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#1 kevinbreen

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Posted 22 November 2020 - 07:22 AM

Every weather app predicted a clear sky until 8pm, then clouds. Turns out they were out by 3 hours. It cleared up around 9 and stayed that way for a couple of hours until I got too cold, but not before I was able to rattle off a few captures. I used my Celestron X-Cel 2X barlow instead of my usual "stumpy barlow" (which is just the lens element unscrewed from the tube of a 2X barlow). I decided to do this having seen excellent images from Steve Y and others taken with a similar (theoretically too high) focal length because I wanted to see how it would work out. I have to say I'm impressed with the glass of the X-Cel and the results, notwithstanding my slightly overcooking the results, although I quite like the oven-baked look.

Stacked in AS!3 and sharpened in R6 using the dyadic wavelet scheme.

 

2020-11-21-2122_2-U-L-Mars_AS_F8700_lapl6_ap17 r6.jpg

 

2020-11-21-2122_2-U-L-Mars_AS_F8700_lapl6_ap17 r6_pipp.gif

 

Wash your hands.


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Posted 22 November 2020 - 09:10 AM

Bewdy, mate!

 

Baked to a golden brown… laugh.gif

 

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Posted 22 November 2020 - 10:01 AM

I may be mistaken, but I think I can see Vallis Marineris in your excellent images.

 

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Posted 22 November 2020 - 10:18 AM

Fair play to you Taras, I can't!

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Posted 22 November 2020 - 10:19 AM

They are very nice, only thing missing is the dust. Clear skies!


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Posted 22 November 2020 - 01:44 PM

I think these are some of your best, Kevin!
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Posted 22 November 2020 - 02:00 PM

Very nice Kevin. Interesting that there is no obvious dust around from viewing angle of the planet.
Cheers Paul

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Posted 22 November 2020 - 03:25 PM

Very nice Kevin. Interesting that there is no obvious dust around from viewing angle of the planet.
Cheers Paul


Thanks Paul.

It must me fake dust, bigly !

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Posted 22 November 2020 - 06:17 PM

Well done! :lol:

 

But seriously, well done Kev! waytogo.gif waytogo.gif waytogo.gif


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Posted 22 November 2020 - 06:25 PM

Very nice Kevin. Interesting that there is no obvious dust around from viewing angle of the planet.
Cheers Paul


Hi Paul. I must have casseroled the dust away along with all the other accoutrements!

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Posted 22 November 2020 - 06:28 PM

Well done! :lol:

But seriously, well done Kev! waytogo.gifwaytogo.gifwaytogo.gif


Lolz. Says he with the 140" telescope that he keeps passing off as a scope 1/10th that size. One of these days we'll find you out!
Hope you and Pat are well.

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Posted 22 November 2020 - 09:49 PM

Lolz. Says he with the 140" telescope that he keeps passing off as a scope 1/10th that size. One of these days we'll find you out!
Hope you and Pat are well.

...probably the next Mars apparition Kev - I'll have to cut any long grass in front of the scope to get Mars on the sensor..! :lol:

 

We're going to see the surgeon this coming Wednesday to find out what he intends doing in Pat's bypass operation...& hopefully when!



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Posted 23 November 2020 - 04:30 PM

...probably the next Mars apparition Kev - I'll have to cut any long grass in front of the scope to get Mars on the sensor..! :lol:

We're going to see the surgeon this coming Wednesday to find out what he intends doing in Pat's bypass operation...& hopefully when!


Best of luck!


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