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20 minute subs! M45

Just when I'm about to replace the CGEM DX it starts acting like its supposed to! It has been guiding excellent the last few nights out. I finished up on one target the other morning and just for fun I decided to point the scope at M45 and give 20…
Thursday
Richard A Flinn replied to Richard A Flinn's discussion Teleskop Express in Germany
"Thanks Stefan. I wanted to capture the river of dust coming off it. I shot it with the RC recently for a more detailed look at just the Cocoon. Here is a link: http://www.astrobin.com/108829/B/"
Thursday
Stefan replied to Richard A Flinn's discussion Teleskop Express in Germany
"Rich, M33 looks marvelous, the Cocoon looks busy. I wonder if you could zoom in on it during processing makes it pop out a little.  Clear skies, Stefan"
Thursday
Richard A Flinn replied to Richard A Flinn's discussion Teleskop Express in Germany
"Thanks Stefan. Here's the first try with the flattener on M33 and then last nights widefield Cocoon. The Cocoon corners didnt come out well for some reason. Either I'm getting some focuser tilt or I focused differently. I really need to…"
Wednesday
Stefan replied to Richard A Flinn's discussion Teleskop Express in Germany
"Not bad at all, clear skies Stefan"
Aug 25
Richard A Flinn replied to Richard A Flinn's discussion Teleskop Express in Germany
"The flattener is working out great. I have a little fine tuning to do but it looks like I might can get the corners perfect. Not bad at all for an f/6 apo! :D  Here's what my latest test shows with the PixInsight aberration inspector. This…"
Aug 25
Hal Miller commented on Hal Miller's blog post Chicken Little, Astrophysicist
"Thank you Richard. I don't think it matters how technologically advanced earthlings become we will never change behaviorally as a species. We'll always boast, lust, waste, hide our flaws, be controlling, and crap where other…"
Aug 24
Richard A Flinn commented on Hal Miller's blog post Chicken Little, Astrophysicist
"Ha! Nice write-up Hal. Enjoyed it.  The space junk is pretty sad. I watched a show last week about a small island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean around Midway that just seems to be collecting tons of other peoples trash. They also talked…"
Aug 23
Hal Miller posted a blog post

Chicken Little, Astrophysicist

     I always got a kick out of the story of Chicken Little. There are differing versions of the tale but the theme is constant: a poor little chick gets bopped on the head from an unknown source above and rashly deduces that the "sky is falling!" We know the sky doesn't fall, now, don't we? Or do we? Lately I've been getting a kick out of the notion that the earth is going to be bombarded with objects from space in the form of Potentially Hazardous Asteroids or PHA's. PHA's are asteroids…See More
Aug 23
Richard A Flinn commented on jmeans's status
"It was just that one night. Its actually cleared up here and looks like we're in that hot and dry Summer pattern that hasnt arrived until now. Highs will approach or be at 100 for the next several days with the heat index pushing 110. The last…"
Aug 21
jmeans posted a status
"Here too Richard,...are you sending your clouds up my way."
Aug 21
Richard A Flinn posted a discussion

Teleskop Express in Germany

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 have what we're needing in stock and we all look for a good deal now and then.I have been looking at equipment on their (teleskop express) website for some time now, but was hesitant to order something overseas. Shipping cost and other charges sometimes make a good deal not so good anymore. The TSFlat2…See More
Aug 21
Richard A Flinn posted a status
"I guess Stefan and Dan have been out at night? 2 friends from Pittsburgh and Scranton have been posting lots of images lately.Clouds here :("
Aug 19
jmeans replied to jmeans's discussion New At This
"Thanks, I lucked into this one, a divorce let me get this one for CHEAP, I couldn't pass it up."
Aug 18
Richard A Flinn posted a status
"Homemade Dew Shields...Check out the August post at LPO. http://j.mp/1oUFRnJ"
Aug 18
Richard A Flinn replied to jmeans's discussion New At This
"First of all, Welcome to StarParty jmeans! :) We're happy to have you here. That Apertura scope of yours is a fine instrument that should provide years of enjoyment for you. Those scopes (Apertura, Zhumell, Astro Tech) turn in azimuth and…"
Aug 18
Joseph Tocco left a comment for jmeans
"Hi J, welcome! This hobby is infectious for sure and your 12" Apertura is a very nice telescope. I own several telescopes and I can tell you that I'll never ever be without a wide aperture Newtonian. With regard to your solar…"
Aug 18
jmeans posted a discussion

New At This

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 own accessories?See More
Aug 18
jmeans is now a member of StarParty
Aug 17
Stephen Krell posted a status
"Get up Eat your breakfast , see Venus and Jupiter dance. One day only Monday; next"
Aug 17
 

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Teleskop Express in Germany 5 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 on Thursday.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Observing Report 3/15 and 3/16/14 (from a desperate observer) 4 Replies

Well, clear skies, a free night with bright moonlight :( . I had to get some photons (desperately). So at 2100 last night I setup the 12 inch in our driveway to observe some of the Clusters in the…Continue

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

Bad Advertizing. 7 Replies

It really troubles me to see ad's like this.…Continue

Started by Dan Acker in Telescope Equipment & Accessories. Last reply by Dan Acker Mar 14.

What's you favorite eyepiece and why? 12 Replies

I thought this would be a fun discussion. My favorite eyepiece is currently my Meade 24mm UWA. This thing is huge, its a 2" format, and its a fantastic combination with the Meade 2" enhanced…Continue

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Started by John Kramer in Telescope Eyepieces. Last reply by Mark Oine Mar 13.

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