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Primary Imaging Setup:
Vixen ED103S
William Optics ZenithStar 66 SD (guide scope)
Canon 1000Da (Modified)
Meade DSI Pro (guider)
Orion Sirius EQ-G

Wide Field Imaging Setup:
Canon 1000D (stock)
AstroTech AT65EDQ
Canon EF 70-300 IS USM
Canon EFs 18-55 IS Kit
Nikon 50mm Manual
Modified 8x50mm Finder (guide scope)
Meade DSI (guider)
Orion Atlas EQ-G

Visual Setup:
16" Meade Light Bridge
Round Table Platforms Equatorial Platform
TeleVue Paracorr
35mm TeleVue Panoptic
22mm, 12mm TeleVue Nagler Type 4
3.5mm, 5mm, 8mm Orion Stratus

Solar Setup:
Coronado PST 40mm <1a H-alpha Filter
Orion SkyView Pro

Computer/Software:
Apple MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo 2.1Ghz
Starry Night Pro Plus
Nebulosity
PixInsight
PHD Guiding
Photoshop
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SkyView Acres September 2015

Posted on September 13, 2015 at 1:30am 0 Comments

SkyView Acres September 2015



It's a real treat to go out in September. Would be even more of a treat to go out in January! But having the fall objects nice and high and the winter objects rising a bit it real nice.



I don't think I'll go back to SkyView Acres in July, August or September as the wasps out there are so bad it really takes the relaxation out of the daytime. I was cooped up in the RV again. Booo!



Even still, I had some wonderful…

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Oregon Star Party 2015

Posted on August 16, 2015 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

Five wonderful nights at Indian Trail Spring. Bortle 1 goodness!



Although the first two nights were spotted with clouds and haze that made imaging pretty pointless, so I left them covered. Poor guys sat for 2 nights not even polar aligned. Friends and neighbors tried their hand at imaging, but I'm not sure if anyone got anything decent. It did make me wish I brought my lenses though as some haze can be a friend for wide-field imaging as it makes what can be appealing diffused…

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July 2015 SkyView Acres

Posted on July 18, 2015 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

Under a Bortle 2 sky with friends. 3 nights, but one was a bust with haze or likely smoke from a local fire. I wanted to be at the other location we frequent, but unfortunately it was closed due to large fires in the area. So, the fact that I got 2 decent nights was far better then getting nothing at all.

SkyView Acres is a good spot because it's closer in (only 2.5 hour drive) and nice paved roads all the way to the location. The downside is that there are many distant lights…

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First Star Party In Quite Some Time

Posted on June 14, 2015 at 4:00pm 2 Comments

So I've been at this dark sky outing for the last few days. Greg Marshall invited a handful of imagers from the Rose City Astronomers and we have a good turnout here. It's so odd to me being at a star party and everyone is imaging. I have my 16" Dob with me an I've been taking in some wonderful views while the camera is shooting away... one other imager was using his Edge HD 11 for visual as well as imaging, so I wasn't completely alone absorbing photons into my eyeballs!

I…

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At 9:09am on June 3, 2015, Wellerson Lopes said…

Hi, Neil.

Nice to meet you!

I always follow your posts in DSLR Image Processing group.

Best regards,
Wellerson

At 9:16am on May 11, 2011, Trevor Woodrow said…
Welcome Neil!
At 7:23am on May 11, 2011, Charles Dunlop said…
Setup rocks? Let's see it!!!!
At 6:09am on May 11, 2011, spike77 said…
welcome to astrogab
 
 
 

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