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by NGC7000
Tue Jun 21, 2022 9:24 am
Forum: The Imager's Studio
Topic: NGC 4236 Spiral Galaxy (Caldwell 3)
Replies: 4
Views: 72

Re: NGC 4236 Spiral Galaxy (Caldwell 3)

Wow. It certainly has a different "look" than the other galaxies we normally see on these pages. Whimsical, I'd say. It carries the essence of a Midsummer NIght's Dream. Someone had to say it. Might as well be me. Very nice, Roger. That would be one I'd like to see in a very large telescop...
by NGC7000
Thu May 19, 2022 11:59 am
Forum: The Imager's Studio
Topic: NGC 3079 Spiral Galaxy and friends
Replies: 4
Views: 151

Re: NGC 3079 Spiral Galaxy and friends

menardre wrote: Thu May 19, 2022 7:30 am
Unlike CCD cameras, CMOS cameras binning do not increase signal, but read noise is decreased by about a factor of 2, so S/N is increased.

Thanks, Roger. I didn't know that.


Pete!- I like that image of your scope. That could be a cover shot for Architectural Digest. :D
by NGC7000
Wed May 18, 2022 9:52 pm
Forum: The Imager's Studio
Topic: NGC 3079 Spiral Galaxy and friends
Replies: 4
Views: 151

Re: NGC 3079 Spiral Galaxy and friends

Amazing that you caught those quasars. The images all appear to be the same ( but for the descriptors in the last image), though I thought the last two contained more stars. I think I was just getting played by my own eyes. Again, another nice grouping of some not so commonly seen galaxies. Beautifu...
by NGC7000
Mon May 16, 2022 2:49 pm
Forum: The Imager's Studio
Topic: Lunar Eclipse ~ a break in the clouds
Replies: 4
Views: 172

Re: Lunar Eclipse ~ a break in the clouds

You guys must have had some sucker holes. It was soupy fog and overcast here. Nice image, Mike. I kept writing comments about how it looks so much like Steve's, and that maybe you could have just copied his, but I deleted them. No, that's something I would do. No, really, it is nice. So different, s...
by NGC7000
Mon May 16, 2022 8:05 am
Forum: The Imager's Studio
Topic: Lunar Eclipse ~ a break in the clouds
Replies: 4
Views: 172

Re: Lunar Eclipse ~ a break in the clouds

Nice job, Steve! Your perseverance paid off with a beautiful image.

Tom
by NGC7000
Thu May 12, 2022 9:34 am
Forum: The Imager's Studio
Topic: Messier 101 was unplanned
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Re: Messier 101 was unplanned

Wow! That is a startling good image, Pete. I didn't expect to see THAT result. I enjoyed the narrative. Apparently, it really does pay off to wait out the Moon.

Tom
by NGC7000
Wed May 04, 2022 4:38 pm
Forum: Galileo's Gabfest
Topic: Folded Newtonian?
Replies: 6
Views: 207

Re: Folded Newtonian?

Did you check out the size of those secondary mirrors? Suddenly, I feel like my scopes are all department store variety. :lol:

Tom
by NGC7000
Tue May 03, 2022 8:09 pm
Forum: Galileo's Gabfest
Topic: Folded Newtonian?
Replies: 6
Views: 207

Re: Folded Newtonian?

No free shipping? Deal breaker for me. :D

Tom
by NGC7000
Mon May 02, 2022 10:12 am
Forum: The Imager's Studio
Topic: Jupiter-Venus conjunction
Replies: 3
Views: 175

Re: Jupiter-Venus conjunction

Nice job, Roger. Looking at your image was an " Oh, damn. I forgot" moment. :lol:

Tom
by NGC7000
Sat Apr 30, 2022 11:28 pm
Forum: The Imager's Studio
Topic: Messier 106
Replies: 2
Views: 128

Re: Messier 106

Very nice job, Pete. You really caught those outer edges without clipping them and allowed them to feather out.

Tom