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zerro1
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And then the rains ended
      #5603174 - 01/03/13 03:00 PM Attachment (37 downloads)

I've been through some horrible withdrawal from lack of imaging opportunities in the Pacific NW. My AT65EDQ has been sitting on my desk with my Quantix KAF6303E camera attached to it since it was last used a couple of months ago. I didn't even make any adjustments to the focus; just set up the LXD75 mount, hooked up my dew heaters and computer and got busy.

First up is the last target I shot:

The Rosette
10 X 5 minutes
bin 2x2
gain 2
camera temp -38.6 F
7nm Baader Ha filter


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zerro1
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Re: And then the rains ended new [Re: zerro1]
      #5603183 - 01/03/13 03:04 PM Attachment (28 downloads)

I seriously thought I wouldn't get a shot at the cone this season...

10 X 10 minutes
bin 1 X 1
camera temp -38.6 F

Just got hubbles variable in there too!


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zerro1
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Re: And then the rains ended new [Re: zerro1]
      #5603216 - 01/03/13 03:19 PM Attachment (17 downloads)

And the one I started the night with: (I was just happy to be getting something even though I'd already shot this target earlier in the year)

All of these were placed in position by the Autostar on the LXD75 mount, I made no adjustments for framing and no cropping...

NGC 1499
9 X 10 minutes
bin 2 X 2
Temp -38.6 F


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jsigone
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Re: And then the rains ended new [Re: zerro1]
      #5603224 - 01/03/13 03:22 PM

nicely done on both images. The Quantix is a great cam, my dad uses the same scope setup as well with his. Figures when I was buying a CCD, they weren't in stock at the time then 2 weeks later he had some.

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Al8236
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Re: And then the rains ended new [Re: zerro1]
      #5603235 - 01/03/13 03:29 PM

Glad to se you got out Robert! Nice images!
I did manage to get out last night after work (Got home about 12:30 AM) Can't get into the observatory because its tarped up but did set up the camera with a 28mm lens and shot about 30 30s of the Orion region but haven't had a chance to play with them yet.


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Re: And then the rains ended new [Re: Al8236]
      #5603265 - 01/03/13 03:48 PM

All very nice Robert! Glad you were able to get out, I am hoping I will get out tonight and tomorrow.

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Mike7Mak
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Re: And then the rains ended new [Re: shawnhar]
      #5603389 - 01/03/13 05:12 PM

Great when stuff just works when you need it to. Very productive night.

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Re: And then the rains ended new [Re: zerro1]
      #5603478 - 01/03/13 06:24 PM

Nice shots Robert. Glad you were able to get out

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Re: And then the rains ended new [Re: terry59]
      #5603661 - 01/03/13 08:28 PM

jsigone: Your Dad is Joe correct? He helped me out a lot getting mine off the ground with the "Quantix thread".

Thank You Al, Shawn, Mike, and Terry!!!

It was really sweet to get the sky time and the camera sure makes it productive. I've got an OIII filter I'd like to try out now but alas the clouds and rain have returned for an as yet undisclosed period


I combined the Ha data with some color data I shot of the Cone with my Canon 1000D a couple years back.



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Re: And then the rains ended new [Re: zerro1]
      #5603874 - 01/03/13 11:18 PM

Great shots Robert! I'm afraid I'm going to forget how to image it has been so long!

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Re: And then the rains ended new [Re: rigel123]
      #5603916 - 01/03/13 11:57 PM

Thank You Warren... I was afraid of the same thing!

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jsigone
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Re: And then the rains ended new [Re: zerro1]
      #5603998 - 01/04/13 02:00 AM

Quote:

jsigone: Your Dad is Joe correct? He helped me out a lot getting mine off the ground with the "Quantix thread".




yup that's him It's great to have someone in the fam that understands the wacky world of AP and cool we both have different setups

The color combo of the cone is very nice, lots of depth all around


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Re: And then the rains ended new [Re: jsigone]
      #5604154 - 01/04/13 06:59 AM

Very nice work times 3 Robert Congrat's on the great night, nice way to get 2013 off to a start.

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roc.ls1864
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Re: And then the rains ended new [Re: CounterWeight]
      #5604210 - 01/04/13 08:06 AM

Great images! - I got out with the camera and limited time last night too - first good clear night since...well since I got that new telescope more than a month ago! Forecast is good tonight and I hope it holds so I can use the new scope.

These are great shots !


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Re: And then the rains ended new [Re: roc.ls1864]
      #5605537 - 01/04/13 08:34 PM

Quote:

The color combo of the cone is very nice, lots of depth all around






Thanks jsigone

Quote:


Very nice work times 3 Robert Congrat's on the great night, nice way to get 2013 off to a start.





Thank You Jim... It's been a long stretch up here.


Thank You roc.ls1864


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NeilMac
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Re: And then the rains ended new [Re: zerro1]
      #5606279 - 01/05/13 10:35 AM

Very nice !!

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zerro1
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Re: And then the rains ended new [Re: NeilMac]
      #5606546 - 01/05/13 12:49 PM

Thank You Neil!

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bluedandelion
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Re: And then the rains ended new [Re: zerro1]
      #5606608 - 01/05/13 01:14 PM

Wonderful detailed images. All we need now is some color ...

Ajay


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zerro1
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Re: And then the rains ended new [Re: bluedandelion]
      #5606828 - 01/05/13 03:25 PM Attachment (7 downloads)

Thanks Ajay!! So by request I tried mixing the Rosette ha with some data from a couple years ago. I think I need to work with both for a while then try again but it's not bad...

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bluedandelion
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Re: And then the rains ended new [Re: zerro1]
      #5607521 - 01/05/13 11:26 PM

Quote:

Thanks Ajay!! So by request I tried mixing the Rosette ha with some data from a couple years ago. I think I need to work with both for a while then try again but it's not bad...




Quite stunning, actually.

Ajay


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