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Forum: Off Topic 10-23-2019, 08:20am
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Posted By TripleBlack
This is my second attempt to create a narrow band...

This is my second attempt to create a narrow band astrophotography image. This technique uses a monochrome camera and special filters that block all but very narrow segments of the spectrum...
Forum: Off Topic 10-21-2019, 10:19pm
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Posted By TripleBlack
Google Yak-110 to see some details about this...

Google Yak-110 to see some details about this Frankenplane. What a beast! Had a conflict and couldn't attend this year's airshow so I went out the day before to watch practice sessions. Parked on...
Forum: Off Topic 09-03-2019, 09:00am
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Posted By TripleBlack
Can't tell for sure which of you is enjoying it...

Can't tell for sure which of you is enjoying it most... but I think I know. Grand kids are just the best! :cheers:
Forum: Off Topic 08-23-2019, 10:06am
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Posted By TripleBlack
Thanks.... clearly I don't know my Nikon cameras...

Thanks.... clearly I don't know my Nikon cameras very well. :D
Forum: Off Topic 08-12-2019, 11:24pm
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Posted By TripleBlack
Pretty amazing! What lens did you use?

Pretty amazing! What lens did you use?
Forum: Off Topic 07-12-2019, 08:27pm
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Views: 31,854
Posted By TripleBlack
Thanks, Jeff. It's fun to share these with a new...

Thanks, Jeff. It's fun to share these with a new audience. I post them in FB groups and other sites where most of the viewers are enthusiasts but it's fun to post them here where most of the...
Forum: Off Topic 07-12-2019, 06:35pm
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Posted By TripleBlack
Thanks 04! It's cool because I can do this...

Thanks 04! It's cool because I can do this narrow band stuff mostly from home and not have to drive 3 hours one way to find the dark. The down side is it's a lot harder to process the images but...
Forum: Off Topic 07-11-2019, 10:14pm
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Posted By TripleBlack
It's time to get this back on the 1st page. ...

It's time to get this back on the 1st page.

This is different than anything I've posted and something I've been working on for a while. I'm including a brief overview I posted on my FB ...
Forum: Off Topic 06-22-2019, 09:39am
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Posted By TripleBlack
:) Man, do I wish! There's an official...

:) Man, do I wish!


There's an official light pollution scale that goes from 1-9, 1 being the darkest. I live in an '8'. It's a 2.5 hour drive to an area that's dark enough to effectively...
Forum: Off Topic 06-22-2019, 12:03am
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Posted By TripleBlack
Last sunset of spring. 27790

Last sunset of spring.



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Forum: Off Topic 06-17-2019, 08:12am
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Posted By TripleBlack
We lived in the south part of Grapevine in the...

We lived in the south part of Grapevine in the early 90s and I remember driving to Keller for a football game and thinking how far out and isolated it was. The growth here, and even more so on the...
Forum: Off Topic 06-14-2019, 10:19pm
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Posted By TripleBlack
Guess I should post something before this thread...

Guess I should post something before this thread drops to the 3rd or 4th page. Let me start by saying, this just looks like a bunch of clouds unless you view it large. It's not.

I recently...
Forum: Off Topic 06-03-2019, 10:10pm
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Posted By TripleBlack
It's all about the glass, as you know. I'll bet...

It's all about the glass, as you know. I'll bet that 50mm 1.8 would do a great job on a full frame, but replacing all your crop lenses would be spendy. One thing nice... Tarmon and Sigma have both...
Forum: Off Topic 06-03-2019, 07:21pm
Replies: 591
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Posted By TripleBlack
You do have to watch your crop vs FF lenses on...

You do have to watch your crop vs FF lenses on Canon. FF cameras have some definite advantages, especially with landscape and low light but the SL2 sounds like a pretty nice option. Are all you...
Forum: Off Topic 05-08-2019, 10:58pm
Replies: 591
Views: 31,854
Posted By TripleBlack
This is Messier object 101, often called the...

This is Messier object 101, often called the Pinwheel Galaxy. It's in the Ursa Major Constellation (think Big Dipper), about 21 million light years away, and about 85,000 light years across with a...
Forum: Off Topic 04-13-2019, 09:55pm
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Posted By TripleBlack
Latest space stuff.... This is the Pinwheel...

Latest space stuff....
This is the Pinwheel Galaxy, aka Messier Object 101. It's about 21 million light years from earth in the constellation Ursa Major (Big Dipper territory). According to Wiki,...
Forum: Off Topic 03-11-2019, 10:14pm
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Views: 31,854
Posted By TripleBlack
The Flame and Horsehead Nebulae

So this shot is from data captured on two separate nights a couple months apart - Feb 5th or so and March 5. Thirty five minute exposures were stacked together and processed for this one along with a...
Forum: Off Topic 02-06-2019, 11:37pm
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Posted By TripleBlack
Wanted to bump this thread back to the first page...

Wanted to bump this thread back to the first page so started looking for stuff to post. I took this a couple years ago and may have posted it before but don't think I did in this thread but too lazy...
Forum: Off Topic 01-29-2019, 02:28pm
Replies: 591
Views: 31,854
Posted By TripleBlack
Pre-DSLR (Canon PowerShot S40) photo from 2005 or...

Pre-DSLR (Canon PowerShot S40) photo from 2005 or so... Sometimes point and shoot works just fine.

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Forum: Off Topic 01-11-2019, 10:39pm
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Views: 31,854
Posted By TripleBlack
Sorry if this is a dupe... It's an oldie but I...

Sorry if this is a dupe... It's an oldie but I felt like posting something.

This was taken several years ago from the Twin Peaks overlook in San Francisco. I believe this is the highest point...
Forum: Off Topic 01-10-2019, 01:26am
Replies: 591
Views: 31,854
Posted By TripleBlack
Thanks! And same for your 'grands'. Blaze looks...

Thanks! And same for your 'grands'. Blaze looks like he's already got it figured out. :D
I think several of us have really been blessed. :thumbs:
Forum: Off Topic 01-08-2019, 09:39pm
Replies: 591
Views: 31,854
Posted By TripleBlack
Okay, so it's cute kids pics now... :D My...

Okay, so it's cute kids pics now... :D

My granddaughter who turns 5 this month....

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Forum: Off Topic 12-21-2018, 11:44am
Replies: 591
Views: 31,854
Posted By TripleBlack
Wow, those are great moon images! I've never...

Wow, those are great moon images! I've never taken any except when it's full and much of the detail isn't visible.

Just saw the birdie! Most excellent!


Very nice! :cheers:
Forum: Off Topic 11-18-2018, 10:21am
Replies: 591
Views: 31,854
Posted By TripleBlack
Some estimates are that the Andromeda galaxy has...

Some estimates are that the Andromeda galaxy has a trillion stars. Hubble scientists say there are 100 billion galaxies. The current thinking is that most stars have planets. Pretty good odds...
Forum: Off Topic 11-18-2018, 10:03am
Replies: 591
Views: 31,854
Posted By TripleBlack
Nothing impressive. It's sort of counter...

Nothing impressive. It's sort of counter intuitive, but the equipment required to get good images of planets is very different than what's needed for galaxies and other deep space objects. It takes...
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