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  1. I run de-humidifiers in the observatories 24/7. Greg
  2. Orchid over the New Forest this morning. Greg
  3. Just rescued this beauty from the greenhouse. Greg
  4. Beauty

    Just been told by Chris Packham that it is what we call a Rosechafer Greg
  5. Spotted this one bringing her prize back to the flowerpot this morning. Greg
  6. As I had the macro out for the Bee - I also took some flower pics. Greg
  7. Pearl Cluster

    Nice work Shane Greg
  8. Yesterday's EPOD

    Got the EPOD yesterday: https://epod.usra.edu/blog/2020/05/m51-and-group.html Greg
  9. You've seen plenty of macros of our red poppies - but here's the first white one Greg
  10. So I just fired up the north dome computers after a long break and what happens? One of the Win10 computers decides it is going to access the HDD 100% of the time, right out of the blue. O.K. I sorted it by searching online, but WTAF are Microsoft playing at with this crap??? Greg
  11. M51 from last night

    Clear, Moonless night last night but with plenty of water vapour in the air. M52 grabbed with the Hyperstar III on a C11 with a Trius 814C OSC CCD. 20 x 5-minute subs. Greg
  12. Filter Config - Lazy Man's Guide

    Bite the bullet and open up the filter wheel Ray - and this time write down in your astro notebook the order of the filters so you won't have this issue again. Greg P.S. Obviously I have been through the same exercise
  13. Bloody Hell!! My worst nightmare. Sorry to hear that Ray Greg
  14. Supernova

    Now getting a bit faint, supernova SN 2020 fqv in the Siamese Twins (a galaxy pair in Virgo). Got this last night (14/04/2020) between 10:35 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. local time. Clear, Moonless night. 19 x 300-second subs using the Hyperstar III on the C11 with a Trius 814C OSC CCD. At least I got the thing Greg
  15. M51 from last night

    And here is double the data processed entirely in PhotoShop CC (2020). Greg
  16. Supernova

    It is a supernova in NGC4568. But it was dimming at this point Greg
  17. Supernova

    Reprocessed. Greg
  18. NGC3631 from last night (26th April 2020)

    And NGC3631 came out a lot better in PhotoShop CC - so it looks like I've got a lot of reprocessing to do. Greg
  19. Hyperstar III and Trius 814C OSC CCD image from last night. Only 13 x 5-minute subs so pretty noisy yet again. NGC3631 region with a huge pile of faint fuzzies at the top (North). Greg
  20. Arp214 (NGC3718) and friends

    Reprocessed in PhotoShop CC - I think it came out a bit better. Greg
  21. Arp214 (NGC3718) and friends

    Grabbed 13 x 5-minute subs with the Hyperstar last night (that's why it's quite noisy) of Arp214 in Ursa Major. Really interesting region with tons of faint fuzzies. Greg
  22. M51 from last night

    Second one is double the data and much cleaner. Greg
  23. Arp214 (NGC3718) and friends

    Probably Shane - likely to be next season now though, not getting dark till past my bed time now Greg
  24. M51 from last night

    And here's a similar amount of original Hyperstar data added plus some star spikes. Greg
  25. Leo Trio

    No - not the bright thing underneath the galaxy, go straight up from there much closer to the galaxy where there is a smudgy line (quite faint) that's the string of Quasars described by Arp. Greg