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Old 08-22-2017, 11:20 PM   #61
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Here are some quick shots!
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And another one just before totality
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Old 08-28-2017, 06:59 PM   #64
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For those still interested in seeing my eclipse shot please see links below

Howdy Everyone,
I could go on forever processing tons of images so I will leave it at that and say that I am done! Here are the links to the images on my site and to the two animations I've made! Enjoy!

Nicolas Carbajales | Solar Eclipse 2017! (New!)

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https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-X3GRZUXQR...2B%2528500.gif

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Old 08-30-2017, 10:45 PM   #65
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Aaaaah, beautiful! Look at that corona and solar flares!

Thanks for sharing w us. So glad you got there and had good weather, etc.

Any deep night star scapes or Milky Way photos from the night before?
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Old 08-31-2017, 08:48 PM   #66
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Aaaaah, beautiful! Look at that corona and solar flares!

Thanks for sharing w us. So glad you got there and had good weather, etc.

Any deep night star scapes or Milky Way photos from the night before?
Thanks so much Dazzle!! I am Glad you like the pics! I was happy that everything lined up. Weather was fantastic, traffic (on the way there) wasn't the Armageddon they were predicting. I think there was so much talk about how bad it was going to be, that many people did not bother to go which is great for those that did go. The night sky was amazing! Was a bit cloudy at sundown but then cleared up nicely! I had every intention of doing some Milky Way shots and even some deepsky shots but the minute I set up my scope, I had like 10-15 people at any given time wanting to look through the scope! I can't complain, I loved seeing the reactions of both adults and kids when I showed them things like Saturn! After quiet time (1100 pm) everyone left but I was having problems with my goto mount (wasn't taking me to where I asked it to). I thought no problem, I'll just find some deepsky objects on my own. I haven't done any observing of deepsky objects in about 5 years. So out of practice in navigating through the night sky. That combined with the fact that I didn't have my usual finder scope (a 0x Finder that projects a bulls eye image into the sky via a small glass window) and about two years ago I had a serious infection on my right eye which ruined my vision, made it almost impossible to find anything. The finder scope I had, an 8x50mm I just realized is almost useless to me without good vision on my right eye. So after about half an hour I got very frustrated and packed up. I do plan on going to a dark sky location sometime before the winter and bringing my other finder scope since I can use my left eye. I will be trying some deepsky shots and some piggy mounted camera Milky Way shots! But honestly seeing how people were so fascinated by what they were seeing, made it all worthwhile for me. Their reactions were exactly like my reaction the first time I viewed through a scope! Otter amazement!
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hey LN7, is this the moon station thing you've been working on?

https://www.theguardian.com/science/...-space-station
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hey LN7, is this the moon station thing you've been working on?



https://www.theguardian.com/science/...-space-station


Yes, I'm here in Adelaide at the International Astronautical Congress (bumped into Bill Nye like four times).

We presented our architecture on the topic during that symposium (the deep space gateway). It was met with a huge audience! It was also a day long event of us sharing the same results jerking each other off. So, hey, the community agrees on how to do things.

As for the Russians... they're strangely nonexistent in this conference, which is abnormal. They (Roscosmos) don't even have a display in the main exhibit.
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LN7, soooo cool!
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LN7, what do you do????

I admire the man's vision, think the bluster's all a bit too much considering every second rocket they ignite blows up, but it's really fucking cool that it's making this stuff more mainstream. Nothing more fascinating than the Universe, I live for this shit.

I'd highly recommend Kurzgesagt's videos, these are awesome.

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LN7, what do you do????

I admire the man's vision, think the bluster's all a bit too much considering every second rocket they ignite blows up, but it's really fucking cool that it's making this stuff more mainstream. Nothing more fascinating than the Universe, I live for this shit.

I'd highly recommend Kurzgesagt's videos, these are awesome.

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Wow. I take back every mean or jokey thing I ever said about you. That is insanely cool. Congratulations, would love to read some links... My dream job is astronomer, but you have to be good at maths

And yeah, I highly doubt we will see a space elevator for hundreds of years, if ever.
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Err... well no worries because I don't even know what you're referring to.

I can siphon up some links when they're actually made available. As for being an astronomer... certainly a lot of math there, but I think it's frequently a lot more boring than folks know. Either way, screw playing your strong card. If you have a resilience trait, just do what you want. I've borrowed Bill Gates' saying - "success is a bad teacher." I've turned it into a thing of my own - it's never a bad idea until you can explain or reason why.
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Well I've been a bit of a dick over the years due to your propensity to get into strange arguments haha. But now I respect you more than any person who has ever signed up to this forum.

I just watched Gravity - what did you think of that? (And Interstellar)
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