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  • CH46E
    CH46E Posts: 3,584
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    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    CH46E wrote: »
    Very cool shot. I wish we had darker sky here.

    Did you do a slight time exposure for that!

    I suppose it depends upon one's definition of slight. ;)
    30 seconds at f/5 @ ISO 10000

    also from last night...

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    I don't know much about photography. I would have thought 30 seconds would have made a slight streak on the stars. Guess it's not enough time. Very cool!

    Edit: actually I see the streak now that I zoom in on the photo. Still looks amazing.
  • CH46E
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    audioluvr wrote: »
    Here's me two towers down hard at work...

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    What volcano is that in the distance???
  • daddyjt
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    Abandoned barn north of Coram, MT. I couldn’t resist the photo after seeing the way the barn had collapsed around the vintage John Deere.

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  • halo
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  • mrbigbluelight
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    With apologies to Maxell. :)
    Sal Palooza
  • audioluvr
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    CH46E wrote: »
    audioluvr wrote: »
    Here's me two towers down hard at work...

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    What volcano is that in the distance???

    Mt. Adams
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  • daddyjt
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    audioluvr wrote: »
    CH46E wrote: »
    audioluvr wrote: »
    Here's me two towers down hard at work...

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    What volcano is that in the distance???

    Mt. Adams

    We lived in the Tri-Cities for a couple years when I managed the Lowe’s there - had a great view of Mt Adams from our living room window.
    "Conservative Libertarians love the country, progressive leftists love the government." - Andrew Wilkow


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    ― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 33,249
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    CH46E wrote: »
    I don't know much about photography. I would have thought 30 seconds would have made a slight streak on the stars. Guess it's not enough time. Very cool!

    Edit: actually I see the streak now that I zoom in on the photo. Still looks amazing.

    Yup, one sure does :)

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    Take a long enough exposure, and it's easy enough to spot Polaris (the North Star). :)

    For "serious" astrophotography (with just a camera and lens or a 'scope) one would use an equatorial mount and a 'clockwork' tracker to synchronize the camera's motion with the earth's (so to speak) and hold everything still.

    To me, one of the most remarkable things about astronomy in general and astrophotography in particular is that the magic ingredient usually isn't magnification, it's light gathering. Many objects of astronomical interest aren't particularly "small" to a terrestrial observer -- but they're dim. Digital photography brings at least a glimpse of lots of cool stuff into easy reach for folks with access to a reasonably dark sky, some time to kill, and (in the summertime, at least) some bug repellent :)

    High-er magnification is nice to have for, e.g., observing planets -- but that's almost a different hobby altogether (see, e.g., the gorgeous lunar photos posted earlier by @joecoulson ).

  • CH46E
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    I've spent a lot of time with Military spec night vision goggles. At that time, the most advanced in the world. Every chance I had, I was looking at the stars. Its amazing. You can see other galaxies without magnification. They look like little night time clouds in the sky.

    Unfortunately our home telescope is only really good at looking at our own moon. I do like seeing Jupiter's largest moons on line with its self. I usually get to see Jupiter then 4 moons all on one plane.

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  • pitdogg2
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    CH46E wrote: »
    I've spent a lot of time with Military spec night vision goggles. At that time, the most advanced in the world. Every chance I had, I was looking at the stars. Its amazing. You can see other galaxies without magnification. They look like little night time clouds in the sky. Unfortunately out telescope is only really good at looking at our own moon. I do like seeing Jupiter's largest moons on line with its self. I usually get to see Jupiter then 4 moons all on one plane.

    Now that is super cool !
  • nooshinjohn
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    treitz3 wrote: »
    Great view? How 'bout this one?

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    Tom

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  • mhardy6647
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    CH46E wrote: »
    I've spent a lot of time with Military spec night vision goggles. At that time, the most advanced in the world. Every chance I had, I was looking at the stars. Its amazing. You can see other galaxies without magnification. They look like little night time clouds in the sky. Unfortunately out telescope is only really good at looking at our own moon. I do like seeing Jupiter's largest moons on line with its self. I usually get to see Jupiter then 4 moons all on one plane.

    You can get some different eyepieces for it, you know? ;)

    I didn't notice the Milky Way the other night by eye (it was a little too hazy) but the camera's CCD sure did ;)

    In the wintertime (and sometimes on a clear and moonless summer night) it is often easily visible here (despite sources of light pollution to the south and the northwest of our own relatively dark location).


  • daddyjt
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  • BlueBirdMusic
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    "Sometimes you have to look to the past to understand where you are going in the future"


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  • treitz3
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    F4U-5?
    Oh, I have no idea. It just came across my computer somehow and I thought I'd share it. I kinda dig the photo.

    Tom

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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 33,249
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    treitz3 wrote: »
    F4U-5?
    Oh, I have no idea. It just came across my computer somehow and I thought I'd share it. I kinda dig the photo.

    Tom

    Certainly appears to be some flavor of F4U Corsair, given the wing design :|

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  • mhardy6647
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    See, this is the kind of thing I find really amusing! They call this stuff Verb,
    so Verb is its name. That makes Verb a noun.

    Nouning weirds language, too.

    Hysterical!

    :D
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 24,769
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    mhardy6647 wrote: »
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    See, this is the kind of thing I find really amusing! They call this stuff Verb,
    so Verb is its name. That makes Verb a noun.

    Nouning weirds language, too.

    Hysterical!

    :D

    Since it's a business venture does that make it a PROnoun :D
  • Viking64
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    I think I'm going to adVerb to my shopping list.
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 33,249
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    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
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    See, this is the kind of thing I find really amusing! They call this stuff Verb,
    so Verb is its name. That makes Verb a noun.

    Nouning weirds language, too.

    Hysterical!

    :D

    Well played, sir.
    Well played.

    Since it's a business venture does that make it a PROnoun :D
    Viking64 wrote: »
    I think I'm going to adVerb to my shopping list.

    Just don't do it hastily (see what I did there?).

    :|


  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 11,059
    edited June 2020
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    Here are those JBL's and NHT 2.5i's. And the old Onkyo Rec. and Sony player.

    The JBL on the right was playing bass last night. Today, the amp wouldn't turn on for nothing. I hear a click when I push the toggle to "on", but no bass and the red led's don't turn to green like last night. I hate plate amps! It has tiny switches on the plate amp and maybe it's one of those. >:)
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    Both towers were lit green last night! ;) the sound was fantastic too.

    I have a lot of fuses that these use. I didn't change fuses a bit earlier. I'll look at it later. ;)
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    Onto my polk SDA2's. The ones with 2 tweeters and 3 woofers. Then some others. :)

    After looking at how these pics turned out on this thread, It looks like a wheel on the metal rack is sunk into the floor! I'm going out to check it out now.
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • Tony M
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    The flat wheel image was an optical illusion thank god. It's a shadow that makes the wheel look sunken in. :D
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    I turned the system back on and after a few minutes, the amp turned on again in the right speaker. Maybe it's the auto/ manual turn on switch that needs attention. :#
    Crazy!!
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    I just did a 1/2 hour or more jam session listening to those monsters again. They have their own signature sound for sure. Midrange is said to be their specialty and I have to agree. Very listenable and clear. They say you can tell what # drum-stick a drummer is using. I have to agree. Very life-like mids.
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • TEAforONE
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  • mrbigbluelight
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    😳
    Sal Palooza
  • CH46E
    CH46E Posts: 3,584
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    I discovered I can turn up the contrast a bit to really show the two opposing colors. This was with my Galaxy S9 phone.

    I really want a real camera.

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