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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens Eterna Thread Pt 7 new [Re: zerro1]
      #6334146 - 01/25/14 04:11 AM Attachment (17 downloads)

And then, my Consolation prize...after giving up on the long FL, I setup my AT65EDQ(while the mount was still tracking) Of course the really funny thing about this image? It was technically impossible that I shot this last night because according to the "National Weather Service" (NOAA) IT WAS CLOUDY at the time I shot it! I guess they can't even get it right in real time let alone predict...

11 X 5 minutes Same full spectrum Canon 1000D. All my other data for this image was trash either because seeing went into a tailspin or because the focus changed.


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens Eterna Thread Pt 7 new [Re: zerro1]
      #6334669 - 01/25/14 12:02 PM

Robert, nice Orion.

Ajay


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens Eterna Thread Pt 7 new [Re: bluedandelion]
      #6334685 - 01/25/14 12:11 PM

Nice shots! I was at Snoqualmie Point Park. I was able to get 420 minutes of rgb data on my m81/m82 project. The seeing was really bad until midnight ish but then it must have improved considerably. When I woke up to take my flats at 4 it was excellent with and RMS of 0.5". It stayed clear all nigh win excellent transparency.

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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens Eterna Thread Pt 7 new [Re: andysea]
      #6335264 - 01/25/14 04:57 PM

Robert, I feel your pain, although less keenly than you do, I'm sure!

But I do see you got the SN in that one shot. A keeper!


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens Eterna Thread Pt 7 new [Re: Spaced]
      #6335423 - 01/25/14 06:21 PM

I was out on my back deck last night. Planetary seeing was very poor, but I had an excellent view of the new supernova!

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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens Eterna Thread Pt 7 new [Re: SteveG]
      #6335759 - 01/25/14 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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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens Eterna Thread Pt 7 new [Re: zerro1]
      #6335770 - 01/25/14 11:05 PM

I just (ahem!) opened a new thread.

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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens Eterna Thread Pt 7 new [Re: zerro1]
      #6336421 - 01/26/14 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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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens Eterna Thread Pt 7 new [Re: cliff mygatt]
      #6338644 - 01/27/14 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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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens Eterna Thread Pt 7 new [Re: Spaced]
      #6338916 - 01/27/14 02:39 PM Attachment (7 downloads)

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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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens Eterna Thread Pt 7 new [Re: zerro1]
      #6340837 - 01/28/14 12:13 PM

Wow! Lots 'O galaxies!

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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens Eterna Thread Pt 7 new [Re: Spaced]
      #6342036 - 01/28/14 10:40 PM

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


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens Eterna Thread Pt 7 new [Re: astronomania]
      #6343219 - 01/29/14 01:56 PM Attachment (12 downloads)

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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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens Eterna Thread Pt 7 new [Re: zerro1]
      #6343954 - 01/29/14 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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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens Eterna Thread Pt 7 new [Re: astronomania]
      #6344035 - 01/29/14 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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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens Eterna Thread Pt 7 new [Re: zerro1]
      #6348547 - 02/01/14 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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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens Eterna Thread Pt 7 new [Re: DarkSkys]
      #6354121 - 02/03/14 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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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens Eterna Thread Pt 7 new [Re: SteveG]
      #6354476 - 02/03/14 10:12 PM

Good luck, Steve

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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens Eterna Thread Pt 7 new [Re: Spaced]
      #6355581 - 02/04/14 01:40 PM

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

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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens Eterna Thread Pt 7 new [Re: SteveG]
      #6356697 - 02/04/14 11:11 PM

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

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