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#51 FebStars

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 08:46 AM

Last night, while trying to get my other rig to image properly ( after 2 hours!), I put the Nexstar outside with an AT66 and a DSLR. 5 minutes later , I was taking pictures.
Here's 55@30seconds iso800. Processed in Images Plus.
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Posted 12 November 2010 - 09:00 AM

Nice image Febstars, lots of contrast.

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Posted 16 November 2010 - 01:04 PM

Hi everyone, I was directed to this site by Art. I must say what a collection of astro photos!! I'm blown away with the lunar and nebula images. Good work all. I'm submitting my first humble images of Jupiter taken a few days after opposition. Taken with my 5SE and Neximage camera. Second shot is with 2x Barlow. I got to say it was a chore to focus and put the image on the chip. It was moving all over the place. Seeing wasn't great and it was low in the sky. All in all I'm amazed what these little Nexstars are capable of. Thanks for looking, and clear skies!!

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Posted 16 November 2010 - 01:06 PM

And with 2x Barlow

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Posted 20 November 2010 - 09:12 AM

Jupiter @ 9:30pm, 2x Barlow, TV 1/30, 10fps, 240 seconds capture time, med-low gain, med brightness.
RegiStax using Wavelets Sliders 2-5

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Posted 20 November 2010 - 09:15 AM

Moon pics w/o data, sorry! NexImage, no Barlow used via RegiStax no photoshop

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 10:28 PM

Beautiful work with all of these images.

Anyone have M31/Andromeda?

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 11:55 PM

Hey, Mark and John, nice images. I like the way you caught the Apennines, John.

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 04:52 AM

Plato. 15th. Nov. 2010. Philips webcam SPC900NC. X2 Barlow. Nexstar 8i OTA on a Skywatcher HEQ5Pro. Processed in Registax plus P/Shop CS2.

Represents the best effort from a number of attempts to bring out the craterlets on Plato's floor. I detect three here; the largest of which is said to be ca. 2Km (i.25m) in diameter.

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 06:58 AM

Three it is Tel. That's a fine image.

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 07:52 AM

Yep three it is Tel, you also captured the fine Rille stretching from the shadowed part of the crater and out toward the right of the picture, nice one!

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 08:35 AM

I see them, Tel. Nice job!

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 08:58 AM

Hey, Mark and John, nice images. I like the way you caught the Apennines, John.

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Thanks Tom!

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 11:57 AM

Here's one of mine from long ago (2008, I think). Afocal, 6SE, 24mm EP...

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 12:04 PM

And one from 2009 of the lunar occultation of Venus (before it happened. Afocal, 6SE, 24mm EP.

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 12:27 PM

Hey Skip, I always thought that you were going to get around to doing a wee bit of imaging sometime but this proves you already have ! Good for you ! :bow: :bow:

I particularly like the pre-occultation !

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 12:31 PM

Hi Tel,

Thanks old buddy! I think that moon shot was from 2009 vice 2008. I guess it doesn't matter - old Luna hasn't changed much in many millenia!

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 01:29 PM

That moon image is nice and sharp Skip, going on that image alone, says you should be doing more imaging, you certainly have the talent for it!

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 02:37 PM

Something very 2001 Space Odyssey about that image, Skip. Well done.

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 02:54 PM

Great images Skip. Thanks for posting.

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 04:53 PM

Hi Tom,

I feel the same way about the occultation image. Thanks for the comments.

Hi Peter,

Thanks buddy!

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Posted 23 November 2010 - 07:08 PM

Great image thanks for posting.

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 12:09 PM

It appears that one of Jupiter's moons is starting to cross while I was capturing this image. Kool affect!!

2x Barlow, TV 1/30, 10fps, 240 seconds capture rate.

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 04:16 PM

I took a few video clips last night with 2x barlow and NexImage (about 1000 frames, processed in AviStack2). This pic is my favourite so far as I like the craters on the left side of the ridge. It needs a bit more processing but I'll share it now...

It can be start of a new game - "Name That Moon". You tell me the number of craters you need to identify this part of the moon! The most useful information I can give is that it appeared around the bottom left...

Also I like AviStack but it seems to crash a lot - anyone else get this? :question:

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 04:19 PM

Bottom left hand side craters. Where's my Mars Bar? :rofl5:

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