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Wow it’s May already. It doesn’t look good in this neck of the woods for the next few days. Typical UK bank holiday weather rain, cloud and a bit more rain thrown in for good measure

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6 hours ago, TerryMcK said:

Wow it’s May already. It doesn’t look good in this neck of the woods for the next few days. Typical UK bank holiday weather rain, cloud and a bit more rain thrown in for good measure

 .. since I moved in London every bank holiday it’s a rainy day🙀!!! Why??

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1 hour ago, ApophisAstros said:

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Not a chance here..

Roger

 

Yes here as well... I can see my self enjoy a book and a glass of red ... maybe two..

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I managed 1.5 hours of SII on LBN 325 once the clouds finally decided to clear. It's forecast for a clear night tonight, so hopefully will get another 5 or 6 hours of data. There is quite a strong SII signal in this object, but OIII seems very weak, I detected nothing in 1 hour of data.

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It happens again... i set everything outside... alignment done ... found the target then ... clouds and all the weather apps says I have a couple of hours of good sky... LIAR!! 

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It happens again... i set everything outside... alignment done ... found the target then ... clouds and all the weather apps says I have a couple of hours of good sky... LIAR!! 

Sadly very common.  Happens to all of us.  

 

Carole 

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1 hour ago, gabs said:

clouds

At least you noticed. I've spent ages scratching my head, checking the camera, rebooting the PC and still couldn't figure out why the images were all white. Eventually look up and.... yes.... clouds.

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Having a go tonight as it's clear, against the MO forecast. Trying to get 4 hours Luminance on NGC 3718 to improve the rather thin data I already have. Tonight is a lot clearer than previous nights when transparency was rather poor and my data fairly rubbish.

 

Possible clear night on Thu, but that's rather a long way away, and another possible for Saturday, but that might as well be next year for all the accuracy of the forecast.

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Woke up at 1.30 with wind and lashing  rain. Hurried downstairs  to check the monitor, found the Cloudwatcher had done its job and shut  everything down and closed the roof.

Got 13 subs from the 24 scheduled.

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On 5/1/2021 at 10:48 PM, PeterBolt said:

I'm up and running on M63.  My first time out with N.I.N.A.  Autofocus and plate solving worked really well 🙂 so far so good 🤞🤞🤞

I found the move from APT pretty easy - after a couple of nights to get the work flow sorted I don't think I'll be switching back. The Flats Wizard is much faster and easier to use too.

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Well, we have a clear night tonight, and the forecasts agree that it should be clear and safe all night.

 

Running a 4 hour pickup sequence on NGC 3718, 1 hour blue, and 3 hours luminance. Started before full astro dark, and will finish after full astro dark ends, but hopefully the first and last subs will still be OK.

 

Think this may be the last run on this target until next year, as we're rapidly running out of full darkness, and there's no clear nights forecast for this week. Astro dark ends here round about the 15-16th May, and doesn't come back until mid July

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9 minutes ago, PeterBolt said:

I've got my first ever scheduled meridian flip in 25mins....what could go wrong 😂

Nervously counting down the seconds 😁

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