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#1 Steve OK

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 01:04 PM

A few nights ago, I saw Antares B for the first time, using my C11. I was pretty excited when it appeared, off and on, next to the blazing and pulsating giant. Seeing was good, but not really great. Last night, I was out trying to do some imaging of the moon and Saturn, and just for fun pointed my C11 and TouCam at Antares. Working at f/30, I could see the B star popping in and out. The seeing was worse than the first night, and the air was still boiling somewhat from a hot day. Anyway, I made a 3000 frame AVI, then went through all 3000 frames (with Registax), and hand-picked about 100. These were stacked, and here is the result.

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#2 payner

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 02:29 PM

Very nice image of these two stars, Steve. Beautiful, in fact. Thanks for posting, randy

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 02:51 PM

Agree. Very nice. I was able to split this double as well with a 6" Apo. Not always a easy split at 42 degrees N latitude.

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 06:21 PM

I split it Saturday night with my 4" F/15 Jaegers Refractor on my first attempt with my scope in my back yard. It was pretty fun. I made the comment in the classic telescope section Sunday morning. 4/5 seeing based on the CSC in the Sacramento Area. I used my 5mm Nagler at 315x. Very Cool, Very Fun!!

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 10:29 PM

It's a similar situation with my location at 40 deg N. But on June 30 I had a rare night of good seeing and managed to get a black line split at 257x (3.5 Delos) in my 5" refractor. The airy disks were turbulent but the greenish secondary stayed in constant view.

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 03:33 PM

Extraudinary. I'm floored when I see a double like this or Sirius actually imaged well. Here, here ! Great work!

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 05:50 AM

VERY nice :D

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 02:35 AM

Nice! I've only seen the companion as a "blob" on the diffraction ring so far....(52 degrees N).
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Posted 17 July 2014 - 03:21 PM

i judge from the position angle that you also know how to align your camera!

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 03:29 PM

Excellent picture very true to what's seen visually.
Thanks, Bill






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