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Old 04-01-2012, 02:56 AM   #271
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Tonight has been a busy night for me; imaged Venus, Mars and the moon.
All images taken with Meade LX90 and QHY-5T with 300+ images stacked in Registack.

Since someone recently stole some of my images from Jupiter from this website and posted them on Facebook as their own ( Thanks for letting me know about this Izack ) I want to strongly emphasize that if these images are posted somewhere else without my permission you are violating Copyright law and I WILL TAKE ACTION ACCORDINGLY !! as this person whom did so found out.

Anyway, here's tonights results.

Mars tonight




Venus in the Western Sky




And finally some pictures of the southern moon.

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Old 04-01-2012, 02:59 AM   #272
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That picture of Venus is astounding! I got an overexposed picture of Saturn a few weeks ago. I used a 102mm frac and an Ipod camera.


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Old 04-01-2012, 03:03 AM   #273
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 That picture of Venus is astounding!
Thanks, but I was actually hoping to catch some cloud detail. It was just too low in the sky for that I guess...
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Old 04-01-2012, 03:07 AM   #274
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Have you imaged any DSO's recently?
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Old 04-01-2012, 03:14 AM   #275
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 Have you imaged any DSO's recently?
Just Orion ( I've been kinda Lazy lately) but getting geared up to do some more Deep Space imaging as well as ISS imaging.

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Old 04-01-2012, 03:33 AM   #276
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Awesome!
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Old 04-30-2012, 02:36 AM   #277
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Had to brag; upgraded my 8" LX90 today to a 10" GPS LX90. (I guess size does matter )
Now I'm still waiting for my Milburn Wedge and I can really do some ISS imaging !

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Old 04-30-2012, 02:48 AM   #278
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Can't wait to see what you end up capturing.
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Old 05-13-2012, 04:15 AM   #279
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Finally had a chance today to build a higher roof for my observatory to accomidate my 10" scope.
Should have it up and running early next week with a ISS pass coming at the end of the week.
Keep posted.

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Old 05-13-2012, 04:23 AM   #280
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Nice.
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Old 05-16-2012, 04:24 AM   #281
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Okay, New scope is up and running, although still needs to be fine-tuned (polar alignment and collamination etc).
Anyway, here is the very first image I took with it tonight; looks like crap compaired with what it can do once I've fine-tuned everything but not bad for a test image.
This is just a stack of 10 images ( usually I stack several hundereds)



---------- Post added 05-15-12 at 10:24 PM ---------- Previous post was 05-14-12 at 10:26 PM ----------

Starting to get the scope fine-tuned; took two images tonight on a mildly clear night; Mars and Saturn.

As always, pictures are copyright protected.




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Old 05-16-2012, 04:29 AM   #282
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 Okay, New scope is up and running, although still needs to be fine-tuned (polar alignment and collamination etc).
Anyway, here is the very first image I took with it tonight; looks like crap compaired with what it can do once I've fine-tuned everything but not bad for a test image.
This is just a stack of 10 images ( usually I stack several hundereds)

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---------- Post added 05-15-12 at 10:24 PM ---------- Previous post was 05-14-12 at 10:26 PM ----------

Starting to get the scope fine-tuned; took two images tonight on a mildly clear night; Mars and Saturn.

As always, pictures are copyright protected.

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That's a pretty sharp picture of Saturn. That must be some very powerful telescope there. How does Jupiter look through your telescope?
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Old 05-16-2012, 08:57 AM   #283
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Nice images there, Yoda!

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 That's a pretty sharp picture of Saturn. That must be some very powerful telescope there. How does Jupiter look through your telescope?
You'll have to wait a bit for that, since Jupiter is pretty close to the sun these days and therefore unobservable.
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Old 05-16-2012, 12:12 PM   #284
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Thanks guys; as you can see I don't have the color thing just right yet ( was too late last night)
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Old 05-18-2012, 04:14 AM   #285
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At it again tonight; was able to take some pictures of Mars and Saturn between some loose clouds that started rolling in.
Wanted to compair my Mars picture to a current view from earth to identify specific structures on the surface.
First image is a current view of Mars at the time I took the image, then my image of Mars.
You can definatively make out some landmarks on the surface; pretty exciting !
All images taken with a 10" Meade LX90, Phillips Webcam, 2xbarlow lens and about 1000 images stacked with Registack for Mars and about 300 images stacked with Registack for Saturn






Finally, Saturn again (hope this is not getting boring)

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