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#1 JimMinCT

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 08:18 PM

Hey all,

 

I'm dropping a note to say "Hi" to everyone! 

I've been interested in the stars forever and have finally been able to find the time and a bit of cash to invest in them. 

I recently started using Pixinsight for photo processing and found this forum while looking for tutorials and scripts.  It looked like a nice place, so I thought I'd hang out. 

I'm using the Celestron C6R 1500mm refractor with some upgrades on a CG5 mount for visual and imaging, as well as a 10" Meade Lightbridge Dob for visual use. 

Guiding with an Orion SSAG 50mm   

Sony Alpha 350

Celestron UHC filter as well as a bunch of other odds and ends....

 

Hoping to get, and maybe give, a little advice and share some awesome images.

Some of mine are here:   http://www.flickr.co...s/jims_imaging/

 

Regards

 

Jim


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Scopes:Kson 1026-C Carbon Fiber 4" ED  Refractor, Celestron C6R 150mm w/CG5 Mount, upgraded to GSO 112.5mm rotating focuser & 2" dielectric diagonal, Home-built, 6.1", f/2.? APO refractor... (In Progress) EP's: 1.25: 10 & 20mm plossls, 40mm Kellner 2": 26mm QX wide angle, 1 1/4"x2 and 2"x2 ED Barlows Imaging: Sony Alpha350 SLT Software: DSS, PixInsight, PHD, Star Calc, Stellarium, Registax, PS CS5, Lightroom Stuff: 2" Celestron UHC Filter, Orion 50mm SSAG, Orion SkyGlow filter, various filters and other essentials...


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Posted 02 September 2013 - 10:44 PM

Hi Jim,
Welcome and thanks for joining! Nice images on your Flickr page. Look forward to seeing more. I'm originally from southern CT
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Posted 03 September 2013 - 12:53 AM

Hi Jim, welcome to the forum.  You have some nice pics on you page.


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Scopes: Celestron C9.25/Hyperstar, SkyWatcher 80ED Pro, WO Star-71 II Mounts: CGEM (Hypertuned), CG5  Guiding: Orion SSAG/ST80/Mini 50, OAG  Cameras: ASI120MC, ASI174MM, ASI224MC, Canon T3i (Baader Mod), QHY10, QHY23

 


#4 JimMinCT

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 02:37 AM

Hi guys...

Thanks for the kind words...  I'm still trying to figure out how this site works.  :)  Not sure if I should give a "Shout out" or not...  lol

I'll be around as I like the idea of the PixInsight sub group. 

Dave, I'm in the Wtby area...  Where were you from?

Also, I noticed a slight typo in my intro...  The C6R is 1200mm focal length and 150mm diameter, not 1500mm  Sometimes I think I'm upside-down dyslexic...  :)

 

 

Regards

Jim


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Scopes:Kson 1026-C Carbon Fiber 4" ED  Refractor, Celestron C6R 150mm w/CG5 Mount, upgraded to GSO 112.5mm rotating focuser & 2" dielectric diagonal, Home-built, 6.1", f/2.? APO refractor... (In Progress) EP's: 1.25: 10 & 20mm plossls, 40mm Kellner 2": 26mm QX wide angle, 1 1/4"x2 and 2"x2 ED Barlows Imaging: Sony Alpha350 SLT Software: DSS, PixInsight, PHD, Star Calc, Stellarium, Registax, PS CS5, Lightroom Stuff: 2" Celestron UHC Filter, Orion 50mm SSAG, Orion SkyGlow filter, various filters and other essentials...


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Posted 03 September 2013 - 05:58 AM

Hi Jim,

Also a welcome from the Netherlands! Are there a lot of clear skies in Connecticut?

Regards Will
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Posted 03 September 2013 - 08:28 AM

Welcome to the forum Jim,

 

We look forward to your contribution and input etc...

 

Clear Skies

 

 

Neil.



#7 JimMinCT

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 09:47 AM

Thanks will and Neil...
As for clear skies... They don't call this area "New England" for nothing.... We've had horrible weather lately! Tonight might be my first chance to observe in over a week. I'd like to get one more hour on the Bubble/M52 shot and start on M33.... We'll see....
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Jim
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Scopes:Kson 1026-C Carbon Fiber 4" ED  Refractor, Celestron C6R 150mm w/CG5 Mount, upgraded to GSO 112.5mm rotating focuser & 2" dielectric diagonal, Home-built, 6.1", f/2.? APO refractor... (In Progress) EP's: 1.25: 10 & 20mm plossls, 40mm Kellner 2": 26mm QX wide angle, 1 1/4"x2 and 2"x2 ED Barlows Imaging: Sony Alpha350 SLT Software: DSS, PixInsight, PHD, Star Calc, Stellarium, Registax, PS CS5, Lightroom Stuff: 2" Celestron UHC Filter, Orion 50mm SSAG, Orion SkyGlow filter, various filters and other essentials...


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Posted 03 September 2013 - 11:58 AM

Hello Jim from another Jim in Portland, Oregon. Welcome to the forum here, look forward to your postings.


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Jim in Portland, OR.  Some images I've taken

14" Orion goto Dob that amazes me for visual, Lots of eyepieces, and a few binoculars

A few nice refractors and 8300M CCD with full set Astrodon filters 5nm Ha, 3nm SII and OIII -->Veloce RH200 f/3 on order :)

A 'ROR' and a concrete pier in my white LP zone backyard observatory where I image from (yes, in the city!)

TheSky6, Skytools3 pro, MaxImDL pro, Photoshop CS5, PSP7 with PhotoX2, many shelves of Guides, Atlas, handbooks, you name it...


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Posted 03 September 2013 - 12:03 PM

Hi guys...

Thanks for the kind words...  I'm still trying to figure out how this site works.  :)  Not sure if I should give a "Shout out" or not...  lol

I'll be around as I like the idea of the PixInsight sub group. 

Dave, I'm in the Wtby area...  Where were you from?

Also, I noticed a slight typo in my intro...  The C6R is 1200mm focal length and 150mm diameter, not 1500mm  Sometimes I think I'm upside-down dyslexic...  :)

 

 

Regards

Jim

I was from Fairfield County. Now a long time ago in a galaxy far far away!

Regards

Dave


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#10 JimMinCT

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 01:07 PM

Hello Jim from another Jim in Portland, Oregon. Welcome to the forum here, look forward to your postings.

Thanks!  Just took a look at some of your images....  VERY nice! 

Regards

Jim


Scopes:Kson 1026-C Carbon Fiber 4" ED  Refractor, Celestron C6R 150mm w/CG5 Mount, upgraded to GSO 112.5mm rotating focuser & 2" dielectric diagonal, Home-built, 6.1", f/2.? APO refractor... (In Progress) EP's: 1.25: 10 & 20mm plossls, 40mm Kellner 2": 26mm QX wide angle, 1 1/4"x2 and 2"x2 ED Barlows Imaging: Sony Alpha350 SLT Software: DSS, PixInsight, PHD, Star Calc, Stellarium, Registax, PS CS5, Lightroom Stuff: 2" Celestron UHC Filter, Orion 50mm SSAG, Orion SkyGlow filter, various filters and other essentials...


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Posted 04 September 2013 - 02:00 PM

Loved the "New England" comment!!! :D :D :D

 

Thats why I went to Washington DC and Texas for my holidays with the family... Not a cloud in the sky and lots of sunshine, I'm back in Europe now though. :(

 

You can make a "shout" whenever you want, its any informal messaging system and I'm sure that someone will be around to shout back...

 

Clear Skies

 

 

Neil.



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Posted 07 September 2013 - 11:09 AM

Hi Jim and welcome to the forums feom me
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Posted 22 October 2013 - 07:46 PM

Thanks Pat!... I hadn't checked this thread in a while and didn't realize you'd stopped by!

Best regards

 

Jim


Scopes:Kson 1026-C Carbon Fiber 4" ED  Refractor, Celestron C6R 150mm w/CG5 Mount, upgraded to GSO 112.5mm rotating focuser & 2" dielectric diagonal, Home-built, 6.1", f/2.? APO refractor... (In Progress) EP's: 1.25: 10 & 20mm plossls, 40mm Kellner 2": 26mm QX wide angle, 1 1/4"x2 and 2"x2 ED Barlows Imaging: Sony Alpha350 SLT Software: DSS, PixInsight, PHD, Star Calc, Stellarium, Registax, PS CS5, Lightroom Stuff: 2" Celestron UHC Filter, Orion 50mm SSAG, Orion SkyGlow filter, various filters and other essentials...


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Posted 22 October 2013 - 08:16 PM

I look forward to your images now the autumn/winter season is on us
Pat
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The absence of evidence ,is not the evidence of absence
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