Quark f52 first attempt 9/21

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Quark f52 first attempt 9/21

Post by Starry Jack » Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:07 am

I am experimenting with masking my 152mm to 95mm and like the results in many cases. This morning I tried masked and unmasked with a 2x barlow bringing the image below to about f52 for the 152mm and f84 for the 95mm (masked). On my monitor I was thrilled every time the clarity "popped" into crispness...even at f84 when masked at 95mm I had a blast watching the sun very up close.

In post processing I had better results with the 152mm unmasked (f52).
08_39_52 Quark zero 152mm f65x4x3 Eq f55-4-10624 to imppg to gimp.jpg
08_39_52 Quark zero 152mm f65x4x3 Eq f55-4-10624 to imppg to gimp.jpg (742.82 KiB) Viewed 904 times


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Re: Quark f52 first attempt 9/21

Post by Starry Jack » Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:21 am

And here is one from 9/20 with the 95mm mask and no Barlow so about f42.
16_10_56-4-8255 to imppg to gimp.jpg
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Re: Quark f52 first attempt 9/21

Post by yltansg » Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:12 am

They look great, Jack!!

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Re: Quark f52 first attempt 9/21

Post by DeepSolar64 » Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:52 am

Very nice!!


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Re: Quark f52 first attempt 9/21

Post by ffellah » Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:54 am

Looking good !

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Re: Quark f52 first attempt 9/21

Post by MAURITS » Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:07 pm

Great Jack.


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Post by MapleRidge » Sun Sep 22, 2019 3:05 pm

Looks good Jack!!!

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Re: Quark f52 first attempt 9/21

Post by Starry Jack » Sun Sep 22, 2019 3:57 pm

Thanks everyone! Having fun.

Keep the coaching coming.


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Re: Quark f52 first attempt 9/21

Post by eroel » Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:48 pm

Jack, very nice results.
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Re: Quark f52 first attempt 9/21

Post by marktownley » Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:32 pm

Nice shots! You're brave going to those crazy focal ratios!


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Re: Quark f52 first attempt 9/21

Post by Montana » Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:44 am

Wow!! always good fun to see the details pop on the screen :bow :hamster:
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Re: Quark f52 first attempt 9/21

Post by Carbon60 » Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:02 pm

Nice images, Jack. It’s always a balancing act between aperture, focal ratio, pixel size and seeing to obtain optimal results.

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