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#1 Dexter2317

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Posted 05 August 2016 - 03:00 AM

Anyone else into Astrophotography?!? I'm trying to set up my telescope so that I can operate it from the Casita. Would love to share thoughts!

#2 clairemr1

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Posted 05 August 2016 - 05:00 AM

    i just sent you a PM, have a great day.....


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claire and merlin, excellent schnoodle

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#3 vermilye

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Posted 05 August 2016 - 06:08 AM

Anyone else into Astrophotography?!? I'm trying to set up my telescope so that I can operate it from the Casita. Would love to share thoughts!

While I don't carry a telescope, I enjoy nighttime & low light photography.  I live in the lee of Lake Ontario & we rarely have clear nights, but on trips to the west I've seen some amazing nighttime skies. Some samples here:  Low Light Images.  


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#4 Dexter2317

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Posted 05 August 2016 - 08:10 AM

Wow Jon! Some really great pics! All of my images are taken in Forida so dark sites are a dream and the skies only cooperate in the winter. I really need to get out west! Thank for sharing!
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#5 Wally Z

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Posted 05 August 2016 - 08:12 AM

Just out of curiosity. Why would someone announce in the open forum that they sent a PM. (Personal message)  Doesn't that defeat the purpose of being personal? :lol2:

 

Can't recall any names but know there are several members with your same interest. I've seen some of the photos.


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#6 clairemr1

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Posted 05 August 2016 - 02:34 PM

Just out of curiosity. Why would someone announce in the open forum that they sent a PM. (Personal message)  Doesn't that defeat the purpose of being personal? :lol2:

 

Can't recall any names but know there are several members with your same interest. I've seen some of the photos.

many new posters do not know to check for PMs, some don't even know we can send/receive them til they get used to the new site. it would actually only "defeat the purpose" if i posted publicly the contents of the PM......LOL


Edited by clairemr1, 05 August 2016 - 04:13 PM.

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#7 Dexter2317

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Posted 05 August 2016 - 05:40 PM

Your right Claire, I don't think I would have ever seen that little envelope at the top of my small iPad screen!

#8 Wally Z

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Posted 05 August 2016 - 08:04 PM

What's an iPad?


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#9 U.S.M.C. Don

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Posted 06 August 2016 - 06:07 AM

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#10 Wally Z

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Posted 06 August 2016 - 08:16 AM

Sorry Debbie. We sometimes get carried away with our sense of humor.


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Posted 14 August 2016 - 10:14 AM

Hi Debbie

 

I am into astro-imaging.  I am working toward being able to do everything from the comfort of the Moonlight Manor.  Do you attend major star parties like TSP and Okie-Tex?  Here are some pictures of my setup and some Ha images I took at Ft Griffin SHS, TX a couple weeks ago.

 

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Imaging at Fort Griffin SHS.  It was very HOT!  Good thing the Moonlight Manor has good AC.

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Explore Scientific 127 EDT on my AP900 with QSI583 CCD camera

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Setup at TSP with SkyBox portable observatory

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NGC896 Nebula  Looks like a chameleon to me (^8

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M16 the Eagle Nebula

 

I will try to  help with your questions.  Hopefully we can meet up at a star party sometime.

 

John

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#12 Wally Z

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Posted 14 August 2016 - 11:18 AM

You're one of the people I was referring to in my first post. All right!


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#13 clover

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Posted 14 August 2016 - 06:07 PM

Several on in the Club talk about this

https://texasstarparty.org/

 

Kurt M  is another. He is down in the League City Area south of Houston.

http://www.casitaclu...r/18401-kurt-m/

 

member star gazer

http://www.casitaclu...251-star-gazer/

http://www.doghouseastronomy.com/

 

Casita-Freak will get you with the right folks. I know they have announced get togethers in the past. 

 

http://www.casitaclu...tex-star-party/


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#14 Dexter2317

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Posted 25 August 2016 - 08:49 AM

Great images John and a REALLY nice setup!! I've only been at this for a little more than a year and only got my casita a few months ago. I've been to one star party, the Winter Star Party in the Keys but now that I have a camper I plan to attend some more. You mentioned that you were glad to have AC so can I assume that you operate you telescope from the trailer? Since it is usually unbearably hot in Florida, I desperately want to figure out how to do that. I've got so many questions, I don't know where to begin!?! Well to start, do you run the AC in the Casita off a generator and your telescope equipment from batteries? Or both from generator? I don't have any recent pics of my telescope setup but here is my favorite image taken at the WSP
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#15 Wally Z

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Posted 25 August 2016 - 10:14 AM

 I think a quiet generator would be essential. You don't want to scare the stars away. :lol: Nice photo! Anyone manage to catch a falling star? And I don't mean stick it in your pocket either.  :rofl: I'm talking capturing one in a photo. Guess it would be by accident in most cases. I know they predict meteor showers, so maybe not that uncommon.  


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