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Neil Wyatt16/12/2018 21:44:03
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I reprocessed my comet image from the 13th...

And made a GIF:

Michael Gilligan16/12/2018 22:33:22
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It's got flyback surprise

Is that because your Dad was in the TV business ?

MichaelG.

Neil Wyatt16/12/2018 23:17:57
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Posted by Michael Gilligan on 16/12/2018 22:33:22:

It's got flyback surprise

Is that because your Dad was in the TV business ?

MichaelG.

You need a more modern monitor

Michael Gilligan02/01/2019 00:26:52
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A "phone call" not an image ... but this is truly astonishing: **LINK**

https://news.sky.com/story/nasa-spacecraft-phones-home-after-historic-journey-to-distant-world-ultima-thule-11596209

MichaelG.

Chris Trice02/01/2019 03:58:21
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We need a "Like" button. Very cool.

Neil Wyatt29/01/2019 16:49:00
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Not many cloud free nights this month, but a good night on 27th and I managed a few hours last night as well.

Mick B129/01/2019 17:12:06
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Ok, I recognise the top one as the Orion Nebula with the Trepezium above it, but what's the second? It looks less regular than the Hercules cluster, and too dense for the Triangulum irregular galaxy.

Bob Mc29/01/2019 17:19:11
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Mick B1.... you beat me to it.... I don't know that one either..., but due praise to Neil, great pictures taken with a small scope.


Neil Wyatt29/01/2019 21:38:59
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M1. the Crab Nebula

A supernova remnant, Chinese astronomers recorded the 'guest star' so the expansion of the nebula in 1054.

At the scale of my image it's growing at a rate of about one pixel every 6 or 7 years.

If I am able to repeat my imaging in, say, 20 years I should actually be able to detect small differences.

Neil

Mick B129/01/2019 22:17:18
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Posted by Neil Wyatt on 29/01/2019 21:38:59:

M1. the Crab Nebula

...

Neil

Aha, thanks. I could recognise that once I'd figured out how to zoom the image.

I read somewhere that astronomy splits into the study of the Crab Nebula and the study of everything else...

Michael Gilligan22/02/2019 10:10:11
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Weather on Mars / incompetent reporting: **LINK**

https://futurism.com/the-byte/martian-weather-reports-nasa-lander

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The temperature at Mars’ Elysium Planitia has hovered around a bracing -80 degrees Fahrenheit (-17 degrees Celsius) for the past week

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Gary Wooding22/02/2019 10:44:01
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Somebody added 32 instead of subtracting it. Pretty bad.

Neil Wyatt27/02/2019 22:54:50
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Amazing run of clear, dark not-too cold nights!

Here's one of my images from last night, Orion's Sword:

Orion's Sword

Edited By Neil Wyatt on 27/02/2019 23:53:07

Enough!28/02/2019 01:53:45
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Very nice stuff Neil.

I wish .... but around here we might get some dark nights (much modified by city lights) but they are bleakan' cold.

John McNamara28/02/2019 05:41:53
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Gee Neil

You are really kicking goals with your astro imaging, I am in awe of the images and the work you need to have done to get them.

Michael Cox 128/02/2019 10:57:22
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Posted by John McNamara on 28/02/2019 05:41:53:

Gee Neil

You are really kicking goals with your astro imaging, I am in awe of the images and the work you need to have done to get them.

What I am in awe of is that Neil holds down a day job, edits MEW, writes books, spends time in his workshop, is very active on this website and he still finds time to sit outside at night staring at the stars!!!! Amazing.

Neil Wyatt28/02/2019 11:46:38
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Hmm.. you want to see what other people achieve! The limit for me is very much the sky quality here, trouble is imaging at home is an hour setting up, then a check every half hour to an hour, and fifteen minutes to knock it all down.

If I go to a dark site its a MUCH bigger investment in time and I can't do other things.

My way of working is NOT 9-5, mon-fri; I just work when I want to, but I probably do a tad more than 37.5 hours! Being self employed means I can juggle things how I want, obviously MEW is something I'm deeply interested in, something which helps with any job, and my other work is too, so I'm incredibly fortunate.

Neil

Neil Wyatt13/05/2019 11:15:54
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The moon last night:

Neil Wyatt22/09/2019 11:12:14
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These are from 19 and 20 September, taken with my modified and cooled 450D using a narrowband Ha filter (so only the red channel used which is why they are mono).

Crescent Nebula (bubble of expanding hydrogen thron out when a star went supernova, beyond - clouds of hydrogen)

Wizard Nebula

SH2-86, the long and shorter 'elephant trunks' are star forming regions like the 'Pillars of Creation':

CED-214. The darkest areas across the picture are more lilkely to be clouds of cold dust in front of the hydrogen clouds than gaps in them:

David Noble22/09/2019 11:32:15
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Very, very nice Neil.

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