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Maverick199
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Re: AP Images Taken with Original NexStar new [Re: TmaninTn]
      #5511265 - 11/09/12 09:16 AM

Great shot Tim!

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TmaninTn
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Re: AP Images Taken with Original NexStar new [Re: Maverick199]
      #5511561 - 11/09/12 12:40 PM

Thanks for the compliments folks, much appreciated.

And Tel, yes this is with a Televue 3X barlow. I see why everyone goes nuts over the Televue stuff, it's a pretty high quality piece.

Just for fun I put the 2X barlow I already had on top of the 3X and ran the Neximage through. I filled up the entire screen with Jupiter, it was pretty cool. I couldn't get it to stay in frame long enough to get enough frames to process, but the visibility was so good last night that you could almost make out cloud movement on the laptop screen when I had the 5X barlow set up working. I am going to try and nail down the alignment so I can keep the 5X barlow shot in frame long enough to get some processing material.

Good times indeed.


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Re: AP Images Taken with Original NexStar new [Re: TmaninTn]
      #5512719 - 11/10/12 05:55 AM

Hi Tim,

I suspected the use of a X3 as its size is akin to that I see when I use my Nexstar 8i/X3 Antares Barlow/Philips SPC900NC webcam combination.

It's a great achievement in my eyes, for you to have held "X3" on screen using the standard Alt/Az mount in view of its inherent backlash, which you appear to have tamed to a fine art !

As to "Barlowing" to X5, (f/50), it might be fun to try but two factors will, I feel, be against you.

The first, as you say, drift: although in theory, -- (I've no experience of doing this with a 6SE mount), -- this should be possible to manipulate.

Should the image begin to drift, it should be possible, with careful use of the HC directional buttons, to bring it back on screen. True you will lose a few tens of frames in the process, but such can be discarded by Registax at the alignment/stacking stage. I even employ this technique myself sometimes, even though I'm using a worm driven GEM, so I know it works.

But ultimately I think your greatest problem will be the dimness and hence lack of detail in the image. As far as I know, something in the region of f/40 is about the limit; and that for an 8" SCT !

Best regards, Tim, and keep 'em coming !
Tel


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Re: AP Images Taken with Original NexStar new [Re: Tel]
      #5513920 - 11/11/12 01:37 AM

I'm back! Took this tonight, with same equipment as earlier this year:

https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/pnlbtCUGKaP9QNMMa_lDSqOV0AzWm3mez6r7uEa...



Edited by Jmel (11/11/12 01:41 AM)


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Re: AP Images Taken with Original NexStar new [Re: Jmel]
      #5514337 - 11/11/12 11:51 AM

Very sharp image that Jmel!

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Re: AP Images Taken with Original NexStar new [Re: Jmel]
      #5515660 - 11/12/12 09:32 AM Attachment (42 downloads)

Jmel
We must of been looking up at he same time. I took this with my 5i and 2xbarlow on a t3 canon stacked in registack 6 slight processing with Elements.
You've a nice shot there!This was my first attempt with avi through the canon have taken some via web cam.
BE Well and keep sharing.
Grey


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Re: AP Images Taken with Original NexStar new [Re: Greyhaven]
      #5515813 - 11/12/12 11:21 AM

Very nice image Grey.

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Re: AP Images Taken with Original NexStar new [Re: Maverick199]
      #5515915 - 11/12/12 12:26 PM

Well done Grey. Thats a nice image.

Thanks for posting.

Regards. Peter.


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Jmel
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Re: AP Images Taken with Original NexStar new [Re: Peter9]
      #5516910 - 11/12/12 10:19 PM

Must have been, Greyhaven! I don't know why my image is half size here, but it shows full size when you click the link I pasted. Strange. I must have been lucky getting the 'spots' before they went around back...

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Re: AP Images Taken with Original NexStar new [Re: Jmel]
      #5519033 - 11/14/12 03:25 AM Attachment (37 downloads)

Nice shooting Jmel amd Grey ! Congratulations on your captures !

I had a go at resizing your image, Jmel, just to see how much detail you had there.

Plenty ......it seems !

Let's please see more from you both !

Best regards,
Tel


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Jmel
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Re: AP Images Taken with Original NexStar new [Re: Tel]
      #5521296 - 11/15/12 02:04 PM

Thanks Tel. I'm not sure why the thumbnail is shown here in the forum, but if you click the picasa link, it shows at 384x396, just slightly smaller than the image you posted. I am just starting to use picasa, and apparently when you link images, it shrinks them. I will see if I can figure it out.

Image

Direct Link

EDIT: Appears that it was beyond the size allowed... Probably because it is PNG and not JPG...

Edited by Jmel (11/15/12 02:19 PM)


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Re: AP Images Taken with Original NexStar new [Re: Jmel]
      #5526808 - 11/18/12 08:45 PM

I just received my 8SE this week!! Prior to that, I was using a Nexstar 5. So far, I have only had two clear nights, and first light I had a good opportunity to test the scope out with Jupiter. Night two was some very closeups of the waxing moon HSEstesPhotography . The first shot (11/17/2012) was with the 8SE, the others where taken with the 5. I think the last shot Of Orion, was taken with just the Camera (Canon Rebel 3Ti).

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Re: AP Images Taken with Original NexStar new [Re: hsestesphoto]
      #5527640 - 11/19/12 10:30 AM

Hi again Henry.

You can insert a picture directly into a post - the links are used when either the picture is too large or the copyright belongs to someone else.

To do this, simply enclose the URL of your picture (stored on the Web) with image tags - as shown here



Which would appear like this:



(this is just an example you understand)

In order to get the full text editor in order to insert a picture or web-link, just click on "Preview Reply" and you then get the relevant UBB Code links.

Hope this helps,

Art


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Re: AP Images Taken with Original NexStar new [Re: Arthur Dent]
      #5530936 - 11/20/12 08:01 PM Attachment (27 downloads)

Thanks Arthur.. Let me try once again. This shot was taken with my Nexstar 5.

Edited by hsestesphoto (11/20/12 08:04 PM)


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Re: AP Images Taken with Original NexStar new [Re: hsestesphoto]
      #5531531 - 11/21/12 05:13 AM

That is a nice image of the Moon. A bit of processing may help bring out some more details.

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Re: AP Images Taken with Original NexStar new [Re: Maverick199]
      #5531557 - 11/21/12 06:04 AM

A great shot of the full the Moon, Henry !

It's clear from your website that you are a talented and well practised photographer so I would not presume to teach but only to say, as Maverick199 observed, the image might take a little more processing ?

For example, and I don't know which processing software you possess, but I think you might agree, this image would benefit from a little "tweaking" via something as simple as free download Registax, a firm favourite, (as you probably know already), with astro-photographers ?

Best regards,
Tel


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Re: AP Images Taken with Original NexStar new [Re: Tel]
      #5531649 - 11/21/12 08:10 AM

Nice image Henry.

Thanks for posting.

Regards. Peter.


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Re: AP Images Taken with Original NexStar new [Re: Peter9]
      #5531756 - 11/21/12 09:21 AM

Nice shot Henry! Is this a single exposure, or a stacked image?

-Dan


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Re: AP Images Taken with Original NexStar [Re: Midnight Dan]
      #5538230 - 11/25/12 03:03 AM Attachment (18 downloads)

Despite the moon glow I got a decent shot of Jupiter and Io together like the chums they are tonight....

About 800 frames 3X barlowed with the Neximage cam, wxAstrocapture, 1/25, F5, and Registax 6.


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Re: AP Images Taken with Original NexStar [Re: TmaninTn]
      #5538287 - 11/25/12 05:21 AM Attachment (22 downloads)

Hi Tim, great pic of Jupiter and its moon. I can never get Jovian moon's for some reason, maybe poor seeing? Anyway, here's my attempt of yesterday night in between clouds. Also took an image of the Moon.

This one of Jupiter is with a DSLR on C6 barlowed, now that Tel gave me that idea of using a diagonal, I find focusing a breeze.


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