_Augustus_

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  • Interests Astronomy, amateur telescope making, astrophotography, space exploration, videogames, business

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  1. I NEVER WANT TO HOLD AGAIN ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
  2. Look's like the "artists' impressions" of Bennu.......
  3. Had the 16" out tonight and it clouded over right as it got dark. I've found a 24" Pyrex blank for sale on Cloudy Nights for a very reasonable price, but it's still a bit outside my budget. Going to have to raise the funds for that thing.
  4. Haven't done a whole lot of observing with the 16" lately thanks to weather and being away for a week - I think I've used it once or twice since my last post. For shorter sessions, I use my Celestron C8. The only thing that I can say wasn't either a repeat or really boring observation is that the Blinking Planetary is a green dot similar in appearance to Uranus. I've knocked out a few boring globulars, but they're nothing to rave about - most of them were unresolved or really dim. I'm building a custom 10" f/5.6 for a friend at the moment, and I'm getting ready to rebuild the 6" in time for Stellafane.
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    Rocket Poster (NOW TAKING REQUESTS)

    All of the serious proposed Saturn variants (Saturn I, Saturn IB, Saturn C-2, Saturn C-3, Saturn V, Saturn INT-21, Saturn V with Shuttle/Titan IV boosters, Saturn C-8) and the Hughes Jarvis would be a neat poster......
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    NASA SLS/Orion/Payloads

    Bridenstine willing to cancel SLS once commercial alternatives are available http://spacenews.com/bridenstine-emphasizes-partnerships-with-industry-to-achieve-nasa-goals/ So, at this rate, before it flies.........
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    The Astro-Imaging Thread

    Reprocessed that last pic:
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    The Astro-Imaging Thread

    Registax Wow, not bad!
  9. Have used this scope a couple more times sporadically over the past month, though not lately due to poor conditions/near-full Moon. Jupiter is really good and shows detail inside the Great Red Spot. Ganymede has an albedo feature or two. M81 shows a spiral arm. M82 is similar to the photographs with lots of mottling/filaments. M51 does show its spiral arms under slightly darker skies/under great conditions at home. Absolutely spectacular. Hamburger Galaxy under slightly darker skies is decent with lots of dust lanes. Theophilus on the Moon has craterlets.
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    The Astro-Imaging Thread

    I'm not sure what's most impressive: The fact that you got this shot with a 6" The fact that you got this shot with a T5 The fact that you can use a C6 on a SmartEQ pro Nice work!
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    The Astro-Imaging Thread

    It's boring and rather low in the sky.......
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    The Astro-Imaging Thread

    Jupiter tonight
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    The Astro-Imaging Thread

    What equipment are you using? Moon the other night with my new Orange Tube C8 (1981 version, on a CG-5 mount). Afocal shot with a Windows Phone and 17mm Plossl. Stacked video. Compared to my old Meade 2080:
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    Russian Launch and Mission Thread

    Russia says they'll do a lot of things. They don't do many of them.