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Moon and Saturn with the '74 Duplex

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#1 Toddeo

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Posted 05 October 2022 - 10:07 AM

Imagine that...... the same night you pick up a new scope-you are able to try it out!shocked.gif . Here are some Lunar and Saturn captures with the '74 Duplex that I picked up on Monday. For the Lunar captures I used a ZWO ASI178MM camera and for the Saturn- a ZWO ASI178MC + a ZWO ASI224MC camera(for the smaller Saturn). No barlow used, each capture video consisted of 3500/4000 frames.  I'll try to get some Jupiter photos at a later date. Sorry for posting too many photosgrin.gif .  Thanks,  Todd.

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Posted 05 October 2022 - 03:06 PM

Very nice images!


Edited by rcwolpert, 05 October 2022 - 03:07 PM.

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Posted 05 October 2022 - 03:41 PM

Thanks! Monday night was rather nice and quiet, only a couple of coyotes in the neighbors yard.



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Posted 05 October 2022 - 04:20 PM

All I can say: wow, wonderful pictures bow.gif bow.gif



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Posted 05 October 2022 - 04:24 PM

Thanks, Eric! When I first got out and tried it on the Moon, the video on the laptop looked like the scope wasn't collimated. Went over to Saturn-a little higher in the sky, the view looked better. After Saturn, I tried the Moon again- much better seeing! Hopefully I can get some time capturing Jupiter.   Todd.



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Posted 05 October 2022 - 07:28 PM

WOW, absolutely beautiful Todd.  My new-to-me (1986) Q3.5 also saw first light last night in Adelaide, Australia.  The reactions from my wife and a couple of the neighbours who had never seen Saturn before has made me a Questar devotee.  Seeing your images however, takes this admiration for these instruments to another level. Looking forward to the Jupiter shots.  waytogo.gif


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Posted 05 October 2022 - 07:34 PM

Thanks bishopmark! Enjoy you "new" scope!



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Posted 10 October 2022 - 02:04 PM

Great images- nice work!

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Posted 20 October 2022 - 08:29 PM

Excellent series Todd!

 

I haven't imaged the Moon lately (except for some afocal smartphone pics) and definitely Saturn, my last attempt being about 2 years ago; it's time to try again!

 

Cheers, Allan



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Posted 20 October 2022 - 09:21 PM

Many Thanks, Dan and Allan!     Todd


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Posted 04 November 2022 - 01:03 PM

It's more than awesome. I can't believe that (3.5 ') 1976 scope gives these images.

 

Has it's optics changed recently?!!! 



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Posted 04 November 2022 - 01:38 PM

Best pics of Saturn I can recall coming out of *any* 3.5 inch scope… well done!

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Posted 04 November 2022 - 02:14 PM

Thanks- GR1973 and Ron!  I might bring out the "newer" field model and give it another shot at Saturn and Jupiter.  Oh, by the way GR1973- the scope used was a 1974 Duplex(not a '76 wink.gif ). Todd


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