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Offline Phalangium

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Hello from "Streetlight Alley"
« on: 07:54:18, 27 October, 2017 »
Hello. I have just found your forum.

What to say about me?

Well, I have been into astronomy since the 1960's, when I was engrossed by the moon-shot programme, but only got my first serious telescope (SE6) in 2009. Unitl then it was almost exclusively a pair of 7x50 binoculars, and I still enjoy cruising the heavens with them while waiting for my subs to be taken.

I live in the south of the UK, with a lot of local LP, although I have to say that I have found the new streetlights to be a major improvement, as long as I keep direct light off the scope/camera lens (i.e. a nice long dewshield). I am always interested in "pushing the envelope" and one of my most satisfying memories was being able to capture M7 (from its princely maximum altitude of 4½°, right above "Streetlight Alley") ... the single frame will give you an idea of my LP, but I thought the stack did clean-up quite nicely.

I have found that narrowband imaging makes quite a difference and am currently looking at sourcing an NeIII filter - pushing that envelope again - not exactly cheap! My main camera now is the zwo 1600 mono cooled.

Well, I guess that will do for a start ... you will no doubt learn far more (than you want to?) about me in due course.


Offline Roger B

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Re: Hello from "Streetlight Alley"
« Reply #1 on: 11:51:23, 27 October, 2017 »
Welcome to UKAI.

Where in the south are you

Scopes - TS65q, W/O 110 Triplet
Mount - EQ6 PRO via  Eqmod,  Rowan belt modded
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Re: Hello from "Streetlight Alley"
« Reply #2 on: 13:56:31, 27 October, 2017 »
Big welcome to UKAI !!


Scopes: Astro-Tech AT-111EDT Triplet, TS65ED Quad, Orion ST80, Modded PST-90 Solar Scope, PST Cak (on loan)
Cameras: SXVF H694, Atik 16ic, Canon EOS 600d, DMK41, DMK21, QHY 5L-II (mono & colour)
Accessories: SX USB Filter Wheel, SX OAG, Baader LRGB Ha SI OII Filters, SharpSky Focuser
Mount: EQ6 (EQMOD), SW Star Adventurer, plus a lot (and I mean a lot) of other bits and pieces

Offline Nimbus

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Re: Hello from "Streetlight Alley"
« Reply #3 on: 14:03:50, 27 October, 2017 »
Welcome to the forum. Jim
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ATIK 16200 Mono, Atik OAG, Atik EFW3 2" LRGB S2 8.0nm /Ha 3.5nm/O3 8.5nm, Baader Filters, Lodestar Guider, Focusmax4, Robofocus
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Offline Phalangium

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Re: Hello from "Streetlight Alley"
« Reply #4 on: 17:22:29, 27 October, 2017 »
@Roger: In the Bournemouth/Poole connurbation


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