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#1 rg55

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 02:26 PM

Last time was through inversion, poor to fair seeing. This was significantly better. Neximage 5 camera.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 02:28 PM

Here is a comp during the same session with varying seeing, gain settings, and planetary rotation. Talk about multivariate analysis!

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#3 Danno2006

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 02:53 PM

Very nice - thanks for sharing.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 04:05 PM

Boy that 3rd image on the right really looks sharp! Nice shots.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 09:39 PM

Thanks, Danno and Rigel. Can't wait to see this scope on Saturn and more of the Moon.

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 08:52 AM

Great images, rg!!! :waytogo:

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 05:14 PM

Thanks, Robert! Amazing the bliss you can get from freezing in the dark. :)

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 06:03 PM

Enjoyed the images! :jump:

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 09:49 PM

Thanks, Gene. I'll add a couple of lunar images from an earlier session. First up is Plato:

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 09:51 PM

Archimedes.

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 09:52 PM

Copernicus.

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 10:03 PM

Very very impressive here is the rille down the alpine valley and the Catena Beer off of Beer and Feuille . And not nder the bedt lighting. Striking.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 07:17 AM

Great moonshots!

What are your visual impressions on the Moon with the 180, lets say for example Plato?

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 07:01 PM

Wonderful images! Thanks for sharing them with us :)

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 07:37 PM

Awesome lunar images!!, rg!! I still toy with the idea of getting one of these mak-cass scopes!

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 07:59 PM

Thanks, Pete, Ed and Robert. Traveler, I don't recall looking at Plato through the eyepiece, but I did see Jupiter and was impressed by not only the sharpness and contrast, but the brightness of the image.

I am having to adjust to the difference in dimensions and weight...the Mak is more unwieldy than the C8, that's for sure. Adjustments to the mounting procedure are in order.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 10:30 PM

Great job!

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 01:00 AM

Sweet images!

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 08:16 AM

Great pictures! Great telescope!

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:39 PM

Thanks, Gene and John!

Hey Illinois, I see that you have or had the same set up. What tips do you have for me for imaging?

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 08:35 AM

Great Images Richard. I have a friend who teaches astronomy at the local college. He has an Orion 7" Mak which I've had the pleasure to peer through from time to time. I was floored by the images it put up. Obviously yours is good sample too! Thanks for sharing...

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 08:39 AM

Hi Ed,

I sure envy you the Southern Utah skies! Especially now when it's inversion time in my valley. Thanks for your comments.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 08:14 AM

Thanks, Gene and John!

Hey Illinois, I see that you have or had the same set up. What tips do you have for me for imaging?


I dont do astrophotograph!

I use Explore Scientific eyepieces. 14, 11, 8.8 and 6.7 mm 82 degrees. I like 14 and 11 mm most of the time for nice view on planets. I also like ES 68 degrees 20mm eyepiece, too. I use Orion Versa Go 3 Micro motion Altaziath mount and its not too bad but little shaking at high power. I set up and let Juipter floating into my view without touch mount.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 01:03 PM

Excellent. I have a WO binoviewer I'll use next time I have the moon in view. That should be a trip! :jump:

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 08:51 PM

Richard,

Great shots of Jupiter and the Moon! I'm glad you are getting more use of the Mak than I did.






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