Attempt at NGC 6888 (Crescent Nebula)

Last Sunday I had a rare opening in the UK’s rather wet summer weather so I set up my new kit and sequenced a night on NGC 6888; the Crescent Nebula. We are just past the summer solstice here in the UK and, given my rather northerly latitude of over 51N, it isn’t dark until […]

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Weather apps

One thing I really need is the ability to predict clear nights. Planning targets and setting up takes time and I really don’t want to do it only to find that the night is written off due to overcast skies or, worse, rain showers. My grandfather used to tell me that he could predict the […]

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