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About timthelder

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    To Infinity and Beyond
  • Birthday 07/06/1965


  • Biography
    Well?..I purchased a Meade RB-60, 700mm refractor at a Wal-mart back in May 2007. I was hooked.
  • Location
    Bowling Green, KY USA
  • Interests
    Playing w/my little boy, learning about astronomy/photography.
  • Occupation
    Parts sales, Warehouse manager
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    Just read my signature...

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  1. Well, that's it. It's over. AND IT WAS GREAT! I had a good run, but I choked on Baily's beads and the corona. But. Everything I captured was a keeper. I should have a nice sequence of photos leading up to, and away from total eclipse, (first contact, last contact etc...post editing.) Here are my favorites. Tim.
  2. Very impressive. Been following your trials and tribulations on FB. I don't think I have the patience for that thing! Tim.
  3. Sorry for being a bit of a recluse lately, just been a bit preoccupied. But anyhoo.... Eclipse begins in 26hrs and I'm as anxious as a cat in a room full of rocking chairs! It's a little bit nut's here with all the safety warnings, threat of traffic from incoming travelers, etc. People trying to capitalize on this event. I will be on the road about daybreak to my imaging location. A few pics of preliminary stuff. The set-up, exposure settings, etc. I will be about 30 miles from prime location. Current forecast, mostly sunny. First pic, my exposure settings and imaging sequence. Last pic, through the refractor, ISO 100, F/9, 1/160th of a second. Wish me luck! Tim.
  4. Dude!!! Ok, that's all I can say for now. Tim.
  5. That's an awesome patch of sky there Shane. Go for it!
  6. Awesome! Tim.
  7. It just doesn't get any better than this for my locale. Almost, got the Enke division. I may try stacking less frames just to see if I can get a little more detail. Same image, just displayed differently. With the ZWO ASI120mm. Tim.
  8. Absolutely beautiful. (Thought I would say something other than 'nice image' for a change.) Tim.
  9. I will be here! Right in amongst it!
  10. Love the color! I'm gonna have to try some DSO's when I get done playing around with Saturn. Very nice mate! Tim.
  11. By the image, I would have to agree with Stella. Low surface brightness, bright core. Some nice tight stars there Daniel. Tim.
  12. Captured a decent Saturn despite the high humidity we've been having. Used both of my cams, this time the ASI120MM won out over the Skyris. Tim.
  13. Nope, different mushroom... Tim
  14. Lookin good! Tim
  15. Dude! You captured some of the outer shell. Well done! Tim.