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by cstone
Mon May 09, 2016 4:40 pm
Forum: Club events
Topic: Bolton School Visit -- 9th May -- Mercury Transit
Replies: 7
Views: 12811

Re: Bolton School Visit -- 9th May -- Mercury Transit

Certainly not to be missed and thanks to all off those for coming. Again another good turn out from members and positive feedback from the staff of Bolton School.

Looking forward to seeing the pictures, but will anyone get the end of it!
by cstone
Wed Apr 06, 2016 2:06 pm
Forum: Club events
Topic: Workshop session on 5-Apr
Replies: 3
Views: 8279

Re: Workshop session on 5-Apr

We was very fortunate with the weather and my Celestron LCM with the Skywatcher had its first public outing, and seeing Jupiter in Gerald's binoculars was impressive.

I did manage to get some pictures of the evening.
by cstone
Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:44 am
Forum: Club events
Topic: Bolton School Visit -- 9th May -- Mercury Transit
Replies: 7
Views: 12811

Bolton School Visit -- 9th May -- Mercury Transit

Plans have been put together for members to support Bolton School in observing the Mercury transit across the sun. As it stands we will be in the same car park as we were for the Solar Eclipse of 2015 setting up around 11:30 am. Ross will be giving a talk on the 3rd of May as to what to expect but i...
by cstone
Fri Mar 18, 2016 10:26 pm
Forum: Club events
Topic: Sharples School Star Party March 2016
Replies: 7
Views: 11926

Re: Sharples School Star Party March 2016

And let’s not forget those operating the observatory. :roll: It was an honour to be controlling the telescope and dome for its first star party :D and thanks to Dean for being the remote focuser, explaining to folks about observing along with Chloe and Dave Southworth for the light entertainment bet...
by cstone
Wed Feb 03, 2016 6:41 pm
Forum: "Loans book"
Topic: Equipment loans to BAS Members
Replies: 5
Views: 1215

Re: Equipment loans to BAS Members

EKent wrote: Has the email address for loans changed? Eric Kent
Apologies no It hasn't, a technical Hiccup. Feel free to try again

Thanks

Carl
by cstone
Sat Jan 16, 2016 11:26 am
Forum: Member Observations - Blogging
Topic: M97 and M42
Replies: 1
Views: 6800

M97 and M42

Otherwise known as the Owl Nebula I was able to image it using the C11 and Atik infinity. This is a magnitude 8 object and needed 30 Second exposure before I could even see anything and even then had to wait for a few images to stack. Am also getting use to placing the image on full screen but nervo...
by cstone
Fri Jan 15, 2016 5:46 pm
Forum: Feedback
Topic: Bulletin Board colours
Replies: 2
Views: 9922

Re: Bulletin Board colours

Eb appreciate what you are saying and I'll give it some thought, but in the mean time I'm sure you know what colour a cup of tea should look like. :)

So your're on Tea Duty 1st March!
http://www.boltonastro.co.uk/calendar/
by cstone
Fri Jan 15, 2016 2:24 pm
Forum: Member Observations - Blogging
Topic: Imaging M1 -- Atik Infinity
Replies: 2
Views: 7454

Re: Imaging M1 -- Atik Infinity

Were you using the focal-reducer and UHC filter?
Yes I did, I removed the IR filter and replaced it with the UHC
by cstone
Fri Jan 15, 2016 1:56 pm
Forum: Member Observations - Blogging
Topic: Imaging M1 -- Atik Infinity
Replies: 2
Views: 7454

Imaging M1 -- Atik Infinity

Had a go last night with the Atik Camera and C11 again with 15 Second exposures. Struggled as my original settings that I was using to help optimise the streaming videos seems to off disappeared :roll: but still managed to get M1 and the image improves over time. Apologies its not in the middle but ...
by cstone
Thu Nov 26, 2015 9:13 pm
Forum: Club events
Topic: Newsletter Editor
Replies: 0
Views: 4677

Newsletter Editor

Starting with the January edition Andy Martin has agreed to take over as newsletter editor for the society.

Again thanks to Anthony for his efforts it is most appreciated.

Carl Stone
(Club Secretary)