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Paul Hutchinson
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Did I catch a meteor last night?

Date/Time: 2017-09-17 20:10 UT
Location: Torquay, UK

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Moon, Venus, & Regulus - 2017-09-18 04:23z

Canon 1100D - Canon EF 50mm f1.8 - 1 second - ISO 800

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Widefield view of Cygnus, Sagitta, & Aquila area - including "The Coathanger"

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Imaging lens: Canon EF 50mm f1.8
Imaging camera: Canon 1100D
Mount: HEQ5
Software: APT - Astro Photography Tool, DeepSkyStacker, Adobe PhotoshopCS5
Filters: Astronomik CLS Canon EOS Clip
Date: 2017-09-17
Frames: 9 x 30" ISO 1600
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00
Centre (RA, hms): 19h 51m 01.404s
Centre (Dec, dms): +15° 23' 10.712"
Size: 23.1 x 16.3 deg
Radius: 14.123 deg
Pixel scale: 20.6 arcsec/pixel

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Widefield view of Cygnus area - Centred on NGC7000 (North America Nebula)

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Imaging lens: Canon EF 50mm f1.8 (@ f/2.0)
Imaging camera: Canon 1100D
Mount: HEQ5
Software: APT - Astro Photography Tool, DeepSkyStacker, Adobe PhotoshopCS5
Filters: Astronomik CLS Canon EOS Clip
Date: 2017-09-17
Frames: 8 x 30" ISO 1600
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00
Centre (RA, hms): 20h 59m 41.019s
Centre (Dec, dms): +44° 15' 56.978"
Size: 16.3 x 13 deg
Radius: 10.426 deg
Pixel scale: 20.7 arcsec/pixel

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Grrr! Right through the middle of the frame ...


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Seriously considering dumping my landline & exclusively using mobile phone for internet & phone.
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Waning Crescent Moon and Venus in the Torquay dawn

2017-09-16 05:35z

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Waning Crescent Moon - 2017-09-16 05:42z

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Imaging telescope: Skywatcher Maksutov 127mm
Imaging camera: Nikon D60
Mount: Skywatcher AltAz
Software: Adobe PhotoshopCS5
Date: 2017-09-16 05:42z
Frames: Single Frame
Observatory: +50.475° -03.557
(J2000) Right Ascension: 08h18m55.25s
(J2000) Declination: +17°09'50.2"
Distance: 367559Km
Apparent diameter: 32.51'
Colongitude: 216.2°
Phase: 231.1°
Lunation: 25.47 days
Illumination: 18.6%
Sub-solar latitude: 0.8°
Libration in Latitude: +02°54'
Libration in Longitude: +03°17'
Position angle: 14.6°
Azimuth +113°39'
Altitude +39°33'

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Eastern Veil Nebula - NGC 6992 (Caldwell 33)

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Imaging telescope: Skywatcher Explorer 200p
Imaging camera: Canon 1100D
Mount: HEQ5
Guiding telescope: SkyWatcher 50mm/162mm Finderscope
Guiding camera: QHYCCD qhy-5 II
Software: APT - Astro Photography Tool, Siril (Linux), Adobe PhotoshopCS5
Filters: Astronomik CLS Canon EOS Clip
Date: 2017-09-14
Frames: 4 x 300" ISO 1600
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00
Centre (RA, hms): 20h 56m 26.862s
Centre (Dec, dms): +31° 29' 11.047"
Size: 69 x 42.5 arcmin
Radius: 0.676 deg
Pixel scale: 1.06 arcsec/pixel

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