Image of the day

Captured by
andrews porter

Hart nebula

My Account

New to Astromart?

Register an account...

Need Help?

Posts Made By: Kevin Vernon

June 24, 2005 02:57 AM Forum: Home Observatories

Ever discover you had a ready made pier??

Posted By Kevin Vernon

In the middle of trying to line up the finderscope.

June 24, 2005 03:00 AM Forum: Home Observatories

Ever discover you had a ready made pier??

Posted By Kevin Vernon

And yeah - it's a little close to the house, so North sky is a bit obscured.

Given the level of light pollution here in the Northeast Corner of Indianapolis, it really doesn't matter that much.

June 28, 2005 04:26 AM Forum: Film Astrophotography - Imaging and Processing

Some assorted pics.....

Posted By Kevin Vernon

Secondly -

Crescent moon, exposed for the Earthshine side. Minolta X-700, Tamron 300mm/f2.8 - wide open - let the computer decide on shutter speed.

Other details, same as previous pic.

June 28, 2005 04:30 AM Forum: Film Astrophotography - Imaging and Processing

Some assorted pics.....

Posted By Kevin Vernon

Another Moon -

This one is trickier. Kiev medium format lens - 300/f4.5. Plus 2x teleconverter. Add Kiev-to-Minolta adaptor - and then add Minolta 2x converter. My math tells me that's approximately a 1200mm f18 lens. On the SRT-202 body, @ 1/250th sec.

I wasn't quite sure if this massive combo was actually going to reach infinity focus, but it looks like it did.

Same Fujicolor 100 print film.

June 28, 2005 04:34 AM Forum: Film Astrophotography - Imaging and Processing

Some assorted pics.....

Posted By Kevin Vernon

One final -

Sunsets count, right? I mean, it's a pic of a star, huh? 8)

Minolta X-700, Tamron 300mm/f2.8 - stopped down to (I think) 5.6. Again, computer picked appropriate shutter speed. It was either 1/500, or 1/1000. Hand-braced on monopod.

Still back in May sometime, and that same Fujicolor 100 print film.

October 15, 2005 05:39 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Deep Sky

Canon 20D vs. 20Da (Image Link)

Posted By Kevin Vernon

Oh, My! And just what are you asking for your surplus 20D, Jeff? wink
Just out of curiosity?

-Kevin, who's been wanting one.

January 29, 2006 03:23 AM Forum: Equipment Talk

New Meade MAX Mount

Posted By Kevin Vernon

Where did you find that? I looked at Meade's site & didn't see it.

It sure is pretty - tell me more, tell me more! 8)

-Kevin in Indy

February 8, 2006 03:15 AM Forum: Equipment Talk

Alan Adler's "cool.exe"

Posted By Kevin Vernon

[QUOTE]Ed Moran said:

Hi All,


If I divide a CFM value by 60 to get a cubic feet per second value it looks like I'll need Pratt & Whitney Double Wasp radial engine to drive a fan at the necessary rate shocked



The upside of that is it would just sound SOOOO awesome. *evil grin* There ain't much that sounds as good as a big round motor.

-Kevin in Indy

March 11, 2006 01:10 AM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Deep Sky

Canon DSLR Distance From Front to CCD?

Posted By Kevin Vernon

On my older film caneras, there is a mark on the top of the body ti indicate the position of the film plane.....is there not any kind of mark like that on DSLR's?? *shrug*

Just thinkin' out loud.

-Kevin in Indy

May 27, 2006 06:28 AM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Deep Sky

Reprocessed M101

Posted By Kevin Vernon

What do I think? I think I wish I had a decent mount. 8) I think I wish
I had skies that could be called even remotely dark. I think I wish I knew how
to do that. wink

I think it's absolutely gorgeous, Tyler.

-Kevin in Indy