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Old 07-22-2021, 08:28 PM   #261
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That's incredibly cool, thanks so much for sharing man!
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it is awesome, i've been watching/listening all evening. i wish i had found it a week or two ago so i could have followed along in real time.
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Old 07-25-2021, 03:46 PM   #263
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Mary Wallace "Wally" Funk is the real story. An amazing woman who finally got her dream in 2021. Denied it decades ago because of sexism.
That was so moving! So like 'in your face!'.
I have a friend in Texas in her late '60s like me who told her 6th grade class that she wanted to be an astronaut. To which the teacher replied "Silly, girls can't be astronauts.".

Vindication!
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Old 07-25-2021, 03:53 PM   #264
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Simply amazing! Thank you NASA!
So exciting! I got to watch it in real time. Love to to all the scientists, and tech support cheering, and clapping at their successful hard work. Yeah!
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Old 07-25-2021, 03:58 PM   #265
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Old 07-25-2021, 04:00 PM   #266
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And now we've had the Ingenuity helicopter flights, too!
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Old 07-29-2021, 09:10 PM   #267
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So exciting! I got to watch it in real time. Love to to all the scientists, and tech support cheering, and clapping at their successful hard work. Yeah!
Isn’t it amazing? And the helicopter that is flying around as part of this mission is also pretty incredible! I can’t wait to see what the next missions have to offer!
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Old 07-29-2021, 09:12 PM   #268
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And now we've had the Ingenuity helicopter flights, too!
Ha! Just missed this post! Yes the helicopter is my favourite part of this mission and the fact that they already pulled off 9 flights with it is simply amazing! We live in such a wonderful time when it comes to these things!!
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got some pretty cool pics of the air show in toronto today: https://photos.app.goo.gl/d7QQWjBDA1KREHH87
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That’s an F35 yeh? Looks like an F22 but I don’t think any of those are flying around any international air shows, so I assume it’s an F35. Either way, cool stuff
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yup, F-35. that fucker was loud. there was also a CF-18 that started off the show, but i didn't get any pics of that one since we were a little late getting down to the shore.
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got some pretty cool pics of the air show in toronto today: https://photos.app.goo.gl/d7QQWjBDA1KREHH87
Awesome shots!! I see you got to see the snowbirds too! I haven’t been to a show in ages! Did the Abbotsford show here in BC for a few years and did the Toronto show when I was a kid way back in the day when they had the black bird! I was so happy to have been able to see that beast. But anyway thanks for sharing! Fantastic shots!
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I’ve taken a sortoff “Astro” vacation myself to this remote cabin near Kamloops BC where the skies where quite dark. I brought all my gear and got 5 great nights of observing/photographing. Only the 6th night was cloudy and rainy! I’ve taken many deepsky shots mostly of galaxies and some nebulae. I only just begun to look at the images and I’m usually a planetary photographer so deepsky photography is still new to me especially the processing which seems like rocket science lol. So when I learn how to do it properly so that I can process all the data I acquired, I’ll post more pics. But here are two pics of M31 The Andromeda galaxy and M33 the Triangulum Galaxy. I know if I truly learn the processing side, I’ll get much better results with the pics I already took so I’ll post again later. These shots are composed of 5-6 frames each of between 4.5-5.5 minute long exposures in ISO 8000 and composed of equal amount of dark frames with the same exposure times and settings as the “light” frames.
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Cool pics.
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Awesome shots!! I see you got to see the snowbirds too! I haven’t been to a show in ages! Did the Abbotsford show here in BC for a few years and did the Toronto show when I was a kid way back in the day when they had the black bird! I was so happy to have been able to see that beast. But anyway thanks for sharing! Fantastic shots!
thanks dude! other than getting stung by a wasp who really wanted to get into my drink, it was a really fun day.

your shots look amazing - they honestly look like they are from an observatory or space telescope, the detail and amount of stars you were able to capture from a regular ground camera is astounding. definitely post more when you get the chance to go out again!
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Thank you very much!
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thanks dude! other than getting stung by a wasp who really wanted to get into my drink, it was a really fun day.

your shots look amazing - they honestly look like they are from an observatory or space telescope, the detail and amount of stars you were able to capture from a regular ground camera is astounding. definitely post more when you get the chance to go out again!
That sucks about the wasp sting! Never been stung myself but I imagine it hurts like a MOFO!

Thank you very much for the kind comments! Yea you would be amazed at what you can capture even with a small telescope and under dark skies! Actually the andromeda galaxy I didn’t even use a telescope, I used my 100-400 mm telephoto lens mounted on the mount of my scope. And the other galaxy I used my smallest scope to get a wider field of view. I took many pics during that trip, but with work and being so tired these days, I still need to get around to them. As soon as I do I’ll post more for sure. For now I’ll add one more photo of the Orion Nebula. This one was actaully taken a year ago so not a new one but I processed it this time with the other two pics.
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Old 10-04-2021, 01:44 PM   #278
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got some pretty cool pics of the air show in toronto today: https://photos.app.goo.gl/d7QQWjBDA1KREHH87
Ooooo, great photos! I've yet get to one of these.
A great variety. Swept back wings, formation 💖 flying, "crop duster", and a WW2 Plane? Guessing that bc the motor noises sounds like every WW2 TV show I've ever seen/heard.

Thanks for showing us. 👍
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Sweet astro photography! You should post more. It’s great.
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Wow, look at those galaxies!
And the Orion Nebula - so pretty!

Dave C is right - these look like observatory quality - most especially the Andromeda Galaxy, and it's spiral arm definition!

I'll definitely look forward to seeing more when you get the practice, and time in.
Congrats for your efforts paying off.
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