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My ISS Video

Brian Ottum
 

The L-350 mount does a good job tracking high-speed objects.

https://www.instagram.com/p/ByqzSq6nVD0/

 

Brian

 

Re: My ISS Video

Stanley Watson
 

Nice job, Brian!!

Stan


On Jun 13, 2019, at 7:45 PM, Brian Ottum <ottum@...> wrote:

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The L-350 mount does a good job tracking high-speed objects.

https://www.instagram.com/p/ByqzSq6nVD0/

 

Brian

 

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Re: My ISS Video

Mark Hanson
 

Very Cool

 

From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io [mailto:DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Ottum
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Subject: [DarkSkyNewMexico] My ISS Video

 

The L-350 mount does a good job tracking high-speed objects.

https://www.instagram.com/p/ByqzSq6nVD0/

 

Brian

 

 


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Re: My ISS Video

Gregg Ruppel
 

Cool Brian!  I tried this once with a Losmandy G-11, needless to say a complete bust.  Thanks for sharing it.

Clear skies,


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On 6/13/2019 4:45 PM, Brian Ottum wrote:

The L-350 mount does a good job tracking high-speed objects.

https://www.instagram.com/p/ByqzSq6nVD0/

 

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Re: My ISS Video

Dan Crowson
 

Yes, this is fantastic.

 

There’s some guy that posts a lot of ISS videos and he tracks them manually with a dob. Crazy stuff.


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From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io [mailto:DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io] On Behalf Of Gregg Ruppel
Sent: Thursday, June 13, 2019 8:54 PM
To: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DarkSkyNewMexico] My ISS Video

 

Cool Brian!  I tried this once with a Losmandy G-11, needless to say a complete bust.  Thanks for sharing it.

 
Clear skies,
 
 
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On 6/13/2019 4:45 PM, Brian Ottum wrote:

The L-350 mount does a good job tracking high-speed objects.

https://www.instagram.com/p/ByqzSq6nVD0/

 

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M8 - The Lagoon Nebula

Bernard Miller
 

Hi,

 

This is an image of M8, also known as the Lagoon Nebula. It is an emission nebula about 6,000 light years away in the constellation Sagittarius. Its size is estimated to be about 110 light years by 60 light years.

 

Comments and suggestions appreciated.

 

httP://www.azstarman.net/CDK/M8.htm

 

Thanks,

 

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Re: My ISS Video

Bernard Miller
 

Brian,

 

Excellent work. Could you imagine having to do this by hand 😊

 

Bernard

 

 

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Subject: [DarkSkyNewMexico] My ISS Video

 

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https://www.instagram.com/p/ByqzSq6nVD0/

 

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Re: M8 - The Lagoon Nebula

Gregg Ruppel
 

Interesting colors.  You chose to spend more time on the RGB than L;  any particular reason for that approach.  Thanks for sharing.

Gregg

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On Jun 21, 2019, at 7:27 PM, Bernard Miller <bgmiller011@...> wrote:

Hi,

 

This is an image of M8, also known as the Lagoon Nebula. It is an emission nebula about 6,000 light years away in the constellation Sagittarius. Its size is estimated to be about 110 light years by 60 light years.

 

Comments and suggestions appreciated.

 

httP://www.azstarman.net/CDK/M8.htm

 

Thanks,

 

Bernard

 


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Re: M8 - The Lagoon Nebula

Bernard Miller
 

Gregg,

 

This data came from Australia and Chile from a subscription service. I think he ran out of time and M8 is very bright so you don’t need much. I also have a complete set of narrowband data I will be processing. Bottom line is I did not capture the data and am not 100% sure why he stopped at 3.5 hours of L.

 

Bernard

 

 

From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io <DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io> On Behalf Of Gregg Ruppel
Sent: Friday, June 21, 2019 6:37 PM
To: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DarkSkyNewMexico] M8 - The Lagoon Nebula

 

Interesting colors.  You chose to spend more time on the RGB than L;  any particular reason for that approach.  Thanks for sharing.

Gregg

 

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On Jun 21, 2019, at 7:27 PM, Bernard Miller <bgmiller011@...> wrote:

Hi,

 

This is an image of M8, also known as the Lagoon Nebula. It is an emission nebula about 6,000 light years away in the constellation Sagittarius. Its size is estimated to be about 110 light years by 60 light years.

 

Comments and suggestions appreciated.

 

httP://www.azstarman.net/CDK/M8.htm

 

Thanks,

 

Bernard

 

 

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Re: M8 - The Lagoon Nebula

Gregg Ruppel
 

Ah...thanks for the explanation.

Gregg

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On Jun 21, 2019, at 8:54 PM, Bernard Miller <bgmiller011@...> wrote:

Gregg,

 

This data came from Australia and Chile from a subscription service. I think he ran out of time and M8 is very bright so you don’t need much. I also have a complete set of narrowband data I will be processing. Bottom line is I did not capture the data and am not 100% sure why he stopped at 3.5 hours of L.

 

Bernard

 

 

From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io <DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io> On Behalf Of Gregg Ruppel
Sent: Friday, June 21, 2019 6:37 PM
To: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DarkSkyNewMexico] M8 - The Lagoon Nebula

 

Interesting colors.  You chose to spend more time on the RGB than L;  any particular reason for that approach.  Thanks for sharing.

Gregg

 

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On Jun 21, 2019, at 7:27 PM, Bernard Miller <bgmiller011@...> wrote:

Hi,

 

This is an image of M8, also known as the Lagoon Nebula. It is an emission nebula about 6,000 light years away in the constellation Sagittarius. Its size is estimated to be about 110 light years by 60 light years.

 

Comments and suggestions appreciated.

 

httP://www.azstarman.net/CDK/M8.htm

 

Thanks,

 

Bernard

 

 

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IC 1257

Dan Crowson
 

IC 1257 is a heavily reddened globular cluster located approximately 81,500 light-years away in Ophiuchus. Originally found in in 1890 while looking for a comet, this one was not determined to be a globular cluster until 1997 - http://articles.adsabs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/nph-iarticle_query?1997AJ....113..688H&amp;data_type=PDF_HIGH&amp;whole_paper=YES&amp;type=PRINTER&amp;filetype=.pdf.

 

Luminance – 12x300s – binned 1x1 – 60 minutes

RGB – 8x180s – 24 minutes each – binned 2x2

 

132 minutes total exposure – 2 hours 12 minutes

 

Imaged June 20th, 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/48110470673/sizes/l


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Re: M8 - The Lagoon Nebula

Brian Ottum
 

Unique color palette makes it look different from the usual.  Makes the old look new.

Brian

 

From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io [mailto:DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io] On Behalf Of Bernard Miller
Sent: Friday, June 21, 2019 8:28 PM
To: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io
Subject: [DarkSkyNewMexico] M8 - The Lagoon Nebula

 

Hi,

 

This is an image of M8, also known as the Lagoon Nebula. It is an emission nebula about 6,000 light years away in the constellation Sagittarius. Its size is estimated to be about 110 light years by 60 light years.

 

Comments and suggestions appreciated.

 

httP://www.azstarman.net/CDK/M8.htm

 

Thanks,

 

Bernard

 

 

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Re: IC 1257

Brian Ottum
 

Dan,

Looks like one of the smaller (or most remote) of all our GC’s. 

I recently got a shot of M87 that barely shows some of its 10,000+ GC’s.

Brian

 

From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io [mailto:DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io] On Behalf Of Dan Crowson
Sent: Saturday, June 22, 2019 6:00 PM
To: 'Dan Crowson' <dcrowson@...>
Subject: [DarkSkyNewMexico] IC 1257

 

IC 1257 is a heavily reddened globular cluster located approximately 81,500 light-years away in Ophiuchus. Originally found in in 1890 while looking for a comet, this one was not determined to be a globular cluster until 1997 - http://articles.adsabs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/nph-iarticle_query?1997AJ....113..688H&amp;data_type=PDF_HIGH&amp;whole_paper=YES&amp;type=PRINTER&amp;filetype=.pdf.

 

Luminance – 12x300s – binned 1x1 – 60 minutes

RGB – 8x180s – 24 minutes each – binned 2x2

 

132 minutes total exposure – 2 hours 12 minutes

 

Imaged June 20th, 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/48110470673/sizes/l


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NGC 6738

Dan Crowson
 

NGC 6738 is classified as an open cluster but might be just an asterism (stars forming a pattern than might not be related in any way other than the way we view them) located approximately 2,300 light-years away in Aquila.

 

Luminance – 24x300s – binned 1x1 – 120 minutes

RGB – 8x180s – 24 minutes each – binned 2x2

 

182 minutes total exposure – 3 hours 2 minutes

 

Imaged June 22nd, 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/48114923327/sizes/l

 

Dan

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Re: NGC 6738

Gregg Ruppel
 

Lovely colors.  Thanks for sharing.

Gregg

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On Jun 23, 2019, at 11:58 AM, Dan Crowson <dcrowson@...> wrote:

NGC 6738 is classified as an open cluster but might be just an asterism (stars forming a pattern than might not be related in any way other than the way we view them) located approximately 2,300 light-years away in Aquila.

 

Luminance – 24x300s – binned 1x1 – 120 minutes

RGB – 8x180s – 24 minutes each – binned 2x2

 

182 minutes total exposure – 3 hours 2 minutes

 

Imaged June 22nd, 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/48114923327/sizes/l

 

Dan

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Paramount Counterweight Needed

Brian Ottum
 

Anyone have a 20lb Bisque CW sitting around?   These have the 1.5” shaft, and sold with MX, MX+, MyT.  (I believe the ME’s use the 2” shaft, 30lbs.)

Brian

Re: NGC 6738

Bernard Miller
 

Beautiful star colors Dan.

 

Bernard

 

 

From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io <DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io> On Behalf Of Dan Crowson
Sent: Sunday, June 23, 2019 9:59 AM
To: 'Dan Crowson' <dcrowson@...>
Subject: [DarkSkyNewMexico] NGC 6738

 

NGC 6738 is classified as an open cluster but might be just an asterism (stars forming a pattern than might not be related in any way other than the way we view them) located approximately 2,300 light-years away in Aquila.

 

Luminance – 24x300s – binned 1x1 – 120 minutes

RGB – 8x180s – 24 minutes each – binned 2x2

 

182 minutes total exposure – 3 hours 2 minutes

 

Imaged June 22nd, 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/48114923327/sizes/l

 

Dan

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Re: M8 - The Lagoon Nebula

Bernard Miller
 

Brian,

 

I redid it. Still more blue Than I am used to seeing, but a little more like normal.

 

Bernard

 

 

From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io <DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Ottum
Sent: Sunday, June 23, 2019 5:16 AM
To: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DarkSkyNewMexico] M8 - The Lagoon Nebula

 

Unique color palette makes it look different from the usual.  Makes the old look new.

Brian

 

From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io [mailto:DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io] On Behalf Of Bernard Miller
Sent: Friday, June 21, 2019 8:28 PM
To: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io
Subject: [DarkSkyNewMexico] M8 - The Lagoon Nebula

 

Hi,

 

This is an image of M8, also known as the Lagoon Nebula. It is an emission nebula about 6,000 light years away in the constellation Sagittarius. Its size is estimated to be about 110 light years by 60 light years.

 

Comments and suggestions appreciated.

 

httP://www.azstarman.net/CDK/M8.htm

 

Thanks,

 

Bernard

 

 

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Crescent Nebula (NGC6888)

Howard Anderson
 

Hi all,

I've been pretty inactive over the last few months.
The prevalence of cloudiness during the preceding 8 or so months
didn't help.   Death of my wife in Nov 2017 also was difficult
and more than a little demotivating.  I've been playing banjo
at lots of jam sessions and have taken up learning the fiddle.
Keeping very busy was most helpful.  Now that the weather
and my outlook has improved a little, I plan to devote a little
more time to astrophotography.

I continue to be amazed by the images you guys are getting.
We have a truly talented group of astrophotographers!

Anyway, you can see my latest shot of NGC6888 here:
https://www.astroshow.com/Nebulae/NGC6888.html
and compare with my earlier shots over the years...
40 minute shots are definitely better than 20 minute shots...

I have tried to shoot this object several times over the years
starting with Hydrogen-hypered film in 1998!  Hypered my
own film using hydrogen cylinder and 8% hydrogen gas
from a semi-small metal hydrogen container...  :-)  Back
when there were articles being written that said "CCD will
NEVER be better than film!" :-)  And CMOS was unthinkable...

For what its worth, I will be at DSNM arriving 26 June
and leaving 30 June.  If anyone needs me to do anything
for them while I am there, AFTER I have completed the tasks
I have planned for MY observatory, please let me know.

(When I grow up I want to be able to process galaxy images
almost as well as Bernard...  Still going to be a while I think.) :-)

Thanks,

Howard
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Re: My ISS Video

Howard Anderson
 

Just now catching up a bit...
Truly spectacular Brian!

Thanks,

Howard

On 6/13/2019 16:45, Brian Ottum wrote:

The L-350 mount does a good job tracking high-speed objects.

https://www.instagram.com/p/ByqzSq6nVD0/

 

Brian