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by The Bat
Thu Oct 13, 2011 5:27 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Full disk sun in HA and CaK..12 October
Replies: 5
Views: 767

Great images. I can almost feel the heat 8) .

Rachel
by The Bat
Thu Oct 13, 2011 3:06 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Sunspots 30 September 2011
Replies: 4
Views: 626

Yes, and yes, Brian. :)

Thanks, David, for the comments.

Rachel
by The Bat
Wed Oct 12, 2011 8:36 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Sunspots 30 September 2011
Replies: 4
Views: 626

Sunspots 30 September 2011

Here are some sunspots I imaged on 30 September. What a game this capture was! A lovely cloudless sky and the equipment decides not to co-operate! IC Capture crashed on me just as I found my target, leaving me to re-boot the laptop. Of course, by then, the spots had drifted out of the field of view....
by The Bat
Fri Sep 30, 2011 10:52 am
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: First post
Replies: 6
Views: 2934

Hello and welcome.

You could download Stellarium (http://www.stellarium.org), free planetarium software which will help you find your way around. It shows the night sky in real time and is available for Mac.

Rachel
by The Bat
Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:03 am
Forum: Forthcoming meetings and events
Topic: Stargazing at Great Notley, Essex - 1 October 2011
Replies: 0
Views: 1751

Stargazing at Great Notley, Essex - 1 October 2011

North Essex Astronomical Society will be hosting the next in our series of public observing events at Great Notley Country Park, near Braintree, on Saturday 1 October. From 6pm we will have a range of telescopes set up and welcome anybody to come and have a look at the Moon, planets and an assortmen...
by The Bat
Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:45 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Solar Ha mosaic 24 September - PST
Replies: 8
Views: 957

Fabulous, especially that first picture.

I just wish you would stop it because you're making me want a solar scope. :lol:

Rachel
by The Bat
Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:35 pm
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: Hi (Introduction)
Replies: 4
Views: 2221

Hello, Andy, and welcome! That's a good way to start. The only way to learn the sky is to get out under it: whether that is with a map, planisphere or app doesn't matter. :) Binos will get you underway, but if there's a club round your way, so much the better as it will give you the chance to try di...
by The Bat
Sun Sep 18, 2011 2:37 pm
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: hi all
Replies: 7
Views: 2918

Hello and welcome!

Rachel
by The Bat
Sun Aug 07, 2011 10:35 am
Forum: Forthcoming meetings and events
Topic: STARFEST - 19 November 2011 (North Essex AS convention)
Replies: 2
Views: 2361

STARFEST - 19 November 2011 (North Essex AS convention)

STARFEST North Essex Astronomical Society will be hosting an all day astronomy convention on Saturday 19 November 2011 at the Alec Hunter Humanities College, Braintree. We have a line up of excellent speakers including: Kelvin Long - "Interstellar Travel, Project Icarus and Flying Closer to An...
by The Bat
Sat Aug 06, 2011 1:59 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: My first Ha solar images...
Replies: 6
Views: 827

Superb pictures. Well done.

Rachel
by The Bat
Fri Aug 05, 2011 7:33 pm
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: Newb here
Replies: 5
Views: 2112

Hello and welcome If you haven't heard this already, a great book for beginners is Turn Left at Orion. It not only gives you detailed instructions as to how to find stuff in the night sky, it also gives a diagaram with a realistic picture of what you can expect to see in a 3" scope. It's an exc...
by The Bat
Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:27 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: First Light Optics...?
Replies: 6
Views: 1551

I think on the SGL forum it states that FLO no longer give a discount there either.

Rachel
by The Bat
Fri Jul 15, 2011 8:42 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: The Sun - 15 July
Replies: 8
Views: 1140

Yes, of course: the flat frames. I didn't think to take any here. I shall have to remember to try that next time ... which could be a while given that it's now meant to rain for at least the next 3 days. :(

Thanks for the comments. :)

Rachel
by The Bat
Fri Jul 15, 2011 5:20 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: The Sun - 15 July
Replies: 8
Views: 1140

Thanks, Cliff. I can see the artefacts you are referring to. In fact, I can see four, two in each component image: probably dust bunnies. One drawback of solar imaging - it seems to show up the dirt more! I've also not done a great deal of DSLR imaging - with webcam imaging those sorts of blemishes ...
by The Bat
Fri Jul 15, 2011 3:39 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: The Sun - 15 July
Replies: 8
Views: 1140

The Sun - 15 July

Well, the sun showed itself for a while today and as there were a few nice sunspots on show I decided to have a go at an image. This is taken with a Nikon D80 at prime focus (ISO125, Exp 1/200s), two single shots merged in Photoshop. I can see the join but I'm not very savvy with Photoshop! :) The i...