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Richard A Flinn replied to Richard A Flinn's discussion Carbon Truss RC has arrived at Little Piney Observatory!
"Here's a first quick draft of the Bubble. I was finally able to get a little bit of OIII, but it needs a lot more. I'm hoping I can finish the data collection on this one early next week, along with some final OIII and SII on another…"
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Richard A Flinn posted photos
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Richard A Flinn replied to Richard A Flinn's discussion Carbon Truss RC has arrived at Little Piney Observatory!
"Hi Stefan, thanks! :)  Are you talking about the carbon fiber truss poles? The whole scope isnt really much about weight reduction. Even the 10" solid carbon fiber tube isnt that much lighter than the steel version. The 10" steel is…"
Jul 24
Stefan replied to Richard A Flinn's discussion Carbon Truss RC has arrived at Little Piney Observatory!
"Hi Rich, looks good on the pillar,  that is a weight reduction and will cut back on thermo expansions / contraction? Great setup have fun and clear skies, Stefan"
Jul 24
Richard A Flinn replied to Richard A Flinn's discussion Carbon Truss RC has arrived at Little Piney Observatory!
"Thanks! I wasnt too happy at first, but now that its collimated I am loving it. :)  I have a few projects going with the scope at f/8 and 2000mm focal length. I'm hoping to finish those asap and try out the Astro Physics CCDT67…"
Jul 24
Richard A Flinn commented on Richard A Flinn's photo
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Sadr Region, IC 1318

"Thanks Gary :)  Thats the truth! :P  I've managed to complete the mosaic in this region, and finished a hubble palette of this square. I have a few new ones complete that I havent yet posted here. I'll try to get that done in the…"
Jul 24
Gary Riley commented on Richard A Flinn's photo
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Sadr Region, IC 1318

"Beautiful! Makes you wonder how we are able to see much of anything with all that dust and gas everywhere."
Jul 23
Gary Riley replied to Richard A Flinn's discussion Carbon Truss RC has arrived at Little Piney Observatory!
"That is SUPER nice Richard! Bet ya gonna love that little jewel. Congratulations!"
Jul 23
Richard A Flinn posted a discussion

Carbon Truss RC has arrived at Little Piney Observatory!

This is the scope I have been saving for since last year. It finally arrived a couple weeks ago along with a few other accessories, but I had to wait until this past Friday for the new flange for my Moonlite CSL focuser. The flange toured New York City for a week before finally heading in the right direction, but all is here now and I was able to get the scope collimated over the weekend. :)I'd like to share a few pictures of the new scope. It really does look like a work of art, and at the…See More
Jul 19
Richard A Flinn commented on Richard A Flinn's photo
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Sadr Region, IC 1318

"I've decided to do a 4 panel mosaic around Sadr. Here is a rough stretch of the work in progress. I have 18X1200s H-alpha on the lower right panel, and 9X1200s on the other three panels. Hoping to get this finished soon, because I have a bunch…"
Jun 28
Richard A Flinn posted photos
Jun 28
Richard A Flinn commented on Richard A Flinn's photo
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Leo Triplet, Widefield

"Indeed!! :)  Thanks Stefan. "
Jun 24
Richard A Flinn commented on Richard A Flinn's photo
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NGC 5033 (and friends)

"Thanks Stefan. I havent done a close up of M82. I'm hoping to have a new 10" truss RC soon, so I can do more small galaxies and close ups of the larger ones. :)"
Jun 24
Richard A Flinn commented on Richard A Flinn's photo
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Messier 13, Great Globular Cluster in Hercules

"Hi Stefan. Its good to hear from you! :) Take care my friend."
Jun 24
Larry Bender and Richard A Flinn are now friends
Jun 23
Stefan commented on Richard A Flinn's photo
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Leo Triplet, Widefield

"Wouldn't it be great to visit LOL, nice work Rich "
Jun 23
Stefan commented on Richard A Flinn's photo
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NGC 5033 (and friends)

"Rich, nice wide field view. Did you ever do M82 close up color? clear shies Stefan"
Jun 23
Stefan commented on Richard A Flinn's photo
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Messier 13, Great Globular Cluster in Hercules

"Rich, hi this one of my favorites :) clear skies Stefan  "
Jun 23
Richard A Flinn commented on Richard A Flinn's photo
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Sadr Region, IC 1318

"Here's a smaller version of the starless. "
Jun 23
Richard A Flinn posted photos
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Carbon Truss RC has arrived at Little Piney Observatory! 5 Replies

This is the scope I have been saving for since last year. It finally arrived a couple weeks ago along with a few other accessories, but I had to wait until this past Friday for the new flange for my…Continue

Started by Richard A Flinn in Telescope Equipment & Accessories. Last reply by Richard A Flinn 16 hours ago.

Case options 2 Replies

Hi folks, new guy here with a CPC 1100-- wondering if there are any case options for transporting this Beast other than the JMI case... anybody found anything at Lowe's or Home Depot or a music store…Continue

Started by Paul Brake in Celestron Telescopes. Last reply by Paul Brake Mar 19.

Large EQ Mount Hits the U.S. Market 7 Replies

I have been looking into a larger EQ mount and…Continue

Started by Richard A Flinn in Telescope Mounts. Last reply by Richard A Flinn Feb 6.

Observing notes for Friday and Saturday November 13 and 14 6 Replies

We had two clear nights here in SE Pa. Friday's conditions clear and cold wind.  I setup with the smaller 8 inch dobs and with 8x56 bios. Friday night was a short one :( the wind got the better of…Continue

Started by Stefan in Observing. Last reply by Richard A Flinn Nov 20, 2015.

In Over My Head - Mosaics!!! 6 Replies

At this point I'm not sure if I should throw in the towel and call it a wasted 6 hrs of data, or commit to putting in the time and bite the bullet and try to finish it. I think I can do it, but this…Continue

Started by Richard A Flinn in Astrophotography. Last reply by Richard A Flinn Oct 21, 2015.

Creating Hubble Palette images 2 Replies

My post on September 22 at Little Piney Observatory was about creating hubble palette images. I thought someone here might find it useful, or at least interesting. Here is the link. I hope you enjoy…Continue

Started by Richard A Flinn in Astrophotography. Last reply by Richard A Flinn Oct 13, 2015.

I had a good quick observation session last night. 8 Replies

I love when I'm out for the evening (we went to a birthday party)and on the ride home I keep looking up out the car window and hope for clear skies.Well we got home about 11:30 last night and I told…Continue

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Started by philip grombliniak in Observing. Last reply by Joseph Tocco Aug 28, 2015.

Is it possible to get larger images 1 Reply

Hi, I'm kinda new to this hobby

Started by Joe G in Observing. Last reply by Richard A Flinn Aug 8, 2015.

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1 Sadr Region, 4 panel H-alpha Mosaic

Sadr Region, 4 panel H-alpha Mosaic

Added by Richard A Flinn on July 30, 2016

2 E.T. Cluster, NGC 457

E.T. Cluster, NGC 457

Added by Richard A Flinn on July 30, 2016

3 Sadr Region, Hubble Palette

Sadr Region, Hubble Palette

Added by Richard A Flinn on July 30, 2016

4 Lagoon Nebula, Messier 8

Lagoon Nebula, Messier 8

Added by Richard A Flinn on July 30, 2016

 
 
 

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