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midtskogenDate: Saturday, 23.01.2016, 17:59 | Message # 556
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The sidereal orbit period is 27.322 days, so the Moon moves 360/27.322/24 = 0.55 arc seconds per second. Assuming that Aldebaran was partially occulted during 4 frames, we get the angular size by multiplying with 4/30*1000/1001=0.073 arc seconds if the Moon met Aldebaran "head on", and this figure would be the upper limit. The accepted value is 0.020.

It's difficult to get a precise measurement using this method, since we would have to know the exact slope of the moon hill where it set.





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WatsisnameDate: Sunday, 24.01.2016, 00:54 | Message # 557
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Not too bad to be within a factor of 5, given 4 frames and those assumptions. That's pretty neat! smile To be more precise, we could account for the variable angular speed of the Moon (its non-circular orbit makes a very big difference), and the contact angle. The terrain slope is then the only significant unknown.

Moon map at time of disappearance for Boston, MA


The contact angle is about -23°, with a radial velocity of 0.36 "/second. Then a 4 frame disappearance time equates to about 0.048" disk diameter. Better; almost factor of 2 accuracy. Lunar terrain could explain that, but would require a very steep slope (>60°).

However, I would actually argue that the star vanishes in only 2 or 3 frames. Frame one has essentially 100% flux, while frame 3 has nearly zero flux, and it is completely gone in frame 4. The Occultation software actually predicts a disappearance time of 0.08 seconds, or 2.4 frames at 30fps, which is exactly consistent with this.

Neat!





 
AstroBednarDate: Thursday, 28.01.2016, 11:38 | Message # 558
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Hello astronomy fans!
Here are a few photos taken from early 2015 until now with my telescope!
I have a 200$ refracting 90mm / 900mm telescope, and a modified 70$ webcam :)

The Moon, Jan 14th 2016


Jupiter, Jan 23th 2016


Jupiter with Giant Red Spot, Dec 5th 2015


Jupiter & moons, Dec 5th 2015


Saturn, July 4th 2015


Venus, Sep 28th 2015


AND THE BEST !

International Space Station! Aug 10th 2015


All my photos: HERE

Greetings form Poland to all space enthusiasts! biggrin
 
HarbingerDawnDate: Thursday, 28.01.2016, 12:17 | Message # 559
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Wow, great shot of the ISS!




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Phenom II X6 1090T 3.2 GHz, 16 GB DDR3 RAM, GTX 970 3584 MB VRAM
 
astronikiDate: Saturday, 06.02.2016, 22:50 | Message # 560
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Some more from the remote telescopes of itelescope












Check out my astrophotography:
http://www.astroniki.fbl.pl
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WatsisnameDate: Saturday, 06.02.2016, 23:57 | Message # 561
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Incredible! Love M31 and the Rosette. happy




 
ken100Date: Tuesday, 12.04.2016, 20:27 | Message # 562
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So what scope do you guys use and how do you take photos how is the light pollution
I got a 10 inch dob
 
midtskogenDate: Monday, 09.05.2016, 19:38 | Message # 563
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Did anyone see Mercury today? I took this picture just before third contact with my mobile phone through the ocular of my telescope, so the quality is pretty bad compare to what I could see.

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FrostbreathDate: Monday, 09.05.2016, 20:34 | Message # 564
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I also took some photos through my telescope today. Not the greatest quality, but I'm still tweaking camera settings.






Amateur astronomer. Owner of a Celestron C8 telescope and, of course, Space Engine. Translator for Dutch.


Edited by Frostbreath - Monday, 09.05.2016, 20:38
 
SonofStarsDate: Thursday, 12.05.2016, 00:47 | Message # 565
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The clouds broke just enough towards the end for me to get a few pics. Like the previous two post, these were also taken with the phone looking through the eyepiece.








 
pzampellaDate: Wednesday, 25.05.2016, 02:42 | Message # 566
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Hi! I want some advices. I have a Celestron 114LCM telescope and I wish to use it for astrophotography. I already have a Canon T5 camera, but when I attach it using a T-ring, the image looks blur toward the edges (I believe it's some kind of spheric aberration, since it is a newtonian telescope, and probably the eyepieces cancels it but the camera doesn't). Obviously, I should buy a good webcam or a smartphone mount (advices here too), but that wouldn't fix the spheric aberration problem, right? I want to know this before I spend my money.
Thank you!


Edited by pzampella - Wednesday, 25.05.2016, 02:44
 
HornblowerDate: Thursday, 26.05.2016, 23:50 | Message # 567
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Two old, amateur images of Saturn through my telescope (2 years ago I think)


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FireintheholeDate: Friday, 27.05.2016, 06:56 | Message # 568
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Cool image, Hornblower! smile




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BambusmanDate: Monday, 30.05.2016, 21:39 | Message # 569
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i find it interesting how some smartphones can photograph the night sky.
i took these pictures with my sony xperia z3 and a cheap telescope but sadly i live somewhere with high light pollution.

Pleiades:


m44:


jupiter and a few stars:


the big dipper + the iss
 
HornblowerDate: Monday, 30.05.2016, 21:54 | Message # 570
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EVERYONE WHO WANTS TO, Try to get a picture of Mars at opposition tonight! It might be cloudy for me sad

Edited by Hornblower - Monday, 30.05.2016, 21:55
 
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