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Barv

Uranian Family

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Hi Guys

I've not posted anything on here for some time. I did however get out with the big cat on Saturday.

After testing collimation, allowing time to cool the scope, and aligning to get the tracking going, I noticed that conditions were very steady indeed. I slewed to Uranus and looking through a 38mm eyepiece. I realised that the seeing was also very respectable. (I have been meaning to have another go at Uranus, as from my location the altitude is very decent when due South). I inserted the ZWO 120mms mono camera and a 610nm long pass filter and set the imaging run for 20 minutes.  After interchanging several barlows and powermates, I ended up using the Televue 2.5X one, and things were still quite steady on the monitor. Firecapture had the focal length listed at 10.34 metres! After doing this run I captured some longer video's of the moon positions etc. I then changed cameras for the ZWO 224mc coloured camera, and did a few minutes on that.

Here is the result which I am pleased with. Please understand that this is a mosaic and not a single capture. the coloured camera was obviously used to capture colour, and the image was overlaid over the mono image to give a fairly accurate coloured image.

I hope you like it.

Cheers Harvey 

uranus mosaic 10.jpeg

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Wow, nice going there. Very impressed. Best Rob

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The Moons of Uranus were captured surprisingly easily in a less than 30 seconds single shot with a DSLR fitted to one of our 16" SCT's last weekend, Stellarium confirmed the positions.    ?

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Superb image Harvey, been meaning to have a crack at Uranus while it's well placed, keep messing around trying to catch comets :grin:

Dave

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Wow, amazing job.

Those are some big scopes in your Avatar.

Carole 

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3 hours ago, Peter Drew said:

The Moons of Uranus were captured surprisingly easily in a less than 30 seconds single shot with a DSLR fitted to one of our 16" SCT's last weekend, Stellarium confirmed the positions.    ?

Yes, it didn't take me long to capture on video Peter, I think I was capturing 1 frame every 10-15 secs. I'd be interested to know if you'd captured Miranda? It was actually in my fov but too faint at mag 16.

Cheers Harvey

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Awesome stuff, my compliments on the image and the ap skills...

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Hi Guys. Thank you all so much for the supportive comments! Very much appreciated!

Regards

Barv

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Wow , didn’t know it was that big even in a 14”  ? ! Way to go , great capture !

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