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#1 Mert



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Posted 27 March 2009 - 05:17 PM

Hi all,

Yep it happened to me as well, finally got some
10 minutes gap between clouds to try an image
on Saturn.
First aligned on a star close by, then focussed with
the famous Bahtinov mask, then slewed to Saturn.
Had some problems with the brightness.
Took off the UV-IR filter, still little light :confused:
Finally took 3 short avi's before Saturn disapeared
behind some clouds and the roof.
Closer look, ........... I left the focussing mask
on the scope :tonofbricks:
Maybe tomorrow another chance ?

The little I have looked well focussed but with some
weird fuzzy haze around. :foreheadslap:
I feel soo dumb now :bawling:

#2 Fusion


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Posted 27 March 2009 - 05:35 PM

Congratulations! Your human just like the rest of us. :)

I've done that more than I care to admit.

#3 Freddy WILLEMS


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Posted 27 March 2009 - 07:27 PM

Good luck on your next capture, would love to see some great results.
Are you using a powermate / barlow ?
Mert what camera are you using ?


#4 Mike Phillips

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 09:45 PM

Ouch! I hate when I do that... sorry to hear.

Sometimes the clouds make us all, "out of practice!"


#5 Mert



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Posted 28 March 2009 - 04:12 AM

Hi all, thanks for your understanding of things
that "happen" sometimes. :grin:
Freddy, I use a SPC900 and if seeing permits a TVx3
Mostly when using this barlow, Saturn is very dim in my
scope, so I use a FR of 0.5x plus the TVx3 behind.
This works out to be 1.5x.

And yes Mike, it's been a while ago now, so likely it's
what you say, out of practice! :foreheadslap:
I'll keep on going, but now I'm clouded out again.

CS to all!

#6 Mick Hyde

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Posted 28 March 2009 - 08:41 AM

I've done that with deepsky stuff before now :o

#7 Mike Clemens

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Posted 28 March 2009 - 02:07 PM

I've got many 5 and 10 minute photos of focus-stars !!!

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