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zerro1
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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: rainycityastro]
      #5420342 - 09/14/12 02:05 AM

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That's a nice Sadr region Robert! Was it with the Quantix?


Thank You Ram! that is correct. never stops amazing me (only 55 minutes)

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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: zerro1]
      #5420569 - 09/14/12 08:48 AM

That is a very nice image. I'll have to take another look at home on my desktop. My phone doesn't do justice to all of your images.
Where is roslyn Ram?


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: rainycityastro]
      #5420675 - 09/14/12 10:06 AM

Emery, there's little I know for sure in this world but one certainty is that if you went to Hurricane you wouldn't regret it! It's hands-down one of my favorite viewing sites. No bears but curious deer may check you out in the middle of the night.

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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: Spaced]
      #5420853 - 09/14/12 12:30 PM

Robert, Nice shot of the Sadr area.

Ajay


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: bluedandelion]
      #5420862 - 09/14/12 12:37 PM

Went back and processed an image I acquired in 2010 with a Canon 350D I no longer have. M33 from Brooks Meomorial State park in Goldendale.


Higher res here.

Here is my earlier effort with the same data.

Ajay


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: bluedandelion]
      #5420873 - 09/14/12 12:40 PM

Chuck Jacobson and a few other TAS members are going to Sunrise Point. I believe that might be tonight. He said its an open invitation. I don't have access to my email just now but PM me if you are interested in the location.

By the way I joined TAS. Great organization for young astronomers.

Ajay


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: MadHungarian]
      #5420895 - 09/14/12 12:52 PM

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I really should be up at Hurricane Ridge tonight with my scope, but i just couldn't bring myself to drive all the way up there (2 hours + mountain road) in the dark, plus set up in a strange new place in the dark, probably all alone, with imaginary bears watching me from all sides.




What I hear from Mike is the caretaker up there is an avid astronomer. Chances are on a clear night with a new moon you wouldn't be alone. And you would probably be out of the smoke plaguing the other areas of the state.

If my RV was back together I'd be EXTREMELY tempted to join you up there. I wouldn't feel too comfortable all alone up there but it's worth a drive at night just to climb up the hill to look at the lights of Victoria. (Which are very well shielded in the lower parking lot). Port Angeles is my birthplace BTW.


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: bluedandelion]
      #5421098 - 09/14/12 03:09 PM

Hi Ajay, what is the location where they are going to be at?

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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: bluedandelion]
      #5421228 - 09/14/12 04:25 PM

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Chuck Jacobson and a few other TAS members are going to Sunrise Point. I believe that might be tonight. He said its an open invitation. I don't have access to my email just now but PM me if you are interested in the location.

By the way I joined TAS. Great organization for young astronomers.

Ajay




Is that Tacoma astronomical society? I think some of them were up at sunrise last September when we went. If that is the same group, they were very nice.


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: Sean Puett]
      #5421242 - 09/14/12 04:35 PM

Awesome image Ajay. I really need to upgrade my eyes so i can see that at the eyepiece.

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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: Sean Puett]
      #5421274 - 09/14/12 04:59 PM

Thank you Sean.

Not sure you can see all that in an eyepiece. M33 is a deceptively difficult target both visually and photographically. Although its total magnitude is high and puts it among the brighter galaxies, its spiral arms are quite wispy and make details pretty hard to see. I have read in a few places and can confirm that M33 is easier to see in the condensed FOV of a small wide field finder scope. In the main scope it gets magnified and the features get dispersed. May be you should try your AT 66. Didn't you have one?

Imagers have a similar problem in trying to bring out the faint arms without blowing out the core. I have Ram to thank for advocating for Pixinsight. Its an awesome tool. I cannot believe that with an 85 mm lens you can bring in data that shows star forming regions in the spiral arms (blue area) and red h-alpha clouds.

Yes TAS is the Tacoma Astronomical Society.

Ajay


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: bluedandelion]
      #5421415 - 09/14/12 06:54 PM

With an eye upgrade, i could see that. It will be another 100 years or so before it is available though. Since i don't binoview, i only need one robotic camera eye. Save me some money.

I should have put more clues that it was a bad joke. I want to check out Kerry's camera scope video live feed sometime. I read that the mallincam makes a small scope work like a large scope. The 8" should be huge...


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: Sean Puett]
      #5421544 - 09/14/12 08:24 PM

Ajay, forgot to mention that it is a great M33 you have!

That reminds me to go back and reprocess some older data as well. (including an M33 that I gave up on because of moon gradients! )


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: bluedandelion]
      #5421744 - 09/14/12 11:21 PM

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Robert, Nice shot of the Sadr area.

Ajay


Thank You Ajay, This camera is forcing me to save some money for some more filters. The data it spits out is so crisp and full! it's amazing. The NABG can be a pain at times, but I'm still experimenting and the camera is still a "project"

Nice detail in that M33. It is harder than it looks and can be a stubborn image to process. I'd like to shoot some L with this Quantix of it and see what it does.


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: Spaced]
      #5422336 - 09/15/12 01:02 PM

mars landing Check out this vid

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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: zerro1]
      #5422361 - 09/15/12 01:28 PM

Robert, The 6303 seems like a very sensitive chip! I'd love to get one and play with it but requiring a PCI/PCI-e slot is a deal breaker as I am unable to image from home

Ajay, I ended up going to my usual place near Roslyn instead of Sunrise pt because I left very late. Is there a group meeting tonight as well at Sunrise?


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: Sean Puett]
      #5422377 - 09/15/12 01:42 PM

Sean, realized I hadn't replied to you. Roslyn is a little town just before Cle-Elum on I-90 corridor. There is a nice sno park on the Salmon-LaSac road and very dark with no lights or traffic. If weather is clear, it is an excellent place to image or observe from

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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: Sean Puett]
      #5422390 - 09/15/12 01:46 PM

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...I read that the mallincam makes a small scope work like a large scope. The 8" should be huge...




I'm hoping to get a mallincam for my CPC1100 one of these days. The goal (besides turning the 11" SCT into an 18" or something) is to be able to run it semi-remotely from my car or tent during those cold clear winter nights.


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: rainycityastro]
      #5422518 - 09/15/12 03:34 PM

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Sean, realized I hadn't replied to you. Roslyn is a little town just before Cle-Elum on I-90 corridor. There is a nice sno park on the Salmon-LaSac road and very dark with no lights or traffic. If weather is clear, it is an excellent place to image or observe from




I wouldn't have been able to make it last night anyway. My wife's van got rear ended last night and i would have had to turn around anyway. She is ok just a bit beat up from the shock of getting hit while sitting at a stop light. Her neck and back are in pain. So this weekend I'll be viewing from home.


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: Sean Puett]
      #5422684 - 09/15/12 05:43 PM

Woah Sean, sorry to hear! Hope she's alright.

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