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Re: Waves breaking on Orion's shores

REDIGER-LIZLOV Didier
 

nice one


Didier REDIGER-LIZLOV


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Objet : [ap-gto] Waves breaking on Orion's shores
 
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Rolando


Re: Waves breaking on Orion's shores

Roland Christen
 

Hi All,

Question arose about the image being wide field, and whether it was using the 130GTX. I had to go back to the original Fits files and found that the camera was not STL11K, rather it was the FLI 16803 with the 130GTX and Quad TCC in a custom modified rear assembly.

The scope was modified by Dennis DiCicco, we had worked together to determine the exact back focus needed to cover this big chip. The focuser was removed and replaced by an FLI focuser directly to the back of the scope. The image was a test image taken by Dennis to calibrate the distance for a flat field.
Dennis built two scopes which were to be used to produce mosaics of the Milky Way.

Rolando



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Rolando


Re: Starting AP run with CW up (East)

Michael 'Mikey' Mangieri
 

Yep, I think that answers my question. Now (like I said earlier) need to wait for the rain to stop and the clouds to clear (or, at least the rain to stop!)
Thanks Ray.

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From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ray Gralak
Sent: Tuesday, July 7, 2020 11:21 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Starting AP run with CW up (East)

Hi Mikey,

See if this video helps:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBUj1WgFf3k

-Ray Gralak
Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): https://www.astro-physics.com/apcc-pro
Author of PEMPro V3: https://www.ccdware.com Author of Astro-Physics V2 ASCOM Driver: https://www.siriusimaging.com/apdriver


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Of Michael 'Mikey' Mangieri
Sent: Tuesday, July 7, 2020 7:15 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: [ap-gto] Starting AP run with CW up (East)

I just created a complete meridian exclusion zone for my location in
APCC and for the first time I tried to start an imaging session in the
east (CW up) to eliminate the need for a meridian flip. I'm obviously
doing something wrong because I can't slew to the object without the mount insisting on going pier east. I use Stellarium as my software for selecting objects and SGP as my main controlling suite. My mount is the AP1100GTO.

Can anyone point me to a process workflow of how to start a session as I would like?

Mikey


Re: Starting AP run with CW up (East)

Ray Gralak
 

Hi Mikey,

See if this video helps:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBUj1WgFf3k

-Ray Gralak
Author of APCC (Astro-Physics Command Center): https://www.astro-physics.com/apcc-pro
Author of PEMPro V3: https://www.ccdware.com
Author of Astro-Physics V2 ASCOM Driver: https://www.siriusimaging.com/apdriver

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From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of Michael 'Mikey' Mangieri
Sent: Tuesday, July 7, 2020 7:15 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: [ap-gto] Starting AP run with CW up (East)

I just created a complete meridian exclusion zone for my location in APCC and for the first time I tried to start an
imaging session in the east (CW up) to eliminate the need for a meridian flip. I'm obviously doing something
wrong because I can't slew to the object without the mount insisting on going pier east. I use Stellarium as my
software for selecting objects and SGP as my main controlling suite. My mount is the AP1100GTO.

Can anyone point me to a process workflow of how to start a session as I would like?

Mikey


Re: Starting AP run with CW up (East)

Michael 'Mikey' Mangieri
 

I’m pretty sure I did that but I’ll need to check again once it stops raining! I had the delays set but when I tell Stellarium to skew to the object it flips the OTA into the normal orientation for eastern objects.  


On Jul 7, 2020, at 10:23 AM, Geof Lewis <geoflewis@...> wrote:


Hi Mikey,
I don't use either APCC or Stellarium to control my AP1200, but I achieve what you are trying to do by setting a meridian delay in the V2 driver, so have you tried that? I'm not on my observatory laptop right now so can't recall whether you need to set a positive (+) or negative (-) meridian delay to start with the CW up pointing east, but you have a 50:50 chance so it's quick and easy to check.
Good luck,

Geof

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Sent: 07 July 2020 15:14
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: [ap-gto] Starting AP run with CW up (East)
 
I just created a complete meridian exclusion zone for my location in APCC and for the first time I tried to start an imaging session in the east (CW up) to eliminate the need for a meridian flip.  I'm obviously doing something wrong because I can't slew to the object without the mount insisting on going pier east.  I use Stellarium as my software for selecting objects and SGP as my main controlling suite.  My mount is the AP1100GTO. 

Can anyone point me to a process workflow of how to start a session as I would like?

Mikey


Re: Waves breaking on Orion's shores

Steven Panish
 

Spectacular!

Steve

On Tue, Jul 7, 2020 at 10:42 AM eja24601 via groups.io <eja24601=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Beautifully shot, Rolando! It's also nice seeing work still being done with the older STL-11K's what with the wave of CMOS cameras entering the market!

Eric


Re: Waves breaking on Orion's shores

eja24601
 

Beautifully shot, Rolando! It's also nice seeing work still being done with the older STL-11K's what with the wave of CMOS cameras entering the market!

Eric


Re: Starting AP run with CW up (East)

Geof Lewis
 

Hi Mikey,
I don't use either APCC or Stellarium to control my AP1200, but I achieve what you are trying to do by setting a meridian delay in the V2 driver, so have you tried that? I'm not on my observatory laptop right now so can't recall whether you need to set a positive (+) or negative (-) meridian delay to start with the CW up pointing east, but you have a 50:50 chance so it's quick and easy to check.
Good luck,

Geof


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Michael 'Mikey' Mangieri <mjmangieri@...>
Sent: 07 July 2020 15:14
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: [ap-gto] Starting AP run with CW up (East)
 
I just created a complete meridian exclusion zone for my location in APCC and for the first time I tried to start an imaging session in the east (CW up) to eliminate the need for a meridian flip.  I'm obviously doing something wrong because I can't slew to the object without the mount insisting on going pier east.  I use Stellarium as my software for selecting objects and SGP as my main controlling suite.  My mount is the AP1100GTO. 

Can anyone point me to a process workflow of how to start a session as I would like?

Mikey


Starting AP run with CW up (East)

Michael 'Mikey' Mangieri
 

I just created a complete meridian exclusion zone for my location in APCC and for the first time I tried to start an imaging session in the east (CW up) to eliminate the need for a meridian flip.  I'm obviously doing something wrong because I can't slew to the object without the mount insisting on going pier east.  I use Stellarium as my software for selecting objects and SGP as my main controlling suite.  My mount is the AP1100GTO. 

Can anyone point me to a process workflow of how to start a session as I would like?

Mikey


Re: [ap-ug] Waves breaking on Orion's shores

Pete Lardizabal
 

You win!

Mesmerizing image. 

🤗

Pete

On Jul 7, 2020, at 3:23 AM, Roland Christen via groups.io <chris1011@...> wrote:


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Rolando


Re: Waves breaking on Orion's shores

Stuart <stuart.j.heggie@...>
 

Checking my imaging run and thinking of going out to view the comet. 

Stuart 

On Tue, Jul 7, 2020 at 3:54 AM uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via groups.io <chris1011=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Thanks, Stuart.
You're up kinda late, no?

Rolando



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Sent: Tue, Jul 7, 2020 2:47 am
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Waves breaking on Orion's shores

Beautiful! You've drawn out so much texture above the HH - love it!


On Tue, 7 Jul 2020 at 03:23, uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via groups.io <chris1011=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

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Stuart
http://www.astrofoto.ca/stuartheggie/

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Stuart
http://www.astrofoto.ca/stuartheggie/


Re: Waves breaking on Orion's shores

Roland Christen
 

Thanks, Stuart.
You're up kinda late, no?

Rolando



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Sent: Tue, Jul 7, 2020 2:47 am
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Waves breaking on Orion's shores

Beautiful! You've drawn out so much texture above the HH - love it!


On Tue, 7 Jul 2020 at 03:23, uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via groups.io <chris1011=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

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Stuart
http://www.astrofoto.ca/stuartheggie/


Re: Waves breaking on Orion's shores

Stuart <stuart.j.heggie@...>
 

Beautiful! You've drawn out so much texture above the HH - love it!


On Tue, 7 Jul 2020 at 03:23, uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via groups.io <chris1011=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:


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Stuart
http://www.astrofoto.ca/stuartheggie/


Waves breaking on Orion's shores

Roland Christen
 

https://www.astrobin.com/full/abycha/0/?nc=user

Rolando


Re: Fun with a One-shot-color CCD

eja24601
 

Thanks, all! Ron and Morris, great job with your shots, too! Stay safe, everyone!

Eric


Re: Fun with a One-shot-color CCD

 

hehe ... I've been having fun with my old ST-4000XCM as well, shooting through the light pollution of Los Angeles while not leaving home. I never thought it was worth even trying, but my first efforts turned out well enough that I decided I would do a Messier survey from home. I've collected 47 Messiers now, grabbing 30 minutes of data from each. I'm not even bothering to take out the sky glow gradient -- leaving them in as a badge of adversity.

In the process I've become significantly more adept at setup, alignment, point mapping, and processing.

Usually the giveaway on an OSC image: there ain't much blue. I know I could pick out a few Ron. :)

(I have a few favorites posted on my blog http://mojo.whiteoaks.com )

Mojo
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Morris Jones, Monrovia, CA
BridgeMojo
Old Town Sidewalk Astronomers
Mojo's Blog

On 7/6/2020 6:59 AM, Ron Kramer wrote:
NICE -  I switched to OSC after 2 years of mono and NB filters.  Not going back yet...
Can you tell which are which? 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/158199519@N08/?fbclid=IwAR0WLo2gGNzPk8PjY9VSDEQljSXdA7lxteHvXvyxMOkoxkwO2irTuBNgiEk  

On Mon, Jul 6, 2020 at 8:49 AM Stuart <stuart.j.heggie@...> wrote:
Fun project Eric! Love the layout and the shots you've included. 


On Mon, 6 Jul 2020 at 00:24, eja24601 via groups.io <eja24601=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Hi all,

 

While I haven’t sent anything new in a while, it doesn’t mean I haven’t been busy. Here are some of my images taken from our backyard with a one-shot-color CCD camera. Essentially, an astronomical camera set up to shoot in color like commercial cameras. I also thought I’d change the way I set up our website, changing it to more of a narrative with pictures than simply a picture show.

 
Details are on the image pages. Everything riding on an AP1200GTO mount.

Enjoy, and please let me know how you like this approach!

 

http://www.skiesbyafrica.com/Articles/2020/Spring%20Local/Spring%20Local.html

 

Regards,

Eric


--

Stuart
http://www.astrofoto.ca/stuartheggie/


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Re: Fun with a One-shot-color CCD

Ron Kramer
 

NICE -  I switched to OSC after 2 years of mono and NB filters.  Not going back yet...
Can you tell which are which? 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/158199519@N08/?fbclid=IwAR0WLo2gGNzPk8PjY9VSDEQljSXdA7lxteHvXvyxMOkoxkwO2irTuBNgiEk  


On Mon, Jul 6, 2020 at 8:49 AM Stuart <stuart.j.heggie@...> wrote:
Fun project Eric! Love the layout and the shots you've included. 


On Mon, 6 Jul 2020 at 00:24, eja24601 via groups.io <eja24601=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Hi all,

 

While I haven’t sent anything new in a while, it doesn’t mean I haven’t been busy. Here are some of my images taken from our backyard with a one-shot-color CCD camera. Essentially, an astronomical camera set up to shoot in color like commercial cameras. I also thought I’d change the way I set up our website, changing it to more of a narrative with pictures than simply a picture show.

 
Details are on the image pages. Everything riding on an AP1200GTO mount.

Enjoy, and please let me know how you like this approach!

 

http://www.skiesbyafrica.com/Articles/2020/Spring%20Local/Spring%20Local.html

 

Regards,

Eric


--

Stuart
http://www.astrofoto.ca/stuartheggie/




Re: Fun with a One-shot-color CCD

Stuart <stuart.j.heggie@...>
 

Fun project Eric! Love the layout and the shots you've included. 


On Mon, 6 Jul 2020 at 00:24, eja24601 via groups.io <eja24601=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Hi all,

 

While I haven’t sent anything new in a while, it doesn’t mean I haven’t been busy. Here are some of my images taken from our backyard with a one-shot-color CCD camera. Essentially, an astronomical camera set up to shoot in color like commercial cameras. I also thought I’d change the way I set up our website, changing it to more of a narrative with pictures than simply a picture show.

 
Details are on the image pages. Everything riding on an AP1200GTO mount.

Enjoy, and please let me know how you like this approach!

 

http://www.skiesbyafrica.com/Articles/2020/Spring%20Local/Spring%20Local.html

 

Regards,

Eric


--

Stuart
http://www.astrofoto.ca/stuartheggie/


Fun with a One-shot-color CCD

eja24601
 

Hi all,

 

While I haven’t sent anything new in a while, it doesn’t mean I haven’t been busy. Here are some of my images taken from our backyard with a one-shot-color CCD camera. Essentially, an astronomical camera set up to shoot in color like commercial cameras. I also thought I’d change the way I set up our website, changing it to more of a narrative with pictures than simply a picture show.

 
Details are on the image pages. Everything riding on an AP1200GTO mount.

Enjoy, and please let me know how you like this approach!

 

http://www.skiesbyafrica.com/Articles/2020/Spring%20Local/Spring%20Local.html

 

Regards,

Eric


Re: SatelliteTracker is now SkyTrack

Robert Berta
 

I also use the older Satellite Tracker software. Have used with both my AP 900 and 1100 mounts as well as my Celestron 11" GPS PRO SCT fork mount. Mostly do visual but it is a neat program. The old program also does setting of different tracking speeds on each axis. The limiting factor as I  recall is that the mount has to be able to run both motors at different speeds at the same time. I am not sure what advantages the newer version running through ASCOM will have. The old version doesn't use ASCOM.

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