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Stacy
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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: trainsktg]
      #5482082 - 10/21/12 02:54 PM

Quote:

I just learned some new words tonight .

Keith




It's always good to expand your vocabulary. Just don't count on my spelling


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bluedandelion
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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: Stacy]
      #5482964 - 10/22/12 12:57 AM

Here is an image from 2009 of M13 taken with my C9.25 and a modified Canon 350D at f/10 that I processed earlier today. This data was never processed before today.



Link to larger version on Flickr

Ajay


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MadHungarian
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Loc: Cloudy WA
Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: bluedandelion]
      #5483648 - 10/22/12 01:20 PM

Now that is cool!

I've always** thought globulars to be way cool. One of the few things that look as good in person as they do in the photos.

**Of course, "always" for me means only two years...


Edited by MadHungarian (10/22/12 01:32 PM)


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csa/montana
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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: bluedandelion]
      #5483745 - 10/22/12 02:16 PM

That is a great image of one of my favorite targets! Sure looks like the jewel it is!

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Stacy
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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 new [Re: csa/montana]
      #5483893 - 10/22/12 03:54 PM

Yes, great shot Ajay. Is a glob expanding or contracting or do some do both? I love to look at them but have a hard time explaining them, even to myself. Not that I talk to myself... Or do I? OK I guess maybe I do.

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bluedandelion
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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: Stacy]
      #5484344 - 10/22/12 09:09 PM

Thank you Emery, Carol and Stacy.

It is one of my favorite objects as well. Unlike the double cluster in Perseus it also photographs well.

Ajay


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Sky Captain
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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: bluedandelion]
      #5484671 - 10/23/12 01:18 AM

Nice one Ajay! Hey, is that a galaxy in the lower right corner?
Did you use any filters?


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cliff mygatt
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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: Sky Captain]
      #5484921 - 10/23/12 09:15 AM

It sure looks like a galaxy to me, nice catch!

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trainsktg
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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: Sky Captain]
      #5485201 - 10/23/12 12:40 PM

Quote:

Nice one Ajay! Hey, is that a galaxy in the lower right corner?
Did you use any filters?




Good catch, Sir. Yes, I believe it is .

Keith


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rwiederrich
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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: trainsktg]
      #5485368 - 10/23/12 02:07 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Nice one Ajay! Hey, is that a galaxy in the lower right corner?
Did you use any filters?




Good catch, Sir. Yes, I believe it is .

Keith




Eagle Eye....not to mention the *fuzz* up in the left hand corner...

Rob


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bluedandelion
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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: rwiederrich]
      #5486122 - 10/23/12 09:54 PM

No filters were used. Modified DSLR and C9.25 at f/10. This was from my backyard. So there's plenty of light pollution. The galaxy is IC 4617 of magnitude 15.2. It is not a challenging object photographically given the aperture and a total exposure time of 66 minutes.

Researching it, I found that is a challenging target visually even for large scopes. Even an experienced observer like Don Pensack thought it was a great find visually.

See the following link for more information on how to find it: http://deepskypedia.com/wiki/IC_4617
The wiki has links to observer's notes from the likes of Steve Coe.

Maybe one of you folks with large Dobs may be up to the challenge.

Ajay


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Sean Puett
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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: trainsktg]
      #5486193 - 10/23/12 10:39 PM

That is a dream scope Ajay. Nice pick up.

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Sean Puett
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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: Sean Puett]
      #5486198 - 10/23/12 10:44 PM

M13 looks much better with the blue and red stars in their proper colors. I have spent alto of time looking at it in all white that image blows me away.

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bluedandelion
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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: Sean Puett]
      #5486297 - 10/24/12 12:01 AM

Thank you Sean and others. This was fun. Next in queue is a reprocess of M92 shot about the same week as this M13. That one also has some faint fuzzies in it. Don't know if I can get to it this weekend.

Here's an earlier version of M92 - not very colorful. Hope to fix that.

Ajay


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Sean Puett
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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: bluedandelion]
      #5486587 - 10/24/12 07:47 AM

If any of you are looking for a paracorr, there is one observing AM for $165 in the eyepiece section.

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bluedandelion
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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: Sean Puett]
      #5489227 - 10/25/12 08:22 PM

There was also a TV85 on the Seattle-Tacoma Craigslist from someone many of you know (not me!)

Ajay


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Spaced
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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: bluedandelion]
      #5489309 - 10/25/12 09:37 PM

Stacy! New self-portrait! Nice!

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MadHungarian
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Reged: 11/18/10

Loc: Cloudy WA
Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: Spaced]
      #5489599 - 10/26/12 01:03 AM

I have some bad news -- I have some new Deloi and Powermates due to arrive in a couple days. So expect clouds for awhile.

Not to mention Ajay's new scope also...


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zerro1
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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: MadHungarian]
      #5489651 - 10/26/12 02:58 AM

Hope I can still remember how to setup and use my gear, the next time there is some clear nights...

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Stacy
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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens EternaThread Pt 6 [Re: zerro1]
      #5490275 - 10/26/12 01:46 PM

Complete Instructions for $50 Bino-View Cloud Filter System:

Items needed:

1 Roll of 2" removable adhesive (low tac) masking tape.

1 Viewmaster Rotating 3D Filter Wheel (er.. viewer) About $17. Viewmaster

1 vintage set of "Exploring the Universe - Astronomy" ViewMaster Filter (er.. slide) Packet about $28. Slide Real

1 Flashlight

Use tape to secure Viewmaster Filter Wheel to telescope.

Aim flashlight at front of Viewmaster and secure with tape.

Insert slide real.

Take everything outside (or just turn out the lights as this filter also works indoors!) Turn on flashlight and
enjoy the view.

Note: Can also be used for eyepiece projection photography with the correct adapter for your camera system.

You all can thank me later.


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