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#1 star drop

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Posted 09 November 2020 - 11:01 AM

Please use this thread to post a link to your recorded EAA sessions. Not everyone has reliable internet at their observing locations hence the need for this thread (by member request).

 

Additional information to illustrate your techniques and equipment used, to assist other members, is encouraged and appreciated. If in your recording you did not mention the name and/or catalog number of the object(s) of interest it would be nice to include that with your post containing the link.

 

This thread is not envisaged as a general type discussion thread, but just an announcement thread. Otherwise each announcement may spawn multiple questions from members and get rather cluttered


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Posted 09 November 2020 - 01:05 PM

Here's my last four live stream videos:

 

https://youtu.be/ZfzYzrfX-d0

https://youtu.be/cgfKyMQmAWM

https://youtu.be/YzN7ON8Ze2c

https://youtu.be/8zmeUPo2xas

 

All shot with C8 SCT/x0.63 focal reducer/AVX mount/ASI533MC using SharpCap, CPWI, and Cartes Du Ciel.  Video production OBS Studio.  Fully equipment setup and targets discussed in the videos.  I hope you enjoy.


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Posted 15 November 2020 - 02:48 PM

This video is the second official SDAA (San Diego Astronomy Association) live stream.  Join Gary Hawkins and Dave Decker for a fun and educational look at the night sky from OakOasis County Preserve, Lakeside CA.  This presentation is themed around Charles Messier and features a number of Messier objects including the first and last, M1 and M110.  As Messier was primarily a comet hunter. we also try and view the comet 156P, actually imaging it but failing to recognize it in the frame!

 

https://youtu.be/mdm4WhgH4S0

 

All shot with C8 SCT/x0.63 focal reducer/AVX mount/ASI533MC using SharpCap, CPWI, and Cartes Du Ciel.  Video production OBS Studio.  Fully equipment setup and targets discussed in the videos.  We hope you enjoy.


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Posted 08 December 2020 - 08:12 PM

This is a highly condensed video of the majority of the penumbral lunar eclipse that started late in the evening Nov 29, 2020 - https://youtu.be/G8ouTXypHLA . Sweeping clouds throughout the evening made for challenging observing but the darkening with time is clearly seen.  Also, the film picked up the transit of a tumbling object which is examined in more detail around the four-minute mark in the video.  If you have any ideas on how to identify this object I'd love to hear them.

 

The video was shot with a C6 SCT/x0.63 focal reducer/533MC camera on an AVX mount.  The SharpCap image was captured in OBS Studio where brightness and contrast correction was undertaken before the feed was both streamed and saved.  What you will view is a speeded-up version of this real-time feed cropped for better presentation - thus, I think this still qualifies as EAA.

 

The real-time feed was one of two feeds provided by the San Diego Astronomy Association to timeanddate.com for their live coverage of the event. The full-length video produced by timeanddate.com is available here - https://youtu.be/_NjREh2WE2c.


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Posted 16 December 2020 - 02:30 PM

With Orion now rising in the winter sky, join Gary Hawkins and Dave Decker of the San Diego Astronomy Association as they look at the many nebulae in the constellation of Orion as described by Robert Burnham in his classic book, Burnham's Celestial Handbook - https://youtu.be/X7frZ2wZjdY

 

Please note, after the introduction slides, there is a discussion of spectroscopy relating to Betelgeuse.  The majority of the EAA imaging comes after the one hour mark in this livestream.


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Posted 19 December 2020 - 01:47 PM

https://youtu.be/iSgM7qEsdD0 is an abridged version of our last EAA livestream, featuring just the imaging.

 

With Orion now rising in the winter sky, join Gary Hawkins and Dave Decker of the San Diego Astronomy Association as they look at the many nebulae in the constellation of Orion as described by Robert Burnham in his classic book, Burnham's Celestial Handbook.


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Posted 21 December 2020 - 02:07 PM

Moderator note:

 

As a point of clarification, you can post any recorded EAA session in this topic regardless of whether you previously broadcast it live or simply recorded the session with the intent of posting it later. So feel free to add recordings of live EAA broadcasts here as well. Thanks.


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Posted 22 December 2020 - 12:14 PM

It has been almost 400 years since Jupiter and Saturn were so close to each other, and approximately 800 years since a close conjunction takes place at night. Join Dave Decker and Gary Hawkins of the San Diego Astronomy Association as they witness and live stream the union of these giant planets in the Western skies of Southern California - https://youtu.be/6SX3Pk_6UQc .


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Posted 12 January 2021 - 02:40 AM

Nebula night! Spent the evening on nebulae large and small.

 

NOTE: As the video indicates, my mic wasn't working for the first ~9:20 or so of the stream, so don't start messing with your volume knobs. :)

 

https://youtu.be/no2L529LJN4

 

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Mount: Celestron Evolution AltAz on homemade wedge/pier
Planetarium Software: Stellarium
EAA Stacking Software: SharpCap Pro 3.3 beta
Broadcast Software: Open Broadcaster Studio
Sky: Bortle 2


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Posted 12 January 2021 - 02:42 AM

Put the mono camera in tonight and did some galaxy hunting. Transparency wasn't great, but still got some pretty ones in.

 

And, Gary, finished off with NGC 1622 per your request. Nice little group. And definitely more detail with the mono.

 

https://youtu.be/2v5AtoB3Mvw

 

Scope: TPO 6" f/4 Imaging Newtonian
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Planetarium Software: Stellarium
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Broadcast Software: Open Broadcaster Studio
Sky: Bortle 2


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Posted 15 January 2021 - 12:39 PM

Again last night, transparency wasn't stellar and had stacking issues (forgot about the adjustment in SharpCap to increase gain for stacking - doh) but still had a good one.

 

Focused on the low southern sky in the area of Eridanus and Cetus, which has a nice collection of galaxies (and even a nebula or two!) and for most folks in the Northern Hemisphere, isn't really accessible.

 

https://youtu.be/z3LVpPXClgU

 

Scope: TPO 6" f/4 Imaging Newtonian
Camera: ZWO ASI178MM
Mount: Celestron Evolution AltAz on homemade wedge/pier
Planetarium Software: Stellarium
EAA Stacking Software: SharpCap Pro 3.3 beta
Broadcast Software: Open Broadcaster Studio
Sky: Bortle 2


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Posted 24 January 2021 - 10:21 PM

https://youtu.be/cqQTDTGfbVs

Область применения: Svbony SV48 90mm
камера: ZWO ASI183MC+UV/IR cut
Mount: SkyWather AZGte
Planetarium Software: Stellarium
EAA Stacking Software: SharpCap Pro 3.2
Broadcast Software: Open Broadcaster Studio
Sky: Bortle 5


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Posted 24 January 2021 - 10:29 PM

At www.EmeraldHillsSkies.com, I now have 2 longer live-streams from EAA live sessions plus 3 shorter "object-based" (DSO-specific) videos on

  • M51
  • M63 and
  • NGC 2237

 (Actually, the URL above sends visitors to a YouTube Channel where the recordings "live.")

 

I hope this collection can continue to grow at a rate of 1 new "live session" (and 2 or 3 new "DSO-specific" sessions) every 10 days or so (depending on clear nights, of course).

 

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Posted 06 February 2021 - 02:34 AM

Did the Cloudy Nights February Observer's Challenge objects this session.

 

https://youtu.be/fQBZ8jgS6v0

 

Scope: TPO 6" f/4 Imaging Newtonian
Camera: ZWO ASI183MM
Mount: Celestron Evolution AltAz on homemade wedge/pier
Planetarium Software: Stellarium
EAA Stacking Software: SharpCap Pro 3.3 beta
Broadcast Software: Open Broadcaster Studio
Sky: Bortle 2


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Posted 20 February 2021 - 12:09 PM

Often overlooked, the Caldwell Catalogue is a catalog of 109 bright star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies compiled by Sir Patrick Caldwell-Moore, as a complement to the Messier Catalogue.  Learn about Sir Patrick and see some of the wonderful deep sky objects he included in the Caldwell Catalogue in this recorded live stream for the San Diego Astronomy Association - https://youtu.be/Fo-XwxtoU6Y


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Posted 24 February 2021 - 07:43 AM

This recorded version of last night's live-stream starts with the exclamation, "Oh my goodness... I think we've got it." If that sounds as if I was surprised that it actually worked, haha I was. I'm on a journey toward EAA, and here's the latest step in my journey. Last night's live-stream featured, among other things, imaging the moon itself - because in this forum, someone had said it would be a waste to look at the moon via a RASA. haha I wanted to see for myself. Also see the Andromeda Galaxy's dust lanes, the moons of Uranus, and much more...

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=EHsYUcVox-4


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Posted 05 March 2021 - 03:03 AM

Did the March Observers Challenge in tonight's broadcast:

 

https://youtu.be/EXYhVTonpjc

 

Scope: TPO 6" f/4 Imaging Newtonian
Camera: ZWO ASI183MM
Mount: Celestron Evolution AltAz + Wedge on homemade pier
Planetarium Software: Stellarium
EAA Stacking Software: SharpCap Pro 4.0 beta
Broadcast Software: Open Broadcaster Studio
Sky: Bortle 2
Background Music: Jesse Gallagher (nightimegallagher.com)


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Posted 07 March 2021 - 09:05 AM

Last night's live-stream was my 10th observing session using EAA. The reigning "line" i have to remember is, "What could possibly go wrong?" haha Seems like there are so many parts of this equation that have to be so precise. Last night's MAIN issue was caused by the fact that I had plugged in "20 degrees past the meridian" for the margin that my mount could look backwards (upside down, so to speak). Unfortunately, that last 10 degrees had stretched my cable management and pulled the cable OUT of the mount all together. (And, by the way, in doing so, 'bent' the end of the USB connector. Rats. I managed to fix it with pliars and restart the stream, but it was NOT at all fun.) Anyway, I removed that part from the live-stream recording, obviously. : ) Let's hope episode 11 is more 'predictable.'  Here are recordings from yesterday:

 

  • The Live-stream itself (which begins with the line, "OK, Wow. That was not easy." hahahaha) (It's a journey, right?) -- Observing Session 10. (Warning: For at least 5 minutes during one portion of this video, I have the live-stream viewing Astro-Planner while I'm talking about the object in Sharpcap. I HAVE to learn/remember to be more careful about making sure viewers are with me 'on the same page.' haha  Sigh. Once again -- it's a journey, right?)
  • A two-minute video about my observing site (Emerald Hills) - here.
  • A Five-minute EAA sample of just one object (The Silver Needle Galaxy, NGC 4244) - here.

 

Shew. The best thanks goes to the people hanging in there while I learn to DO this stuff! hahahahaha


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Posted 09 March 2021 - 04:49 AM

Capturing NGC4565 with eVscope.

 

https://youtu.be/BYjD_YqS42E


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Posted 21 March 2021 - 10:16 AM

We were all about trying to make it the LONGEST CloudyNights Live-Stream on record. It really had little to do with the Messier Marathon. hahahaha     Kidding.  Here's our live-stream, just wrapped up a few hours ago, in which, by God's grace (and a lot of Robert's coffee), we did somehow manage to snag real-live EAA imaging of all 110 Messier Objects. There were tons involved, but for sure we need to thank Gary Shaw, "Appendix 1" (Robert), Curtis, Sanjeev, "Noah4x4" Phil, "Zephead" (Frank), Yanlisman (Rob), "HornJS" (Jeff), "RoelB" (Roel, from Belgium), DavidJohn, "GeminiJK" (John), "Relativist" (Curtis), and even Gary Hawkins who stopped by to cheer the group on -- and more. We were for sure stronger together than we would have been separately! : )

 

https://www.youtube....IPAJVVA&t=2771s

 

Important note: The scrubber-slider will be your friend. : ) There's a segment in the middle when most of us grabbed a two-hour nap. So that's a nice LONG view of my RASA in the night-vision Scope-cam darkness. haha Like I say, if you watch, please use the scrubber-slider liberally.

 

There are MANY objects we'll post somehow, later, but here's just one that's handy. There are 109 to go. : )

 

M27-2021-03-21-MM.jpg

Obviously, the Dumbbell Nebula (also known as the Apple Core Nebula, Messier 27, and NGC 6853). It's a planetary nebula in the constellation Vulpecula, at a distance of about 1360 light-years. It was the first such nebula to be discovered, by Charles Messier in 1764. This image was live-stacked in SharpCap pro from 5 frames with a total of just 100 seconds of imaging time. The entire Marathon was FILLED with great examples of why EAA is THE perfect skill/art/approach/strategy for a Messier Marathon. It's MADE for appreciating rare beauties like M27 in fairly quick order. Think about it. These kinds of jaw-dropping views took place again and again all night in literally 3-minute windows (and actually, this view was HALF that time). EAA is MADE for Messier Marathons. Several of our team members were fighting terrible cloudy conditions. We were all on the edge of our seats as we captured M30 together in the glow of dawn. I'm not joking - NONE Of us could have found M30 with naked-eye astronomy. The entire horizon was lit up with an Easter-like sunrise.

 

Thank you CloudyNights EAA for helping us learn an incredibly fun hobby. You guys are the greatest.


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Posted 27 March 2021 - 01:19 PM

Last night's sky was crystal clear of clouds -- but compromised by a 96% moon-glow far and near. Still, I enjoyed being out under the Emerald Hills Skies from 8:30pm until 5:30am. Among other super-fun activities, I shot a 50-minute live-stream entitled, "Beyond the Bahtinov Mask: Learning AutoFocus with APT and Nina," in which I first show how difficult it is to do a visual focus on an f/2 scope (8" RASA), then compare my journey in learning the newest auto-focus sub-routines in both Astro Photography Tool (APT) and Nina. (The latest auto-focus capabilities/enhancements in APT are still only available in the latest beta. Nina has apparently had auto-focus for just under a year or so.) It's an interesting thought -- which prompts me to leave my Bahtinov mask in storage from here on out. : )

 

 

beyond_the_bahtinov-500.png

 

https://youtu.be/8e2Q9N2Bn8w

 

We also include an EAA view of The Whale Galaxy (NGC4631).

(Do please keep in mind - I'm on a journey to EAA. I haven't arrived, by any means. : ) )

 

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Posted 28 March 2021 - 07:26 PM

Re-live the moment... or live it for the first time... in just 30 minutes or so, capture the essence of the first-ever CloudyNights EAA Team Messier Marathon. 

 

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https://youtu.be/xRoRTQdMXVI

 

Hope you can join us next time.


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Posted 03 April 2021 - 12:49 PM

Fun night last night. Since we had done the Messier Marathon two weeks ago, we visited lesser-known (non-Messier objects) last night. They were like Easter Egg surprises, waiting to be discovered. See the two-hour live-stream recording here:

 

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https://youtu.be/zmZ18xVzUFs

 

Thanks for joining us by recorded video!

 

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Posted 03 April 2021 - 10:26 PM

Galaxy season has begun! We spent some time on the first of a few sessions looking at the rich galaxy field between The Big Dipper and Leo/Virgo.

 

https://youtu.be/2whn2NCqqh0

 

Scope: TPO 6" f/4 Imaging Newtonian
Camera: ZWO ASI183MM
Mount: Celestron Evolution AltAz + Wedge on homemade pier
Planetarium Software: Stellarium
EAA Stacking Software: SharpCap Pro 4.0 beta
Broadcast Software: Open Broadcaster Studio
Sky: Bortle 2
Background Music: Jesse Gallagher (nightimegallagher.com)


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Posted 04 April 2021 - 09:35 AM

Second installment of our galaxy quest last night.

 

https://youtu.be/-92ZRXkLY1w

 

Scope: TPO 6" f/4 Imaging Newtonian
Camera: ZWO ASI183MM
Mount: Celestron Evolution AltAz + Wedge on homemade pier
Planetarium Software: Stellarium
EAA Stacking Software: SharpCap Pro 4.0 beta
Broadcast Software: Open Broadcaster Studio
Sky: Bortle 2
Background Music: Jesse Gallagher (nightimegallagher.com)


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