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Sharing my Spring 2021 Highlights

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#1 iam1ru12

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Posted 26 September 2021 - 07:26 PM

Hello everyone,

I thought I would share a link to a YouTube video, I just published, showing my Spring 2021 EAA captures.  I recently upgraded to the ZWO ASI533MC earlier in the year and this was my first time out in earnest under dark skies.  These captures were take at Staunton River State Park (same location used for the Staunton River Star Party) in southern Virginia in early April.

 

Unfortunately my current focal reducer (Optec 0.33x MAXfield) is designed for cameras with a maximum chip size of under 11mm but my 533 has a 16mm chip.  Therefore you’ll notice quite a bit of vignetting and possibly some spacing issues.

 

Between bad weather, work and family commitments and overcoming issues with CPWI, I have not really gotten out much since April.

 

In any case, enjoy…

 

https://youtu.be/w30tI_arJjo

I’m scheduled to take a full week off to attend the Fall Staunton River Star Party in early October.  Here’s hoping to a week of good weather and free of equipment malfunctions.

 

-Mike


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Posted 27 September 2021 - 05:01 AM

Hi Mike,

 

thanks for sharing the video!

 

One correction: the Cigar Galaxy (1min45s) is M82 (https://en.wikipedia...wiki/Messier_82), not M81 (wich is Bode's Galaxy) -> https://en.wikipedia...wiki/Messier_81

 

The Messier 81 galaxy group consists of M81 and M82 -> https://en.wikipedia.../wiki/M81_Group

 

2nd: you title "Spring Galaxy Season" and start with Orion Nebula, which is absolutely not a typical Galaxy and also not a spring DSO ;)

 

CS.Oli


Edited by GazingOli, 27 September 2021 - 05:07 AM.


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Posted 27 September 2021 - 07:45 PM

CS.Olí,

Thanks for catching the error.  When I copied the titles, I must have forgotten to change M81 to M82.  At least I got right in the credits (5:50).  I’ll need to figure out a way to upload a correction.

 

As for M42, it’s still an evening object in April. cool.gif

 

-Mike


Edited by iam1ru12, 27 September 2021 - 07:49 PM.


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Posted 28 September 2021 - 08:46 AM

sorry I forgot that there might be people out there, who do not have a big barn in the West, blocking the sight on Orion in springtime completely

 

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