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#1 BeltofOrion

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Posted 09 January 2020 - 10:56 AM

Temps when these images were obtained on 1/7/2020 were hovering in the -8 to -10 degrees Celsius range. If the sun ever shows up again, I might try keeping the blocking filter warm in some way. 

 

 I haven't bothered to rotate and/or flip the image, by the  way.

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#2 PhotonJohn

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Posted 09 January 2020 - 11:45 AM

Great job on the filaments.


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Posted 09 January 2020 - 11:55 AM

Thanks, John. The one on the bottom ... well, actually, second from the bottom since there is a very thin one on the bottom ... looks a little like a jumping fish ... forked tail and all.  smile.gif  Well, maybe I might have an overactive imagination since fly fishing for Atlantic salmon is another of my passions. And right about now I'm suffering from some serious withdrawl symptoms. Worse than from the lack of sunshine in these parts, actually. Because the sun does put in an appearance every once in a blue moon, but fly fishing season doesn't begin until the 1st of June. frown.gif


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#4 mikerepp

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Posted 09 January 2020 - 12:10 PM

Sweet!  Nice capture.   I just started this season adding a dew heater around the blocking filter.   It does help after experimenting for a couple hours in 15*F weather.   Taking measurements with an infrared thermometer I was holding at around 45-50*F in 15* ambient.   Noticeably better contrast from leaving the blocking filter at ambient.  I make my own dew heaters using resistors and LED dimmers.

 

Now that I see it makes such a difference I will be making one specifically for the Blocking Filter.  Hopefully the perpetual clouds will disperse and give me a chance to try it out.


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Posted 09 January 2020 - 09:30 PM

Sweet!  I saw that “jumping fish” too when I was imaging it!



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Posted 11 January 2020 - 02:06 AM

Well done.



#7 RickV

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Posted 11 January 2020 - 09:48 AM

I thought that you Newfoundlanders were buried under a meter of snow? wink.gif

 

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#8 BeltofOrion

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Posted 11 January 2020 - 02:36 PM

I thought that you Newfoundlanders were buried under a meter of snow? wink.gif

 

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Rick

Nah, that was the east coast of the province this time  ... the Avalon Peninsula and  St. John's way.  We escaped this time ... just our usual 10-15 centimetres ... every second day or so. Not kidding about that. We live up at higher elevations so that makes it worse. But it's about time they got some snow in that way ... you know how it is ... it's the capital city ... they want everything in there ... and usually get it, too. 




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