Tonight's Rocket Launch

Re: Tonight's Rocket Launch

PostBy: lsayre On: Tue Nov 19, 2013 9:08 pm

Carbon12 wrote:That's quite the mirror! Just starting to get into astrophotography myself.


If I ever get back into it, that's the direction I want to take also.
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Re: Tonight's Rocket Launch

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Tue Nov 19, 2013 9:20 pm

Saw it! Pretty cool. Watched for about 90 seconds and then it's disappeared.
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Re: Tonight's Rocket Launch

PostBy: KLook On: Tue Nov 19, 2013 9:22 pm

Cool.......I would have liked to see that in person.

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Re: Tonight's Rocket Launch

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Tue Nov 19, 2013 9:24 pm

Here's a still video frame I caught of a launch a couple months ago
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Re: Tonight's Rocket Launch

PostBy: jpete On: Tue Nov 19, 2013 9:27 pm

Carbon12 wrote:Saw it! Pretty cool. Watched for about 90 seconds and then it's disappeared.


Didn't see a thing here. :(
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Re: Tonight's Rocket Launch

PostBy: grumpy On: Tue Nov 19, 2013 9:31 pm

Not me either, to low of a elevation..
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Re: Tonight's Rocket Launch

PostBy: jpete On: Tue Nov 19, 2013 9:36 pm

I'm relatively close to the ocean. Figured I had a good spot.
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Re: Tonight's Rocket Launch

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Tue Nov 19, 2013 9:45 pm

@Lsayre: you could do some serious deep sky astrophotography with that big mirror. I'm using a Celestron Nexstar 127 SLT. Yeah, the alt-az drive and single fork limit what I can do. I have a tank of a tripod with a tilt table head which creates an equatorial wedge of sorts. Got an off axis guider and SBig CCD camera. Still trying to pull it all together. Had hoped to know what I was doing before ISON arrives. HOPEFULLY, the comet won't fizzle!
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Re: Tonight's Rocket Launch

PostBy: lsayre On: Tue Nov 19, 2013 9:52 pm

Carbon12 wrote:@Lsayre: you could do some serious deep sky astrophotography with that big mirror. I'm using a Celestron Nexstar 127 SLT. Yeah, the alt-az drive and single fork limit what I can do. I have a tank of a tripod with a tilt table head which creates an equatorial wedge of sorts. Got an off axis guider and SBig CCD camera. Still trying to pull it all together. Had hoped to know what I was doing before ISON arrives. HOPEFULLY, the comet won't fizzle!


Motor driving a 30" mirror telescope in order to do astrophotography with it is way beyond my means. If I ever finish it, it will be a push driven (Dobsonian) alt-az scope that will not be capable of seeing use for astrophotography.
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Re: Tonight's Rocket Launch

PostBy: grumpy On: Mon Nov 25, 2013 7:00 pm

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