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by markt
Thu Oct 15, 2009 4:40 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Moonfish Barlow ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1503

Hi Paul,

I have the Moonfish 2" 2x barlow, and have for a couple of years, it's a lovely piece of kit. I'd recommend it

Mark :)
by markt
Mon Sep 28, 2009 6:38 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Sun Ha & CaK 26th September
Replies: 5
Views: 1903

Thanks guys! :lol:
by markt
Sat Sep 26, 2009 9:24 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Sunspots: PST v Binomte White-light
Replies: 8
Views: 1615

I found AR11027 very difficult as an active region to see visually today in my SM40, the spots weren't obvious tbh. I've found this before with Ha observing of sunspots. These are only tiddlers though, so I hope with larger ones when the sun is more active they will be easier to see in Ha. Spots are...
by markt
Sat Sep 26, 2009 9:18 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Sun Ha & CaK 26th September
Replies: 5
Views: 1903

Sun Ha & CaK 26th September

I was really disappointed when I woke up this morning and it was cloudy (again!), however much to my pleasant surprise about 2ish blue skies appeared! However there was a caveat - my parents are staying this weekend and were due to arrive shortly after 3. Our garden is essentially 2 parking spaces w...
by markt
Fri Sep 25, 2009 6:06 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Skye
Replies: 12
Views: 2245

Hi Mark, The restaurant is 'The Old School', on the right side of the road as you drive into Dunvegan from Sligachan. Just ask for Mali, John will be cooking in the back. Ahhh, i know it well, a lovely place that's highly recommended. Can't beat the Loch Duvegan Languistines they serve! Yum Yum! :D
by markt
Thu Sep 24, 2009 10:47 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Skye
Replies: 12
Views: 2245

goodtime wrote:Wow, this thread brings up memories, I lived on Skye for a number of years, my daughter and her hubby still do, they run a restaurant in Dunvegan.
Being a large bellied mammal i've done my fair share of munching in the eateries of Dunvegan - if you don't mind me asking, which one is it? :roll:
by markt
Mon Sep 21, 2009 6:31 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Skye
Replies: 12
Views: 2245

Hi markt, Thanks for your reply. I wish I could have had another week up there and tried some imaging too. It's a great place isn't it - I can see why you have been a few times. Thanks for the link to the hotel, that's very interesting. We are due to go back and visit my friends over Christmas (the...
by markt
Sun Sep 20, 2009 8:08 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Skye
Replies: 12
Views: 2245

Great report Jack! Must be something about Skye and us folk from the Black Country - i've stayed at http://www.tableshotel.co.uk/activities.htm in Skye a few times now. It's run by SPA member Ian Henderson (He used to distribute SPA, or JAS then, news circulars many moons ago!). I'd whole heartedly ...
by markt
Sun Sep 20, 2009 7:56 am
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Good Lunar Eyepiece
Replies: 12
Views: 2981

Re: Good Lunar Eyepiece

paulrichards wrote:Currently using a 5.1" Newtonian with FL of 1000mm. I have 17, 10 and 6.4mm plossls. Is it possible to get the magnification of the 6.4 but with a wider field of view ?.
What's your budget here?
by markt
Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:35 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Prominence Alert! *IMAGE ADDED*
Replies: 6
Views: 1543

Thanks for all the kind words guys! :) As far as getting the picture goes Eddie it's a composite of 2 images, one for the disk and one for the proms. As far as capturing them goes, get as many frames as is feasibly possible - this was 2500 each for disk and proms - if memory serves I think Registax ...
by markt
Mon Aug 31, 2009 10:21 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Prominence Alert! *IMAGE ADDED*
Replies: 6
Views: 1543

Thanks Jeff.

There's a couple of bright blotches visible on the sun today, there may be a very slim chance they will develop into some spots - fingers crossed!

:)
by markt
Sat Aug 29, 2009 11:21 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Prominence Alert! *IMAGE ADDED*
Replies: 6
Views: 1543

Prominence Alert! *IMAGE ADDED*

If you have a Ha solar telescope now is the time to take a look at the sun if you have clear skies. There is a MONSTER prominence visible - well worth a look! :)

*edit*

Enough gaps in the cloud to get an image

Image

SM40@f16 DMK31
by markt
Wed Aug 26, 2009 9:56 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: A couple Milky Way shots
Replies: 5
Views: 1700

For milky way shots taken in the UK those are brilliant! 8)
by markt
Fri Aug 07, 2009 6:42 am
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: THE PLANETS saying! whats yours????
Replies: 11
Views: 5944

A bit fun I know but I have always wondered why you would ever need one........unlike for OBAFGKMRNS! But of course they have messed this up too by introducing C and now a coupe of thers I believe. maf I've been drafted in a few times now into the 'science department' at school when they're teachin...
by markt
Fri Aug 07, 2009 6:30 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Perseids 2009
Replies: 22
Views: 7962

If you check out the International Meteor Organisation you'll see their live data is already showing the Perseids firing off at 20 meteors an hour as of 7th august http://www.imo.net/live/perseids2009/ This years rates are set to peak at about 200 meteors an hour on the 11/12th, so even with the wan...