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#1 Star-Hunter

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 06:16 PM

Hi to all! I am amateur astronomer and astrophotographer from Russia, Anapa. Nearly 20 years I make free sidewalk observations at public place with my telescope. My specialty is lunar-planetary photography, but I also like narrowband dso capturing. I will be happy to share my images, knowledge and experience with everyone. I made some manuals for beginners astrophotographers: http://www.star-hunt...ain/?postTabs=2

 

Saturn. June 6, 2018, 00:18 (UTC+3).

Equipment:
-telescope Celestron NexStar 8 SE
-Barlow lens cell Sky-Watcher 2x with T-adapter
-atmospheric dispersion corrector ZWO ADC
-filter ZWO IR-cut-camera ZWO 290 MC (50 fps)
Processing: PIPP (cut out and align), Autostakkert (7 movies per 120s, stacking 1000 frames from 6000), Registax 6 (wavelets), WinJUPOS (derotation).
Location: Russia, Anapa, backyard.

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#2 Star-Hunter

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 06:27 PM

Mars, 06/06/2018, 02:21 (UTC +3).

Equipment:

    Celestron NexStar 8 SE telescope

    Barlow lens Sky-Watcher 2x

    ZWO ADC

    ZWO ir-cut filter

    ZWO 290 MC camera (50 fps)

    Location: Russia, Anapa, backyard.

Processing: PIPP (crop and align), Autostakkert (selection and stacking best 1000 frames from 6000), Registax 6 (wavelets).

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 06:32 PM

Jupiter with moons and Great Red Spot. July 2, 2018, 20:37 (UTC +3).

Equipment:

    Celestron Nexstar 8 SE telescope

    Barlow lens Sky-Watcher 2x with T-adapter

    ZWO ADC

    ZWO IR-cut filter

    ZWO 290 MC camera

Location: Russia, Anapa, backyard.Processing: PIPP, Autostakkert, Registax 6, Winjupos.

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 06:32 PM

Very nice and Welcome!


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#5 Star-Hunter

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 06:37 PM

Very nice and Welcome!

Thank you! I will post my best photos sometimes. I am novice here. How often can I post my messages?

 

Color Moon. Equipment:
-telescope Celestron 127 XLT
-Celestron NexStar SE mount
-ZWO IR-cut filter
-ZWO 290 MC camera (1936×1096@26fps).
Location: Russia, Anapa, backyard. October 1, 2017.
Software: Autostakkert (stacking 250 frames from 1300), Registax 6 (wavelets). Panorama from 3 stacks at Microsoft ICE. Scale 50%.

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#6 Stellar1

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 06:46 PM

Welcome! very nice images.



#7 Starman47

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 06:48 PM

Wow



#8 lynnelkriver

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 06:58 PM

Welcome Star-Hunter!  Absolutely love your images!  Keep sending them!  Scott



#9 AstroEthan

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 06:59 PM

Glad to see you're now around here! I've been enjoying your photos on Instagram for a while now but it's not as good as Cloudy Nights and other sites dedicated to astronomy when it comes to astrophotography in my opinion.



#10 Mark326

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 07:03 PM

Beautiful Images, thank you for sharing.

 

Welcome to Cloudy Nights, looking forward to seeing more of your work.



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Posted 18 January 2019 - 07:06 PM

You can post as often as you like. Please do! Those are very fine images.



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Posted 18 January 2019 - 07:22 PM

Very nice! Post often! Thanks for sharing!



#13 Achernar

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 09:24 PM

Very good images of the planets, I daresay you have been getting better seeing than I get here along the Gulf Coast, because I use a similar telescope and the same camera to do the same sort of imaging.

 

Taras



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Posted 18 January 2019 - 09:37 PM

Very nice, thank you for sharing.



#15 Star-Hunter

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Posted 19 January 2019 - 03:51 AM

Ganymede appears from the shadow of Jupiter
 http://www.star-hunt...8_2349-0010.gif
Equipment and details:
    telescope Celestron NexStar 8 SE
    lens cell Barlow Sky-Watcher 2x
    ZWO ADC
    ZWO IR-cut filter
    ZWO 290 MC camera (50 fps)
    Location: Russia, Anapa, backyard. May 24, 2018, 23:49-00:10 (UTC +3). Right satellite - Io.
    Processing: PIPP, Autostakkert (18 movies per 60s, stacking 800 frames from 3000), Registax 6.
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Posted 19 January 2019 - 03:56 AM

Two shadows on Jupiter. Satellites: Europa and Io. May 29, 2017, 22:08 (UTC +3).

Equipment:
-telescope Celestron NexStar 8 SE
-Barlow lens NPZ 2x
-ZWO ADC
-filter ZWO IR-cut
-camera ZWO 224 MC
Location: Russia, Krasnodar.

Processing: PIPP (crop, align and make a gif), Autostakkert (stacking), Registax (Wavelets),WinJUPOS (derotation of 5 stacks).

 

Bonus: gif animation from 63 stacks, 20:18-22:49 (UTC +3). http://www.star-hunt...p189_s_pipp.gif

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Posted 19 January 2019 - 04:06 AM

High-resolution lunar panorama. March 25, 2018.

Equipment:

    telescope Celestron NexStar 8 SE

    filter NPZ red

    camera QHY5III178m (3056х2048@37fps)

    Location: Russia, Anapa, backyard.

Processing: Autostakkert (stacking and alignment 100 frames from 2200), Astra Image (deconvolution of stacks) Microsoft ICE (panorama making from 10 stacks). Scale 25%.

Full resolution: 39 mpix (5079x7679). http://www.star-hunt...QHY5III178m.jpg

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#18 Star-Hunter

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Posted 19 January 2019 - 05:12 AM

UFO flying in front of Jupiter.
https://cs6.pikabu.r...40412959950.gif
Equipment:
    telescope Celestron 127 XLT
    mount Celestron NexStar SE
    Barlow lens NPZ 2x
    ZWO ADC
    filter ZWO IR-cut
    camera ZWO 224 MC (42 fps)
Location: Russia, Anapa, backyard. June 30, 2017, 20:58 (UTC +3).Processing: PIPP (crop, align, debayer, convert to gif and change fps). Animation is slowed down to 10 fps.
I managed to shoot a UFO transit in front of Jupiter. I checked the orbits of satellites flying at that time near Jupiter - there is no coincidence. I guess this is a high-altitude balloon.
 
I will try to calculate hyperfocal distance for this telescope.Hyperfocal near limit - nearly 14 km. For 6" size and distance nearly 12 km we got linear size 0.3 meters.

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Posted 19 January 2019 - 08:24 AM

Very nice!

How do you get colour images of the moon?



#20 Star-Hunter

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Posted 19 January 2019 - 08:26 AM

Very nice!

How do you get colour images of the moon?

Stacking and simple saturation gain.



#21 DrawsACircle

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Posted 19 January 2019 - 12:54 PM

Stunning pictures! bow.gif



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Posted 19 January 2019 - 12:59 PM

Great images especially from your latitude.  You'e got the same scope as I do!  Please keep posting them!



#23 Star-Hunter

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Posted 20 January 2019 - 05:43 AM

Jupiter. May 14, 2018, 23:50 (UTC +3)

Equipment:
-Celestron NexStar 8 SE
-Barlow lens cell Sky-Watcher 2x
-ZWO ADC
-ZWO IR-cut
-ZWO 290 MC (40 fps)

Processing: PIPP, Autostakkert (28 movies per 60s, stacking 800 frames from 2400), Registax 6, WinJUPOS.
Location: Russia, Anapa, backyard.

 

33 minutes timelapse (23:31-00:04 UTC +3): http://www.star-hunt...23-31_00-04.gif

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#24 CPellier

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Posted 20 January 2019 - 06:06 AM

Very good results.



#25 Star-Hunter

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Posted 20 January 2019 - 09:42 AM

Mars. May 17, 2016, 22:53 (UTC +3)

 

Equipment:

    Celestron C8 SCT

    Sky-Watcher EQ5 mount

    Barlow lens Sky-Watcher 2x with T-adapter

    two extenders

    ZWO ADC

    filter ZWO IR-cut

    Camera ZWO 224 MC

Location: Russia, Anapa, backyard. Height above the horizon - 18 degrees.

Processing: PIPP (crop, align), Autostakkert (stacking 1000\2000\4000 frames from 11000), Registax 6 (wavelets), Astra Image (deconvolution).

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