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#2601 Don Rudny

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Posted 10 October 2014 - 12:27 PM

Here's a few more.

 

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#2602 chasing photons

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Posted 10 October 2014 - 05:44 PM

Don,

Nice images.  Lots of detail with tight, round stars.  Thanks for posting.



#2603 A. Viegas

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Posted 10 October 2014 - 07:07 PM

yea Don,  very nice images.  The resolution is excellent for NRTV too...  well done!



#2604 geminijk

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Posted 10 October 2014 - 10:38 PM

Great stuff! Looks like that filter is a great option on moon nights.

 

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Posted 11 October 2014 - 12:21 PM

Here's a few more.

 

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Hi Don

 

Glad that you were able to try out your new Orion Ha 7 nm filter and the images look fantastic! Your welcome and have fun with the new filter.

 

Clear skies,

 

Chris A

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#2606 Don Rudny

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Posted 11 October 2014 - 12:41 PM

Thanks, everyone.  I appreciate the comments.  Al, the NRTV experience was superb.  The images look better in their normal resolution on the computer screen and I had a hard time leaving one object for another as I viewed the details of each.

 

Don



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Posted 12 October 2014 - 01:29 PM

Here is one of the better captures I took on Friday of the moon using an 8-24mm zoom eyepiece. This was with the full optical and digital zoom of the native camera app. As you can see I figured out how to lock exposure and focus in the native camera app. For those that haven't seen my threads on using the iPhone 5s this is not from the phone, it's a cropped screenshot of what was broadcast live on NSN, then saved as a jpeg.

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#2608 geminijk

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Posted 19 October 2014 - 12:22 AM

Had a GREAT night last night broadcasting live on NSN. Here is a screen grab of M33, last object of the night, and IMO the best. Just amazing the detail I was able to see. 2min, not stacking, single grab. LodestarX2 with LPAS filter, C8@f3.3. 

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Posted 19 October 2014 - 06:04 PM

Here's one of the screen captures from last night of M 42 with full optical zoom of the 8-24mm eyepiece and some digital zoom as well. I used the NightCap Pro app here with 1/2 exposure, manual focus lock, ISO 2500 and 'bulb mode' to stack out the noise.

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Posted 19 October 2014 - 06:08 PM

This shot is a preview of Jupiter, using the native camera app. Unfortunately I could not easily access the iPhone screen to better adjust down the exposure and ISO for Jupiter because it was low in the sky and I would need to have rotated the OTA. Four moons are clearly visible.

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Posted 23 October 2014 - 12:21 AM

This is my first good capture using my Nexstar 8SE and a SCB2000 camera, night was clear, temperature around 22 celsius.

 

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#2612 Don Rudny

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Posted 23 October 2014 - 01:46 AM

Nice capture, Mario!  What was your integration time and what did you use to capture it?



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Posted 23 October 2014 - 11:51 AM

Thanks Don, since is a samsung camera I don´t know if the sens-up is the same as integration, the sens-up was 512 (8 Seconds) and AGC=low, no filter, I used firecapture and a radio shack video grabber to take the picture, but the image on a small LCD I regularly use was more detailed and brigther than the computer screen. The humidity was high about 75% and I was trying to capture a galaxy and I could´n see anything but some stars, when I looked at the corrector plate it was totally fogged, but as it was bed time I finished my session there.

 

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Posted 23 October 2014 - 08:12 PM

Before mount issues cancelled out the night, had a great shot of the Deerlick group. 

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#2615 Don Rudny

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Posted 24 October 2014 - 02:19 AM

Thanks Don, since is a samsung camera I don´t know if the sens-up is the same as integration, the sens-up was 512 (8 Seconds) and AGC=low, no filter, I used firecapture and a radio shack video grabber to take the picture, but the image on a small LCD I regularly use was more detailed and brigther than the computer screen. The humidity was high about 75% and I was trying to capture a galaxy and I could´n see anything but some stars, when I looked at the corrector plate it was totally fogged, but as it was bed time I finished my session there.

 

Mario

Hi Mario,

 

I have the Samsung, too.  The 512x is max exposure.  I know about high humidity and corrector fogging.  A dew shield will make a big difference on your C8.  I made one out of a concrete construction tube.  Orion is back now, so try M42.  I was able to see the Horsehead, too, with the Sammy.  If you get more, post it here.

 

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Posted 24 October 2014 - 01:37 PM

Here's one of the screen captures from last night of M 42 with full optical zoom of the 8-24mm eyepiece and some digital zoom as well. I used the NightCap Pro app here with 1/2 exposure, manual focus lock, ISO 2500 and 'bulb mode' to stack out the noise.

 

I'm incorrect here, I was mistakenly using star trials mode instead of long exposure mode. Will need to re-do M42 yet again.



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Posted 26 October 2014 - 12:49 PM

Went to dark site 70 miles out of town last night with my NexStar 6SE and LN300 video camera.  Captured 20 galaxies in 3 hours.  Need to work on exposure time, but it was cold!  Here s link to all and a few favorites.

 

All 20 galaxy pics.

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NGC891

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IC4617 near M13. Galaxy is magnitude 15.9 and 589 million light years away!

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M33 -  51 seconds (three 17 second exposures stacked)

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NGC253 Sculptor Galaxy

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Posted 26 October 2014 - 09:53 PM

Here is a quick one from last night.....it was dew city in Springfield!

M33, 2 minutes, no stacking, guided.  My gear is listed in my signature.

 

Enjoy!

 

M33
 
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Posted 27 October 2014 - 06:31 PM

I had a good session last night, It was clear but still some haze, I get to capture M27 again, M57 the tiny ring nebula, NGC 253 Sculptor Galaxy and M31 the andromeda galaxy.

The andromeda was captured using a 60mm cs-lens with a magnification of about 10x.

 

Mario

 

 

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Posted 27 October 2014 - 08:45 PM

Tried going 'deep' with the LodestarX2, 4 mins. Here are the E and W Veils from last nights live broadcast on NSN. These are with an 80mm f5 scope I have had for many years. LDAS filter still in the LSX2.

 

 

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Posted 27 October 2014 - 08:46 PM

And there is the W Veil. 

 

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#2622 Don Rudny

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Posted 27 October 2014 - 10:11 PM

Nice, John.  Any stacking or are they a straight 240s?  That's a long time to track.  Are you guiding?

 

Don



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Posted 29 October 2014 - 04:22 PM

Thanks Don. No stacking was done, and yes have to guide. I  I generally have to guide with the C8 on my cg5 anyhow. I don't generally prefer to go this long on live viewing, but thought I would push it to see what it can do. Nice to know the little 80 can come in handy. 

 

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Posted Yesterday, 09:12 PM

Nice work as always John!  I have to say that I am very impressed with the images that are being put up these last few weeks.  IMHO, I dont care if one guides or not, stacks or not etc., the results are fantastic, and everyone should be proud of their images.  Curtis, I never would have imagined that the cam on the iPhone could work so well!

 

Clear skies!

 

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