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« Reply #15 on: July 14, 2019, 09:43:06 AM »

Great stuff! Now is the perfect time of year for sky viewing - pity you can't do it without freezing solid though. :-)
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« Reply #16 on: July 14, 2019, 10:11:35 AM »

Great stuff! Now is the perfect time of year for sky viewing - pity you can't do it without freezing solid though. :-)
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« Reply #17 on: July 15, 2019, 13:43:54 PM »

But it is warming up a bit lately. At least around these joburg parts.

Tweefo is astronomy geek Jesus: He froze for our grins.
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« Reply #18 on: July 16, 2019, 06:11:36 AM »

But it is warming up a bit lately. At least around these joburg parts.

We haven't had much in the wy of winter yet, though I'm told there's a cold front on its way. After the summer we had, I was hoping for positively arctic weather, but alas, global warming seems to have kicked in now.

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He looks slightly older than his early thirties; I must assume he has managed to avoid the wrath of established interests thus far.

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« Reply #19 on: July 24, 2019, 12:06:06 PM »

Sitting through the cold the last few nights. M16, M17 and the Cat's Paw nebulas. The last one did not come out well and need more data I think. Actually, all of them will do well with more. I will work on that tonight if the wind is not too strong.



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« Reply #20 on: July 27, 2019, 15:02:46 PM »

The Eagle nebula is a bit clearer. I took more photos at a higher ISO and added them to the other day's pics.
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« Reply #21 on: July 28, 2019, 14:21:49 PM »

My best Trifid nebula so far. 50 Exposures of 120 seconds each at ISO 800. The object is now high in the early evening. All my previous attempts were through a thicker part of the atmosphere.
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« Reply #22 on: August 04, 2019, 18:17:20 PM »

Trifid again but here I combined two evenings data.

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« Reply #23 on: August 05, 2019, 02:48:40 AM »

They're getting better and better!
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