Re: A great night at the Peak


Jun 29, 2003

 


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#7959 Jun 29, 2003

Probably a better post for the apug group, but I must say we had a great

night a Fremont Peak, California last night. This 3000 el location on

California's central coast can often boast excellent transparency and

seeing. Last night was no exception.



Peter Natcher was there with his 10" AP Mak Cass on 900 goto mount (BTW

Roland, I want one of these), ATS pier, and I was there with the AP 180 f/7

and 1200 goto. Peter blew me away with his binoviewer and 5mm Tak eyepieces

on Mars. Great geometry this apparition. It's as if you are looking down

onto the South Pole of Mars. There is a dark leading edge below the "cap"

and a fainter, dark lane of some kind across the top of the cap. Syrtis

Major was easy as gray-blue shading against the salmon pink of the planet.

After finishing up some CCD imaging, I turned the 7/7 on Mars with a Pentax

5mm SMC. Mars was at it's highest point in the sky. All I can say is Wow!

I needed more power.



Completed this image for the book as well. I think it came out pretty good.

www.celestialimage.com/page219.html



A great night, great telescopes, great company.



John Gleason,

dvj@...



Celestial Images Web Site:

www.celestialimage.com



Sky Shed Observatory

www.celestialimage.com/page10.html



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#7960 Jun 29, 2003

Hey John,



Nice image! It reminds me of my shot of 6888 from last summer:



www.gralak.com/Astro/NGC6888-ST10XE-AP155-HA.jpg



-Ray



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From: John Gleason [mailto:dvj@...]

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Subject: [ap-gto] A great night at the Peak





Probably a better post for the apug group, but I must say we had a great

night a Fremont Peak, California last night. This 3000 el location on

California's central coast can often boast excellent transparency and

seeing. Last night was no exception.



Peter Natcher was there with his 10" AP Mak Cass on 900 goto mount (BTW

Roland, I want one of these), ATS pier, and I was there with the AP 180 f/7

and 1200 goto. Peter blew me away with his binoviewer and 5mm Tak eyepieces

on Mars. Great geometry this apparition. It's as if you are looking down

onto the South Pole of Mars. There is a dark leading edge below the "cap"

and a fainter, dark lane of some kind across the top of the cap. Syrtis

Major was easy as gray-blue shading against the salmon pink of the planet.

After finishing up some CCD imaging, I turned the 7/7 on Mars with a Pentax

5mm SMC. Mars was at it's highest point in the sky. All I can say is Wow!

I needed more power.



Completed this image for the book as well. I think it came out pretty good.

www.celestialimage.com/page219.html



A great night, great telescopes, great company.



John Gleason,

dvj@...



Celestial Images Web Site:

www.celestialimage.com



Sky Shed Observatory

www.celestialimage.com/page10.html







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#7961 Jun 29, 2003

--- In ap-gto@yahoogroups.com, "Ray Gralak" ray@g...> wrote: > Hey John,

>

> Nice image! It reminds me of my shot of 6888 from last summer:

>

> www.gralak.com/Astro/NGC6888-ST10XE-AP155-HA.jpg

>

> -Ray

>



Very cool images guys. Here is my "representative color" (aka false

color) version of the same object. I like the little green OIII wing

at about 10 oclock in the image just off the main portion of the

nebula. By the way I saw it called the Van Gogh's Ear Nebula

yesterday when I was searching for other images of it. In this color

scheme that name really fits!



www.rdcrisp.darkhorizons.org/ngc6888_crescent_nebula_emission_l

ine_page.htm



Hey, let's roll my color into one of your shots as luminance, takers?

rdc



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#7969 Jul 2, 2003

Stunning image. I'm speechless....



Dean

www.astophoto.net

--- In ap-gto@yahoogroups.com, "John Gleason" dvj@e...> wrote:

> Probably a better post for the apug group, but I must say we had a

great

> night a Fremont Peak, California last night. This 3000 el location

on

> California's central coast can often boast excellent transparency

and

> seeing. Last night was no exception.

>

> Peter Natcher was there with his 10" AP Mak Cass on 900 goto mount

(BTW

> Roland, I want one of these), ATS pier, and I was there with the

AP 180 f/7

> and 1200 goto. Peter blew me away with his binoviewer and 5mm Tak

eyepieces

> on Mars. Great geometry this apparition. It's as if you are

looking down

> onto the South Pole of Mars. There is a dark leading edge below

the "cap"

> and a fainter, dark lane of some kind across the top of the cap.

Syrtis

> Major was easy as gray-blue shading against the salmon pink of the

planet.

> After finishing up some CCD imaging, I turned the 7/7 on Mars with

a Pentax

> 5mm SMC. Mars was at it's highest point in the sky. All I can say

is Wow!

> I needed more power.

>

> Completed this image for the book as well. I think it came out

pretty good.

> www.celestialimage.com/page219.html

>

> A great night, great telescopes, great company.

>

> John Gleason,

> dvj@e...

>

> Celestial Images Web Site:

> www.celestialimage.com

>

> Sky Shed Observatory

> www.celestialimage.com/page10.html







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