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Re: [ap-ug] New product for Stowaway that we are going to make

Pete Lardizabal
 


Can you put me on the wait list please. 

😉

Pete

On Aug 26, 2020, at 6:15 PM, Roland Christen via groups.io <chris1011@...> wrote:


Our chief design engineer came up with this nice dovetail accessory that fits on top of the 92 Stowaway rings. It also fits on the 130 scopes if you use the 7" sliding bar.

Rolando

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Re: Pelican images

Karen Christen
 

Stay safe, Kevin!

Karen

AP

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of khursh via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, August 26, 2020 5:15 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Pelican images

 

I have one of those fires 8 miles to my west and another bigger one 20 miles to my east. My 900GTO and scope are under wraps as a result.


--
Karen Christen
Astro-Physics


Better picture of the plate (Re: [ap-ug] New product for Stowaway that we are going to make)

Roland Christen
 



-----Original Message-----
From: Roland Christen via groups.io <chris1011@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>; main@ap-ug.groups.io <main@ap-ug.groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Aug 26, 2020 5:14 pm
Subject: [ap-ug] New product for Stowaway that we are going to make

Our chief design engineer came up with this nice dovetail accessory that fits on top of the 92 Stowaway rings. It also fits on the 130 scopes if you use the 7" sliding bar.

Rolando


Re: Pelican images

KHursh
 

I have one of those fires 8 miles to my west and another bigger one 20 miles to my east. My 900GTO and scope are under wraps as a result.


New product for Stowaway that we are going to make

Roland Christen
 

Our chief design engineer came up with this nice dovetail accessory that fits on top of the 92 Stowaway rings. It also fits on the 130 scopes if you use the 7" sliding bar.

Rolando




Re: [ap-ug] Pelican images

Benoit Schillings
 

that one was actually from Palo Alto Richard.

-- benoit

On Wed, Aug 26, 2020 at 2:20 PM Richard Crisp <rdcrisp@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

Your Snake/Fish came out nicely resolved. Was that taken at Barcroft?

“Corrected” by my iPhone

On Aug 26, 2020, at 1:48 PM, Benoit Schillings <benoit.schillings@gmail.com> wrote:

sweet. I imaged it 15 years ago (prehistoric ccd imaging),
http://www.astrosurf.com/benoit/elephant.htm

Would be interesting to see if there are any changes visible.

-- benoit

On Wed, Aug 26, 2020 at 1:15 PM uncarollo2 <chris1011@aol.com> via
groups.io <chris1011=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:


always reminded me of a snake that just nabbed a fish

Never saw it that way, but indeed you are right. I always saw it as a long arm with a hammer on the end.

Rolando


-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Crisp <rdcrisp@sbcglobal.net>
To: main@ap-ug.groups.io
Cc: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Aug 26, 2020 2:25 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-ug] Pelican images

Very nice!

That HHH555 “tornado forming”, if rotated 180 degrees, always reminded me of a snake that just nabbed a fish

The stars at the head end of the captured fish: the poor thing’s oeyeballs bulging out!

http://www.narrowbandimaging.com/images/hh555__mnk1sn2_cm10_geg_cs_s2hao3_10hrs_xga.jpg

18” cass @ f/7.7 and KAF3200ME



“Corrected” by my iPhone

On Aug 26, 2020, at 11:44 AM, Roland Christen via groups.io <chris1011=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:


hello Astronuts,

I did some imaging of the Pelican in extremely poor transparency over the last couple of nights. The seeing was exceptional the first night and very good the next two. transparency was so poor due to fires in Colorado that I could only see a couple of stars and Jupiter. The Moon was blood red. Thank goodness for deep red H-a filters which seem to cut thru the haze.

The first image is the entire Pelican region. The second is a crop of the active region which I will call the "Tornado Forming". It reminds me of our Midwest spring tornadoes which come dancing out of dark clouds and cause much damage when the touch down. We had a number of them this spring, fortunately they all missed our place.


https://www.astrobin.com/full/iuby4z/0/

https://www.astrobin.com/full/pkkm0d/0/?nc=user

Rolando





Re: Pelican images

Roland Christen
 

That definitely looks like a volcano.

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Dodd <mike@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Wed, Aug 26, 2020 4:35 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Pelican images

On 8/26/2020 4:14 PM, uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via groups.io wrote:

>> always reminded me of a snake that just nabbed a fish
>
> Never saw it that way, but indeed you are right. I always saw it as a
> long arm with a hammer on the end.

Back in 2005 I could image only a small portion of the Pelican. I
rotated the "snake" area, and it became a "volcano" to my eyes. I even
colored the Ha image orange in a bit of artistic whimsy:
<http://astronomy.mdodd.com/nebulae-05.html>

"What you see is what you see." :-)

--- Mike






Re: Pelican images

Mike Dodd
 

On 8/26/2020 4:14 PM, uncarollo2 <chris1011@aol.com> via groups.io wrote:

always reminded me of a snake that just nabbed a fish
Never saw it that way, but indeed you are right. I always saw it as a
long arm with a hammer on the end.
Back in 2005 I could image only a small portion of the Pelican. I rotated the "snake" area, and it became a "volcano" to my eyes. I even colored the Ha image orange in a bit of artistic whimsy: <http://astronomy.mdodd.com/nebulae-05.html>

"What you see is what you see." :-)

--- Mike


Re: [ap-ug] Pelican images

Richard Crisp
 

Your Snake/Fish came out nicely resolved. Was that taken at Barcroft?

“Corrected” by my iPhone

On Aug 26, 2020, at 1:48 PM, Benoit Schillings <benoit.schillings@gmail.com> wrote:

sweet. I imaged it 15 years ago (prehistoric ccd imaging),
http://www.astrosurf.com/benoit/elephant.htm

Would be interesting to see if there are any changes visible.

-- benoit

On Wed, Aug 26, 2020 at 1:15 PM uncarollo2 <chris1011@aol.com> via
groups.io <chris1011=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:


always reminded me of a snake that just nabbed a fish

Never saw it that way, but indeed you are right. I always saw it as a long arm with a hammer on the end.

Rolando


-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Crisp <rdcrisp@sbcglobal.net>
To: main@ap-ug.groups.io
Cc: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Aug 26, 2020 2:25 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-ug] Pelican images

Very nice!

That HHH555 “tornado forming”, if rotated 180 degrees, always reminded me of a snake that just nabbed a fish

The stars at the head end of the captured fish: the poor thing’s oeyeballs bulging out!

http://www.narrowbandimaging.com/images/hh555__mnk1sn2_cm10_geg_cs_s2hao3_10hrs_xga.jpg

18” cass @ f/7.7 and KAF3200ME



“Corrected” by my iPhone

On Aug 26, 2020, at 11:44 AM, Roland Christen via groups.io <chris1011=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:


hello Astronuts,

I did some imaging of the Pelican in extremely poor transparency over the last couple of nights. The seeing was exceptional the first night and very good the next two. transparency was so poor due to fires in Colorado that I could only see a couple of stars and Jupiter. The Moon was blood red. Thank goodness for deep red H-a filters which seem to cut thru the haze.

The first image is the entire Pelican region. The second is a crop of the active region which I will call the "Tornado Forming". It reminds me of our Midwest spring tornadoes which come dancing out of dark clouds and cause much damage when the touch down. We had a number of them this spring, fortunately they all missed our place.


https://www.astrobin.com/full/iuby4z/0/

https://www.astrobin.com/full/pkkm0d/0/?nc=user

Rolando



Re: [ap-ug] Pelican images

Richard Crisp
 

The date on mine is 2006

“Corrected” by my iPhone

On Aug 26, 2020, at 1:34 PM, chris1011@... wrote:



Would be interesting to see if there are any changes visible.
I did a quick blink between you image and mine and could not see anything obvious.

Rolando


-----Original Message-----
From: Benoit Schillings <benoit.schillings@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Cc: rdcrisp@... <rdcrisp@...>; main@ap-ug.groups.io <main@ap-ug.groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Aug 26, 2020 3:19 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] [ap-ug] Pelican images

sweet. I imaged it 15 years ago (prehistoric ccd imaging),
http://www.astrosurf.com/benoit/elephant.htm

Would be interesting to see if there are any changes visible.

-- benoit

On Wed, Aug 26, 2020 at 1:15 PM uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via
groups.io <chris1011=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
>
>
> always reminded me of a snake that just nabbed a fish
>
> Never saw it that way, but indeed you are right. I always saw it as a long arm with a hammer on the end.
>
> Rolando
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Richard Crisp <rdcrisp@...>
> To: main@ap-ug.groups.io
> Cc: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
> Sent: Wed, Aug 26, 2020 2:25 pm
> Subject: Re: [ap-ug] Pelican images
>
> Very nice!
>
> That HHH555 “tornado forming”, if rotated 180 degrees, always reminded me of a snake that just nabbed a fish
>
> The stars at the head end of the captured fish: the poor thing’s oeyeballs bulging out!
>
> http://www.narrowbandimaging.com/images/hh555__mnk1sn2_cm10_geg_cs_s2hao3_10hrs_xga.jpg
>
> 18” cass @ f/7.7 and KAF3200ME
>
>
>
> “Corrected” by my iPhone
>
> On Aug 26, 2020, at 11:44 AM, Roland Christen via groups.io <chris1011=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
>
> 
> hello Astronuts,
>
> I did some imaging of the Pelican in extremely poor transparency over the last couple of nights. The seeing was exceptional the first night and very good the next two. transparency was so poor due to fires in Colorado that I could only see a couple of stars and Jupiter. The Moon was blood red. Thank goodness for deep red H-a filters which seem to cut thru the haze.
>
> The first image is the entire Pelican region. The second is a crop of the active region which I will call the "Tornado Forming". It reminds me of our Midwest spring tornadoes which come dancing out of dark clouds and cause much damage when the touch down. We had a number of them this spring, fortunately they all missed our place.
>
>
> https://www.astrobin.com/full/iuby4z/0/
>
> https://www.astrobin.com/full/pkkm0d/0/?nc=user
>
> Rolando
>
>



Re: [ap-ug] Pelican images

Richard Crisp
 

Likewise I’d never seen the twister but now I can’t unsee it! 

“Corrected” by my iPhone

On Aug 26, 2020, at 1:17 PM, chris1011@... wrote:



always reminded me of a snake that just nabbed a fish
Never saw it that way, but indeed you are right. I always saw it as a long arm with a hammer on the end.

Rolando


-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Crisp <rdcrisp@...>
To: main@ap-ug.groups.io
Cc: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Aug 26, 2020 2:25 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-ug] Pelican images

Very nice!

That HHH555 “tornado forming”, if rotated 180 degrees, always reminded me of a snake that just nabbed a fish

The stars at the head end of the captured fish: the poor thing’s oeyeballs bulging out!


18” cass @ f/7.7 and KAF3200ME



“Corrected” by my iPhone

On Aug 26, 2020, at 11:44 AM, Roland Christen via groups.io <chris1011@...> wrote:


hello Astronuts,

I did some imaging of the Pelican in extremely poor transparency over the last couple of nights. The seeing was exceptional the first night and very good the next two. transparency was so poor due to fires in Colorado that I could only see a couple of stars and Jupiter. The Moon was blood red. Thank goodness for deep red H-a filters which seem to cut thru the haze.

The first image is the entire Pelican region. The second is a crop of the active region which I will call the "Tornado Forming". It reminds me of our Midwest spring tornadoes which come dancing out of dark clouds and cause much damage when the touch down. We had a number of them this spring, fortunately they all missed our place.


https://www.astrobin.com/full/iuby4z/0/

https://www.astrobin.com/full/pkkm0d/0/?nc=user

Rolando


Re: [ap-ug] Pelican images

Roland Christen
 


Would be interesting to see if there are any changes visible.
I did a quick blink between you image and mine and could not see anything obvious.

Rolando


-----Original Message-----
From: Benoit Schillings <benoit.schillings@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Cc: rdcrisp@... <rdcrisp@...>; main@ap-ug.groups.io <main@ap-ug.groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Aug 26, 2020 3:19 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] [ap-ug] Pelican images

sweet. I imaged it 15 years ago (prehistoric ccd imaging),
http://www.astrosurf.com/benoit/elephant.htm

Would be interesting to see if there are any changes visible.

-- benoit

On Wed, Aug 26, 2020 at 1:15 PM uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via
groups.io <chris1011=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
>
>
> always reminded me of a snake that just nabbed a fish
>
> Never saw it that way, but indeed you are right. I always saw it as a long arm with a hammer on the end.
>
> Rolando
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Richard Crisp <rdcrisp@...>
> To: main@ap-ug.groups.io
> Cc: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
> Sent: Wed, Aug 26, 2020 2:25 pm
> Subject: Re: [ap-ug] Pelican images
>
> Very nice!
>
> That HHH555 “tornado forming”, if rotated 180 degrees, always reminded me of a snake that just nabbed a fish
>
> The stars at the head end of the captured fish: the poor thing’s oeyeballs bulging out!
>
> http://www.narrowbandimaging.com/images/hh555__mnk1sn2_cm10_geg_cs_s2hao3_10hrs_xga.jpg
>
> 18” cass @ f/7.7 and KAF3200ME
>
>
>
> “Corrected” by my iPhone
>
> On Aug 26, 2020, at 11:44 AM, Roland Christen via groups.io <chris1011=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
>
> 
> hello Astronuts,
>
> I did some imaging of the Pelican in extremely poor transparency over the last couple of nights. The seeing was exceptional the first night and very good the next two. transparency was so poor due to fires in Colorado that I could only see a couple of stars and Jupiter. The Moon was blood red. Thank goodness for deep red H-a filters which seem to cut thru the haze.
>
> The first image is the entire Pelican region. The second is a crop of the active region which I will call the "Tornado Forming". It reminds me of our Midwest spring tornadoes which come dancing out of dark clouds and cause much damage when the touch down. We had a number of them this spring, fortunately they all missed our place.
>
>
> https://www.astrobin.com/full/iuby4z/0/
>
> https://www.astrobin.com/full/pkkm0d/0/?nc=user
>
> Rolando
>
>



Re: [ap-ug] Pelican images

Benoit Schillings
 

sweet. I imaged it 15 years ago (prehistoric ccd imaging),
http://www.astrosurf.com/benoit/elephant.htm

Would be interesting to see if there are any changes visible.

-- benoit

On Wed, Aug 26, 2020 at 1:15 PM uncarollo2 <chris1011@aol.com> via
groups.io <chris1011=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:


always reminded me of a snake that just nabbed a fish

Never saw it that way, but indeed you are right. I always saw it as a long arm with a hammer on the end.

Rolando


-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Crisp <rdcrisp@sbcglobal.net>
To: main@ap-ug.groups.io
Cc: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Aug 26, 2020 2:25 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-ug] Pelican images

Very nice!

That HHH555 “tornado forming”, if rotated 180 degrees, always reminded me of a snake that just nabbed a fish

The stars at the head end of the captured fish: the poor thing’s oeyeballs bulging out!

http://www.narrowbandimaging.com/images/hh555__mnk1sn2_cm10_geg_cs_s2hao3_10hrs_xga.jpg

18” cass @ f/7.7 and KAF3200ME



“Corrected” by my iPhone

On Aug 26, 2020, at 11:44 AM, Roland Christen via groups.io <chris1011=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:


hello Astronuts,

I did some imaging of the Pelican in extremely poor transparency over the last couple of nights. The seeing was exceptional the first night and very good the next two. transparency was so poor due to fires in Colorado that I could only see a couple of stars and Jupiter. The Moon was blood red. Thank goodness for deep red H-a filters which seem to cut thru the haze.

The first image is the entire Pelican region. The second is a crop of the active region which I will call the "Tornado Forming". It reminds me of our Midwest spring tornadoes which come dancing out of dark clouds and cause much damage when the touch down. We had a number of them this spring, fortunately they all missed our place.


https://www.astrobin.com/full/iuby4z/0/

https://www.astrobin.com/full/pkkm0d/0/?nc=user

Rolando


Re: Pelican images

Roland Christen
 

I have actually smelled it in the air. It smells like someone smoking an old cigar.

Rolando


-----Original Message-----
From: CurtisC via groups.io <calypte@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Wed, Aug 26, 2020 2:57 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Pelican images

Satellite views show the smoke from Northern Calif. circling around the high pressure and blowing east.  I would be surprised if the Calif. fires do not affect transparency in Illinois.  In the historic past, western U.S. fires caused smoky haze on the East Coast.


Re: [ap-ug] Pelican images

Roland Christen
 


always reminded me of a snake that just nabbed a fish
Never saw it that way, but indeed you are right. I always saw it as a long arm with a hammer on the end.

Rolando


-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Crisp <rdcrisp@...>
To: main@ap-ug.groups.io
Cc: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Aug 26, 2020 2:25 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-ug] Pelican images

Very nice!

That HHH555 “tornado forming”, if rotated 180 degrees, always reminded me of a snake that just nabbed a fish

The stars at the head end of the captured fish: the poor thing’s oeyeballs bulging out!


18” cass @ f/7.7 and KAF3200ME



“Corrected” by my iPhone

On Aug 26, 2020, at 11:44 AM, Roland Christen via groups.io <chris1011@...> wrote:


hello Astronuts,

I did some imaging of the Pelican in extremely poor transparency over the last couple of nights. The seeing was exceptional the first night and very good the next two. transparency was so poor due to fires in Colorado that I could only see a couple of stars and Jupiter. The Moon was blood red. Thank goodness for deep red H-a filters which seem to cut thru the haze.

The first image is the entire Pelican region. The second is a crop of the active region which I will call the "Tornado Forming". It reminds me of our Midwest spring tornadoes which come dancing out of dark clouds and cause much damage when the touch down. We had a number of them this spring, fortunately they all missed our place.


https://www.astrobin.com/full/iuby4z/0/

https://www.astrobin.com/full/pkkm0d/0/?nc=user

Rolando


[ap-ug] Pelican images

Roland Christen
 

Thanks, Pete.
Only way is narrowband around here.

The main purpose of my doing imaging is to develop best practices using encoder mounts, not so much in trying to achieve anything monumental (not possible around here anyways).

For this session, each of the 5 subs are 1 hour long exposures. The images are guided, even though I also have the model running in the background. The guiding is set to take a 10 second star image and a 10 second delay between guide image. That way the mount runs essentially unimpeded for 20 seconds and doesn't try chasing the seeing. The guide star just sits there image after image without so much as moving (see screenshot below). the encoders use the model to keep the two axes tracking along the actual path of the object, and the guider just verifies that the mount is on track and nudges it every once in a while. The resultant 1 hour main image shows stars with FWHM around 1.3 to 1.5 arc sec.

Rolando




-----Original Message-----
From: Pete Lardizabal <p14@...>
To: main@ap-ug.groups.io
Cc: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Aug 26, 2020 2:00 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-ug] Pelican images

Wonderful images Roland! Great view of Herbig-Haro object 555 (HH555).

Once again making lemonade from lemons... 

😉

Pete

On Aug 26, 2020, at 2:40 PM, Roland Christen via groups.io <chris1011@...> wrote:


hello Astronuts,

I did some imaging of the Pelican in extremely poor transparency over the last couple of nights. The seeing was exceptional the first night and very good the next two. transparency was so poor due to fires in Colorado that I could only see a couple of stars and Jupiter. The Moon was blood red. Thank goodness for deep red H-a filters which seem to cut thru the haze.

The first image is the entire Pelican region. The second is a crop of the active region which I will call the "Tornado Forming". It reminds me of our Midwest spring tornadoes which come dancing out of dark clouds and cause much damage when the touch down. We had a number of them this spring, fortunately they all missed our place.


https://www.astrobin.com/full/iuby4z/0/

https://www.astrobin.com/full/pkkm0d/0/?nc=user

Rolando


Re: Pelican images

CurtisC
 

Satellite views show the smoke from Northern Calif. circling around the high pressure and blowing east.  I would be surprised if the Calif. fires do not affect transparency in Illinois.  In the historic past, western U.S. fires caused smoky haze on the East Coast.


Re: [ap-ug] Pelican images

Richard Crisp
 

Very nice!

That HHH555 “tornado forming”, if rotated 180 degrees, always reminded me of a snake that just nabbed a fish

The stars at the head end of the captured fish: the poor thing’s oeyeballs bulging out!


18” cass @ f/7.7 and KAF3200ME



“Corrected” by my iPhone

On Aug 26, 2020, at 11:44 AM, Roland Christen via groups.io <chris1011@...> wrote:


hello Astronuts,

I did some imaging of the Pelican in extremely poor transparency over the last couple of nights. The seeing was exceptional the first night and very good the next two. transparency was so poor due to fires in Colorado that I could only see a couple of stars and Jupiter. The Moon was blood red. Thank goodness for deep red H-a filters which seem to cut thru the haze.

The first image is the entire Pelican region. The second is a crop of the active region which I will call the "Tornado Forming". It reminds me of our Midwest spring tornadoes which come dancing out of dark clouds and cause much damage when the touch down. We had a number of them this spring, fortunately they all missed our place.


https://www.astrobin.com/full/iuby4z/0/

https://www.astrobin.com/full/pkkm0d/0/?nc=user

Rolando


Re: [ap-ug] Pelican images

Pete Lardizabal
 

Wonderful images Roland! Great view of Herbig-Haro object 555 (HH555).

Once again making lemonade from lemons... 

😉

Pete

On Aug 26, 2020, at 2:40 PM, Roland Christen via groups.io <chris1011@...> wrote:


hello Astronuts,

I did some imaging of the Pelican in extremely poor transparency over the last couple of nights. The seeing was exceptional the first night and very good the next two. transparency was so poor due to fires in Colorado that I could only see a couple of stars and Jupiter. The Moon was blood red. Thank goodness for deep red H-a filters which seem to cut thru the haze.

The first image is the entire Pelican region. The second is a crop of the active region which I will call the "Tornado Forming". It reminds me of our Midwest spring tornadoes which come dancing out of dark clouds and cause much damage when the touch down. We had a number of them this spring, fortunately they all missed our place.


https://www.astrobin.com/full/iuby4z/0/

https://www.astrobin.com/full/pkkm0d/0/?nc=user

Rolando


Re: Pelican images

Phillip H Coker <pcoker36@...>
 

Not bad for the conditions. One thing tho, that haze is covering us In Colorado, too. It's from the fires in California. We, fortunately, remain below kindling.
Phillip

On Aug 26, 2020, at 12:40, uncarollo2 <chris1011@aol.com> via groups.io <chris1011=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

hello Astronuts,

I did some imaging of the Pelican in extremely poor transparency over the last couple of nights. The seeing was exceptional the first night and very good the next two. transparency was so poor due to fires in Colorado that I could only see a couple of stars and Jupiter. The Moon was blood red. Thank goodness for deep red H-a filters which seem to cut thru the haze.

The first image is the entire Pelican region. The second is a crop of the active region which I will call the "Tornado Forming". It reminds me of our Midwest spring tornadoes which come dancing out of dark clouds and cause much damage when the touch down. We had a number of them this spring, fortunately they all missed our place.


https://www.astrobin.com/full/iuby4z/0/

https://www.astrobin.com/full/pkkm0d/0/?nc=user

Rolando

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