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Posted 25 May 2013 - 06:49 PM
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Posted 26 May 2013 - 01:52 PM
Great looking observatory Bill. I will need to do something like you suggest. I wonder if anyone has posted a design for such a setup. I have a shorter pier that I could install, which would help some, but then I would lose some of my available sky, so I am hesitant to change it. Even with the Paramount, my setup just can't tolerate any real wind or the scope bounces all over the place. I suppose a truss design would be less susceptible to wind but I I still think it would be a problem. I guess that is why major observatories use domes.
Nice Tyler! I have thought of putting up a windscreen too. I thought of something that basically uses the wall to retract/extend from. Put tracks and a piece of plywood. I only get a east/west wind because the peaks of my roof block some of the north/south wind.
Posted 26 May 2013 - 01:54 PM
Posted 26 May 2013 - 02:02 PM
Thanks Allan. I find I am opting for less sharpening on most of my images these days. Recently, I have been noticing how many images are oversharpened (IMHO) and I find I prefer those with less sharpening. Don't get me wrong... I always do a little high pass sharpening with soft light or overlay layers in Photoshop, but I apply them carefully and always turn down the transparency to soften the effect. I guess my personal taste goes toward less sharpening, especially at the 0.74"/pixel scale I am shooting. Clear skies to you!
Looking great Tyler - it could probably
even be sharpened a little in those dust lanes.
Posted 26 May 2013 - 03:11 PM
Posted 26 May 2013 - 03:30 PM
Ha! No... I will leave that to others and their automated systems. I would rather shoot a new target and leave the elusive tidal streams to others who are extreme than I.
Well done. Now for many hours to catch the tidal stream.
Posted 26 May 2013 - 04:49 PM
Posted 28 May 2013 - 02:08 PM
Thanks Tyler! For my observatory, making it work it wouldn't be that hard. I've looked at images of your observatory and am sure it could be done. You have some nice images come out of that scope. You did a really great job putting it together.
Posted 29 May 2013 - 03:40 PM
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