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Re: First Light - M33

Dan Crowson
 

MJ,

 

Yes… filesizes… And I’ve heard they can be hard to get square with such a large chip. I’m not going to even mention the cost of filters (Chroma’s went up something like 70% or more overnight).

 

I’m assuming the CMOS camera doesn’t do on chip binning. I think these all do it in the driver. Are you doing it there or in processing after the fact? I’m guessing the drive would allow for creating smaller files right away versus loading each 120MB into a stacking program.

 

I’m debating on a 6200 or the 2600 when the mono is available.

 

Dan

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From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io [mailto:DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io] On Behalf Of MJ Post
Sent: Tuesday, December 08, 2020 9:16 PM
To: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DarkSkyNewMexico] First Light - M33

 

Dan - Yes, it is a great camera.  High bit depth, large full-well, low noise, small pixels.  Only problem is large file sizes (120 MB).  I've ordered the color version to try on the CDK14 - even with OSC operation I will not be under sampling (1x1 binning).

 

MJ

On 12/08/2020 8:08 PM Dan Crowson <dcrowson@...> wrote:

 

 

MJ,

 

Looks great.

 

Happy with the 6200M?


Dan

 

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From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io [mailto:DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io] On Behalf Of MJ Post
Sent: Tuesday, December 08, 2020 8:54 PM
To: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io
Subject: [DarkSkyNewMexico] First Light - M33

 

After many months of Covid and other problems with Software Bisque, and with Al Acker's help, I finally got one telescope working in Building 2, where I'm partnering with Tally O'Donnell.  It is a PlaneWave CDK14 on an ME II mount, sitting side-by-side with an Officina RH 350 AT that still has alignment issues.  Here's one of my first images with the PW - LRGB using six 600-sec unguided subs for each filter and binning 2x2 on a ZWO ASI 6200M camera.  The scope still needs collimation tweaks, but I'm taking data anyway and hope to post more soon.  Seeing and SQM reading are so much better at DSNM than where I live (near Boulder, CO), that I can't help but be excited for imaging endeavors with all of you in New Mexico.

 

M.J. Post

 

P.S.  Sorry about sending the first incomplete email - fat fingers!

 


Re: Horsehead IC 434

Dan Crowson
 

Looks good.

 

I think most people use Astrobin, imgur or flickr and then post links. I don’t see a lot of issues with posting images as attachments here assuming you’re not attaching a 20 meg tiff.

 

Dan

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From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io [mailto:DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io] On Behalf Of MJ Post
Sent: Tuesday, December 08, 2020 9:10 PM
To: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io
Subject: [DarkSkyNewMexico] Horsehead IC 434

 

Here's another "first" image with the PW, more low-hanging fruit!  Bright star Alnitak causes a lot of grief on this target, as you all know.  This was one position I found without major internal reflections. Straight RGB, 1 hour each color.

 

I'd appreciate suggestions on how to better post images to the DSNM community, and costs involved, vs. what I'm doing here (attaching files).  I know that's not good etiquette!

 

M.J. Post


Re: First Light - M33

MJ Post
 

Dan - Yes, it is a great camera.  High bit depth, large full-well, low noise, small pixels.  Only problem is large file sizes (120 MB).  I've ordered the color version to try on the CDK14 - even with OSC operation I will not be under sampling (1x1 binning).
 
MJ

On 12/08/2020 8:08 PM Dan Crowson <dcrowson@...> wrote:
 
 

MJ,

 

Looks great.

 

Happy with the 6200M?


Dan

 

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From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io [mailto:DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io] On Behalf Of MJ Post
Sent: Tuesday, December 08, 2020 8:54 PM
To: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io
Subject: [DarkSkyNewMexico] First Light - M33

 

After many months of Covid and other problems with Software Bisque, and with Al Acker's help, I finally got one telescope working in Building 2, where I'm partnering with Tally O'Donnell.  It is a PlaneWave CDK14 on an ME II mount, sitting side-by-side with an Officina RH 350 AT that still has alignment issues.  Here's one of my first images with the PW - LRGB using six 600-sec unguided subs for each filter and binning 2x2 on a ZWO ASI 6200M camera.  The scope still needs collimation tweaks, but I'm taking data anyway and hope to post more soon.  Seeing and SQM reading are so much better at DSNM than where I live (near Boulder, CO), that I can't help but be excited for imaging endeavors with all of you in New Mexico.

 

M.J. Post

 

P.S.  Sorry about sending the first incomplete email - fat fingers!

 


Horsehead IC 434

MJ Post
 

Here's another "first" image with the PW, more low-hanging fruit!  Bright star Alnitak causes a lot of grief on this target, as you all know.  This was one position I found without major internal reflections. Straight RGB, 1 hour each color.
 
I'd appreciate suggestions on how to better post images to the DSNM community, and costs involved, vs. what I'm doing here (attaching files).  I know that's not good etiquette!
 
M.J. Post


Re: First Light - M33

Dan Crowson
 

MJ,

 

Looks great.

 

Happy with the 6200M?


Dan

 

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From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io [mailto:DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io] On Behalf Of MJ Post
Sent: Tuesday, December 08, 2020 8:54 PM
To: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io
Subject: [DarkSkyNewMexico] First Light - M33

 

After many months of Covid and other problems with Software Bisque, and with Al Acker's help, I finally got one telescope working in Building 2, where I'm partnering with Tally O'Donnell.  It is a PlaneWave CDK14 on an ME II mount, sitting side-by-side with an Officina RH 350 AT that still has alignment issues.  Here's one of my first images with the PW - LRGB using six 600-sec unguided subs for each filter and binning 2x2 on a ZWO ASI 6200M camera.  The scope still needs collimation tweaks, but I'm taking data anyway and hope to post more soon.  Seeing and SQM reading are so much better at DSNM than where I live (near Boulder, CO), that I can't help but be excited for imaging endeavors with all of you in New Mexico.

 

M.J. Post

 

P.S.  Sorry about sending the first incomplete email - fat fingers!


First Light - M33

MJ Post
 

After many months of Covid and other problems with Software Bisque, and with Al Acker's help, I finally got one telescope working in Building 2, where I'm partnering with Tally O'Donnell.  It is a PlaneWave CDK14 on an ME II mount, sitting side-by-side with an Officina RH 350 AT that still has alignment issues.  Here's one of my first images with the PW - LRGB using six 600-sec unguided subs for each filter and binning 2x2 on a ZWO ASI 6200M camera.  The scope still needs collimation tweaks, but I'm taking data anyway and hope to post more soon.  Seeing and SQM reading are so much better at DSNM than where I live (near Boulder, CO), that I can't help but be excited for imaging endeavors with all of you in New Mexico.
 
M.J. Post
 
P.S.  Sorry about sending the first incomplete email - fat fingers!


Re: First Light - M33

Dan Crowson
 

MJ,

 

Anxious to see it – you forgot the link!


Dan

 

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From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io [mailto:DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io] On Behalf Of MJ Post
Sent: Tuesday, December 08, 2020 8:44 PM
To: darkskynewmexico@groups.io
Subject: [DarkSkyNewMexico] First Light - M33

 

After many months of Covid and other problems with Software Bisqand with Al Acker's help, I finally got one telescope working in Building 2, where I'm partnering with Tally O'Donnell.  It is a PlaneWave CDK14 on a ME II mount, sitting side-by-side with an Officina RH 350 AT that still has alignment issues.  Here's one of my first images out of DSNM - LRGB using six 600-sec unguided subs for each filter and binning 2x2 on a ZWO ASI 6200M camera


First Light - M33

MJ Post
 

After many months of Covid and other problems with Software Bisqand with Al Acker's help, I finally got one telescope working in Building 2, where I'm partnering with Tally O'Donnell.  It is a PlaneWave CDK14 on a ME II mount, sitting side-by-side with an Officina RH 350 AT that still has alignment issues.  Here's one of my first images out of DSNM - LRGB using six 600-sec unguided subs for each filter and binning 2x2 on a ZWO ASI 6200M camera


Re: A Single Upload Just Failed

Gregg Ruppel
 

Brian:
I thought it might be getting somewhat better; I downloaded a 1.2 Gb file this AM - took about an hour.
Clear skies,

Gregg
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On 12/8/2020 1:32 PM, Brian Ottum wrote:

One sub, 32Mb, got about halfway home in an hour and now it’s just frozen.

 



Re: A Single Upload Just Failed

Michael Gratiot
 

Bummer


On Tue, Dec 8, 2020, 2:32 PM Brian Ottum <ottum@...> wrote:

One sub, 32Mb, got about halfway home in an hour and now it’s just frozen.

 


A Single Upload Just Failed

Brian Ottum
 

One sub, 32Mb, got about halfway home in an hour and now it’s just frozen.

 


Re: Abell 347

Brian Ottum
 

Gregg,
I like the natural coloring of NGC891. The blue stars prove to me that the galaxy is indeed brownish. I was never sure.
Brian

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From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io <DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io> On Behalf Of Gregg Ruppel
Sent: Tuesday, December 8, 2020 10:45 AM
To: undisclosed-recipients:
Subject: [DarkSkyNewMexico] Abell 347

Hi everyone:

Abell 347 is a large galaxy cluster estimated to be about 240 million light-years distant:
http://www.greggsastronomy.com/IMAGES/abell347-LRGB.jpg

NGC 891 is a popular imaging target that happens to lie along our line-of-sight to Abell 347, but is not part of that cluster (only about
30 MLY away):
http://www.greggsastronomy.com/IMAGES/ngc891-LRGBcrop.jpg

Here is an annotated view of the central portion of the galaxy cluster:
http://www.greggsastronomy.com/IMAGES/abell347_LRGBcrop_Annotated.jpg

As an extra added bonus, Arp 145 (PGC 9062 & 9060) is located in the lower right quadrant. The "donut" shape was cataloged by Arp as material emanating from an elliptical galaxy:
http://www.greggsastronomy.com/IMAGES/Arp145-LRGBcrop.jpg

LRGB, 5.8 hours total exposure from Dark Sky New Mexico

--
Clear skies,

Gregg
Visit my astronomy & astrophotography site http://www.greggsastronomy.com/


Abell 347

Gregg Ruppel
 

Hi everyone:

Abell 347 is a large galaxy cluster estimated to be about 240 million light-years distant:
http://www.greggsastronomy.com/IMAGES/abell347-LRGB.jpg

NGC 891 is a popular imaging target that happens to lie along our line-of-sight to Abell 347, but is not part of that cluster (only about 30 MLY away):
http://www.greggsastronomy.com/IMAGES/ngc891-LRGBcrop.jpg

Here is an annotated view of the central portion of the galaxy cluster:
http://www.greggsastronomy.com/IMAGES/abell347_LRGBcrop_Annotated.jpg

As an extra added bonus, Arp 145 (PGC 9062 & 9060) is located in the lower right quadrant.  The "donut" shape was cataloged by Arp as material emanating from an elliptical galaxy:
http://www.greggsastronomy.com/IMAGES/Arp145-LRGBcrop.jpg

LRGB, 5.8 hours total exposure from Dark Sky New Mexico

--
Clear skies,

Gregg
Visit my astronomy & astrophotography site
http://www.greggsastronomy.com/


Re: Wind

Bernard Miller
 

From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io On Behalf Of Michael Gratiot
Sent: Monday, December 7, 2020 7:08 PM
To: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DarkSkyNewMexico] Wind

 

Has the 1M weather station link been fixed? The link I have only shows September data.

 

On Mon, Dec 7, 2020 at 6:36 PM Dan Crowson <dcrowson@...> wrote:

Never mind. Found it.

 

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From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io [mailto:DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io] On Behalf Of Dan Crowson
Sent: Monday, December 07, 2020 6:36 PM
To: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DarkSkyNewMexico] Wind

 

Barnard,

 

What’s the link to the 1M? The one I have hasn’t updated since September.


Dan

 

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From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io [mailto:DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io] On Behalf Of Bernard Miller
Sent: Monday, December 07, 2020 6:21 PM
To: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DarkSkyNewMexico] Wind

 

Dean,

 

Yours seems to be the outlier. Al’s has 3-4 and the 1-meter building has 8.

 

Bernard 

 

 

On Dec 7, 2020, at 5:09 PM, Dean Glace <icehouse1026@...> wrote:

Been seeing anywhere from 13-20mph.  gusts over 25...

 

Dean

 

On Dec 7, 2020, at 7:06 PM, MJ Post <bldrpost@...> wrote:



At 5 pm. our station in Bldg. 2 reports 10-min average of 9 mph with gust to 26 mph, all easterly.

 

MJ Post

On 12/07/2020 5:02 PM Bernard Miller <bgmiller011@...> wrote:

 

 

Hi,

 

What is the wind like down there? The weather monitors I have access to range from 3 to 20 mph.

 

Bernard

 

 


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Re: Wind

Michael Gratiot
 

Has the 1M weather station link been fixed? The link I have only shows September data.


On Mon, Dec 7, 2020 at 6:36 PM Dan Crowson <dcrowson@...> wrote:

Never mind. Found it.

 

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From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io [mailto:DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io] On Behalf Of Dan Crowson
Sent: Monday, December 07, 2020 6:36 PM
To: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DarkSkyNewMexico] Wind

 

Barnard,

 

What’s the link to the 1M? The one I have hasn’t updated since September.


Dan

 

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From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io [mailto:DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io] On Behalf Of Bernard Miller
Sent: Monday, December 07, 2020 6:21 PM
To: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DarkSkyNewMexico] Wind

 

Dean,

 

Yours seems to be the outlier. Al’s has 3-4 and the 1-meter building has 8.

 

Bernard 

 

 

On Dec 7, 2020, at 5:09 PM, Dean Glace <icehouse1026@...> wrote:

Been seeing anywhere from 13-20mph.  gusts over 25...

 

Dean

 

On Dec 7, 2020, at 7:06 PM, MJ Post <bldrpost@...> wrote:



At 5 pm. our station in Bldg. 2 reports 10-min average of 9 mph with gust to 26 mph, all easterly.

 

MJ Post

On 12/07/2020 5:02 PM Bernard Miller <bgmiller011@...> wrote:

 

 

Hi,

 

What is the wind like down there? The weather monitors I have access to range from 3 to 20 mph.

 

Bernard

 

 


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Re: Wind

Dean Glace
 

Michael just told me the wind is probably around 6-8 right now.

Dean


On Dec 7, 2020, at 7:35 PM, Dan Crowson <dcrowson@...> wrote:



Barnard,

 

What’s the link to the 1M? The one I have hasn’t updated since September.


Dan

 

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From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io [mailto:DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io] On Behalf Of Bernard Miller
Sent: Monday, December 07, 2020 6:21 PM
To: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DarkSkyNewMexico] Wind

 

Dean,

 

Yours seems to be the outlier. Al’s has 3-4 and the 1-meter building has 8.

 

Bernard 

 



On Dec 7, 2020, at 5:09 PM, Dean Glace <icehouse1026@...> wrote:

Been seeing anywhere from 13-20mph.  gusts over 25...

 

Dean



On Dec 7, 2020, at 7:06 PM, MJ Post <bldrpost@...> wrote:



At 5 pm. our station in Bldg. 2 reports 10-min average of 9 mph with gust to 26 mph, all easterly.

 

MJ Post

On 12/07/2020 5:02 PM Bernard Miller <bgmiller011@...> wrote:

 

 

Hi,

 

What is the wind like down there? The weather monitors I have access to range from 3 to 20 mph.

 

Bernard

 

 


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Re: Wind

Dan Crowson
 

Never mind. Found it.

 

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From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io [mailto:DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io] On Behalf Of Dan Crowson
Sent: Monday, December 07, 2020 6:36 PM
To: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DarkSkyNewMexico] Wind

 

Barnard,

 

What’s the link to the 1M? The one I have hasn’t updated since September.


Dan

 

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From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io [mailto:DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io] On Behalf Of Bernard Miller
Sent: Monday, December 07, 2020 6:21 PM
To: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DarkSkyNewMexico] Wind

 

Dean,

 

Yours seems to be the outlier. Al’s has 3-4 and the 1-meter building has 8.

 

Bernard 

 

 

On Dec 7, 2020, at 5:09 PM, Dean Glace <icehouse1026@...> wrote:

Been seeing anywhere from 13-20mph.  gusts over 25...

 

Dean

 

On Dec 7, 2020, at 7:06 PM, MJ Post <bldrpost@...> wrote:



At 5 pm. our station in Bldg. 2 reports 10-min average of 9 mph with gust to 26 mph, all easterly.

 

MJ Post

On 12/07/2020 5:02 PM Bernard Miller <bgmiller011@...> wrote:

 

 

Hi,

 

What is the wind like down there? The weather monitors I have access to range from 3 to 20 mph.

 

Bernard

 

 


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Re: Wind

Dan Crowson
 

Barnard,

 

What’s the link to the 1M? The one I have hasn’t updated since September.


Dan

 

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From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io [mailto:DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io] On Behalf Of Bernard Miller
Sent: Monday, December 07, 2020 6:21 PM
To: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DarkSkyNewMexico] Wind

 

Dean,

 

Yours seems to be the outlier. Al’s has 3-4 and the 1-meter building has 8.

 

Bernard 

 



On Dec 7, 2020, at 5:09 PM, Dean Glace <icehouse1026@...> wrote:

Been seeing anywhere from 13-20mph.  gusts over 25...

 

Dean



On Dec 7, 2020, at 7:06 PM, MJ Post <bldrpost@...> wrote:



At 5 pm. our station in Bldg. 2 reports 10-min average of 9 mph with gust to 26 mph, all easterly.

 

MJ Post

On 12/07/2020 5:02 PM Bernard Miller <bgmiller011@...> wrote:

 

 

Hi,

 

What is the wind like down there? The weather monitors I have access to range from 3 to 20 mph.

 

Bernard

 

 


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Re: Wind

Bernard Miller
 

Dean,

Yours seems to be the outlier. Al’s has 3-4 and the 1-meter building has 8.

Bernard 



On Dec 7, 2020, at 5:09 PM, Dean Glace <icehouse1026@...> wrote:

Been seeing anywhere from 13-20mph.  gusts over 25...

Dean


On Dec 7, 2020, at 7:06 PM, MJ Post <bldrpost@...> wrote:


At 5 pm. our station in Bldg. 2 reports 10-min average of 9 mph with gust to 26 mph, all easterly.
 
MJ Post
On 12/07/2020 5:02 PM Bernard Miller <bgmiller011@...> wrote:
 
 

Hi,

 

What is the wind like down there? The weather monitors I have access to range from 3 to 20 mph.

 

Bernard

 




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Re: Wind

Dean Glace
 

Been seeing anywhere from 13-20mph.  gusts over 25...

Dean


On Dec 7, 2020, at 7:06 PM, MJ Post <bldrpost@...> wrote:


At 5 pm. our station in Bldg. 2 reports 10-min average of 9 mph with gust to 26 mph, all easterly.
 
MJ Post
On 12/07/2020 5:02 PM Bernard Miller <bgmiller011@...> wrote:
 
 

Hi,

 

What is the wind like down there? The weather monitors I have access to range from 3 to 20 mph.

 

Bernard

 




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