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From my first night 2022 - Lunar "X" Jan 9

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#1 WestCoastCannuck

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Posted 14 January 2022 - 10:24 PM

Was the first time I could image in months.  Seeing spotty....  but still a nice night.  shot from my driveway in Langford,  Vancouver Island, Can.

 

Vixen VMC200L at F11.7,  290MM camera,  610nm long pass filter.  Best 300 of 10,000 frames. 

Programs used:  Firecapture,  Pre align in PIPP, Stacked in AS!3, Wavelet processing and tweaks in Astra Image.

 

 

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Clear skies!

 

Mike

 

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Posted 14 January 2022 - 10:26 PM

Superb image very sharp. 


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Posted 14 January 2022 - 10:40 PM

Superb image very sharp. 

 Thanks Much Johann!   Hoping for some good skies soon.  Been an awful few months here.

 

Clear Skies!

 

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Posted 15 January 2022 - 10:53 AM

I imaged that night but it was prior to the apparition of the X; I was observing visually later and saw it then. I had completely forgotten about it beforehand; but by the time it was visible there was high cloud and it was no longer good for imaging anyway.

 

This shot is from that night.

 

 

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Posted 15 January 2022 - 01:29 PM



I imaged that night but it was prior to the apparition of the X; I was observing visually later and saw it then. I had completely forgotten about it beforehand; but by the time it was visible there was high cloud and it was no longer good for imaging anyway.

 

This shot is from that night.

I think your backyard is much more appealing than my driveway.  waytogo.gif

 

My setup that night.....

 

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Posted 16 January 2022 - 01:24 AM

I think your backyard is much more appealing than my driveway.  waytogo.gif

 

My setup that night.....

 

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Nice looking rig! like-button.jpg 

What kinda refractor is that? 


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Posted 16 January 2022 - 08:42 AM

Nice looking rig! like-button.jpg

What kinda refractor is that? 

Thanks RK!   I believe I am at the final pair (at least for that mount) after having several different scopes on both sides over the last 2.5 years since I bought the mount.   That refractor pushes things to the limit really....  but I am fine with it.  smile.gif    Its an APM 140MM F7..   An FPL-53 Doublet.   I love it.   I had thought that the 120ED I had would be a forever scope for me since I loved it so much and used 140's rare as hens teeth in Canada.  (won't buy new)  The 150/8 varieties have too much moment arm for me to consider at all.   Anyways.....  one came up on the other side of Canada like new and at a very reasonable used price - I jumped on it.   No regrets.  Worth every penny and I just love it.

 

Here is my 140 next to my old 120ED - which the 140 replaced as my main everything scope.  As you can see.....  the 140 is a BEAST.  lol 

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Mke


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Posted 16 January 2022 - 09:32 AM

What is this "sold it" of which you speak? ;O)


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Posted 16 January 2022 - 09:39 AM

What is this "sold it" of which you speak? ;O)

Sorry.  Was a bit muddy there.   The 120ED at bottom I sold.  Wonderful scope.....  did not need to go bigger, but the 140ED was the ONE scope I would move up to if lightning struck the right way - and it did.  smile.gif   I sold the 120ED to a local fellow as a first telescope.   A bit of a brute for a first scope.....  hope he got on alright with it.

 

The 140 is in the setup pic from the other night of course as well.

 

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Posted 16 January 2022 - 09:46 AM

I was just kidding. I tend to be an equipment hoarder. ;O)


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Posted 16 January 2022 - 09:55 AM

I was just kidding. I tend to be an equipment hoarder. ;O)

HA!   I can be a bit dim.  lol   I of course totally understand that as well!    Budget and space constraints make hoarding the largest stuff impossible for me though.  I have 4 scopes I am happy with.   I plan on one more one day - a C11 or a Vixen VMC260L (another impossible one to find used).   That will likely be it for me. :)))


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