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Texas Star party with AP

Jeff Ball Gmail
 

Hello AP

I have been in astronomy for a long time and the Texas Star Party has been on my bucket list.  This year things lined up for me to attend.  
It was a great experience and I highly recommend attending if you get the chance.  
I express my experience with images and video, please take a look when you get a chance.

I use the AP130 EDFGT and the AP Stowaway


Please have a look at my cinematic presentation of the TSP on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9z1pyJMXHA0


The images may be seen on my website here:

https://www.earthandskyphoto.com/new-gallery-1


For details on the images, you can visit my astrobin page here:

https://www.astrobin.com/users/Jefferyball/


Looking forward to

The 110mm f6 sign up. 

Clear skies. 

Jeff



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Sincerely,
Jeff Ball


Re: The Quest and the Solution – New Product Announcement

Ray
 

Super exiting news! AP just made my day!!

Regards!

Ray


Re: The Quest and the Solution – New Product Announcement

Yuxuan Wang
 

Will definitely sign up for the random drawing! Interesting it’s not called the new Traveler, along with the Stowaway and the Starfire. :-)


Re: The Quest and the Solution – New Product Announcement

Joel Short
 

For the first time ever, I think I'll put my name in the sign up lottery.  This is like reverse gambling.  Instead of a win where I get a pile of money, if I win I will give a pile of money away...and still rejoice in the "win"!  :)
joel


Re: The Quest and the Solution – New Product Announcement

Chris White
 

An f5 550mm (with compressor) with fully corrected circle that supports full frame and 3.76um pixels?

This looks like quite and accomplishment Roland. Very exciting indeed!  I will keep my eye out for the sign up announcement.

I'd be very interested in putting this bad boy to the test!  

Congrats AP!


Re: The Quest and the Solution – New Product Announcement

Jun Luo
 

Love the specs! I want this to be my new traveler!


Re: The Quest and the Solution – New Product Announcement

Ram
 

Very exciting!
Are you going to give people from the old Traveler list a first shot at this?


Re: The Quest and the Solution – New Product Announcement

 

Here is the direct link:

https://www.astro-physics.com/110gtx

 

Clear Skies,

Marj Christen

Astro-Physics

11250 Forest Hills Road

Machesney Park, IL 61115

Phone: 815-282-1513

www.astro-physics.com
Video Tutorials: https://www.youtube.com/astrophysicscorp 

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> On Behalf Of Marj Christen
Sent: Friday, May 20, 2022 4:35 PM
To: ap-gto@groups.io; ap-ug@groups.io
Subject: [ap-gto] The Quest and the Solution – New Product Announcement

 

At last, our exciting news:

 

The Quest:  Design the largest, fast, highly-corrected, airline transportable refractor that can cover a full-format CMOS chip with pinpoint stars to the corners when coupled to its matched Telecompressor-Corrector and provide superb visual performance.

 

The Solution: 110mm StarFire GTX with its optional Telecompressor-Corrector ready for your next astronomical adventure near or far. Perfect for the 2024 eclipse and a quick and easy scope for any night or day you have a few hours available to observe.

 

Check out our new webpage with preliminary details that will be updated as final tweaks are made to the mechanical design.

 

In order to give everyone an equal chance to obtain this versatile scope, we plan to use the same random-drawing format that we used for the 92mm Stowaway. After we establish the price and have more details regarding the case, Telecompressor-Corrector, and other accessories, we will announce the signup for the random drawing. During the week-long signup period, you will have an opportunity to enter and submit your contact information. From this group of interested people, we will randomly choose those who will be notified of the opportunity to purchase a 110mm StarFire GTX.

 

If you are interested, watch for announcements on the Availability tab of 110mm webpage, in this forum, on our Facebook page and our newsletter. If you would like to receive our newsletter so that you don’t have to be vigilant about watching the website or forum, you can sign up in the black banner at the bottom of our website.   https://www.astro-physics.com/

 

 

Clear Skies,

Marj Christen

Astro-Physics

11250 Forest Hills Road

Machesney Park, IL 61115

Phone: 815-282-1513

www.astro-physics.com
Video Tutorials: https://www.youtube.com/astrophysicscorp 

 


The Quest and the Solution – New Product Announcement

 

At last, our exciting news:

 

The Quest:  Design the largest, fast, highly-corrected, airline transportable refractor that can cover a full-format CMOS chip with pinpoint stars to the corners when coupled to its matched Telecompressor-Corrector and provide superb visual performance.

 

The Solution: 110mm StarFire GTX with its optional Telecompressor-Corrector ready for your next astronomical adventure near or far. Perfect for the 2024 eclipse and a quick and easy scope for any night or day you have a few hours available to observe.

 

Check out our new webpage with preliminary details that will be updated as final tweaks are made to the mechanical design.

 

In order to give everyone an equal chance to obtain this versatile scope, we plan to use the same random-drawing format that we used for the 92mm Stowaway. After we establish the price and have more details regarding the case, Telecompressor-Corrector, and other accessories, we will announce the signup for the random drawing. During the week-long signup period, you will have an opportunity to enter and submit your contact information. From this group of interested people, we will randomly choose those who will be notified of the opportunity to purchase a 110mm StarFire GTX.

 

If you are interested, watch for announcements on the Availability tab of 110mm webpage, in this forum, on our Facebook page and our newsletter. If you would like to receive our newsletter so that you don’t have to be vigilant about watching the website or forum, you can sign up in the black banner at the bottom of our website.   https://www.astro-physics.com/

 

 

Clear Skies,

Marj Christen

Astro-Physics

11250 Forest Hills Road

Machesney Park, IL 61115

Phone: 815-282-1513

www.astro-physics.com
Video Tutorials: https://www.youtube.com/astrophysicscorp 

 


Re: The Sun - active regions

Pete Lardizabal
 

Lovely Sun Chris!

Are you employing the 8-24mm for image projection?

😎

Pete

On May 19, 2022, at 11:09 PM, Chris Cook <chris@...> wrote:


The Sun currently has seven active regions that are visible from Earth.  This includes the large sunspot group AR3014.  Both monochrome and colorized versions are presented.
Captured with the 130EDT.
 
 
 
Chris


 


Re: Spectacular Total Lunar Eclipse Last Night

Pete Lardizabal
 

👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

😎

Pete

On May 20, 2022, at 2:15 PM, Ray <rnspeed@...> wrote:



Here's another image,  I was able to get more details on the moon surface.   Image taken around 12:10am AST and I stacked 75% of 64 frames.

Taken with the Stowaway and the ZWO ASI183MC-Pro

https://www.astrobin.com/full/z49elx/0/

Regards

Ray


Re: The Sun - active regions

Chris Cook
 

Thanks Rolando, Stuart and Jim!
I'm having fun with this daylight astroimaging.  The nights have been cloudy so why not take advantage of the sunny days.
 
Chris
 
 


----- Original Message -----
From: thefamily90 Phillips <thefamily90@...>
Sent: 5/20/2022 12:53:37 PM
Subject: Re: [ap-ug] The Sun - active regions

Love the yellow sun. Excellent!!

JimP 

From: main@ap-ug.groups.io <main@ap-ug.groups.io> on behalf of Stuart <stuart.j.heggie@...>
Sent: Friday, May 20, 2022 11:28:43 AM
To: main@ap-ug.groups.io <main@ap-ug.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-ug] The Sun - active regions
 
VERY nice Chris!

On Thu, May 19, 2022 at 11:09 PM Chris Cook <chris@...> wrote:
The Sun currently has seven active regions that are visible from Earth.  This includes the large sunspot group AR3014.  Both monochrome and colorized versions are presented.
Captured with the 130EDT.
 
 
 
Chris


 

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Jim Phillips


Re: Spectacular Total Lunar Eclipse Last Night

Chris Cook
 

Cool! This shot looks like something out a Alien or mission to Mars movie.
 
Chris
 
 

----- Original Message -----
From: Roland Christen via groups.io <chris1011@...>
Sent: 5/20/2022 2:28:40 PM
Subject: Re: [ap-ug] Spectacular Total Lunar Eclipse Last Night

Super!

Rolando

-----Original Message-----
From: Ray <rnspeed@...>
To: main@ap-ug.groups.io
Sent: Fri, May 20, 2022 1:15 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-ug] Spectacular Total Lunar Eclipse Last Night

Here's another image,  I was able to get more details on the moon surface.   Image taken around 12:10am AST and I stacked 75% of 64 frames.
Taken with the Stowaway and the ZWO ASI183MC-Pro

https://www.astrobin.com/full/z49elx/0/

Regards

Ray


Re: Spectacular Total Lunar Eclipse Last Night

Roland Christen
 

Super!

Rolando

-----Original Message-----
From: Ray <rnspeed@...>
To: main@ap-ug.groups.io
Sent: Fri, May 20, 2022 1:15 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-ug] Spectacular Total Lunar Eclipse Last Night

Here's another image,  I was able to get more details on the moon surface.   Image taken around 12:10am AST and I stacked 75% of 64 frames.
Taken with the Stowaway and the ZWO ASI183MC-Pro

https://www.astrobin.com/full/z49elx/0/

Regards

Ray


Re: Spectacular Total Lunar Eclipse Last Night

Ray
 

Here's another image,  I was able to get more details on the moon surface.   Image taken around 12:10am AST and I stacked 75% of 64 frames.

Taken with the Stowaway and the ZWO ASI183MC-Pro

https://www.astrobin.com/full/z49elx/0/

Regards

Ray


Re: Spectacular Total Lunar Eclipse Last Night

Ray
 

Thank you Chris.

Regards

Ray


Re: The Sun - active regions

thefamily90 Phillips
 

Love the yellow sun. Excellent!!

JimP 

From: main@ap-ug.groups.io <main@ap-ug.groups.io> on behalf of Stuart <stuart.j.heggie@...>
Sent: Friday, May 20, 2022 11:28:43 AM
To: main@ap-ug.groups.io <main@ap-ug.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-ug] The Sun - active regions
 
VERY nice Chris!

On Thu, May 19, 2022 at 11:09 PM Chris Cook <chris@...> wrote:
The Sun currently has seven active regions that are visible from Earth.  This includes the large sunspot group AR3014.  Both monochrome and colorized versions are presented.
Captured with the 130EDT.
 
 
 
Chris


 

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Jim Phillips


Re: Stowaway with large sensor

Chris White
 

That looks about as expected for that monster chip.

Many thanks in advance.  Looking forward to it. 


Re: Stowaway with large sensor

Wei-Hao Wang
 

Hi Chris,

The vignetting is quite modest.  Here is a quantitative measure:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/140916263@N04/51909931112/in/album-72157696714255171/

Let me dig out a sub and send it to you in a day or two.

Cheers,
Wei-Hao


Re: Got the Cone point socket head screws for Stowaway

Ryan Weiss
 

I did the same thing for mine, but with regular set screws from the local Ace Hardware.  It really cleaned the back of the scope up and is a nice modification for visual only users like me.

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