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"Anyone seen or heard from Stefan? I sent Daryl an email telling him we were back up and running. Guess I will shoot Stefan a quick message."
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Joseph Tocco commented on Richard A Flinn's photo
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Whale and Pup Galaxies

"Pretty amazing stuff Richard. Well done!"
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November Moon - 2014

"Ok, I had to Google that one Joe....Sensei: a teacher or instructor usually of Japanese martial arts (as karate or judo). I bet you could find someone better than me.  :P Its fine here at the moment but there was a confirmed tornado on the…"
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November Moon - 2014

"Rich, I hope that you weather the storm uneventfully. By the way, I think you're going to be my AP Sensei as I move up through the ranks. :D"
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November Moon - 2014

"Dan, that is terrible!  Since I have to open the observatory at least once a month I'm forced to be outside at night. Granted Michigan winters are not known for be ideal for observing I've been fortunate to have a few breaks in the…"
Wednesday
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November Moon - 2014

"This is nice Joe. It's still cold here during the nights. Low 20's and wind. Raining today and tomorrow. I haven't been out observing since October. It's starting to hurt a little when I look up at night and all I see are clouds.…"
Wednesday
Richard A Flinn commented on Joseph Tocco's photo
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November Moon - 2014

"Its 80 degrees here right now. Storms are starting to fire up again today. Nervous here on the edge of tornado alley. :(  BackyardEOS was good using the FWHM to focus (get the # as small as possible), but the best thing I ever did for my…"
Wednesday
Joseph Tocco commented on Joseph Tocco's photo
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November Moon - 2014

"It's on my laptop but no chance to use it. Once the weather warms I'll be more motivated. ;)"
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Richard A Flinn commented on Joseph Tocco's photo
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November Moon - 2014

"I remember how frustrating that can be. Have you tried Backyard Nikon yet? I know that BackyardEOS made everything MUCH easier."
Wednesday
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Whale and Pup Galaxies

"Thanks Joe! :)  I got my CCD camera a year ago this month and shot several galaxies unfiltered before I bought my Astrodon LRGB filters. I could have gotten the Baaders but held out for the Astrodon's and I'm glad I did. I'm…"
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November Moon - 2014

"Thanks Rich. I don't think I could have done any better but man did it take a long time to get there. Picture, tweak....picture, tweak....picture, tweak! You know."
Wednesday
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November Sunspot Cluster AR2192

"Beautiful...I bet that solar scope would be awesome. Martin has me drooling over his. I'd love to have one. Seems there's always something else in this hobby I'd like to buy. :P"
Wednesday
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Homage to our favorite TV Show with one of my wide-field images

"I have not watched that show but it looks intense. Justified and a western/crime drama. The characters are insanely loveable, even the bad guys. lol Oh, and then there is Ava....Avaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! ;)"
Wednesday
Richard A Flinn commented on Joseph Tocco's photo
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November Moon - 2014

"Nice! Looks like you nailed the focus though. :)"
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Richard A Flinn commented on Joseph Tocco's photo
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Homage to our favorite TV Show with one of my wide-field images

"Cool photo Joe. I'll have to check out Justified. The only show I have watched religiously the last 3 years is also on FX...The Americans...Love it! :)"
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JoesWidefield - Eton, Ontario Feb 2015

"If I remember correctly, it's a 30 second exposure at ISO 800, Nikon D7100, 10.5mm f/2.8. Camera was mounted on an iOptron Skytracker."
Wednesday
Joseph Tocco commented on Joseph Tocco's photo
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Homage to our favorite TV Show with one of my wide-field images

"A few degrees below the W in Wolf you can see M31. Several other objects are obscured by the graphic (including comet Lovejoy.)"
Wednesday
Joseph Tocco commented on Richard A Flinn's photo
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Whale and Pup Galaxies

"I saw this for the first time in my buddy's 36" Newtonian. It looked amazing but not THIS amazing! :) Well done Rich!"
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If this is your first visit, make like a stargazer and have a look around. If you like what you see, join our community! Find star parties in your area, share stories, view and post photos, and get to know other night-sky enthusiasts. The fun is universal!

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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.

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, 2014.

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, 2014.

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