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August 2012 Blog Posts (5)

IC5146 - Cocoon Nebula (Bortle 8 Sky - Portland Downtown)

IC5146 Cocoon Nebula

Location: Portland Downtown, Bortle 8

Sky Conditions: Clear with new moon

Total Exposure: 9.6 hours. 233subsx150seconds over 4 nights

Adquisition: MaximDL

Focus: FocusMax

Guiding: ST80+SSAG+MaximDL+EQMOD+PEC

Processing: Pixinsight + PS4 + Astrotools

Mount/Telescope Equipment: HEQ5 Pro + Orion Mak 1800mm

Imaging: QHY8L CCD…

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Added by Miquel Casas on August 24, 2012 at 1:30am — No Comments

Recommendations for OAG?

I've always used a separate guide scope and like the simplicity that it offers, but I now have pretty clear evidence of differential flexure despite doing everything imaginable to make a solid connection between the 2 scopes. So I want to try an off-axis guider and am looking for recommendations. I think it should be very adjustable (both rotation and prism position) to be able to find a good guide star. My current setup uses 2" SCT threads to connect the reducer/flattener to the scope. This…

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Added by Greg Marshall on August 21, 2012 at 10:55am — 7 Comments

M27 - Portland Downtown (Bortle 8)

Location: Portland Downtown

Sky Conditions: Turbulence. Really warm air (80F)

Total Exposure: 1hr. 27.5min. 35subsx150seconds over 3 nights

Adquisition: MaximDL

Focus: FocusMax

Guiding: ST80+SSAG+MaximDL+EQMOD+PEC

Processing: Pixinsight + PS4 + Astrotools

Mount/Telescope Equipment: HEQ5 Pro + Orion Mak 1800mm

Imaging: QHY8L CCD

M.…

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Added by Miquel Casas on August 12, 2012 at 10:30pm — No Comments

M57 from Portland Downtown (Bortle 8)

This is my first shot of 2012 & first OSC processing in Pixinsight.

Location: Portland Downtown, Bortle 8

Sky Conditions: Clear with full moon

Total Exposure: 5.75 hours. 138subsx150seconds over 3 nights

Adquisition: MaximDL

Focus: FocusMax

Guiding: ST80+SSAG+MaximDL+EQMOD+PEC

Processing: Pixinsight + PS4 + Astrotools

Mount/Telescope Equipment: HEQ5 Pro + Orion Mak 1800mm

Imaging: QHY8L CCD

M.…

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Added by Miquel Casas on August 5, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments

personal hubble

Wonder how much it would cost to have your own like 20 inch orbiting telescope.

Added by Charles Dunlop on August 5, 2012 at 6:23pm — 4 Comments

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