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Richard A Flinn commented on Richard A Flinn's photo
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Coma Galaxy Cluster

"Happy to say this image won The Astro Imaging Channel's Image of the Week. :)  This is my 2nd IOTW. I dont think I posted my first one here. It was IC 2177, the Seagull Nebula, in Hubble Palette with RGB stars. The full sized version is…"
yesterday
Richard A Flinn commented on Richard A Flinn's photo
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Iris in the Dust - WIP

"Thanks Stefan :)  I think when I get more luminance data and then add some RGB it should make it seem even more 3D. The color will add contrast with the different colors of dust in the region. Nothing but rain here though lately. :(…"
Monday
Stefan commented on Richard A Flinn's photo
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Iris in the Dust - WIP

"Rich, nice 20 min frames, that is cool your picture has almost a 3D effect. "
Monday
Richard A Flinn commented on Richard A Flinn's photo
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Iris in the Dust - WIP

"I just looked at that old data from last year and couldnt do much with it. I did bring out a tiny bit more dust, but not much. So as with about everything in this hobby, it is a combination of a lot of things. The ability to shoot 20min subs with my…"
Saturday
Richard A Flinn commented on Richard A Flinn's photo
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Iris in the Dust - WIP

"Thanks Joe. I've wanted to get dust like this for quite a while, so am very excited to see it here. I dont know how much of it is the 20min subs and how much is my improved processing skills, but its cool to see regardless. Here is what I got a…"
Saturday
Richard A Flinn commented on Richard A Flinn's photo
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Hercules Galaxy Cluster, Abell 2151

"Thanks Joe :)  Tyson, LOL....I dont know why so many people dislike him. He is no Sagan, agreed, but who is? Sagan would be a tough act for anyone to follow. :)  I personally like what Tyson is doing. Anything that could plant a seed in a…"
Saturday
Joseph Tocco commented on Richard A Flinn's photo
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Hercules Galaxy Cluster, Abell 2151

"You are a human Hubble and Carl Sagan was an incredible human being. Nice post Rich. Here is a nice article that includes Sagan.  http://www.space.com/16095-famous-astronomers.html By the way, Neil deGrasse Tyson is no Carl Sagan (but…"
Saturday
Joseph Tocco commented on Richard A Flinn's photo
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Iris in the Dust - WIP

"Very cool Rich. It's great to see areas of the sky imaged differently. Your mount and your ability to control it are impressive as hell. The stars are all tack-sharp!"
Saturday
Richard A Flinn posted a photo

Iris in the Dust - WIP

This is a work in progress that I started on last night. Pretty pumped to see all that dust!! :)I shot this with my William Optics Star71 and SBIG STF-8300M with the Astrodon luminance filter. So far just 6 subs of 1200 seconds each.
Friday
Richard A Flinn commented on Richard A Flinn's photo
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Hercules Galaxy Cluster, Abell 2151

"I often think of Carl Sagan's "Pale Blue Dot" when looking at these galaxy clusters. I'd like to quote a few paragraphs from his book, Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space. He was speaking about the Earth imaged…"
May 21
Richard A Flinn posted a photo

Hercules Galaxy Cluster, Abell 2151

The Hercules Cluster (Abell 2151) is a cluster of about 200 galaxies some 500 million light-years distant in the constellation Hercules. It is rich in spiral galaxies and shows many interacting galaxies. The cluster is part of the larger Hercules…
May 21
Hal Miller commented on Hal Miller's blog post The Big Bang and Seeing Stars: Things that Go Bump in the Night
"Thanks for the positive comments. I truly enjoy seeing what everyone is doing technically as amateur astronomers. Unfortunately now I live in the city-one of those things you swear you'll never do-and only rarely get to darker…"
May 20
Joseph Tocco commented on philip grombliniak's photo
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my up to date eyepiece collection

"Sweet selection Phiip and good to hear from you. My normal eyepiece case only has 4 eyepieces in it (and it weighs a little over 10 lbs.) WTH!!! lol I use the Explore Scientific 100 deg 2" eyepieces. I've not looked through a better…"
May 20
Richard A Flinn commented on Richard A Flinn's photo
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Jones-Emberson 1

"Thanks Joe. I've been trying to get a few of these lesser known objects lately. :)"
May 19
Richard A Flinn commented on philip grombliniak's photo
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my up to date eyepiece collection

"Eyepiece porn!! Love it! :P"
May 19
philip grombliniak posted a photo

my up to date eyepiece collection

my eyepieces for my 12 dob
May 19
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May 19
Joseph Tocco commented on Richard A Flinn's photo
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Jones-Emberson 1

"Rich, this is beautiful. The first I've ever heard of it too. :)"
May 19
Richard A Flinn commented on Richard A Flinn's photo
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Jones-Emberson 1

"Here is the HaRGB version. "
May 18
Richard A Flinn posted a photo

Jones-Emberson 1

Jones-Emberson 1 (PK 164+31.1) is a 14th magnitude planetary nebula in the constellation Lynx at a distance of 1600 light years. It is a larger planetary with low surface brightness. The 16.8-magnitude central star is very blue white dwarf.This one…
May 18
 

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Art 2 Replies

Hey guys. I know this isn't totally related to astronomy and telescopes, but I wanted to share my art with all of you. I do have some "space" related art. :) …Continue

Started by Amy Tripp in Observing. Last reply by Stefan May 11.

Observing Report 4/11/15... okay see if we can get this party revived 6 Replies

It is a while that I had a chance to go out with a scope and observe.  Last night I got to setup in the driveway, setup the 12 lnch dobs; had a short list of objects in Puppies and Monoceros. I spent…Continue

Started by Stefan in Observing. Last reply by Stefan Apr 17.

Atlas Pro AZ/EQ-G 1 Reply

We have a new mount on the pier at Little Piney Observatory. Really seems like it will be a joy to use along with EQASCOM and Cartes du Ciel. Please see …Continue

Started by Richard A Flinn in Telescope Mounts. Last reply by Richard A Flinn Sep 23, 2014.

Teleskop Express in Germany 6 Replies

I'm impressed enough with these people that I thought I would pass this on. We all want to support our forum sponsor (telescopes.com) when possible, but lets face it, astronomy stores dont always…Continue

Tags: Service, Express, Teleskop, Flattener, Field

Started by Richard A Flinn in Telescope Equipment & Accessories. Last reply by Richard A Flinn Sep 2, 2014.

New At This 2 Replies

I just got a 12 in Apertura and I love it , But looking for accessories all I find is stuff for "Orion" scopes or Mead, I want a full aperture Solar filter ect, Does Apertura have a venue for thier…Continue

Started by jmeans in Observing. Last reply by jmeans Aug 18, 2014.

Zhumell Telescopes 93 Replies

Does anyone own a Zhumell telescope? I have a Z12 Dob. I purchased it back in the summer. It is a really big telescope, especially compared to the little Meade AZ70 refractor I have. I do like the…Continue

Started by Gary Riley in Zhumell Telescopes. Last reply by Amit Mujumdar Jun 11, 2014.

Custom Newt for Imaging 2 Replies

Many of you know I have done some imaging with the Astro Tech AT8IN f/4 imaging newt. I have always liked the sharpness of the images it produced but I havent used it in quite some time. The reason…Continue

Started by Richard A Flinn in Reflector Telesocpes. Last reply by Richard A Flinn Apr 24, 2014.

Test night - March 21/22 2014 4 Replies

I recently upgraded my Orion Atlas mount with the extension tube and installed a GSO 2" Linear Bearing Crayford Focuser for Refractors - Dual Speed on the Orion 90mm f/10 and I have been waiting for…Continue

Started by Dan Acker in Telescope Equipment & Accessories. Last reply by Dan Acker Mar 27, 2014.

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