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The Rosette Nebula
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Date: 1/30/2019
Camera: Canon Rebel T4i
Telescope: 110mm f/7 ED refractor (Orion)
Exposure: 63x4min (4hr 12min total) at ISO 800

It was -29 F when I was tearing down this morning. I need to spend some more time on the processing of the image.
WOW! Frikin Awesom Eric! Amazing. Just did a search and was surprised how small that telescope looks.
 

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WOW! Frikin Awesom Eric! Amazing. Just did a search and was surprised how small that telescope looks.
Thanks! Yeah refractors can pack a lot of punch in very little space. The down side is as they get much larger the price goes up exponentially. I also have a big telescope, a 10" diameter reflector that I can set up on the same mount. I save that for the really good seeing nights and when I want to use higher magnification.
 

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Thanks! Yeah refractors can pack a lot of punch in very little space. The down side is as they get much larger the price goes up exponentially. I also have a big telescope, a 10" diameter reflector that I can set up on the same mount. I save that for the really good seeing nights and when I want to use higher magnification.
What's your "deepest" space shot?
 

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What's your "deepest" space shot?
It might be this one. 74x5min exposures (6hr 10 min total). Distant galaxies in Aries
NGC-678-680-694-697-2016-11-06-P2PIC1S.jpg


does this mount right to the camera?
I have a Canon T-Thread, which screws on to a 2" adapter, which then goes right into the telescope focuser (similar focuser to the one shown in the video). One day (possibly soon) I will be getting a true APO (Apochromatic) refractor. My refractor is not a true APO (not all elements are ED glass) so I have a little trouble with halos around stars and stars appearing larger than one might want. It's still way better than the achromatic refractor I had.

To give an idea of star troubles using my old achromatic refractor (Lagoon and trifid nebula):
M8-M20-06-29-2011-P7S.jpg
 

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It might be this one. 74x5min exposures (6hr 10 min total). Distant galaxies in Aries
View attachment 123421


I have a Canon T-Thread, which screws on to a 2" adapter, which then goes right into the telescope focuser (similar focuser to the one shown in the video). One day (possibly soon) I will be getting a true APO (Apochromatic) refractor. My refractor is not a true APO (not all elements are ED glass) so I have a little trouble with halos around stars and stars appearing larger than one might want. It's still way better than the achromatic refractor I had.

To give an idea of star troubles using my old achromatic refractor (Lagoon and trifid nebula):
View attachment 123424
Serious nomenclature bro! Dreamy pics. Boggles my little brain.
 

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Khan As'ad Pasha

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Situated along Al-Buzuriyah Souq, it was built and named after As'ad Pasha al-Azm, the governor of Damascus, in 1751-52. Khan As'ad Pasha has been described as one of the finest khans of Damascus, and the most "ambitious" work of architecture in the city. Throughout the Ottoman era, it hosted caravans coming from Baghdad, Mosul, Aleppo, Beirut and elsewhere in the Middle East.
 

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What do you call that bird?

Mister.

Wow!

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What do you call that bird?

Mister.

Wow!

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Harpy eagle
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This article is about the harpy eagle of the Americas. For the harpy eagle of New Guinea, see Papuan eagle.
Harpy eagle

Conservation status


Near Threatened (IUCN 3.1)[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom:AnimaliaPhylum:ChordataClass:AvesOrder:AccipitriformesFamily:AccipitridaeSubfamily:HarpiinaeGenus:Harpia
Vieillot, 1816Species:
H. harpyja
Binomial name Harpia harpyja
(Linnaeus, 1758)
The harpy eagle is rare throughout its range, which extends from Mexico to Brazil (throughout its territory)[2] and Argentina (Only the north).Synonyms
Vultur harpyja Linnaeus, 1758

The harpy eagle (Harpia harpyja) is a neotropical species of eagle. It is also called the American harpy eagle to distinguish it from the Papuan eagle, which is sometimes known as the New Guinea harpy eagle or Papuan harpy eagle.[3] It is the largest and most powerful raptorfound in the rainforest,[4] and among the largest extant species of eagles in the world. It usually inhabits tropical lowland rainforests in the upper (emergent) canopy layer. Destruction of its natural habitat has caused it to vanish from many parts of its former range, and it is nearly extirpated in Central America. In Brazil, the harpy eagle is also known as royal-hawk (in Portuguese: gavião-real).[5]

 

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Gasoline & diesel at Atlantic & Fremont in Alhambra, Ca.
It is over a buck a gallon cheaper in Orygun.

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NICE, I have one of those, but no violin case.
I've shot one and it was one of my favorite shoots. Puts a lasting smile on the face.
 

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This is the sunset at the North Pole with the moon at its closest point last week.

A scene you will probably never get to see in person,


And, you also see the sun below the moon,

An amazing photo and not one easily duplicated.

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This is the sunset at the North Pole with the moon at its closest point last week.
A scene you will probably never get to see in person,
And, you also see the sun below the moon,
An amazing photo and not one easily duplicated.

View attachment 123940
Outta this world!
 

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Vatican Museum Stairwell
 

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This is the sunset at the North Pole with the moon at its closest point last week.
A scene you will probably never get to see in person,
And, you also see the sun below the moon,
An amazing photo and not one easily duplicated.

View attachment 123940
That's just not right. Where in the world did you get that? The geometry is way off.
 

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Had a happy flock of Cedar Waxwings frolicking outside my window this AM. My phone cam was only good enough to get a positive ID from my personal ornithologist so below is for illustrative purposes.

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Looks like the guy had pretty good camouflage for ground excursions like you caught in yer picture, misty.
 

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Looks like the guy had pretty good camouflage for ground excursions like you caught in yer picture, misty.
Yeah, without the yellow I didn't know what I was pointing at. Was just told that they love berries, which is what they were eating when filmed, and that they'll often get brought into rehab in fall or winter drunk after eating fermented berries.

 
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