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    Beautiful pictures, Bae. I am surprised that the cargo terminal looks so lovely.

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    (2:45AM, July 24 2022, Orcas Island Code Compliance Office)

    A long long time ago, someone had a very bad day!

    The Little Ring Nebula. There's a bit of the star's core in the center, surrounded by, well, the rest of the star and what used to be the neighborhood before the Vogons put in the freeway bypass.

    Don't skip those local Planning Commission meetings!






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    Those damned Vogons! And their horrible poetry!

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    2AM, July 26, 2022

    Looking right above Patos Island early this morning from Mt. Constitution:

    Bode's Galaxy (M81) and its nearby friend the Cigar Galaxy (M82).

    They are gravitationally interacting with each other, causing the Cigar Galaxy to be forming lots and lots of new stars. Much akin to how proximity to Seattle causes more homes to be built here on Orcas Island ��




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    Madrona Point, Orcas Island, 11:40PM July 26, 2022

    Photo taken with just an iPhone(!), while out playing with the bioluminescent dinoflagellates on the dock.


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    The Fireworks Galaxy (NGC 6946)
    3AM, July 28, 2022



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    Last night, from my driveway:

    Saturn


    Jupiter, Europa, Ganymede, Io, Callisto


    Both single exposure images.

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    OMG.. your lens must be an upgrade from my iPhone X camera .

    BTW, a couple of weeks ago, we witnessed Musk's Starlink satellites in the sky. We initially thought it was a meteor, but the next day, we learned that the lights were over Seattle and Portland and Ontario, too! We just happened to catch them!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by catherine View Post
    OMG.. your lens must be an upgrade from my iPhone X camera .
    Jupiter and the moons was with a 500mm lens in a crop-sensor body, so basically an 800mm lens.

    Saturn was an 800mm lens, with a 2x teleconverter, making it a 1600mm lens. Then I used the crop-sensor body, giving me the equivalent of a 2560mm lens.

    Luckily both planets are quite bright, so short exposures with the fairly slow lenses I was trying worked, as a test.

    The observing conditions were with some moisture, heat, and wispy clouds in the atmosphere, which makes things a pain. My plan once I get the gear dialed in is to take about 3000 images of each planet, then have the computer throw out the 90%+ that will be blurry due to atmospheric conditions, then have the computer stack up the "good" images.

    The initial single-frame experiment shows promise.

    BTW, a couple of weeks ago, we witnessed Musk's Starlink satellites in the sky. We initially thought it was a meteor, but the next day, we learned that the lights were over Seattle and Portland and Ontario, too! We just happened to catch them!![/QUOTE]

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    Those are some amazing shots, bae!
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