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by joachim.ong
Sat May 14, 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: Planetary Obession (latest: Saturn, Polar Hexagon??)
Replies: 19
Views: 9762

Re: Planet Jupiter and Ganymede!

Here's another shot of Jupiter I took last weekend at Mersing. Seeing was really good that at that time!

ImageJupiter 2016-05-06
by joachimong, on Flickr
by joachim.ong
Fri May 13, 2016 5:34 pm
Forum: DIY Astronomy
Topic: DIY Cooled Astronomy Camera - In progress
Replies: 10
Views: 6374

Re: DIY Cooled Astronomy Camera - In progress

Thanks for sharing your update on the hot finger. I must admit I was a little adamant on sticking to nichrome wires for my project even after reading about your idea. Planning to start work on my 450D soon but that means no DSO imaging for now! Still haven't decided if it's worth it to go down the d...
by joachim.ong
Sun May 01, 2016 9:57 pm
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: Planetary Obession (latest: Saturn, Polar Hexagon??)
Replies: 19
Views: 9762

Planetary Obession (latest: Saturn, Polar Hexagon??)

Imaged Jupiter a few days back and it is by far my best attempt on the planet. Really pleased to see that I managed to pick up detail on the moon Ganymede too! I still think I could squeeze a bit more detail from my C8 but that will have to wait till my next Jupiter session and a bout of excellent s...
by joachim.ong
Sat Apr 23, 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: Comet 252P/LINEAR
Replies: 3
Views: 2228

Comet 252P/LINEAR

Here's my recent image of Comet 252P/LINEAR taken during my trip to Mersing last weekend. I believe the two tails of the comet are just visible in my image. Not the best of conditions but a good start for me considering it's been almost two years since I last did any serious astro :mryellow: https:/...
by joachim.ong
Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:08 pm
Forum: DIY Astronomy
Topic: DIY Cooled Astronomy Camera - In progress
Replies: 10
Views: 6374

Re: DIY Cooled Astronomy Camera - In progress

Great stuff here. Looking forward to the next parts. A project I hope to embark on soon too!
by joachim.ong
Sun Apr 03, 2016 8:56 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: New eyepiece doesn't fit!?!
Replies: 3
Views: 2239

New eyepiece doesn't fit!?!

Right I finally decided to enter the world of 2" eyepieces and ordered an Orion Q70 38mm to start. Looked really promising until I tried fitting it into my 2 inch diagonal... Which it didn't. Seems like it's a hair width's too large. It doesn't fit directly into the Telescope back either. Any sugges...
by joachim.ong
Mon Mar 14, 2016 11:18 am
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: [Closed]
Replies: 2
Views: 805

[Closed]

[Update] Now looking for 1.25" filter wheel and LRGB filter set if anyone happens to be letting go. Got the ASI120MM from Clovis. Hi all. Looking to up my imaging game so was wondering if anyone here has any gear they'd like to offload. Looking at ASI210MM or similar. Drop me a message if you've som...
by joachim.ong
Sun Feb 28, 2016 6:49 pm
Forum: Astronomy Events & Observation Sessions
Topic: Solar Eclipse
Replies: 14
Views: 6772

Re: Solar Eclipse

Would like to know where the fun will be too! [smilie=bye2.gif]
by joachim.ong
Fri Dec 20, 2013 11:00 am
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: M42, M45, The Horsehead and Star Trails
Replies: 6
Views: 1359

Re: M42, M45, horsehead and startrail

Thanks for all the compliments [smilie=ahaaah.gif]

@orly_andico yep scope came from you. Not using the autoguider yet as my pc doesnt seem to want to connect to my CG-5. Havent bothered to troubleshoot yet haha.
by joachim.ong
Sat Dec 14, 2013 10:47 pm
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: M42, M45, The Horsehead and Star Trails
Replies: 6
Views: 1359

M42, M45, The Horsehead and Star Trails

Hi all, sharing my images from recent family holiday to Thailand. Finally got the chance to image through my newly acquired 70ED from one of our fellow members here. Total exposure after stacking is about 1 hr for each. Taken from Koh Samet, quite a bit of pollution haze in the sky when I was there,...