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#126 SteveG

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 05:06 PM

Sounds like my last trip there Mike ;-) Congrat's on the NP101 - very cool scope!

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 11:26 PM

OK so, new camera. Its a total learning process for me with this one. So far it's looking like it'll work out though

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 10:45 AM

So far so good, Robert.

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 09:21 PM

That's a GREAT moon Robert. Keep it up :)

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 10:23 PM

Thanks Mike And Stacy!

It's a cool camera and it is mobile but it's definitely not a run of the mill. Its a Machine Vision High Resolution 35mm monochrome CCD. A KAI 11002 Class 1, 2 tap sensor. I just figured out how to adjust the gain on it last night when I was shooting this image. :lol:

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 10:54 PM

Lookin good Robert!!
New toys are so cool!! :cool:

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 09:13 PM

Thank You Ron!

a picture of the business end...

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 11:43 PM

Sure doesn't look like my old Instamatic. :scratchhead:

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 05:04 PM

That looks like a nice, small foot print.
How much investment is one of those?

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 11:11 PM

That looks like a nice, small foot print.
How much investment is one of those?



Well to be honest, I couldn't tell you the retail cost of the camera. The capture card made by Imperx retails for $995, but I paid about $1000 for the package used. I was going to just buy the camera and get my own frame grabber but after contacting Imperx for a price quote... it became clear I was getting a good buy. The guy had it up for sale for almost 4 months before I came along. I still need to get an external trigger cable for it so I can extend the exposure time.

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 09:11 PM

Good deal Robert. Atik uses that chip in one of their cameras
that costs $6,000!! :shocked:

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 09:34 PM

Good deal Robert. Atik uses that chip in one of their cameras
that costs $6,000!! :shocked:


:lol: yes but the Atik buyer doesn't get the adventure of "making it work as an astro cam", it just will :grin:

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 01:03 PM

:funny:

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 06:31 PM

So, did Rob get the job in Texas? Anyone know?

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 11:31 PM

Hi, Cliff,

Rob hasn't actually told us (or me personally) he got the job. OTOH, he's been in Texas for a while and I believe he's moved there. I bet if you'd send him a PM he'd respond. If you do, please tell him his buds around here are wondering.

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 08:39 AM

PM sent to Rob, I will let you know what I find out. Rob's wife works at the Navy Commissary in Bremerton and I have not seen her in a while so I assumed he moved.

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 11:04 AM

Thanks, Cliff. I'd appreciate learning what you find out.

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 12:33 PM

Anybody getting above the fog this week?

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 02:09 PM

"Out of the fog and into the smog."

-- Nick Danger

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 09:59 PM

Anybody getting above the fog this week?


There is someplace that the fog isn't? :shocked:

I have not seen sky... even during the day!

I've been trying to call my friend in Winthrop for quite some time. Got one call back that I missed ... Now I guess I got to drive over and beat on the door and see whats up, this weekend. It's supposed to be pretty good but cold this weekend so I'm going to try to get some imaging in as well!

I'm hoping that I can keep my eyes open long enough to do a marathon drive thursday night from Greenbank on Whidbey Island, to Smokey Point(then load my gear) and drive to my friends place in Winthrop.

I may drive home tomorrow night, get my stuff, drive back to Oak Harbor, then leave from Greenbank on Thursday and drive straight through to Winthrop after work... (I think I like that plan best)

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 10:36 PM

You are a man of dedication, Robert! :usa:

(Who seems able to get by on no sleep at all.) :crazyeyes:
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I guess it wouldn't hurt to mention that I'm selling my Astro-Tech Voyager mount, here. It's a very nice alt-az with good slo mo controls.

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 05:44 PM

The fog managed to burn off today in Marysville.
Its been a week and a half of constant fog/overcast.
To celebrate I decided to snap some shots of the sunspot groups in white light. :grin:

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 05:51 PM

Nice Sun Ron! :bow: (I missed it too!)

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 07:11 PM

Nice image.

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 07:24 PM

Mikey likes it!

I still see some sun outside. Mikey likes that, too.






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