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David Riley
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Astro Photos from last night

M51 - The Whirlpool Galaxy
60 x 30 second exposures at ISO 6400.

M101 - The Pinwheel Galaxy
20 x 30 second exposures at ISO 6400

Alberio
Single 3 second exposure at ISO 400.

All through a 150mm f/5 Newtonian.
I used Deep Sky Stacker and the GIMP for processing.
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I really like how the connecting arm shows right up in the M51 shot. 
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The Ring Nebula - M57

Tried to image Saturn last night but it was too low to get anything decent, so I had a go at M57, which was right overhead.

150mm f/5 Newtonian, with DSLR at prime focus. 90 x 30 second exposures at ISO 6400. Stacked in GCX and post processed (reduce light pollution, adjust levels and crop at 1:1 scale) in the GIMP.
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Napton Festival 2015
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Had some goldfinches in the garden last week and captured some video of them eating dandelions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUmISkWdjJA
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Moon & Venus, 21 April 2015

I took some shots of the Moon and Venus setting while looking for Lyrid meteors this evening. The first one is with a 50mm lens and the others are with a 135mm.

I saw three Lyrids over about an hour and a half.
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Saw 16 Geminid meteors tonight in about half an hour before the clouds came over, and managed to image a few.

Used a 19mm lens, 15 and 10 second exposures at ISO 6400.
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I saw 13 :-) 
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My playlist for #remembrancesunday   #lestweforget  

I've been posting these all afternoon on another social network, so think yourselves lucky you're getting them all in one post here :-p

Special thanks to +Carl Draper for posting the image I used to start it over there (https://plus.google.com/u/0/+CarlDraper/posts/N2XUCmHaw2R) and to +Andy Hendry for posting a song for this that I hadn't heard before (https://plus.google.com/u/0/+WelshAndy/posts/JHcTe2dzio5).

Here's my playlist...

The Levellers - Another Man's Cause
The Levellers - Another Man's Cause

Country Joe & The Fish - An Untitled Protest
Country Joe & The Fish "An Untitled Protest"

Bob Dylan - Masters Of War, live 1963
Masters Of War, live 1963

Frank Zappa - Drafted Again
Frank Zappa - Draft Again

The Pogues - The Band Played Waltzing Matilda
The Pogues - The band played waltzing matilda

The Clash - The Call Up
The Clash - The Call Up

Marillion - Forgotten Sons
Marillion - Forgotten Sons

Pink Floyd - The Fletcher Memorial Home
Pink Floyd - The Fletcher Memorial Home

The Exploited - Lets Start A War
The Exploited - Lets Start A War

Culture Shock - Four Minutes
Culture Shock - Four Minutes Bluurg Records

Subhumans- When The Bomb Drops
Subhumans- When The Bomb Drops

Stiff Little Fingers - Tin Soldier
Stiff Little Fingers - Tin Soldier (best quality + lyrics)

Black Sabbath - War Pigs
Black Sabbath - War Pigs

Dead Kennedys - Kinky Sex Makes the World Go 'Round
Dead Kennedys - Kinky Sex Makes the World Go 'Round

Angelic Upstarts - Last Night Another Soldier
Angelic Upstarts - Last Night Another Soldier
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Jupiter, Io and Europa Animation

I captured some images of the conjunction of Io and Europa last night over about an hour and combined them into an animation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rdh0ZVh1D0w

Used a 150mm f/5 Newtonian with 5x Powermate and a Philips webcam.

I'm attaching a still image.
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Solar Eclipse 20 March 2015

Best two from yesterday. 300mm lens with solar filter, f/8, iso 200, exposures 1/200 and 1/250.
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  • Loughborough University
    Mechanical Engineering, 1990 - 1993
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likes space, science & music
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I'm interested in astronomy, climate, chess, cricket, guitar, photography, linux, programming
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