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Everything posted by Episkey

  1. Nice shot! Focus looks a little bit off but otherwise you got some nice detail!
  2. Here's the first quarter moon from tonight. Single shot, ISO 200, 1/400 sec. Processed in Photoshop. Thanks for looking!
  3. I've had my 6 inch for 5 months and I haven't had to collimate yet.
  4. They are all single shot full disk images. Thanks... I will try that.
  5. Thanks.. I've tried this and it works out pretty good but if your taking hundreds of pictures, this can be a pain and I was wondering if you could do it automatically.
  6. Hey, I'm looking to do a solar eclipse animation in Photoshop CS5, and was wondering how you aligned the sun to the same position in every picture? Thanks
  7. Here's the Solar Eclipse from yesterday. I took a picture every five minutes so I'll have a time-lapse loaded soon. Exposures ranging from 1/3200 to 1/400 depending on moon position with ISO 400. Partial from Southern California. Thanks for looking!
  8. Thanks. I'm in California so I get to see a partial eclipse.
  9. Wow, that looks great! I'll definitely try that.
  10. Thanks guys! My scope is a 6 inch Dobsonian (Bushnell ARES), on a Dobsonian mount so no slow motion controls, but I'll try to grab more frames.
  11. Here's the sun from today, with Sunspot 1476. Prime Focus single shot cropped and edited in photoshop with my Baader Solar Film. I can't wait for the Solar Eclipse next weekend!
  12. I watch "Wonders of the Universe" and "How the Universe Works". They are both amazing and very educational.
  13. Yes, this will happen and you will be able to see it from the UK, on June 6 during sunrise, but the further east you go the better. www.transitofvenus.org is a good website to get information on this rare event.
  14. I attached my 2x Barlow to my QC Pro 4000, and tried for Saturn. Much better than my other attempts, with poor seeing and average transparency. Captured in SharpCap, 10fps, for about 6 seconds. I'm still learning manual tracking. Stacked in Registax 5 and processed in Photoshop. Thanks for looking!
  15. You can also see Venus's crescent phase to the west, the crescent is shrinking by the day, and Venus's angular diameter is getting larger.
  16. Here's a Prime Focus super moon from tonight. 1/500 sec, ISO 100. Thanks for looking!
  17. Thanks- I'll try that next time. Here's tonight's attempt, although color is a little off.
  18. Thanks... I had 15fps for about 8 seconds. No Barlow, but I will try one next time.
  19. Here's the famous Tycho. Taken with webcam, stacked in Registax 5.1, and processed in Photoshop. Thanks for looking!
  20. Second attempt at Saturn tonight. Still blurry but an improvement on my first attempt. Taken with Logitech Quickcam Pro 4000, captured in Sharpcap, stacked in Registax 5.1, processed in Photoshop CS5. Any tips on how to get a better image would be greatly appreciated. Is this the limit my webcam can do... or can I get some stunning images with some practice?
  21. Nice... prime focus (camera directly attached with adapters) or eyepiece projection (holding a camera up to the eyepiece)?
  22. I removed the lens from the webcam first, then as a temporary setup I taped an old 1.25 inch eyepiece (lens' removed) barrel to the front of the webcam over the CCD chip. Then screwed into the focuser, and got Windows 7 on my Mac to run SharpCap, Registax, etc.
  23. Unfortunately I don't have a tracking mount. I'll try to get longer captures manually tracking, and I'll add a barlow. Thanks for the advice!
  24. Amazing for a first image! Have you tried adjusting the curves, etc. in a free program such as GIMP?
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