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Posted 25 January 2014 - 10:58 PM

Thanks Ajay, Andy, and Mike! I'm shooting a wide field of M82/M81 tonight from my front yard. 2 minute exposures and can clearly see the SN. I tried going to 3 minutes but it was just too much, would have been a really noisy looking result. The LP made a 3 min look near daylight with a couple galaxies visible. Same mount I mount that gave me guiding issues is performing pretty good here tonight. (mostly)

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Posted 25 January 2014 - 11:05 PM

I just (ahem!) opened a new thread.

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 11:14 AM

I had a chance to take a look for the Supernova in M-82 Friday night. I found it quite easily from my light polluted front yard. It was cool to see an event that took place 12 million years ago!

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 12:16 PM

Great, Cliff!

I tried a couple of nights ago but no joy, only because I was unwilling to pack up and travel to a good site. The sky at home in the early evening was too bright and the horizon to the north was too low.

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 02:39 PM

So after a lot of re-work on the data I got from my night of 2 minute wide field exposures. 1st up is a cropped example of M106

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 12:13 PM

Wow! Lots 'O galaxies!

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 10:40 PM

Nice Robert!!
I think that wide field shows M 106 best. ;)

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 01:56 PM

Thanks Mike and Ron
This stack of 2 minute sub-exposures represents a break through in my personal attempts at processing the Horse Head region!

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 07:31 PM

Well done Robert!!
Nice job controlling those bright stars.
Zoomed in I can spot the "B" star companion of Alnitak!!
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Posted 29 January 2014 - 08:23 PM

Thanks Ron.
I'm really pleased with this image considering the short subs and LP present during capture. Still encountering some reflections but they were very minimal with the short subs.

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 05:47 AM

Finaly cleared out tonight! 3 weeks of cloud deck o' doom finaly over!

I did a bit of observeing with my Bino's tongiht, standard stuff, Orion Nebula and the winter milkyway.

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 07:37 PM

I'm going to freeze tonight for some brief viewing.

Today is the Imbolc cross-quarter, marking the half-way point between Winter and Spring.

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 10:12 PM

Good luck, Steve

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 01:40 PM

Too cloudy & cold. Stars that were visible were dancing like mad. Will try again tonight.

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 11:11 PM

Tomorrow is supposed to be good and Thursday too!....hopefully.

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 05:54 PM

OK so I was only going to take some pictures of the moon last night when I dragged out my 8" Meade SCT...well then I got to thinking; HMMM I'm already out here. So I ran a few stacks of 150 seconds, 120 seconds, and 10 seconds to put this little image together. 2000mm FL, @f/10, Full spectrum Canon 1000D

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 07:13 PM

Not too shabby for a seat of the pants shot
with the old SCT!! That 1000D is doing a fine job with the mod.
I think I need to pick your brain about doing the mod to mine.
It was purchased with the intent to make an astro camera.

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 07:41 PM

Looks great Robert! Did you do a clear mod on the 1000D? I just modded mine and I left the Lpf1 filter in place. It seems to be working fine. I am debating whether I should remove it or not. Of course if I did I would have to use a luminance clip on filter.

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 08:10 PM

We're planning another astro-outreach night at Shadow Lake Bog on the last weekend of March. It's in Maple Valley.

Shadow Lake Bog

If there's any interest here I'll post all the pertinent info as it becomes available.

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 10:08 PM

It's a naked sensor! no filters in the camera. Not even a filter frame in the camera :) I just use a UV/IR in my camera adapter. :grin:

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 10:10 PM

Not too shabby for a seat of the pants shot
with the old SCT!! That 1000D is doing a fine job with the mod.
I think I need to pick your brain about doing the mod to mine.
It was purchased with the intent to make an astro camera.


Sure it's not really a big deal on the 1000D. No soldering just screws and ribbon cables

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 10:59 PM

Very cool! I had two naked sensor Canons on the past. With this one I decided to try and leave the front filter in place... We'll see how it performs.

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 11:46 AM

Tried a new cloud filter yesterday. Didn't work. :mad:

We're planning another astro-outreach night at Shadow Lake Bog on the last weekend of March. It's in Maple Valley.

Shadow Lake Bog

If there's any interest here I'll post all the pertinent info as it becomes available.


I'm interested. Link is busted.

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 09:11 PM

I'm interested. Link is busted.


Oopsy!

http://shadowhabitat.org/about

Details aren't set yet. Tentatively going to set this up for Friday night with Saturday night as a backup - weather dependent.

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 10:49 AM

Thanks, Tom. That's a well-done website. A map link would be a plus. I'd like to visit the place regardless of astro outreach.






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