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Posts Made By: Louis Busby

August 6, 2019 01:52 AM Forum: Antique/Classic/Vintage Optical Instruments

October 7, 2019 12:01 AM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Deep Sky

NGC 891 The Silver Sliver Galaxy

Posted By Louis Busby

NGC 891 (also known as Caldwell 23 or Silver Sliver Galaxy) is an edge-on unbarred spiral galaxy about 30 million light-years away in the constellation Andromeda. It was discovered by William Herschel on October 6, 1784.

Belmont Observatory 20191004
Scope: FRC300 FL4680mm @ f15.6
Cam: ZWO ASI1600MM-C
Frame Exp: 60s
Frame Count: 223
Total integration time: 3.8hrs

October 20, 2019 05:44 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Deep Sky

NGC 891 The Silver Sliver Galaxy

Posted By Louis Busby

Here is a better effort on NGC 861 after some additional post-processing.  I was able to pull out additional detail in the dust lane.

October 21, 2019 04:46 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Deep Sky

NGC 891 The Silver Sliver Galaxy

Posted By Louis Busby

Thanks Eric.  Still a little bit of a tracking error, but it's the best I can do at this FL and manual tracking.

November 23, 2019 01:34 PM Forum: Antique/Classic/Vintage Optical Instruments

Cave Astrola GEM Restore

Posted By Louis Busby

Guess I never followed up with a finished restore on my 71 Cave 10" Deluxe.  Well, here it is all beautified.  Some improvements, but mostly original.

November 23, 2019 05:49 PM Forum: Antique/Classic/Vintage Optical Instruments

Cave Astrola GEM Restore

Posted By Louis Busby

Originally Posted by Darian Rachal
That is a very nice looking telescope. smile
Thanks Darian.

November 23, 2019 08:19 PM Forum: Antique/Classic/Vintage Optical Instruments

Cave Astrola GEM Restore

Posted By Louis Busby

Originally Posted by Greg Shaffer
Excellent job.....looks right off the showroom floor, perhaps even better smile
Thanks Greg.  The Software Bisque ME counterweights really make a difference in appearance.

April 15, 2020 05:46 PM Forum: Wildlife Photography

Great Blue heron @ Belmont Observatory

Posted By Louis Busby

This image is from a single frame taken from a 20 frame video through a Takahashi FS78 using a ZWO ASI290MC camera at a distance of 1000 yards.  Processed with PSCC.

April 15, 2020 10:40 PM Forum: Wildlife Photography

Great Blue heron @ Belmont Observatory

Posted By Louis Busby

Originally Posted by Greg Shaffer
Nice!!
Thanks Greg!