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Robert Pitt
 

This is nuts, but crazy Cuiv (in Tokyo) shows how to build one for 1/3 the cost and shows all the parts, etc. A bit more complicated that I can handle with, but many can:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JdtL950RjQ

 

Regards,

Bob

 

Robert Pitt, P.E., Ph.D. BCEE, D.WRE

Emeritus Cudworth Professor of Urban Water Systems

Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering

The University of Alabama

Rpittal at charter dot net

 


Re: ngc 6820 from last night

Robert Pitt
 

Thanks John!

Regards,

Bob

 

Robert Pitt, P.E., Ph.D. BCEE, D.WRE

Emeritus Cudworth Professor of Urban Water Systems

Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering

The University of Alabama

Rpittal at charter dot net

 

From: main@bas-astro.groups.io <main@bas-astro.groups.io> On Behalf Of John D. via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, October 19, 2021 7:41 AM
To: main@bas-astro.groups.io
Subject: Re: [bas-astro] ngc 6820 from last night

 

Nice!

 

On Monday, October 18, 2021, 09:34:12 PM CDT, Robert Pitt <rpittal@...> wrote:

 

 

oops, forgot the attachment....

 

Robert Pitt, P.E., Ph.D. BCEE, D.WRE

Emeritus Cudworth Professor of Urban Water Systems

Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering

The University of Alabama

Rpittal at charter dot net

 

From: main@bas-astro.groups.io <main@bas-astro.groups.io> On Behalf Of Robert Pitt
Sent: Monday, October 18, 2021 9:33 PM
To: main@bas-astro.groups.io
Subject: [bas-astro] ngc 6820 from last night

 

Howdy all:

Here is ngc 6820 from last night (about 3 hrs of 5 min subs with Triad ultra filter on Hyperion 12.5 inch f/5.7 and ASI 6200MC). The central cluster is usually visible, but I haven’t seen the nebulosity or Bok star forming regions. The stars are overexposed/blown out to get the nebulosity, but there is some interesting texture visible....

Regards,

Bob

 

Robert Pitt, P.E., Ph.D. BCEE, D.WRE

Emeritus Cudworth Professor of Urban Water Systems

Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering

The University of Alabama

Rpittal at charter dot net

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It's not what you look at, but what you see when you look.


Re: ngc 6820 from last night

John D.
 

Nice!

On Monday, October 18, 2021, 09:34:12 PM CDT, Robert Pitt <rpittal@...> wrote:


oops, forgot the attachment....

 

Robert Pitt, P.E., Ph.D. BCEE, D.WRE

Emeritus Cudworth Professor of Urban Water Systems

Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering

The University of Alabama

Rpittal at charter dot net

 

From: main@bas-astro.groups.io <main@bas-astro.groups.io> On Behalf Of Robert Pitt
Sent: Monday, October 18, 2021 9:33 PM
To: main@bas-astro.groups.io
Subject: [bas-astro] ngc 6820 from last night

 

Howdy all:

Here is ngc 6820 from last night (about 3 hrs of 5 min subs with Triad ultra filter on Hyperion 12.5 inch f/5.7 and ASI 6200MC). The central cluster is usually visible, but I haven’t seen the nebulosity or Bok star forming regions. The stars are overexposed/blown out to get the nebulosity, but there is some interesting texture visible....

Regards,

Bob

 

Robert Pitt, P.E., Ph.D. BCEE, D.WRE

Emeritus Cudworth Professor of Urban Water Systems

Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering

The University of Alabama

Rpittal at charter dot net

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--
It's not what you look at, but what you see when you look.


Re: ngc 6820 from last night

Robert Pitt
 

oops, forgot the attachment....

 

Robert Pitt, P.E., Ph.D. BCEE, D.WRE

Emeritus Cudworth Professor of Urban Water Systems

Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering

The University of Alabama

Rpittal at charter dot net

 

From: main@bas-astro.groups.io <main@bas-astro.groups.io> On Behalf Of Robert Pitt
Sent: Monday, October 18, 2021 9:33 PM
To: main@bas-astro.groups.io
Subject: [bas-astro] ngc 6820 from last night

 

Howdy all:

Here is ngc 6820 from last night (about 3 hrs of 5 min subs with Triad ultra filter on Hyperion 12.5 inch f/5.7 and ASI 6200MC). The central cluster is usually visible, but I haven’t seen the nebulosity or Bok star forming regions. The stars are overexposed/blown out to get the nebulosity, but there is some interesting texture visible....

Regards,

Bob

 

Robert Pitt, P.E., Ph.D. BCEE, D.WRE

Emeritus Cudworth Professor of Urban Water Systems

Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering

The University of Alabama

Rpittal at charter dot net


ngc 6820 from last night

Robert Pitt
 

Howdy all:

Here is ngc 6820 from last night (about 3 hrs of 5 min subs with Triad ultra filter on Hyperion 12.5 inch f/5.7 and ASI 6200MC). The central cluster is usually visible, but I haven’t seen the nebulosity or Bok star forming regions. The stars are overexposed/blown out to get the nebulosity, but there is some interesting texture visible....

Regards,

Bob

 

Robert Pitt, P.E., Ph.D. BCEE, D.WRE

Emeritus Cudworth Professor of Urban Water Systems

Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering

The University of Alabama

Rpittal at charter dot net


October 2021 Meeting

James Moore
 

Hello, everyone!

Just a reminder -- our monthly meeting for October is scheduled for Tuesday (10/19/2021). The Zoom link information is below. We'll "see" you then!

Clear skies! -- James

James Moore is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

 

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Time: October 19, 2021 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Re: cute little horsehead from last night

Robert Pitt
 

Thanks John

Regards,

Bob

 

Robert Pitt, P.E., Ph.D. BCEE, D.WRE

Emeritus Cudworth Professor of Urban Water Systems

Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering

The University of Alabama

Rpittal at charter dot net

 

From: main@bas-astro.groups.io <main@bas-astro.groups.io> On Behalf Of John D. via groups.io
Sent: Monday, October 18, 2021 8:13 AM
To: main@bas-astro.groups.io
Subject: Re: [bas-astro] cute little horsehead from last night

 

I think it's a great photo given how difficult it is to capture that booger.

 

On Sunday, October 17, 2021, 06:34:33 PM CDT, Robert Pitt <rpittal@...> wrote:

 

 

here is a rather pale horsehead (too much color gradient if I increase the contrast). Using my 12.5in  f/5.7 Hyperion with ASI 6200MC with Triad ultra filter; 19 subs at 5 min each from my light polluted backyard. Will keep trying later in the winter as it rises earlier.

 

Regards,

Bob

 

Robert Pitt, P.E., Ph.D. BCEE, D.WRE

Emeritus Cudworth Professor of Urban Water Systems

Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering

The University of Alabama

Rpittal at charter dot net


--
It's not what you look at, but what you see when you look.


Re: cute little horsehead from last night

John D.
 

I think it's a great photo given how difficult it is to capture that booger.

On Sunday, October 17, 2021, 06:34:33 PM CDT, Robert Pitt <rpittal@...> wrote:


here is a rather pale horsehead (too much color gradient if I increase the contrast). Using my 12.5in  f/5.7 Hyperion with ASI 6200MC with Triad ultra filter; 19 subs at 5 min each from my light polluted backyard. Will keep trying later in the winter as it rises earlier.

 

Regards,

Bob

 

Robert Pitt, P.E., Ph.D. BCEE, D.WRE

Emeritus Cudworth Professor of Urban Water Systems

Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering

The University of Alabama

Rpittal at charter dot net


--
It's not what you look at, but what you see when you look.


Re: Hyperstar

Don Waters
 



On Sun, Oct 17, 2021 at 10:49 AM Sterling DeRamus <sterling.deramus@...> wrote:
Can you convert that to jpeg?

I can’t open the fits file. 


On Oct 17, 2021, at 7:24 AM, Don Waters <donwaters201@...> wrote:

Bob Rose mentioned the hyperstar a friend of his has and so I thought I would continue the discussion with an example. The attached image of M31 is a single shot, no editing of about 18 sec. with ASI 294 MC pro.

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and here is an orangey ic1318 from last night

Robert Pitt
 

Here is an ic1318 (part of the butterfly nebula in Cyg) from last night. A bit orangey. Using my 12.5in  f/5.7 Hyperion with ASI 6200MC with Triad ultra filter; 35 subs at 5 min each from my light polluted backyard.

Regards,

Bob

 

Robert Pitt, P.E., Ph.D. BCEE, D.WRE

Emeritus Cudworth Professor of Urban Water Systems

Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering

The University of Alabama

Rpittal at charter dot net


cute little horsehead from last night

Robert Pitt
 

here is a rather pale horsehead (too much color gradient if I increase the contrast). Using my 12.5in  f/5.7 Hyperion with ASI 6200MC with Triad ultra filter; 19 subs at 5 min each from my light polluted backyard. Will keep trying later in the winter as it rises earlier.

 

Regards,

Bob

 

Robert Pitt, P.E., Ph.D. BCEE, D.WRE

Emeritus Cudworth Professor of Urban Water Systems

Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering

The University of Alabama

Rpittal at charter dot net


Re: Hyperstar

Sterling DeRamus
 

Can you convert that to jpeg?

I can’t open the fits file. 


On Oct 17, 2021, at 7:24 AM, Don Waters <donwaters201@...> wrote:

Bob Rose mentioned the hyperstar a friend of his has and so I thought I would continue the discussion with an example. The attached image of M31 is a single shot, no editing of about 18 sec. with ASI 294 MC pro.

Attachments:


Hyperstar

Don Waters
 

Bob Rose mentioned the hyperstar a friend of his has and so I thought I would continue the discussion with an example. The attached image of M31 is a single shot, no editing of about 18 sec. with ASI 294 MC pro.


Re: Sunday CMO do over

Robert Pitt
 

Thanks Stephen; you really have everything working well together!

Regards,

Bob

 

Robert Pitt, P.E., Ph.D. BCEE, D.WRE

Emeritus Cudworth Professor of Urban Water Systems

Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering

The University of Alabama

Rpittal at charter dot net

 

From: main@bas-astro.groups.io <main@bas-astro.groups.io> On Behalf Of Stephen Jones via groups.io
Sent: Friday, October 15, 2021 7:58 AM
To: main@bas-astro.groups.io
Subject: Re: [bas-astro] Sunday CMO do over

 

The telescope used was an Orion 6 inch f/4 Newtonian using a Baader coma corrector on an iOptron CEM40 mount.  An OAG was used with an ASI 290 camera. The imaging camera is an ASI 1600MM pro using a ZWO filter wheel and ZWO LRGB filters. Everything controlled by an ASIAIR.  The imaging camera was set to gain of 50 and cooled to -20 deg C.  

Exposures for the Helix Nebula were:
L - 30 x 60 sec
RGB - 20 x 120 sec

Exposures for M77 were:
L - 30 x 60 sec
RGB - 10 x 300 sec

Processed in Astro Pixel Processor using dark, flat and bias calibration frames.


Re: Sunday CMO do over

Stephen Jones
 

The telescope used was an Orion 6 inch f/4 Newtonian using a Baader coma corrector on an iOptron CEM40 mount.  An OAG was used with an ASI 290 camera. The imaging camera is an ASI 1600MM pro using a ZWO filter wheel and ZWO LRGB filters. Everything controlled by an ASIAIR.  The imaging camera was set to gain of 50 and cooled to -20 deg C.  

Exposures for the Helix Nebula were:
L - 30 x 60 sec
RGB - 20 x 120 sec

Exposures for M77 were:
L - 30 x 60 sec
RGB - 10 x 300 sec

Processed in Astro Pixel Processor using dark, flat and bias calibration frames.


Re: Sunday CMO do over

John D.
 

Incredible images.  Thanks for sharing.

On Thursday, October 14, 2021, 04:45:31 PM CDT, Stephen Jones via groups.io <stevejonz@...> wrote:


It took me a few days to get around to finishing the processing. The sky was nice and clear but the seeing was not great so guiding was a bit of a challenge. Still managed to get a couple of nice images - the Helix Nebula and M77 with NGC 1055. 

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--
It's not what you look at, but what you see when you look.


Re: Sunday CMO do over

Myron Wasiuta
 

Awesome Stephen! I enjoyed scrolling around zoomed in and looking for all the faint galaxies you captured. The Helix itself shows alot of detail. 

Dr. Myron Wasiuta
President- MSRO Science, Inc
Director- Mark Slade Remote Observatory 
Wilderness, VA USA


On Oct 14, 2021, at 9:17 PM, Robert Pitt <rpittal@...> wrote:



Very nice Stephen! Any details on equipment and exposures?

 

Robert Pitt, P.E., Ph.D. BCEE, D.WRE

Emeritus Cudworth Professor of Urban Water Systems

Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering

The University of Alabama

Rpittal at charter dot net

 

From: main@bas-astro.groups.io <main@bas-astro.groups.io> On Behalf Of Stephen Jones via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, October 14, 2021 4:46 PM
To: main@bas-astro.groups.io
Subject: Re: [bas-astro] Sunday CMO do over

 

It took me a few days to get around to finishing the processing. The sky was nice and clear but the seeing was not great so guiding was a bit of a challenge. Still managed to get a couple of nice images - the Helix Nebula and M77 with NGC 1055. 

Attachments:


Re: Sunday CMO do over

Robert Pitt
 

Very nice Stephen! Any details on equipment and exposures?

 

Robert Pitt, P.E., Ph.D. BCEE, D.WRE

Emeritus Cudworth Professor of Urban Water Systems

Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering

The University of Alabama

Rpittal at charter dot net

 

From: main@bas-astro.groups.io <main@bas-astro.groups.io> On Behalf Of Stephen Jones via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, October 14, 2021 4:46 PM
To: main@bas-astro.groups.io
Subject: Re: [bas-astro] Sunday CMO do over

 

It took me a few days to get around to finishing the processing. The sky was nice and clear but the seeing was not great so guiding was a bit of a challenge. Still managed to get a couple of nice images - the Helix Nebula and M77 with NGC 1055. 

Attachments:


Re: Sunday CMO do over

Stephen Jones
 

It took me a few days to get around to finishing the processing. The sky was nice and clear but the seeing was not great so guiding was a bit of a challenge. Still managed to get a couple of nice images - the Helix Nebula and M77 with NGC 1055. 


Re: Does anyone know the full name of the property owners?

John D.
 

As of yesterday the public records show the land to be titled in Jenkins c/o Smith & Sons.  Does that mean the land was leased to Smith?  

On Thursday, October 14, 2021, 11:30:58 AM CDT, Thomas Hinke <thhinke@...> wrote:


Sterling,

As a cross check I found the attached by entering the parcel number into 
http://www.deltacomputersystems.com/AL/AL59/plinkquerya.html , which looks like the 10/4/2021 update did not get the new owner.

Tom





On Thu, Oct 14, 2021 at 10:43 AM Sterling DeRamus <sterling.deramus@...> wrote:
I know the last name is Smith, but I needed to know their full name.  If anyone knows, I’d be much obliged.





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