy




Orion skyscanner

Hi
I am new to this and looking for advice .
I have an Orion skyscanner 100mm , f4 , I would like to take pictures of the moon and other planets ... It came with 10 and 20 mm eyepiece .. they are not the best ..Any suggestions on which eyepiece go best with this scope , I'm also looking to buy barlows but have read conflicting reports on what ones are useful for ...
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Huge Parabolic Mirror- Hubble telescope

My grandfather recently passed, peacefully in his hometown of Los Alamos, NM. In his possession, he had a huge, very heavy, parabolic mirror (approx. 3'x 4'). My mother, believes that the mirror was made for the Hubble telescope, but rejected because it had a small flaw. It's currently storef in a wood frame. She would like to sell it, but trying to find an interested party is a challenge. If you are interested, or know ...
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Comet Panstarrs (R2) and Comet Heinze

A 10th magnitude comet is not normally something that I go for, but rumours of a wobbly, disjointed tail seemed too interesting to over-look, so I had a go on 7th Jan. It is located near to Taurus' nose, and wasn't difficult to find. Imaging the faint tail was another matter, but 10 successful 60sec images have just about brought it out.

Image

There is also Comet Heinze, another 10th magnitude which is close enough ...
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This morning's conjunction

Up at 6am to try and catch the Mars/Jupiter conjunction.
Didn't fancy spending the time out to do an alignment, so this is using a 102mm f/12.7 Mak on an untracking mount.
1s exposure at 1600 ISO
Image
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Plato and Mountains

A fairly high moon on the 27th December yielded some good photos, but cloud soon rolled in.
This is the crater Plato, which can show details inside the crater, but sometimes doesn't. At one time people believed that there must be occasional mists inside the crater to account for this. That now seems unlikely, but for some reason this time no detail appeared. :o Contrast that with ...
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Slow moving object 17th December 2017 Slow moving object 17th December 2017

Can anyone help identify the slow moving object I captured on 17th December? The attached star trail image was constructed from about 2 hours of 15 sec exposures taken at 30 sec intervals. I was hoping to capture a few late Geminids meteors, but instead caught the slow moving object at the top right of the image. At first I thought it was a stuck pixel, but it first appears about 1 hour into the ...
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Skywatcher Heritage 90 Virtuoso Telescope HELP!

Hi to all,
I am new to the world of telescopes. I have just purchased the Skywatcher Heritage 90 Virtuoso Telescope (actually my daughters Christmas present, but sure she will share!). Had a couple of hours playing time so far. Currently just trying to observe the moon and getting used to the scope. The images I am getting at the moment seem very fuzzy (even compared to the naked eye). 10mm and 25mm lens the ...
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