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Is anyone there?

Bernard Miller
 

Hi,

 

Is anyone there that can help? My roof won’t open.

 

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Re: New Users Intro

Bernard Miller
 

Welcome aboard Bill and Tom.

 

Bernard

 

 

From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io On Behalf Of William McLaughlin
Sent: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 9:01 AM
To: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io
Subject: [DarkSkyNewMexico] New Users Intro

 

[Edited Message Follows]

Good Day. I just wanted to introduce some new users at DSNM. My imaging buddy Tom Carrico will be visiting in Mid November to set up our cooperative system. We both live in the Pacific NW where clouds are the norm in the winter so having a  NM system will be a big help. We both have decades of astroimaging under our belt, having started in the mid 90s (which means we are ancient as globular clusters). We will be combining some of our equipment (we both have home systems as well) so the system will be kinda basic and mostly short focal length, at least to start. We will be using a Paramount MX  with a Stellarvue SVQ 100 and STT-8300 as the base system. On top of that will be a QSI and 200 mm camera lens system we have put together.  Links to my image pages are below. Tom may wish to post links to his.

Take Care!

Bill McLaughlin

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Re: NGC 7048

Bernard Miller
 

Dan,

 

Nice job. It would have been more considerate if they moved that bright star 😊

 

Bernard

 

 

From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io On Behalf Of Dan Crowson
Sent: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 3:31 PM
To: 'Dan Crowson' <dcrowson@...>
Subject: [DarkSkyNewMexico] NGC 7048

 

NGC 7048 (PN G088.7-01.6 and others) is a large planetary nebula located approximately 5261 light-years away in Cygnus.

 

Majaess 211 is a small open cluster located in the top right quadrant. This one contains a small reflection nebula cataloged as GN 21.11.4.

 

Luminance – 24x600s – 240 minutes – binned 1x1

RGB – 8x300s – 40 minutes each – binned 2x2

 

360 minutes total exposure – 6 hours

 

Imaged September 4th, 20th, 22nd and 26th, 2019 from Dark Sky New Mexico at Rancho Hidalgo (Animas, New Mexico) with a SBIG STF-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT12RCT at f/8 2432mm.

 

LRGB - https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/48981777041/sizes/l/

LRGB crop - https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/48981962722/sizes/l/

 

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Re: NGC 7048

Gregg Ruppel
 

Great shot.  Thanks for sharing.

Gregg

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On Oct 29, 2019, at 3:30 PM, Dan Crowson <dcrowson@...> wrote:



NGC 7048 (PN G088.7-01.6 and others) is a large planetary nebula located approximately 5261 light-years away in Cygnus.

 

Majaess 211 is a small open cluster located in the top right quadrant. This one contains a small reflection nebula cataloged as GN 21.11.4.

 

Luminance – 24x600s – 240 minutes – binned 1x1

RGB – 8x300s – 40 minutes each – binned 2x2

 

360 minutes total exposure – 6 hours

 

Imaged September 4th, 20th, 22nd and 26th, 2019 from Dark Sky New Mexico at Rancho Hidalgo (Animas, New Mexico) with a SBIG STF-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT12RCT at f/8 2432mm.

 

LRGB - https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/48981777041/sizes/l/

LRGB crop - https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/48981962722/sizes/l/

 

Dan

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Re: New Users Intro

Mark Hanson
 

Welcome Bill and Tom!

Mark


On Oct 29, 2019, at 11:08 AM, William McLaughlin <IC5070@...> wrote:

Good Day. I just wanted to introduce some new users at DSNM. My imaging buddy Tom Carrico will be visiting in Mid November to set up our cooperative system. We both live in the Pacific NW where clouds are the norm in the winter so NM will be a big help. We both have decades on astroimaging experience, having started in the mid 90's (means we are old too). We will be combining some of our equipment (we both have home systems as well) so the system will be kinda basic and mostly short focal length, at least to start. We will be use a Paramount MX  with a Stellarvue SVQ 100 and STT-8300. On top of that will be a QSI and 200 mm camera lens system we have put together.  Links to my image pages are below. Tom may wish to post links to his.

Take Care!

Bill McLaughlin

My JAlbum Page

My Astrobin Page

Re: NGC 7048

William McLaughlin
 

Very nice! That one looks familiar. I think I may have done it with my long gone OGS RC quite a few years ago. I will have to look, but it probably is not a good as yours given how long ago it would have been. <g>

NGC 7048

Dan Crowson
 

NGC 7048 (PN G088.7-01.6 and others) is a large planetary nebula located approximately 5261 light-years away in Cygnus.

 

Majaess 211 is a small open cluster located in the top right quadrant. This one contains a small reflection nebula cataloged as GN 21.11.4.

 

Luminance – 24x600s – 240 minutes – binned 1x1

RGB – 8x300s – 40 minutes each – binned 2x2

 

360 minutes total exposure – 6 hours

 

Imaged September 4th, 20th, 22nd and 26th, 2019 from Dark Sky New Mexico at Rancho Hidalgo (Animas, New Mexico) with a SBIG STF-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT12RCT at f/8 2432mm.

 

LRGB - https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/48981777041/sizes/l/

LRGB crop - https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/48981962722/sizes/l/

 

Dan

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Re: New Users Intro

Brian Ottum
 

Bill,

Welcome.  Please tell Tom that I will be on-site at DSNM Nov 10-16 and happy to help him out if needed.

Brian

 

 

From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io [mailto:DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io] On Behalf Of William McLaughlin
Sent: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 12:01 PM
To: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io
Subject: [DarkSkyNewMexico] New Users Intro

 

Good Day. I just wanted to introduce some new users at DSNM. My imaging buddy Tom Carrico will be visiting in Mid November to set up our cooperative system. We both live in the Pacific NW where clouds are the norm in the winter so NM will be a big help. We both have decades on astroimaging experience, having started in the mid 90's (means we are old too). We will be combining some of our equipment (we both have home systems as well) so the system will be kinda basic and mostly short focal length, at least to start. We will be use a Paramount MX  with a Stellarvue SVQ 100 and STT-8300. On top of that will be a QSI and 200 mm camera lens system we have put together.  Links to my image pages are below. Tom may wish to post links to his.

Take Care!

Bill McLaughlin

My JAlbum Page

My Astrobin Page

Re: New Users Intro

Dan Crowson
 

Welcome aboard. Several people from my local club have (I think) three piers in the same building you guys are moving into. They hope to be up and running soon as well.


Dan

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From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io [mailto:DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io] On Behalf Of William McLaughlin
Sent: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 11:01 AM
To: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io
Subject: [DarkSkyNewMexico] New Users Intro

 

[Edited Message Follows]

Good Day. I just wanted to introduce some new users at DSNM. My imaging buddy Tom Carrico will be visiting in Mid November to set up our cooperative system. We both live in the Pacific NW where clouds are the norm in the winter so having a  NM system will be a big help. We both have decades of astroimaging under our belt, having started in the mid 90s (which means we are ancient as globular clusters). We will be combining some of our equipment (we both have home systems as well) so the system will be kinda basic and mostly short focal length, at least to start. We will be using a Paramount MX  with a Stellarvue SVQ 100 and STT-8300 as the base system. On top of that will be a QSI and 200 mm camera lens system we have put together.  Links to my image pages are below. Tom may wish to post links to his.

Take Care!

Bill McLaughlin

My JAlbum Page

My Astrobin Page

Re: New Users Intro

Gregg Ruppel
 

Welcome aboard!
Clear skies,

Gregg
Visit my astronomy & astrophotography site
http://www.greggsastronomy.com/
On 10/29/2019 9:01 AM, William McLaughlin wrote:

[Edited Message Follows]

Good Day. I just wanted to introduce some new users at DSNM. My imaging buddy Tom Carrico will be visiting in Mid November to set up our cooperative system. We both live in the Pacific NW where clouds are the norm in the winter so NM will be a big help. We both have decades of astroimaging, having started in the mid 90's (means we are old too). We will be combining some of our equipment (we both have home systems as well) so the system will be kinda basic and mostly short focal length, at least to start. We will be using a Paramount MX  with a Stellarvue SVQ 100 and STT-8300. On top of that will be a QSI and 200 mm camera lens system we have put together.  Links to my image pages are below. Tom may wish to post links to his.

Take Care!

Bill McLaughlin

My JAlbum Page

My Astrobin Page

New Users Intro

William McLaughlin
 
Edited

Good Day. I just wanted to introduce some new users at DSNM. My imaging buddy Tom Carrico will be visiting in Mid November to set up our cooperative system. We both live in the Pacific NW where clouds are the norm in the winter so having a  NM system will be a big help. We both have decades of astroimaging under our belt, having started in the mid 90s (which means we are ancient as globular clusters). We will be combining some of our equipment (we both have home systems as well) so the system will be kinda basic and mostly short focal length, at least to start. We will be using a Paramount MX  with a Stellarvue SVQ 100 and STT-8300 as the base system. On top of that will be a QSI and 200 mm camera lens system we have put together.  Links to my image pages are below. Tom may wish to post links to his.

Take Care!

Bill McLaughlin

My JAlbum Page

My Astrobin Page

Re: IC 443 - The Jellyfish Nebula in narrowband

Gregg Ruppel
 

Bernard:
I really like your rendition - almost looks 3D with NB channels and crisp resolution.  Thanks for sharing it.
Clear skies,

Gregg
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On 10/27/2019 11:43 AM, Bernard Miller wrote:

Hi,

 

This is an image of IC 443, also known as the Jellyfish nebula. It is a supernova remnant about 5,000 light years away in the constellation Gemini. It is believed this is the remains of a supernova that exploded between 3,000 and 30,000 years ago. It is believed to have created neutron star CXOU J061705.3+222127. This image was captured with 3nm narrowband filters and processed using the Hubble palette.

 

Comments and suggestions appreciated.

 

http://www.azstarman.net/CDK/IC443_NB.htm

 

Thanks,

 

Bernard

 


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IC 443 - The Jellyfish Nebula in narrowband

Bernard Miller
 

Hi,

 

This is an image of IC 443, also known as the Jellyfish nebula. It is a supernova remnant about 5,000 light years away in the constellation Gemini. It is believed this is the remains of a supernova that exploded between 3,000 and 30,000 years ago. It is believed to have created neutron star CXOU J061705.3+222127. This image was captured with 3nm narrowband filters and processed using the Hubble palette.

 

Comments and suggestions appreciated.

 

http://www.azstarman.net/CDK/IC443_NB.htm

 

Thanks,

 

Bernard

 


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Re: NEO Flyby Last Night - Video

Gregg Ruppel
 

Excellent...perfectly tracked.  Thanks for sharing.

Gregg

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On Oct 26, 2019, at 1:36 PM, Brian Ottum <ottum@...> wrote:



Note my scaremongering description to Instagrammers:

 

https://www.instagram.com/p/B4GEWLhHwbD/

 

Brian

 

NEO Flyby Last Night - Video

Brian Ottum
 

Note my scaremongering description to Instagrammers:

 

https://www.instagram.com/p/B4GEWLhHwbD/

 

Brian

 

Re: UGC 11861

Brian Ottum
 

My PlaneWave is good, but very occasionally having communication dropouts.   Could be my iffy USB extender connection, or their grounding wire, or something they just fixed with a new daily build.  Tracking is poor in some areas of the sky, due to my saggy GSO 10” reflector and camera.  Sooo, I will be at DSNM in the middle of November for nearly a week doing lots of maintenance.

 

OTOH, I did have a complete blast taking shots of a NEO flyby last night.  Separate email to everyone coming.

 

Let me know if you need anything done while I’m out there.

 

I’m hoping PlaneWave’s software will track the comet, but have not tried yet.

Brian

 

 

From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io [mailto:DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io] On Behalf Of Dan Crowson
Sent: Saturday, October 26, 2019 3:51 PM
To: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DarkSkyNewMexico] UGC 11861

 

Brian,

 

Thanks for looking but my system is fairly poor. I just have one of those cheap Chinese RC’s (Astro-Tech but it is the same as the GSO and others). It seems to have numerous issues like the mirror tilts and moves, I have to focus just about every 30 minutes. Mine’s a first generation with the focuser directly connect to the back of the mirror but that issue is ‘fixed’ by an expensive moonlight focuser.

 

How is the PlaneWave mount working out?

 

You’ll love this. TheSkyX doesn’t support the high eccentricity of the interstellar comet (a lot of software doesn’t). This means Paramount users can’t track on it. They supposedly fixed it and it will be in the next ‘daily’ build but it has been maybe two months? I suspect it will be released as soon as the comet is only visible from the southern hemisphere.

 

Dan

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From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io [mailto:DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Ottum
Sent: Saturday, October 26, 2019 2:17 PM
To: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DarkSkyNewMexico] UGC 11861

 

Experts can see how perfectly collimated your system is!

Brian

 

From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io [mailto:DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io] On Behalf Of Dan Crowson
Sent: Friday, October 25, 2019 6:30 PM
To: 'Dan Crowson' <dcrowson@...>
Subject: [DarkSkyNewMexico] UGC 11861

 

UGC 11861 (PGC 67671 and others) is low surface brightness galaxy located approximately 58 million light-years away in Cepheus.

 

The bright star at the bottom left is 16 Cephei.

 

Luminance – 24x600s – 240 minutes – binned 1x1

RGB – 8x300s – 40 minutes each – binned 2x2

 

360 minutes total exposure – 6 hours

 

Imaged October 23rd and 24th, 2019 from Dark Sky New Mexico at Rancho Hidalgo (Animas, New Mexico) with a SBIG STF-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT12RCT at f/8 2432mm.

 

LRGB - https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/48959784617/sizes/l/

 

Dan

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Re: UGC 11861

Dan Crowson
 

Brian,

 

Thanks for looking but my system is fairly poor. I just have one of those cheap Chinese RC’s (Astro-Tech but it is the same as the GSO and others). It seems to have numerous issues like the mirror tilts and moves, I have to focus just about every 30 minutes. Mine’s a first generation with the focuser directly connect to the back of the mirror but that issue is ‘fixed’ by an expensive moonlight focuser.

 

How is the PlaneWave mount working out?

 

You’ll love this. TheSkyX doesn’t support the high eccentricity of the interstellar comet (a lot of software doesn’t). This means Paramount users can’t track on it. They supposedly fixed it and it will be in the next ‘daily’ build but it has been maybe two months? I suspect it will be released as soon as the comet is only visible from the southern hemisphere.

 

Dan

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Dan Crowson                          dcrowson@...
Dardenne Prairie MO               http://www.crowson.com

 

From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io [mailto:DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Ottum
Sent: Saturday, October 26, 2019 2:17 PM
To: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DarkSkyNewMexico] UGC 11861

 

Experts can see how perfectly collimated your system is!

Brian

 

From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io [mailto:DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io] On Behalf Of Dan Crowson
Sent: Friday, October 25, 2019 6:30 PM
To: 'Dan Crowson' <dcrowson@...>
Subject: [DarkSkyNewMexico] UGC 11861

 

UGC 11861 (PGC 67671 and others) is low surface brightness galaxy located approximately 58 million light-years away in Cepheus.

 

The bright star at the bottom left is 16 Cephei.

 

Luminance – 24x600s – 240 minutes – binned 1x1

RGB – 8x300s – 40 minutes each – binned 2x2

 

360 minutes total exposure – 6 hours

 

Imaged October 23rd and 24th, 2019 from Dark Sky New Mexico at Rancho Hidalgo (Animas, New Mexico) with a SBIG STF-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT12RCT at f/8 2432mm.

 

LRGB - https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/48959784617/sizes/l/

 

Dan

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Re: Comets N2 ASASSN and 260P McNaught

Bernard Miller
 

Excellent Gregg.

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From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io On Behalf Of Gregg Ruppel
Sent: Friday, October 25, 2019 4:02 PM
To: EurekaObsClub@groups.io; ASEMDigitalSIG <ASEMDigitalSIG@groups.io>; main@STLAstronomy.groups.io; taaaforum@...; DSNM <DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io>
Subject: [DarkSkyNewMexico] Comets N2 ASASSN and 260P McNaught

Hi everyone:
I was able to image these two faint comets on 10/21; 40 minutes total exposure for each:

c2018 N2 ASASSN:
http://www.greggsastronomy.com/IMAGES/c2018-N2-ASASSN-LRGB_102119.jpg

260P McNaught:
http://www.greggsastronomy.com/IMAGES/260P-McNaught-LRGB_102119.jpg
inverted:
http://www.greggsastronomy.com/IMAGES/260P-McNaught_102119inv.jpg

Here is an image of 260P McNaught from its previous visit back in 2012:
http://www.greggsastronomy.com/IMAGES/260P%20McNaught_LRGB_092212.jpg
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Re: UGC 11861

Bernard Miller
 

Nice work Dan. This one is not easy to process.

 

Bernard

 

 

From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io On Behalf Of Dan Crowson
Sent: Friday, October 25, 2019 3:30 PM
To: 'Dan Crowson' <dcrowson@...>
Subject: [DarkSkyNewMexico] UGC 11861

 

UGC 11861 (PGC 67671 and others) is low surface brightness galaxy located approximately 58 million light-years away in Cepheus.

 

The bright star at the bottom left is 16 Cephei.

 

Luminance – 24x600s – 240 minutes – binned 1x1

RGB – 8x300s – 40 minutes each – binned 2x2

 

360 minutes total exposure – 6 hours

 

Imaged October 23rd and 24th, 2019 from Dark Sky New Mexico at Rancho Hidalgo (Animas, New Mexico) with a SBIG STF-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT12RCT at f/8 2432mm.

 

LRGB - https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/48959784617/sizes/l/

 

Dan

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Re: Open clusters in Cassiopeia

Bernard Miller
 

Gregg,

Billions and billions of stars. Beautiful image. Nice color.

Bernard

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Sent: Friday, October 25, 2019 3:57 PM
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Subject: [DarkSkyNewMexico] Open clusters in Cassiopeia

Hi all:

Here is a wide field around the open cluster NGC 663 in Cassiopeia; lots of other clusters in the field (see map), including a small reflection nebula, vdB 6:

http://www.greggsastronomy.com/IMAGES/ngc663-LRGB.jpg
map:
http://www.greggsastronomy.com/IMAGES/ngc663-LRGB_map.jpg

Image data here:
http://www.greggsastronomy.com/ngc663.html

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