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by hhzhang
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: M4 in Scorpius
Replies: 4
Views: 49

Re: M4 in Scorpius

Beautiful!
by hhzhang
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: 2020-Jul-30 Neowise and Moon
Replies: 2
Views: 44

Re: 2020-Jul-30 Neowise and Moon

Airconvent wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:30 pm
hhzhang
You managed to catch it..Nice! :)
Wish for a better sky the next few nights and will see if can capture any tails image.
by hhzhang
Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: 2020-Jul-30 Neowise and Moon
Replies: 2
Views: 44

2020-Jul-30 Neowise and Moon

Finally caught a glimpse of the fading great comet of Neowise. Through the eyepiece, it was nothing but a featureless fuzzy blob with distinctive aqua color. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3eMoTTWZKDNId2WoOb8jKrvoTv6jSPi_Wjl6LAqHtX576SLrs4s7RW3LRho9W9LvqB_SxYDVwJ-8pwJPsGK3WKYAzDS5zctVVZg6...
by hhzhang
Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Beginners Forums
Topic: Naked-eye Galaxy Nova (AAVSO Alert Notice 711)
Replies: 1
Views: 291

Re: Naked-eye Galaxy Nova (AAVSO Alert Notice 711)

This early morning ~6AM caught a glimpse of this galaxy nova. Through binocular it looked just shy of the brightness of a nearby mag6.0 star. CCD photometry gave an estimate of mag 6.3. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3evmD2lIqIXpNAn_ucsjftWKRBXQ_DXWdXGeQAVRlu3-n4yNaTZ2jc149MYD19L7vvJQzMpB...
by hhzhang
Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: Widefield Sagitta Constellation with M27 and M71
Replies: 8
Views: 172

Re: Widefield Sagitta Constellation with M27 and M71

Very sharp stars from corner to corner! Gorgeous starfield.
by hhzhang
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Beginners Forums
Topic: Towards Quick and Easy Polar Alignment for Equatorial-Mount Users in Equatorial-Regions
Replies: 16
Views: 782

Re: Towards Quick and Easy Polar Alignment for Equatorial-Mount Users in Equatorial-Regions

Hi Kenliew, I am also a beginner. I was fighting the same problem as you are. These compasses are never to trust but for rough alignment. Obviously the method described above does not apply to your situation, unfortunately. If I were you, I would first use Google maps to find any reference object in...
by hhzhang
Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:50 am
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: COMET NEOWISE
Replies: 2
Views: 103

Re: COMET NEOWISE

Wow! This really encourages me. Wish for clear skies over north west horizon the next few days.
by hhzhang
Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: 2020-07-20 clear sky night
Replies: 1
Views: 71

2020-07-20 clear sky night

It's nice night again with passing clouds. First half was devoted to globular clusters. But I had some problem with APT failing to recognise the camera. After much frustraction and precious times wasted, I found out that it was nothing but only one of the two USB3 ports on my laptop could be used by...
by hhzhang
Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Beginners Forums
Topic: Naked-eye Galaxy Nova (AAVSO Alert Notice 711)
Replies: 1
Views: 291

Naked-eye Galaxy Nova (AAVSO Alert Notice 711)

Apparently bright milky way nova visible to naked eye is relatively rare. If you have access to pitch dark skies, you may still be able to capture the fading nova with your own eyes. -------------Copied from AAVSO Alert------------------------------- AAVSO Alert Notice 711 Nova in Reticulum: MGAB-V2...
by hhzhang
Sun Jul 19, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: 2020-7-17 Clear Sky Night Observation&Photography (Image embedding problem fixed)
Replies: 0
Views: 189

2020-7-17 Clear Sky Night Observation&Photography (Image embedding problem fixed)

Despite persistent cloudy or rainy nights, there have been moments of clear sky windows on some lucky days. July-17 was such a day. The aim was not beautiful deep sky images but as many as interesting objects as possible, for I was simply worried that if the wet condition was ever to continue for an...