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by cstone
Sat Apr 23, 2011 11:49 am
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: Saturn - focussing issues
Replies: 8
Views: 12123

Re: Saturn - focussing issues

Using the polar alignment and mount motors You've already got over the first hurdle. By having good tracking it gives you time to play. Well done! I'm using the basic Barlow that came with the scope I'm using the basic x2 barlow that came with my original scope. Seems to do okay. unless you've got ...
by cstone
Wed Apr 20, 2011 7:39 pm
Forum: Club events
Topic: Astro Jumble -- 19 April 2011
Replies: 3
Views: 6905

Astro Jumble -- 19 April 2011

Do you think the Astro Jumble was a success, I thought it was if only it was good to see everyone getting along and talking. We even had two groups of people at one point stood around telescopes seeking and giving advice. For those that left early you missed out on seeing Saturn through our 6" refle...
by cstone
Sat Apr 09, 2011 1:46 pm
Forum: Absolute Beginners
Topic: Local Observing Sessions
Replies: 3
Views: 10868

Re: Local Observing Sessions

It is something we have considered and continue to do so. And we are open to suggestions. We do attend a star Party in Kelling Heath and the society has three pitches booked this year. Spaces are available. If you have a tent and don't mind the whirring of a Meade LX200 at 3am in the morning from th...
by cstone
Fri Apr 08, 2011 5:35 pm
Forum: Forum Guides
Topic: Emailling BAS Members
Replies: 3
Views: 9625

Re: Emailling BAS Members

Private messaging has been enabled, along with being able to email directly to one another. I'm hiding the email address out of courtesy for those that want access to the member’s area but not really interested in the forum or being contacted. Its also disabled by default, so im guessing it was for ...
by cstone
Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:08 pm
Forum: Feedback
Topic: Thanks
Replies: 2
Views: 8536

Re: Thanks

Thanks for the feedback Dean. I too have suffered the frustrations that you have experienced and being part of the society has helped. We’ve moved forward since moving from the Bolton TIC, I feel it brought us back down to earth and there are no doubt about Ross’s contributions. His constant persist...
by cstone
Sat Mar 13, 2010 9:04 am
Forum: Absolute Beginners
Topic: Saturn Colour
Replies: 1
Views: 9334

Saturn Colour

My Saturn image looked a little washed out so I was wondering how do you get more color into the image?

http://www.boltonastro.org.uk/Gallery/d ... at=0&pos=2
by cstone
Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:54 pm
Forum: Club events
Topic: Society Meetings - your opinion please
Replies: 15
Views: 18993

Re: Society Meetings - your opinion please

I would not class myself as being an advanced astronomer. I would class myself as being an amateur. I would say over the past year the meetings are suited to more arm chair observers and not practical. Plus I would say the presentations over the past year given by guest speakers are running a bit dr...
by cstone
Tue Feb 09, 2010 7:02 pm
Forum: Club events
Topic: Society Meetings - your opinion please
Replies: 15
Views: 18993

Re: Society Meetings - your opinion please

I think it would be good to shake the format up a bit, after all we now have a patio

The proposed plans would get my vote! :geek:
by cstone
Sat Feb 06, 2010 10:16 am
Forum: General - Discussion
Topic: Kelling heath
Replies: 2
Views: 6005

Re: Kelling heath

Ross and Dave maybe best to explain the plans

But I'm sure we can fit you in! ;)
by cstone
Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:28 pm
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: IRIS
Replies: 8
Views: 16112

IRIS

I struggling to use IRIS so I was wondering if anyone can give any hints and tips. I understand there are some tutorials on the site but I cam getting stuck when it comes to making the darks and flats

Any help would be appreciated :D

Thanks

Carl