Re: [ap-ug] The Beast is heading to Hawaii..

James Stone

Can’t wait to see the images. What do you plan on using for an imaging train?


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Date: Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 7:35 PM
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We have excellent transparency at our observatory and the sky is really dark. The seeing (star scintillation) is not always good, but the Honders is a medium focal length scope (1160mm) so it is ideal for semi-wide field objects. I intend to go extremely deep with it and will be using the fast optics to gather detail in very faint structures.




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From: Pete Lardizabal <p14@...>
Sent: Wed, Oct 13, 2021 6:29 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-ug] The Beast is heading to Hawaii..



Should be the proper setting for the scope!


Looking forward to Pacific based Honders images. 





On Oct 13, 2021, at 3:22 PM, Roland Christen via <chris1011@...> wrote:

... where it will gather photons and help to test software and hardware for AP. It has been cloudy here all month with no end in sight, so it is being shipped off to sunnier and warmer climes. My beautiful model is there for perspective to show just how big it is: 1600 mount with 120lb of counterweight and 305mm F3.8 Honders astrograph. Solid as a rock on its ATS pier. Hope to get some images in the coming week.




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