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Old 14-12-2019, 06:00 PM
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Beautiful Orion

Taken a little while ago.

Pleiades and Orion nightscape.

21 x 30 seconds.

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Old 15-12-2019, 03:56 PM
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Taken a little while ago.

Pleiades and Orion nightscape.

21 x 30 seconds.

https://pbase.com/image/170177520/large

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Nicely done Greg. I so badly want to get one like this with my 'new' CentralDS 6D before Orion gets too high in the evening. Way too much cloud around though.
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Old 16-12-2019, 07:36 PM
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Nicely done Greg. I so badly want to get one like this with my 'new' CentralDS 6D before Orion gets too high in the evening. Way too much cloud around though.
Thanks Kevin.

Yes this was about 8 weeks ago and I was surprised at how high Orion was getting early in the evening.

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beautiful Orion

I really love this composition Greg.
By the way which iphone apps did you use?
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Hi Graham.

I used a digital inclinometer to set the angle of the guider and a digital compass to set the azimuth of the guider.

Takes about 2 minutes. It gives me a rough polar alignment which is good enough at 14mm but wouldn't be at 100mm.

I have a Polemaster setup for that and I am not really up to speed in using it yet. I have another tracker setup that uses a Vixen Polarie and that uses a Vixen Polar scope which I am used to using. It gives quite accurate polar alignment which takes me about 5 -15 minutes to do.

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Real nice, liking the star color amplification, atmospheric vapor conditions I assume, grouse effect Greg.
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Real nice, liking the star color amplification, atmospheric vapor conditions I assume, grouse effect Greg.
Thanks Bob. Bushfire smoke was there in the air at the time. Not the bushfires at the peak but near the beginning of the recent bushfires.

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Very nice , well done
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Very nice , well done
Thanks very much.

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Hi Greg,
I see the bush fire effects.....how's it going for you with the fires near your setup??
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I see the bush fire effects.....how's it going for you with the fires near your setup??
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Hi Tim,

I was at risk at one point about a month ago but its passed now. A large downpour yesterday also is comforting.

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Thanks Greg,
I am so glad to hear everything has been OK. I was worried.
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Thanks Tim. I did take some equipment out of my observatory and only just now putting it back together. At my home it did get close.

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Very nice Greg
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