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    Brian Blake
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    Hello David

    Welcome, there is a lot of knowledge within the brains of members of the society and they are more then happy to share. These forums are a good source of information so feel free to ask any questions you may have as well as at the meetings and observing evenings.

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    John Williams
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    Hello, I am John Williams. I have been a member of the Flamsteed Society for about 3 years. I have had an interest in space and astronomy for a long time. I remember looking through my Grandfathers small marine telescope when I was about ten years old. While doing my National service in the Royal Signals as a Radio Technician, we listened to Sputnik one bleeping it’s way round the world. My working life was spent as an electronics engineer working with cable TV. When I retired about twelve years ago my sons brought me a 4″ refractor for a present. Shortly after this I got a Toucam Web cam and started astrophotography. I have since added a second hand eight inch SCT and a Coronado PST. In most things I am self taught.

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    Andy Sawers
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    Hi John – I’ve really enjoyed including your photos in our opening video at the lectures, especially your recent montage of Saturn’s rings!

    By all means email me anything new you’d like to have included next time.

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 1 month ago by  Andy Sawers.
    #11607

    Tej
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    Hi John – I too have enjoyed your wonderful astrophotography and as Andy says, your Saturn chronicles image is amazing and deserves a legendary status!

     

     

    #11610

    John Williams
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    Hi Andy- Thank you for the kind comments about my pictures. This is the saga of the Perseids meteor shower. Set the DSLR up at about 21.15 hrs on Tuesday. ISO varied between 400 and 1600, exposure between 10 and 20 seconds. Focused live view on laptop on Articus. Examined all 900 frames next day, one weak aircraft trail with navigation lights !!!! Not a single meteor. Clouds closed in about 22.30.

    #11611

    John Williams
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    Hi Tej – Thank you for the kind comments about my pictures. This is the saga of the Perseids meteor shower. Set the DSLR up at about 21.15 hrs on Tuesday. ISO varied between 400 and 1600, exposure between 10 and 20 seconds. Focused live view on laptop on Articus. Examined all 900 frames next day, one weak aircraft trail with navigation lights !!!! Not a single meteor. Clouds closed in about 22.30.

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