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Re: First Light

Jim Tallman
 

First light ... Ribon cutting... Ray in drag...



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On Apr 21, 2018 7:45 PM, "'Roy Diffrient' mail@... [backbayastro]" <backbayastro@...> wrote:

Ribbon-cutting??????
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Marilyn?????????

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On Apr 21, 2018, at 5:38 PM, Jim Tallman jctallman@... [backbayastro] <backbayastro@...> wrote:

Will Marilyn be there for the ribbon-cutting? If so I'm not sure I really want to look 😎
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On Apr 21, 2018 11:55 AM, "'Roy Diffrient' mail@... [backbayastro]" <backbayastro@...> wrote:
I have finally completed (well, mostly) a new telescope. It has been a lot of work and a long time getting here but it’s now becoming real at last. It’s a 28” f/3.6 (101.5” FL) visual Newtonian on an alt-az goto mount, made mostly of aluminum. Optics are from Steve Kennedy, with a Kennedy Optics primary and Ostahowski Optics secondary. The primary is on a 27-point separate cell with motorized collimation and truss flexure compensation.. The clutched servo drive system is by Sidereal Technology and I’ve included wireless control. For mobility, I’ve adapted a small, hand-cranked trailer-mover. In case of thunder the fully assembled telescope rolls into my trailer. Plans are for it to be at ECSP in a few weeks. Here’s hoping for clear skies.
Roy
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Re: First Light

Jim Tallman
 

AKA Ray

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On Apr 21, 2018 7:22 PM, "Chuck Jagow chuck@... [backbayastro]" <backbayastro@...> wrote:

Marilyn?????????

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On Apr 21, 2018, at 5:38 PM, Jim Tallman jctallman@... [backbayastro] <backbayastro@...> wrote:

Will Marilyn be there for the ribbon-cutting? If so I'm not sure I really want to look 😎

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On Apr 21, 2018 11:55 AM, "'Roy Diffrient' mail@... [backbayastro]" <backbayastro@...> wrote:

I have finally completed (well, mostly) a new telescope. It has been a lot of work and a long time getting here but it’s now becoming real at last. It’s a 28” f/3.6 (101.5” FL) visual Newtonian on an alt-az goto mount, made mostly of aluminum. Optics are from Steve Kennedy, with a Kennedy Optics primary and Ostahowski Optics secondary. The primary is on a 27-point separate cell with motorized collimation and truss flexure compensation. The clutched servo drive system is by Sidereal Technology and I’ve included wireless control. For mobility, I’ve adapted a small, hand-cranked trailer-mover. In case of thunder the fully assembled telescope rolls into my trailer. Plans are for it to be at ECSP in a few weeks. Here’s hoping for clear skies.
Roy
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Re: First Light

Roy Diffrient
 

Ribbon-cutting??????
 
 

Sent: Saturday, April 21, 2018 7:22 PM
Subject: Re: [backbayastro] First Light
 


Marilyn?????????

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On Apr 21, 2018, at 5:38 PM, Jim Tallman jctallman@... [backbayastro] <backbayastro@...> wrote:

 
Will Marilyn be there for the ribbon-cutting? If so I'm not sure I really want to look 😎
 
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On Apr 21, 2018 11:55 AM, "'Roy Diffrient' mail@... [backbayastro]" <backbayastro@...> wrote:
I have finally completed (well, mostly) a new telescope. It has been a lot of work and a long time getting here but it’s now becoming real at last. It’s a 28” f/3.6 (101.5” FL) visual Newtonian on an alt-az goto mount, made mostly of aluminum. Optics are from Steve Kennedy, with a Kennedy Optics primary and Ostahowski Optics secondary. The primary is on a 27-point separate cell with motorized collimation and truss flexure compensation. The clutched servo drive system is by Sidereal Technology and I’ve included wireless control. For mobility, I’ve adapted a small, hand-cranked trailer-mover. In case of thunder the fully assembled telescope rolls into my trailer. Plans are for it to be at ECSP in a few weeks. Here’s hoping for clear skies.
Roy


Re: First Light

charles jagow
 

Marilyn?????????

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On Apr 21, 2018, at 5:38 PM, Jim Tallman jctallman@... [backbayastro] <backbayastro@...> wrote:

 

Will Marilyn be there for the ribbon-cutting? If so I'm not sure I really want to look 😎

Sent from my Stupid Phone
On Apr 21, 2018 11:55 AM, "'Roy Diffrient' mail@... [backbayastro]" <backbayastro@...> wrote:

I have finally completed (well, mostly) a new telescope. It has been a lot of work and a long time getting here but it’s now becoming real at last. It’s a 28” f/3.6 (101.5” FL) visual Newtonian on an alt-az goto mount, made mostly of aluminum. Optics are from Steve Kennedy, with a Kennedy Optics primary and Ostahowski Optics secondary. The primary is on a 27-point separate cell with motorized collimation and truss flexure compensation. The clutched servo drive system is by Sidereal Technology and I’ve included wireless control. For mobility, I’ve adapted a small, hand-cranked trailer-mover. In case of thunder the fully assembled telescope rolls into my trailer. Plans are for it to be at ECSP in a few weeks. Here’s hoping for clear skies.
Roy


Re: Dawn Patrol - Ocean View - 4-14-2018 [1 Attachment]

Benito Loyola
 

Jim,

Very nice!

Can you share your equipment set up, Barlow, exposure time(s), filter and stack if any?

Ben


Re: First Light

Jim Tallman
 

Will Marilyn be there for the ribbon-cutting? If so I'm not sure I really want to look 😎

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On Apr 21, 2018 11:55 AM, "'Roy Diffrient' mail@... [backbayastro]" <backbayastro@...> wrote:

I have finally completed (well, mostly) a new telescope. It has been a lot of work and a long time getting here but it’s now becoming real at last. It’s a 28” f/3.6 (101.5” FL) visual Newtonian on an alt-az goto mount, made mostly of aluminum. Optics are from Steve Kennedy, with a Kennedy Optics primary and Ostahowski Optics secondary. The primary is on a 27-point separate cell with motorized collimation and truss flexure compensation. The clutched servo drive system is by Sidereal Technology and I’ve included wireless control. For mobility, I’ve adapted a small, hand-cranked trailer-mover. In case of thunder the fully assembled telescope rolls into my trailer. Plans are for it to be at ECSP in a few weeks. Here’s hoping for clear skies.
Roy


Re: First Light

Jim Tallman
 

Hahahahahahaaa...😎, I'm next behind Dale, I can make rude noises in a dark and blame them on him

Jim

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On Apr 21, 2018 4:51 PM, "'Dale' vbstargazer@... [backbayastro]" <backbayastro@...> wrote:

I wanna seeeeee.... I call 1st....

Sent: Saturday, April 21, 2018 11:55 AM
Subject: [backbayastro] First Light

I have finally completed (well, mostly) a new telescope. It has been a lot of work and a long time getting here but it’s now becoming real at last. It’s a 28” f/3.6 (101.5” FL) visual Newtonian on an alt-az goto mount, made mostly of aluminum. Optics are from Steve Kennedy, with a Kennedy Optics primary and Ostahowski Optics secondary. The primary is on a 27-point separate cell with motorized collimation and truss flexure compensation. The clutched servo drive system is by Sidereal Technology and I’ve included wireless control. For mobility, I’ve adapted a small, hand-cranked trailer-mover. In case of thunder the fully assembled telescope rolls into my trailer. Plans are for it to be at ECSP in a few weeks. Here’s hoping for clear skies.
Roy


Re: First Light

Dale Carey
 

I wanna seeeeee....    I call 1st....
 

Sent: Saturday, April 21, 2018 11:55 AM
Subject: [backbayastro] First Light

 

I have finally completed (well, mostly) a new telescope.  It has been a lot of work and a long time getting here but it’s now becoming real at last.  It’s a 28” f/3.6 (101.5” FL) visual Newtonian on an alt-az goto mount, made mostly of aluminum.  Optics are from Steve Kennedy, with a Kennedy Optics primary and Ostahowski Optics secondary.  The primary is on a 27-point separate cell with motorized collimation and truss flexure compensation.  The clutched servo drive system is by Sidereal Technology and I’ve included wireless control.  For mobility, I’ve adapted a small, hand-cranked trailer-mover.  In case of thunder the fully assembled telescope rolls into my trailer.  Plans are for it to be at ECSP in a few weeks.  Here’s hoping for clear skies.
 
Roy
 
 
 


Jupiter imapct

Benito Loyola
 

Have processed over 14 hours of video, which is over 100GB of data.  No impact yet but will keep looking. :)



Not part of the DeTeCt impact software but I processed one of the better 5 minute runs from last night using RegiStax 6, best 10% and it is attached.  Using C-11, 2x Barlow and a ZWO  ASI120MM mono.

Can use more video for the project. Let me know if you need help

Ben

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Re: First Light

Roy Diffrient
 

Thanks, Kent – you should get the check on Monday....
 
Roy
 
 

From: kent@...
Sent: Saturday, April 21, 2018 12:19 PM
Subject: RE: First Light
 

OMG, how gorgeous. And so is the scope. I can’t wait to peer through it. Man, that is ONE BIG telescope. 28” and no taller than my 16” f/6; simply amazing. Roy, you’re a genius to build it and it’s going to win lots of “Best In Show” awards.

 

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From: Roy Diffrient
Sent: Saturday, April 21, 2018 11:55 AM
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Subject: First Light

 

I have finally completed (well, mostly) a new telescope.  It has been a lot of work and a long time getting here but it’s now becoming real at last.  It’s a 28” f/3.6 (101.5” FL) visual Newtonian on an alt-az goto mount, made mostly of aluminum.  Optics are from Steve Kennedy, with a Kennedy Optics primary and Ostahowski Optics secondary.  The primary is on a 27-point separate cell with motorized collimation and truss flexure compensation.  The clutched servo drive system is by Sidereal Technology and I’ve included wireless control.  For mobility, I’ve adapted a small, hand-cranked trailer-mover.  In case of thunder the fully assembled telescope rolls into my trailer.  Plans are for it to be at ECSP in a few weeks.  Here’s hoping for clear skies.

 

Roy

 

 

 

 


Re: First Light

bob414
 

Wow!  Looks like a great scope!  Can’t wait to see it and thru it at ECSP.

 

Bob

 

From: backbayastro@...
Sent: Saturday, April 21, 2018 11:55 AM
To: backbayastro@...
Cc: moodya@...; Kent Blackwell ; Ted Forte ; jimcoble2000@...
Subject: [backbayastro] First Light

 

 

I have finally completed (well, mostly) a new telescope.  It has been a lot of work and a long time getting here but it’s now becoming real at last.  It’s a 28” f/3.6 (101.5” FL) visual Newtonian on an alt-az goto mount, made mostly of aluminum.  Optics are from Steve Kennedy, with a Kennedy Optics primary and Ostahowski Optics secondary.  The primary is on a 27-point separate cell with motorized collimation and truss flexure compensation.  The clutched servo drive system is by Sidereal Technology and I’ve included wireless control.  For mobility, I’ve adapted a small, hand-cranked trailer-mover.  In case of thunder the fully assembled telescope rolls into my trailer.  Plans are for it to be at ECSP in a few weeks.  Here’s hoping for clear skies.

 

Roy

 

 

 


First Light

Roy Diffrient
 

I have finally completed (well, mostly) a new telescope.  It has been a lot of work and a long time getting here but it’s now becoming real at last.  It’s a 28” f/3.6 (101.5” FL) visual Newtonian on an alt-az goto mount, made mostly of aluminum.  Optics are from Steve Kennedy, with a Kennedy Optics primary and Ostahowski Optics secondary.  The primary is on a 27-point separate cell with motorized collimation and truss flexure compensation.  The clutched servo drive system is by Sidereal Technology and I’ve included wireless control.  For mobility, I’ve adapted a small, hand-cranked trailer-mover.  In case of thunder the fully assembled telescope rolls into my trailer.  Plans are for it to be at ECSP in a few weeks.  Here’s hoping for clear skies.
 
Roy
 
 
 


Re: More of Markarian's Chain

jimcoble2000
 

That's where I was working the other night. Great hunting ground


On Thursday, April 19, 2018, 10:41:29 AM EDT, ian@... [backbayastro] wrote:


 


Managed to get a few more galaxies added to my image of Markarian's Chain from 04/05/18. Guiding was ugly with the wind but at least the skies were reasonably clear.
Cheers
Ian
http://ianstewart.zenfolio.com/p328547178/ha8ac86d4#ha8ac86d4


Re: More of Markarians

Jim Tallman
 

Well they are very nice shots, that home made scope does acgreat job

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On Apr 19, 2018 1:54 PM, "ian@... [backbayastro]" <backbayastro@...> wrote:

Hey Jim, I'll try this again. Not sure if replies are getting through. The scope is a homemade 200mm F4 newt , the camera QHY9M CCD and the mount a G11.
Cheers
Ian
http://ianstewart.zenfolio.com/p651751735/h49e87672#h49e87672


Re: More of Markarians

uwicb
 

Hey Jim, I'll try this again. Not sure if replies are getting through. The scope is a homemade 200mm F4 newt , the camera QHY9M CCD and the mount a G11.
Cheers
Ian
http://ianstewart.zenfolio.com/p651751735/h49e87672#h49e87672


Re: More of Markarians

uwicb
 

Hey Jim, I have a homemade 200mm F4 newt and a QHY9M camera on a G11 mount.
Cheers
Ian
http://ianstewart.zenfolio.com/p651751735/h49e87672#h49e87672


Re: More of Markarians

Jim Tallman
 

Very nice :). What are you using to shoot those

 

Jim

 

From: backbayastro@...
Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2018 10:25 AM
To: backbayastro@...
Subject: [backbayastro] More of Markarians

 

 

Managed to get a few more galaxies added to my image of Markarian's Chain from 04/05/18. Guiding was ugly with the wind but at least the skies were reasonably clear.
Cheers
Ian
http://ianstewart.zenfolio.com/p328547178/ha8ac86d4#ha8ac86d4

 


More of Markarian's Chain

uwicb
 


Managed to get a few more galaxies added to my image of Markarian's Chain from 04/05/18. Guiding was ugly with the wind but at least the skies were reasonably clear.
Cheers
Ian
http://ianstewart.zenfolio.com/p328547178/ha8ac86d4#ha8ac86d4


More of Markarians

uwicb
 

Managed to get a few more galaxies added to my image of Markarian's Chain from 04/05/18. Guiding was ugly with the wind but at least the skies were reasonably clear.
Cheers
Ian
http://ianstewart.zenfolio.com/p328547178/ha8ac86d4#ha8ac86d4



Re: Dawn Patrol - Ocean View - 4-14-2018 [1 Attachment]

Jim Tallman
 

Can't wait! Maybe we will get a clear night!

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On Apr 15, 2018 6:46 PM, "Charles Jagow chuck@... [backbayastro]" <backbayastro@...> wrote:
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Good start buddy, ecsp here we come!

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Date: Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 2:52 PM
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Subject: [backbayastro] Dawn Patrol - Ocean View - 4-14-2018 [1 Attachment]

[Attachment(s) from Jim Tallman included below]

Well finally had a night where sky was clear, I was home, and it wasn’t a work night! Since the dreaded Daylight Savings Time began, it really pushes back the start time for viewing one must get up early to do much imaging, that is where work gets in the way. But what the heck, it pays for all of the toys I haven’t been able to play with yet.

Yesterday afternoon I set up the G11 and the Takahashi to test out the new CCD camera I acquired a couple months ago and then got back up at 2AM to go play in the yard. Last Feb. I purchased an open box ZWO ASI174MC CCD camera with cooling. It took me a while to figure out how to get the exposure correct as it is way different from the DSLR setup.

The cooling feature on the CCD is really nice. The camera was at 61F when I turned on the cooler and it quickly got down to 26F and stayed there. APT works well with DLSR camera and seems to do very well with CCD cameras also. I really like the auto focusing feature it has built in as well as the plate solve capabilities, it makes getting the target object centered automatically. If you are not familiar with Astrophotography Tool (APT) it is a very nice application for setting up you imaging sessions, and only cost about 15 Euros to buy, and 6 Euros annually.

Anyways, once I figured out how to get the exposure correct and the imaging run set up, I started with something easy, M57.

Jim

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