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LS 80 and 5x Powermate

Post by Astrophil » Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:39 am

Here is an assortment of images taken with the Lunt LS 80 DS using a 5x Powermate. A Grasshopper GX camera was close coupled to the Powermate using a T thread adapter to keep magnification lower. These images were taken Oct. 27th and 29th. Orientation is a little off and the processing is a little extreme but the scope performed well through the hazy skies.

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Re: LS 80 and 5x Powermate

Post by MapleRidge » Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:40 am

Hi Phil...

Superb images with the LS80T...it can pull out some nice details with the barlows when you put your efforts into it :bow

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Re: LS 80 and 5x Powermate

Post by Carbon60 » Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:45 am

Lovely images, Phil. The first proms look like a couple of humming birds on the left :)

Nice resolution for a Lunt 80 and at x5 your seeing must have been pretty stable.

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Re: LS 80 and 5x Powermate

Post by banjo » Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:35 am

Superb serie. :bow :bow :bow :bow :bow :bow :bow
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Re: LS 80 and 5x Powermate

Post by MAURITS » Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:01 am

Very nice Phil, I like the first a lot.
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Post by marktownley » Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:52 am

These are excellent images Phil!
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Post by ffellah » Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:52 am

A great series, Phil, nice and sharp

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Re: LS 80 and 5x Powermate

Post by Montana » Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:09 am

I see the hummingbirds too!! :hamster:
Fantastic level of detail, great images :bow :bow

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Post by Starry Jack » Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:57 pm

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Re: LS 80 and 5x Powermate

Post by Astrophil » Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:02 am

Thanks for the kind comments. I see the hummingbirds as well, Stu. The Lunt 80 is still new to me and I'm finding it convenient to go from full disk to closer views all in one lightweight package.

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Post by eroel » Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:11 am

Phil:
Super shots, stupendous performance of the Lunt 80.
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Re: LS 80 and 5x Powermate

Post by MalVeauX » Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:42 pm

Super cool Phil! Never would have guessed an 80mm!

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Re: LS 80 and 5x Powermate

Post by Astrophil » Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:05 am

Thanks Eric and Marty. Your comments are always welcomed.

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