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    Thanks Naka!! Now why didnt i think about it considering i had a nice long conversation with one my my club members about Radio astronomy and how he listens to it while driving in his car .

    In case anyone is interested to know about Radio astronomy, you can check http://temeculavalleyastronomers.com...newsletter.pdf and go to page7 of it.

    I was toying with the idea of introducing the sight-impaired to radio astronomy , considering how more sensitive their hearing can be, merely coz i don't want the blind/sight-impaired to feel left out of the world of astronomy. Of course i would also need other learning materials to share with them. Unfortunately, when i looked online for interesting objects and topographically correct globes of the planets, they cost an arm and leg. I am trying to do outreach for the astronomy club as much as i can but when it comes to money matters, it doesn't quite work so well since we are a non-profit organization. So much for going off topic a bit.
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    It can get tricky trying to take a pic through the eye piece esp when you know a bunch of people are waiting for their turn.
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    Ok.. i got my photobucket password right! Finally!

    Last night at a school star party, we had about 8 scopes out and i took the opportunity to photograph a couple of objects through someone's telescope.

    The Beehive cluster


    Jupiter and 3 of its 4 moons (among the rest of the moons.. )
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    Quote Originally Posted by Naka View Post
    This is the Southern Cross region of the Milky Way, Scorpius is completely out of view, way way to the left of this image. FYI we can quite easily observe this star rich region from Subang Jaya nowadays at around 10.00 pm, looking south between 15-30 degrees up from the horizon.

    Scorpius goes up high, nearly overhead for us at 1.00 am, a sight to behold!

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    One more thing i should mention, ... if anyone is in Singapore on a Friday , the astronomy club there has tours of the observatory dome and also some members set up scopes for viewing. no charge. http://tasos.org.sg/ is their website.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lady-o-leisure View Post
    The Beehive cluster
    Nicely done, l-o-l! That is just about the usual eyepiece view through a typical 4" refractor at low magnification. You hand held this shot?

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    wah.. you are really good FT. and yes it was handheld using my canon p&s which i always carry in my handbag. It works better than my MotoX (1st gen) phone when i need to use nightshot mode ; a slightly slow shutter and no flash, works good enough.
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    FT... check out the scope that was recently donated to the club. Celestron CPC 1100 starBright XLT.


    I havent looked through it yet. Hubby and i havent really had a chance to check it out. He has been working till late or the weather has been awful but hoping that we will get a chance to take it outside to see how well it works this weekend since Monday is a holiday.
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    Coincidence.....
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    Venus on 23rd morning last week, with the Sun rising at the horizon. Shot through a Celestron CPC1100 XLT.

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    Stargazing, Malaysian style, last Saturday at the Planetarium Negara.





    It was a rare clear evening, big crowd! Jupiter was the primary object of view, and didn't disappoint throughout the night.

    The shakey pics will tell you about my hand held photography capabilities..... Even the camera's OSS couldn't save me.

    Sorry, I used the wrong link for the Venus pic, so here it is again.

    Last edited by FineTuned; 28-05-2017 at 02:46 PM. Reason: Wrong links

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    Quote Originally Posted by lady-o-leisure View Post
    It can get tricky trying to take a pic through the eye piece esp when you know a bunch of people are waiting for their turn.
    You are so right, I did not take my time taking photos through the eye-pieces knowing of the long queue.

    BTW, no touch light or flash from phone or camera during the tour, so no photo of all the telescopes.

    It was really dark in the hills except some red lights from the tour guides.

    It was cold too...3c.

    The skies and stars is totally new to me.

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    Sight no.2 was through Millennium 16 meade in the Millenium Dome for Jupiter.

    Jupiter could be seen clearly.

    Sorry no photo

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    Scorpius the Scorpion



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    Quote Originally Posted by Naka View Post
    Scorpius the Scorpion


    Much better, Naka. But you're missing the distinctive head of Scorpius. This is like identifying a person by only seeing from the chest downwards. You need to get double this viewing angle to show the full constellation of Scorpius properly, it's quite large in the sky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FineTuned View Post
    Much better, Naka. But you're missing the distinctive head of Scorpius. This is like identifying a person by only seeing from the chest downwards. You need to get double this viewing angle to show the full constellation of Scorpius properly, it's quite large in the sky.
    Hahaha, too late, I do not know which is head & which is tail.

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