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Posts Made By: Andrew Riehl

March 13, 2003 11:59 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

M42 is finally done I think...

Posted By Andrew Riehl

Ok, I think I'm finally done with my m42 image. I'll post the full resolution image below...Final image info:
Takahashi fs-78 @ f/5.9 on Vixen standard GP mount/chinese drives. SBIG ST-2000xm camera/cfw-8 filter wheel. An IDAS LPS filter was also used for all exposures. This is an LRGB image. The lum image was acquired at full resolution and consists of 9 exposures @ 10 min. each. A short exposure of 5x 1 minute was layered in at the core. The color data was shot binned 2x2. Each filter got 3 exposures @ 10 minutes each, with a 3x 1 min exposure layered in at the core. I think I'm giving up on orion for the season now, perhaps in the fall I can add to this data to really bring stuff out.

March 17, 2003 11:49 PM Forum: Takahashi

Just wanted to say...

Posted By Andrew Riehl

I love my Takahashi. It is a 'lowly' FS-78, yet has the finest set of optics I've ever seen in a telescope. Love that little 3"er to death...

March 19, 2003 12:34 AM Forum: Off Topic Discussions

March 19, 2003 12:38 AM Forum: Off Topic Discussions

Re: If Saddam uses gas.

Posted By Andrew Riehl

Haven't you heard him? He has no gas...None. Burried it all in the desert. You don't believe Saddam Hussein?

March 19, 2003 01:32 AM Forum: Off Topic Discussions

Who said it?

Posted By Andrew Riehl

"A diplomatic solution must include, or meet, a clear, immutable, reasonable, simple standard: Iraq must agree -- and soon - to free, full, unfettered access to inspection sites anywhere in the country,"

(Hussein) "threatens the security of all the rest of us...."

Who said it and when?

March 20, 2003 01:35 AM Forum: Off Topic Discussions

Hate these new forum layouts....

Posted By Andrew Riehl

I hate these new forums layouts; I can't follow the darn threads...I go away for a day or two, and I'm totally out of the loop. sad

March 22, 2003 06:49 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Re: Novice: Electric eyepieces?

Posted By Andrew Riehl

They are basically devices that insert the same as a 1.25" eyepiece. send the video signal through a normal 'rca' video output that can be connected to a vcr, camcorder, tv, or PC video capture card. Jumping into imaging is a major step, and I recomend waiting and learning extensively as long and as much as you can before taking that leap. Patience is definately a virtue in this aspect.

March 25, 2003 03:51 AM Forum: Deep Sky Observing

NEED HELP QUICK!

Posted By Andrew Riehl

I was out tonight with the scope doing some ccd work and have found a 'slow mover'. Not sure if it's an asteroid or comet (by it's brightness and speed, I'd guess an asteroid, perhaps a NEO). I need to find a resource that will show what known objects are in the area right now. It's pretty bright; I haven't done a mag estimate yet, but as bright as it appears at a glance, I'd assume I would have heard about it before. Thanks

March 25, 2003 03:51 AM Forum: Equipment Talk

NEED HELP QUICK!

Posted By Andrew Riehl

I was out tonight with the scope doing some ccd work and have found a 'slow mover'. Not sure if it's an asteroid or comet (by it's brightness and speed, I'd guess an asteroid, perhaps a NEO). I need to find a resource that will show what known objects are in the area right now. It's pretty bright; I haven't done a mag estimate yet, but as bright as it appears at a glance, I'd assume I would have heard about it before. Thanks

March 25, 2003 03:52 AM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

NEEDHELP QUICK!

Posted By Andrew Riehl

I was out tonight with the scope doing some ccd work and have found a 'slow mover'. Not sure if it's an asteroid or comet (by it's brightness and speed, I'd guess an asteroid, perhaps a NEO). I need to find a resource that will show what known objects are in the area right now. It's pretty bright; I haven't done a mag estimate yet, but as bright as it appears at a glance, I'd assume I would have heard about it before. Thanks