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Sun today May 25th

Post by ffellah » Sat May 26, 2018 12:32 am

Hello all: I took a mental health day off from work, and it was a gorgeous sunny day. Seeing was good between 9:00AM and 10:00AM, then it started deteriorating. I was out with the HaT and the Daystar Combo Chromosphere: this is the only image so far I processed, but hope to post more during this long Memorial Day weekend.

I also posted an image of an osprey: we have a nest in town and you can see them fishing in the Saugatuck river.

Clear skies to all during this weekend.

Franco
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Post by Derek Klepp » Sat May 26, 2018 11:14 am

Great shots Franco and thanks for the Osprey shot one of my favourite birds they are all nesting down here .

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Post by ffellah » Sat May 26, 2018 12:05 pm

Thank you, Derek.
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Post by krakatoa1883 » Sat May 26, 2018 2:44 pm

Nice details and bird, Franco, well captured. Which focal extender are you using with yout Combo ?
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Post by PDB » Sat May 26, 2018 4:02 pm

Good result and a nice bird Franco. You spent the day off wel.

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Post by ffellah » Sat May 26, 2018 8:04 pm

Thank you, Raf and Paul. @Raf: I use the 2.7x telecentric amplifier that comes with the HaT scope. It brings the focal length to about 5600mm. I am posting a couple of more sun images and a few birds in our backyard, a family image of our resident woodchucks, a drone view of our home and a drone view of the area where I live. You can see the Long Island Sound in the distance.

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Post by rsfoto » Sat May 26, 2018 9:00 pm

Hi Franco,

All great images

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Post by Bruce Girrell » Sat May 26, 2018 10:48 pm

Beautiful images, both solar and avian

"I took a mental health day off from work, and it was a gorgeous sunny day."
When I was an owner in a company, I encouraged my employees to "call in well" at times. If a day was simply too nice to come to work, they should stay home and enjoy it. I hope you enjoyed your day off

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Post by eroel » Sat May 26, 2018 11:20 pm

Franco:
Beautiful images all of them.
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Post by ffellah » Sun May 27, 2018 11:41 am

Rainer, Bruce, Eric: thank you for your nice comments.

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Post by marktownley » Mon May 28, 2018 4:16 pm

Lovely shots Franco! the HaT looks like it is performing well.
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Post by Montana » Tue May 29, 2018 2:10 pm

I'm very glad I found this post, what a smile it gave me :) not only are the solar images outstanding but I must say I enjoyed the wildlife more. Ospreys are my most favourite bird in all the universe. Here in the UK they are so rare each nest is guarded 24hrs a day and so have webcams and special bird hides. I follow all the nests regularly by web viewing, although the very original nest has not been doing very well for the past few years, very bad luck in the breeding attempts.
Can I live where you live :lol:
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Post by ffellah » Tue May 29, 2018 3:22 pm

Thank you, Mark and Alexandra, for your nice comments. Mark: with the HaT, it all comes down to the seeing, as you well know. When the seeing is good and the jetstream is favorable, the scope produces excellent results. I am satisfied with it, but I still have to learn how to use it to its max. Alessandra: we are lucky to live in a very natural environment where small animals and birds are our friends. I hope you and your husband will someday visit Connecticut ! Glad you enjoyed the osprey images.

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Post by Carbon60 » Wed May 30, 2018 5:51 am

Beautiful wildlife photos and fabulous solar images, Franco. Lots of nice detail.

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Post by ffellah » Wed May 30, 2018 11:39 am

Thank you very much, Stu.

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