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#1 Escher

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 03:04 PM

Clear skies, New Moon, No wind... low 30's... I'm thinking its an imaging session tonight!

And a new Dell XPS 12 laptop to boot! Bring it!

...now watch, I probably wont even go out! ;)

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 06:38 PM

Go for it--get out! :grin:

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 06:55 PM

If I only didn't have to get up at 4:30 tomorrow...

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 09:59 PM

Yeah, get out there. If I wasn't under the weather I would try to be out observing as well.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 10:35 PM

I did.... Wish I hadn't....not a good session. I thought it was going to be... finally got a good polar alignment, but then couldn't manage more than 10 seconds without trails... there are days I do want to chuck this hobby...

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 11:07 PM

Sorry to hear it didn't work out for you tonight. I'm about an hour south. The sky got really good about 9pm. Found comet 168p/Hergenrother but its right at the limit of what I can see at low magnification and averted vision. Jupiter was maybe the best I've ever seen. It was great at about 300 mag and I even got to about double that for a few second here & there. A blue filter really made it sharp.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 08:17 AM

Very cool!

Sorry about my sour state last night - After a good nights rest and a clear head I realize I may be asking too much from my mount to expect it to no trail carrying a heavy F15 scope...

I may shed some items and try to get an F5 or so refractor and have another go at this.






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