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The Crab Nebula

I've never found the Crab Nebula a easy object either find, view or photograph. Modern GOTO telescopes make it easy to find, but viewing it needs some degree of dark sky. Photographing needs long exposures, and even then the contrast with the sky isn't great.

On 28th Janaury, after the local stables decided to switch off their floodlights, (abt 9pm!) I gave it another go. A short in the mount power lead was my first ...
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The Sun

In addition to the Sun being quiet, January is not an ideal time to see it, even in southern England. Here is a little taste of what you have been missing:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/philippug ... ed-public/
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Orion

I only took 12 frames before it clouded over but I caught the whole constellation in one set of shots:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/philippug ... ed-public/
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Re: EQ6 pro mount assistance please

Hi, Can any one advise me as to why the Az and Alt T bolts seem to only operate one way, that is, when i slacken one off to use the corresponding T Bolt it moves one direction but i can not get it to move in the other direction; NEQ6 was purchased with a Sky Watcher 300PDS GOTO last October 2018 from Rother Valley Optical, hope for some advice please.........

Best regards and thanks, ...
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Phil's Scribblings

Now for sale, how to take astronomy photos with a webcam:

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Hi everybody

Returing to astronomy after being away for, ahem, a few years, with a recently purchased a Celestron 114EQ Powerseeker. The weatherman rewarded my purchase with a 10-days-of-rain forcast! Thanks!

Lee!
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Collage of the moon eclipse 2019

Hi all a collage of the eclipse 2019,thanks for looking.
Andy
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Dslr moon eclipse 2019

Hi all I went outside at 2.30am and set up my telescope and I used a Canon 550d,2x barlow and a skywatcher 80ed scope.I managed to capture 93 images in raw and jpeg from the start until totality.I stitched 31 images together using Microsoft Ice and I did a single image of the shadow coming across the face of the moon.I thought I would share.Thanks for looking.
skyatnight.jpg

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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 .

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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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