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#1 Techristianjr

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 02:40 AM

Hi All,

 

I've recently just imaged (433) Eros, it is a near earth asteroid in the Amor orbit and is approximately 1 km in diameter. I've made of video of my journey imaging this asteroid. If you ever thought you may be interested in asteroid hunting, check out my video.

 

https://youtu.be/27kOjxB-yVo

 

Thanks.

Thomas


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Posted 14 February 2019 - 10:26 AM

Thanks all for viewing!

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 11:08 AM

Great video.  Thanks for sharing.  I thought I would mention, it might be a little easier to hear you if the music weren't so loud.


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Posted 14 February 2019 - 12:44 PM

Thanks Eric! I’ll turn the music down in my next videos while I am talking!
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Posted 14 February 2019 - 01:51 PM

Thanks Eric! I’ll turn the music down in my next videos while I am talking!

 

I was going to submit the same suggestion... nice job overall!

 

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 03:35 PM

Thanks for watching!!

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 05:01 PM

Enjoyed it! Nice job. I’m looking to get started doing light curves on asteroids. So your timing was perfect!


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Posted 14 February 2019 - 05:26 PM

Awesome and thanks for watching, I plan to post videos on various space and astronomy topics on a biweekly schedule! I’ve never done light curves before. I know that they can be useful in confirmation of exoplanets. I’ve done a lot of asteroid observations this last year when skies have permitted. I typically use astrometrica to produce my astrometry data that I then submit to the MPC. I wonder if astrometrica does light curves? What program do you use for light curves?
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Posted 14 February 2019 - 05:32 PM

I’m in the research phase of deciding what to use, which was why your video was so well-timed for me. I believe astrometrica does do curves. I’m pretty certain it was on the list of three or four programs I was looking to decide between. I’m on the road and don’t have my notes. Picking up a new 10” LX200 in two weeks and this one of the things that I want to do with it. 


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Posted 14 February 2019 - 05:46 PM

Nice! Enjoy that 10” scope!
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Posted 14 February 2019 - 10:06 PM

Go shoot some asteroids!
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Posted 14 February 2019 - 10:26 PM

Thanks Thomas. Interesting stuff. Please do away with the music track entirely ;-) It detracts from the importance of you message. If not for my VA hearng aids I couldn't understand most of the dialog.


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Posted 15 February 2019 - 04:34 AM

Thank you for posting link - informative video but as mentioned by others, the inclusion of 'music' (in my opinion) detracts from the value presented. I was thinking of suggesting to re-editing (removal of sound track other than you talking and related sounds e.g. ambient stuff) but guess given the total number of views to date you have better things to do i.e. more observing!

 

Not sure why a later video you made available watched did not seem as interesting, the style used on 433 Eros seems to have been a 'good' formula for success...  Just my 2c worth.

 

Wishing you clear and dark skies.


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Posted 15 February 2019 - 08:16 AM

Thanks for the replies. I actually was wondering why the music audio was so loud as I set the music lower when I made it...but then I remembered I had to recompile the video when the first compile had missing audio, I forgot to readjust volumes after I did some editing on the second go around. Thanks for the feedback all!

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 09:42 AM

Also, I want to do a very similar imaging process like I did in this video but for when mercury transits the sun in November, I am wondering if I can use my same Orion g3 ccd and a sun filter to do it...?

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 09:57 AM

Also, I want to do a very similar imaging process like I did in this video but for when mercury transits the sun in November, I am wondering if I can use my same Orion g3 ccd and a sun filter to do it...?

Test it out any sunny day. Do you have a white light filter already?


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Posted 15 February 2019 - 11:21 AM

I do not have a solar filter yet... but that would be a good idea if I had one. Thanks.

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 11:38 AM

Yeah, don't try to view, image, or video the sun without the proper aperture solar filter.... major damage will occur to eye and camera chip... please PLEASE get a proper solar filter for this adventure!

 

Good hunting!

 

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 12:35 PM

Yeah, I would never try any imaging without an aperture solar filter first! But I really enjoy the physics behind mercury’s unique orbit and the rarity of this transit would make me really want to image it!

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 12:59 PM

Can't believe that there are no comments on the "junior assistant".....

 

He is the "star" in the performance !!

 

Enjoyed the entire video. Thank you for sharing.


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Posted 15 February 2019 - 06:17 PM

Can't believe that there are no comments on the "junior assistant".....

He is the "star" in the performance !!

Enjoyed the entire video. Thank you for sharing.


Thanks! He loves helping me whenever I setup, he was the star!

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 09:03 PM

Thanks once again all for comments and feedback. Hope you all will shoot an asteroid sometime!
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Posted 16 February 2019 - 11:20 PM

Thanks once again all for comments and feedback. Hope you all will shoot an asteroid sometime!

I thought you might like to see, I shot an asteroid once by accident.  Asteroid 600 Musa happened to be passing through the Leo Triplet during an imaging session 3/17/2018. smile.gif

 

LeoTriplet-2018-03-17-AsteroidS.jpg


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#24 Techristianjr

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 01:04 PM

That image is so cool Eric!! I love it! Awesome work there!
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Posted 17 February 2019 - 03:35 PM

That image is so cool Eric!! I love it! Awesome work there!

Thanks!  I really like that you are targeting asteroids and submitting your observations.  Really interesting work you are doing.


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