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It's that time again. ESP Kelling.
« on: 06:32:30, 05 September, 2017 »
So. Have we all been good and prayed for clear skies from, September 18th?


Who's going and where. What equipment are you taking?


T P 163 this year. Were facing South. And I am hoping for some good images of the Southern portions of the galaxy that, I can't get from here. Like M11 and M16.


I will have the G11, and AA SW 115 EDT with Atik 428EX - filter wheel and. OMC 140-PST and IOptron MT 2. Oh and a large leisure battery and eyepiece's.


Arrive Monday 18th to the following Monday. I can't wait...

Paul.
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Re: It's that time again. ESP Kelling.
« Reply #1 on: 07:43:36, 05 September, 2017 »
Paul

I will be there. Usual spot on the Yellow VIP/Party area probably from Wednesday to Monday but very much weather forecast dependent.

FSQ85/EQ6/Atik383 and will be going for Simeis 147 (Sharpless 2-240) as a mosaic.

Chris
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Re: It's that time again. ESP Kelling.
« Reply #2 on: 14:06:25, 05 September, 2017 »
I am going but there has been somewhat of a right mess up with my booking by KH. 

I was merrily telling every-one I am on pitch 366 (including the caravan hire people), and rang Kelling last week to tell them I am having a caravan on this occasion, (due to health reasons and to enable a friend to come who couldn't get a pitch), and then asked for an extra day, and they tell me I am on pitch 361 (when did that happen? - I have an E Mail confirming my booking on 366).  They said there was confusion when I sold my April pitch to a friend called David that they also transferred my September pitch to him as well.  It gets even worse, David thinks he is on pitch 361 as well!!!! 

Well after some tooing and froing and some stress and upset, it appears David is on a different pitch and I am on 361 - still don't understand how it happened, but good job I rang or it could have been a right mess when we got there.

Anyway, arriving on Wednesday 20th departing on Monday 25th.  Pitch 361

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Re: It's that time again. ESP Kelling.
« Reply #3 on: 14:27:42, 05 September, 2017 »
I will be on T380 on the red field. I might even try some imaging !! (You don't need a dark sky for variables)

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Re: It's that time again. ESP Kelling.
« Reply #4 on: 20:25:00, 05 September, 2017 »
I'll be there with Mr Bailey and the usual suspects  8)
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Re: It's that time again. ESP Kelling.
« Reply #5 on: 06:18:32, 06 September, 2017 »
Looking good.

I am eager to hear Carole on Saturday afternoon. It sounds like an interesting talk.
Paul.
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Losmandy G11-Gemini L4.
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Re: It's that time again. ESP Kelling.
« Reply #6 on: 09:33:30, 06 September, 2017 »
I think I'm one of the "usual suspects" Ade talks but so will be there too (Thursday to Sunday) !

S.
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Re: It's that time again. ESP Kelling.
« Reply #7 on: 09:49:53, 06 September, 2017 »
Another of the usual suspects I'll be there Thursday to Sunday.
One or two bits and pieces

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Re: It's that time again. ESP Kelling.
« Reply #8 on: 15:55:40, 06 September, 2017 »
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I am eager to hear Carole on Saturday afternoon. It sounds like an interesting talk.

It's aimed at raw beginners Paul, so for you it will be "coals to Newcastle".
I don't feel confident enough to talk to people who know more than me LOL.
They asked me to do it last year, but I bottled out for that reason, so when they asked me again, I said so long as it's pitched at people who have no imaging experience but would like to find out how it is done and what's involved.

Carole


Mount: HEQ5,  Telescopes: SW ED120 Pro and SW Evostar ED80 pro, WO ZS71 APO,  SW130PDS
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Re: It's that time again. ESP Kelling.
« Reply #9 on: 16:40:15, 06 September, 2017 »
Paul

I will be there. Usual spot on the Yellow VIP/Party area probably from Wednesday to Monday but very much weather forecast dependent.

FSQ85/EQ6/Atik383 and will be going for Simeis 147 (Sharpless 2-240) as a mosaic.

Chris

It's a faint one Chris,   I was imaging this @ 20 min subs & @ 420mm a 4 pane mosaic gets 99% of it...   

I'm in the same field as Chris,  Prob Wed - Mon   depends really as I need assistance with the tent.

Dunno what kit   probably wide  65q and 694 or 583

Rog 
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Re: It's that time again. ESP Kelling.
« Reply #10 on: 18:40:34, 06 September, 2017 »
Depending on the logistics i'll be down over the weekend  :pirate:
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Re: It's that time again. ESP Kelling.
« Reply #11 on: 19:24:29, 06 September, 2017 »
... another usual suspect.... but bunking with Rog, due to Kelling's mess-up with the bookings last year....

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Re: It's that time again. ESP Kelling.
« Reply #12 on: 06:18:38, 07 September, 2017 »


Quote from: Carole on 15:55:40, 06 September, 2017


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I am eager to hear Carole on Saturday afternoon. It sounds like an interesting talk.



It's aimed at raw beginners Paul, so for you it will be "coals to Newcastle".
I don't feel confident enough to talk to people who know more than me LOL.
They asked me to do it last year, but I bottled out for that reason, so when they asked me again, I said so long as it's pitched at people who have no imaging experience but would like to find out how it is done and what's involved.

Carole






Thank you Carole,

I still consider myself a beginner.
I haven't done anything like enough imaging as I would like. So it will be good to listen to a expert  :D
Paul.
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Losmandy G11-Gemini L4.
Celestron C9.25.
Megrez 80 ED II Triplet.
Orion OMC 140
Altair 115ED F7
Coronado PST
Atik 428EX
Atik EFW 2
QHY5L-II.
Modded Canon 1000D.
IOptron Mini Tower II
CCD Images
http://www.flickr.com/photos/paulabrierley/

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Re: It's that time again. ESP Kelling.
« Reply #13 on: 13:19:19, 10 September, 2017 »
I hardly call myself an expert Paul, just some-one who can explain things to raw beginners in a language they can understand rather than too technical.  Ha ha. 

But you are of course welcome. 

Carole
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Cameras: Modified Canon EOS 1100D, Atik 460EX, Atik314, DMK21, DBK21, Dual rig options. Observatory: SkyPOD & PZT
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Re: It's that time again. ESP Kelling.
« Reply #14 on: 21:28:03, 10 September, 2017 »
We'll be on our usual yellow 149 in the silver motorhome. I'm bringing a Lightwave 60mm to use with my Atik 320e colour on an ieq30 Pro. I'm trying the scope out with a view to setting up a dual rig at home to double my imaging time.
I also want to get some help with getting Maxim Dl to do autofocus for me! I've been trying on and off for some time! I usually give up when it misses focus again and revert to the manual version.
Any volunteers?
Anne
PS should have said were there Monday to Monday.
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