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#1 JP50515

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Posted 26 June 2019 - 12:44 AM

I've got 1000 fireflies around me, perfect skies, no atmosphere, no wind, no clouds, a rock solid polar alignment, .20 Total RMS error, and by some miracle...all of my imaging gear doing exactly what it's supposed to be doing. (guaranteed to fail now) 



The fireflies would have been good enough! 


That being said, I'm either dead...or in the Twilight Zone tonight lol.gif 


Hope you're all having the same luck! 


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Posted 26 June 2019 - 12:55 AM

Hope you're all having the same luck! 

Unfortunately not. The clouds are back. frown.gif

 

On the "half full" side, I got two nights in a row of imaging! Second night was a bust as I tried 5 minute exposures and that's too long for my mount.

 

But I'm glad someone is having some good luck. That means there's hope for the rest of us! smile.gif



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Posted 26 June 2019 - 12:55 AM

But, it hasn't happened until you bring back the pictures.

 

Fireflies and no mosquitoes or biting insects? That does seem like being near to heaven.


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Posted 26 June 2019 - 01:08 AM

But, it hasn't happened until you bring back the pictures.

 

Fireflies and no mosquitoes or biting insects? That does seem like being near to heaven.

I tried to take a video....but of course it didn't turn out great. 

It feels like I just gave some amazing performance on stage and having a thousand tiny cameras going off around me. 

Pic to document this unicorn of a night. 


EDIT: Also just noticed I captured the "Full Screen Snip" Nebula lol.gif

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Posted 26 June 2019 - 01:45 AM

While imaging last time in southern MS, I had just a few fireflies (as a kid we called them lightning bugs).

 

I was wondering...will they ruin a sub? They are pretty bright on a moonless night.

 

Anyone have any experience with them and imaging?

 

(There was, of course, a plethora of skeeterz too.)



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Posted 26 June 2019 - 01:54 AM

Yes, "ruin a sub." I was thinking the same thing. Remember, most episodes of the "Twilight Zone" didn't turn out too well (for the characters). Those Fireflies may turn out to be little devils if they cross within your field of view.


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Posted 26 June 2019 - 02:47 AM

Yes, "ruin a sub." I was thinking the same thing. Remember, most episodes of the "Twilight Zone" didn't turn out too well (for the characters). Those Fireflies may turn out to be little devils if they cross within your field of view.

 

Keep on capturing. Come up with a story that goes something like "the night of a thousand fireflies and an unexpected meteor shower."


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