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Feb 14, 2018 18:01:28   #
tony85629 wrote:
Full size

Great job Tony.
Feb 14, 2018 17:57:38   #
W7MEV wrote:
I got a shot at Uranus recently. I took the picture with my ST-80 guide scope and the QHY color guide camera to get a wider field of view than I could with the C-11. I took the shot without guiding and found the 30 second exposures did not smear TOO much! I only stacked 12 exposures and subtracted a dark frame averaged over 4 exposures. Photo-shopped a little and ended up with what you see here. I would have liked to stack a bunch more, but clouds were starting to move in from the West so I went with what I got.
I got a shot at Uranus recently. I took the pictu... (show quote)

Very nicely done.
Feb 13, 2018 14:52:34   #
JimH123 wrote:
We have mountain lions in the hills around us. The way they hunt in dark, I wouldn't have time to pull out Mr Colt.

Attacks don't happen often. But they do happen. And I can recall news accounts of them.

Yeah we have Mountain Lion, Bobcat and Coyote up on the Mountain that we have to be aware of. That's why we try to have 2 or more up there. The Coyotes do come into my flatland neighbor hood. They get cats and dogs on occasion.
Feb 13, 2018 13:03:27   #
SonnyE wrote:
Lions and Tigers, and Bears! OH My!
Lions and Tigers, and Bears! OH My!
Lions and Tigers, and Bears! OH My!
Lions and Tigers, and Bears! OH My!
Lions and Tigers, and Bears! OH My!

I don't think we're in Kansas anymore Toto...

I carry Mr. Colt with me.

How many "Shootouts at the OK Coral" have you been involved in Sonny??? Hahaha
Feb 12, 2018 18:54:50   #
tony85629 wrote:
48 600 sec. LUM
18 600 sec. each RGB
35 900 sec. Ha

Thanks for the update Tony.
Feb 12, 2018 17:39:27   #
Europa wrote:
Nice pix, but when you load your pix, select the checkbox that allows you to upload the original file. That file will provide us with a much better image.

Yes Tony, we all would like to see the 'original'. And more precise data.
Feb 12, 2018 16:08:30   #
SonnyE wrote:
Thank You Craig.
One of these days I might get the hang of this...

You are doing very well Sonny.
Feb 12, 2018 16:07:27   #
bwana wrote:
I would but I'd probably get into trouble with the politics south of the border...


The majority of people in the USA are NOT guilty of trumpism.
Feb 12, 2018 14:55:25   #
alberio wrote:
I was playing around with my Canon 60Da last night through my Explore Scientific ES127 ED Triplet. This is a 20 sec exposure, no guiding and playing around with Photo Shop CS5.1

Pretty cool shot Alberio.
Feb 12, 2018 14:53:52   #
Europa wrote:
I got some more exposure time on this, total of 68 exposures of 180seconds. I used Nebulosity's DDP function to stretch it. 2 versions, tried to remove some of the red background in the second.

I think I like the 'less background' Brian.
Feb 12, 2018 14:52:33   #
Paladin48 wrote:
Super Moon photos. Nice clear night ... had to wait over an hour for moon to rise above the trees. Nikon D610, Celestron C8 in Prime Focus.
The blue one is f/1024, 1/160, ISO 100. Besides a little sharpening in PP it is SOOC. The first 5 shots were really BLUE. I did not colourize anything.
The other one is f1024, 1/250, ISO 250. Just sharpening and that is all. Any reason the 1st picture came out blue ... I am clueless on this. (OK, a lot of things)

Now that's a real Blue Moon alright.
Feb 12, 2018 14:51:26   #
nikonshooter wrote:
They poured the concrete and set the anchors/bolts that will hold the two piers. I will be running two Atlas Pro EQ/AZ mounts. We have rain and cold (not freezing) so I will let the concret set for a week per their advice. But next week I will mount the piers and will have an open air observatory until the HOA approves outbuildings. From this location I have a 360 view of the sky from 15 degrees up. Progress on this has been slow.

Some really great work on the mounts Ed.
Feb 12, 2018 14:49:12   #
SonnyE wrote:
So, the weather is being funky for me, and if there looks to be any clouds, why bother?
But the last quarter is now history, and February is going to be a 'moonless', or dark month. (Meaning no full Moon, in plain Engrish)
Of course the Moon is up there, but prime for trying to image deep sky objects. As long as the weather works out.
So, of course, I'm out and about, sharpening my talons, to suck the light out of hapless wonders drifting by in silence.
Orion is about to vanish for this winter season, and rise for others to enjoy (I think) in the Southern hemisphere.

Catch as catch can...
Several of the 2-6-18's are low in the N/W skies here. As they climb for the Spring/Summer viewing I hope to gather better images.
I did a 'Factory Reset' on 2-3-18 and got the AVX back on track again. I'm getting better at telling when it needs it to clear out the garr~bag`e it gets in it's head.
Last night, doing the entire remote alignment from inside, using the guiding and Infinity cameras as my 'eyepieces'. I now use the Infinity as my alignment camera, and my guide camera as a coarse aim view.

A while back now, I decided to try extending the legs on my AVX to get as much horizon as I could to work with, in spite of overwhelming 'shorter is stabler' advice around the web. That has been working very well for me, not that I have much horizon anyway being surrounded by Suburbia and lots of light pollution. But it got me up to the edge of the well, instead of down in a hole do to my various obstructions.
Always learning, always refining, always thinking. Just keep swimming, yeah Jim.
So, the weather is being funky for me, and if ther... (show quote)

Some really nice work Sonny.
Feb 12, 2018 14:48:06   #
tony85629 wrote:
Imaged with Takahashi FSQ106EDX and QSI690WSG8

More great work Tony.
Feb 12, 2018 14:46:18   #
mosin wrote:
its been a bit since my last post, only about five years is all. this is just a first attempt at a Milky Way pano. What do you think?

Really nice shot Mosin.
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