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Posts Made By: Dave Erickson

May 31, 2013 04:51 PM Forum: Comets

PanStarrs is back near Polaris May 26, 2013

Posted By Dave Erickson

Here is last nights image of Comet Pan-STARRS May 30, 2013 a bit more screen stretch now shows some flux nebula around Polaris and SH2-178. Again (1) subframe 6 min exposure using a yellow filter and 3" F/4 astrograph remote...

Oh its about 5.5° from Polaris to the core of the comet

June 10, 2013 08:13 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Deep Sky

M-4 & NGC-6144

Posted By Dave Erickson

Hi Floyd,
Nice work, looks good...

June 10, 2013 08:15 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Deep Sky

NGC5907

Posted By Dave Erickson

Hi Roland,
Looks like another very good astrograph!

June 10, 2013 08:17 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Deep Sky

IC 2177, the Seagull Nebula

Posted By Dave Erickson

Hi Enrico,
I'd never noticed the rabbit before, thanks. Thats a great shot!

June 11, 2013 12:42 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Deep Sky

Globulars of NGC5907 and a Quasar

Posted By Dave Erickson

Hi Roland,
What is the aperture of the F/8 astrograph?

June 13, 2013 02:19 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Deep Sky

200 inch Hale + Apogee camera =?

Posted By Dave Erickson

Hi Jim,
Thanks for posting the image. Old, outdated, in almost dark skies, and still a performer you just can't beat Made in America.

BTW on the subject of Don's focusers, they are great! I have (4) of them one on each astrograph including a primary mirror driver on the 8"F/2.6 in almost 9 years of service I have burned out several robotic focus motors and driver electronics but NEVER had a single issue with one of Don's focusers. They are outstanding...Dave

June 16, 2013 08:26 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Deep Sky

Sh2-101 Tulip Nebula wide field different approach

Posted By Dave Erickson

Thank you for the feedback and comments they are extremely helpful and appreciated. Just back from the site with last weeks data. There are several more objects that are workable by this method that I'll post once processed. Again thank you!!!
Best regards
Dave

June 17, 2013 12:40 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Deep Sky

IC-4603 in Scorpius

Posted By Dave Erickson

Hi Floyd,
Beautiful! I like the soft processing and color!
Regards,
Dave

June 17, 2013 06:52 PM Forum: Comets

PanStarrs is back near Polaris May 26, 2013

Posted By Dave Erickson

Another Pan-STARRS Comet shot with Beta Ursae Minor Kochab, a satellite, and some faint nebula. This is a single 15 min exposure using the 4.5" F/4 astrograph and yellow light filter. Taken June 15, 2013 from Sierra Chaparral Observatory.

June 18, 2013 05:59 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Deep Sky

3rd Image for June,2013 IC-1316b

Posted By Dave Erickson

Hi Floyd,
Another great shot. A presentation not seen often I like it a lot. Regards,
Dave