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Offline dasman

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Astronomy amd Astrophotography
« on: September 07, 2020, 08:17:42 PM »
I started the down the road of Astronomy and Astrophotography.  Both are weather dependant. Here is a collection of shots i took this summer while learning. I have a 16 inch truss tube dob and a MallinCam DS287C camera. Astrophotography is not ideal on a dobsonian telescope but it was expensive and we work with what we have. Pictured are the Gas Giants Jupiter and Saturn, along with the Planet Mars in the upper right. Then you have to nebulas The Cats Eye Nebula and the Ring Nebula.  Finally in the Middle is the Hercules Star Cluster.

Note the 2 black circles on Jupiter. I took that photo while two moons were transiting accross Jupiter. That is basically 2 seperate eclipses, occurring at the same time, as seen from space!



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Re: Astronomy amd Astrophotography
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2020, 10:09:57 PM »
Thanks for sharing. From a complete layman's point of view, I enjoyed the photos. Could you identify, except Saturn. That one I know. :-)

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« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2020, 11:20:58 PM »
Very impressive photos. Well done.

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« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2020, 10:32:18 AM »
Very nice! I love the shadows on Jupiter. I got started in astrophotography this past year, and it is amazing to see what is in the sky from my backyard.
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Re: Astronomy amd Astrophotography
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2020, 11:12:44 AM »
Wow! Great pics Dave! Was out the other night with my spotting scope looking at Jupiter and Saturn (nothing like your pics) and got me thinking of investing in a decent telescope and camera. My scope is used for birding so not ideal for astronomy.

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« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2020, 03:52:54 AM »
Here is a shot of Mars from last week when Mars was at its closest. They are the same image. The image with the polar cap at the bottom is the correct orientation.  It is also cropped to make it bigger, so some detail is lost. It is definitely my best shot of Mars.
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