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August Report

Postby The Man with the Corrugated Iron Roof » Thu Sep 01, 2016 8:20 pm

How can I be one with the universe when we don't know what 96% of it is.

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Re: August Report

Postby Aratus » Fri Sep 02, 2016 1:28 pm

Not bad for a month where dark skies are limited to the early morning hours! The sun has been very quiet recently. I've never been able to get any good results with the Baader sun filter. The image is very dark, and it doesn't seem to me to make the images any clearer. Perhaps I'm not using it correctly.

I'm sorry you didn't get any meteor trails either. I am wondering if a permanently mounted sky camera might be the answer . . .
I use an 11" Celestron SCT (CPC 1100) on an equatorial wedge, housed in a 2.2m Pulsar observatory. I use a ZWO ASI1600MC and Canon 500D for imaging.
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Re: August Report

Postby The Man with the Corrugated Iron Roof » Wed Sep 07, 2016 8:37 pm

Thanks.

I did get meteors, just not Perseids.

I am thinking of doing some super long exposures using a focal reducer with my DSLR.
How can I be one with the universe when we don't know what 96% of it is.

My website: http://www.philippughastronomer.com/

My blog: http://sungazer127mak.blogspot.com/

Photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/philippughastronomer/
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