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HiloDon

Outreach on Mauna Kea

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Here are some captures I got during our lastest live view outreach program on Mauna Kea here on the Big Island of Hawaii.  It was quite windy, so I limited the exposures to 15 seconds and still got some decent results.  A69B143A-5E82-487A-94C0-812833134168.thumb.jpeg.d41a13b422accef4aac44e632fb28928.jpeg8CDE5131-D66A-47D1-A706-2BF6D51FFB18.thumb.jpeg.04a8780b1de8ad03325d4c686efe15aa.jpegDF8A4D45-5A39-4341-A276-D5C8DF0CE46B.thumb.jpeg.c3fe362b4f038ca3eb3125be94fc0d9b.jpeg0433E5FE-92D3-4439-B011-4DD2CB32B6BB.thumb.jpeg.bd23339384d1bafd174ec3f25ccb42f6.jpegD9D635C6-2968-4B00-AC97-96DF47EECCE9.thumb.jpeg.9fb29790313dd7a0cc3cd02fd387feb9.jpegB17DC0BC-6276-41D6-B173-09A4249632BE.thumb.jpeg.bb362189d0d0f5b2d14ebe7b690ea57f.jpegEBE941F7-8DA6-4E17-8AC8-9A8A667C5964.thumb.jpeg.1ff3b9e6d7cefffd9086f537d96d0499.jpeg34601B6A-8060-4472-B8D5-2855F059E89A.thumb.jpeg.9b2062b62fb4257d1ebae61cca2dacfb.jpeg34927781-3324-484A-8CBF-36F4044099A8.thumb.jpeg.3ed42e52bd1ababcfa61c9408756bfe7.jpegI now offer an Airdrop of the captured images to the visitors who have iPhones.  It has been a big hit.

Don

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Don

As great as ever!  You used to use a 14" Hyperstar, IIRC, so how do you find the RASA performs compared to that?

Tony

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2 hours ago, HiloDon said:

Here are some captures I got during our lastest live view outreach program on Mauna Kea here on the Big Island of Hawaii.  It was quite windy, so I limited the exposures to 15 seconds and still got some decent results.  

Awesome Don, I love 'The snake', I must try these dark nebs.

16 minutes ago, Sunshine said:

Love them! which camera were you using? 

If memory serves, I think Don uses an SX Ultrastar colour.

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9 hours ago, Sunshine said:

Love them! which camera were you using? 

Sorry I missed identifying the camera.  It’s an SX Ultrastar C.  

9 hours ago, AKB said:

Don

As great as ever!  You used to use a 14" Hyperstar, IIRC, so how do you find the RASA performs compared to that?

Tony

To answer Tony’s question, I prefer the 11” with Hyperstar because it is more flexible in getting longer focal lengths of f/5 and ever f/10.  I don’t need the RASA’s larger corrected field because the Ultrastar has a smaller 11mm diagonal sensor size.  I use the RASA at the MK VIS because it’s all set up and the young folks up there roll it out for me.  I just level it, use the AP RAPAS to polar align and I’m ready to go.  I still have the C1100HD that I use when we do our broadcasts off of the VIS property and my home observatory with a permanent pier.

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