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#176 Borodog

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Posted 14 November 2020 - 02:41 PM

Vostok, I am astonished at the detail you are getting at 7”. Care to elaborate on your equipment, seeing, and process?


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#177 MalVeauX

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Posted 14 November 2020 - 05:02 PM

Heya,

 

These are not super, but it's what I was able to get this year (2020) between storming nastiness here in Florida.

 

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C8 Edge

224MC or IMX183 + Filters

 

Very best,


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#178 Foc

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Posted 14 November 2020 - 06:44 PM

Mars 14 November   Celestron C8  with 462mc, Antares 1.6x Barlow and ADC  1.5 Drizzle

 

 

 

Better seeing, although honestly seeing has been bad so often this year I have quite lost my sense of it, so I am not sure if the seeing last night had moved up to what  I would have called fair or good in 2018 (last opposition) or 2019.    But why I am rapt and have posted is that last night  I could see good definition of Martian Cloud and dust over and beyond  the dust defined Valles Marineris.  Mars is changing/

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#179 Kiwi Paul

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Posted 14 November 2020 - 06:49 PM

Great stuff. The seeing is still good enough to show the extended area of a dust storm (as opposed to fine detail).
Cheers Paul
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#180 GEC

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Posted 14 November 2020 - 07:53 PM

Hi everyone.  I decided to try to make an animation of several images from the same session as my last post.  These are images from Nov 12 starting at 0357 UT and ending at 0447.  C8 at F/17 using a Neximage 5.  300 second captures with a bit over 33,000 frames per capture.  Seeing improved and I tweaked focus during the session. I used PIPP to get 3000 frames then AutoStakkert to stack 1500 frames per capture.   Adjusted colors in GIMP levels, then made the animation in PIPP.

 

Clear skies

 

 

 

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#181 MalVeauX

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Posted 16 November 2020 - 10:01 PM

Seeing was bad, but got something tonight in the C8.

 

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Very best,


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#182 GEC

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Posted 29 December 2020 - 11:09 PM

Mars is getting pretty small for an 8 inch but here is my latest effort.  Just as I am getting this figured out....undecided.gif

 

Clear Skies

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#183 etalon

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Posted 30 December 2020 - 05:28 PM

Hello,

 

wow, there are some awesome pics shown here! Very impressive.

 

Normally, I‘ve very bad seeing conditions at my observing site, but sometimes, there are short moments of hope...

 

 

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taken 2015



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both taken 2014

 

 

 

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both taken 2020

 

 

 

All pics are made with my 8“ MCT, and I‘m still learning...

 

Cheers Markus

 


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