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by AstroGeek
Thu May 14, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: The Imager's Studio
Topic: Intro to H-alpha Solar Imaging
Replies: 7
Views: 864

Intro to H-alpha Solar Imaging

Last October, Lunt Solar Telescopes was having a pre-Mercury Transit sale. I jumped in and bought a 60mm solar scope with double-stack attachment. It hasn't seen much use as I have been waiting for perfect outdoor weather. In the meantime, I've been studying how to shoot the sun in H-alpha. Today I ...
by AstroGeek
Thu May 14, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: The Imager's Studio
Topic: M53 Globular Cluster
Replies: 5
Views: 642

Re: M53 Globular Cluster

That's really nice, Roger. Perfect focus and tracking. And processing globulars is not an easy task. Keep 'em coming.
by AstroGeek
Wed May 06, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Observing Reports 2020
Topic: 5 May 2020 log
Replies: 1
Views: 553

Re: 5 May 2020 log

Nice report, Pete. Atlas is fading but we've got a brighter comet coming up from the Southern hemisphere. See you at the ZOOM meeting.
by AstroGeek
Tue May 05, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: The Imager's Studio
Topic: Eta Aquarid Meteor
Replies: 3
Views: 551

Re: Eta Aquarid Meteor

Roger,

That is a gorgeously beautiful image that you caught. LOTS of effort went into capturing the indigo blue sky, sharp stars, the milky way, foreground trees, but that is NOT an Eta Aquarid.

You'll have to get back out there again tonight.

"AstroGeek"
by AstroGeek
Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Observing Reports 2020
Topic: Close encounter asteroid
Replies: 1
Views: 564

Re: Close encounter asteroid

Nice report, Pete, as usual.

I'd like to visit you again at some point. That was a great time at your dome.

Take care.
by AstroGeek
Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Galileo's Gabfest
Topic: Science Channel Special
Replies: 4
Views: 922

Re: Science Channel Special

Marked my calendar - Thanks, Paul.
by AstroGeek
Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: The Imager's Studio
Topic: Southern Edge of the Moon
Replies: 6
Views: 733

Re: Southern Edge of the Moon

Paul D., if you can't beat 'em...join 'em.

I hated to see clear, but moon-filled, nights go to waste. So I rekindled my interest in lunar imaging. Now EVERY clear night has something to offer.
by AstroGeek
Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: The Imager's Studio
Topic: Southern Edge of the Moon
Replies: 6
Views: 733

Southern Edge of the Moon

As imaged during the wee hours of Easter morning. Very low in the sky among the stars of Sagittarius.
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by AstroGeek
Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: The Imager's Studio
Topic: Lovely Luna
Replies: 3
Views: 507

Lovely Luna

April 7th Full Super Pink Moon - the moon does not orbit the earth in a perfect circle. Sometimes it's closer, sometimes it's farther away. When the close point in its monthly orbit matches the same date as the full moon, we get a 'Super Moon'. This creates a lot of unnecessary media hype. The full ...
by AstroGeek
Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Galileo's Gabfest
Topic: So who else is planning on stargazing tonight?
Replies: 5
Views: 863

Re: So who else is planning on stargazing tonight?

It appears that Comet Atlas might be falling apart. See the story on Space Weather.