Ultraviolet Phosphor

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  • Birthday October 14

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  1. Time for me to hit the hay. Good night everypony!

     

    apple bloom sleeping.jpg

  2. It's been a while since I've booped any snoots. *Boops @Deerie, @Blivy, @Super Splashee, @Princess of Hearts ❤️❤️, @Pastel Heart, @CatCat, @Twilight Luna, @Mirage, @Twiggy, @DivineBlur1000, @Sondash Studios, @Derpy Pon-3, @Js250476, @Sparklefan1234, @Yoshi89, @CloudMistDragon, @lyrabetes3939, @Totally Nyx, @TheTaZe, @Lucky Bolt, @Kyoshi, @Tacodidra, @Rikifive, @SpittyPie2005, @Bastian, @Celtore, @StarrySkyDash, @Flutterstep, @Partialgeek514, @Stone Cold Steve Tuna, @Duality, @Ninja Pizza BatCat, @Dark Horse, @EpicEnergy, @Muffinnz, @RaraLover, @Treeglow Flicker and @Midnight Solace
  3. Happy early birthday to ya, Randimaxis!  :kirin:

  4. Clematis flower in visible, UV, and Near IR light. Enjoy!  :grin:

    Clematis_Vis 2.jpg

    Clematis_UV 2 (2).jpg

    Clematis_NIR 2.jpg

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    2. Ultraviolet Phosphor

      Ultraviolet Phosphor

      Not this one. It's a DSLR that had its factory filter removed.

      I do have a camera that operates in the midwave infrared region: 2000nm-5000nm. You can see both reflected and thermal IR. It's the size of a broadcast camera tho.  :sealed:

    3. lyrabetes3939

      lyrabetes3939

      Amazing photography as always! B)

    4. Sondash Studios

      Sondash Studios

      Awesome! The last one looks very pretty and attractive!:D

  5. About late 20's for me. Started noticing certain joints aching more often, most likely due to all those years working at a small engine shop. I'm 30 and so far only have 3 gray hairs. Hope it stays that way for a while
  6. I use it on my computer and also wear amber glasses when it's near bedtime.
  7. I think I saw these satellites just after twilight yesterday. There was a string of them passing above Venus.  :huh:

    https://www.theverge.com/2020/3/24/21190273/spacex-starlink-satellite-internet-constellation-astronomy-coating

  8. Have you done any stargazing with Matt lately?  :ooh:

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    2. Lucky Bolt

      Lucky Bolt

      Wait...on the ground? :wacko:

    3. Ultraviolet Phosphor

      Ultraviolet Phosphor

      I saw it by placing my hand in front of my shirt, which is white. The ground here is mostly grass, which is probably too dark to notice any shadows. It's not much, but it's still cool to see it  :kirin: 

    4. Lucky Bolt

      Lucky Bolt

      That's so cool! I didn't even think that was possible. Well I just realized how NOT dark the skies around here are. :o Still fun to go out and stargaze though, even if it's just a little bit of stars I'm able to see. It's so relaxing. :catface:

  9. It was quite hot today, but this was definitely worth it. My 16" telescope performed very well in UV, as predicted. The UV images of Venus are much sharper than those from the Celestron C8. :yay: 

    If anypony is interested, I will add a post comparing the images with an explanation of why there's a difference. It'll be in the nonpony artwork thread.

    Enjoy!  :BrightMacContent:

     

    Ven_SW16_UV_No Barlow_3-26-2020.jpg

    Ven_SW16_UV_1.5X Barlow_3-26-2020.jpg

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    2. Ultraviolet Phosphor

      Ultraviolet Phosphor

      @DivineBlur1000, I almost had a good pic of the thin crescent moon yesterday evening. I was walking to the field down the road and saw it. By the time I walked back to grab my camera, it had already set below the trees. Next time  :P 

      @Princess of Hearts ❤️❤️, Cloud details on Venus are only visible in the UV spectrum. Otherwise, the planet appears plain white. Like this:

      Ven_C8_NIR_3-19-2020.jpg

    3. Princess of Hearts ❤️❤️

      Princess of Hearts ❤️❤️

      Is that visibility only in UV due to the composition of Venus’s clouds and atmosphere?

    4. Ultraviolet Phosphor

      Ultraviolet Phosphor

      @Princess of Hearts ❤️❤️: Yep. The UV absorber could be sufuric acid in the clouds.

  10. Social distancing: Not a problem here!  :fluttershy:

    Some pics of my rural property:

    • First two Images shot w/ Schott RG1000 Near IR filter
    • Last image with Hoya U340 Ultraviolet filter

    Hope everypony is doing well!  :BrightMacContent:

    Waterfall_NIR_3-25-2020.jpg

    Clouds_NIR_3-25-2020.jpg

    Flower_Vis_3-25-2020.jpg

    Flower_UV_3-25-2020.jpg

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    2. Pastel Heart
    3. Lucky Bolt

      Lucky Bolt

      Ooh that's so pretty! You're living the dream! :wub:

    4. Bastian

      Bastian

      Its been a while since I took pictures of the wild. Yours are really good!:pinkie:

  11. Quite sleepy, even tho I took a 3 hour nap earlier today.
  12. It's late and I don't have to go to bed on time. Feels kinda weird not having to go in to work tomorrow.  :huh:

    I do have a lot of stuff to do at the other place, so I probably won't be on much this week. Have a good night and I'll see ya next time. :grin:

    1. Lucky Bolt
    2. Tacodidra

      Tacodidra

      Good luck with all that stuff, my friend! :kindness: See you soon! :)

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