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Stargazing Stargazing season starts!

  1. Apr 18, 2016 #1

    Andy Resnick

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    First decent weekend of the year- 4 clear nights in a row. Took these of the waxing moon:

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    The moon was really close to Jupiter on Sunday night:

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    4 consecutive nights to show the motion of Jupiter's inner moons:

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    one night I could make out Jupiter's red spot, not bad for a 6" refractor:

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    And a couple images of M51 and neighboring galaxies: 1 hour total integration time @ ISO 2500

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    Off to a good start!
     
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  3. Apr 19, 2016 #2

    Drakkith

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    Very nice!
     
  4. Apr 19, 2016 #3

    Borg

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    Yes, very nice pics. The M51 picture is awesome and reminds me why I really want to invest in a good scope that can track for long exposures.
     
  5. Apr 24, 2016 #4

    davenn

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    nice work Andy, thanks for sharing :)
     
  6. Apr 24, 2016 #5
    Gorgeous!! I can't wait to finish fixing up my first telescope and do the same! Beautiful pictures!
     
  7. Apr 25, 2016 #6

    Drakkith

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    I too want a scope that can track. But I'm stuck with this silly tracking mount instead! :-p
     
  8. May 6, 2016 #7

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  9. May 8, 2016 #8

    Andy Resnick

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    Thanks!
     
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