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  1. Sonic has 1/2 price shakes after 8pm. That peanut butter shake is so tempting right now  ^_^

    1. Shiki


      omg no dont tell me this im trying to DIET

  2. Another hazy morning, but the 3rd quarter Moon was beautiful. The air was a bit unsteady. I'd rate the conditions as below average, which can be seen in the video clip of Saturn.

    Enjoy!  :D


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    2. Tacodidra


      I hope the conditions get better for imaging soon! :kindness: But despite that, these are awesome images, my friend! :yay:

    3. J.T.


      Do you have filters to take pictures of the sun? :ooh:

    4. Ultraviolet Phosphor

      Ultraviolet Phosphor

      Thanks, @Cash In!  :fluttershy:

      @Berry-Bliss-Sundae, Thank you!  I find the dark background of space to be fascinating, but a bit scary at the same time. Only a blanket of air and magnetic field separate us from its dangers  :sealed:

      Thank you, @Tacodidra. Haze is very hard to predict and can be hard to see. The Moon does reveal it tho. :LunaMCM:

      @J.T., I sure do! Tho, I haven't done any solar imaging in while. It's too hot right now ^_^

  3. These Magnolias are elusive. I can only seem to photograph them when they're closed  :dash:

    The colors on the leaves appear way off. I shot these with a different lens and I don't have a filter for it. Near IR light completely dominates all 3 color channels in an unfiltered camera.  :adorkable:

    Magnolia NIRVis 1.jpg

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    2. Rocco


      I love magnolias! Outstanding work!

    3. Ultraviolet Phosphor

      Ultraviolet Phosphor

      @Twilight Luna, I know, right? I will have to be stealthier next time they open up.  :P

      @Sondash Studios, Thank you! Tho in fairness, I don't think most pros shoot outside the visible spectrum. If they did, their cameras and lens would probably smoke what I have.  :adorkable:

      @Rocco, Thank you! Magnolias smell so good!  :wub:

    4. Twilight Luna

      Twilight Luna

      You and Twily will have to be sneaky. ;)



    1. Tacodidra


      That's a classic! :rarity: One of their best songs! :yay:

  5. Well, no Saturn this morning. Some clouds passed thru while doing some test shots on Jupiter and the haze remained. 

    I do have an image and video clip to share tho. It's quite clear I will need an electric focuser at these magnifications. :dash:

    Enjoy!  :grin: and I'm going back to bed  :orly:


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    2. Partialgeek514


      I always love these pics you get! :-D

    3. Twilight Luna

      Twilight Luna

      Those are fantastic! Thanks for sharing! ^_^

    4. Ultraviolet Phosphor

      Ultraviolet Phosphor

      I left my gear setup outside and I took a nap earlier. 

      Let's do this!  :ph3ar:

  6. *Sees a few passing clouds  

    Rainbow Dash, you said there were no more clouds tonight  :confused:

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    2. Sondash Studios

      Sondash Studios

      Pinkie Pie was probably stuffing her with sweets again.

    3. Tacodidra


      @DivineGuard1000 Of course! :mlp_yeehaa: Here's one for you! :kindness:


    4. DivineGuard1000
  7. Above average conditions are in the forecast tonight. Hmmm, which telescope do I want to use? :huh:

    And which planet? Jupiter or Saturn? I don't think I can pull an all nighter  :orly:

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    2. Valencia


      Oh! I meant to tell you, dryer sheets keep mosquitos away! They hate the smell :squee: maybe that'll help :3 

    3. Tacodidra


      Sounds like you'll have a wonderful night! :yay: And I'm repeating myself here, but Twilight looks so cute with her telescope... :wub:

    4. Twilight Luna

      Twilight Luna

      @Ultraviolet Phosphor Silly Twily. She has her notebook and charts ready. ^_^

  8. Lack of sleep is catching up to me. :orly:

    Good night, everypony! 

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    2. Valencia


      rest well, sweet stargazer  :mlp_rarity::kindness:

    3. ChB


      Good night, Phosphor! :) 

    4. Lucky Bolt

      Lucky Bolt

      Nighty night :D

  9. *lurks around

    Lovely sketches  :grin:

    1. Rocco


      Thanks Lurk pone! I haven't drawn in quite some time I'm afraid, but the complement is still very much so welcomed!^_^

  10. I want to be more social on here. I have quite the Fluttershy streak in me  :blush:

    Well, maybe not quite that bad  ^_^


    1. Berry-Bliss-Sundae


      hahahhaha we are already two, they call me bubbly but still I do not speak much! :D

    2. Tacodidra


      I was like Fluttershy when I joined, then suddenly Pinkie took over! :pinkie: But Fluttershy is quite adorable, there's nothing wrong with being like her. ;)

      Apple Bloom is still the pony I associate the most with you, though! :catface:

  11. Jupiter was low in altitude (20°) around midnight, but the images came out decent. One of Jupiter's moons is visible in the video clip. I would rate the atmospheric turbulence as "average". I didn't run into anymore glitches in the new computer, so I'm happy and so is Twilight.  :yay:

    Definitely going to bed early tonight. :orly:



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    2. Twilight Luna

      Twilight Luna

      That is awesome! You and Twilight did an amazing job. :yay:

    3. Ultraviolet Phosphor

      Ultraviolet Phosphor

      @Valencia, Thank you!  :grin:  More to come as gas giant season has begun ^_^

      @Twilight Luna, Thanks! Twilight will be making a couple improvements to my large telescope in the coming weeks. Gotta get that tracking system buttery smooth  :o

    4. Twilight Luna

      Twilight Luna

      She’s the mare for the job. :proud:

  12. A Falconbrony? Nice to meet ya!  :fluttershy:

    Saints fan here  :please:

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    1. FalconBrony


      ruh roh we're in no man's land now :laugh:

      i can't help but cringe every time i see that play. Absolutely haunting lol. But was still a good game to watch tbh

      Anyway, nice to meet you too! :D

    2. Ultraviolet Phosphor

      Ultraviolet Phosphor

      He he. Now we just need to find a Buccaneer pony to pick on  ^_^

    3. FalconBrony


      most definitely! :please:

  13. Some flowers for ya'll to enjoy  :grin:

    Can't wait for my Magnolias to open up! They smell so good!  

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    2. Lucky Bolt

      Lucky Bolt

      I love Magnolias! We used to have a Magnolia tree in our yard before we moved last. I agree they do smell wonderful. ^_^

    3. Tacodidra


      I wish I could smell them... :mellow: But the pictures are very beautiful once again! :pinkie:

    4. Sondash Studios

      Sondash Studios

      I swear anyone would be willing to hire you as a photographer!B)

  14. I spent the last several hours installing all the software I use for astrophotography, on a faster computer. I can finally retire my laptop and not be limited by USB 2.0 speeds.  :yay:

    Will have to wait til tomorrow to test it out on Jupiter. I'm too tired and there's a few clouds hanging around.  :orly:

    1. Tacodidra


      Yay! :yay: I hope you get some amazing new pictures! :pinkie:

    2. Berry-Bliss-Sundae


      I'm not very passionate about astronomy but I really like to read your publications about it, I feel like I'm learning a little! :yay:  By the way, I'm glad you have a more sophisticated equip, I hope it brings you better results from now on! :mlp_grin:

    3. Ultraviolet Phosphor

      Ultraviolet Phosphor

      Thank you!  :grin:

       I have yet to utilize the full capability of my largest telescope. It takes unbelievably calm nights to do that. Hopefully the faster frame rates of my cameras will help me get there.  

  15. Ahh, new phosphors. I glow so much brighter now  ^_^

    1. Tacodidra


      That's a nice and fitting new name! :D Is it a pacific glow, or a cozy glow, by any chance? :ooh:

    2. Ultraviolet Phosphor

      Ultraviolet Phosphor

      @Tacodidra, phosphor coated pony :grin:

      It randomly popped up in my head a few minutes ago. :mlp_laugh:

    3. Lord Valtasar

      Lord Valtasar

      ultra-violet could also refer to how violet Twilight is, so it has a double meaning, i approve

  16. Happy Birthday!  :yay:

  17. I really need to stop going to the store when I'm hungry. It's never "just a couple items".  ^_^

    1. Twilight Luna

      Twilight Luna

      Doing that never ends well. ^_^

    2. Ultraviolet Phosphor
    3. Rikifive


      Oh yes, oh yes it's not a good idea. :laugh:

  18. @TheTaZe has gone purple!

    Congrats on becoming a moderator, bro  :squee:

    1. TheTaZe


      Thanks, my dude! :fluttershy:


  19. That banner!

    I LOVE it!   :wub:

    1. Lucky Bolt

      Lucky Bolt

      I know right! 

  20. Well, that was a short session. I didn't sleep good at all last night and it's catching up to me. :orly:

    Good night, everypony  :fluttershy:

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    2. Totally Lyra

      Totally Lyra

      Goodnight Phosphor! I hope tonight's rest is better. :fluttershy:

    3. Deae Rising Shine~
    4. Tacodidra


      Good night, my friend! :grin: Sleep well! :kindness:

  21. Happy Birthday to you, @Dreambiscuit!  :balloon:


    1. Dreambiscuit


      Ooh, party canon! I can see you know the fine art of partying, Pinkie style! :pinkie:

      Thank you!!

  22. Cat Cooler  :catface:

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    1. Twilight and Starlight
    2. Twilight Luna

      Twilight Luna

      Neat! Is Twily lending you a hoof? :ooh:

    3. Ultraviolet Phosphor

      Ultraviolet Phosphor

      @Twilight Luna, you bet! Somepony has to help me swap the filters on the camera  ^_^