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by jb1970
Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Jupiter and Saturn closing in ..
Replies: 46
Views: 493

Re: Jupiter and Saturn closing in ..

It was total cloud cover an hour before set up last night The sky then completely cleared (normally the other way around). The seeing was quite good too. Nice view of Mars, the moon and Jupiter/Saturn on a diagonal line. Used an 8mm radian with my 127mm mak, x187. Saturns rings were sharp. I could s...
by jb1970
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: FINALLY, a decent Venus!
Replies: 8
Views: 942

Re: FINALLY, a decent Venus!

Excellent image, well done
by jb1970
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Three Doubles
Replies: 7
Views: 2370

Re: Three Doubles

Doubles are something I neglect. Thanks, I will check those out.

Bish
by jb1970
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Sir Patrick Moore's Ford Prefect "The Ark"
Replies: 12
Views: 2949

Re: Sir Patrick Moore's Ford Prefect "The Ark"

Glad to see it has gone into good hands.
by jb1970
Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Another Orion nebula.
Replies: 6
Views: 2746

Re: Another Orion nebula.

Really nice shot. I have toyed with the idea of getting a Star Adventurer. Have you used it 'straight out of the box' - I'm hopeless at modifying anything technical!

Bish
by jb1970
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Return of the Perseids
Replies: 6
Views: 3182

Re: Return of the Perseids

I don't normally bother as the weather is usually bad and my garden is very light polluted, Despite lots of patchy cloud I stuck it out for an hour and did see 12 - of which 3 were impressive.
by jb1970
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Interesting New Comet
Replies: 11
Views: 4518

Re: Interesting New Comet

Thanks, I'll watch out for that one.
by jb1970
Sat May 14, 2016 9:05 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: More Mercury transit pics
Replies: 2
Views: 1454

Re: More Mercury transit pics

Nice images Brian. I missed first contact.
by jb1970
Sat May 14, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Mercury in Transit
Replies: 13
Views: 3739

Re: Mercury in Transit

The forecast was poor here, and there was heavy cloud in the morning, but lucky I had plenty of good breaks between around 13:15 and 17:45 (when it disappeared behind trees). I'm glad I got to see a decent amount of it.
by jb1970
Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:43 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Canon EOS 5D, 85mm lens
Replies: 0
Views: 2901

Canon EOS 5D, 85mm lens

Hello,

I have a few camera items for sale

Canon EOS 5D, battery grip, 3 batteries and charger £250
Canon 85mm f1.8 lens £155
Artic Butterfly sensor cleaner £30

All excellent condition.

Thanks
by jb1970
Wed Sep 30, 2015 6:06 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Eclipse
Replies: 5
Views: 1968

Re: Eclipse

Brian wrote:Nice sharp images. Was that an autofocus lens you used?

Regards,
Hi Brian,
Yes I did use autofocus. I focused when the moon was nice and bright as I knew it might be tricky during the eclipse. Thanks
by jb1970
Tue Sep 29, 2015 8:10 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Eclipse
Replies: 5
Views: 1968

Re: Eclipse

Thanks David. Amazingly the sky stayed clear the whole time I was out.
by jb1970
Mon Sep 28, 2015 7:09 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Eclipse
Replies: 5
Views: 1968

Eclipse

Hi all. I used my 200mm lens (and tripod) for these
by jb1970
Sat Mar 21, 2015 9:04 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Eclipse from Caithness Scotland - 58 degrees N.
Replies: 8
Views: 2167

Re: Eclipse from Caithness Scotland - 58 degrees N.

Incredible images
by jb1970
Sat Mar 21, 2015 9:02 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Solar eclipse 20/3/15
Replies: 5
Views: 1703

Re: Solar eclipse 20/3/15

Very nicely done