Asteroid Vesta using Horizons #Mach2GTO


David Johnson
 

379 frames, each 60 seconds. They were calibrated with flats and darks and registered in Pixinsight. Not integrated, of course. Cropped, dynamically normalized, and the frames output from Blink. 


Greg Salyer
 

Really nice. How long where the subs?

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io [mailto:main@ap-gto.groups.io] On Behalf Of David Johnson
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I realize this is not exactly something that hasn't been done before, but it's the first time I've tracked an asteroid and made this kind of video.  The Mach2 definitely made it easier than it would have been with my previous mounts.  YouTube link here.


David Johnson
 

Thanks for all the kind comments. 


Don Anderson
 

Impressive David!

Don Anderson


On Monday, March 22, 2021, 08:05:40 a.m. MDT, David Johnson <dajohns37@...> wrote:


I realize this is not exactly something that hasn't been done before, but it's the first time I've tracked an asteroid and made this kind of video.  The Mach2 definitely made it easier than it would have been with my previous mounts.  YouTube link here.


DFisch
 

That’s a home run, nice project, A+

On Mon, Mar 22, 2021 at 10:05 David Johnson <dajohns37@...> wrote:
I realize this is not exactly something that hasn't been done before, but it's the first time I've tracked an asteroid and made this kind of video.  The Mach2 definitely made it easier than it would have been with my previous mounts.  YouTube link here.

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David Johnson
 

NGC 3501.  The other galaxy at the top is NGC 3507.


Eric Baumgartner
 

Hi, David:

 

That is truly cool! What’s the edge-on galaxy in the field?

 

Eric Baumgartner

Redding, CT USA

 

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To: Astro-Physics GTO users group <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: [ap-gto] Asteroid Vesta using Horizons #Mach2GTO

 

I realize this is not exactly something that hasn't been done before, but it's the first time I've tracked an asteroid and made this kind of video.  The Mach2 definitely made it easier than it would have been with my previous mounts.  YouTube link here.


David Johnson
 

6 hours and 20 minutes.


ap@CaptivePhotons.com
 

Very cool.

 

How much clock time does it cover?

 

 

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Sent: Monday, March 22, 2021 10:13 AM
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Awesome and thanks!  Send it to NASA!

 

Jeff

 

On Mon, Mar 22, 2021 at 10:05 AM David Johnson <dajohns37@...> wrote:

I realize this is not exactly something that hasn't been done before, but it's the first time I've tracked an asteroid and made this kind of video.  The Mach2 definitely made it easier than it would have been with my previous mounts.  YouTube link here.


Jeff B
 

Awesome and thanks!  Send it to NASA!

Jeff

On Mon, Mar 22, 2021 at 10:05 AM David Johnson <dajohns37@...> wrote:
I realize this is not exactly something that hasn't been done before, but it's the first time I've tracked an asteroid and made this kind of video.  The Mach2 definitely made it easier than it would have been with my previous mounts.  YouTube link here.


David Johnson
 

I realize this is not exactly something that hasn't been done before, but it's the first time I've tracked an asteroid and made this kind of video.  The Mach2 definitely made it easier than it would have been with my previous mounts.  YouTube link here.