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Looks like a fun group! Keep the reports coming. And welcome to the forum!!
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Hello Kos. It is nice to see so much enthusiasm and participation from your fellow amateur astronomers over there. Thanks for the nice group pictures too. Thanks for your report, and keep us posted on your further star party activities.
Orion Astroview 120ST f/5 Refractor on EQ3 mount
Celestron Omni XLT150R f/5 Refractor on CG4 mount with dual axis drives.
Orion 180mm f/15 Maksutov-Cassegrain on CG5-GT Goto mount.
Orion XT12i 12" f/4.9 Dobsonian Intelliscope.
Celestron SkyMaster 15x70 Binoculars. ZWO ASI120MC camera.
From 28 to 29 August the impromptu departure to a place called " Kalinovy lake " into the clearing with a good astro- klimatom.V group included three of the Sochi amateur astronomy .
Place , as described earlier , it was very convenient for astrostoyanki - smooth with almost no grass , which in turn could not but rejoice , because your feet remain dry , and as there were no blood-sucking and crawling .
However , there was a small flare in the south- west and south- east, which, incidentally, is not particularly hurt nablyudeniyam.Severo eastern part of the sky and the zenith of awesome black ! Milky Way is pleased strukturoy.Ya regretted that brought along binoculars (although the main theme of the evening was the commissioning of astrograph ) managed to admire the galaxy and a double in Perseus in binocular 70h11 .
With astrograph not everything went as it should be . Setup in the collection has not been tested , so that there were some problems .
Chief among them - ÔňßŕÓ guide installed in the finder , did not see the stars. Therefore, the main task - a photo with long exposure - has not been fulfilled. But the experience will serve well in the travel guide with an already well-oiled .
In the meantime, all that we have : M31 ( galaxy in sozv.Andromedy ) and its surroundings. 80ED with flutter , Canon 1100d, CG5-GT, guiding the mount , the flat 12x90sek ISO1600 + + Darky , DSS + levels and curves in Photoshop.
Great stuff KOS
Your getting a lot more observing in than me at the moment
Small sketch of the exploration of places suitable for astrophysical observations
Today jumped on early from work to go to the new osmtr mesta.Pered that I sharilsya on Google maps by studying the terrain Big Sochi.I suddenly I was ripe target more precisely the vector which is the place where I am today otpravilsya.Vynoshu to your court a small report and pictures ( for which I apologize for earlier ) .
As is too often the best attacks are ekspromtom.Segodnya managed to carve out some time and get to the exploration of new observational astronomy and landscape pozitsiy.Voobschem vooruzhivschis duty 7x50 binocular , cheapie that constantly lies about, and the camera on the phone, and most importantly, there is a desire to visit , I moved in search of open lawns , away from the city smog and shuma.Zaezd certainly found not once, seen a little pokatalsya.No was brought into the incredible vostorg.Davno I have never seen such a beautiful zakata.Dazhe a term originated in a head - golden sunset . Okay, I 've done pictures on a normal camera down and try vylozhit.A until there -
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After a brief shake on bumpy and rocky rock I met another great vantage point of the western sky at sunset which appeared to me the new colors.
The practical use for amateur astronomy from , certainly not odnoznachna.S one hand , let me be expressed as follows , long enough sun in the ecliptic , speaks well open the west, from SW to NE , which in turn contributes to a very observation and photographing celestial objects visibility which begins immediately after sunset Solntsa.T.e . have an evening vidimost.S other hand direction to the west is akurat into town, along with his lightsaber zagryazneniem.I 'm afraid not very suitable for observing difuzno objects, but great for the planet! Especially for the so -called inner -Mercury , Venus , as these do not depart very far from happy that Solntsa.Govoryat astronomer who saw the Mercury ! I assume that this bold attempt should implement here.
Then I looked to the east.
Once seen, I definitely thought to myself where I'll be watching all the objects with a moderate level of surface brightness, which will require the pre-dawn hours for nablyudeniya.Luchshego east-south east, I do not vstrechal.Hotya in Sochi, perhaps still to come!