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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: zerro1]
      #5434832 - 09/22/12 05:56 PM

Well, if a guy has to choose something to "do to death," that's a pretty good choice.

We spent some time last Sunday night looking at M31, using Sugaree and the 41 Pan. I kept realizing I was bogarting the EP . . . man what a sight! the large dust lane was very visible.


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: Spaced]
      #5434900 - 09/22/12 06:44 PM

ScienceDaily has an account of the Eastern Washington wildfires along with a detailed picture of the smoke from the wildfires. Click on the image in he article to enlarge it.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/09/120921142832.htm

Ajay


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: zerro1]
      #5435118 - 09/22/12 09:29 PM

I never tire of M31! Nice image.
Hey Robert, Have you thought about combining all your M31 data over the years into one image? I bet you'd get some amazing SNR with that one.


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: bluedandelion]
      #5435121 - 09/22/12 09:31 PM

Tonight is very iffy but Sunday night looks pretty good for imaging east of cascades. Unfortunately I am going to be busy with work Monday and possibly most of Sun as well.

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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: rainycityastro]
      #5435122 - 09/22/12 09:34 PM

Here is an image I just processed. Learned a ton from this one (including what not to do next time)


http://www.flickr.com/photos/ramv/8013780060/in/photostream/

Edited by rainycityastro (09/22/12 11:01 PM)


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: rainycityastro]
      #5435182 - 09/22/12 10:27 PM

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I never tire of M31! Nice image.
Hey Robert, Have you thought about combining all your M31 data over the years into one image? I bet you'd get some amazing SNR with that one.



Well, some of the data is better than other, but I did do something like that. I spent most of last year shooting it with everything I have: the QHY8, QHY9, AT66, AT65, there is some data from my DSLR thrown in for good measure, But what I think finished it for me (until I get a little larger scope for better resolving of the structures) was the additional data from the L I shot with the Quantix.



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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: rainycityastro]
      #5435325 - 09/23/12 12:28 AM

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Tonight is very iffy but Sunday night looks pretty good for imaging east of cascades. Unfortunately I am going to be busy with work Monday and possibly most of Sun as well.




I'd check to make sure the area's you would want to go to observe, are still open.most of the NF near the fires has been closed off to everyone.

Wind's really blowing here, the forcast calls for 3 days of wind gusts near 30 for ellensburg.

The artical posted needs to do some reaserch, the table fire is over 30,000acres, not 9500.


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: DarkSkys]
      #5435352 - 09/23/12 01:05 AM

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I'd check to make sure the area's you would want to go to observe, are still open.most of the NF near the fires has been closed off to everyone.

Wind's really blowing here, the forcast calls for 3 days of wind gusts near 30 for ellensburg.

The artical posted needs to do some reaserch, the table fire is over 30,000acres, not 9500.




And of course if you read the fine-print on the Clear Dark Sky forecasts, their forecasts apparently don't include any smoke haze. Speaking of which, have you seen that Moon out right now? It's positively orange-red right now. I'd go out and snapshot it if i weren't so lazy.


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: MadHungarian]
      #5435390 - 09/23/12 01:50 AM Attachment (15 downloads)

Okay, i got up enough energy to go out and snapshot the Moon.

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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: MadHungarian]
      #5435420 - 09/23/12 02:37 AM

I was just looking at that moon. It's about as red as I've ever seen it right now. Dang fires.

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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: square_peg]
      #5435815 - 09/23/12 10:18 AM Attachment (23 downloads)

saw that last night. aside from the red moon, I could see the summer triangle. I went over to the public boat ramp accross the road at Lake Loma, thinking there might be a decent sunset. looks like the smoke layer to me...

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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: zerro1]
      #5437309 - 09/24/12 01:16 AM

Looking at the sun today and the strange light all day long, the word that came to mind was apocalyptic. I know I am stretching it a bit here...

Excellent Bubble and M31.

Robert, the sunset picture is gorgeous regardless of the circumstances leading to it.

Ajay


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: bluedandelion]
      #5437889 - 09/24/12 11:21 AM

I understand Stacy's point of view now. Even trying to talk him out of leaving CN was deleted.

My wife got a pretty nice shot of the orange half moon she even got some decent detail on the surface with her camera. It is too large to post on CN and the i don't really know how to make it work. I will try to post a link once i get the info if this post is read by anyone before it is deleted.


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: Sean Puett]
      #5438799 - 09/24/12 09:08 PM Attachment (10 downloads)

Thank you Mike, Ajay! and Ram! Ram that is a sweet bubble! Nice moon!! I tried a couple shots of that orange moon but couldn't get a decent focus result. Took another stab at it last night(of course the color wasn't there)

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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: zerro1]
      #5439752 - 09/25/12 12:54 PM

Nice picture Robert. I was out viewing it myself. Unfortunately, there's not much else to look at with all the haze, brightening moon, etc.

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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: SteveG]
      #5441277 - 09/26/12 09:24 AM

Thank You Steve
I think it's the best that 75 to 300 lens has ever done @ 300mm


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: zerro1]
      #5441436 - 09/26/12 11:07 AM

Comet News!

Check out the link in the first post on this thread, concerning possibly the brightest comet of our lifetimes, coming next year.


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: Spaced]
      #5441531 - 09/26/12 12:04 PM

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Comet News!

Check out the link in the first post on this thread, concerning possibly the brightest comet of our lifetimes, coming next year.




Hale Bopp was the best I had ever seen and is the *Once in a life time* comet for me. It was amazing from my front yard.


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: rwiederrich]
      #5441741 - 09/26/12 02:07 PM

Yea Mike - I read about that this morning. Hope it comes true!

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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: rwiederrich]
      #5441770 - 09/26/12 02:22 PM

Mag -16! No dso observing while that one is here.

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