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by Chris_Barlow
Fri Sep 02, 2005 11:55 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Meteor last night
Replies: 5
Views: 4690

No colour really! Just very, very bright white, almost silvery

The "tail" was quite long and white but not a brilliant as the meteor "head"!
by Chris_Barlow
Fri Sep 02, 2005 11:26 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Meteor last night
Replies: 5
Views: 4690

Meteor last night

I'm not sure whether this should be in Observations but I'm putting it here because it contains a computer sketch. Looking West toward Vega on 02/09/2005 @ 03:10 Hr http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a115/CBarlow/MeteorpastVega.jpg Just outside my camera FOV too! (I was photographing Deneb in Cygnus ...
by Chris_Barlow
Fri Sep 02, 2005 10:21 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: new website
Replies: 12
Views: 8424

Wow what great drawings! I really wish I was able to draw like that! (nobody can even read my writing let alone recognise any sketches I'd do!)

It's only been in the past week after finding this site that I've seen sketches of observations before and I'm impresssed by how artistic you guys are! 8)
by Chris_Barlow
Thu Sep 01, 2005 10:39 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Nasty thing in the Sky
Replies: 16
Views: 8936

Re: Locations

stella wrote:Hi Chris, I thoroughly approve of you giving your latitude and longitude in your location. It makes identification of unknown satellites much faster - well done, I hope others will follow your example. :)
Is there an official website for reporting satellite/star near misses?
by Chris_Barlow
Thu Sep 01, 2005 6:37 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Nasty thing in the Sky
Replies: 16
Views: 8936

Wow!

Near misses between satellites and stars! :shock:

It's only a matter of time! :shock: ......................
by Chris_Barlow
Thu Sep 01, 2005 6:31 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: More Sky Images?
Replies: 9
Views: 6298

Hi Chris, Love the one with the mast, one can get lost in the myriad of stars that you have captured. As you know I have attempted night sky shots using an old SLR camera and film and I have learned from bitter experience that you must tell the person who is going to process your exposed film what ...
by Chris_Barlow
Thu Sep 01, 2005 6:27 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: More Sky Images?
Replies: 9
Views: 6298

by Chris_Barlow
Thu Sep 01, 2005 6:48 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: More Sky Images?
Replies: 9
Views: 6298

The top one just had the black level adjusted to 15, 25, 45 to give it a slightly darker and bluer sky. I was realy fortunate to get a very dark and clear sky and found a good spot for observing from. It was the 1st of 3 attempts on film. The 2nd triled a bit and the 3rd was unfortunately exposed to...
by Chris_Barlow
Wed Aug 31, 2005 10:12 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: More Sky Images?
Replies: 9
Views: 6298

More Sky Images?

I wasn't sure whether to tag this onto the othe thread, risking "hijacking" it or whether I should start a seperate thread so I decided to "play it safe!" :D http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/7173/towerstars4wb.th.jpg Taken with a Praktica BMS SLR Camera with a 28mm lens, F4, 20 second exposure on ...
by Chris_Barlow
Wed Aug 31, 2005 9:57 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Night Sky Images - Norman Crompton
Replies: 9
Views: 6774

I also enjoy taking similar pictures - but then try and draw the constellations on. Can any one explain the lighter circular area in the middle of the pictures and darker corners. I also get the same results. Thanks It's called Vignetting and is quite common with lower cost lenses. It is possible t...