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by bluemax
Thu Aug 18, 2022 12:04 pm
Forum: Galileo's Gabfest
Topic: Battery pack
Replies: 16
Views: 103

Re: Battery pack

Yes Jerry, the VW has battery power!
by bluemax
Wed Aug 17, 2022 11:25 am
Forum: The Imager's Studio
Topic: NGC7000 Sellafane VS Bristol
Replies: 1
Views: 19

NGC7000 Sellafane VS Bristol

The first Ha image from Bristol, is about 40 minutes (2 min subs) with a modded Canon Rebel with 180mm Nikon lens on a Skyguider Pro. The second image from Stellafane, same equipment but about twice as long total exposure (not really a fair comparison but never-the-less) The rotation is off between ...
by bluemax
Tue Aug 16, 2022 6:37 am
Forum: Galileo's Gabfest
Topic: Battery pack
Replies: 16
Views: 103

Re: Battery pack

I know Bruce, 50 lbs each! Mike came to my imaging site at Stellafane and was a bit dismayed that I had two batteries sitting on top of my flimsy aluminum camp table along with two laptops and a bunch of stuff. His reaction precipitated making this new power station with a two foot cord so the batte...
by bluemax
Mon Aug 15, 2022 7:40 am
Forum: Galileo's Gabfest
Topic: Battery pack
Replies: 16
Views: 103

Re: Battery pack

IMG_5461.jpg IMG_5460.jpg I replaced the battery (AGM) in my Duracell pack three years ago and it works ok but recently, the AC portion crapped out. So, I now have two 79 amp deep cell group 24's (heavy as H...) in parallel and wired up four 12v cig lighter sockets and an 800 watt converter (with a...
by bluemax
Fri Aug 12, 2022 1:40 pm
Forum: The Imager's Studio
Topic: Stellafane Dew broke records
Replies: 8
Views: 91

Re: Stellafane Dew broke records

Thanks guys. I could not do this without the very cool feature of plate solving with SGP.
by bluemax
Wed Aug 10, 2022 12:03 pm
Forum: The Imager's Studio
Topic: Stellafane Dew broke records
Replies: 8
Views: 91

Re: Stellafane Dew broke records

Veil IP Gimp Neb adjustments.jpg
Veil IP Gimp Neb adjustments.jpg (8.1 MiB) Viewed 46 times
Here's a different way of processing to reduce the greens. Thanks Mike & Tom for the suggestions. Gimp seems better than PS but having to change file formats is nuts. Now, on to reducing the overall backround reds :roll:
by bluemax
Sat Aug 06, 2022 3:31 pm
Forum: The Imager's Studio
Topic: Stellafane Dew broke records
Replies: 8
Views: 91

Stellafane Dew broke records

The dew was so bad at Stellafane that green mold overwhelmed this image of the veil. Now, if I can only figure out how to bleach it out :wink:
80mm refractor at 384FL modded Canon T3i about 2.5 hours guided on an AVX mount. Images Plus and PS to process.
by bluemax
Thu Aug 04, 2022 5:57 am
Forum: The Imager's Studio
Topic: NGC 7129 Nebula and NGC 742 Open Cluster
Replies: 6
Views: 100

Re: NGC 7129 Nebula and NGC 742 Open Cluster

Thanks for another great screen saver for my laptop!
by bluemax
Tue Jul 26, 2022 6:03 am
Forum: The Imager's Studio
Topic: Oh my, a giant hole is opening up on Jupiter!
Replies: 0
Views: 42

Oh my, a giant hole is opening up on Jupiter!

This could have been the title of an old 50's sci-fi movie, eh?
I am just getting back into imaging and not having posted anything for a while, thought to post this from a while back. Cell phone through 70mm refractor
by bluemax
Wed Jul 13, 2022 7:47 pm
Forum: The Imager's Studio
Topic: SGP plate solve with Ha?
Replies: 2
Views: 68

Re: SGP plate solve with Ha?

Thanks Roger!