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bluedandelion
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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens Eterna Thread Pt 7 new [Re: astronomania]
      #6133739 - 10/12/13 07:48 PM

Congratulations, Robert!

Ajay


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens Eterna Thread Pt 7 new [Re: bluedandelion]
      #6133751 - 10/12/13 07:54 PM

Great job Robert!

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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens Eterna Thread Pt 7 new [Re: Stacy]
      #6134213 - 10/13/13 02:01 AM



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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens Eterna Thread Pt 7 new [Re: Dragonwatcher]
      #6134254 - 10/13/13 03:02 AM

Thank "All" of you!

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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens Eterna Thread Pt 7 new [Re: zerro1]
      #6136687 - 10/14/13 11:15 AM

Saturday & Sunday I retrieved the tent trailer, Minnow, from P/land. Pixie & I drove down Saturday afternoon, spent the night, and returned Sunday. We traveled light and it was an easy trip. For astronomy I took the "new" NP 101 & binocs. Viewing was a near-bust. It was cloudy when we arrived in the late afternoon but I had reason to think it would clear. It did -- temporarily -- teasing with clearing, then re-clouding, then clearing, then fog. I muttered the F-phrase and went to be around 12:30. I did get in a few minutes of lunar viewing; seeing was excellent and scope views were astounding, not to mention that clouds drifting across the moon made for some really cool sights. One nice thing about my traveling schedule: driving the last part of the trip during the Seahawks game made for very light traffic! SweetAnne recorded the game for me.

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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens Eterna Thread Pt 7 new [Re: Spaced]
      #6137589 - 10/14/13 06:06 PM

Sounds like my last trip there Mike ;-) Congrat's on the NP101 - very cool scope!

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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens Eterna Thread Pt 7 new [Re: SteveG]
      #6138178 - 10/15/13 12:26 AM Attachment (10 downloads)

OK so, new camera. Its a total learning process for me with this one. So far it's looking like it'll work out though

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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens Eterna Thread Pt 7 new [Re: zerro1]
      #6138857 - 10/15/13 11:45 AM

So far so good, Robert.

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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens Eterna Thread Pt 7 new [Re: Spaced]
      #6139926 - 10/15/13 10:21 PM

That's a GREAT moon Robert. Keep it up

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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens Eterna Thread Pt 7 new [Re: Stacy]
      #6140042 - 10/15/13 11:23 PM

Thanks Mike And Stacy!

It's a cool camera and it is mobile but it's definitely not a run of the mill. Its a Machine Vision High Resolution 35mm monochrome CCD. A KAI 11002 Class 1, 2 tap sensor. I just figured out how to adjust the gain on it last night when I was shooting this image.


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens Eterna Thread Pt 7 new [Re: zerro1]
      #6140086 - 10/15/13 11:54 PM

Lookin good Robert!!
New toys are so cool!!


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens Eterna Thread Pt 7 new [Re: astronomania]
      #6143863 - 10/17/13 10:13 PM Attachment (12 downloads)

Thank You Ron!

a picture of the business end...


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens Eterna Thread Pt 7 new [Re: zerro1]
      #6144067 - 10/18/13 12:43 AM

Sure doesn't look like my old Instamatic.

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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens Eterna Thread Pt 7 new [Re: zerro1]
      #6145332 - 10/18/13 06:04 PM

That looks like a nice, small foot print.
How much investment is one of those?


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens Eterna Thread Pt 7 new [Re: astronomania]
      #6145878 - 10/19/13 12:11 AM

Quote:

That looks like a nice, small foot print.
How much investment is one of those?




Well to be honest, I couldn't tell you the retail cost of the camera. The capture card made by Imperx retails for $995, but I paid about $1000 for the package used. I was going to just buy the camera and get my own frame grabber but after contacting Imperx for a price quote... it became clear I was getting a good buy. The guy had it up for sale for almost 4 months before I came along. I still need to get an external trigger cable for it so I can extend the exposure time.


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens Eterna Thread Pt 7 new [Re: zerro1]
      #6147512 - 10/19/13 10:11 PM

Good deal Robert. Atik uses that chip in one of their cameras
that costs $6,000!!


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens Eterna Thread Pt 7 new [Re: astronomania]
      #6147553 - 10/19/13 10:34 PM

Quote:

Good deal Robert. Atik uses that chip in one of their cameras
that costs $6,000!!




yes but the Atik buyer doesn't get the adventure of "making it work as an astro cam", it just will


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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens Eterna Thread Pt 7 new [Re: zerro1]
      #6148495 - 10/20/13 02:03 PM



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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens Eterna Thread Pt 7 new [Re: astronomania]
      #6148968 - 10/20/13 07:31 PM

So, did Rob get the job in Texas? Anyone know?

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Re: Pacific NW Mt St Helens Eterna Thread Pt 7 [Re: cliff mygatt]
      #6149151 - 10/21/13 12:31 AM

Hi, Cliff,

Rob hasn't actually told us (or me personally) he got the job. OTOH, he's been in Texas for a while and I believe he's moved there. I bet if you'd send him a PM he'd respond. If you do, please tell him his buds around here are wondering.


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