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Some New Pics From Celestron RASA Astrograph

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#1 JWalk

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 10:16 PM

So we installed the RASA and it is running smoothly now and WOW, can this thing suck up the light!!  All of the Pics below are very short integration times and were down in a few nights of good skies.  I hope you all enjoy and I must say this is a cool scope!!

 

Thanks for looking!!

 

Jimmy

 

All shots were 5min exposures unguided on the Paramount MX

 

NGC 1333

 

http://jwalk.smugmug...sa1333v3-X3.jpg

 

IC1805

 

http://jwalk.smugmug.../X3/1805-X3.jpg

 

M31 Andromeda (and yes the cores are blown out)

 

http://jwalk.smugmug.../m31rasa-X3.jpg

 

North American Pelican Widefield Mosaic

 

http://jwalk.smugmug...osaicyet-X2.jpg

 

 

 

 


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#2 guyroch

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 10:23 PM

Yep... a light bucket.

 

Very well done once again Jimmy.

 

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 10:28 PM

Holy cow!  That's just not fair, please share some of that starlight with the rest of us!   :waytogo:



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Posted 03 September 2014 - 10:32 PM

Jimmy, 5 minutes? Your killing everyone here!

 

I like NGC 1333 the most.

 

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 10:38 PM

Thanks guys!! I like 1333 the most too!  I think I will start going after the really dust stuff!!



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Posted 03 September 2014 - 10:43 PM

Nice

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 10:48 PM

It is great to see the "Hyperstar" evolve into this fine imaging system.  Great work Jimmy - I am sure there is more to come....

 

Kindest Regards,



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Posted 04 September 2014 - 12:16 AM

Beautiful! All of them. 

Which camera? 



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Posted 04 September 2014 - 07:06 AM

Nice images Jimmy!

 

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Posted 04 September 2014 - 08:30 AM

Thanks again Guys!!  This is with a FLI Microline 11002 OSC



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Posted 04 September 2014 - 08:33 AM

Awesome images! That scope is going to make a lot of nice images!

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Posted 04 September 2014 - 08:38 AM

Amazing images! :bow:



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Posted 04 September 2014 - 09:44 AM

Fabulous job with that!



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Posted 04 September 2014 - 10:06 AM

Stunning results! How are you handling the focusing between subs?



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Posted 04 September 2014 - 10:38 AM

:bow: Stunning!



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Posted 04 September 2014 - 11:21 AM

Whoa.

 

These really give a new guy like me some perspective on what a difference speed of light accumulation can make. These are really awesome for unguided exposures!

 

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Posted 04 September 2014 - 11:30 AM

Wow, some great images!  It's nice to see the capability of that scope with good skies and expert processing.



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Posted 04 September 2014 - 01:46 PM

We of the focal ratio challenged do not like you Mr. Jimmy Walker. I must go back to baking my photons now... :>))



#19 Cristina Cellini

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Posted 04 September 2014 - 02:45 PM

Beautiful images!

 

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Posted 04 September 2014 - 09:11 PM

How totally cool. That's why I love them fast scopes. Nice, nice, nice!

 

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Posted 04 September 2014 - 09:30 PM

Thanks everyone!!



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Posted 05 September 2014 - 12:05 AM

Wow, those are some awesome images! Guess that astrograph is a light-sucking fiend! Brilliant exposures. Imagine what you could do if you could find a 16803 to fit within the central obstruction... :D

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Posted 05 September 2014 - 01:22 AM

WOW some sweet looking images! Great setup too!!



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Posted 05 September 2014 - 06:46 PM

wow dude, that is a sick setup! The image quality is out of this world. 



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Posted 05 September 2014 - 07:37 PM

wow nice deep images

stars look pretty tight for F2




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