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Re: M33

Karen Christen
 

Very nice, Mike!  Thanks for sharing with us!

Karen

AP

 

From: main@ap-ug.groups.io <main@ap-ug.groups.io> On Behalf Of Hayford, Michael
Sent: Friday, December 3, 2021 3:46 PM
To: main@ap-ug.groups.io
Subject: [ap-ug] M33

 

Hello all,

I’ve had a Mach1 mount for 6 years and have greatly enjoyed never having to worry about mount issues. I have a Takahashi 150 riding on it and recently decided to try unguided imaging using APPC. My first narrowband 5’ subs showed some trailing but I discovered PEM correction was turned off. When I turned this back on, I was able to do 2 hours worth of unguided 5’ subs with no trailing. I’m really very pleased with the AP part of my imaging stack (actually all parts) and hope you enjoy my image.

 

 

Clear Skies!

 

Mike Hayford


Re: Bad observing conditions!

Chris Cook
 

While I've had a couple clear nights here in MA, the jet stream is parked overhead.  The seeing last night was just awful.  We are down stream from you in IL so whatever weather you have we usually get a two days later.
How many more years until I can move to AZ?
 
Chris

 

----- Original Message -----
From: ROBERT WYNNE <robert-wynne@...>
To: <main@ap-ug.groups.io>, Roland Christen via groups.io <chris1011@...>, <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Sent: 12/5/2021 8:13:57 PM
Subject: Re: [ap-ug] Bad observing conditions!

There's a lot of cougars out and about there this time of year and this year they are very hungry due the severe drought. I used to collect tourmaline crystals on the mountain tops out and about Hemet and environs and had to be very aware. -Best, Robert
On 12/04/2021 12:15 PM Roland Christen via groups.io <chris1011@...> wrote:


Howdy fellow Astronuts,

The satellite image below shows the weather pattern here at my humble observatory in N. Illinois as it has existed now for several weeks. ;^((.

Seems like an endless stream of clouds coming off the Pacific, making landfall in Seattle, then heading overnight to my Prairie observatory next to our AP factory building (red X). Rats! looks like it will continue this way for the next couple of weeks. I can see where I should be located, somewhere in the mountains just east of San Diego. And to think i gave up a possible job there back in the '70s for a job in Northern Illinois. Anyone living there and further east in Arizona, New Mexico - I am super jealous. (plus it's really cold here).

Rats and pattouie!!

Rolando


Re: Bad observing conditions!

Andy Ermolli
 

I can confirm that the stream definitely makes landfall in Seattle (that's where I'm typing from).


Re: New neighbor!

Ross Elkins
 

Nice Steve! Couldn’t you get him to smile!
Ross Elkins






Re: Bad observing conditions!

ROBERT WYNNE
 

There's a lot of cougars out and about there this time of year and this year they are very hungry due the severe drought. I used to collect tourmaline crystals on the mountain tops out and about Hemet and environs and had to be very aware. -Best, Robert

On 12/04/2021 12:15 PM Roland Christen via groups.io <chris1011@...> wrote:


Howdy fellow Astronuts,

The satellite image below shows the weather pattern here at my humble observatory in N. Illinois as it has existed now for several weeks. ;^((.

Seems like an endless stream of clouds coming off the Pacific, making landfall in Seattle, then heading overnight to my Prairie observatory next to our AP factory building (red X). Rats! looks like it will continue this way for the next couple of weeks. I can see where I should be located, somewhere in the mountains just east of San Diego. And to think i gave up a possible job there back in the '70s for a job in Northern Illinois. Anyone living there and further east in Arizona, New Mexico - I am super jealous. (plus it's really cold here).

Rats and pattouie!!

Rolando


Re: M3 & Comet Leonard w/92

ROBERT WYNNE
 

Time well spent. -Best, Robert

On 12/03/2021 8:31 AM Chris Cook <chris@...> wrote:


I was up early this morning grabbing a shot of Comet Leonard as it passed by globular cluster M3.  Captured using the Stowaway and a Canon 6D.


Chris

 


Re: Cosmic Zoo

ROBERT WYNNE
 

Superb imaging. -Best, Robert

On 12/02/2021 7:38 PM Roland Christen via groups.io <chris1011@...> wrote:


Those are fantastic images!

The skies here have been total crap for the last 2 weeks, with no end in sight. ;^((

Rolando


-----Original Message-----
From: Alex <groups@...>
To: main@ap-ug.groups.io
Sent: Thu, Dec 2, 2021 9:28 pm
Subject: [ap-ug] Cosmic Zoo

I've had a week of good weather which allowed me to complete getting subs for a few projects I was working on.  First off is the Jellyfish Nebula.

https://www.astrobin.com/0uopj5/

I just finished imaging the Monkey Nebula last night and just finished processing it.

https://www.astrobin.com/sg6n1e/

I needed something for the scope to do while it waited for these targets to rise up high enough to image from my setup.  I had thought I exhausted the bright/easy targets in Cepheus, but I saw a nice image of the Lion Nebula on Astrobin the other day, so I knew how to occupy the time.

https://www.astrobin.com/z4aiz3/

I still need to get some seagull data, maybe take a crack at the dolphin, and my autumn  zoo is complete.

Alex


Re: NGC147 GX (Cas) 13.2' x 9.1M Dwarf Spheroidal - 2.66 hours OSC

ROBERT WYNNE
 

I think you may be underselling the 155. Most posts of this image are not comparable and it's only until you get into ultra high end professional optics does one find better imaging. Good work. -Best, Robert

On 12/02/2021 11:39 AM John Jennings <johnrogerjennings@...> wrote:


Not sure there's more here with the 155. I don't think longer subs or more integration time is gonna help. The first of 3 targets last night.  My second target was the starfield for my eclipse composite and then then Bodes Nebula. 

https://astrob.in/full/ovpgam/0/

John


Re: New neighbor!

Pete Lardizabal
 

Fine catch Steve!!!

🤗

Pete

On Dec 5, 2021, at 2:31 PM, Steve Nightingale <slnightingale@...> wrote:

Hi Group,

This guy showed up across the street yesterday. Stuck my 92 Stowaway on a tripod and had at it.

Focus not perfect but hopefully he'll stick around for a few days and I'll get more chances!

https://ap-ug.groups.io/g/main/photo/249705/3348033?p=Created%2C%2C%2C20%2C2%2C0%2C0



Steve <eagle1.jpg>


Re: New neighbor!

Steve Nightingale
 

Thanks Stuart,

I think the only thing that buys me a couple minutes is he's in a wooded area about 100 feet back in the woods. But he really stares me down when I show up with that funny white tube with a gadget that makes a clicking sound.

If he shows up tomorrow (actually, a pair) I may give it one more try but then quit. I'd rather have them stick around and be able to watch them.

Not sure if they showed up on the way to somewhere else. My wife recalls seeing them early last winter; then gone.

Steve


Re: New neighbor!

Stuart
 

Steve, that is a beautiful shot! We have a parent / child pair flying around our farm but they don't get close and always take to the air when they see us coming.


On Sun, 5 Dec 2021 at 14:31, Steve Nightingale <slnightingale@...> wrote:
Hi Group,

This guy showed up across the street yesterday. Stuck my 92 Stowaway on a tripod and had at it.

Focus not perfect but hopefully he'll stick around for a few days and I'll get more chances!

https://ap-ug.groups.io/g/main/photo/249705/3348033?p=Created%2C%2C%2C20%2C2%2C0%2C0



Steve


Re: New neighbor!

Steve Nightingale
 

I shot this at ISO800 with a Nikon D5300. Exposure was 1/1000 sec so I probably could use ISO400.

He's back, I'm headed out again. Biggest issue is he's in a heavily wooded area so it's tough to get a clear shot. After I fuss around a minute or two he moves on to another tree.

Don't want to harass him (or her, BTW) so I only try a couple times/day from a good distance. After today I'll probably quit bothering him!

Steve


Re: New neighbor!

Eric Weiner
 

Nice shot. I haven’t had a chance to use my Stowaway photographically yet. My FF and TCC should be here tomorrow. What ISO can you typically get away with for shots like this?


Re: New neighbor!

Pete Lardizabal
 

Fine catch Steve!!!

🤗

Pete

On Dec 5, 2021, at 2:31 PM, Steve Nightingale <slnightingale@...> wrote:

Hi Group,

This guy showed up across the street yesterday. Stuck my 92 Stowaway on a tripod and had at it.

Focus not perfect but hopefully he'll stick around for a few days and I'll get more chances!

https://ap-ug.groups.io/g/main/photo/249705/3348033?p=Created%2C%2C%2C20%2C2%2C0%2C0



Steve <eagle1.jpg>


Re: New neighbor!

Roland Christen
 

wow, nice shot!

Rolando

-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Nightingale <slnightingale@...>
To: main@ap-ug.groups.io
Sent: Sun, Dec 5, 2021 1:31 pm
Subject: [ap-ug] New neighbor!

Hi Group,

This guy showed up across the street yesterday. Stuck my 92 Stowaway on a tripod and had at it.

Focus not perfect but hopefully he'll stick around for a few days and I'll get more chances!

https://ap-ug.groups.io/g/main/photo/249705/3348033?p=Created%2C%2C%2C20%2C2%2C0%2C0



Steve


Re: New neighbor!

Alan
 

Nice! A fine neighbor to have.

We have lots of Red-tails, fairly frequent Sharp-shinned and Cooper's Hawks, and I have seen Kestrels, although not recently, and, once, an Osprey fly by, but never a Bald Eagle. 

Clear skies, Alan

On 12/5/2021 2:31 PM, Steve Nightingale wrote:
Hi Group,

This guy showed up across the street yesterday. Stuck my 92 Stowaway on a tripod and had at it.

Focus not perfect but hopefully he'll stick around for a few days and I'll get more chances!

https://ap-ug.groups.io/g/main/photo/249705/3348033?p=Created%2C%2C%2C20%2C2%2C0%2C0



Steve


New neighbor!

Steve Nightingale
 

Hi Group,

This guy showed up across the street yesterday. Stuck my 92 Stowaway on a tripod and had at it.

Focus not perfect but hopefully he'll stick around for a few days and I'll get more chances!

https://ap-ug.groups.io/g/main/photo/249705/3348033?p=Created%2C%2C%2C20%2C2%2C0%2C0



Steve


Re: Bad observing conditions!

Stuart
 

I'm at the far right edge near the top of your map. Same thing. Haven't seen a star at night for weeks.


On Sat, 4 Dec 2021 at 15:16, Roland Christen via groups.io <chris1011=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Howdy fellow Astronuts,

The satellite image below shows the weather pattern here at my humble observatory in N. Illinois as it has existed now for several weeks. ;^((.

Seems like an endless stream of clouds coming off the Pacific, making landfall in Seattle, then heading overnight to my Prairie observatory next to our AP factory building (red X). Rats! looks like it will continue this way for the next couple of weeks. I can see where I should be located, somewhere in the mountains just east of San Diego. And to think i gave up a possible job there back in the '70s for a job in Northern Illinois. Anyone living there and further east in Arizona, New Mexico - I am super jealous. (plus it's really cold here).

Rats and pattouie!!

Rolando


Re: Bad observing conditions!

Roland Christen
 

Ok, sounds great ... if the travel restrictions ever let up.

Rolando

-----Original Message-----
From: Jeff Rothstein <rothstein.j.s@...>
To: main@ap-ug.groups.io
Sent: Sat, Dec 4, 2021 3:54 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-ug] Bad observing conditions!

Hi Roland.  A one-owner Traveler now nearing its 21st birthday invites you to its home in Tucson any time!

Wishing you clear skies for Christmas.

Jeff


Re: Bad observing conditions!

Jeff Rothstein
 

Hi Roland.  A one-owner Traveler now nearing its 21st birthday invites you to its home in Tucson any time!

Wishing you clear skies for Christmas.

Jeff

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