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TerryWood
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Questar Astrophotos and Advice
      #5423724 - 09/16/12 12:50 PM

Just a place to post pics taken with your Questar and offer advice to one another. I'm new at this, but having a good time during the learning curve.

V/R

Terry


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Re: Questar Astrophotos and Advice new [Re: TerryWood]
      #5423728 - 09/16/12 12:53 PM Attachment (243 downloads)

Ok, I'll get the party started. Here is Jupiter from 14 Sep 2012.
My set up is pointing my scope out an open window. No barlow used in this one. I think I got lucky.

V/R

Terry


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Re: Questar Astrophotos and Advice new [Re: TerryWood]
      #5423731 - 09/16/12 12:54 PM Attachment (183 downloads)

Another one from very early this morning. Barlow and extension tube.

V/R

Terry


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Re: Questar Astrophotos and Advice new [Re: TerryWood]
      #5423734 - 09/16/12 12:59 PM Attachment (144 downloads)

A group of sun spots from about a week ago.

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Terry


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Re: Questar Astrophotos and Advice new [Re: TerryWood]
      #5423740 - 09/16/12 01:08 PM Attachment (171 downloads)

And here are some pics of my set up. Pointing out a window and plugged into a laptop.

V/R

Terry


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Re: Questar Astrophotos and Advice new [Re: TerryWood]
      #5423749 - 09/16/12 01:11 PM Attachment (131 downloads)

And it's connected to....

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Re: Questar Astrophotos and Advice new [Re: TerryWood]
      #5423784 - 09/16/12 01:34 PM Attachment (122 downloads)

And pointed out the window here...

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Terry


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Re: Questar Astrophotos and Advice new [Re: TerryWood]
      #5423785 - 09/16/12 01:35 PM Attachment (124 downloads)

A few Moon pictures to follow. These are re-posts from the Q50 thread.

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Re: Questar Astrophotos and Advice new [Re: TerryWood]
      #5423786 - 09/16/12 01:38 PM Attachment (104 downloads)

A couple of more then I'll give it a rest.

V/R

Terry


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Re: Questar Astrophotos and Advice new [Re: TerryWood]
      #5423788 - 09/16/12 01:39 PM Attachment (102 downloads)

The Moon.

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Re: Questar Astrophotos and Advice new [Re: TerryWood]
      #5423791 - 09/16/12 01:40 PM Attachment (90 downloads)

Sun.

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Re: Questar Astrophotos and Advice new [Re: TerryWood]
      #5423793 - 09/16/12 01:41 PM Attachment (105 downloads)

And a big spot.

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Re: Questar Astrophotos and Advice new [Re: TerryWood]
      #5423802 - 09/16/12 01:47 PM

Hi Terry,

What a beautiful collection of photo's with your Q. I really like your full disk sun with all the sunspots. And the moon photos remind me of those featured in the Questar gallery book decades ago, just better. And Jupiter, stunning with just 89mm of aperture. Glad you created a place to do them justice


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Re: Questar Astrophotos and Advice new [Re: Erik Bakker]
      #5423818 - 09/16/12 01:58 PM

Thank you Erik, I really appreciate the kind words. You're being to nice. But, I'll take it! Hopefully, my pictures will improve as time goes along. Thanks again for the advice. Hope all is well on your side of the globe.

V/R

Terry


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Another Jupiter pic new [Re: TerryWood]
      #5426205 - 09/17/12 08:45 PM Attachment (117 downloads)

Another one from 14 Sep 2012. No barlow.

V/R

Terry


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Jupiter: same night re-stacked new [Re: TerryWood]
      #5426341 - 09/17/12 09:53 PM Attachment (100 downloads)

Here's another one that I just re-processed. Still looks similar, but just a hair more clarity.

Edited by TerryWood (09/18/12 07:57 PM)


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Re: Jupiter: same night re-stacked new [Re: TerryWood]
      #5428146 - 09/18/12 07:59 PM

Probably a bit over processed (the middle is too contrasty).

V/R

Terry


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Jupiter color tweaking new [Re: TerryWood]
      #5428213 - 09/18/12 08:35 PM Attachment (113 downloads)

Here's an attempt to tweak the color bars to bring out detail in Jupiter's cloud bands. Totally overdone, but it does bring out some detail that was hidden before. There's only so much that I can do with this particular picture. Should be getting clear skies tomorrow.

V/R

Terry


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Another shot at Jupiter this morning new [Re: TerryWood]
      #5430353 - 09/20/12 05:10 AM Attachment (102 downloads)

Although the sky looked beautiful, the atmosphere was very unstable. However, I gave it a try. This was about the best I could do.

V/R

Terry

Edited by TerryWood (09/20/12 05:11 AM)


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Notice the change in angle [Re: TerryWood]
      #5433498 - 09/21/12 09:33 PM

Wow, I just caught this....look at the 2 pics above of the transit of Io across Jupiter. The whole angle (or our vantage on Earth) changed in a matter of minutes. Io seems to be below a main cloud belt in the first pic, and then in-line with it in the second pic. Also the top of Jupiter and the GRS are visible in the first, with the second pic having a straight-on view. Am I losing my mind? Or is this just basic Astronomy 101 and I should know this already... :-)

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