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by Dave Lillis
Mon May 25, 2015 9:57 pm
Forum: Non Club Events
Topic: solar fest . whos going
Replies: 1
Views: 10795

solar fest . whos going

So, anyone interested in heading to this one in Dublin in a few weeks?
by Dave Lillis
Tue Apr 21, 2015 10:52 pm
Forum: Gallery & Techniques
Topic: Ven us, the moon and the Hyades cluster, conjunction
Replies: 1
Views: 4853

Ven us, the moon and the Hyades cluster, conjunction

Some great skies tonight, Go out and catch Venus and the moon over the coming nights if you can. http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5334/17039907518_01100d9f35_z.jpg http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5334/17039907518_01100d9f35_z.jpg http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8785/17227732525_7c051dfe6a_z.jpg http://farm...
by Dave Lillis
Tue Apr 21, 2015 7:23 pm
Forum: Gallery & Techniques
Topic: THE SUN'S AWAKE !!!
Replies: 3
Views: 5649

Re: THE SUN'S AWAKE !!!

yes, this is the one I was going to use at the eclipse last month, ah well.....

btw, a typical lcd screen might show some wierd layering in the suns disk colour wiht this image, you're better off seeing this form a good auld fashioned CRT monitor or a high quality lcd screen
by Dave Lillis
Sun Apr 19, 2015 5:35 pm
Forum: Gallery & Techniques
Topic: THE SUN'S AWAKE !!!
Replies: 3
Views: 5649

THE SUN'S AWAKE !!!

Given recent aurora, I had a look at the Sun today and wow is it active, lots of sunspot activity and faculae going on there, so I dusted off the canon and got some shots, this was the best of them, Get back out your solar filters, the ones you were going to use in the recent solar eclipse ;), you w...
by Dave Lillis
Sat Apr 18, 2015 1:44 am
Forum: Gallery & Techniques
Topic: Venus and Jupiter
Replies: 1
Views: 5072

Venus and Jupiter

Hi all, I was out observing Venus tonight and dusted off the camera and got a shot of it using the 12" Meade. this is 2 thousand frames stacked https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7626/16558892344_54f37b1f29_o.jpg https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7626/16558892344_54f37b1f29_o.jpg later on the seeing deteri...
by Dave Lillis
Thu Apr 16, 2015 10:56 pm
Forum: Non Club Events
Topic: Cosmos 2015 - who's going
Replies: 5
Views: 5744

Re: Cosmos 2015 - who's going

anyone else...
by Dave Lillis
Thu Apr 16, 2015 10:47 pm
Forum: Observing Sessions
Topic: Clear tonight
Replies: 2
Views: 5148

Re: Clear tonight

typical, the clouds are in, couldn't make it anyway...
by Dave Lillis
Thu Apr 16, 2015 10:46 pm
Forum: General Posts
Topic: Lough Gur Dark Sky Park
Replies: 2
Views: 6273

Re: Lough Gur Dark Sky Park

Good stuff Frank and John,
I look forward to Loch Gur and the site in Mayo getting accreditation,
Any help you need Frank, just say so.

Good luck John with Mayo enterprise, maybe a club will finally form in the north west from this, there has always been a big gap in the ifas map in that area.
by Dave Lillis
Sun Mar 29, 2015 9:18 pm
Forum: General Posts
Topic: Shannonside Astronomy Club in the Post Newspaper
Replies: 3
Views: 4907

Re: Shannonside Astronomy Club in the Post Newspaper

Thats great publicity, especially for such a rare astrological event lol
I've got the UTV Ireland snippet recorded and will put it up on utube when I get a chance, this event has hit alot of angles interms of what exposure we got in the media, which is great.
by Dave Lillis
Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:02 am
Forum: Observing Sessions
Topic: Observing Saturday 21st at Lough Gur
Replies: 2
Views: 4246

Re: Observing Saturday 21st at Lough Gur

Hi guys, it started off very clear and got a little hazier as the night went on, by the end there was dew everywhere, the seeing was very good, got some of the best views of jupiter Ive ever seen, but Im not sure the site is as dark as the burren tbh, we're going to have to see it a few more times t...
by Dave Lillis
Thu Mar 19, 2015 10:37 am
Forum: Observing Reports & Celestial Events
Topic: An ALMOST solar eclipse, 20th March 2015
Replies: 23
Views: 19431

Re: An ALMOST solar eclipse, 20th March 2015

I just rang the station and gave them the club info and where and when for the eclipse tomorrow morning at Loch Gur, lets hope they put it out there. Just seen a small article on p18 of the "Limerick Post" about the club and the eclipse, nice one :) SEE http://www.limerickpost.ie/digital/2015/2015-0...
by Dave Lillis
Thu Mar 19, 2015 10:29 am
Forum: Observing Reports & Celestial Events
Topic: An ALMOST solar eclipse, 20th March 2015
Replies: 23
Views: 19431

Re: An ALMOST solar eclipse, 20th March 2015

nice one Gordon,
Was turning through the radio dial and found David Moore on Live95fm, missed the boat there.......
by Dave Lillis
Thu Mar 19, 2015 12:35 am
Forum: Gallery & Techniques
Topic: Some minor aurora, 17MArch2015
Replies: 0
Views: 5236

Some minor aurora, 17MArch2015

Guys, With an off chance of seeing the tail end of the big aurora on St Patricks day, I headed up the gallows hill to see if we could get this aurora, at first we thought we could see some skyglow, but as we looked closer we could see some shape to it, and the camera confirmed that it was a faint au...
by Dave Lillis
Wed Mar 18, 2015 11:12 pm
Forum: Observing Reports & Celestial Events
Topic: An ALMOST solar eclipse, 20th March 2015
Replies: 23
Views: 19431

Re: An ALMOST solar eclipse, 20th March 2015

Have you guys seen the forecast for Friday :(, there will be a weather front coming down from the north, we might be lucky and get it the max eclipse before it hits,,, or not The south coast will see it, hmmmm. but, and here is the but, Met eireann have been knows to be out by a few hours, and if th...
by Dave Lillis
Wed Mar 18, 2015 9:32 pm
Forum: Telescopes & Other Astro Gear
Topic: Solar filter for the 12 inch dob
Replies: 4
Views: 14381

Re: Solar filter for the 12 inch dob

Guys, It nearly killed me, but now the filter is finished !!! :) I also cleaned the optics, there was a thick layer of dust on the mirror and after the cleaning, the coating looks good ! It's collimated and I ran the new filter on the Sun today at various magnifications, this filter gives a deep ora...