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rg55
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Orion 180 Mak on Jupiter - 2nd light
      #5658266 - 02/02/13 02:26 PM Attachment (199 downloads)

Last time was through inversion, poor to fair seeing. This was significantly better. Neximage 5 camera.

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rg55
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Re: Orion 180 Mak on Jupiter - 2nd light new [Re: rg55]
      #5658269 - 02/02/13 02:28 PM Attachment (195 downloads)

Here is a comp during the same session with varying seeing, gain settings, and planetary rotation. Talk about multivariate analysis!

Edited by rg55 (02/02/13 02:29 PM)


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Re: Orion 180 Mak on Jupiter - 2nd light new [Re: rg55]
      #5658293 - 02/02/13 02:53 PM

Very nice - thanks for sharing.

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Re: Orion 180 Mak on Jupiter - 2nd light new [Re: rg55]
      #5658417 - 02/02/13 04:05 PM

Boy that 3rd image on the right really looks sharp! Nice shots.

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rg55
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Re: Orion 180 Mak on Jupiter - 2nd light new [Re: rigel123]
      #5658968 - 02/02/13 09:39 PM

Thanks, Danno and Rigel. Can't wait to see this scope on Saturn and more of the Moon.

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Re: Orion 180 Mak on Jupiter - 2nd light new [Re: rg55]
      #5659532 - 02/03/13 08:52 AM

Great images, rg!!!

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rg55
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Re: Orion 180 Mak on Jupiter - 2nd light new [Re: RobertED]
      #5660380 - 02/03/13 05:14 PM

Thanks, Robert! Amazing the bliss you can get from freezing in the dark.

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Re: Orion 180 Mak on Jupiter - 2nd light new [Re: rg55]
      #5660489 - 02/03/13 06:03 PM

Enjoyed the images!

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Re: Orion 180 Mak on Jupiter - 2nd light new [Re: GeneT]
      #5660789 - 02/03/13 09:49 PM Attachment (105 downloads)

Thanks, Gene. I'll add a couple of lunar images from an earlier session. First up is Plato:

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Re: Orion 180 Mak on Jupiter - 2nd light new [Re: rg55]
      #5660790 - 02/03/13 09:51 PM Attachment (92 downloads)

Archimedes.

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Re: Orion 180 Mak on Jupiter - 2nd light new [Re: rg55]
      #5660792 - 02/03/13 09:52 PM Attachment (87 downloads)

Copernicus.

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Re: Orion 180 Mak on Jupiter - 2nd light new [Re: rg55]
      #5660808 - 02/03/13 10:03 PM

Very very impressive here is the rille down the alpine valley and the Catena Beer off of Beer and Feuille . And not nder the bedt lighting. Striking.

Pete

Edited by azure1961p (02/03/13 10:07 PM)


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Re: Orion 180 Mak on Jupiter - 2nd light new [Re: azure1961p]
      #5661218 - 02/04/13 07:17 AM

Great moonshots!

What are your visual impressions on the Moon with the 180, lets say for example Plato?


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Re: Orion 180 Mak on Jupiter - 2nd light new [Re: Traveler]
      #5662311 - 02/04/13 07:01 PM

Wonderful images! Thanks for sharing them with us

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Re: Orion 180 Mak on Jupiter - 2nd light new [Re: Ed Holland]
      #5662357 - 02/04/13 07:37 PM

Awesome lunar images!!, rg!! I still toy with the idea of getting one of these mak-cass scopes!

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rg55
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Re: Orion 180 Mak on Jupiter - 2nd light new [Re: RobertED]
      #5662390 - 02/04/13 07:59 PM

Thanks, Pete, Ed and Robert. Traveler, I don't recall looking at Plato through the eyepiece, but I did see Jupiter and was impressed by not only the sharpness and contrast, but the brightness of the image.

I am having to adjust to the difference in dimensions and weight...the Mak is more unwieldy than the C8, that's for sure. Adjustments to the mounting procedure are in order.


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Re: Orion 180 Mak on Jupiter - 2nd light new [Re: rg55]
      #5662628 - 02/04/13 10:30 PM

Great job!

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geminijk
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Re: Orion 180 Mak on Jupiter - 2nd light new [Re: GeneT]
      #5662791 - 02/05/13 01:00 AM

Sweet images!

John


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Re: Orion 180 Mak on Jupiter - 2nd light new [Re: geminijk]
      #5663033 - 02/05/13 08:16 AM

Great pictures! Great telescope!

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Re: Orion 180 Mak on Jupiter - 2nd light new [Re: Illinois]
      #5664362 - 02/05/13 09:39 PM

Thanks, Gene and John!

Hey Illinois, I see that you have or had the same set up. What tips do you have for me for imaging?


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