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by Ender Of Days
Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:43 pm
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: Spike = Newbie
Replies: 10
Views: 4440

That took me back to my early days :D I was strugling with my cheap Tasco scope for ages trying to get it to stop wobbling,then I had to focus this large salmon coloured planet .. as I got it in better focus this huge planet slowly got smaller and smaller untill it was hardly more than a point of li...
by Ender Of Days
Mon Mar 16, 2009 9:35 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Comet Lulin - Cliff Meredith
Replies: 7
Views: 1501

I managed to see Lulin on 2 occaisions as it passed M44,however on both times the sky was too cloudy (and the moon didn't help)
So you were very lucky to get such a great view and a great image :)

JJ.. :)
by Ender Of Days
Sat Mar 14, 2009 9:58 pm
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: Whilst Looking at the Great Nebular in Orion
Replies: 5
Views: 2319

Ive had similar observations,looking at M51 through my 20x50's a few years ago a dot came into the fov and stopped right in the centre of the image, Its happened a few times since but always when I'm using the same old binoculars,never with a new pair, So I put my "dots" down to reflection...
by Ender Of Days
Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:45 pm
Forum: Space exploration
Topic: Hotol reborn? ..
Replies: 5
Views: 3781

There's an item on this in the new edition of "Spaceflight" mag,
and an interesting discussion on "nasaspaceflight.com"

At least it sounds like Mr Bond has finally got some funding :D

JJ..
by Ender Of Days
Fri Mar 06, 2009 6:34 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Dark Sky Moon (edit - plus Cropped version)
Replies: 7
Views: 1829

Thats one of the best shots of the moon I've seen :shock:

love the subtle colours,well done,

JJ.. :)
by Ender Of Days
Wed Mar 04, 2009 5:33 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: C2007 N3 Lulin
Replies: 2
Views: 904

You caught the colour really well :P

I saw Lulin in roughly the same spot,and I got a little confused if I was seeing the comet or the double star (just above it)
I couldn't separate the double with the binoculars but did so with my camera :lol:

Great pic,

JJ..
by Ender Of Days
Mon Mar 02, 2009 8:38 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Comet C/2007 N3 (Lulin), 2009/1/23
Replies: 131
Views: 30243

Finally saw Lulin last night :D I used the camera to get a 5 sec pic of the rough field and then zoomed in a little and increased the exposure to 10 secs, Managed to identify the comet,grabbed the binocs and went straight to it :wink: as said its a small diffuse little thing but its my 12th comet,an...
by Ender Of Days
Fri Feb 06, 2009 12:14 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Sundog
Replies: 4
Views: 1147

Good image I hope you don't mind if I post one of mine ? I took this as we were driving through Horncastle (16,9,2003) Although there were dogs at both sides,I only got a good image of the left one .. http://i43.tinypic.com/2n1byxc.jpg The following sunset was amazing as we drove back home from a da...
by Ender Of Days
Sun Feb 01, 2009 7:41 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: The Planets (3 dvd box) in the supermarket
Replies: 2
Views: 978

Nope,just watched the first dvd "Mercury and Venus"
quite good so far :D

I'l look out for the hexagon :wink:

JJ..
by Ender Of Days
Fri Jan 30, 2009 9:46 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: The Planets (3 dvd box) in the supermarket
Replies: 2
Views: 978

The Planets (3 dvd box) in the supermarket

Hi I was in my local "Mossirons" and grabbed "The Planets" 3 DVD box set for just £4.88 :shock: One of those end of the Aile offers,Its from the History Channel and has an American narrator, I think its the same series that was on the beeb a few years ago, I do love a bargain :D ...
by Ender Of Days
Mon Jan 26, 2009 9:58 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: DSLR camera filter removal
Replies: 20
Views: 6352

For "normal" daytime photo's you'd have to fit another ir filter on the lens,as the one in the camera would be removed :wink:

JJ.. 8)
by Ender Of Days
Tue Jan 20, 2009 7:56 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Upper Tangent Arc
Replies: 5
Views: 1350

I started reading the post thinking to myself .. hope he'd got a camera .. hope he'd got a camera .. :lol:

awsome picture :o

JJ.. :)
by Ender Of Days
Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:27 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Venus & Uranus
Replies: 9
Views: 3343

I had a look earlier but Venus was too bright,although I wasn't shure exactly where Uranus was :oops: ,
I took a quick 10 second picture zoomed in on Venus and once I understood the star field .. saw Uranus no problem,


JJ..
by Ender Of Days
Fri Jan 02, 2009 9:58 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: astrophotography for beginners
Replies: 6
Views: 1705

I was quite surprised with my Lumix when it was new, All I did was put it onto "manual",ISO 3200,wide (28mm) and place it onto the velux window in the loft,using the timer I did a series of 30 second exposures, It showed stars down to +8 mag :o Although anything over 30 seconds and the pic...
by Ender Of Days
Fri Dec 19, 2008 3:23 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: A Fox, a Christmas Tree and a Cone.
Replies: 3
Views: 1016

That is absolutly stunning :o
I love the cone neb already,but that image made me do the "sharp intake of breath" :lol:

Im always stunned at the quality of images these days,
13 hours very well spent :P

JJ..