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#1 Cotts

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Posted 12 April 2021 - 01:36 PM

Got my new (to me) GM8 installed on the pier!  Got my new Polemaster in the mail today!! Downloaded Sharpcap!!!

 

I'm pumped!  Gonna be gr

 

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#2 rob1986

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Posted 12 April 2021 - 01:40 PM

Got my new (to me) GM8 installed on the pier!  Got my new Polemaster in the mail today!! Downloaded Sharpcap!!!

 

I'm pumped!  Gonna be gr

 

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Posted 12 April 2021 - 01:51 PM

Dave,

 

At least your weather owns it! I mean if you're gonna get hit in the weather department, make it a knockout punch with rain or heavy clouds.

 

Out here it's been this insidious creep of high clouds that not only block the faint fuzzies, but is just thick enough to make the steady seeing a moot point. To morph a line from Miss Congeniality, when I'm trying to view doubles in this kind of haze, " Doubles...there should be two!"

 

Of course if the pattern holds, once we get close to first quarter Moon, the transparency and seeing magically turn to above average or excellent. Great for the Moon, which I love to observe, but not a whole lot else.

 

Are you mounting the AT65 on the Losmandy 8 for imaging?

 

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Posted 12 April 2021 - 02:06 PM

Believe it or not, this is Portland Oregon for the whole week !  WooHoo !!

 

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Posted 12 April 2021 - 02:09 PM

Got my new (to me) GM8 installed on the pier!  Got my new Polemaster in the mail today!! Downloaded Sharpcap!!!

 

I'm pumped!  Gonna be gr

 

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Hi Dave don,t laugh lol.im used to your kind of weather system living in the uk!?crazy weather at the moment last week it reached 20 degrees not to bad for April then the following day went down less than half.today woke up this morning to see snow on the lawn and chimney pots and roofs.might aswell toss a coin now in predicting the weather.



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Posted 12 April 2021 - 04:08 PM

Dave,

 

At least your weather owns it! I mean if you're gonna get hit in the weather department, make it a knockout punch with rain or heavy clouds.

 

Out here it's been this insidious creep of high clouds that not only block the faint fuzzies, but is just thick enough to make the steady seeing a moot point. To morph a line from Miss Congeniality, when I'm trying to view doubles in this kind of haze, " Doubles...there should be two!"

 

Of course if the pattern holds, once we get close to first quarter Moon, the transparency and seeing magically turn to above average or excellent. Great for the Moon, which I love to observe, but not a whole lot else.

 

Are you mounting the AT65 on the Losmandy 8 for imaging?

 

Sam

 

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Yup.  Going to go after some Galaxies, globs and brighter nebulae with the ASI 224 Colour camera....   Field of view is 40'x30' with the rather tiny chip in the ASI.....   The vast majority of bright galaxies will fit in that view ( M31,33 are too big), All globs will fit, most Messiers.....

 

Also will be imaging some bright binary stars....Weaning myself away from the Canon 60Da.......

 

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Posted 12 April 2021 - 04:19 PM

Got my new (to me) GM8 installed on the pier!  Got my new Polemaster in the mail today!! Downloaded Sharpcap!!!

 

 

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Given that forecast, it looks like you'll have plenty of time to try out the "Test camera" in SharpCap - no need for clear skies.smile.gif



#8 Cotts

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Posted 12 April 2021 - 04:20 PM

Given that forecast, it looks like you'll have plenty of time to try out the "Test camera" in SharpCap - no need for clear skies.smile.gif

I will be doing so....  Lots to learn....

 

Dave
 



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Posted 13 April 2021 - 12:20 AM

. . . Plus, way to cold for me.



#10 rob1986

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Posted 13 April 2021 - 01:13 AM

. . . Plus, way to cold for me.


I think its in celsius. otherwise rain would be impossible.

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Posted 13 April 2021 - 05:06 AM

I think its in celsius. 

Sure it is .



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Posted 13 April 2021 - 12:29 PM

If it doesn't clear, there's the chance to make some sketches of the cloud cover to pass the time away...smile.gif



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Posted 13 April 2021 - 12:55 PM

That's the way things always go. I was able to set up last weekend on both Friday and Saturday. From what the weather forecast is showing, that may well be the only nights I'll do any viewing for at least a couple of weeks. Then its the fact that the full Moon will be out and wash out my beloved DSOs.



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Posted 13 April 2021 - 02:47 PM

If it doesn't clear, there's the chance to make some sketches of the cloud cover to pass the time away...smile.gif

I'm not a great sketcher but here, just now...

 

Looking overhead...

 

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Dave
 


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Posted 13 April 2021 - 06:03 PM

April showers bring May flowers?



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Posted 13 April 2021 - 07:40 PM

Dont feel bad.  Im a suffering upstate, NYer.  Its always *something* here weather-wise.  But, strangely, Ive got a few sessions in lately with some rare, clear & warm early spring nights.  This hobby requires the stars to align to work right but when it does, its the best.  Just gotta accept that for most of us, the gear sits un-used for long stretches.  Ugh.  ;)



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Posted 13 April 2021 - 08:49 PM

I'm not a great sketcher but here, just now...

 

Looking overhead...

 

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Dave
 

Frame it .... better than most of my astro pics.smile.gif



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Posted 13 April 2021 - 09:09 PM

Believe it or not, this is Portland Oregon for the whole week !  WooHoo !!

 

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Yup, didn’t someone once say, “Go west young man”?

 

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