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Transit of Mercury through the Cirrus

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#1 condensermike

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Posted 12 November 2019 - 01:19 PM

Was able to get one decent shot. 

 

 

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#2 B 26354

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Posted 12 November 2019 - 01:42 PM

Great shot! You have a fair amount of equipment listed in your sig, though. What did you use, for the photo?


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Posted 12 November 2019 - 02:05 PM

Congrats!


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#4 condensermike

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Posted 12 November 2019 - 07:06 PM

Great shot! You have a fair amount of equipment listed in your sig, though. What did you use, for the photo?

I used the first scope I ever owned. 

 

Celestron 76mm Reflector with a white solar filter.

Camera - Canon A495 PowerShot

EQ1 Mount

 

Thanks!


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Posted 12 November 2019 - 07:44 PM

Wow. You took that with a three-inch reflector???? I didn't even know there was such a thing as a Celestron 76mm F/9 Newtonian. Is your avatar a pic of it? Please post a larger pic or two of it, and tell us more about it!  grin.gif


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Posted 12 November 2019 - 10:13 PM

Nice capture Mike!

 

Very best,


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#7 condensermike

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Posted 13 November 2019 - 06:39 PM

Wow. You took that with a three-inch reflector???? I didn't even know there was such a thing as a Celestron 76mm F/9 Newtonian. Is your avatar a pic of it? Please post a larger pic or two of it, and tell us more about it!  grin.gif

Yes, my avatar is the scope I used. I love it! It's just a spherical F/9 but has surprisingly crips optics. I have numerous Moon and Solar pics I took with it on my Flickr page. Here are some links:

 

Solar:

https://flic.kr/p/hSZfxS

https://flic.kr/p/fvkkfL

 

Lunar:

https://flic.kr/p/ed3WBe

https://flic.kr/p/ed3Wae

https://flic.kr/p/fdY5N5

 

Jupiter:

https://flic.kr/p/hpArt7

 

I actually got the pic of Jupiter by stacking some photos I took while using a tracking motor on the EQ1 mount. I modified the motor so I could control the tracking rate. 

 

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Posted 13 November 2019 - 10:20 PM

Beautiful.


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Posted 14 November 2019 - 01:43 AM

Well done Mike.


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Posted 14 November 2019 - 08:15 PM

Nice work!


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