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#276 winnygrey

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Posted 17 June 2018 - 01:35 AM

Nice image and a nice collection of vintage Takahashi's. 

Thanks, your collection is fantastic. My dreams FCT125 and FS 152


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Posted 17 June 2018 - 08:34 AM

Thanks, your collection is fantastic. My dreams FCT125 and FS 152

 

Thank you. The FS-152 is my favorite scope visually. I haven't had enough visual time with the FCT-125 yet to form an opinion, but as an f4.5 astrograph with the reducer it is amazing.  


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Posted 18 June 2018 - 04:04 PM

I finally got around to trying some planetary photos with a Neximage 5 and my old C8.  The conditions were pretty darned good, so the results are not!  But I'm working on it.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Jupiter 6 15 18

 


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Posted 24 June 2018 - 06:40 AM

Post-Processing with IrfanView

 

Haze & Moon Glow didn't stop my Vixen FL80S!   RAW, sharpening template, & cloud belt template images:

 

Vixen FL80S - Jupiter 20180624V08AS64R21.jpg Vixen FL80S - Jupiter 20180624V08AS64R25.jpg Vixen FL80S - Jupiter 20180624V08AS64R31.jpg

 

I think it's amazing what these old 3" refractors can show us -- on the screen, anyway!

 

 


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Posted 26 June 2018 - 12:38 AM

My first attempt at Jupiter with my Unitron 114.  ASI120MC and 2x barlow.

 

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Posted 28 June 2018 - 11:10 PM

Here are three from tonight. Jupiter, Saturn and Mars using my Vernonscope Brandon 94mm refractor on a Unitron 142 mount and ZWO 178MM camera. Seeing was average and was supposed to improve, but hasn't as of yet. I thought I saw more surface detail on Mars so I might re-process that one to see if I can bring it out. It was pretty low in the sky at the time, around 14 degrees. Processed in Autostakkert and Registax.

 

V/R

 

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Posted 29 June 2018 - 06:58 AM

Here's another nice moon. Taken with an old Celestron C11 @ f6.3 and ASI ZWO 1600 MMC camera.

 

Clear skies

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Posted 30 June 2018 - 04:18 PM

Old guy, old scopes, but new technology:  Rain kept me indoors, and I managed to get all 3 of my digital imagers configured on my Surface tablet, along with the SharpCap software, and AS!3 stacker.  Much more efficient than before.  The tablet controls the cameras, the captures, the stacking, and the post-processing.  Before, I captured on the Thinkpad, transferred the videos to my desktop PC, and stacked.  SharpCap lets me switch cameras without closing & restarting the program, too.

 

Maybe... if the clouds ever clear... I'll get to try DSO imaging with my RFTs.  Naw!  That's crazy talk at The Swamp.

 

BIF:  Some CNers reported problems getting Windows 10 to install their cameras -- fully recognize the hardware or its attributes.  Looks like Microsoft has fixed the major issues.


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#284 winnygrey

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Posted 02 July 2018 - 12:52 AM

Always through my window...

TS 100I, exos 1, QHY5 L IIc, barlow 2x.
AS2, wavelets and crop with Registax6.

 

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Posted 05 July 2018 - 06:24 PM

Two Saturn images that I'm very happy with:  The first was made with my Lafayette Galactic, a 75x910 Royal that I think would compare very well with the Celestron Vixen C80; and the second was made with my favorite scope of all time, my Edmund 100x1500 with the unknown lens (B&L? Carton? Who knows?).

 

Galactic 76 - Saturn 20170608V04AS01.jpg Edmund 4 - Saturn 2017 S99.jpg

 

We'll see if my APOs can match or beat these results.

 


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Posted 05 July 2018 - 08:16 PM

Two Saturn images that I'm very happy with:  The first was made with my Lafayette Galactic, a 75x910 Royal that I think would compare very well with the Celestron Vixen C80; and the second was made with my favorite scope of all time, my Edmund 100x1500 with the unknown lens (B&L? Carton? Who knows?).

 

attachicon.gif Galactic 76 - Saturn 20170608V04AS01.jpgattachicon.gif Edmund 4 - Saturn 2017 S99.jpg

 

We'll see if my APOs can match or beat these results.

 

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Posted 05 July 2018 - 08:36 PM

Thanks Bob!  It's a process, and I'm still learning.

 

As I've posted before:  These old scopes were gathering the light all along, we just had to find a way to present it.  Video capture is one way, and EAA is another.  If my eyes get really bad, I may explore the latter option, too.


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Posted 06 July 2018 - 10:19 PM

I can't wait to finish the Dakin 4's restoration.  Meanwhile, here's how it captured an Io transit last year:

 

Dakin 4 - Jupiter (Io Transit) 20170528V04AS33.jpg  Dakin 4 - Jupiter (Io Transit) 20170528V04AS39.jpg

 

 


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#289 winnygrey

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 01:04 AM

Jupiter and Saturn last night, always through my window and with the old tak TS 100I but this time with a Mizar Hino mirror.

 

Drizzle 1,5x versions

 

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 09:41 AM

Another with the old C8.  I think I am getting better.  Still a long way to go.

 

Jup7 7 18

 


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Posted 19 July 2018 - 07:29 AM

Hello,

 

i got my new astronomik Ha filter yesterday. Here is my first try of SH2-101 "the tulip nebula" in hydrogen alpha.

3 hours total exposure taken with a Celestron Super C8.

 

Now i am waiting for a next good weather period to add some OIII data to make a color version.

Clear skies

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Posted 25 July 2018 - 08:13 PM

Saturn and Mars with an old glory: Tak TS 80/1200

 

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Posted 25 July 2018 - 08:37 PM

Amazing images from an 80mm!



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Posted 26 July 2018 - 03:11 AM

Thanks, and consider "where" I am... It's quite miraculous what I can get from this location with my old tak's

 

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