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by A-L-E-X
23 Nov 2020 19:39
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Astrophotography
Replies: 504
Views: 93506

Astrophotography

I see Wat in here!  Please back me up on these calculations, I want to make sure I am right about the angular diameters of these features and the order of difficulty here....and the 1 pixel width of the Cassini Division at closest approach specifically (since it should be the most difficult to resol...
by A-L-E-X
23 Nov 2020 19:25
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Astrophotography
Replies: 504
Views: 93506

Astrophotography

I found appropriate info on all features and here is what I came up with and calculated: I visited various sites and found figures for all three features. It is also interesting to note that Cassini's division was discovered by Cassini using a telescope with a 2.5" objective diameter at 90x mag...
by A-L-E-X
23 Nov 2020 17:14
Forum: Space Journeys
Topic: Image Dump
Replies: 2818
Views: 505821

Image Dump

how does it all look when you are "traveling" does it give you a portal like view?
by A-L-E-X
22 Nov 2020 22:11
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Astrophotography
Replies: 504
Views: 93506

Astrophotography

Note that in order to get pictures like that, you need to track the objects, record videos at manual settings and do a lot of post processing.  It's not what you get by pointing and clicking. There seems to be a lot of stacking going on.  On some of the links I clicked it said the images were untra...
by A-L-E-X
22 Nov 2020 21:36
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Astrophotography
Replies: 504
Views: 93506

Astrophotography

Compare this to Aisse's output of Jupiter and Saturn with the P1000 https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4399770 Below are some fantastic images of planets taken with the P1000 http://tool-box.info/blog/archives/3106-Close-approach-of-Mars-in-2020.html https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/452138...
by A-L-E-X
22 Nov 2020 21:29
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Astrophotography
Replies: 504
Views: 93506

Astrophotography

Mid, I know earlier in the year I asked you general questions about what could be visible at various focal lengths but I wanted to get more specific. My question is can all three of these be captured with a superzoom camera at 2,000mm EFL (Nikon P900/950.) 1)  Cassini's Division in Saturn's Rings 2)...
by A-L-E-X
22 Nov 2020 14:35
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Astrophotography
Replies: 504
Views: 93506

Astrophotography

Yes, I was originally considering it because I dont have anything that can cover the whole sky but when reading the specs I saw that the resolution would be really bad.  There are doorbell cameras that capture meteoroids that can do the job just as well.
by A-L-E-X
22 Nov 2020 14:31
Forum: Space Journeys
Topic: Image Dump
Replies: 2818
Views: 505821

Image Dump

dang you have a lot going on there!  that looks like a very busy ship lol did you make it yourself?
it looks like my house in 0g lol
by A-L-E-X
22 Nov 2020 02:16
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Astrophotography
Replies: 504
Views: 93506

Astrophotography

This is the camera that yours reminds me of, but based on your specs I think yours might be better

https://www.telescope.com/Orion-StarSho ... 101918.uts
by A-L-E-X
22 Nov 2020 02:14
Forum: Space Journeys
Topic: Image Dump
Replies: 2818
Views: 505821

Image Dump

Thanks....what is this warp and refl resolution thing?  I set that to 4096 because I get very high resolution cubemap screenshots with it.
by A-L-E-X
22 Nov 2020 02:07
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
Replies: 259
Views: 27779

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread

35209 Didn't the 1918 pandemic also have three waves? https://i.imgur.com/L77d0k3.png COVID-19 thus far seems to have a seasonal cycle just like 1918's H1N1, which is not terribly surprising. But it's also important to recognize that these waves are not simply due to factors outside of our control,...
by A-L-E-X
22 Nov 2020 02:05
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
Replies: 259
Views: 27779

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread

35216 Who should get it first, and how many? In the US the plan (as I've seen it presented thus far) appears to be: Phase 1: Emergency responders and health care workers Phase 2a: Those with multiple high risk factors Phase 2b: The elderly (65 and up) Phase 3: The young (30 and under) Phase 4: Ever...
by A-L-E-X
22 Nov 2020 02:01
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
Replies: 259
Views: 27779

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread

35207 Many of these states aren't too into wearing masks either. Maybe, but it's not the reason.  It's more failure to avoid situations where masks might make a difference.  It's now 06:20 Saturday morning, and I'm about to go to the grocery store to do the shopping for at least a week.  That's way...
by A-L-E-X
20 Nov 2020 17:06
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
Replies: 259
Views: 27779

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread

Didn't the 1918 pandemic also have three waves?

Some of our more rural states dont have many ICU so they will reach capacity far more quickly than we will here in NY.
by A-L-E-X
20 Nov 2020 15:23
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
Replies: 259
Views: 27779

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread

Thats a good point, in the US the highest rates seem to be from sparsely populated areas that are very cold like North Dakota (astonishing 56% positivity rate).  Many of these states aren't too into wearing masks either.