Three "Snapshots"

Share Your Astro Images Here!
Post Reply
User avatar
MikeM
Big Bang
Posts: 2016
Joined: Thu Jan 29, 2009 6:24 am
Location: NJ, USA
Contact:

Three "Snapshots"

Post by MikeM » Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:02 am

So on Saturday my club hosted the annual Messier Marathon. Knowing that I would not be imaging a whole lot due to going back and forth to the other scopes to grab views, I decided to take some quick images, hence calling the "snapshots". It was pretty darn cold and a bit windy, and not having imaged in quite a while I was hoping that I remembered everything!
Here is M51, 9x300s; M81-82, 13x300s and M102(101), 5x600s. All in all I think they came out OK for such short integration times. It was fun but I need to get out for a real imaging session once this season of Nor'easters passes through.
Combined in CCD Stack, no flats, just darks and bias. Taken with the Tak FSQ and Atik 383.
Attachments
Median-m51-A.jpg
Median-m81_82-A.jpg
Median-m102-A.jpg
Clear Skies!
Mike

AT8RC -- FSQ-106N
G11
Atik 383L+ - EFW2 - OAG

gardenfish
Hypergalaxy
Posts: 1136
Joined: Fri Feb 05, 2016 9:18 am
Location: Phoenix Az.

Re: Three "Snapshots"

Post by gardenfish » Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:33 am

looks like you got some great snapshots. Sorry for the cold. 85°here today, 90° tomorrow.
ES127CF FCD100
CEM60EC on PierTech 2 in Roll-off observatory

Takahashi TOA150
CEM60 out side pier

SV70T

QSI6120WSG-8
Astrodon LRGB
3nm Ha-OIII-SII

ST80 - AT60MM Guide scopes
G3 mono - ASI290MM Mini Guide camera's

Nikon D5200 Full Mod

User avatar
MikeM
Big Bang
Posts: 2016
Joined: Thu Jan 29, 2009 6:24 am
Location: NJ, USA
Contact:

Re: Three "Snapshots"

Post by MikeM » Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:57 am

Keep rubbing it in Rick! :smile111:

Kind of a ghost town around here lately. :shrug:
Clear Skies!
Mike

AT8RC -- FSQ-106N
G11
Atik 383L+ - EFW2 - OAG

gardenfish
Hypergalaxy
Posts: 1136
Joined: Fri Feb 05, 2016 9:18 am
Location: Phoenix Az.

Re: Three "Snapshots"

Post by gardenfish » Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:49 pm

Its not all roses Mike. Next week cold front coming in, supposed to drop into the 70's. Maybe even High 60's
ES127CF FCD100
CEM60EC on PierTech 2 in Roll-off observatory

Takahashi TOA150
CEM60 out side pier

SV70T

QSI6120WSG-8
Astrodon LRGB
3nm Ha-OIII-SII

ST80 - AT60MM Guide scopes
G3 mono - ASI290MM Mini Guide camera's

Nikon D5200 Full Mod

User avatar
h2opolo
Giant Molecular Cloud (GMC)
Posts: 1313
Joined: Mon Dec 19, 2016 5:47 pm
Location: Louisiana
Contact:

Re: Three "Snapshots"

Post by h2opolo » Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:56 am

I love those targets. Fun stuff Mike. It's in the 80's here as well. I think winter is over for us. Bummer.
Carbon ED 127 FCD 100 SERIES, GSO RC-8, Stellarvue 130 EDT, WO GT71 & Zenith Star 61
Losmandy G11G
NEQ6, ST80, Lodestar X2,
QSI 690 & 683
Astrodon Ha, SII, OII, LRGB
Shoe size 11.5

Website http://www.redstickastro.com

User avatar
MikeM
Big Bang
Posts: 2016
Joined: Thu Jan 29, 2009 6:24 am
Location: NJ, USA
Contact:

Re: Three "Snapshots"

Post by MikeM » Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:39 am

Well winter is still hanging on here - got 5" of snow yesterday :seeingStars:
Clear Skies!
Mike

AT8RC -- FSQ-106N
G11
Atik 383L+ - EFW2 - OAG

User avatar
h2opolo
Giant Molecular Cloud (GMC)
Posts: 1313
Joined: Mon Dec 19, 2016 5:47 pm
Location: Louisiana
Contact:

Re: Three "Snapshots"

Post by h2opolo » Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:49 am

What a bummer. I'm enjoying any cool weather left this year because the severe heat is just around the corner
Carbon ED 127 FCD 100 SERIES, GSO RC-8, Stellarvue 130 EDT, WO GT71 & Zenith Star 61
Losmandy G11G
NEQ6, ST80, Lodestar X2,
QSI 690 & 683
Astrodon Ha, SII, OII, LRGB
Shoe size 11.5

Website http://www.redstickastro.com

PeterT
Solar Nebula
Posts: 90
Joined: Sat May 24, 2014 8:46 pm
Location: Portland, OR

Re: Three "Snapshots"

Post by PeterT » Wed May 09, 2018 7:29 am

Wow, nice photos and nice guiding. 30-45 minute "Snapshots". That would be a record exposure length for me :)
Celestron 8" SCT, SV80A, ST80, 6" f/5 Newt, C90 Mak, Canon T3i
and lots of bits and pieces.

Post Reply