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#1 Rankinstudio

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 03:40 AM

Finally got out. One of those times you setup, point the scope at Jupiter, install the camera, and catch the best seeing of the night in your first two runs.

Went rapidly downhill from here.

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 09:39 AM

Don't you just love it when a plan comes together! Lovely image.

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 09:42 AM

Great shot!

It is probably a trick of the memory, but it seems to me I usually either have my best seeing at the start or at the end. I can't recall ever sitting down to mediocre seeing, have it get better and then get worse.

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 09:55 AM

Thanks guys :)

Yes, it seems to me it is always best at the beginning or end as well. Last night after I got two or three good runs and it started to go downhill, I just packed it in. Forecast tonight is calling for 4/5 - 5/5 seeing. Going to setup and see if it comes through.

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 10:42 AM

Another run from 07:26 UT

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 10:49 AM

Good luck tonight!

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 10:55 AM

Thanks. I hope it holds out.

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 11:21 AM

Well done Dave :grin: Be glad you get to shoot, here on the east coast we are waiting for Hurricane Sandy and the clouds are already rolling in...

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 11:29 AM

Im a weather channel addict. Sounds like you guys are in for a ride.

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 04:38 PM

Nice images Dave..! :waytogo:

.....and I guess we all dream of one night where the seeing and onscreen images start out really good and just keep on improving all night....! :shocked: :grin:

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 06:59 PM

Yes, that would be fantastic eh? When I find myself starting out with bad seeing, I always wonder how many minutes ago I just missed that pocket of perfect seeing.... If nobody is around to image through it, is it really there? ;)






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