Shop Orchid Care OrchidTalk Orchid Forum Weather Station Links Nursery

Welcome to OrchidTalk Orchid Forums

The Friendliest Orchid Community on the Internet!

  •  » Learn to Repot your Orchids
  •  » Learn Orchid Care Tips and Secrets
  •  » Find the perfect Orchid for your Growing Environment
  •  » Chat with Orchid Growing Professionals

OrchidTalk - "Bringing People Together to Grow Orchids Better!"

Let us help you grow your Orchids better; Join our community today.

YES! I want to register an account for free right now!

Register or Login now to remove this advertisement.

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 13 of 13

Anyone into astronomy?

This is a discussion on Anyone into astronomy? within the A Kodak Moment: not necessarily plants... forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I just had time to look into those pics today, and they are beautiful. I ...

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #11
    Tanya's Avatar
    Tanya is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Loventana Lo
    My Grow Area
    Outside 24/7.
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Too many to mention
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Hong Kong
    Member's Country Flag


    I just had time to look into those pics today, and they are beautiful. I have never had the chance to look to the stars with a telescope, but I loved to stargaze as a child specially in summer when the sky is really FULL of them. My favorite is Venus, but you have to get out of bed at 2 or 3 am in order to see her at her brightest.

  2. #12
    mattbrown is offline Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2005


    i am into astronomy... but in school I just took up space.
    check out the images on this site:

    I have a 127mm. @f/8 Meade reflector (computer guided w/ gps), a Takahashi FS-102@f/8 apochromatic refractor, and a pair of Takahashi 22x60 binocs.
    Tried getting into astrophotography(old skool 35mm's). no real sucess. seems like almost every time i tried a plane would fly through my field of view, or my girlfriend would turn on the porch light. lol

    P.S. this pic is from the SOHO site.
    Attached Images Attached Images  

  3. #13
    LJA's Avatar
    LJA is offline OrchidTalk Tech Admin
    Real Name
    Louis J. Aszod
    My Grow Area
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Clarksville, Arkansas
    Member's Country Flag


    Thanks all!

    RS, yeah, the technique is really interesting (I think) but it takes a lot of patience and time and frustration! And sleepless nights! Actually, guiding the scope isn't anywhere near as time-consuming as aligning it before you ever start with the photos. That takes literally hours to get exact. Orchid-wise though, I actually grow a few of those forever-and-a-day Paphs, and I guess I'm just glad they're not the only things around. When they'll bloom, great--there's at least other stuff to give me a sense of accomplishment in the meantime!

    Matt, I kinda had a feeling from the technical nature of your other posts that astronomy might be something you were involved in. My telescope is a 12 inch Meade LX-200, bought before they started putting the GPS receivers in the fork arms. The computerized slewing is really nice, and for casual observing, the two-star alignment can be a God-send! The CCD camera is an SBIG ST-8, and I finally broke down and got an adaptive optics unit, hoping I'd be rid of that damned guiding once and for all, but it comes with its own share of headache and hassle... I hear you about planes, SO's and porch lights, and other miscellaneous interference lol! There may arrive only one cloud in the sky the whole night, but you can *bet* it's going to cross *right over* the area I'm trying to image, on that last exposure through the blue....

    BTW, cool solar pic! When I took astronomy in high school, we had a hydrogen alpha filter we used to use--awesome for prominences!

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
OrchidTalk --An Orchid Growers Discussion Forum brought to you by River Valley Orchidworks. A World Community where orchid beginners and experts talk about orchids and share tips on their care, cultivation, and propagation.