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CelestronDaddy
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Re: new [Re: Tel]
      #5596728 - 12/30/12 06:52 PM

Tel- Very nice! Tony

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Re: new [Re: CelestronDaddy]
      #5597372 - 12/31/12 04:15 AM

Very many thanks Tony, much appreciated. Tom's beats me hands down for resolution though !



Best wishes for a very happy New Year to you and yours,
Tel


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Re: new [Re: Tel]
      #5597738 - 12/31/12 11:06 AM

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Very many thanks Tony, much appreciated. Tom's beats me hands down for resolution though !



Best wishes for a very happy New Year to you and yours,
Tel




Many thank`s for that kind comment Tel, but in all truthfulness, i got very lucky that night, in that i had a very rare night of good seeing, does not happen very often, simply a case of right place at the right time me thinks.

best regards,

Tom.


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Re: new [Re: haytor]
      #5597766 - 12/31/12 11:25 AM

Hey... They are both good One of these days I'd like to give it a try but I'm not quite there yet,g. Tony

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Re: new [Re: CelestronDaddy]
      #5598035 - 12/31/12 01:56 PM

Isn'this supposed to be a Nexstar thread ?? Just asking...

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Re:where is the nexstar? new [Re: ghataa]
      #5598038 - 12/31/12 01:59 PM

Isn'that suposed to be a nexstar thread ?

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Re:nexstar new [Re: ghataa]
      #5598047 - 12/31/12 02:02 PM

Once again ,where is the nexstar ??? I use that thread to see what my nexstar can go...for other scopes there are other threads I think .

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Re: new [Re: bouffetout]
      #5598283 - 12/31/12 04:10 PM

I don't know the history of the thread but I enjoy looking at the astrophotography and seeing what is used and how it is done... Tony

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Re:NexStar AP Graduates Images and Discussions new [Re: CelestronDaddy]
      #5598302 - 12/31/12 04:24 PM

Hi Buffetout:

The original title of this thread was "NexStar AP Graduates Images and Discussions". The idea was that some people started doing AP with the Nexstar, got better and graduated to a different mount for longer exposures. But they still wanted to discuss techniques with their friends here in the Nexstar forum.

-Dan


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Re:nexstar new [Re: bouffetout]
      #5598392 - 12/31/12 05:12 PM

ORIGINAL POST EDITED BY ARTHUR DENT - COMMENTS WITHDRAWN

Since I don't recognise your username Buffetout, let me first welcome you to the forum.



Art

Edited by Arthur Dent (01/02/13 10:38 AM)


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Re:nexstar new [Re: Arthur Dent]
      #5598482 - 12/31/12 06:05 PM

I love this thread. A very nice group of folks who are happy to share thoughts, experiences, constructive comments and of course wonderful images, all/most with the Nexstar as a common starting point!

Happy New Year!!

George


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Re:nexstar new [Re: bouffetout]
      #5599198 - 01/01/13 08:37 AM

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Once again ,where is the nexstar ??? I use that thread to see what my nexstar can go...for other scopes there are other threads I think .




I agree with Art here. This topic is named 'Nexstar' and that encompasses equipment that is part of Nexstar, being it the controller or the SCT which one uses in conjunction with an Alt/Az mount or an EQ mount. What exactly is the doubt you have regarding this? Maybe if you could elaborate a bit more on your thoughts, some of us could help shed light.


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Re:nexstar new [Re: Maverick199]
      #5599237 - 01/01/13 09:14 AM

From the original poster.

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This thread is a companion to the AP Images with Original NexStar thread.

For one reason or another NexStar AP community is growing by leaps and bounds. As it grows, it spills into other (non-original NexStar) equipment and more sophisticated techniques. We also make (or continue talking to) friends that we met on this journey.

I believe existence of this tread is a testament of the simplicity and versatility of the original NexStar platform that welcomes new users and provides a natural path for growth in both Visual and AP.





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Re:NexStar AP Graduates Images and Discussions new [Re: Midnight Dan]
      #5600895 - 01/02/13 09:36 AM

Thanks Dan !
Explained that way ,I understand .


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Re:NexStar AP Graduates Images and Discussions new [Re: bouffetout]
      #5601245 - 01/02/13 01:15 PM Attachment (21 downloads)

Mmmm viewing fantastic Tel's Jupiter image I have a question about 8se azimutal mount... Is better have a equatorial mount? Maybe azimutal mount can *blur* image a little? I allways had that misgiving...

Also I attach old image from past mars oposition.

Configuration is nexstar 8se, spc900, and ultima barlow x2 (and quite good seeing )

Thanks in advance!


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Re:NexStar AP Graduates Images and Discussions new [Re: oracleman]
      #5602063 - 01/02/13 10:23 PM Attachment (15 downloads)

Beautiful work on the planets, guys! Been trying to get a better Crab image but the weather hasn't cooperated. It's a bit small for the Hyperstar setup, too, but, wth.

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Re:NexStar AP Graduates Images and Discussions new [Re: oracleman]
      #5602362 - 01/03/13 04:46 AM

That's a great image of Mars. For Planets, an alt/az should suffice judging from images taken using a Dob. You could record a short clip of 20 - 30 secs and stack those images.

Milby, compared to all your stunning images posted earlier, this one seems sub par but in a good way.


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Re:NexStar AP Graduates Images and Discussions [Re: Maverick199]
      #5602444 - 01/03/13 07:20 AM

Hi Milby,

Many thanks for your appreciation of the planetary imaging, Andy, Tom, and I have been working on lately. These are of course old or relatively old captures. It's just that we've each been trying to hone our processing techniques with regard to this particular facet of astrophotography as opposed to that of "deep sky".

As to your comments regarding your Crab nebula image, (above), it is, like you say, somewhat on the small side to show great detail but nevertheless in essence it's "all there".

I can't help thinking though, (and please don't take offence), you might feel that in possessing a set of imaging kit second to none; particularly a wonderful hyperstar system; obliged to use it at every imaging opportunity. (?)

Consider for example, the size of the Rosette nebula you captured a little while back and then compare it with that of the recent Crab. In comparison the former is enormous and thus as you can appreciate, the amount of diverse detail contained in the two can never be realised in using the same imaging equipment; the Rosette being well suited to the Hyperstar system at a wide field ca. f/2.2, while the Crab would fare well in more restricted f/6.3 or even f/10 produced FOV.

My own routine is such that if I contemplate an evening's imaging, (on the rare occasion that the weather is "with me"), I tend usually to choose only one, (two at the most) target(s) on which to concentrate. This of course demands initial thought on the best combination of kit to use to suite the size of the chosen object.

To this end, (and forgive me if I've suggested this before ... at my age I lose track ), I use Rod Wodaski's New Astronomy Press CCD Calculator which enables me to assess what FOV is likely to be produced for many objects in combination with 'scope, needs for focal length reduction and camera variations and thus select what to use to best effect.

http://www.newastro.com/

If as I suggest, you don't yet pursue this line or something similar, maybe it might help you to do so ?

Best regards and a very happy new year's imaging !


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Re:NexStar AP Graduates Images and Discussions [Re: Tel]
      #5602460 - 01/03/13 07:36 AM Attachment (13 downloads)

Incidentally, Milby, with regard to detail in your above image of M1, this was, I'm afraid, the best I could bring out in it.

Best regards,
Tel


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Re:NexStar AP Graduates Images and Discussions [Re: Tel]
      #5602477 - 01/03/13 08:10 AM

Great Mars image oracleman and a great Crab Nebula image Milby.

Thanks for posting.

Regards. Peter.


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