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#26 TerryWood

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 08:23 PM

Last one. I was experimenting...I tried screwing the nose piece from the CCD camera right onto the end of the Brandon 24mm. It works, but you only get a couple of threads in before it stops.

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 06:56 PM

You're doing great work Terry considering your location.

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 10:48 PM

Thanks Les! It's touch and go. Some nights are definitely better than others. I've noticed that I seem to get better pictures when I use all extension tubes and a diagonal connected to the axial port. Plus another short extension at the eyepiece. I have to take a ridiculous number of frames to get a useful image. Sometimes upward of 15000. Registax locks up frequently and I have to start all over again.

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 10:51 PM

For pics of Jupiter, that is.
For the Moon, usually 500 or so, then whittled down in Registax.

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 08:33 PM

Today's sun spots...through some cloud cover.

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 01:21 PM

I took this one this morning. From my window (clouds were threatening). Extension tubes, no barlow.

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 01:23 PM

I think that one was approx 400 frames stacked at 7.5 fps.

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 03:29 PM

One more. A bit larger, but no additional detail.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 10:56 PM

One more attempt at processing. 500 frames out of 1800.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 10:58 PM

I'm just not getting the detail. I'm going to try from a different location this weekend, weather permitting.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 10:12 PM

Another attempt from last night. Barlow and one short extension tube. Usual setup, pointed out the window.

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 03:28 AM

Last attempt at processing pic from 30 Sep. Not sure if it's any better really.

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 12:54 AM

Re-processed to lighten it up a bit.

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 12:55 AM

This one is kind of ratty looking. Seeing not good at all and compounded by imaging from a window.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 05:03 AM

Nice compact setup. Please share the type of camera used and type of table top mount used to support your Q.....Barry

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 11:55 PM

Barry,

First off, I really like your web page and philosophy. I go to it often. I use a Q50 on a tri-stand, and utilize a Basler acA640-100gc camera. All of my pictures are from simply pointing the scope out an open window. I'm in the city and getting away is not always easy. Hopefully in a few months I'll be moving out to the country where the skies are dark and I have more time.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 12:27 AM

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 12:54 AM

Even though it's on the edge of the field of view, this one came out really well, all things considered.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 06:09 PM

Sorry for hogging the space. Just wanted to put one more up. I backed off the processing a bit to keep the noise down.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 12:52 AM

Here's another I took tonight. Shooting out the window once more. The usual... The red spot has rotated around the bend.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:38 AM

Installed an azimuth brake yesterday on the little Q yesterday and tried out an SLR with expired Kodak Gold.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 08:29 PM

Nice image! I've tried coupling a Sony nex 5N to the scope, but haven't been successful yet. I'm certainly doing something wrong. Will keep at it.

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