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Mars and Saturn from the 16" FASA space telescope

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#1 moonwatching ferret

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Posted 19 August 2018 - 12:51 AM

**** FASA Space tellescope. its a scope that takes pictures of space objects lol its not in outer space .

 

Anyway Im not sure but I think the better iage with the bad pork rind effect is a 16 bit image. i cant see where it says if its 16 bit or not in the deet sheet but its from a shorter frame grou then my usual 50,000. the seeing for my usual seeing was not good at all I could barely focus.

 

The 358 imge i belive is the 16 bit image not 100%

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the rest range in clarity I think the seeing got better as the night went on 

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and heres a bit of Saturn. I still have 2 files to process i can probably do a gaf rotation cartoon if i new how

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2018-08-18-0121_3-L_AS_f5000_g6_ap15_conv_2.jpg


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#2 moonwatching ferret

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Posted 19 August 2018 - 12:54 AM

the marses definitey improved as night went on the best is 418 ut



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Posted 19 August 2018 - 10:50 AM

I doubt 16 bits vs 8 bits would make sufficient difference (always depending how many frames were stacked, of course) to make such a difference in detail.

 

There's no doubt you know what you're doing from a practical level, even if deciphering some of your prose is challenging at times.

 

I would attribute it to an improvement in seeing, perhaps also as Mars gained a little in altitude.

 

2nd Saturn has far more "ooomph" than the first one. I like the way it nearly pops.



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Posted 19 August 2018 - 11:23 AM

I love the prose, the pics, the enthusiasm and the hilarity.

FASA - Ferret Aeronatics and Space Administration.

How much is annual membership? 😂😂😂😂

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Posted 19 August 2018 - 02:13 PM

I think the top Sturn had better data but for soe reason it came out dark I must have forgot a step ot two lol . 

 

I'm thinking mars was not directly over my next door neighbors roof top at the end of the night pluss the roads and rooftops cooled substantially since the hot Florida set. 

 I have had a thought of selling time on my scope to make a couple of bucks but i would probably have to upgrade my drives to go to with another buyers drive on the dec with servo drive motors ?



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Posted 19 August 2018 - 03:20 PM

Constant realistic and resolved planetary images :)




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