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#1 sfugardi

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Posted 10 July 2024 - 08:57 PM

After a full night of deep sky hyperstar imaging, I noticed Pluto crossing the meridan on the laptop. With 90min to go before Saturn, I took 5x30sec shots every 15min starting at 1:59 ending at 3:14am where the computer expected Pluto to be. While my Orion HDX110 mount goto is a little off, you are guaranteed to have the object within the 691mm hyperstar field of view. Manually cropping and aligning the files is very time consuming, so I just went with the first and last combining them in DeepSkyStacker. Then animating with PIPP, 2 objects clearly appeared to move, aside from the random noise. According to Sky6 the brighter object is Pluto (bottom left). There is an asteroid moving in the upper left but I don't have software to identify it. I was up all night and somehow ran out of time as I was cutting it too close taking longer to collimate my scope switching from f1.9 back to f/25. Luckily I was able to still capture 5 Saturn runs before daybreak. I think hunting for asteroids could be very interesting if I had the proper software to sort the data out. Hope you like it

 

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Posted 10 July 2024 - 09:29 PM

After a full night of deep sky hyperstar imaging, I noticed Pluto crossing the meridan on the laptop. With 90min to go before Saturn, I took 5x30sec shots every 15min starting at 1:59 ending at 3:14am where the computer expected Pluto to be. While my Orion HDX110 mount goto is a little off, you are guaranteed to have the object within the 691mm hyperstar field of view. Manually cropping and aligning the files is very time consuming, so I just went with the first and last combining them in DeepSkyStacker. Then animating with PIPP, 2 objects clearly appeared to move, aside from the random noise. According to Sky6 the brighter object is Pluto (bottom left). There is an asteroid moving in the upper left but I don't have software to identify it. I was up all night and somehow ran out of time as I was cutting it too close taking longer to collimate my scope switching from f1.9 back to f/25. Luckily I was able to still capture 5 Saturn runs before daybreak. I think hunting for asteroids could be very interesting if I had the proper software to sort the data out. Hope you like it

 

Regards,

Steve

 

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#3 Mike Phillips

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Posted 10 July 2024 - 09:54 PM

If the GIF is larger than 500kB or larger than 1600px wide OR 1200px tall it won't run.
 

not to nit pick but why is that limitation there?  It's 2024!



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Posted 10 July 2024 - 11:01 PM

Nice!👍 Don't know if Catalina Sky Survey is still active (Deep Sky Survey, NASA/JPL) but contributors send in their data and through a computer program (Of course🙃) have the ability to check your RA/DEC coordinates and see if that 'stroid has been designated. I think they may have been axed by politics but I'm not sure if they're collecting data through volunteers. Great shot, though!

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Posted 10 July 2024 - 11:27 PM

not to nit pick but why is that limitation there? It's 2024!


Don’t ask me. It’s in the CN guidelines.
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Posted 10 July 2024 - 11:49 PM

not to nit pick but why is that limitation there?  It's 2024!

Here's a "fun" discussion where it's revealed some people are living like it's still 2004....

 

https://www.cloudyni...mage-size-rules

 

I get that hosting images on CN costs money over time as the size of file storage does accumulate over years. I own and operate a gaming website similar to CN in size and age and we have terabytes of user uploaded files we have to store, so I get the cost argument.

 

But the fact that the rules still apply to externally hosted images that don't cost CN a dime, is mind boggling to me in 2024.


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Posted 11 July 2024 - 10:31 AM

While bright minor planet (40) Harmonia was in the general vicinity, that was far too bright. I think your wanderer to the top left was (8514) 1991 PK15, as yet un-named. Discovered by HE Holt on Palomar Mountain.  8514 appears to have been around mag 16 at the time.


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Posted 11 July 2024 - 11:49 AM

Very nice!

 

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