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Post Tue. Nov. 19, 2013 8:08 pm

Carbon12 wrote:That's quite the mirror! Just starting to get into astrophotography myself.
If I ever get back into it, that's the direction I want to take also.
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Post Tue. Nov. 19, 2013 8:20 pm

Saw it! Pretty cool. Watched for about 90 seconds and then it's disappeared.
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Post Tue. Nov. 19, 2013 8:22 pm

Cool.......I would have liked to see that in person.

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Post Tue. Nov. 19, 2013 8:24 pm

Here's a still video frame I caught of a launch a couple months ago
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Post Tue. Nov. 19, 2013 8:27 pm

Carbon12 wrote:Saw it! Pretty cool. Watched for about 90 seconds and then it's disappeared.
Didn't see a thing here. :(
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Post Tue. Nov. 19, 2013 8:31 pm

Not me either, to low of a elevation..


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Post Tue. Nov. 19, 2013 8:36 pm

I'm relatively close to the ocean. Figured I had a good spot.
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Post Tue. Nov. 19, 2013 8:45 pm

@Lsayre: you could do some serious deep sky astrophotography with that big mirror. I'm using a Celestron Nexstar 127 SLT. Yeah, the alt-az drive and single fork limit what I can do. I have a tank of a tripod with a tilt table head which creates an equatorial wedge of sorts. Got an off axis guider and SBig CCD camera. Still trying to pull it all together. Had hoped to know what I was doing before ISON arrives. HOPEFULLY, the comet won't fizzle!
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Post Tue. Nov. 19, 2013 8:52 pm

Carbon12 wrote:@Lsayre: you could do some serious deep sky astrophotography with that big mirror. I'm using a Celestron Nexstar 127 SLT. Yeah, the alt-az drive and single fork limit what I can do. I have a tank of a tripod with a tilt table head which creates an equatorial wedge of sorts. Got an off axis guider and SBig CCD camera. Still trying to pull it all together. Had hoped to know what I was doing before ISON arrives. HOPEFULLY, the comet won't fizzle!
Motor driving a 30" mirror telescope in order to do astrophotography with it is way beyond my means. If I ever finish it, it will be a push driven (Dobsonian) alt-az scope that will not be capable of seeing use for astrophotography.
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