Jayling

Jayling

Tonight we have the neighbors of Saturn & the Moon low over in the SW sky, filmed with the Nikon P1000. Mars did finally show once I switched cameras to the Canon 80D for the still pictures, but after getting a few photos and then switching over to video mode, the Canon froze up on me. It wasn't that cold out yet, was a bit above freezing, so I'm not sure what happened. The same thing happened to the P1000 about a week ago - chilly gremlins at work.

5:31pm to 5:41pm Sunday Nov 11th, 2018, NE Ohio, 36°F (2°C)

~Jayling
(Ohio is in the Eastern Time Zone)

-Nikon P1000 with 125x optical zoom & 500x digital zoom
-Atomos Ninja Flame 7" 4K Field Monitor/Recorder
-Canon 80D with Tamron 18-400mm Lens
-SkySafari Pro app
-Benro Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs C373T
-Benro BV8H Fluid Video Head

A pleasant surprise to see some Sunspots once again. Sorry for the audio issues, my batteries had died on the external mic during filming.

2:45pm to 3:10pm Sunday Nov 11th, 2018, NE Ohio, SW Sky

~Jayling
(Ohio is in the Eastern Time Zone)

-Nikon P1000 with 125x optical zoom & 500x digital zoom
-Atomos Ninja Flame 7" 4K Field Monitor/Recorder
-B&W ND Filters, 10 Stop & 6 Stop Stacked for Solar Viewing
-B&W UV Haze Filter
-SkySafari Pro app
-Benro Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs C373T
-Benro BV8H Fluid Video Head

We seem to have a lot of moisture in the atmosphere so the planets were kind of watery tonight. Saturn was setting over in the SW and Mars was rising over in the SSE sky. Filmed with the Canon 80D & Tamron 18-400mm lens, plus the Kenko 1.4x teleconverter, and recorded on the Atomos Ninja Flame.

6:04pm to 6:26pm Wednesday Nov 7th, 2018, NE Ohio, 41°F (5°C)

~Jayling
(Ohio is in the Eastern Time Zone)

-Canon 80D with Tamron 18-400mm Lens
-Kenko 1.4x Teleplus Teleconverter
-Atomos Ninja Flame 7" 4K Field Monitor/Recorder
-SkySafari Pro app
-Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod
-Manfrotto MVH500AH Fluid Video Head

Clear blue skies, that is until I came outside to begin filming - then the clouds popped up and marched right in front of the Sun (lol)

1:41pm to 1:52pm, Wednesday Nov 7th, 2018, NE Ohio, 56°F (13°C) - SW Sky

~Jayling
(Ohio is in the Eastern Time Zone)

-Nikon P1000 with 125x optical zoom & 500x digital zoom
-Atomos Ninja Flame 7" 4K Field Monitor/Recorder
-B&W ND Filters, 10 Stop & 6 Stop Stacked for Solar Viewing
-B&W UV Haze Filter
-SkySafari Pro app
-Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod
-Manfrotto MVH500AH Fluid Video Head

Clear blue skies, that is until I came outside to begin filming - then the clouds popped up and marched right in front of the Sun (lol)

1:41pm to 1:52pm, Wednesday Nov 7th, 2018, NE Ohio, 56°F (13°C) - SW Sky

~Jayling
(Ohio is in the Eastern Time Zone)

-Nikon P1000 with 125x optical zoom & 500x digital zoom
-Atomos Ninja Flame 7" 4K Field Monitor/Recorder
-B&W ND Filters, 10 Stop & 6 Stop Stacked for Solar Viewing
-B&W UV Haze Filter
-SkySafari Pro app
-Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod
-Manfrotto MVH500AH Fluid Video Head

We've been socked in with a solid gray blanket above us for about 9 days now but finally there was a break. Mars and Saturn were the only participants tonight, along with a bit of strangeness. Saturn was coming in fine but then all of a sudden it couldn't be focused even though by eye there weren't any clouds passing over it. It didn't make sense so I don't know what happened. Then all of a sudden flashing lights went below Saturn, but they seemed to just appear out of nowhere without any flashing beforehand. They were heading right to left but there wasn't even a faint flicker seen by eye.

6:34pm to 7:15pm Saturday November 3rd, 2018, NE Ohio, 36°F (2°C) - SSE & SW Sky

~Jayling
(Ohio is in the Eastern Time Zone)

-Canon 80D with Tamron 18-400mm Lens
-Kenko 1.4x Teleplus HD Teleconverter
-Atomos Ninja Flame 7" 4K Field Monitor/Recorder
-SkySafari Pro app
-Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod
-Manfrotto MVH500AH Fluid Video Head

It was quite cold out, 28°F (-2°C), and the Nikon P1000 froze up on me 3 separate times during this short 15 minute shoot. It happened when taking photos, the zoom wouldn't work, no manual settings could be changed - I had to keep turning the camera on and off to reset it. I never had that problem with the P900 in even colder weather and for longer periods of time, so this is concerning.

It was interesting getting the exact phase of the 99.2% lit Moon rising in the East on Tuesday Oct 23, 2018 at 7:37pm and then seeing it at the same phase 2 days later as it was setting in the West at 7:11am Thursday Oct 25, 2018. The rotation of our 'mesa & light beam' area was rotated about halfway down.

Oh, and it was nice to get Sirius over in the SW sky again. :)

7:01am to 7:15am Thursday Oct 25, 2018, NE Ohio, 28°F (-2°C)

~Jayling
(Ohio is in the Eastern Time Zone)

-Nikon P1000 with 125x optical zoom & 500x digital zoom
-Atomos Ninja Flame 7" 4K Field Monitor/Recorder
-Nikon P900 with 83x optical zoom & 166x digital zoom
-SkySafari Pro app
-Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod
-Manfrotto MVH500AH Fluid Video Head

There were so many winged flybys tonight I lost count (lol). The 99.2% Moon was rising over in the East, with Saturn coming out poorly in the mucky sky over in the SW, and then Mars jogging along in the SSE.

7:26pm to 7:54pm Tuesday Oct 23, 2018, NE Ohio, 43°F

~Jayling
(Ohio is in the Eastern Time Zone)

-Nikon P1000 with 125x optical zoom & 500x digital zoom
-Atomos Ninja Flame 7" 4K Field Monitor/Recorder
-SkySafari Pro app
-Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod
-Manfrotto MVH500AH Fluid Video Head

Boy, it was a hard slog trying to find Saturn tonight. It was crazy, the sky was clear and it was dark enough out but it took forever to pop up tonight. Anyway, we start with Mars in the SSE sky, then over to the 70% Moon (which looked fine to me), and then after much searching & waiting Saturn decided to show up in the SW.

6:52pm to 7:16pm Thursday Oct 18, 2018, NE Ohio, 48°F

~Jayling
(Ohio is in the Eastern Time Zone)

-Nikon P1000 with 125x optical zoom & 500x digital zoom
-Atomos Ninja Flame 7" 4K Field Monitor/Recorder
-SkySafari Pro app
-Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod
-Manfrotto MVH500AH Fluid Video Head

There's supposed to be a Sunspot still around but I couldn't find it. The Taurid and Orionid Meteors Showers will be this weekend, October 20th & 21st, 2018. So we'll be passing through the debris trails of Halley's Comet and Comet Encke. Clear viewing to you. :)

Nemesis Maturity Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqre_hDLCqE

3:43pm Thursday Oct 18, 2018, NE Ohio, 59°F - SW Sky

~Jayling
(Ohio is in the Eastern Time Zone)

-Nikon P1000 with 125x optical zoom & 500x digital zoom
-Atomos Ninja Flame 7" 4K Field Monitor/Recorder
-B&W ND Filters, 10 Stop & 6 Stop Stacked for Solar Viewing
-B&W UV Haze Filter
-SkySafari Pro app
-Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod
-Manfrotto MVH500AH Fluid Video Head

Lawnmower night again! (lol).

The Crescent Moon was partners tonight with Saturn over in the SW sky. Those clouds near the end were tripping me out, it almost seemed like a bubble around the moon or a spotlight projection on top of it, even a bit of holographic matrix muckery, though may have been from my settings - but still :)

6:57pm to 7:14pm Sunday Oct 14, 2018, NE Ohio, 55°F

~Jayling
(Ohio is in the Eastern Time Zone)

-Nikon P1000 with 125x optical zoom & 500x digital zoom
-Atomos Ninja Flame 7" 4K Field Monitor/Recorder
-SkySafari Pro app
-Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod
-Manfrotto MVH500AH Fluid Video Head

3:29pm to 3:48pm Sunday Oct 14, 2018, NE Ohio, 71°F - SW Sky

~Jayling
(Ohio is in the Eastern Time Zone)

-Nikon P1000 with 125x optical zoom & 500x digital zoom
-Atomos Ninja Flame 7" 4K Field Monitor/Recorder
-B&W ND Filters, 10 Stop & 6 Stop Stacked for Solar Viewing
-B&W UV Haze Filter
-Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod
-Manfrotto MVH500AH Fluid Video Head

After being shutout for the last 5 days with dense cloud cover, there was a brief opening for a look at the moon. Around 4:17 in, there was this strange flyby that flew left to right below the moon. It didn't appear to be a bird as I saw no flapping wings, and it even looked like it sped up. According to n2yo.com, the ISS should've been behind me around this time over in the NW, then curving to the NE with the pass ending over in the SE. Maybe it was the Space Station after-all but was zipping around off course (lol).

6:27pm to 6:49pm Saturday Oct 13, 2018, NE Ohio, 48°F - SW Sky

~Jayling
(Ohio is in the Eastern Time Zone)

-Nikon P1000 with 125x optical zoom & 500x digital zoom
-Atomos Ninja Flame 7" 4K Field Monitor/Recorder
-SkySafari Pro app
-Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod
-Manfrotto MVH500AH Fluid Video Head

Heya Huyk, we have more to write Nikon! (lol)

Testing of the Nikon ML-L7 remote without the hdmi plugged in (because it won't work at all that way). When in Movie Manual Mode during recording, and the MF/AF dial is set to MF, the Zoom does work but the Focus does not. Switching over to M or A Mode, dial still on MF, record, both the zoom & focus DO work. Strange. Hopefully all this can be fixed in a firmware update.

Using 2 cameras tonight, the Nikon P1000 and the Canon 80D with the Tamron 18-400mm lens for Mars in the SSE and Saturn in the Southern sky. It looked like we had 3 blips of light around Saturn and their position appears to be of the Moons. Photos taken on the Canon. Screenshots from the Sky Safari Pro app on the iPad.

7:06pm to 8:03pm, Monday Oct 8, 2018, NE Ohio, 80°F

~Jayling
(Ohio is in the Eastern Time Zone)

-Nikon P1000 with 125x optical zoom & 500x digital zoom
-Canon 80D with Tamron 18-400mm Lens
-Atomos Ninja Flame 7" 4K Field Monitor/Recorder
-SkySafari Pro app
(Testing):
-ProAm USA Tripod and Fluid Video Heads
(Usual Setup):
-Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod
-Manfrotto MVH500AH Fluid Video Head

Only 2 planets this evening along with a slew of shaky, jerky, out of focus crap left in because I'm weary of all the calls of 'FAKE!' Many skywatchers edit their videos to not only shorten them but to take out all the unpleasant jitters and focus problems that we have when zooming in so far. Quite a few of us don't have an electronic equatorial mount so camera shake is a problem especially when physically dialing in the focus by hand - hence the need for editing.

Anyway, footage is pretty nasty tonight so I'd give it a pass and watch something else (lol).

7:08pm to 7:55pm Saturday Oct 6, 2018, NE Ohio, 77°F - Mars in the SSE and Saturn in the South, Jupiter was a no-show in the SW

~Jayling
(Ohio is in the Eastern Time Zone)

-Nikon P1000 with 125x optical zoom & 500x digital zoom
-Atomos Ninja Flame 7" 4K Field Monitor/Recorder
-SkySafari Pro app
-Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod
-Manfrotto MVH500AH Fluid Video Head

Apologies for the poor quality & shakiness but I was trying out a new equipment setup which caused some headaches. Anyway, Sirius and Orion returned. for me! Yeah, they've been in the morning sky for awhile now but it's seldom I get up that time of day to capture them.

The 17% Waning Crescent Moon was high up about 36° above the horizon in the ESE sky, with Sirius and Orion over in the southern sky.

6:44am to 7:03am, Friday Oct 5, 2018, NE Ohio, 44°F

~Jayling
(Ohio is in the Eastern Time Zone)

-Nikon P1000 with 125x optical zoom & 500x digital zoom
-Atomos Ninja Flame 7" 4K Field Monitor/Recorder
-SkySafari Pro app
-Testing of the ProAm USA Tripod & Video Head
(My usual setup:)
-Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod
-Manfrotto MVH500AH Fluid Video Head

A new set of Sunspots popped up today - finally! :)

I didn't explain well my references about unknown planetary objects in our solar system, What I've done is a lot of experimentation and testing with a variety of cameras and lenses, in trying to understand what I've been catching and others too. In my opinion, they are camera anomalies, flares, and reflections from the many glass elements inside of the cameras and lenses. An important part of testing is to change settings, pan and tilt the video head, clean the lenses, among numerous things, to see what effect each camera produces.

I'm still under the belief that there are other unknown planetary bodies in our solar system, and have thought that way for decades now - also that we're probably in a binary star system. I haven't found them yet, but am always on the hunt. Just my own personal thoughts and theories. :)

4:15pm to 4:35pm Saturday Sept 29, 2018, NE Ohio, 73°F - WSW Sky

~Jayling
(Ohio is in the Eastern Time Zone)

-Nikon P1000 with 125x optical zoom & 500x digital zoom
-Orion Glass Solar Filter
-B&W ND Filters, 10 Stop & 6 Stop Stacked for Solar Viewing
-B&W UV Haze Filter
-SkySafari Pro app
-Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod
-Manfrotto MVH500AH Fluid Video Head

Not a whole lot of good footage tonight - it looked like we were peering through a bowlful of water. Jupiter was setting in the SW, Saturn scooting sideways in the South, and Mars rising over in the SSE.

7:28pm to 8pm, Friday Sept 28, 2018, NE Ohio, 64°F

~Jayling
(Ohio is in the Eastern Time Zone)

-Nikon P1000 with 125x optical zoom & 500x digital zoom
-Atomos Ninja Flame 7" 4K Field Monitor/Recorder
-SkySafari Pro app
-Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod
-Manfrotto MVH500AH Fluid Video Head
-B&W ND Filters, 10 Stop & 6 Stop Stacked for Solar Viewing
-B&W UV Haze Filter

Please be Forewarned - there are a lot of expletives in tonight's video from a cranky old lady. If swearing bothers you, this would be a good one to pass by.

I would like to thank the wonderful folks who have left kind comments and words of encouragement - you're greatly appreciated. There are so many responses now it's nearly impossible to keep up, so our normal banter seems to be at an end - sorry, dear ones it was a fun ride. Also apologies for the length of the video.

The 99% Moon was rising in the ESE, with Jupiter descending in the SW, while Saturn finally faded into view, scooting sideways in the southern sky and tricky Mars gave me headaches over in the SE but we finally got the little bugger.

7:38pm to 8:23pm Sunday Sept 23, 2018, NE Ohio, 64°F

~Jayling
(Ohio is in the Eastern Time Zone)

-Nikon P1000 with 125x optical zoom & 500x digital zoom
-Atomos Ninja Flame 7" 4K Field Monitor/Recorder
-SkySafari Pro app
-Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod
-Manfrotto MVH500AH Fluid Video Head

Good evening and welcome over! There's been an influx of hundreds of new folks over here the last 2 days and all I can say is - wow! (lol) I would like to ask for your cooperation though - please leave the flat earth/sphere earth remarks at the door. I've seen so many channels taken over with hateful remarks spewing forth from one side to the other and I really don't want that here. We have so many kind and thoughtful people on this channel I'd like to keep it light. I hope you understand. Thanks so much. :)

Anyway! Tonight we have a 69% lit Moon over in the SSE, a low setting Jupiter in the SW, Saturn over in the South and Mars in the SE sky

By the way, the nifty bluetooth Nikon remote ML-L7 doesn't work when the hdmi cable is plugged into an external monitor. aargh! (lol). Hopefully that'll get fixed in a firmware update (crossing my fingers). Zooming in and using the remote to focus is nice but I can't even use it since my camera is hooked up to the external monitor via hdmi. I will say that the remote is cheaply made with those squishy buttons, just my opinion though, and that's going to make it difficult to navigate in the dark.

7:39pm to 8:15pm, Tuesday Sept 18, 2018, NE Ohio, 76°F

~Jayling
(Ohio is in the Eastern Time Zone)

-Nikon P1000 with 125x optical zoom & 500x digital zoom
-Atomos Ninja Flame 7" 4K Field Monitor/Recorder
-Sky Safari Pro app

I was quite pleased tonight to get all 3 planets of Jupiter, Saturn & Mars with the P1000 using Manual Movie Mode, Manual Focus, ISO 400 upward, Shutter Speed varied. I did have to go out right as the sun had set so the sky was lighter out then and still couldn't see Saturn on the monitor, which is problematic.

New Azden SMX-30 stereo/mono microphone which has an automatic power on/off.

Still no solution for the lack of audio on the Atomos Ninja Flame.

7:57pm to 8:25pm Saturday Sept 15, 2018, NE Ohio, 89°F - SW, South & SE Sky

~Jayling
(Ohio is in the Eastern Time Zone)

-Nikon P1000 with 125x Optical Zoom & 500x Digital Zoom

I was quite pleased tonight to get all 3 planets of Jupiter, Saturn & Mars with the P1000 using Manual Movie Mode, Manual Focus, ISO 400 upward, Shutter Speed varied. I did have to go out right as the sun had set so the sky was lighter out then and still couldn't see Saturn on the monitor, which is problematic.

New Azden SMX-30 stereo/mono microphone which has an automatic power on/off.

Still no solution for the lack of audio on the Atomos Ninja Flame.

7:57pm to 8:25pm Saturday Sept 15, 2018, NE Ohio, 89°F - SW, South & SE Sky

~Jayling
(Ohio is in the Eastern Time Zone)

-Nikon P1000 with 125x Optical Zoom & 500x Digital Zoom

I am so sorry for the length, I know everyone's time is precious so dislike taking up too much of yours, but I had a lot to get through tonight. I've been having a frustrating experience with the Nikon P1000 so far. Some may be because of a learning curve for this old gal but there's quite a few negatives which has me rethinking this purchase. (I know me and I'm pretty sure I'll be keeping it lol).

After reading the specs and watching so much of the pre-release videos, I thought this would be my Canon 80D on Zoom Steroids, so my expectations were quite high, but that's on me.

A major improvement I was looking forward to was being able to record onto an external monitor/recorder - and that was my first extremely frustrating experience. I can't get the audio to pass through to the Ninja Flame. I worked hours upon hours on this to no avail. The camera was set to the clean HDMI out settings, I swapped out my Pearstone 4k micro hdmi cable with a different one - no go. The Flame doesn't recognize the camera but did at least know it was an hdmi device with 1080p, so at least it could record the video portion, but no audio even though the audio levels would move on the recorder. I tried changing the audio options on the Ninja, used the internal and external mics on the camera - but still it's been a no go. A search of the internet didn't bring up anything either. Frustrating. If anyone has a solution for this please let me know, I'd appreciate it greatly. :)

Then there's the audio from the onboard camera - it's horrible! I thought it'd be more similar to the P900's which I didn't think was awful, not the greatest but still usable, but on the P1000 it is atrocious. I realize that camera mics generally suck, but this was far worse than I had anticipated. A nice feature on the P1000 is being able to hook up an external mic, of which I did.

Now on Thursday evening I had tried to get Mars and Saturn but that was such a frustrating experience. I couldn't even see Saturn on the monitor no matter what settings I used, even at the highest ISO - it was pure luck that I eventually was able to get it. This would be my first experience with the super duper zoom of 3,000mm (x4 for 12,000mm), and the quality was so poor at the highest end for the photos they were unusable. The video part didn't come out too bad though. With Mars I had the same issues with the quality of the photos and the video was equally as bad. I basically use the same manual settings on all the other cameras, a slight change here and there, but even making drastic changes didn't help. This could be old lady error too, except the image quality at the highest end not being suitable at all - just my opinion though.

Nikon uses a NRW raw file for this camera and my favorite editing software didn't recognize it. I did attempt to use Nikon's software but found it lacking. I really like the on1photo raw program and hope they support this soon.

I have to admit that the bulk of this camera is almost too big for my hands. The weight isn't horrible but it's not something I'd be able to use handheld like the P900, but the girth of this thing is massive. I do have a hard time just lifting it off the table and must use 2 hands.

I was surprised that the highest ISO was only 6400 as I was hoping for higher. There are little niggles of which ISO setting can be used during video depending on what settings, etc are used.

Menu diving to turn hdmi on or off can be a pain when switching from Movie to any other mode. Might need to try a User setting for that, if it's possible.

Anyway, I know this may sound like nitpicking and do apologize if coming across that way - it's just been a frustrating experience so far. Now onto the positives - it takes incredible pictures & video during the daylight. I think they're better than the P900, just my opinion though. These types of cameras do have trouble in low light.

Oh my, I've written an essay already and didn't even touch on Hurricane Florence - sorry! Anyway, there was a 31% Crescent Moon tonight, which is now tomorrow! (lol).

8:10pm to 9:02pm Friday Sept 14, 2018, NE Ohio, 78°F - SW Sky

~Jayling
(Ohio is in the Eastern Time Zone)

-Nikon P1000
-Atomos Ninja Flame 7" 4K Field Monitor/Recorder
-Nikon P900 with 83x optical zoom & 166x digital zoom
-B&W ND Filters, 10 Stop & 6 Stop Stacked for Solar Viewing

Jewel (J7409's) channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qqz5LFywdY&feature=em-uploademail

Jewel lives in Beaufort County North Carolina along the Pamlico River

~Jayling
(Ohio is in the Eastern Time Zone)

Jewel (J7409's) channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qqz5LFywdY&feature=em-uploademail

Jewel lives in Beaufort County North Carolina along the Pamlico River

~Jayling
(Ohio is in the Eastern Time Zone)

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With all the unusual activity that takes place up in our skies, along with the beauty up yonder, I wanted to keep a record of what's happening here in NE Ohio where I live (41° latitude). I've grown distrustful of 'official' sources and their cgi/photoshopping crap, so I began uploading my videos to here, but also to YouTube. This is my DiversityJ channel over at YT -- https://www.youtube.com/user/DiversityJ/videos

(sadly, vid.me is closing it's doors as of Dec 15, 2017, so all our content over there will be gone shortly)

Clean, fresh, blue skies to us all! :)