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#76 zerro1

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 02:59 AM

I would have to say yes and no in that order.

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 02:31 PM

:crazyeyes: Nice, Robert.

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 05:36 PM

Gonna try and make it for the 7th/8th and leave the 9th. :cool:
Hopefully the weather will be kind.

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 02:24 PM

Beautiful!

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 02:27 PM

Just got back home from two great nights. The first one (Sat night) was the best I've ever seen anytime in WA state.
Sunday night was super windy so lost a lot of data.

Even so the images I shot (Fireworks Galaxy and M33) look really nice after preliminary processing. I will post as soon as I get them done.

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 06:47 PM

Thanks you guy's! I kind of like the simplicity of that picture!

Well it was a really nice time at Pixieland! I want to thank Mike for letting us use the place and Kerry for arranging it. I travelled light with DSLR's, LXD75 mount, AT65EDQ and a couple of camera lenses. Friday Night and Saturday Night were exceptional skies.

I had the chance to pay a visit to a very old friend down in Mosier Oregon on Sunday, and by the time I returned it was like a furnace. The wind came up (as it often does) so I lowered my tripod and parked my truck to block the wind. Was able to shoot some subs of NGC281, but after about an hour I started getting some haze. Switched to dark frames and went to sleep.

I got 4 objects imaged over the weekend(wich was quite a treat) and a bunch of terrestrial photos that I still need to look through. I'll post some of the better results later :lol:

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 08:06 PM

Crepuscular Rays and Mt Adams Cloud Cap. This morning 09/02/13

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 08:34 PM

My friends Dan and Nancy from Olympia are planning to show up on Wednesday. He might post a Hello here. I will show up on Friday. Weather is looking good.

I'm glad last weekend turned out well.

Brad

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 10:14 PM

I second Ram's assessment. Best sky ever on Saturday. Sunday night, there was a stiff breeze all night. I imaged a single target - the Crescent Nebula over two nights.

Got Luminance and Blue on Saturday. My Subaru provided enough cover to my somewhat squat Atlas that I got some good Red, Green and OIII data on Sunday.

The spacer rings for the field flattener worked really well. Round stars all over the field of view from now on!

The Moonrise this morning was breathtaking with some nice cloud formations and Orion still blazing. Robert tried to get a picture but his camera did not have a wide enough view (looking forward to your other pictures, Robert). I rather like terrestrial clouds but strictly during day time. Cloudy nights only at www.cloudynights.com :lol: .

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 10:29 PM

Thanks for finding my long lost washer Ajay!! Here is the California that I shot Saturday night.
37 X 8 minutes

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 10:39 PM

I did get the Crescent but not the Earth-shine

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 10:49 PM

Kerry
Here is a picture of that exposed Lava Dike down in the Gorge, I was telling you about.

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 11:05 PM

Nice work on the California Nebula, Robert.

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 11:52 PM

Nice shots Robert!! :)

Hi Ajay, Thanks again for the nice program you did for my club!! Very well presented and everyone really enjoyed it.
I know that I learned a lot. :bow:

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 09:32 AM

There has been come confusion, my friends are going to a star party near Goldendale, in a field, with a single honey bucket, this weekend; but, it's at Skyview Acres and organized by the Rose City Astronomers... The most confusing part is that the RCA have my name on their list of attendees. What's up with that, do I have a long lost twin?

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My friends Dan and Nancy from Olympia are planning to show up on Wednesday. He might post a Hello here. I will show up on Friday. Weather is looking good.

I'm glad last weekend turned out well.

Brad



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Posted 03 September 2013 - 10:19 AM

I'm glad everyone had a good weekend! As usual, I'm fascinated by the images. Although I'm not really competent to express an opinion I'll say, "Very nice!"

My "plan," such as it is, is to head down that way Friday. This is dictated in part by the forecast in this morning's paper, which calls for showers during the week, followed by another nice weekend. I think I'll have the flexibility to stay Sunday night but I'll need to examine my work calendar to verify.

Brad, I think you've answered the eternal question, "How can you be in two places at once when you're not anywhere at all?"

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 02:43 PM

I was in Redmond Oregon this weekend..and out by the OSP site....Dark skies for sure and hot. The OSP site is very dark..but in and around Redmond the skies are worse then they are at my place here outside Belfair. Man that area is growing up.....far more LP then when I was a kid.

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 05:24 PM

It's sad to see, isn't it, Rob?

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 09:06 PM

Can't wait to get under those dark skies Mike!!
I'm planning on leaving right after work, about 2PM Sat.
Sleepy is planning on dropping by, we are going Salmon fishing one of the days. :)

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 02:36 PM

I'm set for leaving Seattle around noon on Saturday for a 1 night stay. Forecast looks excellent, clear with very little wind!

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 04:51 PM

It's sad to see, isn't it, Rob?


Indeed it is and yet my place stays constant due to the land management act...which prevents anyone from building on less then 10 acres. Not to mention I have 57 acres of of trees belonging to a paving co. abutting me to the West and thousands of acres belonging to the local watershed to my North. :)

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 08:27 PM

The Pacman NGC281. From Sunday Night @ Pixieland

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 08:49 PM

Extra nice Robert!! :bow:

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 09:25 PM

Kerry
Here is a picture of that exposed Lava Dike down in the Gorge, I was telling you about.
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Very cool. I like this stuff.

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 10:07 PM

Thanks Ron And Tom!

Tom- I've been a fan of the basalt features since I was old enough to walk. The Moses Coulee, Dry Falls, Palouse Falls. The floods that carved the features, revealed so much geology as a side effect. A person could spend a lifetime trying to take it all in. The scale and scope is fantastic!






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